Canon Pixma Pro-10
Sony RX-1 with optical viewfinder

Sony RX1 camera review

Yep that’s right, I finally got time to put down my thoughts for a Sony RX1 camera review – the small camera with a big sensor. So here we go.

When I reviewed the NEX-7 last year, I said the camera was defined by Sony’s attention to what its customers were asking for. The RX1 is a little different. Nobody was expecting a full-frame compact camera with a fixed lens. Not really. With a 35mm f2 Zeiss lens, the same superb 24 megapixel sensor as the Nikon D600 and a body not much bigger than a point-and shoot, the RX1 was an exercise in the possible.

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Fuji X-Pro1
Nikon V1 with 10mm f2.8 lens

Sony NEX-7 Review Part 2: Shooting & Image Quality

SONY NEX-7, f/8 @ 55 mm, 1/100,ISO 100

I said in Part One that Sony listened to shooters. As a result, the Sony is great to shoot with. You have all the information you need (maybe too much information) in the viewfinder, and you can adjust aperture and exposure compensation without leaving the frame or missing the action. Continue reading

NEX-7 with Zeiss 24mm f1.8

Sony NEX-7 Review Part 1: Construction and handling

My Sony NEX-7 arrived about two months ago. I don’t know how I got one – production of this mythical camera has been reduced to a trickle since the floods in Thailand delayed its launch, and it won’t really start shipping in earnest till March. Somewhere between Christmas and New Year my obsessive checking of stock status paid off and I beat all those people who put their families first for the holiday season. Suckers. Continue reading