Epson R-D1x

Epson R-D1x front

Epson R-D1x summary

Epson R-D1x is Epson's Advanced Mirrorless digital camera initially revealed on February of 2009. It has a 6 MegaPixel, CCD APS-C size sensor with a full resolution of 3008 x 2000.

Epson brought out this model to replace the previous Epson R-D1 (Read Full Comparison)

The R-D1x is ranked #61 out of 62 in Advanced Mirrorless cameras & over all #937 out of 1465 for digital cameras in our database. Please test our Advanced camera finder to get camera results based on your customized factors.

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The following is a chart of different factors used in the rating system.

Epson R-D1x history

The Epson R-D1x has a history of related digital cameras. Below, you can check out all past and newer models along with key specs.

ModelVisualizeResolutionSensor SizeMax fpsReleased
Epson-R-D1x front thumbnailEpson R-D1x6MPAPS-Cn/a fps2009
Epson-R-D1 front thumbnailEpson R-D1
R-D1x vs R-D1
6MPAPS-Cn/a fps2004
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Epson R-D1x Pros and Cons

Here is a selection of positives and negatives of the Epson R-D1x based on features which are typically regarded as crucial in a digital camera.

change lenses (Leica M mount)
delivers RAW files
has manual focus
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
doesn't have HDMI support
doesn't have headphone jack
doesn't have liveview
doesn't have microphone jack
doesn't have phase detect auto focus
doesn't have Timelapse mode
lack of image stabilization
more heavy than competition (620g)
MP count low (6MP)
no articulating screen
no manual exposure
no shutter priority mode
no video
pixelated screen (235 thousand dot)
screen isn't selfie friendly
small screen (2.5")
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Epson R-D1x Sensor features

The sensor dimension on the Epson R-D1x is 23.7mm x 15.6mm (APS-C). The 370 mm² sensor has the ability to capture 3008 x 2000 pixels with aspect ratios of 3:2.

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The CCD sensor has 6MP and has a standard ISO range of 200 to 1600. RAW files are saved which means that the user has more room to maneuver in post.

The graphic underneath illustrates the R-D1x's sensor size compared to other popular sizes. The R-D1x sensor has a crop factor of 1.5 and is displayed in green.

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To get a sense of various aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Epson R-D1x dimensions

Epson R-D1x weighs 1.37 lbs (620 gr / 21.87 ounces) & the overall size 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 454 gr and the Epson R-D1x is more heavy than various competitors.

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Down below is a picture of the Epson R-D1x with a soda to help you get a sense of its size.

Epson R-D1x dimensions scale

The top view underneath will show the button arrangement on the R-D1x.

Epson R-D1x topview buttons dials

Epson R-D1x Lens features

The R-D1x fits the Leica M mount and has 62 lenses available on the market. Here is a few of the lenses we have in our collection that will fit the R-D1x.

ModelVisualizeFocal LengthApertureStabilizedWeight
Leica-Elmarit-M-24mm-f2.8-ASPH lensLeica Elmarit-M 24mm f2.8 ASPH24mmf/2.8 290g
Carl-Zeiss-Tele-Tessar-T4-85-ZM-Leica-M lensCarl Zeiss Tele-Tessar T 485 ZM85mmf/4.0 310g
Photography Glossary
Voigtlander-50mm-F1.5-Nokton-Leica-M lensVoigtlander 50mm F1.5 Nokton50mmf/1.5 293g
Leica-Elmar-M-24mm-f3.8-ASPH lensLeica Elmar-M 24mm f3.8 ASPH24mmf/3.8 260g
Laowa-85mm-f5.6-2x-Ultra-Macro-APO-M-Mount lensLaowa 85mm f5.6 2x Ultra Macro APO85mmf/5.6 289g
Leica-Summarit-M-75mm-f2.5 lensLeica Summarit-M 75mm f2.575mmf/2.5 345g
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Carl-Zeiss-Distagon-T-1.4-35-ZM-Leica-M lensCarl Zeiss Distagon T1.4 35 ZM35mmf/1.4 381g
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Epson R-D1x Connectivity

The R-D1x has the following connectivity:

    Digital cameras that incorporate NFC and / or Bluetooth support can easily be used wirelessly with smartphones. You can easily transfer images and in some cases adjust settings with no need to connect directly with the camera.

    Several apps also provide a Liveview and release the shutter if you are not near the camera. If the camera includes a HDMI port, it could be attached to an external monitor. A good number of cameras enable you to recharge the battery pack using the USB port.

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    Epson R-D1x Video features

    Epson R-D1x does not capture video. If you are shopping for a digital camera to shoot just pictures, it might not be a concern.

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    Epson R-D1x Weather Sealing

    There is no environment sealing in the Epson R-D1x so you have to be careful in wet and dusty situations.

    Epson R-D1x Screen and Viewfinder

    The Epson R-D1x has a 2.5 inch fixed display with a resolution of 235 thousand dots.

    Sadly the display isn't a touch screen.

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    The View Finder specs for Epson R-D1x are as follows:

    • ViewFinder Optical (rangefinder)

    Viewfinders can be pretty beneficial during sunny outdoor situations which can easily make the camera screen washed out and difficult to see.

    Epson R-D1x Shutter features

    The highest shutter speed is 1/2000 seconds.

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    Epson R-D1x Flash and Hot shoe features

    Epson R-D1x features external flash support but with missing built in flash.

    Epson R-D1x Autofocus features

    Epson R-D1x lacks Auto focus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot snappier & exact than Contrast Detect focusing.

    Epson R-D1x can use manual focus if needed during low light conditions or you require more accurate control on focus.

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    Epson R-D1x Battery life

    The average Advanced Mirrorless camera battery life is 390. Sony A6600 features the best (810) battery life within this type of cameras.

    Below is a collection of Advanced Mirrorless cameras that have the best battery life:

    Epson R-D1x for different categories of photography

    The following chart gives a outline of the Epson R-D1x for different categories of photography. To see more, have a look at the specific section underneath.

    Epson R-D1x as a Portrait photography camera

    The Epson R-D1x has a rating of 47 which is moderate, meaning that it is fairly suitable to use for portrait photography. Photographing portraits leans heavily to sensor resolution, support for RAW photos & option to utilize off-camera flash.

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    has manual focus
    sensor size is nice (APS-C)
    saves RAW formats
    no liveview feature
    no manual mode
    low resolution (6MP)

    Street photography with Epson R-D1x

    Getting a decent rating of 56, the Epson R-D1x is somewhat appropriate to buy for street photography. A good street photography camera gives a good balance of picture quality plus portability.

    Photography Glossary
    nice sensor size (APS-C)
    exports RAW formats
    no articulating screen
    no image stabilization
    heavier than competition in class (620g)

    Epson R-D1x Sports photography factors

    A dreadful sports photography score of 31 indicates the Epson R-D1x is simply not very good for taking pictures of sports. A camera should have excellent focusing plus fast continuous shooting for sports photography.

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    sensor size is good (APS-C)
    does not have liveview
    no shutter priority
    no image stabilization
    sensor resolution low (6 megapixels)
    does not have phase detect auto focus

    Epson R-D1x as a Travel photography camera

    Weight is very crucial in choosing a camera for travel. On the whole, the Epson R-D1x gets a dreadful 39 for a travel camera which makes it simply not very good to take on your travels.

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    lack of Time Lapse function
    heavier than competition (620 grams)
    low resolution sensor (6MP)
    doesn't feature selfie friendly screen

    Epson R-D1x Landscape photography details

    If you're planning to choose a digital camera for landscape photography, the most significant factor will be image quality. The Epson R-D1x and it's dreadful score of 45 as a landscape camera is simply not very good within the current marketplace.

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    focusing manually
    change lenses (Leica M mount)
    nice sensor size (APS-C)
    exports RAW formats
    screen is small (2.5")
    doesn't have liveview
    no manual control
    lack of image stabilization
    sensor resolution not great (6MP)
    does not have Time Lapse function

    Vlogging with Epson R-D1x

    A vlogging camera ought to offer a articulating display screen, microphone input and preferably IBIS. Considering all things, the Epson R-D1x is simply not very good as a vlog camera as it gets a dreadful score of 9.

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    lack of video recording

    Epson R-D1x Alternatives

    If you need replacements to the R-D1x, below is a range of the top scored cameras which fall in to the class of Advanced Mirrorless.

    The graph listed below offers you a bird's eye view of the R-D1x vs it's top ranked rivals shown earlier.

    These are some more cameras you might have a look at as alternative options. To review a complete comparison, simply click on the "compare" link.

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    General Information
    Epson R-D1x
    Advanced Mirrorless
    Body design
    Rangefinder-style mirrorless
    Sensor Information
    Sensor type
    Sensor size
    Sensor measurements
    23.7 x 15.6mm
    Sensor surface area
    Sensor resolution
    6 megapixels
    Anti aliasing filter
    Aspect ratio
    Peak resolution
    3008 x 2000
    RAW data
    Highest native ISO
    Minimum native ISO
    Focus manually
    AF touch
    AF continuous
    Single AF
    AF tracking
    AF selectice
    AF center weighted
    Multi area AF
    Live view AF
    Face detection focusing
    Contract detection focusing
    Phase detection focusing
    Lens mount
    Leica M
    Available lenses
    Focal length multiplier
    Screen type
    Fixed Type
    Screen diagonal
    Resolution of screen
    235 thousand dot
    Selfie friendly
    Touch screen
    Viewfinder Information
    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
    Minimum shutter speed
    1 seconds
    Fastest shutter speed
    1/2000 seconds
    Shutter priority
    Aperture priority
    Expose Manually
    Custom WB
    Image stabilization
    Integrated flash
    Flash range
    no built-in flash
    External flash
    AE bracketing
    WB bracketing
    AF area
    Center weighted
    Video features
    Highest video resolution
    Video data format
    Motion JPEG
    Microphone input
    Headphone input
    Environmental seal
    Water proof
    Dust proof
    Shock proof
    Crush proof
    Freeze proof
    620 grams (1.37 pounds)
    Physical dimensions
    142 x 89 x 40mm (5.6" x 3.5" x 1.6")
    Self timer
    Time lapse recording
    Type of storage
    SD/SDHC card
    Storage slots
    Launch pricing