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tony4563
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Sep 19, 2014 16:35 |  #76

After all the hype and rave reviews, I've bit the bullet and just purchased a Sony RX100 M3 .

Thank goodness for Amazons returns policy, is all I can say. Its going back!

Despite the smaller sensor, my G15 TOTALLY smokes it in lower light.

Why? Because when shooting images using Auto ISO (my preferred choice) despite the fast lens, the Sony favours the SHUTTER SPEED for some reason, keeping the ISO higher than it need to be. Its like Sony doesn't trust its own famous "Steadyshot" image stabilisation to stop the blur.

In many of my shots taken with the G15 (and the RX100 simultaneously) the Canon camera has LOWERED the ISO, but relied on its IS to counteract the slower shutter speed.

Credit to Canons IS, it works perfectly, and it shows in my shots

With the Sony I was getting ridiculous ISO readings of 4000 in a room that wasnt really all that dim.

The same shot with the G15 had an ISO reading of 800

Go figure which images looked the nicest.

I wasn't really impressed with the images in good light either.

They just looked so "artificial " and digital.

The Canon may be slightly larger and not have the megapixels, the larger sensor, EVF or fancy revolving bits of the Sony, but what it does have is a lovely natural butter smooth image that is a joy to view on any monitor

Don't get reeled in with the overrated hype of the RX100 is my message!




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Sep 20, 2014 20:12 |  #77

Simon_Gardner; Forget about S120 but what did Thacher do to you? Just curious.


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Sep 20, 2014 20:13 |  #78

Ok forget about that too. It would be against PONT rules.


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Sep 21, 2014 02:33 as a reply to samsen's post |  #79

It would. Try Twitter.


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Nov 06, 2014 19:05 |  #80

blackzzz wrote in post #17099214external link
I'm holding on to my S95 until they can figure out a way to beat it's image quality.

I'm with ya on that one.


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Nov 06, 2014 19:10 |  #81

Simon_Gardner wrote in post #17123935external link
Exactly so. The RX100III has every sign of a real "photographer's camera" and way better than the Canon S-series.

But didn't the "III" model lose the upper end of the zoom that the model ii and 1 had?
They had 28-100 and the latest camera has 20-70? It did gain more iso which is great, but geez that zoom is hurting.


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Nov 06, 2014 19:12 |  #82

jptsr1 wrote in post #17122456external link
Right now the RX100III. I thought about the a6000 but if I go with a compact system I'm just going to wind up with a whole bunch of lenses. For that I could just stick the 5dII in a toploader with just the 24-105 and be done. I want something truly compact.

+1

I hear ya on that one as well


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Nov 06, 2014 19:15 |  #83

So what exactly is the advantage to the DSC-RX100 series over the S95-120?


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Nov 06, 2014 19:18 |  #84

As far as phone photos, it depends on the phone! I have an iPhone 6, and it takes magnificent photos. It's so good, that it's either the SLR or that thing to be honest. It may not shoot raw or zoom well, but the regular jpeg photos it takes with no zoom are crazy good.


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