City: 4.11MB, Program, 1/640, f8, ISO 160, 14.3-71.5mm at 38mm (65mm equivalent)
City: 4.35MB, Program, 1/160, f8, ISO 200, 14.3-71.5mm at 14.3mm (24mm equivalent)
|This wide angle shot was taken at a very low position pointing upwards, which would normally have digital SLR owners scrabbling on the ground.In contrast the Sony R1’s flip-out screen makes it easy and comfortable to take shots like these. Indeed it encourages them.
The bright reflections in the corner areas has resulted in a little fringing on the crops, but certainly no more than on other cameras or lenses.
Interior: 4.65MB, Program, 1/25, f2.8, ISO 400, 14.3-71.5mm at 14.3mm (24mm equivalent)
|For this interior shot we increased the ISO to 400 to allow a reasonable shutter speed of 1/25th at f2.8.There’s visible noise in the dark shadow areas, such as the escalator crop in the lower left, and more than we hoped from a camera with this size of sensor.
That said, with 10.8 Mpixels, artefacts like these will be smaller when images are reproduced at the same size as lower resolution models.
Night: 3.89MB, Manual, 15 seconds, f6.3, ISO 160, 14.3-71.5mm at 22mm (38mm equivalent)
|There was plenty of light for this night shot of the River Thames, allowing us to stop the lens down slightly and keep it at ISO 160 for the best quality results.The clock face detail of Big Ben has unsurprisingly been burnt out by this 15 second exposure, but otherwise there’s a good level of detail and low noise levels in this image.|
Park: 3.17MB, Aperture Priority, 1/250, f5, ISO 200, 14.3-71.5mm at 48mm (82mm equivalent)
|This shot of pigeons on a sign against an overcast sky represents a nightmare for cameras which suffer from purple fringing.|
Indeed the R1’s predecessor, the F828, would have not done very well at all here.
In contrast, the R1 has coped very well with the challenging conditions. Viewed at 100%, there’s a small degree of fringing visible, but nothing to be concerned about.
Images like these prove the F828’s demons have thankfully been laid to rest.