Best Small Camera in the World?

Started Nov 20, 2012 | User reviews
burnymeister Senior Member • Posts: 1,563
Best Small Camera in the World?

I've owned a lot of gear over the past decade or so. See my previously owned gear list if you don't believe me. I'm always looking for a big punch in a small package because I'm a mountain adventurer which includes hiking, scrambling, climbing and skiing.

The RX100 is the best compact camera with a sensor size under APS-C that I've ever owned. In my mind, it even beats the m43 line up (which I've used extensively) because it's so darn small and takes such amazing photos! When processing the RAW files I can't tell a difference between the RX100 and most of the m43 cameras I've used over the years.

Of course nothing's perfect. DOF is going to be large with this small sensor. This works perfectly for my main usage (landscapes) but may not work for yours.

 burnymeister's gear list:burnymeister's gear list
Olympus E-M1 II Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm 1:4-5.6 R Olympus 12-40mm F2.8 Olympus 7-14mm F2.8 Pro Olympus 8mm F1.8 Fisheye Pro +2 more
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100
20 megapixels • 3 screen • 28 – 100 mm (3.6×)
Announced: Jun 6, 2012
burnymeister's score
Average community score
bad for good for
Kids / pets
Action / sports
Landscapes / scenery
Low light (without flash)
Flash photography (social)
Studio / still life
= community average
Sony RX100
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