Got myself a Sony RX100 Mark 3 compact digital camera. Read all about it here. It is compact enough to stick into a jacket pocket while motorcycling. Still, it has many advanced features. First to mention among them is the pop-up EVF (electronic viewfinder) that allows proper framing, not this holding-at-arms-length nonsense. They found place for a little (minuscule, actually) pop-up flash on the upper deck, too, that is good for fill-in. It does RAW as well as JPEGs, and the color space can be set to Adobe RGB. It has a 24-70 equivalent mm Carl Zeiss designed zoom lens (a feature I’m missing with the Ricoh GR) that deploys in a PG18-rated fashion from a pancake size.
So far, so good. But it has a one inch sensor. See if you can spot the results in the following screenshots from the RAWs being developed in Apple Aperture. We start with the lead photo. As always, pictures are clickable for full-size.
And a photo 100 ISO lower:
ISO 200 works fine, ISO 125 and 80 show compression artifacts, take my word for it. I’ve excluded the latter two settings from the Auto-ISO range. What about high ISO?
So, the verdict: The Sony RX100 Mark 3 is surprisingly useable for a lot of subjects, brilliant at high ISO and good enough “in between” if you’re not viewing everything at 100% and counting ants.
The long-awaited holidays I have written about in a previous post started with a visit to my parents, who live at the Baltic Sea. My youngest daughter came with me and while bathing in the aforementioned sea, I became inspired to take aquatic photos.
So, a NIKON Coolpix AW120. Who thinks of these names? Read the rest of this entry »
I’ve got legendary holidays to look forward to this and next year, so I got myself a full-frame Nikon DSLR to document them with, a D800. But results first:
This is what you get such a camera body for, to print big. Read the rest of this entry »
Nikon D3200 with a AF-S Nikkor 70 – 200 mm f/2.8 VR II
Here’s another IT-related post. A while ago, Microsoft introduced it’s first computer in decades (or ever, I’m not sure). It is called “Surface” Read the rest of this entry »
Though it looks to be one of a million digicams, the Sigma DP2 (and it’s DP1 and DP3 siblings) are a revolution in digital imagery. All on behalf of the Foveon sensor. Read the rest of this entry »
These two photos stand for two very distinct modes of photography I’m using currently. Read the rest of this entry »
Fished myself a server out of the ‘bay, an IBM eSeries xServer 345. Two dual-core Xeons 3.2, Read the rest of this entry »