RX100 in low light - best to keep at 28/1.8 and crop?

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Keith Lommel
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RX100 in low light - best to keep at 28/1.8 and crop?
Feb 2, 2013

As we all know the RX100's fast f/1.8 aperture quickly shrinks once you zoom beyond the 28mm widest setting. When shooting in limited available light, I'm often finding that when trying to compose at the focal length I'd prefer for a given photo, the ISO quickly bumps up to 3200 (which is about as far as I can stomach), while just zooming out a bit to 28mm brings things down to a much more comfortable ISO 800 or even lower. Given that the RX100 has 20mp, I'm wondering whether it might not make more sense (in low-light situations) to get a nice clean shot at the wider angle and then just crop in to get the desired composition. Anybody else coming to this conclusion?

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