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on December 8, 2016
Sony's Cyber-shot RX100 takes the cake as the most premium of pocket cameras, with a much larger sensor, a very bright lens (at wide angle), excellent image quality, great performance, and enough modes and special features to keep a tinkerer busy for a good long time.
- Excellent high-ISO performance for such a compact model
- Smart controls
- Small body
- Bright lens
- 10fps full-res burst mode
- Very fast shutter response
- Excellent LCD.
- Lens flare at night
- Poor rendering of yellows
- Slow flash recycling
- Soft corners wide open
- Continuous AF mode slows to lock.
For those looking for a back-up camera for when the DSLR is too bulky or inconvenient, Sony has produced a great camera that should also appeal to anybody wanting to trade up from a mobile phone or budget compact camera.
For now, I've been using this camera for almost two years, and the strange things began to happen after I updated the Software from official Sony website - it started to switch on by itself in a "photo view" mode. Sadly I found it when I had a trip to Grand Canion. So, as a result, I had to take all my photos on the phone because the battery went off after it was switched on during the car trip and I didn't notice it and didn't have an opportunity to charge it. I was really frustrated.
Sony warranty is only good for one year, so now I have to fix it with my own money.
Also, the camera is very slow, it's so hard to pictures of my daughter. While the camera is making the photo, my daughter will be out of focus.
That camera was good for the first year, but now, I would recommend to find something better, quicker and with WiFI.