Sep 5, 2013 at 2:15 am #1307334
Peter SBPL Member
Maybe this could be usefull for someone here…
Sony just released a Lens and sensor module (with similar specs to the RX100II) that can clip on to a smartphone.
The module is lighter and cheaper than a RX100II.
So, if you are already carrying a smartphone and want the RX100II, then you can save some grams.
Personally, i'd be annoyed by the bulkiness of the module + smartphone setup. Probably better for non-backpacking/wilderness vacation.
But i'll give kudos to Sony for experimenting, maybe it'll lead to something really smart…
/PeterSep 5, 2013 at 7:26 am #2022056
Nick GatelBPL Member
@ngatelLocale: Southern California
Nice try, but it falls short at $500, and doesn't shoot RAW. Seems the big appeal to the author is the ability to use it to instantly share the picture via your Smart Phone. Being a non-Face book person, I find this totally useless.
I have been completely satisfied with my RX100, which really isn't that much more money than this.
I also found that the Apple Camera Connection Kit (a dongle for the SD card) works flawlessly with my iPad to transfer JPEGs, although I rarely use it, unless I want to preview a batch of pictures. I would guess it would work with an iPhone, but would eat up memory quickly. Seems the app for this thing places a smaller file on the phone.
Also there are now wireless SD cards on the market, but I haven't used one.
Thumbs down from me, but I bet a lot of young people will gobble them up for their texting-addiction.Sep 6, 2013 at 4:29 am #2022349
Peter SBPL Member
Nick, i agree, i thought i would let somebody else do the bashing… :-)Sep 6, 2013 at 5:55 am #2022358
Kevin BabioneBPL Member
I just picked up the RX100 M2 (I really liked the option of being able to add an external flash) and love the camera. One bonus feature of the M2 version is that it creates a hotspot and you can easily transfer photos to a smartphone or iPad so you don't need WiFi-enabled SD cards.Sep 10, 2013 at 2:23 pm #2023749
You know, some of the smartphones alone, take some "good enough" pics, enhanced by some of the HDR apps that are out there.Sep 10, 2013 at 5:11 pm #2023781
Eric LundquistBPL Member
@cobbermanLocale: Northern Colorado
Most photographers buy lenses as an investment to use with camera body's that get replaced less often. This Sony is a throw away lens just like most point-and-shoot cameras. I'd rather have a Nokia 808 or Nokia 1020 if I was planning on using my smartphone as a dedicated camera.
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