Heated debate about 17mm/1.8

Started Sep 3, 2013 | Discussions thread
larsbc Forum Pro • Posts: 14,711
RX100 over hyped?

photofan1986 wrote:

Could you post a couple of samples maybe? From what I've seen, the Sony is overhyped. It has a very impressive sensor but a quite disappointing lens. Almost any other high end compact camera has better lens sharpness (in the corners and edge of the image).

To some extent, I agree with you.  The edges of my RX100 II aren't very impressive, and make it a less than ideal choice for landscapes.  But the 1" sensor coupled with the small camera size, and the 20mp resolution, more than makes up for the lens' shortcomings.

This is the first P&S I've had where, when evaluating the images, I am comparing it to m43 and APS-C cameras, instead of P&S cameras.

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