The better RX100 comes from Canon (Canon G7X review)

IMG_0595Canon PowerShot G7 X (14.886mm, f/2.5, 1/80 sec, ISO200)

I was an SLR and later DSLR shooter and I lugged around a ridiculous amount of gear. Sometimes I still do. But I always had a compact camera. Now I have a new one. Continue reading

Size Matters, The Sony RX100 Review part I

SONY NEX-5 (45mm, f/5.6, 1/80 sec, ISO200)

Camera reviews today:

At the beginning camera reviews on the internet were a great source of information. The biggest advantage of these reviews was that they were totally unbiased. Just take a look at magazines. A substantial part of their profit comes from advertising. Someone needs to be a real naive person if he expects a critical review of a product of a company that places big ads in the magazine. You just don’t bite the hand that feeds you. On the internet it was different. But it seems that’s not the case any more. Today most reviews are at least very positive and some just read like they were written by the marketing department of the camera maker. But why is that? Why are simple users or reviewers not unbiased anymore? I think there are two reasons: Continue reading