with camera should I buy?

Started Jul 8, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Sony RX100 original (not the RX100 II)
In reply to Ron AKA, Jul 8, 2013

Ron AKA wrote:

Eddaweaver wrote:

The original has a better sensor.

How is that?

The original sensor is a front lit traditional large area sensor. The new RX100 II uses a back lit sensor of the type used in cell phones etc. It does provide more light sensitivity, but the jury is still out on whether or not it provides the same resolution/noise in higher light situations. See this post.

Also the new version is a larger and heavier camera. I have the RX100 and consider it slightly too big/heavy already for pocket use. For that priority the RX100 II is going in the wrong direction. However for those that want to add on all the bells and whistles and forego pocketability the new version is more capable. There is a preliminary comparison at Imaging Resources.

So the old sensor is better, even though the jury is out?

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