RX100 vs RX100M2

Started Jul 26, 2013 | Discussions thread
OP bronxbombers4 Veteran Member • Posts: 3,387
Re: RX100 vs RX100M2

bronxbombers4 wrote:

Got the RX100M2 a couple days ago.

It seems like the AutoWB is likely more accurate for sunny or shady conditions outdoors and for halogen indoors and for flash, for sure, comparing jpgs taken from both using the same settings on a calibrated monitor to the scenes at hand, the ones with the RX100M2 in those cases had colors that definitely looked more like real life to me (direct side by side comparisons between photos and the real life subjects). OTOH, it seems like the AutoWB is noticeably worse for some types of fluorescent lighting though perhaps, seemed kinda even more weirdly ugly yellow cast.

AutoLCD brightness tends to favor being a touch too dark I think.

SNR is probably a bit better on it, not huge by any means, 1 true full stop seems very dubious at RAW and 1 stop was not at all confirmed by DxO either, but OTOH, likely definitely enough to be able to notice it so it's probably more than just a difference on some spreadsheet charts, a fairly modest but nonetheless real and nice improvement so at least it is not just all fake NR nonsense. I did far from a careful comparison/test though.

LCD flips up/down helps.

Just a brief look. Not a careful or extensive test. I don't have much experience with the RX100, just compared about 15 shots. I'm mostly a DSLR guy.

It is a bit heavier, but it's still a light, small little camera. Nothing else so small and light has as big of a sensor and a zoom lens.

Yeah just comparing pics on not just my calibrated HDTV but calibrated PC monitor now too and yeah the AutoWB makes the new one definitely deliver truer colors under most lighting conditions (although some fluorescent does seem to confuse the new M2 badly). The RX100 tended to make everything too cool and the M2 AutoWB adds back some natural warmth so greens don't become too blue and red-oranges stay red-orange without going pure red, etc.

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