I’ve been on a quest for a new point-and-shoot digital camera, primarily for use at archives and libraries. My DSLR was just so heavy and big and difficult to use when photographing documents that require hands to keep flat, and my iPhone just doesn’t have the clarity – especially in dark libraries. In addition, I also wanted one that would double for photographing scenery when out and about. My search led me to the Sony Cybershot RX100, and I couldn’t be more pleased. While shooting pictures at a cemetery this afternoon, I spotted this cheerful robin who was loitering around some headstones. I crept about 8 feet from him, and using the telephoto lens, was able to capture this pic – proof I will be able to leave my DSLR and lenses at home on my research trips.
March 9, 2014