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Old 08-22-2014   #81
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Many would call it's technical qualities remarkable. A really excellent sensor, a really excellent lens. It's well made. It's also very quiet, small.

It has many great qualities. But also lots of little bugs which Sony of course don't take care of because they'd rather release more models for more $$$$ than take care of the firmware. But we all know that anyway so it is what it is.

For what it is, I know some who really get on well with it. I use it and find it extremely capable. Is it nice to use? Not really, not for me. It's great to have such a tiny body which delivers such a huge punch though, especially for when it gets darker.





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If they can fit a built-in EVF in the petite body of the RX100 mkIII, I'm sure Sony can manage a EVF in an RX2 or 3....Maybe a low-res one, but I'd love too see it happen.
The RX100 v3 EVF is feasible because of the 1" sensor. An FF sensor EVF would be much more difficult. The need for ocular view finding perhaps is not that necessary as a built-in but rather as an add-on. Otherwise you get to the size of the X100 and I think Sony wanted smaller than that.
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^^ Great samples Richard!
Thank you for posting.

I think if one goes into this camera with a small expectation ofor features and controls and a high expection on Image ouptut it can be great.

I will set it to auto ISO 3200 max, Aperture priority, and then use the +/- EV dial and AF or M focus as required.
What can possibly go wrong? (famous last words )
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There's no doubt about its technical abilities... it just boils down to if you like the ergonomics and the price tag.
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^^^

I know you're right in with that John.
Just will have to try it and see. I'll know soon if the trade will happen.
It's still expensive but not anywhere near original price at this point.
Should be a win-win for both trading parties.

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I will set it to auto ISO 3200 max, Aperture priority, and then use the +/- EV dial and AF or M focus as required.
What can possibly go wrong? (famous last words )
Thanks. My suggestion would be to use M, manual exposure, combined with auto-ISO. It gives you a lot of control and is really easy to use. Also, I wouldn't bother limiting your ISO to 3200, this camera can go way beyond that.

For someone who mostly shoots at 35mm anyway, I did debate it, but the price wasn't really an issue. I'm not a rich person, just a humble photographer, but the sensor and lens combination easily offers great value for money in my eyes.

Just go shoot with it and make your own opinions. I've owned mine exactly a year and have only recently started sharing my thoughts on it. Use it a lot and you'll adapt. It's not like it's terrible, I find it a wonderful tool much of the time. It's just not a entirely authentic experience, and the more you do it, the more the little things, like the process, begin to reflect your whole philosophy and output.

One extra thought: I highly recommend the Gariz case for it.

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One extra thought: I highly recommend the Gariz case for it.
This is the exact case I also have. It greatly improves the usability without making the camera much bigger.
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The Gariz Case is a good looker but I need some more meat.
Will look for a grip similar to the Leica M8 grip or the Fuji Xpro-1 style.
I work with Earth, Wood, Plants, and Stone when I'm not at the computer or drafting table.
This makes my already large hands sort of thick and beefy.
I've always liked these stylish cases but few actually give a whole lot more than a softer touch in terms of extra grip.

This looks more my style.
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