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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...
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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nice colours eh?

i feel the same way...though it feels silly to walk around with this tiny thing when my buds are shooting these long lenses on behemoths next to me.
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I can just about taste those.

Really have been enjoying mine. Wondering why I bother with other digitals...maybe I'll just use this and a couple of film cameras....
Really this what I'm doing now. The RX100 is in the same small bag as my M6 with 28/35 lenses. I sold my DLux 5 and X100 is in a local ads on sale now. The OMD + the fine M43 primes will be used for fast moving events and some serious shoots. It's in my dry cabinet and has not seen action for some time. Cheers!
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Btw, I still have the GRD4 mainly used for in-camera B&W.
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Oh dear Joe, yoo've done it again. Having seen yours and others shots here, I went an ordered the Sony. Ive got the Fuji X10 and its given me some very good shots but I don't like it as much as my X100 or GRD IV so I'm gonna sell it. Also ordered the Franiec grip. Had one on my Canon G7 and it made a vast difference. Hopefully the camera will be here in the next few days and I'll get chance to shoot it at the Manchester Pride Parade on Saturday.
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it's a fun camera paul and now that you will be having one the bar will be raised considerably...
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I'm still in testing stages but so far the camera is doing well. I won't do anything serious until Adobe releases the update.

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I find the interface interesting and very adaptable. I do prefer the simplicity of the GRD4 but I got this to be a sidekick to the Ricoh, not replace it....

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Low light....

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Some shots from Sunday, my first real chance to shoot.





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Enjoyed this rant. Some sweet shots, Joe. Enjoy the new rig.
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Enjoyed this rant. Some sweet shots, Joe. Enjoy the new rig.
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Love the shots posted...looks like a Very FUN cam !!
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have you ever considered shooting food for a living? i suddenly have this overpowering desire for tomatoes.

pity they're around eight dollars a kilo here at the moment!

the colours from that little camera are really excellent ... and you're using it brilliantly!
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thanks keith!
my veges are a strong subject for me...ironic as i never eat them.
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how are you liking the sony paul?
Liking the quality of the images Joe even though only jpegs. They can still handle some manipulation in LR3. Still trying to get used to the handling and how best to set the various to suit me. So far though I'm impressed.
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