Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 28
Rated 5 out of 5
by BeJay PERFECT FOR ACTIVE SENIOR'S LIFESTYLE
If you are like me, it's a great time of life... retired senior with four grandchildren under 5 years old, my photography has begun to coalesce around: grandkid portraits / parties / milestones; and exotic travel / adventure trips; together with a renewed interest in photography as a hobby.
But, life is not always that idyllic, with age have also come eyesight and dexterity limitations that caused me to put aside my DSLR and my camcorder to seek the ideal instrument -- a prosumer-level pocket-sized powerhouse -- first the RX100/B and now the RX100M2/B.
[I had my RX100 for a full year and just traded-up to the RX100M2 this past week.]
Their extraordinary compactness and brilliant LCD display make handling and portability a snap. No more squinting through a viewfinder or lugging around a stuffed camera bag, which I've often left in my room just as a great photo-op passed me by!
Sony's in-camera programs are superb. And the tiltable LCD display minimizes the stress on my neck and back. I can't wait to try out controlling the RX100M2 from my smart phone, wow.
Sony's Picture Effects can be another whole side of my art to develop. So, Net/Net, the Sony RX100M2 helps me to capture life's special moments with ease and precision-- beautiful images of a good life ... try it your self and see!
August 18, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5
by jmknights ILCE-7R NOT A SPORTS CAMERA - FAST ACTION
36mb Excellent Resolution, color, sharpness.
Extremely slow startup time.
Noisy, slow focus, shutter actuation(after pushing shutter button takes extra ordinary time for shot to be taken.
Quirky some times it show down right in the middle of a shot.
Review button sometimes fails to activate.
Poor battery life and expensive at $79.00
I have A99,A77,A900,A700,A100, RX100 and Nex5 to compare it to. If could have the low light capability, 36mb,resolution, and speed of my A99 or A900 I would be a very happy camper. For landscapes, portraits etc.; it is a great camera for a sport photographer it just doesn't cut it!
July 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by DWTINSLEY Great Pocket Video Camera
I'm a professional cinematographer who owns and operates expensive movie quality equipment. For work I typically travel with many cases of heavy gear so when it comes to documenting family vacations I rather travel with no gear. Even a dslr with lenses is too much for me. On a family vacation to North Carolina I brought my RX-100 that I've only used for filming aerials from remote helicopters. The images I got from this camera were amazing. It only films 60f/s video which is great for slow mo and it has a very fast lens. The image stabilizer combined with a smooth hand allows for great dolly moves . You won't find a better camera this small or cheaper to capture your home movies. Check out what I filmed here http://vimeo.com/93672689
June 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by RockLegendsPhotoraphers Beat Out Many Better Rated Cameras!
We are professional concert photographers that shoot with Sony A77s and Sony and Minolta glass. I had been searching for the perfect point and shoot to have handy for close ups when I am using my 80-200 2.8 Minolta lens on my A77 to cover close ups and wide angle shots. I read several reviews on low light point and shoot cameras thinking that I would be able to shoot with no flash and capture the images I wanted. After testing several and being disappointed with all of them I found myself testing this camera. After kicking myself in the pants wondering why I didn't just start with Sony in the 1st place I have finally found the perfect mate to our pro gear! This camera captures great images in difficult situations and the images taken in good light are every bit as good as those taken from our pro gear! It hangs nicely from my wrist while I am shooting with our larger cameras and is ready to go when I need it. When I don't need it it fits nicely in my pocket. We've captured some very professional photos with this camera!
April 2, 2014