I get asked a lot about what Camera to buy and I’m putting together a camera buying service that will allow you to give me your parameters and thus giving me the ability to select a few options for you to purchase. Now I will ask that you purchase them through the links I send you since I’m going to be dedicating my time to this I will get a small commission from the site you purchase from. I only use B and H Photo in NYC (which is the only place I purchase my camera equipment from) and Amazon for another option. I like Amazon but B and H is camera’s, is the industry and they have great service.
Ok – back to to point and shoot… Well, people always want the best option for the money and normally when someone tells me they have a budget of X and I say for Y you could get this and be much happier they find a way to upgrade. With that said sometimes it will be about not spending too much money but getting the write platform. I had this happen the other day when I was helping a friends daughter that was pregnant to get a camera for when she had her first baby. She had this massive DSLR picked out with long lens and BANG! A back problem she was looking to give herself. I mean why would you want to carry something that is just as heavy as your new born as well as didn’t even take as good of pictures “FOR HER SITUATION” Key message there…. for her situation. My wife always asked me while I have so many cameras and I explained they all (or most :)) have specific uses… that is what we need to find out from you.
So … coming soon is Nick’s Camera Buying Service (Free to you of course)
Point and Shoot’s are everywhere…. everywhere from WalMart, Target to Best Buy, the Internet and beyond. You have spent $150 here – and $200 here… never really happy… so have I!!! But Sony has really changed all that for me – They have come up with this new RX-100 that really has it all and fits in my front pocket. I carried it with me last night to a comedian shot and got great low light inside pictures with no blurry faces…. you know the kind of pictures you want to take.
Specs for you Geeks:
- 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
Now with all this said I own this camera as well – it’s not one of these cameras I review and send back – I do that as well but this is not one of them. I wanted something that shot in RAW, did video, had great lens was small enough to fit in my front pocket or cargo shorts pocket and I could trust I was getting great quality results.
Want so actually see proof – here are some shots from the RX100
From Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/cameras/sony/dsc-rx100
Here are more: http://www.fluidr.com/groups/sony-rx-100
This is a camera that I if you purchase you will take with your everywhere – you will use and enjoy. I am not sure what else I could say about the RX-100/RX100 other than get out and buy one and start capturing memories.
Now if you really want to stop up one more step the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 Full Frame Compact Digital Camera is truly a better camera but it has the price tag to match 🙂