Huge Deal Breaker - Sony RX 100 iii (3)

Started May 19, 2014 | Discussions thread
EinsteinsGhost Forum Pro • Posts: 11,977
Re: Not really

ryan2007 wrote:

Not practical for a few reasons IMO.

Harder to get to any switches directly on the microphone if the mic is able to switch pick up patterns. If you want to keep the rig assembled in the camera bag I would not put the weight no matter how small on an accessory like that under the camera. Potential of bad connections to ports on the camera if they are designed to be used right side up plus if you use a bracket it will get in the way and mounting to tripod head may be challenging.

I would buy a second RX 100 ii before the RX 3 if I ever needed that.

My post was a jest.  I owned one of the Rollei 35s back in the day and the hot shoe arrangement was at best a poor kludge.  TBH, I'm not even sure there's room on the bottom plate, I was just making the point that there's certainly no room on the top plate at present.

One possibility would be to eliminate the pop-up flash.  I wonder how often people use that?  I've never used mine.

Built-in flash is immensely useful feature in a compact camera. Even on advanced/pro cameras where they make little sense, absence of built in flash helps make some very loud noise.

And ability to bounce is an icing on top. In fact it is tue only way I tend to use flash on my NEX-6 (and it has a hotshoe). I almost never use built-in flash on my a55 though... would if it had bounce feature.

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