The Best Part of Having No Lens Options
You know that little guy perched on your shoulder whispering advice?
Wooo hoo!!! ALL RIGHT!!! No extra lenses to carry. One filter size and it’s on the lens already. No worrying about which lens to mount. Move my feet since I don’t have any other choice. What a relief!!!
Seriously, less is more. The best part of some of these cameras is simplicity. One camera, one lens, shoot it for what it does well. Now should I take the DP1M and the RX100 and the RX1.... uh oh...
Edo V writes:
I could not agree more with your preference for carrying small cameras.
I used to be happy with a Canon A80 and later a Fuji S9000 and no other camera gear, but both cameras suffered from dust that had been sucked in by the lenses.
This was my main reason to stay away from dust suckers and I switched to an Olympus E-420 in May 2008 because the sensor was good enough for me, it had the best dust-removal system at the time, and it was small.
The Merill is probably sealed because it does not have a zoom lens, but what about the Sony compact, is it a dust sucker?
If so, I would not consider it at all as a field camera, which will be carried everywhere and most of the time around my neck.
DIGLLOYD: Good point— dust on the sensor issues. I gave the Sony DP1 Merrill and Sony RX100 extensive dirty wet and dry and dusty field use and saw zero signs of dust with either camera.