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Author Topic: Pocket Camera Saga Nears "Happy Ending"  (Read 916 times)
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« on: February 08, 2013, 04:09 PM »

The Canon S100 is officially gone.

Best Buy has declared it "not worth repairing".

With a bit of coaxing and Bambi by my side, the

young lady gave us full purchase price + tax + prorated warranty

(we did have the 3 year warranty). Even though the

Canon S110 is now on sale for $359, we got the $429

originally paid.

We decided to pony up the difference and splurged on the

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100
http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/sony-rx100/sony-rx100A.HTM

Main deciding factors:
f1.8 Zeiss lens (at least it says Zeiss)
huge sensor for a pocket camera (3 times the area of the S100).

We should have the camera next week as Best Buy doesn't have it
in store.

I really liked the S100 for its low light performance without flash
and am looking forward to the new "baby" camera.

S100 photo (no flash)
https://picasaweb.google.com/chilesej/KTAI2013LasVegas#5839411912423548450
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« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2013, 10:25 PM »

Well, I got about a third of the way through the review on your new camera, but then my brain started to hurt, my eyes started to bleed, and I began to thank god that we all have John Who Takes All the Pictures For Us Cheesy Seriously, nice little snapper. Can't wait to see it in action at KP. FWIW, my first digi-cam was a Sony, and it took great pictures as long as the subject was standing still. Also had a Zeiss lens, so if the tradition continues yours should be awesome.
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« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2013, 08:38 AM »

Hi Lee,

Looking forward to what "old school" kites you'll be bringing to KP.  Smiley

It looks as if you read more than I usually do.

Normally, I just read the pros/cons and conclusion of a review.
If a purchase is really close, then I'll read most of the overview.

The Sony uses the same sensor as the Nikon N1 series.
I really dislike the N1 series, but love the sensor.

With pocket cameras, I try to get the largest sensor our budget will allow.
Everything else (large glass, image stabilization, etc) will be appropriate.
The Sxxx series use to be considered large sensor for a pocket camera.
But Sony has really raised the bar according to the reviews.

You can give it a look at KP.  Grin

Found a video review here:
http://www.stevehuffphoto.com/2012/07/26/the-sony-rx100-digital-camera-review/
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