Adrian from Germany just got his Sony RX1 via Sonystore.de! You see it on the pic on top and on background you see the SAR website I guess other European stores are shipping it too: Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH.
Lloyd Chambers complains about the real final RX1 price: “The RX1 is a super premium camera, but it ought to be $2999 with all the accessories below except perhaps the EVF (which ought to be built-in)— upping profit margins by charging for all the stuff any serious shooter needs is a game I don’t like to see played, not to the tune of ~$1000.”
So here are my savings proposal: Lloyd, you can save $170 by simply purchasing the $7 cheap chinese metal hood (there is one here on eBay). And we may save other $150 the day some Chinese company will do an alternative thumb like we have for the Leica M cameras (they are here on eBay). That would make a total of $320 savings (if the cheap thumb accessory will be released soon).
More RX1 bits: New image samples have been posted at Focus Numerique and WhatDigitalCamera. New Sony RX1 Photo Plus Expo 2012 presentation on youtube.
Preorders: Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Wex UK ,Wex Germany, Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH and more links at Alphacameradeals.