My Photographic Equipment


Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 IV Digital Camera
Fujifilm XP70 16 MP Digital Camera
Sony Cybershot DSC-HX90V 18.2 MP
Canon PowerShot G9 12.1MP (Converted to Infrared)
Sony Alpha SLT-A77 24MP Digital SLT
Sony SAL30M28 DT 30mm Macro f/2.8 Lens
Sony SAL18250 Alpha DT 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 High Magnification Zoom Lens
Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM ELD SLD Aspherical Super Wide Angle Lens
Minolta AF 50mm f/1.7 Lens
Konica-Minolta Program 5400HS D Flash
Minolta 200X Electronic Flash
Sunpak Auto511 Electronic Flash
Sunpak Auto411 Electronic Flash
Manfrotto 458B Neotec Pro Photo Tripod (Black)
Manfrotto 486RC2 Compact Ball Head with RC2 Rapid Connect System



Kodak Hawkeye
Minolta SRT-102 35MM SLR
Minolta XE-7 35MM SLR
Minolta XD-11 35MM SLR
Minolta 50mm F/1.7 MD Rokkor-X Lens
Minolta 28mm F/2.8 MD Rokkor-X Lens
Minolta 20mm F/2.8 MD Rokkor-X Lens
Minolta 75-200mm F/4.5 MD Rokkor-X Zoom Lens
Mamiya C330 Twin Lens Reflex Camera Body (2-1/4" x 2-1/4" Format)
Mamiya-Sekor 80mm F/2.8 Viewing Lens
Minolta Freedom Zoom
Kodak DC-4800 (3 MP point-and-shoot)
Pentax Optio 550 (5 MP point-and-shoot)
Sony Alpha A100K 10.2MP Digital SLR Camera
Tamron AF 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di II LD Aspherical (IF) Macro Zoom Lens
Sony Cybershot DSC-W80 7.2MP (Black)
Sony Cybershot DSC-W150/R 8.1MP
Sony Cybershot DSC-WX1/B 10MP
Sony CyberShot DSC-WX10 16.2 MP
Sony CyberShot DSC-WX150 18.2 MP
Konica Minolta Maxxum 7D 6MP Digital SLR
Sony Cybershot DSC-WX300 18.2 MP
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 III Digital Camera
Sony Alpha DSLR-A350 14.2MP Digital SLR



I would really like to have a digital camera that provides images that can be printed at 20"x30" without having to upsize them. For a 200 dpi print, that would require a sensor that is 4000 pixels by 6000 pixels or 24 MP. It should be able to handle ISOs between 25 and 25600 with very low noise. The sensor should be able to handle at least a 13-stop dynamic range, or, in absence of that, an easy auto-bracketing mode so HDR images can be composited in Photoshop. This camera would have a built-in lens (so there is no sensor dust problems) that has a zoom range of at least 15-600mm (35mm equivalent) with 1:1 macro mode. Oh, and finally, this camera should sell for less than $1000.

The Sony RX10 III and IV are the closest to my dream camera. They have a 24-600mm equivalent lens, can go to ISO 6400 with acceptable noise, and have 20 MP sensors with a dynamic range of about 10 stops. They also have a wide array of auto-bracketing exposures for later HDR creations. However, macro capabilities are greatly lacking, and the price is still above $1000.