Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums >

LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Apr 10, 2006, 5:15 PM   #1
Senior Member
HarjTT's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 4,555

I popped into a local camera store today as I've been thinkign of an upgrade to the FZ10 and thought I'd take a look at what they had to offer and managed to have a little play with the Sony R1. As a lot of you guys and girls know I'd love to see a Pana version of the R1 and I've been crossing my fingers that we do see something like it at some point.

First impression's were:

1. Size - a lot smaller than I thought it would be. Ergonomics were good - feels right in the hand. The lens doesn't extend at full zoom as I thought it would either.
2. Build Quality - was good as expected from Sony.
3. LCD/EVF - the EVF is good but not as good as the one on the FZ30' and the LCD is a fairly decent size and I think the same res as the '30. Don't like its location on the top of the cam though. Nice having a live histogram on a cam this size.
4. Controls - personally way too many buttons and some of them too small for my liking but the main ones are just were you want them.
5. Lens - very nice although not as sweet as the panaleica's! It takes 62mm filters and addons as standard.
6. No shutter noise - silent like all digicams.
7. Compact flash and Mem stick - Wish sony would just switch to SD cards.
8. No IS - a major no no but you do get pretty good ISO800-1600.
9. Flash shoe is just in the wrong place.

Overall, I liked it a lot more than I thought I would although I'll give it as miss. Now I just want Pana to pull their finger out and do something similar and I get one like a shot but the chances are they won;t as the L1 is due out in Sept.




HarjTT is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old Apr 11, 2006, 9:34 AM   #2
Senior Member
LadyhawkVA's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 2,374

Thanks for the info.

LadyhawkVA is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 2:23 AM.