I absolutely recommend the RX-100 and similar cameras to photographers at any level, including pros with enough fancy gear to fill a Hummer. I have a wonderful, cumbersome SLR that takes stunning images, but I wouldn’t want to lug it into 90% of the environments I inhabit from day to day. It’s a truism that the best camera for any situation is the one that you happen to have with you at the time. Usually, this will be your cellphone. If you’re lucky enough to go on a safari, you may be lucky enough to own a Canon 7D, and you should absolutely pack it. But for those in-between situations that call for both fabulous imagery and super-portable technology, high-end pocket cameras are really starting to deliver the goods. And as with all things tech-related, you can expect today’s top-of-the-line performance to migrate into bargain prices within a few years.
Um. Frighteningly realistic.
Want to take pictures like these for yourself? Here you go: