OK, to start, I’m not seriously looking to replace my beloved G12 but if I had to consider it (OK, fine I am considering it!), this little gal might just do the trick!
The Sony Cyber-shot RX100 boasts 20.2 MP via its 1″ Exemor CMOS sensor, a fast f/1.8 Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T lens – with control ring, RAW image capture and full 1080p HD video capability. Additionally, if offers DSLR like shooting modes such as aperture and shutter priority as well as full manual control. Indeed, with all these impressive features I’m sure it’ll earn Sony’s claim as this being the “professionals compact camera”!
Right now, Sony is including a 2-year accidental damage Extended Service plan (worth just under $90) with purchase of the Sony Cyber-shot RX100. The camera itself is listed at $649 on the Sony Store website.
To be honest, I’m still attached to the G12’s vari-angle LCD screen; something the RX100 lacks. Another point in my tried and true G12’s favor is that it has a hot shoe; again, a feature not offered on the Sony camera. Would the faster glass and lens mounted control wheel – and the larger sensor – be enough to tear me away from the G12. We’ll see!
Even if I don’t replace my G12, this would make an excellent edition to any photographer’s camera collection or kit! View a video of the camera here:
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