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Sony Cyber-Shot RX100 / MK2

I was wondering if anybody has any experience with the RX100 or the RX100 mk2.

I am looking for a compact to use alongside my Canon EOS50D and the reviews for these models seem good but I am worried if the quality is good enough for Dreamstime and also for selling prints.

If anybody has any experience in terms of getting images accepted here or has any suggestions for alternative compacts I would appreciate your help.

Many thanks in advance for any feedback.
Canon EOS 50D with various lenses and Sony NEX-6
Edited: 11/22/2013, 03:53:45 AM by Admin
Sorry, It should be Cyber-shot
Canon EOS 50D with various lenses and Sony NEX-6
Posted: 09/25/2013, 11:17:35 AM
There's a site called pixel-peeper. It lets you see full res images with many different settings combination like 50mm, f/8 and 50mm, f/2.8 etc of the same camera and lens combination. Use that site if it has this camera pictures. Will help. :)
55-250mm standard lenses. Dual tube macro flash and external speedlit...
Posted: 11/19/2013, 03:23:45 AM
Thanks for your response. I decided to go for the Sony NEX-6 in the end and I'm glad I did. A pocket sized camera with great quality photos. I highly recommend it for situations when a DSLR is not suitable.

Many thanks again for your advice Robinstockphotos, much appreciated.
Canon EOS 50D with various lenses and Sony NEX-6
Posted: 11/20/2013, 09:11:47 AM
Good that you chose nex-6, as far as Rx100 is concerned its the worst camera I ever had, I got only 2 images selected with that camera which constrained me into buying NIkon D-5100 and since then there is flood of approval and gradual sales also. Main problem with Rx100 was that on full 100 % zoom images pixalite and quality is furstrating but good for small prints with is not worth for stock images. Anyway that was my experience since then I made myself into permanent hatered for sony cameras and I love Nikon because Its best in Class!
Suit, Nik Software Suit, Neat Image, Red Giant Knoll Factory, Topaz C...
Posted: 11/20/2013, 10:15:59 AM
I'm sorry to hear about your bad experience with the Rx1oo. The strange thing is that the reviews I read at the time were very good and the quality scored very highly.

The only thing that stopped me from buying the camera was, at the time, the fact that I could not find any Rx100 images in the Camera Section here at Dreamstime but there plenty of photos taken with the NEX-6.

Changing subject I am impressed with your portfolio. Very imaginative and great concepts. Well done!!!

Thank you for your response and keep up the good work.
Canon EOS 50D with various lenses and Sony NEX-6
Posted: 11/20/2013, 12:05:39 PM
Thanks Rigsby
Suit, Nik Software Suit, Neat Image, Red Giant Knoll Factory, Topaz C...
Posted: 11/21/2013, 06:24:14 AM
I don't really know how good is rx100, but the NEX series are by far the best in their class.
Posted: 11/21/2013, 06:35:13 AM
The Rx100 has a significant size advantage over a dSLR, and even over the Nex series. The Rx100 will truly slip into a small pocket. My sister in law has an Rx100 and I've compared it in low light to my Olympus MFT system and the Rx100 is surprisingly good. i don't think you'd have any problems getting uploads on Dreamstime from it - we've all got uploads from cameras with even smaller sensors, and worse lenses!
ZD 50mm Macro f/2...
Posted: 11/21/2013, 10:59:22 AM
Take a look at this comparison - DXO rates the 1" sensor in the Sony higher than the Canon 50D. Sony has been making huge strides with sensors in the last generation or two, and dynamic range is way up. Even the latest APS-C sensor from Canon does no better than this little camera:

DXO Scores

DXO isn't the final word, and the lens and technique obviously play a role, but the point is that you aren't giving up much, if anything in the sensor dept.
ZD 50mm Macro f/2...
Posted: 11/21/2013, 13:35:34 PM
Thank you Costa007 and Brad for your replies and the information.

I have to say that the Sony NEX-6 is a fantastic camera and I have noticed any difference, in terms of quality, between the Sony and Canon. Any rejections I have had at Dreamstime with the Sony have been down to the idiot taking the photos not technical issues with the camera.

The best thing for me is being able to have a quality camera that I can just walk around with in my pocket instead of carrying a camera bag around with me.

Thank you once again to everybody who has taken the time to reply to this post.

Canon EOS 50D with various lenses and Sony NEX-6
Posted: 11/22/2013, 08:45:46 AM
I have Canon EOS 5D Mark II now, and Sony Cyber-Shot RX100 is very interesting or me...
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Posted: 12/26/2013, 08:07:32 AM
From just a few days I am a happy owner of a Sony RX100M2. The first tests have confirmed what is written in the reviews: a notable performance sensor even in low light conditions. I have a Canon 60D and a 5DMK2. At high ISO the RX100M2 almost reaches the quality of 5D and surpasses the 60D. It also has great performances even with videos. The biggest limitation that I found is in the lens. The lens is of excellent quality compared to compact cameras in the same level, but being a compact camera you can't expect too much. I read on another microstock agency Forum that RX100M2's technical requirements were accepted and the images were sold.
Not so important.
Posted: 01/05/2014, 16:57:09 PM
Thanks for your reply. What software have you used to convert your video?
Canon EOS 50D with various lenses and Sony NEX-6
Posted: 01/06/2014, 23:17:53 PM
Unfortunately Mpeg Streamclip cannot open the Sony AVCHD files (. mt2s), so I used Premiere to export in .mov container/photojpeg compr. Sony's freeware enables you to export in Blueray, or you can use the timeware of Sony Vegas to export in the desired container and compression.
Not so important.
Posted: 01/07/2014, 02:44:19 AM
Thanks for the information. Much appreciated.
Canon EOS 50D with various lenses and Sony NEX-6
Posted: 01/07/2014, 08:57:03 AM
Hi Rigsby, it's great to see another NEX6 user out here. I was also searching for a compact cam that would give me DSLR level image quality. I'd been shooting for quite some time with a P&S and did not want to shift to a DSLR where I would be lugging round a huge camera bag evertime I wanted to click some pics.

Since I wanted to change lenses the RX100 never came to mind, the choice was between the NEX6 or NEX5, got the 6. It's an absolute pleasure to shoot with
Sony NEX 6
Posted: 01/24/2014, 04:42:54 AM
Hello Amlan.

Thank you for your response. I'm pleased to hear that you are getting on well with your NEX6. I agree with you that it is a great camera to use and, considering it's size, great quality photos.

Good luck and I look forward to seeing your future work.
Canon EOS 50D with various lenses and Sony NEX-6
Posted: 01/26/2014, 05:48:53 AM
yes me too looking for a throw in the car camera but little money to spend on this "extra" saw very simple GE X550-WH 16MP for 130.00... again something to always carry so i dont miss the shot. any ideas? i don't want to spend too little...i like to have a rangefinder digital, but all of them are about 800? i love the look of this fugifilm xf1 12mp for about 200.00 but worried i will disapointed. help!~
Canon EOS 1N...
Posted: 09/15/2014, 11:59:10 AM