Considering updrading from RX100 to NEX-5N or NEX-6

Started Nov 13, 2012 | Discussions thread
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ElessarJD
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Considering updrading from RX100 to NEX-5N or NEX-6
Nov 13, 2012

Hello all. I'm an entry level enthusiast, who's been searching for the best camera in low light, indoor situations, taking pictures of my 1 year old. This requires a fast camera that's good in low light. The catch being, I'm looking for portability for the occasional outdoor jaunt. So I started a year ago with a Canon S100, but wasn't happy with it's low light performance, so I recently upgraded to an RX100. The bigger sensor was a vast improvement, but still not great in low light situations.

So now I'm looking into a NEX-5N or NEX-6, using a pancake lens to hopefully make it more portable. I rarely zoom and noticed most of my pics with the RX100 are at the widest angle (28mm, although the details of the photos says the focal length is 10mm). I really like the manual settings the RX100 provides, which is why the NEX-6 is appealing to me. But at nearly double the cost of a NEX-5N, I'm not sure it's worth that much more.

So I guess my question boils down to, will I notice a big improvement in low light, high ISO performance with a NEX-5N over the RX100? If so, is there a good, fast pancake lens out there that can make this as portable as possible?

Sony Alpha NEX-5N Sony Alpha NEX-6 Sony RX100
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