Anna-Rina

Anna-Rina

Malaysia
Using RX100 IV
Wedding + Portrait Photographer
Professional Wedding Photographer

I've been a full time photographer for nearly 9 years and frankly speaking, I had stopped shooting for fun in the recent years as I couldn't be bothered to lug around a big DSLR if it wasn't for work. When I got my hands on the RX100 IV, it reignited my passion to shoot other stuff besides weddings and portraits.

Some may say what's the point when you've already got a camera phone but considering the RX100 IV is super light, literally the size of my palm with the capacity to create some crazy awesome image quality photos for its size, one has no excuse not to carry it around on a daily basis. The camera's fast continuous shooting and speedy reaction enables me to capture photos within seconds. Even in low light conditions, it's good enough for me to shoot handheld.

The RX100 IV is definitely my favourite "playtime" daily camera!

Adam Ong

Adam Ong

Malaysia
Using RX1R II
Wedding Photographer

During my 13 years of photography, photography equipment and its flexibility are always my concerns. Holding in hand, RX1R II is just the right size with smooth touch. The meek-looking model allows the photographer to feel relaxed and not intimidated by the camera. The efficacy and sharpness of 35mm Sonnar are simply incredible.

With a classic and retro outlook, RX series are armed with the latest technology. They have brought me back to those days of shooting with film cameras. The good old days!

The moment we click the shutter, we have to be moved ourselves before touching others.

Danny Santos

Danny Santos

Singapore
Using RX1R
Portrait + Street Photographer
Professional Commercial Photographer

Every shoot I do, whether it's personal or commissioned, is an opportunity for me to get that special shot that I can be proud of... one that can define me as a photographer. I guess I just want to be able to create something beautiful.

I need my equipment to be reliable ‐ to do what it's expected to do. On that rare chance where you get that perfect subject at the perfect moment, I need to know that my camera will help me get that shot in the best possible way. The RX1R's outstanding high ISO handling practically lets me shoot even with less than ideal lighting conditions.

The 35mm focal length is versatile and perfect for street photography. You can use it to shoot street, or even environmental portraits. It's not too wide, not too zoomed in ‐ it's just right. You also get to include enough elements in the image to make it more interesting. It's almost the perspective you see with your eyes, making it easier to compose before you raise your camera to click. Even prior to the digital era, the 35mm lens has been the go-to lens for most street photographers. This is another sweet spot that Sony hits with the RX series.

Shooting in the streets has always been about being discreet enough for you to be able to manoeuvre yourself among the crowd and not get noticed. This is almost impossible with a bulky DSLR. I have tried other compact cameras but the image quality is almost always disappointing. The RX1R's small body and big sensor, coupled with its 35mm F2.0 lens hits the sweet spot. As they say, a photographer should always have a camera at all times. The RX1R is perfect for this.

Edwin Koo

Edwin Koo

Singapore
Using RX1R and RX1R II
Documentary Photographer
Award-Winning International Photojournalist

As a journalism student, I was taught that "photography can change the world". After being a professional for 12 years, I still believe in it, except that it changes the world one picture at a time. The RX1R doesn't call too much attention to itself ‐ that's of utmost importance in documentary photography. Unobtrusiveness ensures that a scene remains as undisturbed as it should be. People are generally aversive to photography in an urban environment like Singapore. The size, form, and silence of the RX1R helps to mitigate this adverse environment.

How do I rate Sony in the field of digital imaging? Unparalleled in the compact camera series.

Kevin Lee

Kevin Lee

Singapore
Using RX1R and RX1R II
Street Photographer
Founder Of Invisible Photographer Asia (IPA)

Like many others, I got interested in street photography because it is accessible and democratic, in the sense that I could pick up my camera and immediately respond to the world around me by stepping out my door. I was always interested in public phenomena and social dynamics. Street photography gives me a liberal platform to look and react to what I see in a very personal manner.

The main expectations of my photography are that the camera is light, small and responsive. The RX1 and RX100 series are exactly that.

I like the field of vision that the 35mm focal length gives. I find it the most flexible too. You can take one step back and shoot a relatively wide scene with multiple subjects and elements or you can take one step forward and shoot a tighter portrait of a subject.

The greatest challenge that I faced in photography is the performance and quality under low light. The high ISO performance on the RX series is great so this allows for great images from night and dark scenes. It also allows shooting at faster shutter speeds and smaller apertures when deep focus is needed.

Three most important features of the RX series:

  • Minimum Shutter Lag. The RX series has one of the best shutter responsiveness amongst the current range of cameras. There is minimal shutter lag which is critical when shooting street photography or scenes where things are not in your control and subjects are constantly moving.
  • Size and Weight. The RX series is one of the most light, discreet and unassuming cameras available. This is important for my type of photography. You can carry them all day, every day, everywhere.
  • Low Light Performance. Allows for versatility when shooting in various challenging environments and lighting conditions

Sony's digital imaging products are brave, innovative and truly disruptive. Not just in performance, but in affordability too.

Baron Abas

Baron Abas

Malaysia
Using RX100 IV and RX10 II
Cinematographer
Certified Steadicam Operator

Initially, when Sony asked if I'd like to try out their new 4K capable camera, I was thrilled. Having shot 4K videos for reality shows, documentaries and a feature film, I knew 4K was the future of filmmaking and I was looking forward to this opportunity.

The day came when I saw the RX100 IV for the first time. I was presented with a small orange and black box. I thought it was an accessory for the actual camera. My experience with 4K cameras thus far was that they were large serious machines needing a team to operate at optimum. The little jet black RX100 IV stared back sadly at me from the box I just opened, as if it sensed a hint of disappointment from me. I wasn't really impressed at first. Can this small casing of electronics really shoot good quality 4K videos for me?

In a couple of days, I began to have more respect for the RX100 IV. It was a tiny, finely-tuned image acquisition powerhouse. I admired the Zeiss 24-70mm rectilinear zoom lens that came with it. There are no fisheye-like distortions with this setup! The blue label of Zeiss boldly stamped onto its small body is a testament to the quality you can expect. Videos that come out of the RX100 IV were sharp and crisp, there is no doubt about that. The F1.8 to F2.8 aperture meant I get nice shallow depth of field when I needed it. But will it hold up to a real world video project? 

We were due to make a promotional film for a renowned parkour team called AOXM (Art Of Extreme Movement). The storyboard required us to run with the traceurs (parkour athletes) and shoot them. We were also expected to film slow motion in high frame rates to highlight their acrobatic movements. It seemed this project for AOXM was meant for the RX100 IV. The question is, can the camera perform as advertised? Short answer, the RX100 IV surpassed my expectations. The lightweight RX100 IV gave us the energy to run and shoot without getting fatigued easily.

I also love the tactile buttons and user interface that are now commonplace on all Sony cameras. Settings and features are easily and intuitively accessed, letting us work fast and focus on the creativity aspect of the filming. The HFR mode was a useful feature to have. We watched in awe as our traceurs performed their stunts in graceful slow motion.

I was also very pleased with the 4K videos from the RX100 IV. Shooting in 4K gave us a lot of room to reframe and rescale our footage when finishing on a full HD timeline. 4K footage is also more robust for colour grading. The RX100 IV also accompanied me on Kampung Quest, a two week adventure reality show in the jungle. We filmed primarily outdoors, at night by a river, under the stars. Through the thrills and spills, the RX100 IV proved to be a filmmaker's rugged, steadfast companion. I would recommend the RX100 IV for travelling to record your adventures. You get a beautiful zoom lens, HFR recording and 4K videos in a small, sexy package. It's also a good camera to have around for serious video production work. 

Tavepong Pratoomwong

Tavepong Pratoomwong

Thailand
Using RX100 V and RX1R II
Street Photographer

I have been interested in photography for a while now, and over time I grew into quite the maniac for camera equipment. I almost stopped shooting at the end of 2013, but my wife surprised me with an anniversary gift - a ticket to Varanasi, India. That trip was the turning point that reignited my passion to take pictures again.

I love taking photos. It is my way of meditation, it stops me from getting muddled and gets me to slow down. I enjoy telling stories with my photos, but my day job prevents me from taking frequent, long trips. So street photography is my answer. I can shoot anything around me at any time.

The RX camera series helps me a lot, as size and mobility matters for street photographers. Special moments can happen at any time, and it will be a shame if I do not have a good, small camera with me to capture those moments. Plus, the tiny size reduces the subject's attention. Many people never noticed me taking their picture. The RX1R II is the best for picture quality, it can compare to the Sony A7 II, and 35mm is a popular focal length for street photographers. If I need more variable range, The RX100 V's 24-70 mm lens is the answer. It gives me more options, and with the ability to shoot at 24 fps, you will never miss the best action again.

Dusit Semangeon

Dusit Semangeon

Thailand
Using RX10 III
Documentary Photographer

As a news documentary cameraman who shoots both photos and videos, I need my camera and equipment to be portable and reliable. Unlike TV commercials or motion pictures that require big cameras with many lenses and accessories, speed is the key for filming documentaries.

The RX10 III meets my requirements perfectly - just add a shotgun microphone and I'm all ready to run and gun with the RX10 III's 28-600mm equivalent lens. This gives me more freedom, as I no longer need to carry or switch between multiple heavy lenses that might cause me to lose photo or video opportunities. In addition, the SteadyShot stabilization system helps me keep my videos very still without having to use a tripod or external stabilizer, which are heavy and cumbersome.

The flexibility of the RX10 III means greater opportunities to capture pictures, and never missing an important event. Furthermore, I can quickly and easily switch between recording videos and taking stills, and send them to my mobile phone to attach to an email or post on a social network.

Last but not least, on the occasions where I need higher quality videos, the RX10 III allows me to shoot at 4K resolution with an S-Log profile.

Hoang The Nhiem

Hoang The Nhiem

Vietnam
Using RX100 V
Landscape + Street Photographer

I've been a professional photographer since 1995, and in all my travels to beautiful, natural landscapes in my country and around the world, Sony's full frame camera has never failed to give me the highest quality images. And with the introduction of the RX10 IV and RX100 V, I can now accomplish my dream of capturing the beauty of ordinary life at any moment, in my endless chase for beautiful images.

Thanks to their compact size, super-fast shutter speeds, precise auto focusing capabilities and flexible shooting settings, I've managed to capture many invaluable shots of daily life. Additionally, the RX100 V's ability to shoot at high ISO and with no shutter noise enables me to shoot in environments requiring privacy, mobility, and low light conditions.

With the RX cameras, I can say that Sony has created the perfect digital imaging devices, unbeatable in the compact camera segment. They are my best friends that will always be in my pocket no matter where I go.

Tommy

Tommy

Thailand
Using RX100 V
Lifestyle Photographer

When I first started taking photos, people told me to decide what type of photographer I wanted to be - portrait, landscape, food or others. But for me, I don't see why we must choose only one path. Photography to me is a way to capture good memories, so I decided to capture everything I am interested in, whether it's coffee, pet, travel, nice views or good experiences in my life.

The RX100v really suits my daily needs for photography. It is compact, and the lens' range of 24-70mm make it possible to shoot any subject. The speedy autofocus and 24fps burst mode makes sure that you won't miss any important shots, creating more opportunities than you can imagine.

Other than photography, I am also very much interested in videography. With technologies such as S-Log packed within the RX100v, this compact camera is a practical option for capturing motion pictures - now we can use a small camera for high-end applications. I think the camera really suits my needs for both daily photography and for work.

Pinneng

Pinneng

Indonesia
Using RX100 V
Traveler + Underwater Photographer

I am very lucky living in the world's very center of marine life: Indonesia. Stopped because of the "expensive" production cost of film photography, I bought my first digital (pocket) camera for underwater because I just wanted to share what I saw when diving.

Keep on trying new techniques and expressing myself trough photographs by bending conventional methods of underwater photography, I won several international and national underwater photo competitions.

Being an in-house underwater photographer for an Indonesia diving magazine shaped my skills and knowledge on "journalistic" underwater photography. That also brought me to the professionals world.

Since 2014 I started a youtube channel called "Wet Traveler" as a co-founder. I spent most of my time making underwater videos.

Those experiences brought me to more than 25 dive destinations, hundreds of dive spots, and thousands of dive.

When about to release the new RX100v, Sony Indonesia let me try this extraordinary camera. This little game changer exceeds my expectation of a pocket camera. Not only its ability -which is what Sony is best known as- in low light, and the speed of its autofocus, S-Log2 color profile that Sony plant in it really helps me producing professional class underwater video. For photography, RX can play a big role in macro and wide angle.

On land, RX light weight just perfect for us -travelers- Just put it in side pocket of our backpack and then pull it out for action within seconds.

RX100v now is my second underwater camera next to A7Rii. They are still young in my arsenal, but for sure RX will be my dive buddy that I can rely on for years to come.