Originally Posted by Shield
Yeah it's pretty bad....another example of Sony marketing asleep at the wheel.
I disagree. Sony is not trying to get you to buy this as a dedicated camcorder. The RX100 is aimed at picture takers that might not be packing their camera bag with two DSLR bodies and 5 lenses on a romantic gondola cruise. They want a pocket camera that is as capable as it can be in a shirt pocket size
. Tiny is important.
If I was on a trip to Venice AND felt the need to ignore my date, wife or significant other to capture a little footage on the canal, I would be impressed with that video. In fact, I am a little jealous because my videos with my RX100 are not that well put together. When I travel with my wife, I put effort into making our trip together come first. I have to work at making photography and videography in a secondary role. My RX100 is a favorite accessory to the trip, not the purpose of the trip.
I think Sony marketing is smart here. They are demonstrating that a potential buyer can whip a multi-function camera out of a pocket and get some dramatic low light video footage. Other videos and examples show what it can do for still photo shooting that point out it can be almost as good as a huge DSLR.
(Keep in mind that the original might be better than the YouTube processing delivers.)