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Post Options Post Options   Quote Cliff Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 July 2019 at 23:09
Nex 5 with the pancake zoom works wonderfully as a pocket camera for me. It has an APS-C sensor, and the price is right too. With in camera lens correction the image is cleaned up before it hits the memory card. There was even a viewfinder attachment made for it. What's not to like?
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I had an RX100, and it worked fine for its intended use. It did come on a couple of holidays with me as a backup and so long as it had sufficient light, it was fine.

... except for the size and ergonomics. The contrast between my A-mount bodies and the plethora of physical control, and the tiny RX100 sans controls or EVF was too great. In the end I found it to be too fiddly for more fingers to enjoy. I didn't use it as an everyday carry because I just didn't enjoy it as much I wanted to. It was passed on to my daughter (now 23yo) who loves it because it's uncomplicated to use and gives her better images than she gets with her phone.

I then bought an LX100. A smidgen larger, more controls (including dedicated controls for aperture, shutter speed and compensation), and FWIW, a slightly larger sensor. That got more use than my RX100 did because it felt more camera-like in my hands. Until my partner asked if I had a spare camera for when we went walking with a local camera Meetup group, so now she has it.

Fortuitously, I came across a very clean D-Lux typ 109 at the right price, so my LX100 was instantly replaced by its red-dotted sibling. With accessory grip it feels even more like a camera and it comes with me everywhere (unless I'm taking something larger).

I wouldn't rule out any generation of the RX100, but I would recommend testing it thoroughly for size and feel before buying.
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Originally posted by QuietOC QuietOC wrote:

The RX100 series have alloy bodies not unlike the later A7 cameras (or the NEX 5, 7).

I don't like the feel of metal surfaces, but the market prefers them as quality signals.

I improved the feel of my RX100 with a skin from aki-asahi.com. You can go tasteful with black or tan or navy, or you can have fun - my daughter likes that the RX100 is skinned in deep pink.

(images lifted from website)

Or you can be super lucky. I wanted a skin for my D-Lux typ 109 but only black synthetic leather is shown on the website for that model I ordered a skin anyway but commented that I had hoped for something less conservative than black; a few days later when the envelope arrived, as well as the ordered black skin was a tasteful tartan skin that is mentioned nowhere the website. Bonus!

Edited by Atom Ant Oz - 30 July 2019 at 05:59
A99ii + 16-35Z | 24-70Z | 24-105 | 70-200G | 100-300 | 70-300G | 70-400G
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A6600 + 10-18 | 16-70Z | 18-135 | 70-200/4G | 70-350G | 200-600G
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Post Options Post Options   Quote sybersitizen Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 July 2019 at 04:15
Originally posted by Phil Wood Phil Wood wrote:

Looking for a pocket camera I investigated the RX100 series.

Very popular among compact camera enthusiasts. There are eight to choose from, so look for the functions and features that match your needs.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Phil Wood Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 July 2019 at 09:29
Originally posted by Pallanza Pallanza wrote:

See here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Video_camera_tube#Vidicon, Chapter "Size".


Originally posted by mirthseeker mirthseeker wrote:

Or see here.


Thanks - just what I needed.

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