Any one using RX100 as a second camera

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DenImage Senior Member • Posts: 3,090
Re: RX100 VI/VII

tonyz1 wrote:

DenImage wrote:

tonyz1 wrote:

DenImage wrote:

tonyz1 wrote:

zeitlos wrote:

That brings to the table the big selling point of the GR as well. A small size you can take everywhere without compromising on image quality.

That is indeed the biggest selling point of the GR but I decided the 28mm focal length was too limiting for it to be useful to me. The OOC Jpegs are also average and really require lightroom to get the best out of it.

However, I would argue that if you really like 28mm as a focal length, the best image quality per inch is the pixel 3 especially for lowlight.

This whole idea of limiting yourself to one focal length is also a bit of marketing BS. I like using primes for my full frame kit but having a zoom does open you up to more options with respect to photography especially where decisive action is required.

After my experience owning/using the RX100vi, I now value the user experience (ergonomics) more as a photographer. I recently purchased an "as new" secondhand first edition Fujifilm X100 (introduced in 2010). Only 12 megapixels APS-C sensor, and a 35mm (equivalent) f2 lens, but what a joy to use, I love the thing. It ain't always down to the tech specs, or the latest and greatest to enjoy photography.

Note: I still own and use my a7rii and a7iii.

Den

I agreement with your sentiment which is why the rx100 vi works so well for me. After I realized I didn’t care about the incremental sharpness of the Ricoh gr iii, I came to really appreciate the versatility of the rx100 vi paired with class leading af that’s even better on the new model. I suppose it’s a little hard to grip but it doesn’t bother me all that much - I mostly set it on aperture mode or auto. Not looking to think too hard with this camera - more focused on the photo opportunities with this camera.

This doesn’t replace my A7r iii and my Batis prime lenses but it’s a very useful addition.

It wasn't just the small slippery finicky handling, it was the almost useless EVF in bright daylight. I had to constantly press my eye right up to it to try and block external light from leaking in through the sides, which then caused the EVF to smudge and actually fog up. I was constantly wiping and cleaning it to be able to see clearly through it.

Not to mention the diopter routinely moving itself due to the over sprung pop up EVF mechanism, and that's even after I sent it to Sony's authorised repairer in Australia, who replaced the entire viewfinder. It then had to go back again because when they replaced the EVF, they misaligned the refit. Absolutely useless, never again.

Don't get me wrong, it produces great shots with excellent image quality. It's just too small, slippery, and finicky to handle and has a terrible EVF design. I had absolutely no pleasure using it.

Den

yeah complete opposite of my experience with the rx100 series cameras and probably most owners since it is one of the best selling remaining point and shoots out there but if the Fuji works for you, that’s great.

The self moving diopter issue is well reported here on the DPR forum. It's more prevalent since the new EVF design of the mark iv (pops up, then rear lens pops out). It's a poor design, but a lot of users have been using the "soft release" method to mitigate the issue (placing a finger over the EVF when it pops up), so users are just living with the design flaw.

The reason why I like the Fujifilm X100 is it's just simple to use as a point & shoot, and the dual optical/EVF system is a joy.

Den

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