It is very hard for me to evaluate images in the field: a small screen and glare along with the Retina display of my MacBook Pro make it quite different from the 30" calibrated display—my usual experience and judgment are not “calibrated” to my laptop and thus cannot be brought to bear. However, my impressions of color, micro contrast and overall image quality of the Sony RX1R have me anticipating exceptional results.
Shown below is actual pixels from the Sony RX1R. Any camera would have difficulty with this material, but the RX1R has no anti-aliasing filter and it seems to have handled it well. Even cameras with anti-aliasing filters often produce moiré in such circumstances. Any lack of sharpness in small areas of this crop is depth of field (only).
I will be evaluating many aspects of imaging performance including sharpness and micro contrast, bokeh, numerous aperture series, color rendition, noise, dynamic range, ISO 100 vs ISO 200 and so on, and of course, usability and ergonomics and autofocus accuracy (impressively good it seems).