Epson R-D1x Review

Overall 37
Imaging 6
Features 8
Size 78
Price 0

Main Features

  • 6.0 MP APS-C CCD sensor
  • ISO 200 - 1600
  • Image Stabilization: No
  • ViewFinder: Yes
  • fps Continuous Shooting
  • Built-in Wireless: No
  • Dimensions: 142 x 89 x 40 mm
  • Weight: 620 g
  • Environmental Sealing: No
  • Built-in GPS: No
  • Replaced Epson R-D1. Compare

Epson R-D1x Summary

This review is devoted to R-D1x that Epson has first introduced to the public in Feb 27, 2009. 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.

This is an upgraded model that Epson released to replace their older product R-D1. To learn more about the specs and difference between these two models, check our complete comparison by following this link:
Epson R-D1x vs. R-D1

In Semi-Pro Mirrorless cameras (Top 10 MirrorLess Cameras) this model has taken rank #178 out of 180. Its Overall Score has reached 37/100 and it takes a rank of #1081 out of 1174 in all Cameras.

Epson R-D1x Compared to other MirrorLess Cameras

Now let's delve into more details of our Epson R-D1x 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.

PROs

CONs

  • Screen Type: Fixed Type
  • Screen Size: 2.5″
  • Live View: No
  • Viewfinder Coverage: No
  • Continuous Shooting: No fps
  • Manual Exposure Mode: No
  • Exposure Compensation: No
  • Built-In Flash: No
  • Af Phase Detection: No
  • Af Tracking: No
  • AutoFocus Face Detection: No

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Complete Comparison of Epson R-D1x With Other Cameras in Semi-Pro Mirrorless Category

In this part of our review, we are going to take a closer look at the technical specs and features presented in Epson R-D1x. 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.

Physical Characteristics Of Epson R-D1x

Epson R-D1x 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-D1x, 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-D1x 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-D1x with the indication of this model’s dimensions:

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If you want to have a better idea of how big the Epson R-D1x is, look at the pictures below to see how big it is compared to a credit card and a AA type battery.

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Finally, let's check how different are the weight and thickness of the Epson R-D1x compared to other models from this class of cameras presented by the brand’s competitors:

Thickness

Epson R-D1x — 40 mm
Min: 33 mm
Average: 54 mm
Max: 93 mm

Weight

Epson R-D1x — 620 g
Min: 140 g
Average: 437 g
Max: 625 g

Unfortunately, Epson R-D1x 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-D1x 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-D1x Photo and Sensor Features

Epson R-D1x 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-D1x 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-D1x 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.

Anti-Aliasing Filter

Epson R-D1x 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-D1x with other standard sensor sizes.

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Other Characteristics And Features of Epson R-D1x

LCD and ViewFinder

Epson R-D1x is equipped with a Fixed Type 2.5" LCD screen. The resolution of this model’s screen reaches 235k dots.

In addition, this model comes with a built-in Optical (rangefinder) ViewFinder.

Max Shutter speed

Some of the other highlights of Epson R-D1x are its fps max speed and 1/2000 sec max shutter speed, which allow you to shoot continuously.

Flash

Unlike some other cameras from this category, R-D1x unfortunately, is not equipped with a built-in flash. Luckily, it has a special slot for external flashes instead.

Epson R-D1x is not equipped with any ports that would allow you to connect external headphones and microphones to it.

Connectivity and Storage

You can connect R-D1x to compatible devices via USB none port.

How Good is Epson R-D1x for Different Types of Photography?

In this part of our review, we are going to focus on Epson R-D1x’s performance in various fields of photography. Each sub-section stands for a specific photography area. In every part, we will review Epson R-D1x’s name performance and give it an overall score. This first spider web graph indicates how we can compare the R-D1x to the average MirrorLess camera.

Hover your mouse over the points to see the score details for each photography type.

Epson R-D1x for Portrait Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Epson R-D1x performs Portrait Photography, we gave it a score of 63. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Epson R-D1x 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.

Advantages:

  • Large APS-C (23.7 x 15.6 mm) sensor

Disadvantages:

  • No Image Stabilization

Epson R-D1x for Street Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Epson R-D1x performs Street Photography, we gave it a score of 72. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Epson R-D1x can be called a Strong model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Built-in View Finder
  • Large APS-C(23.7 x 15.6 mm) sensor

Disadvantages:

  • Big size (142 x 89 x 40 mm)
  • No Image Stabilization

Epson R-D1x for Sports Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Epson R-D1x performs Sports Photography, we gave it a score of 58. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Epson R-D1x can be called a 58 model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

No Significant Advantages

Disadvantages:

  • Slow Continuous Shooting ( fps)
  • No Environmental Sealing
  • Slow Max Shutter Speed (1/2000s)
  • Bad Max Native ISO (1600)

Epson R-D1x for Daily Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Epson R-D1x performs Daily Photography, we gave it a score of 98. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Epson R-D1x can be called a Great model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Large APS-C (23.7 x 15.6 mm) sensor
  • Built-in View Finder

Disadvantages:

  • Big weight (620 g)
  • Big size (142 x 89 x 40 mm)
  • No Built-in Flash
  • Video is not available

Epson R-D1x for Landscape Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Epson R-D1x performs Landscape Photography, we gave it a score of 66. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Epson R-D1x can be called a 66 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.

Advantages:

  • Large APS-C (23.7 x 15.6 mm) sensor
  • RAW Support

Disadvantages:

  • Low resolution sensor (6 MP)
  • No Environmental Sealing
  • Bad Max Native ISO (1600)

Epson R-D1x Detailed Specs

General
Brand Epson
Model R-D1x
Announced Feb 27, 2009
Body Type Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Lens
Manual Focus Yes
Lens Mount Leica M
Number of Lenses 59
Focal Length Multiplier 1.5x
Macro Focus Range
Screen
Screen Type Fixed Type
Screen Size 2.5″
Screen Resolution 235k dots
Live View No
Touch Screen No
ViewFinder
ViewFinder Optical (rangefinder)
ViewFinder Resolution 0k dots
ViewFinder Coverage %
ViewFinder Magnification
Photography Features
Min Shutter Speed 1 s
Max Shutter Speed 1/2000 s
Continuous Shooting fps
Shutter Priority No
Aperture Priority Yes
Manual Exposure Mode No
Exposure Compensation No
Custom White Balance Yes
Image Stabilization No
Built-in Flash No
Flash Range 0
Flash Modes n/a
External Flash Yes
AE Bracketing No
WB Bracketing No
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment Yes
Average No
Spot Yes
Partial No
AF-Area No
Center Weighted Yes
Sensor
Sensor Type CCD
Sensor Size APS-C
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
RAW Support Yes
AutoFocus
AF Touch No
AF Continuous Yes
AF Single Yes
AF Tracking No
AF Selective Yes
AF Center No
AF Multi Area Yes
AF Live View No
AF Face Detection No
AF Contrast Detection No
AF Phase Detection No
Number of Focus Points n/a
Number of Cross Focus Points n/a
Video Features
Video Resolutions n/a
Max Video Resolution
Video Formats n/a
Microphone Port No
Headphone Port No
Connectivity
Wireless Connectivity No
HDMI No
USB USB none
Physical
Environmental Sealing No
Water Proof No
Dust Proof No
Shock Proof No
Crush Proof No
Freeze Proof No
Weight 620 g
Physical Dimensions 142 x 89 x 40 mm
Battery Life n/a
Battery Type n/a
Battery Model n/a
Other Features
Self Timer No
Timelapse Recording No
GPS
Storage Type SD/SDHC card
Storage Slots 1

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