Sony RX10 is interesting for m4/3 users Locked

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jim stirling
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Re: Sorry but...
In reply to ApertureAcolyte, 10 months ago

ApertureAcolyte wrote:

Henry Richardson wrote:

The Sony RX10 has the same 20mp sensor as the Sony RX100 II that is well thought of and it has an equivalent 24-200mm f2.8 Zeiss lens. Having a package that includes the equivalent of a 24-70mm f2.8 and 70-200mm f2.8 makes the $1200 price easier to take.

$1200 RX10

vs.

$1000 GX7
$1300 12-35mm f2.8
$1500 35-100mm f2.8

You can't change the lens on the RX10, but a lot of m4/3 people would be quite happy, I think, even if all they had were the 12-35mm and 35-100mm for their m4/3 camera.

I have read that the zoom-by-wire is poor because turning the zoom ring causes the focal length to change very slowly. Maybe that can be fixed in firmware? Still, this looks to be a very interesting camera. It isn't very small, but I can imagine that for some people this could be enticing. More dof, of course, than FF or APS-C and slightly more than m4/3, but that isn't a big deal for everyone.

I could see that some people might have an m4/3 body to use with a couple of fast single focal length lenses and the RX10 instead of buying the expensive 12-35mm and 35-100mm lenses.

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It's nice, but I watched the sony promo and ...a bit underwhelming

Wasn't really impressed to be honest. It's big and bulky and nowhere near on quality of m43.
Softness from superzoom + poor DR.

The RX100MK2 sensor {presumably the RX10 will be at least as good} has the same DR/colour depth as the E-m5 with roughly .7 of a stop poorer high ISO. I would say that is surprisingly close.

http://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Compare-Camera-Sensors/Compare-cameras-side-by-side/%28appareil1%29/896|0/%28brand%29/Sony/%28appareil2%29/793|0/%28brand2%29/Olympus

RX100mk2 and E-M5 base ISO : for low ISO { under 800} I think the RX10 will be capable of excellent results.

How big an bulky would an mFT body with weather sealing , built in EVF and a constant F3.78 12-100mm be and how much do you think it would cost .

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