Does Size Matter?

So I did it. I did something I thought I would never do. I bought a little compact camera. Just to have it handy when I can’t carry my big one.

I have a part-time job in London and do a fair amount of walking every day. Street life is fascinating and even if you walk the same way every day, you can always find something different, something unique that unfolds just in front of your eyes. I don’t remember how many times I have regretted not being able to capture the moment in time. Carrying a big camera every day is not an option. Over the years it took its toll on my back. So I made the leap. After a lot of research and thinking I went for Sony RX100. And it totally changed the way I look at compacts. It is beautiful and it looks the part. It is simple to handle and the quality of the images is outstanding. I must admit that I do miss the flexibility of a large zoom, especially when using it for street photography, but I am sure, with time I will get used to it. It might even make me a better photographer. After all, in the past people didn’t have any zooms and the images were outstanding.

So I have a tiny compact. Ultimately, the size does not matter. What matters most is what you see. The camera is just a tool that enables you to capture it. And now I don’t have to worry I will miss those special moments again…

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