Epson R-D1 Review

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Main Features

  • 6 MP APS-C CCD Sensor
  • 200 - 1600 ISO
  • 2" Fixed Screen
  • Optical (rangefinder) Viewfinder
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 142 x 89 x 40 mm, 620g.
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  • Replaced by: R-D1x

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Epson R-D1 Overview

First introduced in March, 2004, Epson R-D1 is a 6 MP Mirrorless with a APS-C (23.7 x 15.6 mm) sized CCD sensor.

Epson replaced R-D1 with Epson R-D1x. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Epson R-D1 with Epson R-D1x

Epson R-D1 comes with a 23.7 x 15.6 mm CCD sensor, which has a diagonal of 28.37 mm (1.11").

- Full Frame
- Epson R-D1

Sensor resolution of Epson R-D1 ~ 3019 x 1986 pixels.

Epson R-D1 has Crop Factor: 1.53

The sensor has a surface area of 369.7 mm².

There are approximate 5,995,734 photosites (pixels) on this area.

Proc and Cons of Epson R-D1

Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Epson R-D1 with competitors in semi-pro mirrorless cameras.

Built-in Wireless
Optical Viewfinder
Manual Focus
±2 AE Bracketing Range
External Flash
RAW Support
Manual Exposure Mode
Flash Sync Port
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No Image Stabilization
No Environmental Sealing
Low Max Native ISO: 1600
Low Screen Resolution: 235k dots
Weight: 620g
No Articulating Screen
No Full HD Video
No AF Face Detection
Low Resolution Sensor: 6 MP
Small LCD Screen: 2"
Slow Continuous Shooting: 235 fps
Type Scores

Epson R-D1 has an Overall Score of 35/100 and ranked #211 out of 214 in Mirrorless cameras, and ranked #960 out of 1222 in all cameras.

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Physical Dimensions of Epson R-D1

Epson R-D1 weighs 620g and has external dimensions of 142 x 89 x 40mm (5.59 x 3.5 x 1.57"). Considering that the average weight of Semi-Pro Mirrorless cameras is 444g, Epson R-D1 is 176 grams more than the average weight of cameras in this category. Epson R-D1 is more by 16mm more than the average length in Semi-Pro Mirrorless.

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Here is the front and top view image of Epson R-D1 with the dimensions:

Epson R-D1

Size Compared to Major Competitors

Model Weight R-D1 Dimensions R-D1
Epson R-D1x Epson R-D1x 620 g 620 g 142 x 89 x 40 mm 142 x 89 x 40 mm
Leica M8 Leica M8 591 g 620 g 139 x 80 x 37 mm 142 x 89 x 40 mm
Sony Alpha A7 Sony A7 474 g 620 g 127 x 94 x 48 mm 142 x 89 x 40 mm
Leica M9-P Leica M9-P 600 g 620 g 139 x 80 x 37 mm 142 x 89 x 40 mm
Fujifilm X-T1 Fujifilm X-T1 440 g 620 g 129 x 90 x 47 mm 142 x 89 x 40 mm
Nikon 1 V3 Nikon 1 V3 381 g 620 g 111 x 65 x 33 mm 142 x 89 x 40 mm
Sony Alpha a6000 Sony A6000 344 g 620 g 120 x 67 x 45 mm 142 x 89 x 40 mm
Samsung Galaxy NX Samsung Galaxy NX 495 g 620 g 137 x 101 x 26 mm 142 x 89 x 40 mm

Specifications of Epson R-D1

Brand Epson
Model R-D1
Announced March, 2004
Body Type Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Lens Mount Leica M
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 1.5
Number of Lenses 59
Macro Focus Range n/a
Screen Size 2"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 235k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder Optical (rangefinder)
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage n/a%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 0
Number of Cross Focus Points
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/1 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/2000 sec
Continuous Shooting n/a fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range no built-in flash
Flash Modes Unknown
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±2 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor Size APS-C
Sensor Type CCD
Sensor Dimensions 23.7 x 15.6 mm
Sensor Area 369.7 mm²
Sensor Resolution 6 MP
Max Image Resolution 3008 x 2000
Max Native ISO 1600
Min Native ISO 200
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
Max Video Resolution None
Video Formats
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Center Weighted
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
USB none
Battery Life 0 shots
Battery Type
Battery Model
Weight 620 g
Physical Dimensions 142 x 89 x 40 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage Type SD card
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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