I recently discovered a most unpleasant feature of my favorite Sony RX-100: it doesn’t take pics in zero gravity! Instead, it curtly announces ‘Drop detected’ on the screen and switches itself off. But I didn’t drop it! The only thing that was dropped was the level of gravity – to zero! Sony, I know you’ve enough troubles as it is right now, but please – this issue needs addressing!!
I later found out that it’s possible to turn off this ‘feature’, but in the heat of the moment, when about to enter a state of weightlessness, delving into complex multi-branch menus on your chosen piece of photographic kit is the last thing you want to be doing. But thankfully nothing was missed this time – just about everyone on this zero-gravity mission (I’ll get to the details shortly) had a camera and was happily snapping away throughout the duration…
This is my one pic of the day’s events – before my camera conked:
So, weightlessness – complete weightlessness, zero gravitation… What is it?
Actually, it’s not quite as exotic and out-of-reach as you might at first think. Let me show you by way of a mini experiment…
Get up from your chair right now and jump up and down.
No, really, I’m serious!