RX10M3 better for me than M4?

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William Porter
William Porter Senior Member • Posts: 1,730
RX10M3 better for me than M4?

I purchased an RX10 Mark IV. I like it and can afford it. But I'm not sure that it's right for me. Would be grateful for advice from those who've used both.

I don't shoot sports. Almost never shoot video and don't care about it. I do like to shoot wildlife including birds when we're on vacation in a national park. But basically, I shoot daily life stuff, including people.

My impression is that the phase-detect autofocus that's such a big deal in the Mark 4 is faster than the contract-detect AF in earlier models, and that PDAF is therefore better for moving targets, sports, etc. But as I said, I don't generally shoot moving targets or sports, and I'm more interested in accuracy than I am in speed.

Would I be happier with the Mark 3? What else would I be missing if I sent the Mark 4 back and traded down to the Mark 3?

Will

 William Porter's gear list:William Porter's gear list
Olympus E-M1 Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 Olympus PEN-F Panasonic Lumix G 14mm F2.5 ASPH Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 45mm F1.8 +10 more
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 Sony RX10 III
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