Lately in good weather, I run more frequently with my Sony RX100 in the coat pocket to work. This small compact camera go with me already some time not only on the way to work, but also for hiking and small travel.
The RX100 image quality is extremely good. This is due mainly to the sensor which has been very large with an inch in contrast to most compact cameras.
You can take pictures with this small marvel that can at least compete with such a beginner DSLR. The lens is very bright with its maximum aperture of 1.8 and if you stops two times, the image is razorsharp to the edge. The focal length ranges from 28 mm to 100 mm.
Certainly, the price you have to pay for this little camera is very high. But it is worth every penny. I know a lot of photographers who are traveling for months only with the Sony RX100 especially in the city. The camera is so inconspicuous-very good for street photography. Even in rock concerts in very low light conditions. No security-man really takes seriously such a small camera and they easily waving the user through.
It has in addition to the possibility of manually aperture and exposure time to adjust, semi-automatic and can be focused even manually. In addition, there are a number of automatic modes for almost all possible motives by the sport mode to the HDR mode. Also, you can easily create panoramas with a very high resolution. Videos are recorded with full HD, 50 frames per second. A single push of a button is enough to start the video recording.
The screen is three inches tall and has a resolution of more than one million pixels. You can judge the shot images in high quality on the monitor.
The ISO- Auto can be used up to ISO 800 without remorse. Until then, noise in the photos is absolutely not to perceive. Despite the 20 mega pixels which the sensor is crammed, the image quality is excellent.
What can one say in addition to the high price of disadvantages?
The buttons are mildly tiny and not really suitable for big man hands. The camera would be perfect, if it had a hot shoe and a remote control. Perhaps a Finder and a reasonable grip. But then it would be probably much larger, than it is at the moment. But just these tiny dimensions make it so unique. You can take it easily anywhere, it fits even in a not-too-tight pocket of jeans without dents out.
The images were photographed by September 2012 until this morning.