Having been a keen photographer for several years, capturing wildlife, air shows and such like, it was a blow to find that following injury, I initially struggled to carry and even use a DSLR and the associated lenses.
The solution was to sell my kit and buy a high end compact. It would not cover my full range of subjects but it would allow me to continue with photography in a more practical way, plus from a storage perspective, it makes a huge difference.
I bought the Sony RX100. The main points of note are that it has a 1" sensor (very large for a compact) with high resolution, an excellent Zeiss lens and manual controls, but it does carry a premium price of currently around £430 (negated for me due to the sale of all my DSLR stuff).
While it only has a x3.6 zoom, the resolution is so good that the images can stand a fair amount of cropping. It is ideal for days out, wargame shows and to cover my gaming.
Earlier in the week, we went to Lytham near St. Annes (northwest UK), specifically to look at the spitfire that they have on outdoor display at the Fairhaven Lake marina.
|This is the original photo. |
The guide ropes, stand and trees all prove to be a distraction.
|The distractions have been removed in my art package and I have |
added some blur to the propellors to suggest movement.
|The sensor has good resolution that gives plenty of detail|
and allows substantial cropping.
|Edit - another view|
|Just showing the cropping capability of this compact camera|