I have been shooting with the RX1 for months now.
Also have been posting images and basically professing my LOVE for this camera all over the net lol.
At this point nothing I can say has not been said many times over about this camera. It's Great ! Period. :)
fyi: everyday shooting (particularly at night) I do not use the EVF. But, during the Day in Bright Sun it's a must.
Well, that goes a long way to making you forgive some of it's weaknesses. (p.s. AF is not bad, it needs to be the new PDAF/CDAF AF on sensor , but it's really OK)
The above shot "Gatsby Event" was ONLY shot with the RX1 and two(2) Sony 60m flashes, one was Off camera. on the LINK: http://www.honolulumagazine.com/Event-Photo-Galleries/2013/An-Evening-of-Gatsby-Glamour-52513/
Follow my SONY Journey on Instagram: @RDHphoto
Have a Test hidden gallery for the RX1 with some Exif : http://www.smugmug.com/gallery/28812065_ggbNN6#!i=2535508763&k=G28CfZh
What I wanted to do here is have a place to point people to, for my Favorite RX1 Reviews or Links.
Posted this up quickly (there is a SONY event this SAT) and will probably have to make corrections to it latter. Sorry.
Well written blog (with a lot of followers) on RX1 vs DSLR with top 35mm lens ... (also look at the LINK to "Serious Threat to Nikon and Canon)
imho, it's not IF but when? rang true for me (even as a Nikon NPS, and I LOVE my D800 , great CAF, f2.8 Holy Trinity Lens, and CLS flash system!) :
fyi The RX1 does not loose a 1/3 stop of light to the sensor as the a99 does (but future SONY PDAF/CDAF on sensor will solve for 2014 the a99 light loss issues). You can see that on the DxO tests of the RX1. But what you don't get is the a99 Fast AF and CAF. I think a A-mount On Sensor PDAF (OSPD) that has dual Processors, Sony sports Alpha could do the job on AF/CAF. Imho at some point, it will be Nikon Fast. On-Sensor AF is already MORE Accurate. And eliminates the need for LENS adjustments in Camera. (D800/e users with f1.4 lens, know about that)
(EVF is adding in some very useful features) Think what Aptina tech (Sony and Aptina has Patent Sharing agreement) and maybe 2 fast processors will do in the Future? Guess who has the best EVF tech? AND then there is "PDAF and CDAF" On Sensors that will be Huge in mirrorless , dropping the need for the a99 translucent mirror. Great PDAF/CDAF on Sensor is the crossing point. Talking CAF Speed.
In as little as 3 years PRO DSLRs could be closer to the a99 (A7r) vs what is being used now. And it will be easier for more shooters to "expose/focus" like a PRO. Because you can SEE the Exposure , White Balance, Focus with Peaking (your best friend when you use f1.4 lens on FF), SIZE of Viewfinder (EVF will be larger vs OVF for the same pricepoint), More Dynamic (changeable) Overlays in the EVF/LCD, Night vision (you can see it Brighter than your chosen Exposure "if you want to", Good at Night or shooting Studio with Strobes), you can ZOOM in to Manual Focus with Deadly Accuracy, and See the Depth of Field ... and now ZEBRA. Which is NOT possible thru OVF (DSLR). That's a long list of EVF "Positives".
10/18/13 Update: And now, with the A7r/A7 you have ZEBRA Highlight warning (like Video) similar to Hightlight Blinkys, But you can see it in EVF/LCD "Live" and dynamically change how much you blow out the Highlights. Seeing that you have blown out highlights in the Histogram is USELESS. Having ZEBRA in Live View lets you SEE "Where" and choose "How Much" of the Highlights will be blown. To a RAW 14-bit shooter or a Sports shooter in JPG, How much and Where counts more. Because with experience you will know how much you can "easily" pull back in Lightroom off the Highlight Recovery slider (on a Pre-Set). And also sometimes "Where" it's blown does not matter. (say back lights , street lights, Spots lights on a stage etc)
Is that all you need?, NO ... but it gets you there faster and easier. :) ... Just think how much more "Creative" you can be , if the technical part of a camera was easier? imho, there is no brand loyalty when you just want the best tool to get the job done.