Need advice for a new camera

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Dak on cam
Dak on cam Senior Member • Posts: 5,096
Re: Need advice for a new camera

elliottnewcomb wrote:

Without a doubt, you will love either the rx100m6 or m7, and love the results. I am quite confident that if you buy one, new or used, with return privileges, you will keep it.

It is a darker lens than the LX-3, which caused me some hesitation, however:

larger sensor by far

"Darker lens" means that it brings less light per sensor area.  However, since the sensor area is much larger, it still takes in more light from the scene.  While you'll need larger ISO values to get similar results, since the pixel areas are larger, the larger ISO values will still deliver less noise per pixel (and certainly per image) than the lower values you can use with the LX3 with its more dense pixels.

Among similar-sized sensors, the wide apertures of the LX3 make it rather competitive.

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