Popphoto has published a new review on the Sony RX1. They rate IQ as “extremely high” and resolution as “excellent”. Also color accuracy as “extremely high”. They do have very picky set of eyes though – they determined that amount of noise level at ISO6400 is deemed unacceptable. Check this review out!
Their bottom line: It’s hard to compare the Sony RX1 to other cameras because it really is unique. As such, it carries a hefty price tag. For significantly less money, you could opt for the Sony Alpha NEX-7 ($1,198, street, body only) paired with the new E-mount 35mm f/1.8 OSS lens ($448, street). You’d end up with the same pixel count (though notably less measured resolution in our tests), better noise performance, and better color accuracy. You’d also have a built-in OLED EVF and the versatility of swappable lenses.
But you wouldn’t have the world’s first full-frame compact. And when it comes to a camera like this, you may find that even more alluring.