- 6MP - APS-C Sensor
- 2" Fixed Display
- ISO 200 - 1600
- No Video
- Leica M Mount
- 620g - 142 x 89 x 40mm
- Released March 2004
- Refreshed by Epson R-D1x
- Read full specs
- Size Comparison
Epson R-D1 summary
Epson R-D1 is Epson's Advanced Mirrorless camera first announced on March of 2004. The camera comes with a 6MP, CCD APS-C sized sensor and has a full resolution of 3008 x 2000.
Epson introduced the updated Epson R-D1x (Read Full Comparison) to replace this camera.
The R-D1 is rated #61 out of 61 in Advanced Mirrorless cameras and overall #997 out of 1459 for digital cameras in our database. Please look at our Advanced camera search to find camera ratings based on your customized factors.
The following is a graph of different factors used in the rating system.
Epson R-D1 family
The Epson R-D1 comes with a history of related digital cameras. Here, you can take a look at all earlier and most recent models as well as key features.
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Epson R-D1 Gallery
You can check the R-D1 from several angles in the gallery underneath.
Epson R-D1 Pros and Cons
Below is a selection of pros and cons of the Epson R-D1 based on factors which are typically regarded as necessary in a camera.
Epson R-D1 Sensor info
The size of the sensor on the Epson R-D1 is 23.7mm x 15.6mm (APS-C). The 370 mm² sensor can capture 3008 x 2000 pixels and aspect ratios of 3:2.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
The CCD sensor boasts 6MP and gives a native ISO range of 200 to 1600. RAW photos are saved which means that the user has wider margin for error.
The picture underneath illustrates the R-D1's sensor dimensions compared to other common sizes. The R-D1 sensor comes with a crop factor of 1.5 and is shown in green.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
Epson R-D1 dimensions
Epson R-D1 is 1.37 pounds (620g or 21.87 oz) and the measurement of the camera is 142mm x 89mm x 40mm (5.6" x 3.5" x 1.6"). The weight of average Advanced Mirrorless camera is 453g and the Epson R-D1 is more heavy when compared to various competitors.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
Down below is a shot of the Epson R-D1 beside a softdrink to help you to have a sense of its scale.
The top view under will provide the button layout on the R-D1.
Epson R-D1 Lens info
The R-D1 works with the Leica M mount and has 62 lenses to select from. Below is some of the lenses we have in our collection which will fit the R-D1.
Epson R-D1 Connectivity
The R-D1 has the following connectivity:
Digital cameras which include NFC and / or Bluetooth support are able to be controlled wirelessly with smartphones. You are able to send photos and sometimes change settings with no need to connect straight to the camera.
Several applications even enable a Liveview and release the shutter if you are not near the camera. If the camera includes a HDMI out, it can easily be attached to an external display. The majority of cameras enable you to recharge the battery pack using the USB socket.
Epson R-D1 Video info
Epson R-D1 does not capture video. If you are wanting a camera to take only photos, this is not a problem.
Epson R-D1 Weather Sealing
There is no environment sealing on the Epson R-D1 so you need to be careful in wet and dusty conditions.
Epson R-D1 Display and Viewfinder
The Epson R-D1 comes with a 2" fixed display screen supporting a resolution of 235k dots.
Unfortunately the display screen is not a touch screen.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The ViewFinder details regarding Epson R-D1 are below:
- ViewFinder Optical (rangefinder)
In those sunny outdoor conditions which make the camera displays washed out and tricky to view, viewfinders are very helpful.
Epson R-D1 Shutter info
The maximum shutter speed is 1/2000 seconds.
Epson R-D1 Flash and Hot shoe info
Epson R-D1 boasts external flash support but is without inbuilt flash.
Epson R-D1 Autofocus info
Epson R-D1 doesn't have Auto focus. Phase Detection focusing is more faster and exact when compared to Contrast Detect focusing.
Epson R-D1 comes with manual focus in case it is required in low light occasions or you need more precise focus control.
Epson R-D1 Battery life
The average Advanced Mirrorless camera battery life is 386. Sony A6600 features the best (810) battery life in this range of cameras.
Underneath is a listing of Advanced Mirrorless cameras that come with the strongest battery life:
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Epson R-D1 for different styles of photography
The following graph gives a outline of the Epson R-D1 for different styles of photography. To learn more, browse to the specific section underneath.
Epson R-D1 Portrait photography details
The Epson R-D1 gets a rating of 50 which is modest, meaning that it is fairly adequate for portrait photography. Photographing portrait images favors heavily to sensor dimension, support for RAW files & flexibility to work with off-camera flash.
Epson R-D1 Street photography features
Getting a decent rating of 55, the Epson R-D1 is reasonably acceptable for street photography. A decent street photography camera has a perfect balance of picture quality plus portability.
Epson R-D1 Sports photography details
A terrible sports photography points tally of 30 indicates the Epson R-D1 is not acceptable for taking photos of sports. A camera needs fantastic focusing and shutter speeds for sports photography.
Epson R-D1 as a Travel photography camera
Portability is very important when buying a travel camera. In general, the Epson R-D1 gets a terrible 38 as a travel camera which is not acceptable for your travels.
Epson R-D1 Landscape photography features
If you find yourself looking to choose a camera for landscape pictures, the most essential aspect is going to be image quality. The Epson R-D1 with it's reasonable grade of 47 as a landscape camera is reasonably acceptable in the current market.
Epson R-D1 Vlogging info
A camera for vlogging really should have a moving display screen, mic port and if possible IBIS. Taking all things into account, the Epson R-D1 is not acceptable for vlogging as it receives a terrible rating of 9.
Epson R-D1 Alternatives
If you want alternatives to the R-D1, here is a list of the top scored cameras which fall into the class of Advanced Mirrorless.
The graph underneath gives you a bird's eye view of the R-D1 vs it's highest scored rivals shown previously.
There are more cameras you might take a look at as alternate options. To go through a full comparison, go to the "compare" link.