Wow, it's been quite some time since I last updated the blog. I've always made this excuse where I say I don't have enough time to update this thing. But in recent days, I've come to the conclusion that my train of thought should be to make time for the blog.
Lately I've been watching a lot of Casey Neistat's Vlogs on YouTube and I have to say that he's been really inspirational. If he doesn't motivate you to work harder and do your best, then I don't know who or what will. This year he took it upon himself to make one VLOG a day to make movies and I have to say that the aesthetics and feel of his videos are just awesome.
If Neistat can make a vlog a day with his crazy hectic schedule, then I could definitely take some time out of my day to write one blog a day. Let the challenge begin.
BEST POINT AND SHOOT IVE EVER HAD
Back in July I picked up the new SONY RX100 M4! The power that this camera packs in such a tiny camera body is just amazing. I decided to pick this camera up because I was looking for a lightweight, compact, and reliable camera that I could fit in my pocket when going out to events or shows. It's been a few months now and I've brought this thing with me into clubs and concerts with no issues or problems whatsoever.
It's the perfect compact companion when trying to take photographs incognito and not having issues from the bouncer before you go into clubs. I've brought in my DSLRs to a few clubs before but most of them just tell you to put your camera back in your car. The great thing about this camera is that it gives you really great functionality close to a simple DSLR and the image quality is very awesome I just wish it had a bit bitter high-iso image quality output. As long as you don't go over 3200iso, I think you should be fine. I'll go over a few personal experiences I've had with the camera thus far.
This powerful point and shoot retails for about $949.00 on Amazon.com so with tax, the total comes out to about $1033.32. I didn't but it at full price, but rather a little more than half because I traded in my old Fujifilm X-E1 gear. Score! It's always a win getting credit for trading in old gear that has no use anymore. It may seem a bit pricey for a point and shoot but if you consider all of its features and specifications, then it could be of great use to you. I wouldn't get this camera if you're trying to get into the world of photography. So a no for beginners. Spend that thousand and get a DSLR to learn more first! I purchased the Sony RX100 M4 as a secondary camera to bring around for those times when I don't feel like lugging a camera around with me or when my options to bring a DSLR are limited.
The RX100 has a selfie swivel screen for recording video or taking pictures with friends too! So if you're starting a blog or just want something simple for on the go work, this camera might just be the one for you. I guess the only few minor setbacks with this camera are the lack of a hot-shoe for external flash and the lack of an audio port for plugging in your own recording devices. But I mean, if you really needed that stuff, you could get one of the older generation Sony RX100 cameras and you'll find those features. I find that the flash on this camera works just fine for my needs and audio comes out great without the use of an external microphone.
When this camera first came out, everyone was raving about the awesome recording capabilities of recording with 4k Video and Slow-Mo stuff! I'll be real right now and just let you know that I haven't really tried recording in 4k yet. Neither have I really went out and tried to record slow-mo video with it yet. It's not that I haven't wanted to yet, but it's because I need to upgrade my SD Card before I could do any of that stuff. If you're planning on purchasing this camera, make sure to get a really high speed card that's UHS-II U3 compatible. One of the most popular cards is the Lexar Professional 2000x 64GB SDXC UHS-II/U3. Super fast transfer speeds when you use a card like that. I've been using my old SD cards and it takes a while for the camera to transfer images to the card. Gets kind of annoying especially when you're trying to do fast burst stuff.
The Sony RX100 M4 has a lot of features that you could read about on other blogs and by reading specifications from other websites. But i'll tell you now that my favorite feature to use on this camera is the Wi-Fi transfer to phone capability. Take your pictures RAW and .JPG and as long as you download the Sony PlayMemories App on your phone, you'll be able to transfer your images flawlessly. I have an iPhone 6 and transfer images straight to VSCO for editing and then exporting them into Instagram or other social media outlets. This has been really useful because it means that I don't always have to sit down on my computer to edit some basic shots. I think all cameras should come with Wi-Fi. It's so useful!
Well, I guess that's it for now. You can see my most recent work with the M4 on my Instagram. I'll also start posting more pictures here on the blog and I'll let you know which camera I used. If you have any questions about the camera, feel free to comment below or shoot over an e-mail to photo@BryanMiraflor.com