RX1 Size Comparison

To get a sense of the smaller sense of the RX1, we’ve lined up the other cameras we have on hand: a pure-bred professional DSLR, the Nikon D3, and a recent mirrorless camera, the A Fujifilm X-Pro 1. I’ve chosen lenses that are similar focal-length: the 18mm f/2 on the X-Pro1 (27mm equivalent) and the Nikkor 35mm f/1.4G on the D3.

Cameras in reverse chronological order

If the continual advancements in the miniaturization of photography doesn’t astound you, perhaps the rapid progress in sensor technology would. From left to right: 24 megapixels, 18 megapixels and 12 megapixels.

Out of these two thought, only the Nikon D3 and the Sony RX1 have comparable sensors: both have 35mm Full-Frame CMOS sensors. Despite the Fujifilm being of a similar size to the Sony, the Fujifilm’s sensor is nearly 60% smaller than either camera, which is reflected in the compact optics in the 18mm.

For those considering between Fuji’s X-Pro1 and the RX1, here is a size comparison of the bodies width-wise:

Sony RX1 and Fujifilm X-Pro1 back-to-back comparison

Cameras compared height-wise: Sony RX1 and Fujifilm X-Pro1 height comparison

The X-Pro1 is a bit taller than the RX-1, one of the reasons of which is its hybrid viewfinder, which offers both an optical and electronic view. Although shorter, the RX1 includes no viewfinder at all (although available at a considerable sum.)