First things first: If you don't have a budget in excess of $2,500 for your digital camera shopping, you may want to stop reading now.
And if you're expecting a DSLR camera body and a few lenses for that price, you also may want to stop reading.
The RX1 has some amazing features, including the ability to capture images in RAW. It offers a full frame image sensor with 24.3MP of resolution, can shoot at up to 25600 ISO, features an f/2.0 aperture lens, can shoot full 1080p HD video, has a popup flash, and a high-resolution 3.0-inch LCD.
You just simply aren't going to find a full frame image sensor in a fixed-lens, consumer-level camera anywhere else. It will be interesting to see whether holiday shoppers believe that feature justifies the high price tag on the RX1.
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