I was at my desk with my RX100 in front of me. As the camera is still new to me, I thought I’d do some sharpness and focusing testing using various objects laying around.
All the images I shot in JPEG format and at 10 mega-pixels- using the camera’s default JPEG image setting.
The auto focus is good but I use the DMF focus setting (direct manual focus). This allows the camera to auto focus for me but allows me to turn a dial to manually adjust focus and bring it to where I exactly want it.
The RX100 can take very sharp photos- as long as the focus is where you want it to be.
All that beautiful golden colour you see is actually a reflection of a lemon on my windowsill.
Shooting up close requires a steady hand- Any wobble leaning forward and backwards as I breath keeps bringing the focus in and out of where I’d want it to be. Timing is everything in photography.
From my Gran Canaria trip- I hired a mountain bike for a day which included a shuttle ride up to the highest peak on the island (2km). From there I cycled downhill all the way back to the coastline to the city of Las Palmas where I was staying.
I shot the days pictures on the Sony RX100m2. Brilliant portable camera which was in my shorts pocket the whole time. Below picture is at the highest peak on Gran Canaria and from where I started my downhill cycle. Great time and fun memories.
Notice the island of Tenerife floating in the background? Pretty cool. I had the camera on it widest opening to capture most of the landscape- which it done pretty well.
It was late night and I wanted to play around with my 50mm prime lens which I hadn’t touched in ages. Wasn’t much stuff in house to shoot so I just went into the kitchen and snapped up this onion.
Amazed how sharp the 50mm is. The image is a JPEG straight from the camera. 1/50 second, f/2.8, ISO 400.
Hot cross bun- A wide open aperture allows for the foreground to be in focus while the background blurs out.
Canon 500d with 40mm pancake lens. F/2.8, ISO 400, 1/160sec.
Still early days testing, getting use to the Sony RX100mii. This stray cat was on top a high hill that I hiked up. Rather pleased with the quality of the picture that came out from this point and shoot camera.
Testing out the macro abilities of the Sony RX100ii on cups of coffee.
Below- nice contrast and smooth noise free blurring at a low aperture.
Cropped in shows sharpness and detail in the image from the little Sony.
From a windowsill on a dull low light day.