But that part is a huge huge jump for me. I researched if I could shoot an entire wedding at 35mm... looks like it's all possible, but it certainly puts some directions in style... still mulling that.
One huge win for the RX1 (and X100s) - leaf silent shutter. For street photography, to me, that's priceless. Same for covering an event silently.
Certainly the price differential makes one think, particularly when I bet the Fuji will focus faster, and has a built in exclusive hybrid view finder.Personally, I think the RX1 is now hugely overpriced in comparison with the X100s.
(Speaking for myself) - Assuming I was ok and convinced to shoot 35mm, I would have to see a major quality improvement over the Fuji to go for the Sony. And that's the problem- I don't see it happening. A lot of the X100 "P&S" feel comes from its operational speed, and that seems like something Fuji very explicitly tackled with the X100S.No offence to any of the owners of the RX1 here - I could easily have taken that route if it had felt right in my hands.
What do you think?
It's always good in the end to hold both and see how "it just feels" but most likely, I would just go for the Fuji. I have seen what Xtrans can do in low light with an X-Pro1/X-E1 (have tried those myself, personally) and it's pretty good. Given that, I would have a real hard time time paying slightly over twice the price for the Sony (in USA).
Also Sony has a couple of things that make the RX1 less usable to me- like lack of built in ND filter, lack of external battery charger (this is solvable but really makes me mad that Sony went that way).
It's hard to say though from my view if the RX1 is really over priced given it has a full frame F2.0 lens and a full frame sensor- at least on the "bill of manufacture" point of view. But yeah, harder to justify for me in pragmatic terms over the Fuji.
In either case my main deal breaker is I need to make sure I could do most of my photos at 35mm, because otherwise I really can't justify selling my K-5 and Q for that. Basically the K-5 is amazing and so is the Q, but the benefit (to me) is in using the same system for weddings/events and my personal fine art/street photography is what I am looking for here. I get great image quality everywhere and the best gut-feel intuitive connect with the equipment as I would be using it for everything.
(BTW, that's pretty how how I feel using the Q now, as it's been my main camera for the last year).
I could always wait for the inevitable "X-E1 II" which will carry the benefits the X100S just got- maybe even a 24MP Xtrans-who knows, that's yet another option, but having that silent leaf shutter is oh so appealing.