La De Da. D7100 and S100, just sold an RX100 (nice photos, nice bounce, to big for my jean pocket- Yeah I am that lazy). Use iPhone far to often, unless I need the shutter speed and optical soon. Once the iPhone has an optical zoom, I'm guessing I will stop looking for whats next and keep my to favs, (above), there will be little reason to upgrade for years.
1st the obvious. This site is "free" we love it. We use it. Perhaps we click on a link and buy something from time to time. The work that goes into this site is much appreciated. As for the Enthusiasts ILC, "who knows" one persons perfect Nikon is another Samsung... peace
I had not thought about it in awhile, until I read someones comment regarding "turning two dials" to change shutter and exposure. It flashed me back to days of yore. I do miss that ease of adjustment. Not fiddling with screen menus. I would not however pay this much for that ability, but thanks Nikon for the memories.
Johnsonj: Very nice. I'll get the next one as I just got the 5, 10 mos. ago.
Here's my dilemma: when do I use my RX100? Many times I carry both, the RX100 for pictures and iPhone for video. But that's a pain switching back-and-forth. I love RX100 and know it's better for stills and movies, but the iPhone is convenient, small, useful apps, and it's always with me.
Wish Apple would partner with Sony to combine iPhone with RX100.
I too carry that same combo. The other day, on the beach with family, I used both, however for CU of my daughters little girl, the RX100, zoom, excellent resolution, fill flash, (titled the head back), etc. I love my iPhone and as I have noted in prior posts, I for one a former professional photographer, rarely print photos, I haven't gone to 11 x 14 in years. Much of my "work" is as another poster disparagingly mentioned uploaded or emailed, Instagram is enjoyable, twitter a good way to share my daily "shots will walking" around NYC, perfect. Most of us know when to reach for a "real" camera, most of us know when to use a DSLR or RX100 or, yes, the iPhone... its all cool people... enjoy your photos, share um if you got um...
Using a Sony RX 100, Nikon D7000 and of course iPhone5. I think I will pass. I am even with all the reading I am doing still confused as to "why" I want to switch. For me the D7000 (any DSLR) is speed. I will have to read a bit more to see if these four thirds cameras perform in such as way as to dump my D7000. Any one that is a user of this equipment, not just a "mine is bigger so its better" shooter, feel free to provide insight
Nice vivisection concept. But no thanks. I have the RX100 and sadly many other cameras of varying sizes. Even with the RX100 in my backpack I have a tendency to reach for my iPhone. As mentioned in another post, I print rarely, I share daily. I am a committed iAll gadgeteer. I will await the time in the near future when the lens tech allows for optical zoom on an iPhone and then I'll have it all. As I was typing it popped into my head when and why I need my D7000, speed. Birds landing on the water, sporting events (even the amazing Snappy Cam app not good enough), my kids, kids running around, etc. I do not wish to lug a "lens" around, thanks Sony but no...I'll just phone it in....
A general comment: We all parse on each and every bit of news regarding which camera is "best", the weight vs. feature, will this change be useful, the new low pass, the next hi-tech change. I for one rarely print, had a darkroom back-in-the-day, photography was a full time gig, now I shoot, post, email and occasionally print. The changing, "newer-better” tech has little bearing. Am I alone in that95% of my work exist as digital? Do many of you print, frame or sell your work? Its been a strange trip from the time and patience it took to bring photos to perfection, jiggling trays to Instagram, where I can see some excellent work and post my own and get feedback in seconds. AA filters? Gold Awards? Pros and cons of RAW’ It’s hard to buy a truly bad camera these days, the differences are small, many lenses are made by the same manufacture, pocket size this, lens heavy that, other than full time working professionals, what does it matter to the 99% whose photos never leave the screen?
GAS. "Gear" is everything I buy in a quantity beyond what is reasonable. Too many watches. GAS. Too many shoes. GAS. Too many socks. GAS. Even if you have the money. What this comes down to is consumption. TV teaches us to consume. This site teaches us to consume. Those of us that have the resources (money) have always and it seems will continue to consume. I tell my wife/girlfriend/friends/mother/sister I am helping the economy by buying more "gear". The more I spend the more some company sells. Perhaps GAS is a good thing. If taken to the point of a gamblers addiction not good. If you can afford it. If you are not taking food off the table. Enjoy yourself. We all know a new and cooler watch wont get us where we are going on time any more than our $65 Swatch.. but if you are a watch GAS'er you don't care. So it goes with human nature... Either embrace GAS or change... One question, will you used the saved money in a positive way? If so head over to KIVA they can use it.
Jon Holstein: I might have missed it, but I think I've read all reviews of the RX100 that are on this site.
But you can actually tilt the flash with your finger, allowing it to bounce. I dont know how much difference it makes in practise since I don't own one. But it sounds like a neat feature.My guess is that the RX100 II can do the same, it would be nice to know, and if its just an "on paper feature" or if it actually has some effect in reality.
Also it would be nice to know if the Wifi could support remote viewfinder. I havent heard it has that feature, so it would be nice to hear what Sony says about it, if it's not offical already and I just missed it.
The tilting bounce does make a difference. I use that feature frequently and it does allow for additional control... a very nice touch....
PS quick comparison chart on amazon pre-order page.. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DGQK2GM/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER
Been loving my RX100... do I need a tilt screen... no.. would I like WiFi yes... do I need a half a stop improvement sure but is it worth selling my RX100? Not sure.. On the other hand..
hiro_pro: i cant believe how defensive some of the responses are. i have a d600 and an iphone 4s. yes my d600 takes better pictures not to mention the lens options. are there times when i am out and all i have is my phone? sure. are there times when i can snap a quick iphone picture to express or capture something? yes. the iphone (any smartphone) is making photography accessible to a large number of people that may never have explored the art before. we should celebrate that. eventually some of these new photographers will want to improve their art and upgrade. maybe camera sales will increase (or prices with drop- happy thought). are these the best mobile pics i have ever seen. no. i have a ton of friends on instragram that are taking better pictures. why? because their iphone made photography accessible to them. sure, i also have friends who should black out their camera lens and delete the camera icon but i have also seen some bad pics in the slr forums here
could not agree more. Get a grip. Shooting is the way to learn, so shoot a lot, phone, D7000, whatever. I use my iPhone much more than my D7000 or RX100. Partly too lazy to carry D7000 on a daily basis, partly due to me love of the "easy effects" edit. I look back on my "shaking the fixer in the trays" days and say, "thank you"... so shoot as you wish... most will be selfies and kittens... get over it... its just a photo.. you don't like SmartPhone photos, don't use it.
OK here I go again... returned the Fuji X20, shoot with a D7000 and Cannon S100, gave the 95 to daughter. So is the RX100 the answer. All cameras have, as we know, pros and cons. I want carry anywhere, a camera that will take me away from my (don't freakout now) iPhone, because I love to edit and share with family the moment I shoot (yes was a professional photographer for decades and now enjoy instagram and email my life "as it happens"). I believe we are all a bit nuts with the number of cameras we have/buy/sell/test/, but its what we do. I am guessing if the iPhone had an optical zoom I'd do fine. I also digress. I love to shoot, (as we all do), so aside from phone/photo haters who may not wish to answer :), can "you" say that the RX100 will deliver the images I want when I dont want to drag my D7000 around? Thanks for listening..
quick question... those of you with Nikon D7000 or other "large" DSLR's that have switched...Understanding that there are differences... Do you miss your old companion?
Headline deplorable. I've not seen the photos. We all think we will be the one to enter the burning building, not shoot the exterior, that we would leap forward saving a person from an oncoming car or leap down to save someone about to die on subway tracks. Perhaps you might. Perhaps not. As for the photos I am "not" him. I do not know his motives. I have avoided taking shots of some accidents I've passed while others have been captured. Talking about photojournalists in war zones in comparison to this is a huge reach. We all carry cameras, we all instinctively grab-a-shot as its seen. Some of the people on the platform where frozen, some backed away, others thought, in the seconds before this sad event, "Should I help?", one snapped shots. Then sold them. We each make our own judgements, we each have a view of ourselves that in most cases has never been tested. This was tragic. The Posts headline, tragic, but very "Post". Condolences to the family
I gave my daughter my S95 and am using the S100, I seem to still believe the S95 takes better shots... and no thank you.. .touch screen.. I get it, camera phones, but we do not need that on a compact camera...
PocketTool: Touch screens have no business being on a pocket camera IMO. This is the wrong direction for me. The Fuji XF1 on the other hand is a far more interesting camera. I think the Fuji folks have got a much better grasp of "dancing with those who brung ya". There's no need to turn everything into a video game or an iphone when there is a rich history of proven designs to mine for new ideas.
Want to get me excited Canon? Put a large bright optical viewfinder and analogue controls on your next shirt pocket camera.
So very much agree with this. No touch screen needed... Optical viewfinder... yes please
Fantastic article. Love the photos. The waterfall shot... unreal... not sure I could get that shot/edit... thank you for the info it will improve my instagram feed... thanks againTravelpoet
I've been a photographer professionally and now just for enjoyment not for cash. I love my D7000 and all the other cameras I have gone through, Sony Cybershot DSC-F55E, etc.. When I switched from film to digital I became a truly bad photographer, not composing, just shooting. No longer worrying that I only had 11 rolls of film with me that day... I got over that and as we all have (well most of us) and began to understand and love digital. Film still has a time and reason but not for me. Side note: I don't understand why I would want a Micro Four Thirds system. I tried it in store.. I walk around holding the lens.. weird...I love my D7000 and my iPhone5. The iPhone is not a D7000 or even a PowerShotS110. It is a fantastic, always in my pocket, take anywhere camera/photolab. That is a fact. I get wonderful shots, I edit (no fixer smell) post and enjoy the feedback. Get over it. Phone cameras are here to stay... enjoy them. Welcome aboard to all photographers..