Compact camera image quality vs. NEX

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Re: Compact camera image quality vs. NEX
In reply to Joachim Gerstl, Sep 10, 2012

Joachim Gerstl wrote:

That's why I stopped using compact cameras after I got my NEX. It makes no sense to use them. Maybe the Sony RX100 comes close but it is expensive and has no real reach either.
It's better to get a telezoom for the NEX.

The problem is losing the "pocketablility". There's a balance there, somewhere. Each person is going to have to balance how much they want to carry vs. quality.

In my case, if I don't need longer focal lengths, I've been wondering if just taking the 16mm would be sufficient. On my last short overseas trip, I rarely felt the need for more, and the Nex allows for more cropping if needed. I think it worked out better than if I took the HX5V.

But someone looking at the P&S cameras might want a larger zoom range in a more compact size. Here's where I think the RX100 could be a better option for some.

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