My first digital camera was a Sony Mavica that stored images on a floppy disk. It was magical. This vintage digital camera featured a 640 x 480 pixel LCD display, a fixed ISO 100, an f/1.8 40-400mm zoom lens and a whopping 0.3 megapixel sensor. It was amazing. My second digital camera was a Sony Cyber-shot DSC-F707, an alien of a camera in terms of digital camera form factor. That was the camera that actually started to teach me about photography and propelled me to take film courses in college.
After studying film, I found my way back into the digital world and started to invest in Canon bodies and lenses. For the last 12 years I was a Canon guy when it came to professional equipment by default of investment. In those years I’ve ventured off with other brands for cameras that stemmed from point and shoots to enthusiast in search for that perfect compact camera. From Panasonic LX’s, GF’s to Olympus EP’s to Sigma DP’s to Leica LUX to Fujifilm X series, I’ve been well around the block. To say the least, I just absolutely love digital camera technology. It’s both a passion and obsession.
It wasn’t till recently that I made my way back to where it all started with Sony and the RX1. A marvel of technology with fitting a magnificent full frame sensor with an amazing Zeiss 35mm f/2 glass. I was in love and on my way to an inevitable break up with Canon. While the RX1 could provide amazing results, it still couldn’t handle a full on shoot on its own. It’s a fixed 35mm lens with a decent auto focus in terms of speed. I still needed Canon but boy was the RX1 a perfect sidekick.
Fast forward to today. 2 Sony A7′s and not a single piece of Canon gear in my bag. While I still strongly believe in Canon, the innovation, form factor and continued focus to push boundaries that Sony offers has won my attention. Does Sony have a lot of kinks to work through? Absolutely. But I’m in for the ride and that ride continues with my latest obsession. The Sony RX100 m3. A perfect little compact I can take with me everywhere.
My first day with the little guy at the Del Mar Fair can be seen below. It was responsive, quick, light, easy to pass off and tucked away in my pocket when not in use. Loving the 24mm focal length this has to offer.