Posted by EOSHD on July 13, 2012
"The RX100 is a camera that fits in your jeans pocket. Would I consider intercutting RX100 footage with 1080p from a pro Super 35mm cinema camera? Yes I would.
This should give you an idea of what a monumental achievement the technology of the RX100 is.
The RX100 bares a striking piece of text on the base. ‘Made in Japan’. This speaks volume about Sony’s approach to this camera. Advanced propriety technology fresh from the lab which is too complicated and delicate to have manufactured outside the lab itself.
Last year I found the Sony HX9v was a great leap forward for a compact as well. An innovative model. 1080/60p for the first time on a compact, an impressive stabiliser on a way above average Sony G lens. Resolution in video mode was bettered only by the Panasonic GH2 of the current crop of affordable digital cinema cameras, with significantly less ‘nasties’ like moire than on a Canon Rebel – the HX9v punched well above its weight.
Now Sony have stepped the HX9v up a level. Actually not a level, but a league."
Via Thierry Saint-Paul