Convince me to not buy the RX100

Started Nov 22, 2012 | Discussions thread
Andrew Butterfield
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Re: Convince me to not buy the RX100
In reply to GomerP, Nov 28, 2012

Don't buy the RX100 because:

  • You can't use the self timer with bracketed shots or HDR
  • The histogram disappears when you adjust exposure compensation
  • It takes a full second to zoom into an image on playback
  • Getting from one end of the menu system to the the other in a hurry is a pain
  • There's no ND filter and the max shutter speed is 1/2000
  • There's no distance scale in manual focus mode
  • You can't set the control ring to aperture and the control wheel to exposure compensation
  • The buttons on the back are too small
  • The HDMI connector in the base of the camera is awkward
  • You don't get a battery charger
  • The tripod screw isn't in line with the centre of the lens
  • You have to choose between stills, AVCHD or MP4 in playback mode
  • It's expensive
  • You can't turn off digital zoom in video mode
  • I've discovered all these 'faults' in three days of ownership, so who knows how many more I'll find...
Obviously you shouldn't buy this camera. Unless of course you want a camera that's so beautifully built and takes such amazing stills and video that you can forgive all (well, most) of these foibles and learn to love it, as I am very quickly learning to do.
And who knows, Sony might even fix these things for us with a firmware update. Or maybe they made it this way to stop too many people buying RX100s.
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