Our most careful purchase, and most costly to date, has been the Sony DSC-RX100M4. Fed up with the poor performance of the Nikon Coolpix AW130, we decided it was time to be a bit more professional. After a lot of soul-searching, we settled on the Sony and its Nauticam marine housing.
Free diving gear for St Elmo’s Bay, Malta: fins, weights, mask, and camera.
We’ve been using the Sony since arriving in Malta for all of our dives. Given that the conditions here (in winter) are poor to begin with, we were pleasantly surprised at how well it operates in low-light conditions.
Taking jellyfish pictures in West Reef, Wied iz-Zurrieq, Malta.
We’re still exploring the Sony, so there isn’t much to say yet. It lacks a GPS and depth metre, which is unfortunate, but the marine casing makes it easy to use “program” mode and adjusting shutter speed whilst diving. The marine casing—a fully separate affair—is built to work with a strobe system we’re yet to acquire.
We’re looking forward to trying the wide-angle lens attachment.