As some of you may know from social media (snapchat: bsmittydotcom / Instagram @bsmittydotcom) I dropped my Sony rx100iv and sent it out for repair. They ended up calling me to tell me the camera was wasted and beyond repair and since I had drop coverage I went to the store to get it replaced. I talked to one of the sales associates for a bit and he said they issue credit so I didn't have to swap out with the same camera if I didn't want to.
*The Sony rx100iv is amazing, for it being able to fit in most pockets it is the best in portability. I highly recommend this camera. I 90% of the time kept it on my Peak Design Capture Clip, which was one of the reasons I ended up making the decision on a different camera.
I got the Sony a6300, stepping up to a larger sensor just sounded amazing, which I compared it to the rx100iv, the max iso was better quality on the a6300 at 25,600 than the rx100iv at 12,800. Those are high iso numbers that aren't typically used, but a better reference is from my basic non scientific tests 10,000 iso was the same as 3,200 on the rx. The a6300 noise regardless is much more attractive.
The kit lens on the a6300 is a 16-50mm and I really think it's a great lens, mixed reviews on the internets but sometimes I feel that certain bloggers talk down on lower priced lenses based on extreme pixel peeping and it's usually an unfair comparison anyways. Get what you want or can afford. (Just make photographs)
I got the Sony 20mm 2.8 the day before I left to New York. I did some basic around the house shooting with the camera and didn't even shoot with the new lens until I was on my way to NYC.
My window on the plane was actually quite dirty, these turned out pretty well considering that.
Photographing NYC is an interesting experience, I feel I tend to photograph differently when I am there, the people and energy interests me the most. Each time I've questioned myself after if I could have done things better or differently.