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Sony RX1 samples pt.1

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I have just spent another two weeks or so with the Sony RX1. My mind is essentially unchanged from the initial review - the camera is incredible. I am starting to really consider getting the EVF but the $450 price stops me every time. I don’t think it’s completely necessary (thanks to the very bright display) but I’ve been fighting my habit of looking for the viewfinder. Other than that, shooting with the camera is enjoyable and natural.

One of the few annoyances is the inability to customize camera sounds. You can either turn off all operational sounds or turn everything on. I like having a quiet auto focus beep but like to turn off the fake shutter sound but the Sony doesn’t offer such granular controls. My Fuji X100 had separate controls for operational and shutter sounds.

Like before, these are just random captures from the neighborhood. I have a trip to Korea/Japan planned in April so you’ll have to wait a bit more for truly interesting photos. Nevertheless, I tried to get a nice variety in here in various lighting situations. Some people have also been asking me about video performance. I honestly haven’t had much experience with it so I'll do another post in a few weeks demonstrating its capability.

 
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The RX1 is better at almost everything than the Fuji X100 except for color. Fujifilm has an almost pastel-like rendition with bright, soft and playful colors. Sony is much more mature and deep. Some may actually prefer Sony's colors but I do honestly believe that nobody beats the color palettes of Fuji cameras. One of the most brilliant features of the X100 was its great low-light performance. Lots of people said that the RX1 had amazing low-light performance so I was quite exciting to test it out. To be honest, it’s better but not that much different from the X100. The Lamborghini is shot at 6400 and the trees at 12800. Impressive? Yes. Mind blowing? Not quite.

 
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