Summary: I tried to record a musical production in the old Saenger Theater here last night using the RX100II and a Canon Powershot S120. Tried is the key word. I have large hands. The video button on the RX100II is almost impossible for me to use much less find in the dark. I have to use a fingernail to depress it. There is no way to do this smoothly. The recording indicator is confusing when one is in a hurry.
Summary: I am a serious amateur photographer who has a safe full of big iron. As I got older and the need for the big iron was not so pressing, I bought this camera on the hope I could learn to be happy with "point and shoot". I was amazed with the results of the Zeiss lens. This is a serious camera with roughly the same shooting capabilities of the Canon EOS I use.
Summary: great pictures, small size, reasonably fast, nice display. But unless I haven't found the way around it, "green" and "P" mode are completely useless in lower light, the camera seems to default to 1/30 and f1.8. I could live with wide open, but 1/30 is way too slow, especially with such a light and small camera. I used it at an event last weekend, any P and Green mode images are useless. Why the camera does not amp up ISO is a mystery to me.