So this happened a couple of days ago.. where I kind of geeked out the hard way with an investment.
I have long considered a slightly better camera to increase my photo performance and possibilities. In other words, stepping up my game in this part. I have mostly been using my Iphone and a compact camera Sony Cybershot DSC RX100 Mk II (which is simply lovely). Together with a little tripod, this camera has been absolutely amazing for my use until now. I could always bring it along anywhere and I learned to use it quite well. I also have an old Canon EOS 1200D, which is great but huge.
So, therefore, after several hours, maybe days/weeks of research I ended up with… a Sony Cyber-shot RX10 Mk III camera. Yes, it’s the one on the photo. Makes completely no sense regarding what I just said about the Canon. But hear me out.
By the way, I should emphasise that this is not supported or advised in any way. Just to make that clear. This is only my thoughts.
Here is the base for my thoughts, which I will try to explain to both you and still myself. I haven’t spent so much on a camera.. ever.. plus all the needed accessories. When I left the photoshop, I nearly shed a tear (insert irony here, but still). This is clearly one of the downsides of this camera. It’s expensive.
But why did I buy it then.. well, here goes. I wanted to step up my game and it’s a good all-round camera. I knew from the canon, that I wanted a fixed lens as I don’t want to change lenses or objectives when I’m out using my camera. It should be as easy as possible.
With this camera, it’s a fixed and with a widespread – from 24 to 600mm. In common language from relatively near to really far away. it has an insane zoom range. I also wanted the possibilities if I wanted to film something. This ability is also possible with the RX10 III, up to 4k and with a solid stabiliser. So now I can for photo trips take this with me, and all other trips take the smaller rx100 with me plus iPhone as a backup. The major downsides of this camera, are Sony’s clunky menu system. Which apparently hasn’t been updated, however, I have learned to work around it with the rx100. Plus the size of the camera and of course the price of it.
An update will follow:
Over the next couple of months, I will try it and also try to experiment plus live it. I will give an update on how this goes. But now I’m looking forward to really start using it. I went on a short trip yesterday and was not fully impressed. But a comfort to that is that I wasn’t that either with the rx100 and I love that camera today. So I look forward to having some really good times with the RX10 as well. We just need to know each other first haha
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