Sony RX100M3: Photos From My Mirrorless Camera And Why I Love It

Sony RX100M3 Cocoron |
Looking to switch to a mirrorless camera? I love my Sony RX100M3!

My friends often ask me what kind of camera I shoot with. I have several cameras since I’m a bit of a gear head. I have this thing for gadgets and if I had endless amounts of money I would probably buy new cameras all the time. I still shoot with a Canon DLSR (not pro) and I took it and several lenses on my round the world trip. I’m thrilled that I did and that I shot a lot of photos while I was traveling (backing up is another thing, though!). But over the past few years, I haven’t been keen on carrying all that gear with me. A friend of mine recommended getting a mirrorless camera a few years ago. I found a Panasonic that was really cheap and bought it but alas, I spilled a water bottle on it and killed it. To replace it, I got a Sony RX100M3 in mid-2014. Since that purchase, it’s rare that I’ll take any other camera with me other than my GoPro or iPhone.

The Sony RX100M3 is very small. It isn’t quite pocket sized…perhaps a jacket pocket. But the camera definitely fits into one of my small purses. It’s the best size for travel. The only time I ever dust off my DSLR is when I want to shoot with a zoom lens. [Please note that I’m not a professional photographer. I can’t even call myself an amateur or a hobbyist. I just like to document things.] Besides shooting great photos, it also takes awesome video. I was happy to find out that my nephew’s girlfriend who’s a big Youtuber shoots on the same camera!!

Here’s NYC video I shot using my Sony RX100M3:

Here are some photos that I shot with my Sony RX100M3 (very lightly edited):

Sony RX100M3 |

Phuket vibes

Sony RX100M3 Dusseldorf |

Neuer Zolhoff by Frank Gehry in Dusseldorf

Sony RX100M3 Cocktail|

A cocktail in DTLA

Sony RX100M3 Whistler |

Salmon risotto at Christines on Blackcomb Mountain

Sony RX100M3 Squamish |

The Sea to Sky Gondola in Squamish BC

Sony RX100M3 Toronto |

A night time view of Toronto from the CN Tower

Sony RX100M3 Niagara |

Horseshoe Falls at Niagara Falls

Sony RX100M3 Murakami |

A sculpture by Takashi Murakami

Sony RX100M3 Cocoron

Soba at Cocoron in NYC

Sony RX100M3 NYC |

Rush hour at night from the Brooklyn Bridge

Sony RX100M3 Emirates Business Class |

Lux time at the bar on an A380 Emirates flight

Sony RX100M3 Cannon Beach |

PNW vibes at Cannon Beach

Sony RX100M3 Bandon |

Face Rock in Bandon, Oregon

Sony RX100M3 Avenue of Giants |

Admiring the Redwoods at Avenue of Giants in NorCal

Sony RX100M3 Calgary |

Wonderland by Jaume Plensa in Calgary

Sony RX100M3 Autumn in Vancouver |

Autumn leaves in Vancouver

Sony RX100M3 Golden Ears |

Forest love at Golden Ears Provincial Park

Sony RX100M3 Vancouver at night |

Vancouver at night

Sony RX100M3 Vancouver at night |

Another night time shot of Vancouver

Sony RX100M3 Selfie |

Using the flip screen! A perfect selfie camera!

I’m pretty happy with the photos and video that the Sony RX100M3 takes. It’s small in size making it a perfect travel camera. I actually had a mishap and had to get the camera fixed which luckily my insurance covered. I would have replaced it with the same camera or the next model up if I had to. I love it. I’ve shot with Canons since I was a teenager but this Sony is a real game changer. It’s a bit on the pricier side but the output really makes it worth it. The battery life is pretty awesome. I can usually go out for a couple of days and be okay with a single charge. Oh and did I mention that can transfer images via an app to my phone so that I can share to social media in a snap?! Yes! There are so many bells and whistles to this camera. The only con for me is the timer. I wish that I could set it longer. The longest I have is about 10 seconds. I don’t think there’s a timer remote but if they make one, I would buy it in a heartbeat.

My Sony RX100M3 set up |

My rig – small and lightweight. I use the tripod for stability or when I’m shooting video

If you’re looking to spend a little less you can always get the older models, RX100 or RX100M2. They just don’t have the newer upgrades or the flip screen. It seems a bit vain to love the flip screen but it really is handy when shooting video.


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Round The World Girl is a blog by Arnette, a solo female traveler, lover of adventure, coffee, tropical islands, and unforgettable meals. She shares a retrospective of her 19 month, 19 country round the world trip, adventures both near and far, destination guides, helpful tips and tricks for travel, as well as tips and reviews of her favorite things.

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