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I Got A New Sony RX100 M2 (II) To Replace The Refurbished Canon G1 X I Returned.

The new Sony RX100 II (or M2).

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My RX100 II out of the box.

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Some of the first pictures taken with the Sony RX100 II.
In ‘Intelligent Auto’ or Program Mode.







What can I say? I know I returned a Sony a77 II a month ago and now I am getting another Sony. Well, it from a different Sony family though I do appreciate that there is probably a lot of common software in both. But, I do like Sony technology, particular their leadership in Sensors, I am a Sony shareholder and I like the look-and-feel of Sony cameras.

Yes, I know that this is the 4th camera I have bought in under 2 months — BUT I did return two. What can I say. This Sony RX100 II was to replace the $269 refurbished Canon G1 X that I returned today. Yes, it is true that the Sony RX100 M2 arrived before I got around to shipping the G1 X — but I had got the RMA (i.e., return authorization) for the G1 X on Monday. I didn’t order the Sony till Tuesday afternoon (i.e., yesterday) and BuyDig.com, to make amends, sent it priority overnight. It was here, on the doorstep, at 8:30am — and I was still in bed.

Yes, I got this one, like the Panasonic Lumix FZ1000, from BuyDig.com rather than Amazon. That is scary. But there was a good reason for that this time. I needed to talk to actual human being to try and negotiate a deal. And that is what happened. I wanted a refurbished. That is why I called. They didn’t have any refurbished. They said they had two ‘Open Box’ and he, ‘Ray Messiah‘ (I kid YOU not), sold me one for $228. I was chuffed. That was cheap, even for ‘open box’. Two hours later I get an e-mail from BuyDig.com, after they charged my credit-card, that they are sorry but it was a mistake and that they don’t have an ‘open box’ unit to sell. I was livid. Yes, that could have been a trick. I called Ray. I was not amused. He understood. He got me to Google “Sony RX100 M2”. I had a list of the prices on offer. He sold me a new unit for $4 less than the lowest price. It was basically at cost. And he threw in overnight to appease me.

So that is the story.

So why the Sony RX100 II. Sensor, Sensor & Sensor. 1″ back-illuminated CMOS sensor. That is why I went with the M2 rather than the M1. The ‘back-illuminated’. Should help with low-light scenarios and I shoot a lot of low-light because of the concerts and plays I take pictures at. This is why I gravitate back to Sony. Sensors, lenses and price.

So that is the story. Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 as my main camera (for now) and the Sony RX100 II as my carry anywhere ‘point-and-shoot’.


‘6 images for the day’ — October 26, 2015.

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The LAST pictures I took with my refurbished $269 Canon PowerShot G1 X. JPEGs, as usual, with no post-processing, whatsoever. Straight out of the camera. I am not a lover of post-processing. I am returning the G1 X back to Canon, after having it for less than a week. It is way too slow for me. That is a shame because I really do like it. Takes good pictures but the lag between each picture is not for me.

Note we still have great foliage in Central New Hampshire.
I was pleased and amazed during my morning run.


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I Am Returning My $269 Refurbished Canon G1 X, It Is Way TOO Slow For Me.

Taken with my Canon G1 X — yesterday.

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Taken with the Canon G1 X.

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The $269 Refurbished Canon G1 X, I got directly from Canon, takes some amazing, very clear, very sharp pictures with vivid color. It is really good at taking facial pictures. I was very impressed with the image quality.

But, when it came to me, a well documented Type Hyper-AAA +++ person, it was WAY TOO slow between shots. It is rated at 1.9 shots per second but I never saw anything that quick. You take a picture and you want to review it. It takes forever. You get this black screen saying ‘BUSY’. I just can’t deal with that. Life is too short to waste peering at a black LCD for it to display the image I want to see.

So, great little (but heavy) camera. Loved it. Just did NOT like the lag time between shots — or at least between shots in my type of shooting, i.e., take a picture, make sure it is OK, then move to the next. Yes, I am sure if I held the shutter down it would take pictures fairly rapidly. But I do not do that often. I like to see what I shot before I move on. That way I can take another to correct any problems.

So I am back to the drawing board. What next?

Again taken with Canon G1 X.


‘6 images for the day’ — October 25, 2015.

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Taken with the refurbished $269 Canon PowerShot G1 X. JPEGs, as usual, with no post-processing, whatsoever. Straight out of the camera. I am not a lover of post-processing.


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So v. low resolution. Sorry.

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‘6 images for the day’ — October 24, 2015.

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Taken with the refurbished $269 Canon PowerShot G1 X. JPEGs, as usual, with no post-processing, whatsoever. Straight out of the camera. I am not a lover of post-processing.


Original 4352 x 3264, ~3Mb,
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So v. low resolution. Sorry.

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Enjoy. Thank YOU.


Taking Selfies My Way.

‘Sandwich Fair’, Oct. 2015 — sunglass stall.

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At ‘Sandwich Fair’, October 2015 (check post) in a mirror, mounted inside a horse harness, at ‘New Beginnings by Clara Sullivan’, by FAR my favorite stall. I must do a post on her work. I took a ton of pictures. The camera is my Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 and this was its first real outing.

October 22, 2015, my (new) refurbished Canon PowerShot G1 X, taken the second day I had it, using my bathroom mirror.

April 2015, at the ‘Grand Canyon’, Arizona, (check post), using the Canon Rebel T3i (which is now Devanee’s camera). I could NOT afford the fancy headgear though I really took a shine to it. It was SO ME.


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