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Nov 23, 2022 09:57:23   #
daldds Loc: NYC
 
One of my three cameras is a "pocket" Sony RX100vi. Many times over the past couple of years, members have posted asking whether they should leave the big stuff home and take this camera. I offer these two images taken early this morning to show what it can do while walking the streets.
As one can see, the detail is more than acceptable. Both images have been cropped and slightly edited. Other than the need to carry several extra batteries, I find it has one big disadvantage: the settings cannot be changed rapidly as they can with my larger cameras, so it needs some pre-planning. A small disadvantage is the need to use the viewfinder in bright light, then having to turn the camera back on after storing the viewfinder.
It is the camera that is with me when I am not out shooting.


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Nov 23, 2022 10:34:10   #
Iron Sight Loc: Utah
 
Interesting / Thanks

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Nov 23, 2022 13:04:58   #
UTMike Loc: South Jordan, UT
 
Two excellent shots, David! You have mastered that camera.

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Nov 23, 2022 14:38:10   #
PHRubin Loc: Nashville TN USA
 
I use a Lumix DMC-ZS100 and it doesn't have the same viewfinder issue, and it has similar specs. I am quite happy with it. There is also now the DCZS200 with an even wider zoom range. Either costs less than the RX100 vii.

You can compare them here:
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/compare/Panasonic_DC-ZS200_vs_Panasonic_DMC-ZS100_vs_Sony_DSC-RX100_VII/BHitems/1389450-REG_1211983-REG_1496248-REG

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Nov 24, 2022 05:42:30   #
Dan Thornton Loc: Corpus Christi, Texas
 
I really like the black and white, thanks.

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Nov 24, 2022 06:02:26   #
Manglesphoto Loc: 70 miles south of St.Louis
 
daldds wrote:
One of my three cameras is a "pocket" Sony RX100vi. Many times over the past couple of years, members have posted asking whether they should leave the big stuff home and take this camera. I offer these two images taken early this morning to show what it can do while walking the streets.
As one can see, the detail is more than acceptable. Both images have been cropped and slightly edited. Other than the need to carry several extra batteries, I find it has one big disadvantage: the settings cannot be changed rapidly as they can with my larger cameras, so it needs some pre-planning. A small disadvantage is the need to use the viewfinder in bright light, then having to turn the camera back on after storing the viewfinder.
It is the camera that is with me when I am not out shooting.
One of my three cameras is a "pocket" So... (show quote)


Fantastic set!!!

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Nov 24, 2022 06:55:02   #
Bigmike1 Loc: I am from Gaffney, S.C. but live in Utah.
 
Interesting subjects. These are good shots.

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Nov 24, 2022 09:03:19   #
Bison Bud
 
I own an RX100 VI and am very pleased with it. I have to agree with the Op in that some of the adjustments can be cumbersome, especially when compared to my DSLR, but it is a very capable little camera, especially for it's size. I also think the price is a bit difficult to swallow, but I guess you do get what you pay for here. I've found that setting up the control ring on the lens to vary the ISO is very helpful, especially when there are varying light conditions, but I also like to use manual focus fairly often and that negates this function. I also dislike that the camera shuts down when you close the electronic viewfinder, but I do love the viewfinder and make use of it on a regular basis. All in all, the RX100 series is the King of the pocket cameras for those of us that demand control and performance. You just have to realize that you do give up some ease of operation to obtain the small size and I think it's a fair trade. Good luck and good shooting to all.

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Nov 24, 2022 09:03:39   #
jaymatt Loc: Alexandria, Indiana
 
It looks as if the little fellow does pretty well. Nice shots.

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Nov 24, 2022 12:05:12   #
Wingpilot Loc: Wasilla. Ak
 
Those are a couple of very nice shots. I also like the B&W shot for the emotion.
I have the RX100VII and one advantage is that you can set it to not shut the camera down when you retract the EVF. I’ve had mine long enough that I’ve gotten used to the controls, but I do wish battery life was better. It is expensive, but yes, you get what you pay for.

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Nov 24, 2022 14:57:33   #
Sinewsworn Loc: Port Orchard, WA
 
daldds wrote:
One of my three cameras is a "pocket" Sony RX100vi. Many times over the past couple of years, members have posted asking whether they should leave the big stuff home and take this camera. I offer these two images taken early this morning to show what it can do while walking the streets.
As one can see, the detail is more than acceptable. Both images have been cropped and slightly edited. Other than the need to carry several extra batteries, I find it has one big disadvantage: the settings cannot be changed rapidly as they can with my larger cameras, so it needs some pre-planning. A small disadvantage is the need to use the viewfinder in bright light, then having to turn the camera back on after storing the viewfinder.
It is the camera that is with me when I am not out shooting.
One of my three cameras is a "pocket" So... (show quote)


That camera and your well-tuned eye have produced two excellent images! Thanx for sharing.

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