Spotted in Mong Kok today.
Sony. Really? Plam size?
Actually Sony have been fucking up their spelling for a while. On the MTR in Wanchai coming out up to the immigration walk way there is a series of Sony ads for their new touchscreen laptop. Apparently it’s really good for “writting”: I haven’t managed to get a pic but if I do I shall send it over.
Be that as it may, the RX1 is supposed to be one bad-ass camera. Full frame point and shoot? Crimey! And Steve Huff camera of the year:
It looks amazing. It looks like the 2nd coming of cameras. But my goody-two-shoes! At $2800 (thats nearly $22K HK), it should come with a glass of lemonade and a monkey in a butler’s uniform. Thats a lot for a camera!
I think that given the market and given the competition, the price for this camera is reasonable. Keep in mind that a Leica with a 35mm lens will set you back at least 3 times as much, maybe 4. And that’s the market I think they’re going after.
The pros of the camera are obvious: full frame sensor in something that will fit in a jacket pocket, the lens is probably excellent, built-in flash that should actually be useful.
versus negatives, as I see them:
Actual cost of camera will probably be closer to US$4,000 by the time you buy an EVF, lens hood, spare battery, maybe a better thumb grip. At this price, I think the lens should have been F1.4 instead of F2.0. Shutter speed is limited at wider apertures (which won’t affect most people).
If I had a job, I’d probably be one of the first in line to buy this.
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