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Help me: RX100 vs RX100 II

Help me: RX100 vs RX100 II

Old Apr 6, 18, 9:06 am
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Help me: RX100 vs RX100 II

Can anybody tell me which one is better for travel photography?
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Old Apr 7, 18, 5:13 am
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Mk 2. The RX100 is a really great camera (mine still travels everywhere with me), but the Mk 2 has a better backlit sensor, a hot-shoe, tiltable screen and NFC/wifi - so your pics can be easily downloaded/shared to tablets or mobile phones. All that said, neither has much of a zoom range (3x) for a travel camera.
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Old Apr 7, 18, 9:00 am
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Why not a mark III or IV? They are more expensive but with the release of the RX100 mark V, the III and IV got quite a bit cheaper.

I tested an earlier version of the HX-90 and it's a good alternative.

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Old Apr 9, 18, 1:12 pm
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Get the III if you can swing it, the lens is much better.
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Old May 29, 18, 7:10 am
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I got the Mk3 a few months ago - very, very happy about it. Not a replacement for my DSLR (Nikon D7000) and its fast primes, but covers 80% of my needs. And as it's small, it can be 100% of the time with me. As the current version is the Mk5, this is now two generations old and so is cheap.

The lens is very good and fast, the UI is also good. 'and most important - the IQ is excellent, even if just shooting jpeg.

Two things I couldn't foresee to appreciate much, but I do - the EVF and (funnily) the hinged screen and its "selfie" setting. It works as a simple to operate 3 seconds shutter delay.
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Old Jul 18, 18, 6:49 pm
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DPReview compares all six current RX100 models in "Spoilt for choice: which Sony RX100 is right for you?" originally published in November 2016, but updated a couple of days ago.
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