Concerts: time for upgrade?

Started Mar 23, 2013 | Questions thread
Digital Nigel
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Re: Concerts: time for upgrade?
In reply to davidjlee, Mar 26, 2013

davidjlee wrote:

50d_shooter wrote:

As you know must concert venues don't allow "real" cameras. Currently have an S95 and am thinking about an upgrade: rx100, canon s100 or s110, something else? Thanks!

I've used the S95 and S100 at over a dozen shows and switched to the RX100 for concerts late last year. I've now shot > 15 shows with the RX100 and can attest that it's truly a huge upgrade.

ISO 3200 is very usable. The extra resolution gives much more opportunity to crop after the show (this can be a real issue when something interesting happens and you don't have time to properly frame a shot). I almost always shoot in Shutter priority mode, and I find that adjusting the shutter speed on the RX100 (turning the control dial) is easier than on the S95/S100 (turning the lens dial) -- it's a lot more responsive.

I do miss not being able to go as wide as the S100's 24mm.

If you shoot RAW, you can get something close to 24mm wide angle though the image quality in the extra edge areas is mediocre.

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