Between the continuing evolution of the RX100 and a7-series', Sony is on a big roll when it comes to tech.
And in this case, 'small' doesn’t mean 'insignificant'.
If the 35mm 1.4 becomes too large make another compact verson with a 50mm f1.4. It was tiny, but dense and heavy, making it not only uncomfortable to operate, but keeping me in constant fear of dropping the camera. This is a sign of cameras designed by marketing people instead of by engineers.
when I am I am paying loads of money to stuck with one lens, I would like it be a 1.4 or faster. When I don't want to get out with my amazing but heavy Pentax 645Z, the RX1R II is an absolute marvel, It is light but allows to take photos of the highest quality...
But I think there comes a point beyond which IQ differences are less significant than other factors.
For example, when you compare the two cameras’ resolution and high ISO performance using DPReview’s image comparison tool, the differences, though noticeable, don’t seem all that dramatic.
The comparison made here is maybe more interesting:https:// have been using the RX1R quite a lot for long exposure shots (with 10 and 15 stops ND filters...).