Sony has announced the new Cyber-shot RX100 VII featuring a 20-megapixel 1″ sensor, 4K video capture, a 24-200mm equivalent zoom lens and, finally (for the first time in the product line), a mic input port. It offers 20 fps shooting speed without any viewfinder blackout and a 90 fps shooting speed for a seven-frame burst. [Read more…]
When the compact camera market was spiraling out of control toward rock bottom, Sony unveiled a premium pocket camera that was more expensive than the rest of the competition. While Canon, Nikon, Olympus and the rest were struggling to unload pocket cameras for $100 or less, the Sony RX100 rose from the ashes of a market segment that had been decimated by the iPhone.
The reason the RX100 dominated as a premium camera is that Sony made the best possible compact camera it could make. And customers were willing to pay hundreds of dollars more than other compact cameras because the RX100 made much better images than any other pocket camera on the market.
Are we really in a place in the photo industry today where we can get excited about a $1000 pocket camera?
I think so. [Read more…]
Sony continues to reign supreme with the advanced compact camera market. It’s most recent camera, the Sony Cyber-shot RX100 III, takes the product line a step further by delivering a fast 24-70mm equivalent lens with an f/1.8-2.8 aperture. That’s a full stop better than what the RX100 II lens delivers at 70mm. Of course, you pay for it a bit in the lens size, which further results in a shorter telephoto reach (compared to the 100mm telephoto reach of the RX100 II). The RX100 III lens includes a built-in 3-stop ND filter. [Read more…]
The RX10 features a 20.2MP 1″ CMOS sensor and a 24-200mm equivalent fixed lens that sports a constant f/2.8 aperture throughout the zoom range. Let that sink in for a minute. [Read more…]