5 years and 30 cameras later, 80,000 pictures and the Sony RX100

Started Jul 9, 2012 | Discussions thread
OP photo perzon Veteran Member • Posts: 4,653
Re: 5 years and 30 cameras later, 80,000 pictures and the Sony RX100

People vent virulently, unless one is agreeing with the majority.

Yeah I took courses from Thurow things got heated when the grade was 30% (or 50%) how close we could predict GNP of that quarter.

The Sony RX100 with is great performance at ISO 3200 and a fast 1.8 lens can take fast perfect pictures in low light...for practical purposes, the low light of most restaurants and bars and outdoors at night is high enough that the RX100 does a great job with no flash needed. At zoomed positions the f stop goes to 4.9...there the larger DSLRs (or say an Olympus E-m5 with the great 45mm f1.8 lens) do better. I complemented the RX100 with the similar sized Sony HX20V (20X zoom) for reach when needed. Those two cover a lot of situations.

krugman wrote:

Hi, Photoperzon,

I think your post was astute and helpful Not all will agree with it but it will resonate with the experience of some people. Helpful to see that someone who has tried a lot of large and expensive cameras has concluded that smaller is better in this context.

Also, I see nothing wrong with being a camera collector. Lots of people collect lots of things, some much more expensive than cameras. I just came from a visit to an antique car show, for example.

What I do not understand is the angry, almost virulent tone of many of the responses to your post, and the slurs and name-calling.

Of course I am envious of your ability to buy 30 cameras, but not envious enough to call you names.

I have been on the faculty of M.I.T. so I know how difficult it is for a person to achieve the credentials you cite. I respect them.

What would be helpful instead of contumely is a discussion of the exact conditions under which a small pocketable camera gives results difficult to distinguish from those of a large expensive heavy DSLR. Is it bright sunny days with stationary or slow moving objects at ISO 100?

And are there conditions, such as street shooting in a stressful environment, in which an unobtrusive compact camera would be more useful than a large and easily noticeable DSLR?


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