A friend recently shared a photo of his vintage Sony X-R1 with the caption, “90s video.”
He wanted to know if it would work for his vintage camera, so he sent in the specs and asked me for some advice.
The photos of the camera and the X-Ray show a clear sign of what we’re looking at.
It’s a modern camera with an analog viewfinder, and the lens has a clear aperture, meaning it can be used in a variety of lighting conditions.
In the picture, the shutter speeds are pretty fast for its era, but I would have preferred the shutter speed be slightly slower for an image that has the same light-sensitivity as my X-ray.
Also, the Sony XR1 does not have a USB port, which is a huge deal for my friend.
The camera is also waterproof, which means it can easily be submerged in a pool.
For the first time, I can see the Sony, which seems to be something a lot of people have asked about.
I have no idea if the Sony can actually do the job, but it’s not something I would want to spend money on, and I can certainly understand why the XR-1 would want a newer camera.
I’ve always wanted to own a Sony camera, and now that I have it, I’m happy to know I can afford one.
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