Sony RX-1

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    Now. I know there have been fixed focal length, fixed lens professional/high end cameras. Fuji made a few medium format systems in this vein.

    But, wtf is up with the Sony RX1? At $3,000 who could this possibly be marketed to? Don't get me wrong, it looks like a sexy little camera with a full frame sensor. But it definitely makes me wonder what they were thinking.

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    I agree it could be a sweet camera but at that price point I can't see there being a market for it. If the price was below $2000 it would be a much more competitive camera.
     
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    Target Market? Silly hipsters with decent paychecks? And Yuppies that are wanna-be Hipsters?
     
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    At this price a hipster could shoot a M3 and still have money left over for film!
     
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    I, and many others I suspect, been waiting for the digital equivalent of a Rollei 35S, and the RX100 comes very close but it isn't quite there. The RX1, if it is real, looks bigger and just a little more expensive - I reckon that the 35S sold for the equivalent of about $800 in 2012 dollars when it was new.
     
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    I know what you mean. I my favorite camera is the Canonette, I always wanted a digital version - even daydreamed of canabalizing a mechanically failed DSLR to make it happen.

    But $3,000??
     
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    I was at the Tampa International Mall on a week day. Apple store was PACKED. Sadly the Sony store with more floor space (and high tech products wall to wall) had 3 people. And they were all employees. Sony may want to check itself and offer up a new grand slam TV, camera, laptop, speaker system, or SOMETHING that will sell.

    Name any product Sony provides and its easy to name a competitor crushing it with their like product.

    STEP IT UP, SONY!
     
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    The RX100 - what like product crushes that?
     
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    The camera product segment as a whole is being crushed as bad as Samsung is crushing TVs, Apple is crushing 'puters, and everyone is crushing their speakers. I can't deny they may have a niche market "within" here and there but no great seller and stock down like 35-40% for the year.
     
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    I saw a video about this on sgnl. Looked pretty sexy but the price was pretty steep. Wish it had a evf on it too.
     

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