Yet, in its efforts to make the RX100 as small as possible, Sony may have inadvertently made this camera a little less palatable for more experienced hands.
There's no hot shoe for stringing up an external flash, neither is there a viewfinder.
Instead, for the latter, Sony has relied on its 1229k dot resolution, 7.5 cm 'WhiteMagic' LCD, which may well work in most controlled environments, but out on the street, a viewfinder is almost essential.
What doesn't help either is that the LCD, despite the technology, has a talent for retaining fingerprints, which is problematic considering it's the only display option available.
The display needs a good scrub every time the camera comes out of the box.
So, shooting with the RX100 amidst dust or a grey, drizzling day, typical conditions for the subcontinent, is unlikely to be a great experience.
With a price tag of Rs 34,990, rather hefty considering the Nikon and Canon DSLR ranges start out cheaper, that's not exactly acceptable performance.