With the RX1 series Sony seems to be busy trying to prove to the world that is can make quality cameras as well as Nikon and Canon – since the market for the camera will be really small due to its high price at 180,000 INR. And yet it is a great camera, it has a spectacular 35mm sensor, which is truly large for its size.
The RX1-R is an adaption of the RX1. It is very small and light and like Nikon with the D800 E has been attempting recently, doesn’t support anti-aliasing. Thanks to that massive 35mm sensor in front, it can take very highly detailed photographs – this makes its great for nature and landscape photographers rather than portrait and architecture photographers.
A major short coming of having such a massive sensor is that the power drains away really quickly and Sony doesn’t provide extra batteries with the RX1-R. The RX1-R certainly proves that Sony has made huge advances in innovation for cameras. It is a great camera albeit very costly for how little it provides – but great innovation does have its price!