HappyVan: OP has expressed a personal preference. That's fine.
Just got to remember that the majority of DPR regulars are enthusiasts, not opportunistic snapshooters.
Versatility over portability. Depth versus weight.
Marvellous, well-matured snobbery. The 8x10 crowd scoffed at Cartier-Bresson's puny little Leica along the same lines.
The claimed 1/2 stop seems to be in JPEG processing. RAW data puts the original RX100 well ahead of Mk2 at lower ISOs: http://www.techradar.com/reviews/cameras-and-camcorders/cameras/compact-cameras/sony-rx100-ii-1160503/review/5#articleContent
sdribetahi: You all need to get over the viewfinder. Believe it or not, not everyone takes pictures at eye level. You should try it once, it actually works without sticking the thing to your face.
Actually it is not a generational thing. Coming from the LF and MF tradition, I hate having to squint through a peeping-hole and only ever use the screen. In fact, the squinters were used to be sneered at for their puny negs.
JWest: At last, NEX has a comparable lens to the f2 30mm I've been using on my Samsung NX for years. And for only four times the price! ;)
Yeah... My only concern for NX 30/2 is its very harsh rendering of OOF highlights. Pehaps Touit is better in this respect.
This stuff bugs me AS A MATTER OF PRINCIPLE.They want to force me into it!? - @£*&(!! YOU!
Zig Ermeson: Lots of criticsism. People defending the Israeli site? This is sad. Why no women in the picture?
"Why no women in the picture?"
Women are busy at a different media event.
ogl: HAMAS puts the rocket launchers near civilians homes. They also make "human shield" from kids and women. HAMAS hates Israel more that they love their children. The winining photo is too much post processing. And too politically committed.
Our society is sick if the photos of dead children are at 1st place.
Yep. These images are cheap emotional fodder, and they reap first places with the predictability of the knee-jerk reflex. Ugh!
I am pretty sure it's COLOSSEUM, i.e. "colossal".