Sony New RX 100 owner reporting in

Judderman62

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Mar 24, 2013
43
Greater Manchester, UK
Mike
Evening all. Today took delivery of an RX 100 mk2 .

May posting some questions if that's OK and if the forum is still active.

Struck me how tiny this camera is - I had forgotten from when I'd played with them in stores and a friends some weeks back. I mean it's smaller than my recently deceased Fuji XF-1 for goodness sake and barely larger than the Pentax Q I had some time back.

Some concerns on how I'll get along with the handling with my big sausage mits but we'll see how I go.

Any good resources I should be looking at and any dedicated Fora elsewhere ?
 
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dalethorn

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Evening all. Today took delivery of an RX 100 mk2 .

May posting some questions if that's OK and if the forum is still active.

Struck me how tiny this camera is - I had forgotten from when I'd played with them in stores and a friends some weeks back. I mean it's smaller than my recently deceased Fuji XF-1 for goodness sake and barely larger than the Pentax Q I had some time back.

Some concerns on how I'll get along with the handling with my big sausage mits but we'll see how I go.

Any good resources I should be looking at and any dedicated Fora elsewhere ?
Check out Gary Friedman's stuff - I know him from the computer club meets back to the mid-80's.

http://www.friedmanarchives.com/RX100/index.htm
 

porchard

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Feb 3, 2013
43
Devon, UK
Today took delivery of an RX 100 mk2 .
Well done - it's a great camera (or series of cameras).:)

Some concerns on how I'll get along with the handling with my big sausage mits but we'll see how I go.
The handling can certainly be a little tricky - especially in large hands. I have found the lower half of the OEM case to be perfect to improve the handling, without comprising the benefits of the RX100's small size. When clad with the half-case, the camera still fits into a jeans pocket without difficulty. I would also recommend using the wrist-strap at all times, just in case of 'fumbles'.:eek-54:
 

Judderman62

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Mar 24, 2013
43
Greater Manchester, UK
Mike
I'll see how I go and then if feel the need to consider a half case. Yep attached the wrist strap straight away - used to using one on my Fuji X-10 and like the added sense of safety it brings :).

Thanks for the tips :)
 

Luke

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Nov 11, 2011
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Milwaukee, WI USA
Luke
Some concerns on how I'll get along with the handling with my big sausage mits but we'll see how I go.
If you end up deciding that it's too small for you (I did), but like the IQ and still want a fixed lens camera, I can recommend the RX100's bigger brother the RX10. It's the size of a small DSLR, but with no need to carry any additional lenses, I have never considered it anything other than a compact camera. (I don't believe that ANY cameras that are better than cel phones are "pocketable".)
 

drd1135

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Jul 13, 2011
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Steve
It's the only truly pocketable camera I have where I have no fear about the images. It can be hard to hold at times but when you need its combo of features it's a real winner. Alexander White has a nice ebook on Amazon for it.
 
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Richard

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Feb 1, 2013
104
Marlow, UK
I keep my RX100 in a nylon case on my belt, and try to maintain the discipline of always slipping on the wrist strap first before pulling out the camera, and only taking it off when it's back in the case.

The other pieces of advice I'd give are to leave the RX100 in iAuto mode when you're done so that it's ready next time if you're in a hurry. After that, the mode I use most often is Aperture Priority with -0.7 EV of exposure compensation dialled in to reduce blown highlights. I have the front dial set to control exposure compensation, which works well for me.

I have Auto ISO set to a maximum of 1600, Auto Review switched off and the display information reduced to just rule-of-thirds gridlines.

-R
 

porchard

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Feb 3, 2013
43
Devon, UK
try to maintain the discipline of always slipping on the wrist strap first before pulling out the camera, and only taking it off when it's back in the case.

Richard makes a very good point here (which I forgot to mention :rolleyes-74:).
IME, this is a very good habit to adopt, when using the RX100.
 

Steve Cohan

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Sep 30, 2015
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Steve Cohan
I keep my RX100 in a nylon case on my belt, and try to maintain the discipline of always slipping on the wrist strap first before pulling out the camera, and only taking it off when it's back in the case.

The other pieces of advice I'd give are to leave the RX100 in iAuto mode when you're done so that it's ready next time if you're in a hurry. After that, the mode I use most often is Aperture Priority with -0.7 EV of exposure compensation dialled in to reduce blown highlights. I have the front dial set to control exposure compensation, which works well for me.

I have Auto ISO set to a maximum of 1600, Auto Review switched off and the display information reduced to just rule-of-thirds gridlines.

-R
Same thing here, nylon case on my belt. I am a big person with large hands. I have no problem handling the camera. I also own the Sony a700, a77, a77M2. However, I take this little guy everywhere. I would never go on vacation with a full size camera while I own a camera with capabilities like the RX100.
 

bartjeej

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Nov 12, 2010
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bart
Congrats on the new camera! It doesn't quite fit my needs, but it is an awesome feat of camera making. Looking forward to seeing some shots with it! :)
 

Judderman62

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Mar 24, 2013
43
Greater Manchester, UK
Mike
I know I ddin't think it did mine and when I've played with them in the past I felt it was like holding a bar of soap and didn't like the handling.

More I read and heard about it though and a friend just got the mark I and it seems capable of some impossible things .. I figured I'd add it to my arsenal :)
 

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