They did what no one else has done.
Stuffed a huge sensor in a small camera that can fit in your front pocket.
No one researches new cameras like I do. No one, because what I do on this blog makes me appreciate what a large sensor and super fast Carl Zeiss 1.8 lens in a camera body that can fit in your front pocket can produce.
How many times have I told you the best camera is the one you have with you? A large DSLR that you don’t lug around with you because it is just too cumbersome is USELESS TO YOU if you decide to not bring it along with you. But now there is no tradeoff. they put that huge DSLR sensor into a camera that can fit in your pocket. #Boom!
This is the camera I’ve been screaming that camera makers should make and that people WOULD pay up for. Something that would deliver excellent results in a small form factor.
I resigned myself last year to chalking it up to it not being possible because I figured I couldn’t be the only person that wants to be able to carry around a camera THIS CAPABLE IN LOW LIGHT in their front pocket.
NOT AROUND YOUR NECK, NOT HANHING OFF A STRAP OVER YOUR SHOULDER!
IN YOUR FRONT POCKET TUCKED AWAY FOR THE MOMENT SOMETHING AWESOME HAPPENS AND YOU WANT TO CAPTURE IT IN AWESOME DETAIL.
THIS IS THE CAMERA. DON’T THINK- JUST BUY IT.
It’s a premium constructed, premium picture quality Hi Def Video Monster in a small form factor.
They took what was really good about the Canon Powershot series S95 and S100 which are both very good cameras and blew it out with a sensor that is over double the size of those two cameras which are good performers in their own right but the RX100 crushes them in terms of performance.
NO ONE HAS DONE THIS BEFORE. IT IS NOTHING SHORT OF REVOLUTIONARY.
Here it is-
and the reviews-
First of all the RX100 sales success never stops. It still sells more than any other mirrorless or DSRL or High end compact camera at Amazon US (Click here to see the ranking) and slowly climbing the rankings at Amazon UK and Amazon Germany too. So let’s take a look at some of the most recent new tests:
The well know filmmaker and blogger Philip Bloom usually tests heavy and expensive video stuff only but he could not resists to take a look at the Sony RX100 too: “This is aVERY small camera with a crap load of stuff in it and it does most of it, from what I have so far, very well. The best pocket camera I have used to date, beating my beloved Canon S100.” You can see some videos on his website (one of them I embedded on top of this post).
An enthusiastic review has been posted by the guys from The Verge (Click here): “Sony’s RX100 is nothing short of the best all-around compact camera I’ve ever seen. Where mirrorless cameras made waves by downsizing DSLR-quality photos into a package you could throw into your coat, the RX100 does the same for your jeans. It’s really no exaggeration to say that it produces images roughly on par with an average DSLR and kit lens combination, making this a revolutionary camera that means you’ll always be in a situation where you can take genuinely high quality pictures.”