Great holidwy reading that doesnt tax the brain cells!
I got thr RX100 Mk1 as it was discountedby 200$ here (new, unopened box) plus a free Sony original case (the nice one) versus ghe MK2. I knew i wouldnt use the hotshoe as the external viewfinder for the Mk2 costs 400$ and i rarely use a flip up screen.
The slight increase in low light abikity didnt push me into paying nore either as i knew i would be using this compact in good light,
What amazed me most was how clever the Superior Intelligent Auto setting was ,,, It gave excellent results all the time when I was with non photographer friends and didnt want to keep tgem waitung by messing around with settings.
I reckon the Mk1 is tge classic!
Spectro: Less is more. I used to try to carry all the things, but it just get too big and heavy. For a pro you got to have everything ready, but for a weekend photostroll, just a camera is fine. Since I am more of the weekend photographer, if I need a ND filter I will bring it only if I need too. Dust blower? This is done at home if need be, heck Lightroom spot removal is easy. Trigger cord, how about the camera timer? Tripod is a planed thing too, if you don't plan on it, don't bring it. Heavy to carry around if you don't plan on using it. As for a the mini tripod, they aren't very good. I find a ledge or some object on the fly. I use my smartphone for calling not photo related, you must be showing off your webpage with a tiny screen? I have a tablet too, used to carry it, but that was extra weight also.
Agree - less gear means more fun and less neck ache. As.e would go with lenses - why wheel a baglisd when you can get away with what you need ?
Bill Bentley: I can't see a tripod mount anywhere. There certainly is the space for one. I think it would be helpful for a device like this.
Samsung got it right with their integrated Samsung galaxy camera design.
This contraption looks as if the lens/camera could easily fall off if you tried to answer the phone - an expensive mistake.
This doesn't do it for me I'm afraid. I live in HK and.there are far more interesting buildings than these.