Sony Talk Forum gives RX100 Gold Award!!!

Started Aug 28, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: The idea is good.
In reply to Barry Fitzgerald, Aug 29, 2012

Barry Fitzgerald wrote:

Jpegs are sadly down to the usual not very good Sony standard, I've no idea why Sony can't nail jpegs, they struggle still on their Alpha models and have done since day one.

Actually that's not true as the jpgs out of this camera are the best Sony has ever come up with. Read the DPR review and even they praise the jpg engine, something they never do with Sonys. They say the jpgs are so good there is very little extra that can be gained by using RAW. Now if they could apply this jpg expertise to the SLTs they would be doing something.

"The camera's JPEG engine generally does a pretty good job. We've not been huge fans of Sony's approach in the past as its rather heavy-handed sharpening can overwhelm very fine detail. However, with the 20MP the RX100 has to play with, any detail being lost is very, very fine detail in the real world - the textures you'd want to show, such as grass, are often captured over enough pixels that the processing does a good job of conveying them convincingly.

As such there's not a lot of scope for digging out more detail by converting from Raw. That said, the ability to fine-tune the sharpening to match the subject matter is always handy."

Look at the picture, not the pixels

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