Ray Maines

Ray Maines

Lives in United States Tacoma, WA, United States
Works as a Retired City Bus Driver
Joined on Feb 11, 2007
About me:

I started with a Sony a200, replaced that with a used a300, and enjoyed them both. Currently have an a77 and a NEX-6 and love them both.

Tamron 90mm Macro
Minolta 50mm F/1.7
Sony DT 35mm F/1.8
Sony 70-300 G &
CZ 16-80mm
(Two) Sony HVL_42 Flash Strobes

Sony 18-105 G E-Mount
Sony 10-18mm UWA
Sony 55-210mm
HVL-20 Flash

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On Sony DSC RX100 Hands-on Preview (544 comments in total)
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emircruz: Thats seriously compact (considering the sensor size)!

I wonder if the xz-1 replacement would be as small. If not, here's hoping to 4/3 sized sensor.. but thatll never happen.. the optics would just be too big - unless it has single focal length.

On another note.. wish they weathersealed these enthusiast compacts so you can take them anywhere.

I really hadn't thought of that before now, but you're quite right about weather sealing. This type of camera is likely to be used in the rain, on a boat, or carried in a sweaty shirt pocket and needs the protection more than a DSLR

Direct link | Posted on Jun 6, 2012 at 17:19 UTC

I see this as an auxiliary camera rather than the primary picture taking machine in the household. This is the camera you put in the glove box of the car, in your backpack, or take with you when you aren’t planning to take pictures. Higher Image Quality is always better than lower Image quality of course, but obsessing over the IQ of a pocket size, fixed lens camera is a foolish exercise.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 6, 2012 at 16:45 UTC as 36th comment | 4 replies
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