At base ISO, the Sensor takes in that same amount of info per RAW as my Pentax K-x or the Nikon D90/5000 but it's 20.2MP so you can overscale when you resize the shot which eliminates noise and whatnot, but really there isn't much noise and it's lens is very sharp so you dont lose much detail when you apply noise suppression. I Shoot full manual and you can manually focus etc. The Sensor is about the same size as a micro 4/3s camera and has a Zeiss f/1.8 lens on it.
I was going to get a Full Frame DSLR but I decided to go in the opposite direction as a challenge lol, I've stuck a 52mm filter adapter on the end of it so I can use CPLs, NDs, Ring Flashs, Teleconverters, Macro Adapters etc etc. Waiting for a German Walimex 0.45X wide angle adapter to arrive which should give me 12.6mm wide focal length with relatively low distortion profile and decent corner sharpness. I'm hoping it's good. I'm not sure about animal shots though, max focal length is 100mm and 3X TCs are pretty crap.
So most of my shots on here will now be shot with that. I want to try and show that this camera is amazing so I'm going to really try and push it to its limits
It's definitely quite a bit noisier than a DSLR would be, and especially a FF one. Not this shot, but that's prob because this is stitched together from so many images the noise is invisible at this size.
I don't really see the appeal over a traditional DSLR with interchangeable lenses personally.
This certainly is a really impressive shot, though.
Yeah Noise can be an issue, but I just Shoot RAW and decimate the noise in the development process lol I still love My K-5, but I got the RX100 for Video and the ability to have a powerful little camera I can pocket, I was getting sick of carting around 10KG of lenses and accessories. But I'll still take all that stuff out on serious photo runs. I was going to go FF (5D II or III) but I decided to go ultra portable as a challenge, that's more my MO, I have moved away from trying to sell prints etc and into the game of just having fun with my camera.
Certainly, there is something about interchangeable lens cameras that is special and I've not abandoned my K-5, but I will be taking the RX100 on my serious camera trips, so I can still take photos while the other camera is long exposing a waterfall or something haha
Thank you very much No, I've used the Sweep panorama a few times but it doesn't work at night, it boosts ISO far too high, plus I dont like how it won't save the file in RAW so you can't really remove the noise without sacrificing detail. No for this one I set the camera up on a post next to the water and shot 7 vertical RAW shots and stitched them together in photoshop the same way I would my DSLR