A few weeks ago now, I placed my camera on the kitchen worktop. When I went to pick it up, rather ironically, the safety strap got caught on a drawer handle and pulled it out of my hand, such that it fell on the tiled floor. At first it didn’t work, but after switching it off and on a few times, it miraculously came back to life. It had a blurred spot in the bottom left corner of the images anyway, so I decided to buy a new one, just in case it decided to pack up when I needed it most.
Having invested in spare batteries, I decided to by the same make, but ‘upgrade’ to a more expensive model (as would-be photographers tend to do) – a Sony RX100 (from a WX500). On the face of it, it was the same camera, with much the same functions, but it had a 1″ sensor and had rave reviews.
It was only when I’d got it out of the box and tried it a few times that I realised it had a very poor zoom of only 3.6x. (My old one had a 30x zoom). And it appears the ‘wide’ panorama isn’t quite as wide as my old one. But, the images do seem to be a lot better. To cover all the bases, I took both cameras with me on my walk from home today. The route was a little challenging in places, due to the snow, but the weather was fantastic.
I always shrink the images to around 250k (to save WordPress space and you waiting aaages for the images to load). Four of the images below, were taken with my old camera, but I would guess that you cannot tell which they are.