This review is devoted to R-D1 that Epson has first introduced to the public in Mar 11, 2004. This model is a Semi-Pro Mirrorless camera with a resolution of 6.0 MP and a APS-C (23.7 x 15.6 mm) sized CCD sensor.
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In Semi-Pro Mirrorless cameras (Top 10 MirrorLess Cameras) this model has taken rank #179 out of 180. Its Overall Score has reached 37/100 and it takes a rank of #1082 out of 1174 in all Cameras.
Now let's delve into more details of our Epson R-D1 review by assessing its features and specs, as well as checking what pros and cons it has compared to other average products in this category.
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In this part of our review, we are going to take a closer look at the technical specs and features presented in Epson R-D1. In addition, we are going to define the main pros and cons of this model and, based on this info, compare it to other average Semi-Pro Mirrorless cameras.
Epson R-D1 has the following external dimensions 142 x 142 x 40 mm (55.91 x 35.04 x 15.75″) with the weight of 620 g.
The typical weight for average Semi-Pro Mirrorless type cameras is 437g. If we compare the average indicator to the weight of Epson R-D1, we can conclude that this model is heavier than many other similar products.
Talking about the camera’s thickness, it is worth saying that Epson R-D1 is thinner than other average cameras from this class. Its thickness is 40mm.
Look at the pictures below to see the front and top view of Epson R-D1 with the indication of this model’s dimensions:
If you want to have a better idea of how big the Epson R-D1 is, look at the pictures below to see how big it is compared to a credit card and a AA type battery.
Finally, let's check how different are the weight and thickness of the Epson R-D1 compared to other models from this class of cameras presented by the brand’s competitors:
Unfortunately, Epson R-D1 comes without a waterproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and avoid water.
Unfortunately, Epson R-D1 comes without a dustproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and protect your camera from external threats such as dust.
Epson R-D1 boasts of a resolution of 6.0 MP and is equipped with a APS-C (23.7 x 15.6 mm) sized CCD sensor.
The base of Epson R-D1 has the following ISO range 200 - 1600 .
Also, this model comes with the support of the RAW file. This gives you more opportunities in terms of further processing of your files as you can pick to save them in a RAW format.
Epson R-D1 features a 6.0 MP APS-C sensor, which is not a good pick for high-quality and detailed pictures. However, we have an alternative option for you if you were looking for higher resolution.
Epson R-D1 is known for the lack of anti-alias (Low-pass) filter. It is one of its essential features of the sensor built in this model. The absence of this filter contributes to a higher level of details and sharpness in the pictures you take. Yet, the lack of an anti-alias filter also enhances the possibility of more occurring in certain conditions.
Now let’s check how we can compare the size of APS-C sensor featured in Epson R-D1 with other standard sensor sizes.
Epson R-D1 is equipped with a Fixed Type 2" LCD screen. The resolution of this model’s screen reaches 235k dots.
In addition, this model comes with a built-in Optical (rangefinder) ViewFinder.
Some of the other highlights of Epson R-D1 are its fps max speed and 1/2000 sec max shutter speed, which allow you to shoot continuously.
Unlike some other cameras from this category, R-D1 unfortunately, is not equipped with a built-in flash. Luckily, it has a special slot for external flashes instead.
Epson R-D1 is not equipped with any ports that would allow you to connect external headphones and microphones to it.
You can connect R-D1 to compatible devices via USB none port.
In this part of our review, we are going to focus on Epson R-D1’s performance in various fields of photography. Each sub-section stands for a specific photography area. In every part, we will review Epson R-D1’s name performance and give it an overall score. This first spider web graph indicates how we can compare the R-D1 to the average MirrorLess camera.
Hover your mouse over the points to see the score details for each photography type.
After carefully reviewing how well Epson R-D1 performs Portrait Photography, we gave it a score of 62. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Epson R-D1 can be called a Strong model for this type of photography.
If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Portrait Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Portrait Photography.
After carefully reviewing how well Epson R-D1 performs Street Photography, we gave it a score of 72. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Epson R-D1 can be called a Strong model for this type of photography.
After carefully reviewing how well Epson R-D1 performs Sports Photography, we gave it a score of 57. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Epson R-D1 can be called a 57 model for this type of photography.
No Significant Advantages
After carefully reviewing how well Epson R-D1 performs Daily Photography, we gave it a score of 97. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Epson R-D1 can be called a Great model for this type of photography.
After carefully reviewing how well Epson R-D1 performs Landscape Photography, we gave it a score of 67. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Epson R-D1 can be called a 67 model for this type of photography.
If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Landscape Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Landscape Photography.
|Announced||Mar 11, 2004|
|Body Type||Rangefinder-style mirrorless|
|Lens Mount||Leica M|
|Number of Lenses||59|
|Focal Length Multiplier||1.5x|
|Macro Focus Range|
|Screen Type||Fixed Type|
|Screen Resolution||235k dots|
|ViewFinder Resolution||0k dots|
|Min Shutter Speed||1 s|
|Max Shutter Speed||1/2000 s|
|Manual Exposure Mode|
|Custom White Balance|
|Sensor Dimensions||23.7 x 15.6 mm|
|Sensor Area||369.72 mm2|
|Sensor Resolution||6.0 MP|
|Max Image Resolution||3008 x 2000|
|Max Native ISO||1,600|
|Max Boosted ISO||n/a|
|Min Native ISO||200|
|AF Multi Area|
|AF Live View|
|AF Face Detection|
|AF Contrast Detection|
|AF Phase Detection|
|Number of Focus Points||n/a|
|Number of Cross Focus Points||n/a|
|Max Video Resolution|
|Physical Dimensions||142 x 89 x 40 mm|
|Storage Type||SD card|