Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Sony RX100 Large Sensor Compact

The rumors have proven to be very accurate for the Sony RX100 large sensor compact camera.  For sure, this camera will give Canon a run for its money against the G1X.  Almost from every aspect, the Sony RX100 is better, except the swivel LCD screen, very high ISO, or, the awful optical viewfinder that probably nobody uses.  Sadly, the price is not very cheap at $650.  It's $150 less than the Canon, but I think it's still too high, though I understand that there aren't too many large sensor compacts on the market, and they can ask for higher price.  When the flood of larger sensor compacts from Panasonic, Sigma, Nikon and Canon come into the market, we should see price of around $400, like the current high end compacts.

I checked out some of the sample pictures from the Sony RX100 from dpreview, they look great to me, even at ISO 1600, it's quite acceptable.

Let the large sensor compact war begin.

Primary Colours -- NEX-5N & Carl Zeiss Planar 50mm f1.4 HFT QBM. Click for larger.

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