/ Sony RX100
I am not into footering around with settings so is it worth buying an RX100?
Probably not - its an expensive camera and beyond the requirements of most. If you're not into footering there won't be much point shooting in RAW either.
If you don't mind a camera that is a bit bigger to get good IQ (at a good price), try 2nd hand something like this:
eBay has plenty as well, but Harrisons are very reputable.
Or wait until the next version goes on sale:
Stop posting on here and go buy that Fuji ;-)
Shush man, I'm trying to find dry rock to play on this weekend now that the Lakes are looking a tad clammy...
Sorry for the hijack
I have an RX100 that was bought to replace a Powershot S95. Image quality etc is great and there is a noticeable difference to the S95 however there's a couple of usability issues that I don't like as much - which may or may not be important to you;
- It has an annoying turn off delay
When you press on off the camera thinks about it for a second or so before retracting the lens. This makes it quite difficult to pull your camera out of a pocket, snap a quick shot and stuff it back in for example.
- There's no focus lock
You can't focus lock without having to press the button half way and recompose. The custom functions don't allow you to set a button as focus-lock (and exposure lock) like on the S95. This can make action shots where you are panning for example more difficult to setup as you have to set the exposure and focus manually to lock it in.
As others have said though if you don't these levels of control over your photos you may be better with something else or another prosumer model like an old Lumix LX3 etc. I can recommend Harrison Cameras for second hand, along with Ffordes up in Scotland, http://www.ffordes.com/product/13041610443781
Thanks for the information. Re footering, I used to have a Nikon D50 and like playing with the RAW images and I'd like to do that with the Sony to get a nice balance.
I do wonder though if the images I have seen are more a result of being good at photography as opposed to having a good camera.
Make your mind up - are you a footerer or not? ;-)
Nah, good cameras always take better pictures....
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