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Sony RX100ii vs Sony HX90V?

Old Jul 22, 15, 12:53 pm
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Sony RX100ii vs Sony HX90V?

Hi there...

I just bought an RX100ii for some upcoming trips, but now I am reading about the HX90V and am wondering whether that's a better choice. My husband and I are pretty much just basic point-and-shoot users. Our primary camera had been a Canon S90, and then we just started using our Nexus 5 phones. One thing that's been annoying us for both is the poor quality of pictures once they're blown up & printed (we tend to make photo books of trips).

The RX100ii seems like a good all-around choice, but the zoom on the HX90V has me rethinking this. Am I sacrificing too much picture quality for zoom if I go with the HX90v instead? We don't shoot in RAW, so that's not an issue with the HX90V.

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Old Jul 22, 15, 1:07 pm
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well, the two cameras are in two different segments

RX100 = premium compact, "dSLR" high-quality

HX90V/Panasonic TZ/ZS series = premium compact, "dSLR" superzoom-reach

you'll have to ask yourself, do you care about high-quality more, or superzoom more?

People have said that the HX90v has good quality (for it's class/sensor size)
http://www.dpreview.com/forums/threa...-post-55711347
http://pixelpartner.co.uk/HX90/

get both? superzoom for day trips / hikes, rx100 for night trips?


(I'd lean towards HX90v as a good all-rounder travel camera.)

I own a 2006-era TZ3 and a RX100 m1.... each has their specific purpose. TZ3 was really bad in low-light - I expect HX90v/ZS40 to be better in that aspect

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Old Jul 23, 15, 6:25 am
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I have HX90v and the pic quality is awesome....
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Old Jul 23, 15, 11:15 am
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Hmm. Decisions, decisions...
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Old Jul 23, 15, 1:03 pm
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if you had the HX90v, i'd suggest renting the RX100 (I/II/III/...) for a trip (~$50 for 3-5 days?)

too bad you have the RX100...

don't think the HX90v has high-enough demand to be included in(online/B&M) rental shop listings...

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Old Jul 24, 15, 12:03 am
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I absolutely swear by my RX100 (Mark I). I never even take my SLR anywhere these days.
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Old Jul 24, 15, 1:06 am
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My preference would be the RX100 Mark 3 just because of the viewfinder. (But it is a more expensive camera)

For travel, my experience has been that I need a lot more wide angle and low light capability than zoom. The RX100 will have better picture quality than the HX90v.

If you don't care about the viewfinder the cost savings of the Mark 2 make it a great camera for the price.
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Old Jul 25, 15, 9:19 pm
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I've got the RX100 Mark III and I love it. Nice and light without compromising on image quality. I won't have to lug around a heavy DLSR to get nice shots this summer.
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RX100 Mark II owner checking in with absolute praise. It's a real treat.
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Originally Posted by chongl View Post
I've got the RX100 Mark III and I love it. Nice and light without compromising on image quality. I won't have to lug around a heavy DLSR to get nice shots this summer.
We bought the same camera to use as our pocket camera for a recent Med trip. Amazing little camera and we put way more shots in it than we planned as it was so easy to carry around the ancient sites we visited over three weeks. Now we're home and sorting through the some 2,300 images from our two big DSLRs and the Sony I can say it's more than holding its own in terms of quality. Love it would be an understatement.
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