Sony DSC-RX1R or Nikon D610

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Sony DSC-RX1R or Nikon D610

Postby psilva » Tue Mar 25, 2014 5:28 pm

I would like to get someone's opinion on this. I am looking to buy a camera but am a bit undecided between these two cameras. On one hand I have the flexibility of the many lenses for the Nikon, but on the other i have the small size and great picture quality of the RX1R. What do you guys think? I will mainly use it for landcapes, portraits, and a bit for low light shots.
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Re: Sony DSC-RX1R or Nikon D610

Postby Rorschach » Tue Mar 25, 2014 7:30 pm

I'm not sure you can really compare them. Granted, they both have full-frame sensors so there's a degree of overlap but the RX1R's fixed lens will force you to move around more, especially when you're looking at a juxtaposition of portrait and landscape photography.

Is it unlikely that you'll be in locations where it is impractical for you to get far away from or close enough to the subject to frame it as you'd like?
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Re: Sony DSC-RX1R or Nikon D610

Postby Jiko » Fri Mar 28, 2014 6:26 pm

Well - it depends on whether you prefer a small camera or a bigger but more flexible one. And the D600 / D610 is pretty much cheaper.

Personally I'd rather go for the D610. The Sony is smaller but the lens is still too big tu put it in a pocket so you need a bag. If you carry a bag you can just as well get the D600 or D610.

OK, the Sony is really smaller and lighter...
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Re: Sony DSC-RX1R or Nikon D610

Postby kimchi » Sat Mar 29, 2014 7:10 am

Don't buy either until you really understand what tool best fits your needs. The RX1's fixed 35mm lens is too wide for most portraiture and too tight for most landscapes.

Don't blow your budget on the D610 body unless you have at least the same money left over to buy lenses. Too many people buy expensive DSLRs or ILCs and never remove the kit lens.

If you're new to photography, I suggest you buy something cheap and versatile, such as a used largish sensor compact with moderate zoom, and your next camera purchase will be well-informed and not subject to buyer's regret. You can then sell the used compact for around the price you paid, or keep it as a back-up.
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Re: Sony DSC-RX1R or Nikon D610

Postby Jiko » Wed Apr 09, 2014 7:58 pm

kimchi wrote:Don't buy either until you really understand what tool best fits your needs. The RX1's fixed 35mm lens is too wide for most portraiture and too tight for most landscapes.

Which is why I don't like 35mm lenses at all. It's just... well... not a focal length I can really work with. Maybe I should do so but it's just boring. But that's just me. :roll:
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