The $800 Camera I Didn't Use To Share My Hawaiian Vacation Photos

My wife loves technology. Hell, she spotted the job posting that landed me my first tech writing gig. She also loves sharing snapshots with friends. So when I told her that the Sony RX100 III could sling amazing selfies to Instagram with a tap of her phone, she was understandably stoked. When we packed our bags for a… » 10/13/14 2:10pm 10/13/14 2:10pm

​Canon G7 X: Canon Catches Up With a Tiny 1-Inch Sensor Point-and-Shoot

From about 2009-2012, Canon's S-series point-and-shoots were the best tiny little cameras you could buy. Then, Sony's RX100 line conquered it with similar functionality, but a much larger 1-inch image sensor that blew Canon's dinky 1/1.7-inch chips away. With the PowerShot G7 X, Canon strikes back. » 9/15/14 8:00am 9/15/14 8:00am

Sony RX100 II: A Totally New Sensor, a More Perfect Point-and-Shoot


Last year, Sony overhauled basically its entire line of cameras from the very bottom to tippiest top. Surprisingly, the most exciting of the bunch weren't mirrorless cameras or DSLRs, but a novel pair of fixed-lens Cyber-shots: The RX100, a point-and-shoot superior to all others, and the RX1, a compact… » 6/27/13 12:00am 6/27/13 12:00am

Sony HX50V: A Massive Superzoom Camera Dressed Like a Skinny Superstar

Really exciting point-and-shoot cameras only come around every so often, and last year's Sony RX100 was one of them. It blew its pocket compact competitors away. It also cost $650, which is pricey for an enthusiast camera. The new scaled down Sony HX50V mimics the RX100's covetable aesthetics, and packs some… » 4/24/13 12:00am 4/24/13 12:00am

Sony RX100: This Is How You Cram a 1-Inch Sensor and Wide Aperture Lens…

With DSLRs like the Canon T2I and Nikon D3200 becoming increasing accessible, and smartphone cameras becoming increasingly quality, fixed-lens point-and-shoot cameras have become something a forgotten breed. But with the introduction of the RX100—complete with its impressive 1-inch sensor, f/1.8 aperture, and compact… » 6/06/12 12:00am 6/06/12 12:00am