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New RX 100 owner reporting in

Discussion in 'Sony RX100 Forum' started by Judderman62, Oct 1, 2015.

  1. Judderman62

    Judderman62 SC Regular

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    Mar 24, 2013
    Greater Manchester, UK
    Mike
    Evening all. Today took delivery of an RX 100 mk2 .

    May posting some questions if that's OK and if the forum is still active.

    Struck me how tiny this camera is - I had forgotten from when I'd played with them in stores and a friends some weeks back. I mean it's smaller than my recently deceased Fuji XF-1 for goodness sake and barely larger than the Pentax Q I had some time back.

    Some concerns on how I'll get along with the handling with my big sausage mits but we'll see how I go.

    Any good resources I should be looking at and any dedicated Fora elsewhere ?
     
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  2. dalethorn

    dalethorn Guest

    Check out Gary Friedman's stuff - I know him from the computer club meets back to the mid-80's.

    http://www.friedmanarchives.com/RX100/index.htm
     
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  3. Judderman62

    Judderman62 SC Regular

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    Mar 24, 2013
    Greater Manchester, UK
    Mike
    thank you kind sir :)
     
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  4. porchard

    porchard SC Veteran

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    Feb 24, 2013
    Devon, UK
    Well done - it's a great camera (or series of cameras).:)

    The handling can certainly be a little tricky - especially in large hands. I have found the lower half of the OEM case to be perfect to improve the handling, without comprising the benefits of the RX100's small size. When clad with the half-case, the camera still fits into a jeans pocket without difficulty. I would also recommend using the wrist-strap at all times, just in case of 'fumbles'.:eek-54:
     
  5. Judderman62

    Judderman62 SC Regular

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    Greater Manchester, UK
    Mike
    I'll see how I go and then if feel the need to consider a half case. Yep attached the wrist strap straight away - used to using one on my Fuji X-10 and like the added sense of safety it brings :).

    Thanks for the tips :)
     
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  6. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    If you end up deciding that it's too small for you (I did), but like the IQ and still want a fixed lens camera, I can recommend the RX100's bigger brother the RX10. It's the size of a small DSLR, but with no need to carry any additional lenses, I have never considered it anything other than a compact camera. (I don't believe that ANY cameras that are better than cel phones are "pocketable".)
     
  7. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    It's the only truly pocketable camera I have where I have no fear about the images. It can be hard to hold at times but when you need its combo of features it's a real winner. Alexander White has a nice ebook on Amazon for it.
     
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  8. Richard

    Richard SC Top Veteran

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    Feb 1, 2013
    Marlow, UK
    I keep my RX100 in a nylon case on my belt, and try to maintain the discipline of always slipping on the wrist strap first before pulling out the camera, and only taking it off when it's back in the case.

    The other pieces of advice I'd give are to leave the RX100 in iAuto mode when you're done so that it's ready next time if you're in a hurry. After that, the mode I use most often is Aperture Priority with -0.7 EV of exposure compensation dialled in to reduce blown highlights. I have the front dial set to control exposure compensation, which works well for me.

    I have Auto ISO set to a maximum of 1600, Auto Review switched off and the display information reduced to just rule-of-thirds gridlines.

    -R
     
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  9. porchard

    porchard SC Veteran

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    Feb 24, 2013
    Devon, UK

    Richard makes a very good point here (which I forgot to mention :rolleyes-74:).
    IME, this is a very good habit to adopt, when using the RX100.
     
  10. theoldsmithy

    theoldsmithy SC Top Veteran

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    Jan 7, 2013
    Herefordshire, England
    Martin Connolly
    I would strongly recommend the Richard Franiec grip (in conjunction with a wrist strap).
     
  11. Steve Cohan

    Steve Cohan New to SC

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    Sep 30, 2015
    Steve Cohan
    Same thing here, nylon case on my belt. I am a big person with large hands. I have no problem handling the camera. I also own the Sony a700, a77, a77M2. However, I take this little guy everywhere. I would never go on vacation with a full size camera while I own a camera with capabilities like the RX100.
     
  12. Judderman62

    Judderman62 SC Regular

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    Greater Manchester, UK
    Mike
    thanks for all the comments guys. Going to see how I get on with it as is before I think about potentially adding a grip :)
     
  13. bartjeej

    bartjeej SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 12, 2010
    bart
    Congrats on the new camera! It doesn't quite fit my needs, but it is an awesome feat of camera making. Looking forward to seeing some shots with it! :)
     
  14. Judderman62

    Judderman62 SC Regular

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    Mar 24, 2013
    Greater Manchester, UK
    Mike
    I know I ddin't think it did mine and when I've played with them in the past I felt it was like holding a bar of soap and didn't like the handling.

    More I read and heard about it though and a friend just got the mark I and it seems capable of some impossible things .. I figured I'd add it to my arsenal :)