New RX100 to have 24-70mm f1.8-2.8 lens!

Started Apr 29, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Re: RX100 duo?
In reply to maple, Apr 30, 2014

maple wrote:

The new lens specs makes me think whether Sony should also come up with another 1" sensor RX model for the zoom range beyond, say, 80-300mm, to pair with it The duo shall be smaller than RX10.

It would not be smaller than RX10, just the 80-300mm model would be a lot bigger due to the 300mm. Not a good idea, this would not have any practical advantage except maybe optimizing the optical performance of the lens which would be tele only (but the target audience doesn't seem very interested in high optical quality ...).

And such a semi compact tele remain model could also prove to be popular as complementary camera to larger sensor cameras, interchangeable lens or fixed. Tele zoom for larger sensor are just too cumbersome to keep handy, even if you can afford them.

There is a 70-300mm equiv. zoom for Nikon 1. But this works because Nikon 1 has removable lenses ...

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