Looking to pick up something small but capable to shoot in the backcountry with this year. I've found that trying to shoot with your friends using a DSLR is just more work than anyone wants to do, especially when the snow is deep. I'll only be using the footage for web edits, so bringing out a 5D III is way overkill anyways.
Did some research and came across the Sony RX-100. From what I can tell it shoots pretty damn good video. The sub $500 price tag is really nice too. Anyone have any experience with this camera (specifically in cold snowy conditions)? My big concern is how it will hold up in cold or wet weather.
Also sony has a newer model, the RX-100 III, that has some pretty big improvements on the video side of things (EVF, higher bit rate, image stabilization, low light), but the price tag is roughly $800. I'm tempted to drop in on it but it seems like a lot to spend on a point & shoot that I might break.