I’ve been meaning to post this for a long time now. About a year ago, I purchased a Sony RX100. I wanted a high quality camera that was truly pocketable. At the same time, I bought an EyeFi SD card.
This post isn’t intended to be a review of this equipment. You can find tons of reviews online. My quick summary is that both devices work as indended, and I’m very pleased with them. The image quality of the RX100 is superb for what it is.
I want to focus on purpose and result and also the effect on my photography.
I got this set up because I was dissatisfied with the camera in my cell phone. I wanted to be able to take better quality photos and have them transferred to my phone immediately. The camera in my HTC Inspire phone is pretty horrible. It’s far worse than my first little point and shoot digital from 12 years ago.
Having the RX100 in my pocket (on most days) has allowed me to capture things when I feel the urge to and to produce a decent quality image file (especially in low light scenes).
It has also worked the other way around. Because I have it, I am more likely to shoot and engage in photography.
The other impact is that I share photos online (Instagram and Facebook) quite often.
I feel better connected to photography on a daily basis, and I feel that, simply because of the photographic “exercise”, my photography has gotten better. (well, at the very least, it hasn’t gotten much worse)
I’ll keep this short. But I just wanted to highlight what an impact this little bit of equipment has had on my photography.
Note: The last three photos in this post were shot with the RX100.