Sony RX10 IV vs Olympus E-M5 III lens combo

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OP tugatomsk New Member • Posts: 19
Re: Sony RX10 IV vs Olympus E-M5 III lens combo

techie takes pics wrote:

I own an M5.III. Yes, the IBIS works as advertised.

I respond to this particular post because I was going to recommend the same lens: 12-100 F4, over the 14-150. The 14-150 is a consumer lens; the 12-100 is a pro lens.
The 12-100 gets nothing but praise. The 14-150... ... thumbleweed ... ... crickets ... probably not a bad lens.

I respect that you hate changing lenses. My advice:

- Don't buy an interchangeable lens camera with one do-it-all lens.

- Either get the Sony (according to reviews, it really is that good). Or get the ILC with a very, very good lens like the 12-100.
Do not try to replicate the Sony.

Personally I never want anything else than an ILC ever again.
Reason: No lens is perfect. Every lens is a tradeoff between price, zoomrange, weight, quality and aperture.
With an ILC, I can optimize 2-3 of those 5 aspects while sacrificing on the others.
With a fixed lens camera, the producer has made that choice for me.

That is the million-dollar question: why pick an ILC if you're not ever going to change lenses anyway? That is the reason I've been scratching my head for so long while trying to make the best decision on how to spend my money on this hobby. Also, the thought of buying an expensive sensor just to stick a poor jack-of-all-trades lens only worsened my indecision.

I guess I'll most likely heed your advice and get the Sony. I still remember a user in this forum saying that his Sony RX10 IV lens "did some black magic" due to how good most of his pictures turned out. One thing I'll miss, though, is the ability to zoom while shooting, something that the Sony can't do. But, alas, there's no free lunch, right?

But this topic of mine also gave me more knowledge - from people who actually own the cameras - about the current technological status of sensor quality and image processing. Thank you all so much.

However, if I did have more money to spend, I'd probably do one of two things:

- Buy an Olympus E-M1 with the 12-100mm PRO lens and the 75-300mm for all occasions and "bear" the occasional need to change lenses;

- Buy a Fuji X-S10 with the new 16-80mm (and probably the 75-300mm) lens for my lonely photo shooting walks (which I plan beforehand the kind of photography I should be expecting) AND still buy the Sony for when I'm out with my family, either on holidays or for Sunday walks.

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