Can't decide RX100VII vs X100v. Please help.

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Ed B
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Re: Can't decide RX100VII vs X100v. Please help.

ezriel wrote:

Read ALL previous threads on the subject.

Coming from D500 + 35 1.8, 85 1.8, 11-16 2.8, 200-500.

Barely use it other than special occasions, also got rid of smartphone, and want something that fit in jacket pocket that I'll be happy with.

Taking family pictures at home, and wildlife and landscape outdoor.

Read A LOT, and decided on RX100VII.

Love it, Great outdoor, but indoor I usually have to go above ISO 400 which introduce noise that drive me nuts. Also kids not look even close to the nice pictures of the D500.

Tried today the X100v, It's AMAZING for indoor, kids, low light, etc. Beautiful skin tone, great noiseless photos at ISO 3200, Great blurred background, No need for flesh and no noise!

BUT, outdoor, it's not nice as RX100, No zoom and No really wide angle, Not focusing good enough for wildlife, Videos are no good (even though it's not a priority for me).

What should I do???

Pocketability is a must for me, otherwise I'll take the D500.

Great kids photos in low light is important, but zoom and nice colorful photos outdoor is also important...

Is there a solution???

Two completely different cameras but I guess you already know that.

When it comes to a small camera with a fairly long zoom the RX100 VII is probably one of the best a person could buy and I'll agree that the Fuji, with its fixed 35mm equivalent prime lens is too wide for some situations and that it's not a camera designed for wildlife photography.
Just the same, the X100V and the X100F are rated as two of the best fixed, prime lens cameras on the market but, a fixed single focal length camera isn't right for most people and anyone trying to decide between a camera like the X100V and the Sony RX100 VII would be much happier off with the Sony.

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