After doing a lot of research and reading up on cameras, I finally took the plunge and bought myself a new camera. I felt like I was in a bit of a tough spot, because I wanted a camera that would take significantly better pictures than my current point and shoot (or iPhone, for that matter), but I also wanted something that I could actually carry around and use. DSLRs can take beautiful pictures, but they are also pretty big and heavy, so I knew that I probably wouldn’t end up using a DSLR very much. I really wanted something that I could easily throw into my purse and where the weight of the camera wouldn’t make me walk around like a hunchback.
It kind of seemed like I wanted the impossible; small and compact, but “DSLR quality” pictures. Well, it turns out Sony has invented a pretty awesome camera that pretty much meets all of my requirements. This camera was even named one of Time Magazine’s Best Inventions of 2012!
Say hello to the Sony RX100, a professional, large sensor, pocket camera.
As Time states, ” digital cameras have been getting smaller and more capable every year, but that trend took a huge leap forward in 2012 with the Sony RX100, which bridges the gap between point-and-shoots and pro-quality digital SLRs. Sony’s innovative design and 1-in. (2.5 cm) sensor allow the camera to take flawless photos even though it’s 20% slimmer than your average digital SLR—small enough to fit in your pocket.”
That pretty much sounded perfect for me. The price tag on the camera was a little more than I had originally set out to spend, but after reading almost nothing but glowing reviews for this camera, I knew that it would be worth it to spend a little more to get something I would be really, really happy with. I am definitely of the mindset that it is often worth it to spend a little more on something you are going to be super happy with for a long time, rather than cheap out and end up being disappointed and spending more money on a replacement.
I am just learning to use the camera, it is going to take some getting used to, but I’ve been really happy with the results so far. I’ve been having a lot of fun just taking pictures of everything and anything! I don’t know about you, but I think this food looks pretty delicious!