A700 vs RX100 -- should I get rid of my A700 -- opinions please

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BertIverson Veteran Member • Posts: 3,689
A700 vs RX100 -- should I get rid of my A700 -- opinions please

I have 5 year old A700 and 4 lenses and flash. I simply shoot family events and few macros and typical fun stuff not BIF nor fast sports stuff. I am considering selling the DSLR and replacing it with RX100. Having done some IR comparisons, the IQ of both cameras are similar with RX100 probably better at 200 and 1600. So what do I give up?

OVF vs LCD panel -- I can cope if the extra White pixel on LCD improves brightness

Flash capabilities -- I have an old automatic SunPak flash with bracket and optical slave
Telephoto capabilities -- Pretty much gone but RX digital zoom give 200mm at 5MP
UWA capabilities -- No issue. I should never have bought the 10-24 lens
Focus speed -- big question but RX reportedly is fast but still CDAF
So what does RX100 give me?

Video -- Not terribly important to me but I would shoot grand kids occasionally.

Live View and magnified manual focus -- focus peaking (my old eyes need this :-))
Serious portability -- Absolute improvement. Would take is everywhere.
MFNR -- useful in museums etc
20 MP -- not too relevant
10 FPS -- useful when I be shooting daughter horse jumping events
Auto HDR -- doubtful use for me (a RAW shooter)
Sweep Pano -- doubtful since I have been stitching for 10 years

If you feel up to it, I would enjoy your opinions both pro and con. What have I forgotten?

Here is ISO 1600 comparison using " http://www.imaging-resource.com " images. Click (Original) and zoom a bit.
RX100 is left half -- A700 right half

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