NEX-5N or RX100 for novice photographer on trip to Paris

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NEX-5N or RX100 for novice photographer on trip to Paris
Jul 27, 2012

I'm going to Paris for the first time next week. In anticipation for the trip, I recently bought a NEX-5N with a 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 lens and a 16mm f/2.8 pancake lens. I recently took the camera on a trip to New York and got some amazing photos.

I'm new to interchangeable lens cameras. However, I'm working on learning how to use the camera and modify settings to get the photos I'm looking for. Overall, I am very happy with the NEX-5N, however, it is a bit large to carry with the zoom lens.

Today, I read a review of the RX100 and it looks like a fantastic little camera. The huge advantage is the pocketable size.

Question is: For a novice photographer, do you think the NEX-5N will take photos that are significantly better than the RX100 to justify the much larger size? Or would I be better off just going with the smaller, more convenient, camera for my trip?

Thanks in advance for any advice!

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