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Epson Rangefinder R-D1 digital camera
Rangefinder R-D1
at a glance
3008 x 2000
2" lcd viewer
SD
Li-ion rechargeable
Epson Rangefinder R-D1 review summary
camera date May 04  out of production
pixels / class 6M  compact digital camera
overall rating not rated overall camera rating  4 reviews
image quality not rated image quality rating  
ease of use not rated usability rating  
camera body not rated camera body rating  
digital features not rated digital features rating  
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user profile user profile: digital photography not specified yet
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Epson Rangefinder R-D1 specifications
lens / zoom  interchangeable lenses
focus / macro  
metering mode  center weighted
aperture  
white balance  auto | manual - 5 presets
shutter  auto | manual / 1s - 1/2000s (mode dependent)
exposure  +/- 2EV in 1/3EV steps
flash / mode  hot-shoe, X-contact
viewfinder  optical, rangefinder
iso ratings  200 / 400 / 800 / 1600
image size  3008x2000  / 2240x1488
image format  raw / jpeg (exif 2.21)
image compr.  
lag/cycle times  
remote control  self timer
video options  
audio options  
connectivity  
storage  SD
platform  Windows, Mac
extra features  CCD 24mmx16mm, focal lenght factor 1.53
histogram display
Epson Rangefinder R-D1 links
Reviews for novices and shutterbugs
08Nov05 Epson Rangefinder R-D1 review by TrustedReviews
Reviews for shutterbugs and professionals
28Dec04 Epson R-D1 review by Luminous-Landscape
11Apr05 Luminous-Landscape - Another Opinion
Introductions, previews and other reviews
News, guides, hints & tips
14Mar04 Epson Rangefinder press release
Forum discussions
dpreview.com Epson Talk Forum
imaging-resource.com  Epson Forum
steves-digicams.com Epson Forum
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Epson Rangefinder R-D1 announcement clippings


A rangefinder is a type of camera that has a built-in device for measuring distance based on the principles of triangulation. The photographer focuses the camera by superimposing two slightly different views of a scene with the rangefinder. In general, compared to an auto-focus system, performance does not change even if lenses are swapped, and focus can be achieved quickly, accurately and with a light level that is nearly the same as the unaided eye, even in dimly lit locations.

The R-D1 dares to swim against the high tide of fully automatic electronic digital cameras. It is a digital camera that still manages to feel like a traditional manual camera, for people who appreciate the peculiar satisfaction that comes with the ability to use an analog camera well. In other words, the R-D1 is simultaneously a state-of-the-art digital camera that offers outstanding performance and image quality, and a throwback that offers camera buffs the look and feel of a vintage film camera, as well as the joy of skillfully using their camera as a tool.


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