Hi everyone! Kelvin here, and this is my very first post on Cafehopping. I am usually the one behind the camera for Cafehopping, but I would love to share with everyone about this camera. Having said so, I'll like to declare first that I'm not exactly good with words, so please pardon me for the basic language used in this article. In fact, I'll let my pictures do the talking most of the time ;)
I have been a Canon user ever since I started shooting. The old Canon 550D was my very first camera and I slowly moved on to the 5D Mark 3 when I had more budget. However, ever since the start of the rise of mirror-less and better point-and-shoot cameras, I felt the pull to get one myself. The thought of being able to bring out a compact camera which can do most of the task good enough for web and mobile was too intriguing.
Sony came into the picture when I knew about the Cyber-shot™ RX Series. the RX100M3 have three main points that won me over.
So recently, I went on a trip to Perth and I brought the RX100M3 along with me. I shall use the pictures taken during the trip to explain why I love this camera so much.
The RX100M3 has a F1.8 Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* lens which is a 24-70mm equivalent compared to a full frame DSLR. The lowest aperture at f1.8 makes this a relatively fast lens for a compact camera. For those who loves bokehs, this is the camera that you will want to try! The 24-70mm equivalent lens also make this camera very versatile. You can cover most of the shots that you want with it.
The low light capability of this camera is also quite amazing. These were some shots that were taken near dusk.
2. Good Built-in Electronic View Finder
Speaking from someone who adores optical view finders, this is a big statement. EVF is getting common nowadays but not every EVF provides a good experience. The one on RX100 M3 surprised me when I tried it the first time. It was bright, clear and they definitely packed many pixels in that small screen. I love to shoot using a viewfinder as it allows me to better compose my shots and it allows me to focus on my subject better too. The EVF is especially useful in bright sunny day where you can barely see the screen.
3. Light weight
Enough said. you can really pack this thing where ever you go. We travelled to Pemberton and I was about to climb up the Gloucester Tree. Bringing a DSLR up was a risky option. The RX100M3 was the perfect option as I could easily sling it and climb without worries. I was able to take some shots along the way as well.
One more thing, food.
How can we forget about food right? Cafehopping in Perth was great and here are some delicious shots that we posted on instagram as well.
I think i forgot to mention that the screen can be flipped for selfies too! Here, I borrowed @joannasticko face to prove that it works.
I hope this short article helped you understand the RX100M3 more. Leave any questions below and I'll try to answer them! =)
Pictures are edited with Adobe Lightroom
Pictures of the RX100 M3 are taken by Sony α7S (with Sony Vario-Tessar T* FE 24-70mm lens)