UPS delivered the Sony RX100 the morning of my photo shoot with Jessi M’Bengue and I unpacked it while hair and make up was being done. A real pocket camera, featuring a large 1″Cmos sensor, a Carl Zeiss 28-100mm equivalent, a maximum aperture of 1.8, image stabilization, full manual video controls, af/manual focus with focus peaking and image stabilization, dream specs for such a tiny camera.
size comparisons after the break
I was eager to give video a try and the timing couldn’t have been better. Set to 1080/60p at 28mbps, Creative style to “High Contrast Mono”. No grading on the b/w footage, straight out of the camera. Auto focus works extremely well in movie mode, I didn’t experience any type of focus hiccups during this shoot. Full manual shutter, aperture and ISO control turns this crazy little camera into a serious tool. The lens is very sharp. I would not hesitate to use it as B or fly camera on commercial shoots.
a few shots of the RX100 next to the Sony Nex-7
and next to the D800E
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