The Sony RX100 has blown up mirrorless - might as well get DSLR and RX100 P&S

Started Nov 22, 2012 | Discussions thread
tonyswash
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Re: The Sony RX100 has blown up mirrorless - might as well get DSLR and RX100 P&S
In reply to lukep, Nov 25, 2012

I own a D800 and pile of top quality lens and I love that camera but there are times when you just don't want to carry around that amount of kit, when you just go for stroll in the park or a day out with some friends or whatever. For a long while I wanted a compact camera that could supplement my DSLRs and deliver good quality photos but which could fit in my pocket and finally, after trying many compacts, I found the simply wonderful RX10. I now carry this thing everywhere and I just love the photos and videos it delivers.

I went to the victory parade of UK athletes and Para-athletes after the Olympic games finished in London and I took the the D800 with a 70-300 supplemented by the RX100 for the wide angle and video and the combination was just right. The photos are here:

http://tonyswash.com/Tony/archives/2089

Another feature of the RX100 is it's ability to focus incredibly closely so you can shoot some lovely macro type shots whenever anything catches your eye. Here are some examples:

http://tonyswash.com/Tony/archives/2333

http://tonyswash.com/Tony/tonys-photos?wppa-album=198&wppa-cover=0&wppa-occur=1

It's perfect when you are just strolling about, don't want to hump a heavy D800 around but don't want to miss any shooting opportunities that present themselves, here are some examples:

http://tonyswash.com/Tony/archives/2079

http://tonyswash.com/Tony/archives/2389

http://tonyswash.com/Tony/archives/2375

http://tonyswash.com/Tony/tonys-photos?locale=en_US&wppa-album=205&wppa-cover=0&wppa-occur=1

I used a polarising filter for a lot of these shots that attaches magnetically to the RX100

The main thing about the RX100 is that it makes taking spontaneous photos simple, easy and fun. Highly recommended.

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