Epson R-D1

 
Epson R-D1 front
 
Portability
75
Imaging
45
Features
20
Overall
35

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 #54 out of 54 in Advanced Mirrorless cameras and overall #939 out of 1428 for digital cameras in our database. Please look at our Advanced camera search to find camera ratings based on your customized factors.

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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.

ModelVisualizeResolutionSensor SizeMax fpsReleased
Epson-R-D1x front thumbnailEpson R-D1x
R-D1 vs R-D1x
6MPAPS-Cn/a fps2009
Epson-R-D1 front thumbnailEpson R-D16MPAPS-Cn/a fps2004
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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.

delivers RAW files
good sensor size (APS-C)
switch lenses (Leica M mount)
you can focus manually
can't shoot video
display isn't selfie friendly
doesn't have phase detect autofocus
heavier than others (620 grams)
lack of image stabilization
lack of shutter priority mode
low resolution (6MP)
missing HDMI socket
missing headphone socket
missing mic socket
missing Time Lapse mode
no liveview feature
screen does not articulate
screen has low resolution (235 k dots)
small screen (2 inches)
Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos

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.

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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.

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To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

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 437g and the Epson R-D1 is more heavy when compared to various competitors.

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Down below is a shot of the Epson R-D1 beside a softdrink to help you to have a sense of its scale.

Epson R-D1 dimensions scale

The top view under will provide the button layout on the R-D1.

Epson R-D1 topview buttons dials

Epson R-D1 Lens info

The R-D1 works with the Leica M mount and has 58 lenses to select from. Below is some of the lenses we have in our collection which will fit the R-D1.

ModelVisualizeFocal LengthApertureStabilizedWeight
Leica-Summilux-M-35mm-f1.4-ASPH lensLeica Summilux-M 35mm f1.4 ASPH35mmf/1.4 320g
Carl-Zeiss-Biogon-T2.8-25-ZM-Leica-M lensCarl Zeiss Biogon T 2,825 ZM25mmf/2.8 260g
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Carl-Zeiss-Tele-Tessar-T4-85-ZM-Leica-M lensCarl Zeiss Tele-Tessar T 485 ZM85mmf/4.0 310g
Carl-Zeiss-Distagon-T4-18-ZM-Leica-M lensCarl Zeiss Distagon T 418 ZM18mmf/4.0 350g
Leica-Summilux-M-24mm-f1.4-ASPH lensLeica Summilux-M 24mm f1.4 ASPH24mmf/1.4 500g
Voigtlander-35mm-F1.2-Nokton-Leica-M lensVoigtlander 35mm F1.2 Nokton35mmf/1.2 490g
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Voigtlander-50mm-F1.5-Nokton-Leica-M lensVoigtlander 50mm F1.5 Nokton50mmf/1.5 293g
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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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Epson R-D1 Battery life

    The average Advanced Mirrorless camera battery life is 366. 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:

    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 51 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.

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    focusing manually
    sensor size is good (APS-C)
    saves RAW formats
    no liveview feature
    MP count low (6MP)

    Epson R-D1 Street photography features

    Getting a decent rating of 56, the Epson R-D1 is reasonably acceptable for street photography. A decent street photography camera has a perfect balance of picture quality plus portability.

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    sensor size is nice (APS-C)
    saves RAW formats
    screen is fixed
    lack of image stabilization
    more heavy than competition in class (620g)

    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.

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    good sensor size (APS-C)
    doesn't have liveview
    lack of shutter priority mode
    does not have image stabilization
    low megapixels (6MP)
    lack of phase detect autofocus

    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 39 as a travel camera which is not acceptable for your travels.

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    doesn't have Time Lapse recording
    heavier than competitors (620 grams)
    megapixel count low (6MP)
    screen is not selfie friendly

    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.

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    focusing manually
    switch lenses (Leica M mount)
    decent sensor size (APS-C)
    supports RAW files
    screen is small (2 inch)
    no liveview
    does not have image stabilization
    MP count low (6 megapixels)
    missing Timelapse recording

    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.

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    no video shooting

    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.

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    Specifications

    General Information
    Company
    Epson
    Model
    Epson R-D1
    Class
    Advanced Mirrorless
    Released
    2004-03-11
    Physical type
    Rangefinder-style mirrorless
    Sensor Information
    Sensor type
    CCD
    Sensor size
    APS-C
    Sensor dimensions
    23.7 x 15.6mm
    Sensor surface area
    369.7mm²
    Sensor resolution
    6MP
    Anti aliasing filter
    Aspect ratio
    3:2
    Peak resolution
    3008 x 2000
    RAW support
    Highest native ISO
    1600
    Min native ISO
    200
    Autofocusing
    Focus manually
    AF touch
    Continuous AF
    Single AF
    AF tracking
    AF selectice
    AF center weighted
    AF multi area
    Live view AF
    Face detect focusing
    Contract detect focusing
    Phase detect focusing
    Lens
    Lens mounting type
    Leica M
    Available lenses
    59
    Focal length multiplier
    1.5
    Screen
    Display type
    Fixed Type
    Display diagonal
    2 inches
    Resolution of display
    235k dots
    Selfie friendly
    Liveview
    Touch operation
    Viewfinder Information
    Viewfinder
    Optical (rangefinder)
    DXO scores
    DXO Overall score
    not tested
    DXO Color Depth score
    not tested
    DXO Dynamic range score
    not tested
    DXO Low light score
    not tested
    Features
    Minimum shutter speed
    1s
    Fastest shutter speed
    1/2000s
    Shutter priority
    Aperture priority
    Expose Manually
    Exposure compensation
    Yes
    Change WB
    Image stabilization
    Integrated flash
    Flash range
    no built-in flash
    External flash
    Auto exposure bracketing
    White balance bracketing
    Exposure
    Multisegment
    Average
    Spot
    Partial
    AF area
    Center weighted
    Video features
    Highest video resolution
    None
    Mic port
    Headphone port
    Connectivity
    Wireless
    None
    Bluetooth
    NFC
    HDMI
    USB
    none
    GPS
    None
    Physical
    Environmental sealing
    Water proof
    Dust proof
    Shock proof
    Crush proof
    Freeze proof
    Weight
    620g (1.37 lbs)
    Physical dimensions
    142 x 89 x 40mm (5.6" x 3.5" x 1.6")
    Other
    Self timer
    No
    Time lapse shooting
    Type of storage
    SD card
    Card slots
    One
    Retail cost
    $1,709