Marc BA

Joined on Jul 17, 2013


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On article Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-RX100 In-Depth Review (16 comments in total)
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Carl bcn: I still remember when this review was posted. It stroke me as odd that such an engineering breakthrough in the compact market at the time, only got a 78% and a silver award. The RX100 was meant to change the rules of a particular camera segment, or so it seemed at the time.

Six years later I think it's safe to say it did change the rules, so my disagreement with some aspects of this review is stronger. As much as the original RX100 was not perfect, it was a game changer at many levels and AFAIK, it was the first of a new type of compact cameras. Yes, the menus were not great, and there were some omissions, but no camera is perfect. I even ended up owning one (for a few years), and I was blown away.
This is not meant as a criticism to dpreview as a whole, I'd say 99% of the time I agree with the reviews or at the very least, I find them extremely well-argued. But 6 years later, I still think this one (at least the rating/award thing) was a bit unfair. Of course this is just my opinion.

Richard Butler. Can't agree with your take at on this camera at all. You guys just missed the mark. You made an error. I forgive you. "Primitive"? You must be joking. Fake newz! Fake newz! If you don't have one, run out and get one. Whatever compact you were comparing it to has been recycled and is probably part of the metal casing of a cheap smartphone... ;-]

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2019 at 06:19 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-RX100 In-Depth Review (16 comments in total)

I love this camera. I bought it when it first came out. I'm seventy-two.

I never use my expensive DSLRs anymore. I always have this gem with me, whether I'm in the hospital or trying to get a good shot of a Hummingbird. I urge everyone to get this camera before it's pulled from the market and becomes a collectible. I can only say that there is nothing critical I can come up with about this little dude. It's got a very fast lens, handles low light so well that I have taken a burst of shots without a flash (never need one!) of a pitch black alleyway without any discernable ambient light, put it up on PS Elements, push up the brightness and contrast and can see the bikes, a dumpster, etc. Portraits, road bike races, the NYS Marathon and on and on. Fifteen-minute learning curve. Hurry up before they are gone--best compact of the last century and this one so far! You won't regret it. I think I paid around $450 or so.

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2019 at 06:08 UTC as 3rd comment

Very good article, but should come as no great shock to your regular readers. I view all reviews by so called 'users' with a great deal of skepticism if I consider them at all. I have seen user reviews ream out the camera because they clearly don't know the basics of photography, or complain because of red-eye, as nauseum. I give the more extensive and in-depth reviews by the dp staff with far more weight, but still am always skeptical. I have been burned far too many times, and blown a small fortune on cameras and accessories that simply don't live up or down to the review. The Amazon reviews are a joke and should never be used as a basis for an expensive purchase.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2013 at 06:30 UTC as 21st comment | 1 reply
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