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Merry Christmas Joe !!!

Discussion in 'Camera and Photography Tips' started by JoeBingo, Nov 30, 2013.

  1. JoeBingo

    JoeBingo Banned

    ... Thank you ...

    I've searched ... and searched for a near DSLR quality camera in a point-n-shoot compact pocket-able body. I like (the idea of) having a quality camera with me in my pocket, but without all the luggage a DSLR brings. I think I've found it. My hopes are high for the Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-RX100.

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    While the optical sensor is slightly smaller than a DSLR's sensor ... it's much larger than any other point-n-shoot at a whopping 1 inch. This marvel of engineering appears to outclass any other current point-n-shoot pocket size camera ... by far. And of course it has Zeiss glass.

    Sony makes an RX100 II ... same as the RX100 but with the addition of a tilt-screen, Wi-Fi and a hot shoe. The M2 is a couple of hundred dollars more for the same technical specs as the RX100. The only thing I think I'll miss on rare occasion is the hot shoe. I can maybe see where I might want to remotely trigger the shutter if the camera is mounted on a tri-pod shooting a macro. The tilt-screen and Wi-Fi, I don't think I'll miss.

    I just ordered the Sony from Overstock dot com along with a spare battery. I already have accessories. From Amazon, I also ordered a Larmor by GGS Self-Adhesive Optical Glass LCD Screen Protector. I won't even unbox the camera until the screen protector gets here.

    I'm "upgrading" from a Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS, a pretty good little camera in it's own right ... for a point-n-shoot. And HOPEFULLY, once the camera gets here in about a week and a half ... I won't be singing a U2 song ...

    [video=youtube;bJgXlwUb9GA]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJgXlwUb9GA[/video]

    In depth review of the Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-RX100: http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/sony-cybershot-dsc-rx100
    Merry Christmas Joe :)
     
  2. MMSmith

    MMSmith Good Dog

    Good luck! Be sure you let us know how you like it! I want a nicer camera so bad.
     
  3. JoeBingo

    JoeBingo Banned

    I just want a compact point-n-shoot with near DSLR quality that will shoot great action shots. If this Sony doesn't do it ... I'll wait a few years LOL. I could have long ago gotten a DSLR, but don't want to deal with the bulkiness or miss a shoot for trying to figure the dang camera out !!!
     
  4. Beki

    Beki Good Dog Premium Member

    FWIW, the camera I had before my DSLR was a Sony point and shoot. I loved it, it's great lil camera :-) I think Sony puts out some quality products :-)
     
  5. PocketPal

    PocketPal Big Dog

    Congrats on the new camera Joe! The RX-100 was the Camera of the Year in 2012 and is still defending champ. Have you seen the QX100 Sony QX100 Hands-on Review - YouTube

    It'll resolve your remote triggering ;-D
    NO BUYER REMORSE the RX100 is great!

    -j
     
  6. JoeBingo

    JoeBingo Banned

    Interesting. Looks like it's a phone and everything all in one. I don't need a phone or a camera that can do a spreadsheet LOL. In fact I don't want a bell in my pocket anyone in the world could ring and I'm not sure if that thing could be mounted on a tripod or not. And I wonder if I'd have to have a phone contract and monthly bill to use my camera? hmmm ... But it does illustrate how cutting edge Sony is right now I suppose.

    Now the pocket size Sony RX1R is worthy of a look ... but I'm not ready to plunk down $2800 for a pocket camera with point-n-shoot capability.
     
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  7. PocketPal

    PocketPal Big Dog

    Joe, you provide the phone, it's not included ;-P

    It's the way of the future and I'm surprised it has not caught on yet. basically removing the LCD screen off the back of current camera's and offer a wireless tethering option since we all have tablet's, smart phones and net books capable of simple computing and memory storage with a display. or simply to a wifi enabled storage and receiving thumb drive plugged into you 60 inch HDTV and wa-la! you have a huge macro focusing device lol.

    I've seen the RX-1 full decked out with electronic view finder ($450) and metal lens hood($178) in action...watch out Leica! but to dedicate a fullframe sensor in a fixed lens camera....you gotta really like your 35mm FOV. For that money i rather invest in the Fujifilm X-Pro 1 and it's new lens line up.

    all the best
    -j
     
  8. PocketPal

    PocketPal Big Dog

    oh...forgot to mention..the tripod attachment...it should readily clamp onto any tripod head

    -j
     
  9. JoeBingo

    JoeBingo Banned

    Yep for what I'm looking for, compromises are inevitable and right now the best/most reasonable consumer choice for a pocket size point-n-shoot with "near" (beginner) DSLR quality is the RX100. IMO

    I don't have/want/need a phone, tablet or any other associated electronic equipment. Just want a camera LOL
     
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  10. PocketPal

    PocketPal Big Dog

    BUT Joe....is that a 60 inch HDTV connected to your camera in your Pocket?...or are you just happy to see me?

    lol
    -j
     
  11. JoeBingo

    JoeBingo Banned

    LMAO :) ...One feature I LOVE LOVE LOVE about my little Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS is there is a camera menu setting to filter the effects of Mercury Vapor lighting (streetlights) and it works pretty darn good on CFC lighting too, which I have throughout my home. The setting gets rid of most all the yellow "tint" from the pictures. I hope the Sony has such a setting.
     
  12. PocketPal

    PocketPal Big Dog

    RX100 WB working hard!: Sony Cyber-shot Talk Forum: Digital Photography Review
     
  13. JoeBingo

    JoeBingo Banned

    The Canon does it without 3rd party software. The Sony does have the capability of mounting lens filters, so that might be an option too.
     
  14. PocketPal

    PocketPal Big Dog

    It's a matter of adjusting the WB and you can save it as a Pre-Set if they haven't have one already...I'll look into this feature for you. BRB
    -j
     
  15. JoeBingo

    JoeBingo Banned

    That's an option too ... it could be saved in one of three different ways I think and could be activated via the ring around the lens, the ring around the rocker switches on the back or a mode button just above and to the left of the rocker switches on the Sony.
     
  16. JoeBingo

    JoeBingo Banned

    ... additionally, the super auto mode on the Sony may compensate automatically in the camera sensor CMOS software/firmware ... dunno

    The thing is though, with the Canon ... menu setting ... done ... forget about it
     
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  17. PocketPal

    PocketPal Big Dog

    That flickr image was in-camera, not third party software

    Yeah...not a fan of Sony's User Interface. I'm a set-it and forget-it kinda guy...not a geek head. Here's some info:
    Mercury Vapor Lights are 6000 K
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    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]2000 K [/FONT]​
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    [TD="width: 250, bgcolor: #FFFFFF"][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]high pressure sodium light[/FONT][/TD]
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    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]5000 K[/FONT]​
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    CWB (Custom White Balance)
    Re: RX-100 how to do custom white balance?: Sony Cyber-shot Talk Forum: Digital Photography Review

    8 steps for CWB !!!!!! ...and something abt a recall function.
    Sony RX100 Tips for UW Video Part 3 Setting Custom White Balance | Interceptor121 Underwater Video


    Some tips and tricks....FYI only (nothing to do with the white balance) from here you're on your own Joe...I love Sony, but I stay the heck away fro them ;-P -j
    Lets share our RX100 shooting tricks and settings: Sony Cyber-shot Talk Forum: Digital Photography Review
     
  18. JoeBingo

    JoeBingo Banned

    Thanks for the links PocketPal. I will HAVE to check them out !!!

    I got off earlier to do yard work because it's such an AWESOME day here today. Now to "field day" the inside of the house LOL ... I'll check the links later. Thanks again :)
     
  19. JoeBingo

    JoeBingo Banned

    Okay, got back to the thread LOL
    I bookmarked the last link. Should give me a good starting point. I'll deal with WB when it becomes an issue. Like the guy in the last link, I too just basically want to point-n-shoot. I'll spend most of the time in Auto+ mode but will set up some things through the menu that I don't have to mess with every time I want to take a picture.
     
  20. JoeBingo

    JoeBingo Banned

    Inserted battery and memory card. Turned around in my computer chair and pushed the button.

    Just straight out of the box taken picture. It's Auto mode no flash. I haven't even looked at any settings.

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