The RX100 from Sony is simply the best point and shoot camera in the word today, the best point and shoot every built. Don't trust me? Just google it out and then you will. I'll keep the review and comparison short, won't get much technical, so just 2 things for the RX100 :nn1) SLR quality images, even tough,n2) it fits in your pocket.nnBut if you are someone who is okay with carrying a few KGs of baggage (including SLR camera, lenses, extra batteries, the carry bags etc), then you may continue to burden yourself for a little bit of extra clarity that SLR would offer.nnBut, for most practical situations, like vacations, family functions, parties etc, this is the camera that you can take with you. What good is a SLR if you don't feel like carrying it with you because it is so bulky? The vacations should be to relax, not for carrying all the SLR related weight around.nnHowever, if you are a very, veRY, VERY serious photographer, you may stick to your SLR, as they still offer a little better photographs, given that you can carry the camera with you. Once of my friend (serious photographer) got neck sprains just by carrying his SLR+fitted lens from morning till night, while we were on a vacation.nnThis camera kicks some serious ***... Paronama, 1 inch CMOS sensor, 20 MP, amazing light sensitivity(low light pics are amazing), very high true resolution, amazing aperture, High Dynamic Range support, 1080p video recording... phew, i'm tired of writing all the good things this little guy has.nntime to get some sleep.. and dream about the Sony RX100..
This is truly the best pocket-able camera I have handled!nPrimarily the specifications are killer!!nnPROS(loooong list!)n1. 1" Carl Zeiss sensor(What an achievement!!),n2. f/1.8(WOW!! Low light and night photos are a treat!!),n3. 20 megapixels(offers fantastic detail!!)n4. auto-focus (exemplary!),n5. manual control ring(one of a kind!),n6. 3.6x optical zoom (respectable although the 7.2x clear image optical zoom offers surprisingly good performance too),n7. flexible flash (no more flash in subject's spectacles!),n8. 10 shots per second Burst Mode!! (that's superbly fast!!)n9. Panorama (best on the planet!!),n10.video at 60 fps with image stabilization (stellar!!)n11.Battery 330 shots(very very respectable!),n12.A wonderfully customizable Function button(big pro!)n13.Best part : weight 240gm!!!! (Competition's wgt begins at 400gm and above. So trulr light weight!!)nnnCONSn1. Biggest con I would say is no articulated screenn2. No optical VF if that's important coz the 3" Whitemagic display is definitely one of the best LCDs out theren3. No hot shoe if u have additional microphone or flash to attachn4. 7.2x zoom may look petty (but remember! 20 megapixels will offer u a gigantic photo with lots of detail anyway which makes up for this shortcoming)nnShould you go this? Of course you should!!! Coz for the first time ever, u will be sacrificing about 10-15% of DSLR quality in images(not in videos coz they literally are DSLR-like!) and u will be having the amazing liberty of tucking ur camera in ur pocket instead of hanging it around ur neck all the time.
I own this camera and hence, I am not going to write about pros, cons, technical specs. I will write about real experience. It's not meant for average point and shoot folks. It's targetted at Professionals needing a point and shoot camera.nFirst, if you put it on Auto or i+ Auto mode then you will have 80% of your shots come out really well even in dark. The only problem is that when you click in dark - the focus is way off. There is a simple solution around it - put it on manual. ISO performance is rather good for a camera of this size and ilk.nPhotographs are really well exposed and colors are controlled across the spectrum. In the video mode, you must tinker with the settings because the Auto mode just doesn't have enough intelligence to keep zooming in and adjusting the scene. It simply becomes dark as you zoom in. Auto ISO just doesnt work. Put it on higher ISO and then zoom - it would be all great. Videos at HD are just kickass. At Full HD - you will run out of all your storage space so you better stick to 720p.nnIt takes getting used to the controls especially the ring adjustment but once you do - it's a breeze. nnThe grip is okay. It wont slip out of hands but it's not comfortable either. Well, that's probably the sacrifice that you make for having this beast of a camera in your pocket. nnAnother thing - it's not really pocketable in the truest sense of the word. Yes, you can put it in your pocket but it's slightly heavy and the lens is quite big and protrudes a little. It's quite comfortable in the jeans pockets. nnFlash is really good for the size. Doesnt cause red eye most of the time. Is able to illuminate during night and is very effective for fill flash during the day. Only gripe is that for subjects farther than about 5 feet - it doesnt light up evenly. Well, maybe it's not meant to do that trick.nnAt 35k, it's a not for everyone. If you are seriously concerned about quality and want the fastest point and shoot camera in the world at this moment - go and buy it. You won't regret it. Just don't expect Pro grade SLR quality.
Have clicked more then 1200 pics now and i must say this camera is killer......Did research for almost 6 months from Point & shoot to DSLR's and finally opted for this. Bought from a local store near my place. Guys if you are not professional photographer and want gr8 images like DSLR, then RX100 is the best choice for you. nMacro / Portrait / B&W / Toy mode etc,,, have clicked almost all formats and truly satisfied with this cam. nSuggestions : n1) Buy 16/32 GB sandisk superspeed : 45 mbps card.n2) Click photos in RAW format and later edit with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.2 to get excellent resultsn3) Buy Sony LCJ-RXA case from ebay.com to ease of use.nnyou can view quality of photos on my website : kunalnsolanki.wix.com/sublimeshotsnnHighly recommended !!!
I bought this Camera during Diwali Sale. As usual Flipkart delivered before promised date, Thanks Flipkart. I always wanted to have DSLR, but did not want the big baggage that comes with it. With two kids I always have to carry lot of baggage during travel/site seeing, water bottles, snacks, my phone, wife’s phone, kids tab etc. So any additional baggage was stick No-No. Then I found RX100 which promised very close to DSLR performance but without baggage. Since Canon DSLR 600D was available for almost similar price, It was very difficult to decide on DSLR vs this. Read lots of reviews and saw samples on internet and I decided to go for it. While reading reviews about this, I liked a comment by one reviewer "The best Camera is the one with you". After 10 days of usage and 1000+ photos of each and every object near and far, lighted and dark, I am fully satisfied with my decision to purchase RX100. Pros: 1.Size does matter. I can carry this in pocket anywhere and comeback with great photos.It’s very small, really compact camera for the features and options it provides. Options give you good control over electronics and optics system. 2.Feature I like most is background defocus, BULB, , i, i+ and manual mode :) 3.Images are as good as DSLR. Portraits, Macros and Landscape. 4.Could read distance sign boards in Landscape photographs that was not visible to naked eyes. 5.Extremely satisfied with low light photography. Could photograph a magazine cover in candle light from 10ft distance without flash and could ready everything. With 10s shutter speed and tripod. Photo came out as if flash was used.(Though small noise is visible) 6.Video quality is very good. Have not explored many options on videos yet. Cons: 1.Flash location, most of the time you will forget that flash is goanna pop-up below your finger where you will hold this naturally on left top edge. 2.Panorama mode could be improved. Rajendra