This year has been a fantastic year for new cameras, and the Sony RX100 has easily been one of my favourite (so far).
It’s a nifty little compact camera featuring a larger than average sensor (one inch).
I only had my hands on it for a few days, so on the last day I had it, I decided to take it for a quick spin around Bath for some street/architecture/slightly unusual photography.
I work in Bath so I see it (almost) every day, and I love it almost as much as I love Cardiff – but in a totally different way. As you will know if you’ve ever been there, on any given day it is jam-packed with tourists taking thousands upon thousands of shots, so there’s no shortages of images of the city.
Therefore I tried to be a tiny little bit different, plus it didn’t help that it was a pretty grey day out so I couldn’t get any of the usual tourist cutesy shots of the Pulteney Bridge, Bath Abbey, Royal Crescent and so on… these were all taken in the space of about 20 rushed minutes too (don’t say you can tell…).
In terms of post-processing, there’s only been the most basic of tweaks in Sony’s raw editing software (since the update for Photoshop isn’t available yet) and then a couple of them had minor Levels adjustment in Elements. Where you see a filter effect, that has been done in camera.
The RX100 is a great little camera for sticking in your bag/pocket for every day shooting, and I’m very tempted to get one of my own for street shooting and maybe even nights out… we’ll see.