Sony: “We are investigating the possibility of a new camera between the RX1 and RX100”


Image courtesy: DSLRmagazine.

The Spanish website DSLRmagazine (translation here) interviewed Mr. Masaaki Oshima from Sony. The main talk is about the RX1. What I didn’t know until now is that all the RX1 cameras are manually assembled in the same factory. This allows Sony to have a 100% control over the final quality, and that’s part of the reason why the RX1 is expensive. Actually two people are working on one camera during the assembling process!

RX10: When asked about the camera that could fit in between the RX1 and RX100 MR. Masaaki said: “we haven’ decided anything yet but we are investigating the best solution for such a camera“.

Back to the RX1: Valentin Sama told Mr. Masaaki Oshima that in his opinion the RX1 price in Euro is way too high. Something also Focus Numerique wrote lately. Mr Masaaki than asked what a good price for the RX1 would be. There is a difference of 1000 Euro between the US and EU price you can’t justify by VAT difference only. But I am not going to buy the camera anyway…I am waiting for the NEX FF instead even if I still have to wait for 12 months :)

RX1 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, eBay.

RX1 Gariz accessories:
1) They made a new half leather case in Black and Brown (Click here to see them on eBay).
2) The new lens cap (Click here to see them on eBay).
3) The new entry is the anti loose button(!) (Click here to see them on eBay). Don’t know if that will be really useful for you RX1 owners. Someone has it and call it how it works? Thanks!
4) And this is the really first time I see that. A special Leather skin hood! (Click here to see them on eBay).