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Sony RX1R Review Coverage

The Sony RX1R arrives soon for review along with the latest FDA-EVM1K Electronic Viewfinder coverage to extend the existing review of the Sony RX1.

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With a 24-megapixel sensor having no anti-aliasing filter (RX1 has an AA filter), an interesting natural question arises: just how good an image can the Sony RX1R make with its purpose-built Zeiss 35mm f/2 lens*? Because a lens purposely designed for a specific sensor can be really outstanding.

Naturally most of my coverage will be about field examples and usability and it will extend my existing review of the Sony RX1.

But, there are comparisons that come to mind; these include the Leica M Typ 240 (that specific comparison into Guide to Leica specifically for Leica users considering Sony, not really the other way around) or a Canon 5D Mark III or Nikon D800E (likely cross post in DAP and Mirrorless), or for that matter, the superb 16-megapixel Ricoh GR (Mirrorless). I hope to find suitable subject(s) to really make a definitive study.

The DSLR is far from dead and immensely flexible, but new designs like the Ricoh GR and Sony RX1 and many others can supplant a DSLR for some shooting situations.

* The 35mm focal length is a popular one but too narrow a view for my all-around use. I wish Sony would offer it with a 28mm f/2 also or 24mm f/2.8.

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