Luminous Landscapes RX 100 review

Discussion in 'Sony RX100 Forum' started by Pelao, Jul 12, 2012.

  1. Pelao

    Pelao SC All-Pro

    Jul 11, 2010
    Ontario, Canada
    LL has a brief review of the new Sony. Basically, he loves it. Brief and informative:

    Sony RX100
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  2. bartjeej

    bartjeej SC Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Nov 12, 2010
    Nice review, looks like an amazing camera. Wish I could afford it.
  3. retow

    retow SC All-Pro

    Jul 24, 2010
    Wow, what a conclusion the review ends with. I don't recall having read a review in which the tester concludes that a camera of a crowded market segment stands head and shoulders above the rest.
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  4. Chris2500dk

    Chris2500dk SC Top Veteran

    Dec 22, 2011
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    It certainly looks to be a big improvement in the ultra-compact range. It's also a big price increase though.
  5. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Lexington, Virginia
    These high end compacts are meant to compete with the entry level DSLRs. Smaller but comparable IQ, so they can ask for a similar price. Then, of course, there are people like us . . .
  6. serhan

    serhan SC All-Pro

    May 7, 2011
  7. mobelby

    mobelby SC Rookie

    Jul 4, 2012
    He doesn't even mention Handheld Twilight or Clear Zoom and those are already two of my favourite features.

    I took a picture in a very dark cupboard with the twilight mode without flash and I was very impressed.
    Equally, setting the camera to jpeg mode and 5 Megapixel size mode means the clear (digital) zoom really expands the range of the optical zoom with very little quality degradation.

    The screen handles outdoor shooting in very bright Sydney sunshine and yes it was a very sunny day on which I tested it
  8. serhan

    serhan SC All-Pro

    May 7, 2011
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  9. I tried not to look, really I did. But now I want one, really badly...
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  10. retow

    retow SC All-Pro

    Jul 24, 2010
    I got mine on Friday. It's shirt pocket size. Amazing IQ and functionality for an always carry on you camera. A game changer for high end truly compact point & shoots.
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  11. texascbx

    texascbx SC Veteran

    Jul 10, 2010
    Canton Texas
    Sony tends to try out really new stuff in their compact cameras and get it working well, then they put it in their SLT cams. So I figure the upcoming A99 should be killer.

    Sony really does not try to make cheap cutting edge cams so I figure the price is fair, for a Sony.
  12. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    EOSHD has done a review as well. I got a bit lost on how much of their review was focused on stills as opposed to just video, but I gather that they like it more than just a little.

    Sony RX100 review |
  13. Isoterica

    Isoterica SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 6, 2011

    Now you have to show us what it can do!
  14. retow

    retow SC All-Pro

    Jul 24, 2010
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  15. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus Subscribing Member

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    These images are helpful - thankyou.
  16. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Thanks for posting those. Keep them coming!
  17. olli

    olli Super Moderator Emeritus

    Sep 28, 2010
    Metro Manila
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    wengkilop New to SC

    Jul 3, 2012