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    Fun with RX100M4

    Woohoo, I get to start a new 'fun with...' thread


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    f/2.8 1/16 ISO125


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    f/5 1/640 ISO125


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    f/5 1/200 ISO125

    Finally, a camera I can carry in a pocket with no feeling of compromise for image quality.

    Why on earth Sony put it out without the rubber grip attached, I have no idea. A screen protector is also essential.

    The electronic shutter makes this a completely silent shooter.

    Very exciting little camera!

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    Re: Fun with RX100M4

    Had a chance to take a brief walk this morning, rapidly getting used to the controls and it's a keeper.


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    A couple of things to note from my experience this morning...

    1. The EVF is invaluable for landscape shooting in bright conditions
    2. All controls (zoom, Aperture, Shutter speed, EV compensation) can be changed easily while looking through the evf

    Also, it's possible to take a 9 shot raw HDR set hand held in about 1 second... and PhotoAcute recognises the RX100 IV raw files. I'll post an example image when I find a suitable subject.

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    Re: Fun with RX100M4

    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Mosley View Post
    Had a chance to take a brief walk this morning, rapidly getting used to the controls and it's a keeper.
    Looking good! I've been studiously trying to ignore the MkIII and MkIV models because my humble MkI is so damned good! (TBH the MkII never got my attention.)

    The RX series is just amazing. It's difficult to believe that so much camera functionality fits into such a small space.

    I'd be interested to see the 9-shot HDR set results when you have them...

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    Brian,

    Looks like a winner!

    I sometimes think that if I had no other camera than my RX100 Mk 1, it actually wouldn't have an adverse effect on my photography, except that I'd have more depth of field and fewer true macro shots. I grumble about this-or-that including the lack of an EVF yet somehow I generally seem to get the shot I was after, so (shrug) go figure.

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    Re: Fun with RX100M4

    Hi Jeff,

    I've always been looking for the optimum balance between image quality, useability and portability... this feels like it's almost at the sweet spot.

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    Re: Fun with RX100M4

    Playing around with handheld HDR today - the first shot is processed from the properly exposed raw, the second from a 9 shot HDR generated via PhotoAcute straight from raw files.

    The only downside is that PhotoAcute doesn't correct for lens distortion - I can export from Capture 1 to tiff, and process those through PhotoAcute if necessary.


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    f/5.6 1/80 ISO1250 - handheld HDR from 9 shot raw, total time to take the 9 raw shots, around 1second.

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    f/4 1/400 ISO125

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    f/2.8 0.625 ISO80

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    Re: Fun with RX100M4

    Nice to see that you're putting the new addition to good use. I have V1 of the RX100, and still like it a lot. The controls are a little less obvious than on the LX100, but it's easily more pocketable.

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    Re: Fun with RX100M4

    Thanks Marlof,

    I've been working too hard for too long, time to reconnect with far more important things.

    Thanks for looking, and for commenting. Getdpi has been a constant lifeline for me over the years

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    Re: Fun with RX100M4

    Back from our first cruise on the Brittania... 14 days of complete disconnect!

    Coming into Vigo


    I'm not entirely happy with the quality of this rendition - not sure if it's google compression making the image soft.

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    Re: Fun with RX100M4

    Top deck


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    Re: Fun with RX100M4

    Inside Brittania


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    Re: Fun with RX100M4

    Panoramic from the top deck
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    And in Lisbon...
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    Re: Fun with RX100M4

    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Mosley View Post
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    Hey, that's Gran Canaria, the island where I live...
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    Re: Fun with RX100M4

    No where is safe when Brian is pointing his lens!
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    Re: Fun with RX100M4

    Well spotted we had a fantastic time in Gran Canaria, and will no doubt return... Although most of my shots were with the E-M1 with 12-40mm f2.8 during our stay.

    Thanks for looking

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    Lovely walk this afternoon...
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    We were lucky not to get wet on this walk, beautiful dramatic skies

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    Burbage North
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    Am I the only one shooting with an RX100 mk IV?

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    Brian,

    Lovely photos! I've never set foot aboard a cruise ship, but vaguely remember seeing the inside of an ocean liner as a kid and finding it very impressive. Sometimes I think I'd like to experience crossing the Atlantic in style about the Queen Mary 2, but that's just one of hundreds of ideas.

    Gear-wise, I feel as if we've suddenly all become very wealthy: There are so many good choices out there now, and both the technical specifications and prices would have seemed like pure fantasy not so long ago. Not even medium format has been immune. Wasn't it just a few years ago that 1/1.7" sensor cameras like Panasonic's LX2 and Canon's S100 were the serious compacts to beat, and an entry-level medium format outfit was priced in the mid-$30K range? And people were in awe of the Nikon D700's ISO 6400 performance?

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    Re: Fun with RX100M4

    Hi Jeff,

    google "repositioning cruises" to find some excellent deals on transatlantic cruises... this was our first cruise, and was a fantastic experience.

    Of course, you're right about the progress of cameras - we're totally spoiled for choice!

    I do love the pocketability of the RX100 mk 4 together with the superb little popup EVF - which I use most of the time, especially in good light for framing.

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    Another street view from Lisbon... fantastic city, would love to spend a few days street shooting here.

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    Huge fish head in the fish market...
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    Beautiful weather for a walk this morning...

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    View from side of valley above...
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    Alport Castles, Peak District... must return for a sunrise view of this location.
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    Hope you're all enjoying a peaceful Sunday.

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    Re: Fun with RX100M4

    I'm beginning to get more familiar with this little camera - enough configuration options to keep an engineer happy for a while

    Overcast today, so headed for the woods this evening... the inbuilt ND filter and tilt screen proved useful here.

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    Looking forward to more RX100 IV users arriving here with images to share

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    Another from this evening...

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    One with more natural water...

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    Re: Fun with RX100M4

    Brian,
    thanks heaps for the real world samples.
    From your shots the Mk IV seems better IQ than the previous three.
    I am getting GAS now except the price is keeping that under control for now.

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    Re: Fun with RX100M4

    Thanks Tim,

    I'm extremely satisfied with this tiny powerhouse of a camera. I'm just looking more into configuring the buttons and dials to make it more intuitive.

    Thanks for looking

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    Re: Fun with RX100M4

    Brian, Why did you buy this camera? These still pics can be done with pretty much any camera out there.
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    Re: Fun with RX100M4

    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    Brian, Why did you buy this camera? These still pics can be done with pretty much any camera out there.
    Hi Vivek,

    simply to have the best available image quality and capability available in this most compact size, so that I'll be most likely to have the camera with me wherever I go.

    The image quality compares well with anything I've seen posted online - and the features of the camera are leading edge in my view.

    In addition, my youngest daughter is interested in writing /directing/acting and has started using the camera to film her own small projects. The video quality is outstanding and the camera is unimposing.

    Do you have a pocket camera in addition to your ILC's? Where do you feel the compromise over using your larger cameras?

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    Awesome, Brian!

    All the best to your daughter!

    My pocket configuration is a NEX-5N (and its variants) and a few assorted tiny primes. I will end up get one of the M4. The tech packed in this is just astounding.

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    Re: Fun with RX100M4

    Some wonderful images found in this thread. I own a Rx100 mIII, these little cameras have IQ that punches well above it's tiny 1 inch sensor.
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    Re: Fun with RX100M4

    A couple of shots to practice handheld HDR, using Capture One Pro to create the tiffs which I'm processing with PhotoAcute, and tone mapping with Lightzone... scaling, sharpening and converting to sRGB with Qimage Ultimate.

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    Sunset this evening... developed from a single raw file in Capture One Pro v8.3.3

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    Same image from 9 shot HDR merge processed via PhotoAcute, tone mapping in Lightzone, scaling in Qimage...

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    Very over cast this morning... still practicing my PP with 9 shot HDR bracketing, PhotoAcute to combine the raw images, Lightzone for tonemapping.

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    Another view, making the most of the available light...

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    It's difficult to believe this level of detail and dynamic range is possible from a pocket camera... using 9 shot hdr processed from raw using Capture One Pro 8.3.3 -> PhotoAcute -> Lightzone -> Qimage Pro

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    B&W processed from 9 shot raw HDR.

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    Enjoying some relaxation time...

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    Re: Fun with RX100M4

    my Rx100 mIII is closer to the M4 then the original Rx100. So I think I will bully my way onto this thread.


    From a paid photoshoot (Yes, one can do paid Pro jobs with this tiny machine) here is one image, many of the images from this set were used to print large posters and banners, and the Rx100 mIII held up nicely.

    2 Photographers were hired, me and another whom had the big DSLR, large lenses, the 'Pro' look. I saw this, and I had my bag of goodies, I reached in looked around at my A7S, A7, Sony Rx1, and I grabbed the tiny Rx100, to the shock of the one whom hired us and the smirk of the other photographer.

    Then the HepKitty blew em away.


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    Great shot, terrific sky!
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