Photographic & Tech Musings by Jon Adams

Sony RX100 Worth the Hype?

The camera to rule them.
Recently the super portable yet amazing Sony RX100 Digital Camera climbed to the very top of all camera sales on Amazon US. Truly this is a camera people want. Tiny footprint, Big sensor, Nice Fast 1.8 glass, Amazing image quality, Huge Megapixel Count, Full 1080p Video, and a good price. I'm somewhat smitten by the little beauty myself.

You can find the technical details anywhere, Here's my take on what's hot with this camera

It's like a Nex camera. It seems like camera manufacturers hold back when putting out the camera. I know I feel this way with my Nex-7 often. Why is the bracketing so dumb? anyway, This camera does more than nearly all the other cameras in it's category.

True Full Manual and pro Modes P,S,A,M – The most amazing hardware in the world becomes useless if you don't have control.

Fast lens – 1.8 when zoomed out shortens depth of field and opens up the world of indoor shooting.

ISO 6400 – Did I mention people want to use their cameras indoors at parties and other events

1080p 60 Video – Don't settle for less, the video looks great from what I've seen.

Megapixels to spare or to crop – Having plenty of room to crop in can make a short lens long

RAW Files – Must have for any serious shooter

Speed – Fast AF and up to 10 Frames Per Second. You don't always need the speed but when you do, it's sure nice to have

Steady Shot – Sony's rendition of stabilization works very well and helps get you sharp shots.

Metal Body – I love the feel of a good solid camera, big or small.

If you're looking for a very portable camera with professional features, this is for you. These will be hard to come by for a while yet with the demand being off the charts.