My Sony RX100 in NY with test shots... [imgs]

Discussion in 'Sony RX100 Forum' started by phdezra, Jul 7, 2012.

  1. phdezra

    phdezra SC Regular

    Jun 11, 2012
    Got my hands on an RX100 from a friend back from Japan directly. Wow - what a camera! Took it to my favorite park across the street from my office -- you know I love those real-user, average Joe tests (after all, any professional can make great photos with even a mediocre camera; the key is for the mediocre photog to make great images!)

    Snappy camera, fast handling, amazingly quick and most important: great images. Tried it for 90 shots; selling it. Loved it!!! Buuuuut I have the E-M5 now and really don't need it even though I ordered it ages ago. (Will be selling on the For Sale forum.)

    I set the camera to a mere 10MP (down from its native 20MP!) and shot in P mode and iAuto to see how it would perform. 95% of my shots were keepers. I spent my time on people, since that is what I mainly take images of friends and family. That said, while I like the camera, I realize I dont need $700 invested in it. Going for sale soon, with under 100 test shots. Works flawlessly. I'm sure it will make someone happy, but again since I carry my E-M5 everywhere nowadays, I just dont need it.

    Some test shots (full Flickr set is available here: RX100 - a set on Flickr ) and here is a link to video Unboxing Sony RX100 unboxing | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

    Details in her wisps of hair is astounding (and yet this is at the 10MP setting!)



    This photo taken in harsh sunlight - nice performance and DR handling! 7489667212_8d60b906c1_h.

    This woman was sitting in 95 degree direct sun. The RX100 did a superb job capturing the detail without blowing out highlights. Bravo!

    Pointing straight at Grace building in NYC. Look at the sky blue and details in the building. If you check out the Original size in Flickr set you can even see lights in the building that are on. Detail unreal.


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  2. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
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    One word. WOW. Impressed with the IQ there.
  3. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus

    Jul 17, 2010
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    Bill Shinnick
    Yes an impressive set.
  4. Julien

    Julien SC Top Veteran

    Jan 6, 2012
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    Spectacular images from such a small camera.
  5. texascbx

    texascbx SC Veteran

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  6. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo!

    Sep 8, 2010
    London UK
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    I managed a quick play here in the UK with a pre production model and the camera is tiny. It's superbly built and the camera is pretty easy to use. I think it will be a sure fire winner but I just didn't want one. It made me feel cold towards it which is a real shame. Roll on LX7 and XZ-2!!
  7. phdezra

    phdezra SC Regular

    Jun 11, 2012
    It does lack a bit of 'character' when holding it compared to the XZ-1, if that matters. However, the image output is the real determinant. We'll see what the XZ-2 has inside of it (in terms of sensor) and the LX-7.

    I do think that the XZ-2 (if built upon the XZ-1's lens) could be superior simply because of the lens. Yes, I know the RX100 has a "Zeiss T* lens" but a lot of that is marketing as well. The XZ-1 lens was superb and simply bigger/better glass regardless of the same max aperture. Stay tuned, for sure...
  8. BruPri

    BruPri SC Top Veteran

    May 11, 2011
    Seattle, Washington USA
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    Bruce J. Pritchard
    The exact same reason I traded in the NEX-7 for the X-Pro1
  9. phdezra

    phdezra SC Regular

    Jun 11, 2012