Switch from NEX-7 to RX10 is it good idea?

Started Dec 21, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Arek S Junior Member • Posts: 44
Switch from NEX-7 to RX10 is it good idea?


I'm using since ~2 years NEX7 with SEL24F18, SEL50F18, SEL55210, SEL16F28, SELP1650 and flash F43AM. I'm more than happy with this equipment but always missed high quality zoom. Now when we have Zeiss SEL1670F4 I decided to sell my Zeiss SEL24F18 (yes it is SUPERB lens but I prefer convenience of zoom, for portrait with F1.8 still have SEL50F18 really good too).

I almost ordered new Zeiss SEL1670F4 when realized I'm almost always using SEL24F18, SEL50F18 and for video SELP1650. In this moment in my mind was born idea to sell all equipment (not FLV43AM) and switch to RX10. By years I have had many SLR (film or digital) with some high quality lenses but now when I only photograph my family members and holiday travels my bag with photo equipment mostly stay at home (i only take NEX7 with 24 lens). It is little bit of wasting money for equipment not used but left in home

Another factor I realized is I month by month create more movies using NEX7.

After long story now time for questions:

What you think how much I will miss deep shallow of 1.8 lenses and bokeh effect when switch to RX10? Is AF of RX10 much slower compare to NEX7? 
Is FLV43AM fully compatible with RX10 (flash compensation, full automatic)?
Is zoom ring on RX10 only motorized or can I zoom manually?
Have RX10 some weak points on video terms or is it really much better comparing to NEX7?

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Best wishes

 Arek S's gear list:Arek S's gear list
Sony RX100 IV Nikon D3 Nikon D750 Nikon AF-S Nikkor 16-35mm F4G ED VR Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED +5 more
Sony Alpha NEX-7 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10
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