Sony RX1 Sports Photography Score
Sony RX1 has a score of 49
for Sports Photography which makes it an AVERAGE
candidate for this type of photography. If Sports Photography is important for you, we recommend you to check the Alternative cameras at the bottom of this page. Read our detailed Sony RX1 Review
Sony RX1 Sports Photography Detailed Analysis
Fast Max shutter speed: 1/4000s
Sony RX1's 1/4000s shutter speed is fast enough to freeze any almost all sports action and is also helpful when you use a fast lens at largest aperture under bright sunlight. 25 Focus Points
In sports photography , you keep continuous autofocus (AFC) mode on for tracking the subject and more focus means better tracking. Good Low Light ISO
A good high ISO performance is very important in sports photography in order to have a fast shutter speed. Manual Exposure Mode
Even though modern digital cameras features advanced algorithms to calculate the right exposure, they still may fail some difficult conditions. Manual exposure mode in these conditions helps a lot in order to achieve correct and consistent exposure. Manual Focus Mode
Compact cameras are not great at focusing moving objects especially at low light and your camera may not even fire bacause of not locking the focus, so manual focus mode is very useful at these times. External Flash Shoe
When shooting indoor sports or outdoor sports at low light, an external flash may become very helpful. RAW shooting capability
RAW files contains much more color information compared to JPEGs, and gives you more room for post processing without significant quality loss. They provide wider dynamic range and option to recover shadow and highlight clipping to some degree.
Average Continuous Shooting: 5.0fps
In the world of sports photography, faster is always better.
Most outdoor sports games are held in all-weather, so your camera has to be ready for difficult conditions such as rain and snow. Exposure to dust and water splashes are also very common in sports. Poor Battery Life: 270 shots
In most sports events, you shoot at high speed for a long time and this drains the battery pretty quick. With a battery life of only 270 shots per charge, you may need to change batteries very frequently in the middle of an event. Not so good Ergonomics&Handling
Sony RX1\s compact body is not very ideal for sports photography as it lacks the external dials and knobs to change the camera settings fast and the ergonomics doesn't help you to have the most stable shooting position. No Image Stabilization
Lack of Image stabilization may result in blurry photos especially at long focal lengths. 35 mm Tele Lens
35 mm reach will not be adequate in many sports events.
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