Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

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Sony QX100 and QX10: Bridging smartphone cameras to high-end point and shoots

Sony has finally launched its rumored “lens-style” cameras – that feature relatively large sensors and high-quality lenses that clip to your smartphone. The idea behind the new high-end Sony Cybershot DSC-QX100 and budget-priced Sony Cybershot DSC-QX10 is to give smartphone photographers access to “DSLR quality” without sacrificing convenience. You can read my full writeup on Extremetech, and if you decide you want one, you can head over to B&H to get your pre-order in for the $500 20.2MP QX100 or the $250 10x zoom 18MP QX10 now (They expect these to be popular, so the first run is likely to sell out). Read more »

Field Test of the Sony RX100: Is it enough to make you ditch your DSLR?

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 Digital Camera (Black)After weeks of shooting in Alaska with a 3 pound Nikon D4, 8 pound telephoto lens, and 6 pounds of carbon fiber tripod, I was more than ready to review the new Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100. At 8-1/2 ounces, the Sony barely even registers on a travel scale. It is a little larger than my current favorite point and shoot, the Canon PowerShot S100, but certainly still qualifies as pocket-sized. I’ve never been a big fan of Sony’s point and shoots, although I do like some of their mirrorless models, but after the New York Times called the Sony RX100 the “world’s best point and shoot” I had to give it a look… Read more »