RX100 - CAN next generation have better apertures at long zoom?

Started Jul 22, 2012 | Discussions thread
ChristianHass Senior Member • Posts: 2,789
Re: RX100 - CAN next generation have better apertures at long zoom?

The Skipper wrote:

radiokid2 wrote:

It would be nice not to need a zoom lens!
Unfortunately we're not there yet.

Here's an rx100 example that debunks that "just crop" idea.

Also note, the zoom-crop image was shot 9 feet away,
iso 400 - f4.9 - 1/10 sec. (tripod)

Actually, you made my argument for me.

When shooting under low light conditions, your first priority is to up the shutter speed, because a blurry photo cannot be rescued in PP. In your example, you were able to shoot at 1/100 second because of the cropping, whereas without cropping you had to use 1/10 second. It didn't matter only because you used a tripod.

The cropped version still looks like crud though.

I'm not impressed with the pixel level quality of the RX100, it looks very nice when downsampled and I think it'll be fine for the print sized I would need, but not if you crop heavily.

If you want to go from just 28mm equivalent to 56mm equivalent you're cropping by 50% on both axis, so you end up with a 5mp crop. If you want even more cropping you very quickly end up with a picture you can't use for anything but Facebook.

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