THIN RED LINE

Last Friday evening, exactly seven days ago, I ordered a new 20.1 Megapixel Sony RX100 M4 point-and-shoot camera from my favourite Hong Kong store and it arrived by DHL on Monday morning, exactly as expected.  I've been so busy working this week that I haven't any time to try it out until tonight, so I thought I'd shoot a section from today's Grauniad (Eye readers will kno) to test it against one of my 22.3 Megapixel Canon 5D M3s.  I shot with both cameras under the same lighting conditions, at 1/30s, f/5.6, ISO 640, and have shown the unadjusted results side by side here at 100% magnification.  In case you're wondering, the Sony image is on the right, with slightly less dense blacks, but otherwise it's virtually identical to the Canon's.  It looks like the gap between the results from expensive DSLRs and slightly-less-expensive pocket cameras is getting narrower, at least when shooting newsprint.