Why is my NEX not as good as RX100 or even LX5?

Started Jun 25, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Why is my NEX not as good as RX100 or even LX5?
Jun 25, 2013

Can anyone please explain? I have had many Nex's. The C3 with pancake 16mm, the Nex 7 with 16-50 compact zoom and the Nex 3N with yet another Sony 16-50 kit zoom.

None could produce much sharper images or significantly less noise than my old LX5! And this from tenfold bigger sensors and much bigger pixel count. And my wife's Sony RX100 blows them all completely out of the water! How can that be? I can't have had only duds?

Here are some examples:

Nex 3N left, LX5 right, all jpg

or here:

rx100 left, lx5 right, all jpg

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 Sony Alpha NEX-7 Sony RX100
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