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Point & Shoot for Live Music / Concerts

 
myownalias
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Oct 15, 2017 15:10 |  #1

As I'm sure most of you are aware, you are unlikely to get into a live concert with a DSLR, so I am looking for a good small point and shoot camera to take to gigs. I bought a Canon SX730 HS for this purpose about six weeks ago and it really has disappointed. Images are super grainy, even at 800 ISO and underexposing with a view to attempt to bring it back in Lightroom, the shots are disappointing as the camera does not shoot RAW. It also has a real hard time focusing when zoomed in by 50% or more, it will often take half dozen attempts to focus, even more focusing attempts are required when the lighting is fast changing.

I was looking at the Sony RX100 V as it has a larger 1" sensor and a popup EVF, which will help with stability of shots.

Would this be a good choice, or are there other recommendations you might have?

Thanks,
Jason



My Kit: Canon EOS 80D, EF-S 10mm - 22mm, EF-S 18 - 55mm, EF-S 55mm - 250mm.

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sogs
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Oct 17, 2017 20:35 |  #2

Don't know how far away you are shooting from but don't expect too much from about more than 50' away. I use a Canon G16 and it is pretty good. Shoots RAW. Video is quite good even if further back too. I have shot video at a stadium concert from far back and it is pretty good.




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myownalias
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Oct 17, 2017 21:55 |  #3

sogs wrote in post #18475051 (external link)
Don't know how far away you are shooting from but don't expect too much from about more than 50' away. I use a Canon G16 and it is pretty good. Shoots RAW. Video is quite good even if further back too. I have shot video at a stadium concert from far back and it is pretty good.

Thanks for responding, I ended up impulse buying the RX100 V, so we will see how well it works in a few weeks when Foo Fighters comes to my town. The reason I went with the Canon was the 40x zoom, but it goes from 3.1 - 5.6 when zoomed in, so I lose even more light when zoomed in meaning nothing less than the max 3200 will do, tiny sensor, high ISO, not a good combination. I shall report back after the gig if anyone is interested.



My Kit: Canon EOS 80D, EF-S 10mm - 22mm, EF-S 18 - 55mm, EF-S 55mm - 250mm.

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ankitj
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Nov 01, 2017 07:52 as a reply to myownalias's post |  #4

I'm very interested in learning about your findings.


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