My Photographic Equipment


Digital Camera:
Sony Alpha 6600 24MP
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 IV 20MP
Fujifilm XP70 16MP
Sony Cybershot DSC-HX99 18MP
Canon PowerShot G9 12MP (Converted to Infrared)
Sony Alpha SLT-A77 24MP (damaged but functional)

Sony SAL30M28 DT 30mm Macro f/2.8
Tamron 90mm f/2.8 MACRO 1:1 SP Di
Sony SAL18250 Alpha DT 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3
Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM ELD SLD Aspherical
Minolta AF 50mm f/1.7

Konica-Minolta Program 5400HS
Sony HVL-F20M
Minolta 200X
Sunpak Auto511
Sunpak Auto411

Peak Design Travel Tripod
Manfrotto 458B Neotec Pro Photo Tripod (Black)
Manfrotto 486RC2 Compact Ball Head with RC2 Rapid Connect System
PlatyPod MAX


Film Camera:
Kodak Hawkeye
Polaroid Swinger
Minolta SRT-202 35MM SLR
Minolta XE-7 35MM SLR
Minolta XD-11 35MM SLR
Mamiya C330 Twin Lens Reflex Camera Body (2-1/4" x 2-1/4" Format)
Minolta Freedom Zoom

Digital Camera:
Kodak DC-4800 3MP
Pentax Optio 550 5MP
Sony Alpha A100K 10MP
Sony Cybershot DSC-W80 7MP (Black)
Sony Cybershot DSC-W150/R 8MP
Sony Cybershot DSC-WX1/B 10MP
Sony CyberShot DSC-WX10 16MP
Sony CyberShot DSC-WX150 18MP
Konica Minolta Maxxum 7D 6MP
Sony Cybershot DSC-WX300 18MP
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 III 20MP
Sony Alpha DSLR-A350 14MP
Sony Cybershot DSC-HX90V 18MP

Film Lens:
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 (2-1/4" x 2-1/4" Format)
Mamiya-Sekor 80mm F/2.8 Viewing Lens for Twin Lens Reflex

Digital Lens:
Tamron AF 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di II LD Aspherical (IF) Macro Zoom Lens


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.