« on: September 10, 2012, 01:48:52 AM »
I am glad I returned to this thread because it's now the first of September and Canon have not yet come up with any competition to the RX100, not only that but we now have the Nikon Coolpix P7700 for Canon to compete with - almost a clone of the Canon Powershot G12 but with upgraded sensor, now CMOS and a much better zoom lens. Unfortunately not due to be released until the last week in September. Almost the same size and weight as the G12 - not like the big brother G1X.A successor to the S100 will be announced in 4-5 days. I had both the S100 and RX100. I actually liked to S100 better. The RX100 was more bulky. Despite a bigger sensor from Sony, I preferred the images from the S100. The RX100's ISO performance is only a slight better. It's hard to tell with the naked eye. Anyways, I eventually sold the RX100 on craigslist.
I had been very tempted by the Sony RX100 with it's larger sensor but having read this I do wonder about buying a new camera just before an important holiday when I expect to take lots of photos. If Sony''s service is as bad as I read here and I end up with a bummer then like some folks have said it will be an expensive door stop and it is a lot more expensive than the promised Nikon P7700. Not only that but imagine trying to get service when in Japan when it was bought in Europe.
If Canon doesn't bring out a Sony/Nikon killer by Photokina I suspect I am going to be tempted to buy the Canon G12 clone, the Nikon P7700. of course it will also depend on whether I can get my mits on one before I go away at the beginning of October.!