Sony’s little wonder
Recently, I began to look at this camera as the essential tool for someone who would use a point and shoot camera, for more serious work.
It’s main appeal for me was the small form (fits in a jeans pocket). I am happy to say, that it does what I expected in that regard, and very well. Beyond this, would it work for the other aspects of what I want from this format, and here is what my breakdown leads me to so far…
1. Great lens, sharp in almost any situation, and to the corners. However, the slower aperture on the 100mm equivalent end, is too slow. Way too slow when I think about the upcoming LX7 from Panasonic.
2. Great processing of the image data. In this regard, Sony have done very will considering its 20mp resolution. In the 125 (lowest natural setting) to 400 iso range, things look great. From 400-1600 they are passable, but when you hit 1600 and above, it quickly becomes apparent that the images are a little smudgy looking.
3. Resolution is superb considering its size and the sensors limitations. This is the only reason I would keep this camera. It offers me the ability to make beautiful, salable work. Really!
So, since a few thoughts on a camera are useless without pictures, here are a few that I made yesterday.