In a recent post, I wrote about David Pogue’s rave review of Sony’s RX100, the pocket-size camera with a Zeiss 1.8 lens and a big, big chip. Since then, I’ve read a number of write-ups and reviews, and what was “maybe” my next big purchase has become a reality that goes with me everywhere. Check out the specs and reviews for yourself, but here’s what stands out for me –
- Instant shutter response
- Beautiful image quality, even wide-open (due no doubt to the relatively huge chip that Sony has managed to use)
- Great macro capability (the lack of which kept me from buying Canon’s G1X)
- The ability to shoot both RAW and JPEG simultaneously (if you’re so inclined)
- Great performance at high ISOs. Here’s a sample, ISO 6400, shot late at night on a flight back from L.A.
Menu navigation took a bit of learning (probably due to my advanced age), but now it’s quick and easy. FYI, Lightroom’s latest update handles RAW from the RX100 and a whole group of new cameras from a bunch of manufacturers.