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New compact with decent lens - Sony DSC RX100
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daniel B
(dbogey) - F - M

Locale: East Coast
Just used it 8 days on the Sierra High Route on 09/28/2012 07:23:18 MDT Print View

This camera is a gem. I'm an owner of a few point and shoot plus a Nikon d40 with expensive lenses and the rx-100 has replaced all my cameras. I love the ability to shoot jpeg/raw and HD video with one device.

Serge Giachetti
(sgiachetti) - M

Locale: Boulder, CO
Gallery on 10/28/2012 03:28:56 MDT Print View

I would give this camera a full on review, but don't have much negative to say about it. I'm surprised at how good the IQ is each time I open a file in PS. I also appreciate the increased depth of field for landscape work. That, combined with the steady shot IS makes the camera pretty usable without a tripod.
Its responsive and easy to use with an LCD thats easy to see even bright sun. Really happy with this purchase.

There's not much to hold onto, so I generally keep the wrist strap wrapped if I'm moving with it. I wish the macro could get closer at standard and tele focal lengths, but I understand this is a natural limit of putting a relatively large sensor in a small camera with a big aperture. It'd be great if there were a hotshoe for an external mic like the one for NEX models. The video is great, and sound is not bad, but to do more legit video I'd probably need an external mic. Also, I wish this thing had android or built in wifi, which I bet will be in the next model. Speaking of which, my only reluctance around this camera is that, with sony's aggressive approach innovation, I know I'm going to want to replace this with their next drool worthy model.

Here's a gallery with indian peaks, san juans, and zion trips form october. Its been a good month!

Ted E
(Mtn_nut) - MLife

Locale: Morrison, CO
rx100 on 01/05/2013 12:51:55 MST Print View

for those of you that use this camera, is there any way to charge the battery pack via USB?

Franco Darioli
(Franco) - M

Locale: @Tarptent
New compact with decent lens - Sony DSC RX100 on 01/05/2013 13:50:57 MST Print View

As it comes , you can only charge it via USB
(in camera charging)

Nick Gatel
(ngatel) - MLife

Locale: Southern California
Re: New compact with decent lens - Sony DSC RX100 on 01/05/2013 14:01:31 MST Print View

Sony also sells a wall charger you can insert a battery into, plus this charger has a USB port. I have one.

Ah, heck I can't get the HTML do-hickey thingy to work with my iPad. Jordan really needs to fix this stuff with a modern UI.

Edited to fix link..

Edited by ngatel on 01/05/2013 14:27:24 MST.

Ted E
(Mtn_nut) - MLife

Locale: Morrison, CO
thanks on 01/05/2013 16:07:18 MST Print View

nice. so you can charge it with the battery in the camera via USB. thats my one complaint about my canon S100.

I think just found my next birthday present to myself!

Franco Darioli
(Franco) - M

Locale: @Tarptent
New compact with decent lens - Sony DSC RX100 on 01/05/2013 16:18:39 MST Print View

I see the USB charging becoming more and more popular.
Just having one of those USB in and out power banks makes it possible now to power up a lot of stuff.