"The Best All-In One Pocket Camera"

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Phaser Regular Member • Posts: 124
"The Best All-In One Pocket Camera"
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Pros:

Leaf Shutter
RAW shooting
Quick Autofocus
Pop-Up EVF
Pop-up Tiltable Flash
Touch Screen Focus
Panoramic shooting
Useful 24-200mm (full-frame equivalent) Zoom range
Micro HDMI port
4K video stabilization is very good & has full pixel readout and no pixel binning
Optical SteadyShot
3.5mm Mic input
ISO AUTO Min. SS
Support for vertical Video
Excellent for Vlogging
Gyro data is recorded in video, so it can be post Stabilized in Catalyst Browse
Great for travelling & events that do not allow for bulky interchangeable lens cameras
No overheating issues

Cons:

Too slippery without the AG-R2 Attachment Grip (3rd party grips are fine also)
Active/Intelligent Active SteadyShot not available in 120p Video Mode
No Environmental/Weather Sealings
Sweep Panorama can only be done at 24mm
No headphone jack

Other thoughts:

Optional AG-R2 Attachment Grip makes handling much easier

Use a proper camera case for protection!

Oh... and just buy it!

Sample Photos:

 Phaser's gear list:Phaser's gear list
Sony RX10 IV Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX99 Sony DSC-RX0 II Sony RX100 VII Sony Alpha NEX-3 +18 more
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII
20 megapixels • 3 screen • 24 – 200 mm (8.3×)
Announced: Jul 25, 2019
Phaser's score
5.0
Average community score
4.0
bad for good for
Kids / pets
excellent
Action / sports
great
Landscapes / scenery
excellent
Portraits
great
Low light (without flash)
good
Flash photography (social)
great
Studio / still life
great
= community average
palane Regular Member • Posts: 481
Re: "The Best All-In One Pocket Camera"

A great compact, possibly the best but I dont know the others.

Bar of soap in raw form but the cheap plastic covers from Ebay do a GREAT job for in and out of pocket handling.

sybersitizen Forum Pro • Posts: 23,398
Possibly "The Best All-In One Pocket Camera" ... but not for the pano feature

Phaser wrote:

Pros:

... Panoramic shooting

Sadly, that's not really a pro in any recent Sony camera that I know of.

Cons:

... Sweep Panorama can only be done at 24mm

And that's only the beginning of the bad news for Sony panos in general:

https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/64548673

Just telling it like it is, and other Sony users here have told it the same way.

tbcass
tbcass Forum Pro • Posts: 55,510
Re: Possibly "The Best All-In One Pocket Camera" ... but not for the pano feature

sybersitizen wrote:

Phaser wrote:

Pros:

... Panoramic shooting

Sadly, that's not really a pro in any recent Sony camera that I know of.

Cons:

... Sweep Panorama can only be done at 24mm

And that's only the beginning of the bad news for Sony panos in general:

https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/64548673

Just telling it like it is, and other Sony users here have told it the same way.

Agreed. 10 years ago Sony A-Mount cameras and the RX100M1 could do great panoramas. Now all of them, including the newer A Mounts, are poor at it.

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Tom

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Sony RX100 Sony RX10 IV Sony a99 II Tamron SP AF 90mm F/2.8 Di Macro Tamron SP 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di USD +7 more
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