rx100m6 plays nicely with my existing cameras, adds, not replaces

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elliottnewcomb Forum Pro • Posts: 16,561
rx100m6 plays nicely with my existing cameras, adds, not replaces
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I realize I am very fortunate to have this collection of cameras.

Pre-ordered rx100m1, paid full price (it just died). I waited 2 years for a good deal on a used RX1r with EVF (my first and only FF). Paid full price for Oly Stylus 1, found used tele 510mm lens. Waited long time to get open box rx100m3; Was willing to pay full price, but got lucky with this open box rx100m6. Don't forget, it's my 70th birthday prize.

I bought and kept the new rx100m6. It's versatility is amazing. It adds, not replaces.

My images posted, max 11" high viewed or printed: it is already hard to tell the difference of Stylus 1 to rx100, and, if Shallow Focus not involved, hard to tell the difference rx100 to RX1r. It is about features providing capabilities.

I am keeping my rx100m3, RX1r, Stylus 1, adding my new rx100m6

they are distinct in their capability, distinct sizes, portability is very important.

1. rx100m3. 24-70mm. 1" sensor, 20mp. f1.8-2.8; Default: S Mode.
Smart Zoom: 10mp: 71-98mm; 5mp: 71-140mm. CIZ: 20mp 140mm.

smallest, Pants Pocket/small belt case. pop-up EVF

low light/motion, close. my brightest lens. Crop 'lower ISO/less noise' shots. Outdoor CPL in other pocket, or belt case.

2. RX1r. fixed 35mm. FF sensor. 24mp. f2.0; Default: A mode.
Smart Zoom: 50mm; 70mm, no CIZ

largest. Small shoulder bag. Excellent Hot-Shoe EVF, pivots up 90 degrees

Shallow Focus depth provides artistic capabilities others do not. Very high IQ, but, I view or print no larger than 11" high. Higher IQ not easily apparent, Shallow Focus easily seen, even at icon size. Outdoor CPL, etc. in small shoulder bag with camera. Note: fits Jacket Pocket without EVF. Limited by fixed lcd, cannot shoot over peoples heads, etc.

3. Stylus 1. 28-300mm. 1/1.7" sensor, 12mp, constant f2.8; Default: S mode.
tele 1.7X = adds 301-510mm, constant f2.8. my brightest camera after 70mm
2X: expands base lens 301-600mm; extends 1.7X tele 511-1,020. All still f2.8

mid size, Jacket Pocket/belt case/small shoulder bag. Excellent EVF.

zoom for kids sports, birds, detail shots (not crops).
Crop 12mp some, not much; small sensor best ISO 800 or below.
Outdoor CPL needs Adapter Tube CLA-13. Tele needs same tube. Both kept together in a separate bag, to take separately, or attach the camera, fits in that bag, only 9" long.

4. new rx100m6. 24-200mm. 1" sensor, 20mp, f2.8-4.5; Default: ANY PASM Mode.
Smart Zoom: 10mp: 201-280mm; 5mp: 201-400mm. CIZ: 20mp 400mm.

small. pants pocket, belt case, jacket pocket, small shoulder bag. pop-up EVF
Outdoor CPL in other pocket or belt/small shoulder bag.

surprisingly good IS and Jpeg Noise Reduction increases ability of darker lens.
increased shallow focus capability in 100-200mm range due to 1" sensor size.

Amazing PDCD AF system, incredible 24/10/3 fps, individual focus and exposure.

Note: I intend to further explore Jpeg features to improve low light capability: ISO MFNR (multi-frame noise reduction)(primary multi-shot blend); DRO (dynamic range optimiser) (primary, single shot, in-camera processing)(under-exposes highlights, selectively lifts shadows); HDR (high dymamic range)(alternate multi-shot blend)(original single shot as per settings taken also).

It is extremely versatile, however, Stylus 1 will best it for bright zoom, or more zoom.

Note: 200mm occasionally too short for Ben's soccer games now. Larger fields coming. Seats further away coming. I will test SZ 10mp 280 and 5mp 400mm, see what results I get. I use Oly 2X with no hesitation, so it is ready for larger fields and more distant seats, always 12mp.

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5. protective carriers. Flexibility is fundamental:

a. smallest: nylon dust cover for rx100 pant's pocket use
b. largest: mid-sized shoulder bag fitting any 2 of the cameras with accessories.
c. another mid-sized shoulder bag (fits camera with 1.7X attached, plus an rx100 along side the lens, and cpl, all in one bag.
d. belt/shoulder bag with removable straps. fits Stylus 1, RX1r without EVF; also fits either rx100 with CPL, filter stuff
e. waterproof pouch, with hook, hangs from beach umbrella spoke, away from sun, water, sand, kids.

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Bill Borne
Bill Borne Forum Pro • Posts: 38,471
Re: rx100m6 plays nicely with my existing cameras, adds, not replaces

What's the matter, Elliott?

Can't lift RX10?????

Yeah, I know...You don't need 600mm!

Wait a minute? What is the zoom on the m6?

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Bill Borne
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RX100 III

HX400 1200mm

RX10 IV 600mmm

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Bill
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mcshan Veteran Member • Posts: 4,207
Re: rx100m6 plays nicely with my existing cameras, adds, not replaces

elliott,  What I like best is you use your cameras. All of us over a certain age spend time on the forum but(!) also do plenty of shooting. Bill and his travels would also be a great example. I love being retired and having such freedom. I'm a bit heavy in the camera department and somehow work them all in. It is a joy.

Camera regret?  Maybe M4/3 didn't go where I dreamed it would.

You made a very valid point. I seldom print over 12 X 18 and I can't tell a good RX100 IV shot from a RX1r photo at that size. I've framed enough photos for the walls so if I print large (rare these days) they go into an Itoya 13 X 19 book. When I am gone maybe family will want some of them. For now my wife likes them as it is proof I haven't let radiation or chemo spoil the best hobby in the world.

Please constinue to share your shots and camera testings. It is always fun reading!

Good thread too.

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Digital Shutterbug Veteran Member • Posts: 3,880
Re: rx100m6 plays nicely with my existing cameras, adds, not replaces
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mcshan wrote:

elliott, What I like best is you use your cameras. All of us over a certain age spend time on the forum but(!) also do plenty of shooting. Bill and his travels would also be a great example. I love being retired and having such freedom. I'm a bit heavy in the camera department and somehow work them all in. It is a joy.

Camera regret? Maybe M4/3 didn't go where I dreamed it would.

You made a very valid point. I seldom print over 12 X 18 and I can't tell a good RX100 IV shot from a RX1r photo at that size. I've framed enough photos for the walls so if I print large (rare these days) they go into an Itoya 13 X 19 book. When I am gone maybe family will want some of them. For now my wife likes them as it is proof I haven't let radiation or chemo spoil the best hobby in the world.

Good for you. I haven't had to go through radiation treatments, but have endured chemo. It finally took its toll on my life long motorcycling experiences, but I can still get out and photograph the world. Albeit, not at the level of hiking into the unspoiled areas I could once do. Hang in there.

Please constinue to share your shots and camera testings. It is always fun reading!

Good thread too.

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mcshan Veteran Member • Posts: 4,207
Re: rx100m6 plays nicely with my existing cameras, adds, not replaces

Thank you Steve! I am doing good.

Back to elliot's thread!  The VI does look like a lot of fun.

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newellj Senior Member • Posts: 1,064
Re: rx100m6 plays nicely with my existing cameras, adds, not replaces

Great to see another familiar name from the original RX100 days, and great to see you, too, still using these cameras!

Wanted to say that with that lens, its range but also its relative slowness, you have it exactly right.  
Great post, best wishes.

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