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sony RX100 IV or sony RX10 II?

Old Dec 13, 15, 12:29 am
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sony RX100 IV or sony RX10 II?

I am about to retire my sony nex5, It seems like am going smaller and smaller these days, going from Nikon D300 w/grip>D90>Sony NEX 5N. I am done lugging around a bag with camera and 2-3 lens.

I like the RX100 for the smaller weight, size, flip up selfie screen and 1.8 aperture on the wide end. I like the RX100 for the extended range and rich video features. I am more of a stills guy but I would like to get more videos. I have a gopro 3+ black to complement.

How's the glass on both? I know they are both sony/zeiss collaborations but is one significantly superior than the other?
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Old Dec 13, 15, 11:43 pm
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if you don't need the teleobjective of the rx10 2 then I would go with the rx100 4 anyday. It's not only smaller but also offers the EVF that is a huge benefit to me. I played with it and had the feeling it was just as fast as my A6000.
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Old Dec 14, 15, 6:31 am
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look at your photos... see how many shots are taken above ~70mm

(rx100 IV is 24-70. Clear Image Zoom "digital zoom" extends that to 140mm, but you have to disable RAW)

a lot of people get the RX100 IV to compliment a larger camera (Dslr/mirrorless/...). you probably should keep your nex5 as a backup when you want a longer lens camera

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Old Dec 20, 15, 10:24 am
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RX100 Mk3 is usually cheaper than Mk4 (sometimes by a fair margin) and pretty much identical except it is missing 4K recording. If 4K is not a high priority item, I would get Mk3 over Mk4.

RX100 Mk2 is a marginal update over Mk1 and really a step down from Mk3 in many ways.

If you are looking for something small, then clearly RX10 is outside of the scope...

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Old Dec 20, 15, 11:42 am
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important for video: rx10 has better grip, stabilized lens, and also built in ND filter
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Old Jan 8, 16, 12:22 am
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bumpy bump

panasonic announced ZS100 for end-march release. compact size (RX100 size, not RX10 size)

1" sensor, 25-250mm (10x zoom), 4K

slower lens though (f/2.8-f/5.9)

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