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Sony RX100

Examples: White Mountains East

These examples represent some of the best results possible with the Sony RX100. All were shot over the course of one late-day mountain bike ride high in the White Mountains and as such tell a rough story of what I saw on the ride.

Focal length quoted in equivalent 35mm terms, e.g., 10.4mm = 28mm.

The large images (click to view) are presented at 2560 X 1700 (47% linear pixels), and they seem quite large until one remembers that they are only 4.4 megapixel images— where one can say that the Sony RX100 with its 20-megapixel sensor makes a very fine 4-6 megapixel camera; downsampling reduces noise and fixes most of the sharpness issues. To give it some leeway we can call it a 10 megapixel camera, where clear limitations will still be visible. But it does not make 20 megapixel images under any conditions— only 20 megapixel files. See the conclusions for why this might not matter.

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f/5.0 @ 1/200 sec handheld, ISO 125, 0.5 push
Sony RX100 @ 75mm

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