I've been looking at the Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-RX100 for a couple weeks now, and as awesome as the specs look on paper, I'm somehow still in a fog of "meh." The compact point-and-shoot camera used to be relevant, but I haven't felt that to be the case for some time now. These days, the compact camera market belongs to the cell phone, and for anything else I'll just pick up a DSLR or a mirrorless. So what do you think? Do you care this camera exists?
I mean it LOOKS pretty sweet...
- 20.2MP 1" Exmor CMOS Low-Light Sensor
- Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T Lens
- Xtra Fine 3" LCD Display with WhiteMagic
- Optical 3.6x Zoom & Digital 7.2x Zoom
- Optical & Electronic Image Stabilization
- Full HD 1080/60p Video Capture
- Ultra-Fast 0.13 Sec High-Speed AF
- Face Detection & 10 fps Burst Mode
- Record Stills Using JPEG, RAW, or Both
- Aluminum Body with Built-In Pop Up Flash
I wish some of that was on my DSLR honestly. And yet, two weeks ago I glanced at this and then forgot it existed. Not out of spite, I just had other things on my mind. The camera's announcement just didn't stick.
Today a friend reminded me of it, and I read David Pogue's review. Pogue's lust and desire for this camera is so strong, he verbally removes the lens from the RX100, as one would undress a mistress, before proceeding to violently thrust himself into the cavity. Never thought I would be writing in such a Penthouse Forum style, but that's the best way for me to summarize his well written review (love you Pogue!).
So my feelings aside, what do you all think? Do you want this camera? Is it worth the hefty $650 price tag?