I have a long-standing yet unfulfilled desire for a small camera. Several cameras that came out within the past couple of years have piqued my interest, but none has been quite what I’m looking for, so apart from the occasional temptation of a really big sale I’ve found it pretty easy to stand my ground.
But I just went a little weak in the knees.
Sony announced the DSC-RX100, a little pocket camera that packs a much larger sensor than others in its class (good for the low light shooting I prefer), yet is also quick to operate. I’ve never bought a camera that wasn’t made by Canon — which isn’t as dramatic as it sounds, both because I haven’t bought a lot of cameras and because all but one have been SLR’s, where I buy Canon bodies because I have Canon lenses — but if it is as good in the hand as it looks on paper, this little Sony will be the first.
Doesn’t ship for another month or so, and something of this quality isn’t cheap, but oh my …