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The Sony RX1-R's 35mm fixed length lens isn't the obvious choice for portrait photography, but you can get some great environmental type shots and interesting angles.
Here we can see just how much detail the Sony RX1-R is capable of resolving. Have a look at the full resolution image and examine at 100% to see the clarity. You can also compare the noise performance of the Sony RX1-R compared with the original Sony RX1, by comparing it with the image below.
This comparison image was shot on the original Sony RX1. If you zoom in to 100%, you can see that there is more evidence of image smoothing, making for an image which appears to have less noise than the Sony RX1-R. It's also worth noting that this image was shot at a higher sensitivity than the Sony RX1-R image.
Here we can see that the Sony RX1-R has coped well with a mixed lighting scene, with general purpose metering doing well to produce an image that has a well-balanced exposure.
Again we can see here the amount of fine detail that the Sony RX1-R is capable of resolving. Compare it with the same scene shot with the Sony RX1 below.
Zooming in to this image taken with the Sony RX1 shows that the camera isn't capable of resolving as much fine detail as its sibling.
The Sony RX1's 35mm fixed focal length can be a little limiting if you can't physically get close to a subject. However, with a large resolution of 20.1 million pixels, you can effectively crop into an image without too much worry.
As with its predecessor, the Sony RX1-R is capable of producing panoramic images simply by sweeping the camera across the scene. It stitches the image together in-camera so you don't need to worry about post-production work.
Colours from the Sony RX1-R are bright and punchy straight from the camera. You can increase the vibrance by shooting in Vivid mode if the subject suits.
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Amy has been writing about cameras, photography and associated tech since 2009. Amy was once part of the photography testing team for Future Publishing working across TechRadar, Digital Camera, PhotoPlus, N Photo and Photography Week. For her photography, she has won awards and has been exhibited. She often partakes in unusual projects - including one intense year where she used a different camera every single day. Amy is currently the Features Editor at Amateur Photographer magazine, and in her increasingly little spare time works across a number of high-profile publications including Wired, Stuff, Digital Camera World, Expert Reviews, and just a little off-tangent, PetsRadar.
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