Best RX100 feature: don't have to buy 10 "must buy" m4/3 lenses

Started Jul 20, 2012 | Discussions
Myari Regular Member • Posts: 441
Re: Do you have one? Plastic body.

Tim in upstate NY wrote:

Just Having Fun wrote:

The body is plastic. There is a metal frame underneath.
The lens is also clearly plastic.

My bet is because of the weight (its heavy), if you drop it, the body would crack.

. . . So who should I believe knows what they're talking about, Richard Butler and Barnaby Britton here at DPR or . . . . you?

LOL

Also, note the troll posted the photo of his current cameras but RX100 was not one of them. In any case, regardless, what he posted about "plastic body" was a lie, as their are various reviews, all of which is say the body is metal.

zxaar Veteran Member • Posts: 4,246
Re: Hey, a NEX owner! I am right though.

Just Having Fun wrote:

NorthwestF wrote:

Just Having Fun wrote:

Just received my RX100. IQ is very, very good for a P&S, but build quality is...cheap.

A PM1 kit (with 40-150) would be a better choice for most,cost less, have a longer reach, and you would get better results. The RX100 would do better video, but only if you stick with kit lenses.

If you want a plastic camera that slips in a pocket with the best P&S IQ, go for the RX100.

Stop lying, troll. You are one of the worst troll on Sony forum.

Typical NEX owner repsonse. Name-calling, etc. LOL. Completely clueless that I have owned and recommended Alphas and SLTs for a long while.

I don't own NEX, and I agree with him 150% so it is not a typical nex owners response.

BTW how is your 350$ point and shoot blurr inducing lens

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Just Having Fun Veteran Member • Posts: 3,869
Myari must feel pretty stupid.

The body shell is 100% plastic.

Myari wrote:

Also, note the troll posted the photo of his current cameras but RX100 was not one of them. In any case, regardless, what he posted about "plastic body" was a lie,

Just Having Fun Veteran Member • Posts: 3,869
Tim = Clueless (as usual)

Tim has never touched or seen this camera in person.
The camera on the left has a solid metal body, the one on the right does not.

Just Having Fun Veteran Member • Posts: 3,869
Re: Hey, a NEX owner! I am right though.

zxaar wrote:

I don't own NEX, and I agree with him 150% so it is not a typical nex owners response.

LOL, yest it is.

BTW how is your 350$ point and shoot blurr inducing lens

Huh? My blurr inducing lenses cost more than $350.

Just Having Fun Veteran Member • Posts: 3,869
Why no grip?

The HX series also has a nice rubber grip while the RX is very slippery (the "grip" is the one part that is metal). I can see why there are already 3rd party grips.

amtberg Veteran Member • Posts: 6,108
Re: Best RX100: May NOT be a good idea...

BS. Every review I've read of the camera states that the body is metal and that it feels very solid overall. There are valid criticisms of the camera, but this isn't one of them.

Just Having Fun wrote:

Just received my RX100. IQ is very, very good for a P&S, but build quality is...cheap.

A PM1 kit (with 40-150) would be a better choice for most,cost less, have a longer reach, and you would get better results. The RX100 would do better video, but only if you stick with kit lenses.

If you want a plastic camera that slips in a pocket with the best P&S IQ, go for the RX100.

Tim in upstate NY
Tim in upstate NY Veteran Member • Posts: 7,120
Re: Tim = Clueless (as usual)

Happy & Out to Lunch wrote:

If you want a plastic camera that slips in a pocket with the best P&S IQ, go for the RX100.

. . . Imaging-Resource, Luminous Landscape, B&H, Amazon, The Sony Store and DPR all say that the RX100 has an aluminum body.

. . . It must be embarrassing to be you.

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The Jacal
The Jacal Senior Member • Posts: 1,273
Re: Tim = Clueless (as usual)

Tim in upstate NY wrote:

Happy & Out to Lunch wrote:

If you want a plastic camera that slips in a pocket with the best P&S IQ, go for the RX100.

. . . Imaging-Resource, Luminous Landscape, B&H, Amazon, The Sony Store and DPR all say that the RX100 has an aluminum body.

. . . It must be embarrassing to be you.

Comrade Tim, back to your normal self; telling people what they must think to comply with held beliefs.
Don't embarrass yourself.

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VariableScope
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Re: Tim = Clueless (as usual)

Tim in upstate NY wrote:

Happy & Out to Lunch wrote:

If you want a plastic camera that slips in a pocket with the best P&S IQ, go for the RX100.

. . . Imaging-Resource, Luminous Landscape, B&H, Amazon, The Sony Store and DPR all say that the RX100 has an aluminum body.

. . . It must be embarrassing to be you.

It probably is aluminum but it might be shitty aluminum that feels plasticky. Not every company can work it like Apple does. Having not tried one myself, I cannot say whether the body feels solid or not.

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tedolf
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VariableScope wrote:

Tim in upstate NY wrote:

Happy & Out to Lunch wrote:

If you want a plastic camera that slips in a pocket with the best P&S IQ, go for the RX100.

. . . Imaging-Resource, Luminous Landscape, B&H, Amazon, The Sony Store and DPR all say that the RX100 has an aluminum body.

. . . It must be embarrassing to be you.

It probably is aluminum but it might be shitty aluminum that feels plasticky. Not every company can work it like Apple does. Having not tried one myself, I cannot say whether the body feels solid or not.

super high quality aluminum alloy made to feel just like plastic?

Tedolph

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REShultz Senior Member • Posts: 1,108
Re: Tim = Clueless (as usual)

Steve Huff said the body feels very solid today in his preview.

I think this is a game changer camera in the compact world. Not sure what it means for M43 nor do I care much. Different kind of camera IMO.

Tim F 101 Senior Member • Posts: 1,020
quiet, you

Photo Perzon is one and a half feet out the door and you try to pull him back in? For the love of god man.

Anyway build quality is not the point. The guy is on a personal quest to order every smallish, expensive camera made in his lifetime and hold on to it for a few weeks before returning it. Just wish him luck on his travels.

photo perzon
OP photo perzon Veteran Member • Posts: 4,653
Re: Tim = Clueless (as usual)

It feels more solid than the e-p3. More solid than any m4/3. Feels like the 12mm or the 45mm Olympus lenses.

REShultz wrote:

Steve Huff said the body feels very solid today in his preview.

I think this is a game changer camera in the compact world. Not sure what it means for M43 nor do I care much. Different kind of camera IMO.

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Hans Gruber Contributing Member • Posts: 920
Re: Best RX100 feature: don't have to buy 10 "must buy" m4/3 lenses

FZ200 isn't in stores yet. The FZ150 is a fine camera, if you know how to use it.

AbrasiveReducer New Member • Posts: 14
Re: Best RX100: May NOT be a good idea...

I don't want to disagree with expert reviews but since I own the RX100 I thought I'd mention the bottom is entirely plastic except for the tripod socket and the lens barrel is either plastic or the thinnest metal I have ever encountered. I'm not certain, but perhaps 99.999% sure the lens barrel is plastic as well. Of course, none of this has to do with the image quality but statements that the body is all-metal are false.

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ManuH Veteran Member • Posts: 3,898
Re: Best RX100 feature: don't have to buy 10 "must buy" m4/3 lenses

photo perzon wrote:

I had $ 4000 in m4/3 and replaced it with a $ 645 RX100. The results? Considering nobody is paying me to take pictures? $ 3355 are the results!

You're deluding yourself if you think one minute it's equivalent. I have the GH2 and the RX100. The Sony can replace the GH2 with kit lens but certainly not mounted with the 25mm f/1.4 or any FL or aperture not covered by the compact camera. Horses for courses as usual. Moreover the Sony is a bit of a lure concerning the aperture. Yes it's f/1.8 at 28mm but it slow down very quickly to f/2.8 at 35mm! I consider it as a dual lens, a 28mm f/1.8 prime coupled with a slow zoom. But that's OK considering the main advantage of being really pocketable. But otherwise the RX100 can barely replace a G3 with kit lens IMHO.

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