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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100


kitz 8 84
18 Nov 2012 3:34PM
The Sony, the point of a cameras like these is their size. Like your S95, you can carry it all day in a shirt or trouser pocket. No small compact will give you the results of a dslr (not yet anyway). I have the S100 also, but the Sony IQ is far superior.

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Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
18 Nov 2012 5:02PM
I wouldn`t like to spend all day walking around with a camera in a jeans pocket, no matter how small it is Smile
Sus e2
10 3.2k 9 England
18 Nov 2012 6:36PM
Small is nice, but something a bit more substantial that has great quality is better. Something that can be comfortably worn slung across the chest. The Canon 350D with the 50mm was perfect weight, perfect size. So I don't bother checking out whether its slim, weight is more of an issue.

Thanks for clarifying kitz, ooooh maybe it can't hurt to have a quick fondle when I'm in the shop...
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
18 Nov 2012 7:09PM
This is not a pocket camera, but its good and solid.

http://www.wexphotographic.com/buy-fuji-x-s1-exr-black-digital-camera/p1528408
kitz 8 84
18 Nov 2012 8:41PM
Oh I don't know Paul, at least the girls think you're pleased to see them Wink
kitz 8 84
18 Nov 2012 8:43PM
Last time I had a quick fondle in a shop................. I think the restraining order is still in place Smile
Sus e2
10 3.2k 9 England
18 Nov 2012 9:46PM
I usually get asked to leave when I start drooling over the cameras....
19 Nov 2012 9:17AM

Quote:One thing Sony have always been good at is hashing the specs, they claim the sensor is 1" but it only measures 15.8mm, not 25.4mm (diagonally)


That's what's called 1" in sensor terminology, for some reason.

What about the Nikon V1? This is a CSC - Nikon's first attempt. It's now being superseded by the V2 so the V1s are being sold off cheap. WEX have them at 295 including 10-30 lens and bag which is roughly 1/3 original price. It gives great image quality and is very fast (60 fps is claimed). Ir also has a decent EVF. Sometimes you get great bargains by buying the old model.
19 Nov 2012 9:46AM
Post Script: The V1 has the same sensor size as the RX100 but it's a CSC with interchangeable lenses for more flexibility and it's got a proper view finder so it's in a slightly different league.
Sus e2
10 3.2k 9 England
19 Nov 2012 9:54AM
Sounds tempting, but don't really want to buy into a new set of lenses - I've got canon. And I'm an incorrigable early adopter, so would have to be the V2!
ChrisV e2
8 889 26 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2012 1:34PM

Quote:Post Script: The V1 has the same sensor size as the RX100 but it's a CSC with interchangeable lenses for more flexibility and it's got a proper view finder so it's in a slightly different league.


Different league? Not in IQ it isn't, nor in usability if you don't want to leave everything up to the camera. It also isn't pocketable, which the RX100 [almost miraculously] is. I agree the V1 does now look like a great bargain, but its lack of PASC control [which is now addressed] made it unsuitable for 'enthusiast' photographers who wanted an alternative/supplement to a DSLR.

The strength of the RX100 is that it is a pocketable camera that arguably comes closer to DSLR quality/usability than any other camera that size.

As with all cameras it depends what you want and the compromises you're prepared to accept [and every single camera on the market has its trade-offs, be that quality or size/weight]. Fortunately there's plenty of choice out there and if your pockets are deep enough you can buy into alternatives for different situations.
19 Nov 2012 1:50PM
But the RX100 has no viewfinder which makes it pretty useless IMO. The V1 has a good EVF. The IQ of each is probably pretty similar. The V1 lacks a few buttons but as a good quality CSC with superb AF, very fast frame rates and loads of features it's a real steal at 295. Does great video too. I'm almost thinking of getting one instead of the NEX-6.
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
19 Nov 2012 2:40PM

Quote:What about the Nikon V1? This is a CSC - Nikon's first attempt. It's now being superseded by the V2 so the V1s are being sold off cheap

The strength of the RX100 is that it is a pocketable camera that arguably comes closer to DSLR quality/usability than any other camera that size



YES the Nikon uses the same size sensor as the RX100, so that as well is not really using a I" sensor, again its a fair bit smaller.
20 Nov 2012 9:00AM

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YES the Nikon uses the same size sensor as the RX100, so that as well is not really using a I" sensor, again its a fair bit smaller.




That's what's called a 1" sensor - don't blame Sony for that, blame the people who invented the naming convention. There's a table below.
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