Point and Shoot to compliment my D4

Started Sep 10, 2012 | Discussions thread
Robert Loh
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Sony DSC-RX100
In reply to mshetzer, Sep 11, 2012

Pros:
1 inch sensor as big as Nikon J1's
small and pocketable
Fast focusing and f1.8 lens at 28mm
Good ISO performance up to 6400
IQ cannot compare with the D4 but great for a P and S
Very cool effects possible in-camera
Pop up flash can be bounced

Cons:
expensive ($650)
No optical viewfinder
Battery only lasts 330 shots but third party battery only costs $15
Weak flash with no possibility for hotshoe flash
Aperture drops from f1.8 as soon as you zoom in
Telephoto end not long enough

I have used this tiny gem for two weeks and it's great to be able to carry a small camera with me instead of always lugging the D4 around. Sure you sacrifice some IQ but sometimes it is a worthwhile compromise. I used to use a D300 or D3 as a second camera. Now, I may consider the Sony as a light weight substitute.

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