Ronmartblog has published a new review on the Sony RX1. Unfortunately for the RX1, this reviewer isn’t really interested in a fixed focal length camera hence most of the complaints are pointing to this. The reviewer does describe the image quality as being excellent with its lens being as good as the best L lenses from Canon. The RX1 has great colors and great looking bokeh when shot at f/2.0. The RX1′s high ISO performances are also as as good as any DSLR available today. So if you are interested in a fixed focal length camera, the RX1 very likely to please you, otherwise skip over to your next research. Check this review out.
Their conclusion: Overall I’d have to say this is a great beginning, but not something I’m interested in at this time. I loved the image quality and I commend Sony for using such a great lens. However, I need a zoom lens on a form factor like this and this is one camera that I’d actually consider buying if it had interchangeable lenses.
It’s just lame being stuck at 35mm only at this day and age, so at this price point it’s more of a proof of concept camera than something I desire to own. Hopefully Sony will respond to feedback like this and come up with an interchangeable lens version or one that has a decent 24-100mm zoom. Current lens physics dictate that a 24-100mm on any full frame camera at a decent aperture (like f/4) would be roughly the same size as Canon or Nikons 24-70 2.8mm lenses, so it’s no wonder Sony chose to go with a 35mm prime, but that just doesn’t fly with me.
If you are someone who only uses 35mm and think that the only thing that matters is a combination of size and image quality, then this is the perfect camera for you. The RX1 has a brilliant sensor and a fantastic lens in a compact package so you won’t be disappointed.
Keep trying Sony – this was a great start!