Time Mag names RX100 as a invention on the year

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  1. donlaw

    donlaw All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Sep 14, 2012
  2. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    hmmmmmm. A camera that takes photos with a little bit less "noise" than the ones that preceded it is a great invention? That is pure crazy.

    That indoor cloud is WAY cooler!
  3. Andrewteee

    Andrewteee All-Pro

    Jul 8, 2010
    Uh huh, sure.
  4. petemasty

    petemasty Regular

    May 24, 2011
    wiltshire, UK
    Have to say it's a wholly inaccurate little article. 1" sensor (2.5cm). now readers of the article will think the sensor in it is huge!. Only 20% slimmer than a digital SLR? surely not, surely more than that!

    well its nice that its being 'bigged up' I suppose.
  5. bartjeej

    bartjeej Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Nov 12, 2010
    I do agree that it's a huge leap forward in consumer camera development, probably the biggest leap since m4/3. Maybe even bigger in the sense that you can now carry a camera with DSLR-like performance (in most situations) in your pants and really have it with you at all times without thinking about it.

    But ofcourse, the camera world as a whole isn't really THAT important, in the big scheme of things...
  6. Pelao

    Pelao All-Pro

    Jul 11, 2010
    Ontario, Canada
    An award that stretches my understanding of 'invention'. It seems like a good camera, but I am not sure I see the invention aspect.

    It makes me wonder are we in an invention slump, or is Time simply pandering to advertising dollars?
    Cynical me; they would never chase dollars over being an informative source of news.:eek:
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  7. lenshoarder

    lenshoarder Veteran

    Mar 7, 2012
    "20% slimmer than your average digital SLR". What DSLRs are they comparing it to?
  8. bartjeej

    bartjeej Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Nov 12, 2010
    maybe they mean the thickness / depth is 20% of the average DSLR's?
  9. drd1135

    drd1135 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Lexington, Virginia
    That's just odd. It's a nice camera but hardly revolutionary. Must have been a slow year for new tech.
  10. Boid

    Boid All-Pro

    Dec 15, 2011
    Bangalore, India
    I'd buy a "drifting fish farm" over the Rx100 any day.
  11. lenshoarder

    lenshoarder Veteran

    Mar 7, 2012
    I like the solar water distiller. That has the potential to change a lot of lives for the better. I'm thinking about getting one for emergencies. I have access to plenty of ocean water. Not so much potable water.
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