Is Instagram Taking Over Photography?
Despite Instagram's photograhy takeover, the SonyRX100 is the best point-and-shoot camera.
With Instagram as everybody's go-to photo-snapping and editing source, it may be hard to decipher who actually is a true photographer anymore. Professionals, though, do not only carry around their iPhones to get the proper snapshot. You'll often see them with a hefty-looking lens-type-thing hanging around their necks.
Many of those who wish to take photos that are of quality without all that professional power know what's best is Sony's RX100. As one of the first cameras to strike a smart balance between price and size for a point-and-shooter, as well as including quality and performance of DSLRs, the RX100 is best when used in a well-lit environment.
The far-less expensive option requires hardly as much effort to produce a professional-looking shot as that of a DSLR, and sometimes it cannot be deciphered which is which unless looked at through the eyes of an expert.
The cost is $600, and a slightly pricier option called the RX100 MKII is available for $750. Perhaps you have a photographer-in-the-making in your family or circle of friends who's looking for a new lens, yet not quite ready for the DSLR just yet. The RX100 can serve as a special holiday gift, and it can definitely be found for as little as $500 if you shop smartly and know where to look (hint: online! Amazon!).
The RX100 MKII has the same lens, but it comes with additional accessories including that of a a big, one-inch sensor. Also with light-absorbing features which help to improve its low-light performance, this slightly steeper version could be a better buy for the serious photo-taker. Unless, of course, you want to stick to Instagram on your iPhone... but that doesn't count as true photography, or does it now?