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Old 10-17-2012   #1
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Question In the pants pocket?

Can anybody confirm that a Sony RX 100 will fit in the front pocket of an average size pair of men's pants? I tried the Ricoh GR4 and it fit fine but the RX 100 is just a few extra MM's deeper in size.
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It does in mine.
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I've heard the RX1 will require fairly deep pockets!
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No problem here.. Easily fits in my front jean pockets.

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Front jeans pocket, no problem.
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dress pants no problem...
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I think the important question is how tight are your pants?
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Let's see some pictures!

...then again, maybe not.
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Old 10-17-2012   #10
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i put the rx100 on my 60 inch lance strap...it hangs over the shoulder against my hip (high) and it fits nicely under my jacket...it's so light that i forget it's there...
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I think the important question is how tight are your pants?
my thoughts exactly.

I'm considering getting an rx100 as i've been missing a really pocketable camera, the canon s100 now is cheaper with the release of the s110 (but they're pretty much the same) and i really like the 24mm wide lens, but the big sensor on the rx100 and its better higher iso performance is quite remarkable.

for reference, i have a vivitar ultra wide and slim, which is a plastic P&S. it's brick shaped, so no curved edges, also no lens coming out of the body. it's 3cm thick, so 5mm slimmer than the rx100, and it kinda already fits tight on my front pockets (i don't fancy loose pants). I used to have a Panny LX3 and a Ricoh Caplio GX100, which I'd pocket often, the GX100 is 25mm thick and fit alright, but the LX3 which is 27mm but the lens came away further from the body felt like I was too excited about the events I was witnessing... not so nice.

wish i could just try an rx100 at a shop to pocket it and see how it goes. not available anywhere where I live :/
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i put the rx100 on my 60 inch lance strap...it hangs over the shoulder against my hip (high) and it fits nicely under my jacket...it's so light that i forget it's there...
nice, very nice. excellent.
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my thoughts exactly.

I'm considering getting an rx100 as i've been missing a really pocketable camera, the canon s100 now is cheaper with the release of the s110 (but they're pretty much the same) and i really like the 24mm wide lens, but the big sensor on the rx100 and its better higher iso performance is quite remarkable.

for reference, i have a vivitar ultra wide and slim, which is a plastic P&S. it's brick shaped, so no curved edges, also no lens coming out of the body. it's 3cm thick, so 5mm slimmer than the rx100, and it kinda already fits tight on my front pockets (i don't fancy loose pants). I used to have a Panny LX3 and a Ricoh Caplio GX100, which I'd pocket often, the GX100 is 25mm thick and fit alright, but the LX3 which is 27mm but the lens came away further from the body felt like I was too excited about the events I was witnessing... not so nice.

wish i could just try an rx100 at a shop to pocket it and see how it goes. not available anywhere where I live :/
The rx100 retired my lx3... Rx100 is easier to fit in my jean pocket then the lx3. Both have part of their lens stick out from body, but rx100 is thinner.

If u wear your jeans tight.. Then may have same effect as the lx3...


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You said you wanted pics, right? Well, I shall quote myself then.

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If there is one advantage the RX100 has over any other large sensor compact, it is the size ...






And my personal favourite:



Just for the sake of portability, this is the camera I'd like to have on the side of my backpack or in my pocket wherever I go.

One other reason this appeals to me is the fact that I do not need to carry a lens cap.

On the other hand, the disappointing part about this camera is the lack of a "Smart Accessory Terminal", which is what Sony uses for their NEX accessory attachments, like the EVF and such.

I do not care for a hotshoe on a portable compact camera, what's the point ...

Here are a few reviews and previews:
TechRadar, Imaging Resource, and DPReview.

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it fits but looks like ya got a wallet and a small can o' skoal shoved in there.
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I wear my pants loose so pockets are not tight. The RX100 sounds like the perfect "have it with you all the time" camera. Is there someone who makes some cool skins for this rig?
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Old 10-18-2012   #17
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Do you really put cameras in [fabric] pockets? Mines gather lints, dust and what not. That's besides fact I don't like anything to hang down my pockets. Synthetic lining of jacket is different - and even then I have to clean pockets from time to time.

But that's just me, I have seen enough cameras clogged and failed because they don't tolerate alien particles in them.
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I think the important question is how tight are your pants?
"Is that an RX100 in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?" ]'-)
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Old 10-18-2012   #19
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I think the important question is how tight are your pants?
good point, i'm always a bit fascinated over all kinds of cameras people consider pocketable. i probably couldn't even fit my canon s90 in my jeans front pocket. maybe a snug fit in some pairs, but that would just look and feel very weird.
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Mine just arrived!

Yep, no problem in any pocket.

However, while picking up a new SD card for it -I eyed up a Sony LCS-CSW in black in the very same aisle. $11.99 later ... perfect fit!

It has a belt loop, hook, or still fits in a loose pocket. Fits camera w/ wrist strap, extra card, Space Pen Bullet w/ a few sheets of notepad paper, an extra battery and/or charging cable as well (but no wallwart). I'll bet the next size up would though if you wanted an all-in-one!
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However, while picking up a new SD card for it -I eyed up a Sony LCS-CSW in black in the very same aisle. $11.99 later ... perfect fit!

Well done!

I purchased a soft fabric drawstring pouch (just over £1 on ebay) which gives the camera a bit of added protection without adding any bulk when in my pocket.
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no probelm with dockers and a microfiber bag
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no probelm with dockers and a microfiber bag

It fits fine in my Dockers. Pretty much a uniform, tan chinos and a dress shirt. My wife got me some skinny jeans rather than my favorite 501's, and it still fits no problem.

I went out to flea bay and got some black microfiber draw string bags to use as MU-43 lens bags and for the RX100, solves the lint problem just fine.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/12-MICRO-FIB...item35b4fac30e

Hope that helps.

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kinda tight and slight bulge. Would not want to carry it that way for long, but it'll do in a pinch.

Give it another 5 years and we'll be there.
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It fits fine in tight pockets. Looks maybe like a packet of smokes to a passerby ...
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