Frank_BR: Why are the camera manufacturers complaining now? In 2009, 2010 and 2011, the world sank into recession, but the sales of cameras were peaking. Then the world was becoming poorer but camera manufacturers were making money like never before. Was that fair?
Now that the economies of the USA, Europe and Japan are beginning to recover, the sales of cameras are running out of gas. That old book would describe the situation, saying that fat years are coming to the world, and lean years to the camera manufacturers. Isn't that fair?
economy of the USA is NOT recovering with 1/3 population out of work and gov't propping up the stock market with billions every month
keep in mind go pro is used almost exclusively for television production for tight spaces or usual angles ie inside and outside moving vehicles as well sports of all kinds plus outer space. a lot of tv you're viewing is done with go pro and you don't even know it and you can buy it at walmart lol
no need to voteall you have to do is look at the 'own it' number and thats your winnerolympus? really?
by time this poll is over the products here will be discontinued
these polls are useless of course you're going to vote for the one you own. most won't have experience with any other camera to make 'best' judgement.look how the polls reflect what the majority own
If you're looking for the best image quality you can produce from a shirt pocket camera that has a great deal of flexibility, then buy the RX-100. Or the RX-100II if you think the tilt LCD, WiFi, or EVF option will be useful. I've been carrying this camera around the world with me for over two years now. It's never disappointed me for compact-type camera usage. Never. That's saying a lot.
another 'rush to market, keep up with the joneses piece of junk'
carrigman: "For anyone simply looking for the best image quality from a compact, the RX100 II is the answer." You can stop reading after that. IQ is what it's all about and the RX100 (versions 1 and 11) delivers that in spades. I have the original RX100 and I am constantly amazed at the quality it delivers.
why not gm1 instead of rx100 m2? size mostly....and when i had lx3/lx5. panny would upgrade the model and the accessories don't fit from the previous model. never again...
vFunct: Mirrorless cameras are junk. They're like cell-phone cameras, with their visual preview lag, but they're not as useful as cell phones because they aren't pocketable.
There are only two useful camera classes: dSLRs and cell phones. Everything else is a useless compromise that isn't as good as either.
There are absolutely NO professionals that use mirror less cameras at a press event. Every press photographer uses either a Nikon or Canon, while the writers use iPhones.
Mirrorless cameras aren't as good as an dSLR or a cell phone, and therefore nobody uses them.
They are junk toys.
can you say IGNORANTmr d funct?
i luv the one with the twinkie still on the table
what camera bag?
no bag needed, travel light.... it's 2013
i have a grip like that on my .357
i already knew it was one of the best and it proved itself on vacation. HDR feature makes some amazing photos that would otherwise be blown out and it is SMALL and perfect for your pocket
dpr didn't do it justice same as they do with most compacts
rockwell:I just realized Nikon's big deception: the D600, D800, D800E and D4 are all the same cameras designed and produced in parallel at the same time and all have the same insides, producing the same images with the same processing power, same LCDs, same green-shift problems and identical AF controls. They differ only in exterior packaging and when Nikon chose to announce them to make them appear different
my head is spinning and i read it 3 days ago
Dinarius: I've owned the wonderful Canon G9 for a few years now. But, I think it's time to treat myself to something better. The viewfinder on the G9 is rubbish, & i never use it. Professionally, I use a Hasselblad & a Canon 1DsMlll. In both cases, basis framing is done using the viewfinder, but final decisions regarding composition are made on the screen (Canon) or laptop (Hasselblad). As with Polaroid in film days, beIng able to 'stand back' from the composition (rather than be 'in it' when your eye is against the viewfinder) is vital for me.
The deal breakers for me when choosing a new compact will be portability & image quality, nothing else. For this reason, I've ruled out the G1X. So, if someone can tell me what's the best camera using those criteria, I'd be very grateful. ;)
one post about your focus distance is enough
Tony Bromirski: Anyone know how long it takes Apple to release their RAW image support drivers for new cameras, specifically this unit the Sony DSC-RX100? I have Mac OS X v10.6 (Snow Leopard)
The I only see 3 Sony DSC models on Apple's list... ● Sony DSC-F828 ● Sony DSC-R1 ● Sony DSC-V3(Via their support site: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3825 )
Deardorff: 24 to 90, f/2.0 to 3.3... my Panasonic Lumix LX5 is what I will keep. The wide angle and bright aperture is worth it. Eye level finder keeps me from being spotlighted in dim areas.Come on Sony or Fuji or Canon or Nikon - take a real shot at rangefinder style bodies with wide and fast capabilities.
it has a panorama feature that the others don't and makes up for the narrower wide angle1.8 instead of 2.0 is little consequence. large sensor trumps lx7 panny could have vastly upgraded the LX but instead decided to nickel dime it once again
Sam Carriere: One of the other sites drooling over this camera includes a promo that urges the gullible to "pre-order" now because the camera will be "back ordered" for a long time. In other words this is another Sony special that will have the reviewers jumping like lemmings even though they have never actually laid eyes on an RX100. Another site (Luminous Landscape) notes the RX100 does not even come with a manual -- either print or disk.In other words, the RX100 is another piece of Sony hype, just like the NEX-7 -- and just as ignorable. Some manufacturers respect consumers. Sony doesn't. It's a company that deserves to fail.
most new cameras are hyped and in short supply in the beginning, nikon being one of the worst.
manuals....almost nothing comes with a printed manual anymore. perhaps a quick setup guide at bestcameras, cell phones etc. all have manuals on disc or online
johnsaxon: Minimum focusing distance goes from 2" at 28mm to a whopping 8" at 35mm, an equally whopping 15.5" at 50mm, then 18" at 70mm and 19.25" at 100mm. IMHO, this makes the camera fairly useless for most macro work. It's hard to believe that Sony would even release a camera with such poor close-focusing distances. I also feel that DP Review failed to mention this as a major problem in their review. I certainly would have immediately dropped the camera from consideration.
for one this isn't a total reviewsecondly what may be a major problem for you is meaningless to othersbuyer beware
and no one else will EVER notice any difference in photos between the 2