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sony rx100...my impressions
Old 08-15-2012   #1
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sony rx100...my impressions

fantastic!
fast af...as quick as my nikon d90 or d200
lots of shooting options and quick to access
wicked sharp lens
great jpegs...really looking forward to shooting raw
small...i wear it like bling around my neck on a short lanyard
ordered the franiec grip for it and handling should be perfect
easy to hand carry with lens wrapped by thumb and index finger
can shoot hip shots with thumb easily
fits into a pocket
seems well built, hefty for the size of it
people at work marveled at how fast it was compared to their p&s
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thanks, joe, for the early report.
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lots of pics in the other sony thread...
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thank you, sir. i saw 'em ...
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Again Joe you're tempting me. I've been interested in the Sony as the results I've seen so far have impressed me. I have the Fuji X10 and it gives great results. I used it exclusively this last week while on holiday but it's not as pocketable as I'd like. Ive had it eight months and I haven't really taken to it despite its performance. Could be time for a change.
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How's the LCD in bright light?
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not to my liking...
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not to my liking...
No miracles then? Just got a new lens for the NEX so I don't know why I'm even thinking about this camera.
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How does this hold up to the Ricoh GRDIV interms of ergonomics? Lots of menus? or are all the necessary controls in dial/button form?
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i just set it and go...but i did change up on the formats a few times, very quick and easy...i love the function buttion!

i had a grd for awhile which was great...this is better.
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Really impressed with this so far. One from tonight on 18th St. WDC.


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...thanks for the heads-up on this Joe, I have been seriously thinking about this one. Seems to be the right combination of size & quality of images to fit the "carry every where" camera that I have been looking for. Now, if I'll just carry the thing!

p.s. The color & resolution of that lens is very impressive. Some very nice shots Joe.
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thanks mike...i am really liking being able to have a truly pocketable camera...fits into my dress pants pocket, coat pocket etc.
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You certainly have an eye for composition, Joe. And it helps to have a camera that you feel comfortable with. I'll have to look into this one as an alternative/bridge to what I would like to get.

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You certainly have an eye for composition, Joe. And it helps to have a camera that you feel comfortable with. I'll have to look into this one as an alternative/bridge to what I would like to get.

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Joe, this is my favorite of the ones you've posted. It really is an amazing image in that the alternating sunlight & shadow didn't just blow that little cpu's mind trying to get the focus & exposure right. It is a marvel when I look at that image & think about it's complexity of exposure balance & focus point for auto focus... not to mention white balance. Now the red, RED berry image is a whole-nother story.
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thanks mike.
when i first saw this image i thought it was fuzzy and i thought the little rx had met it's match...but except for choosing the aperture the camera did it all.
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This is another one that could have been a disaster but it nailed the exposure & focus here too. It did a nice job on the composition also, dang, Sony is something else.
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I'm glad this camera is a winner. I just bought two! (Matching his and hers). Will be selling my Panasonic G1, GF1, and Sony 5N. It will be just the RX100 and my film cameras now.

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Aaarrrgh! I've been trying to resist buying this camera but I'm not sure I can anymore. This post is making it really hard!

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