Robbie62

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Robbie62: I note the comment at the end of this review that if your not into video then there are better options. Can anyone enlighten me. I intend to travel to Europe later in the year and was wanting a camera with a 400mm plus zoom and a good viewfinder?

My heart tells me the Sony RX10 III is the best thats about for what I want, but the COST, about double that of the FZ1000 in Australia. My back pocket tells me no buy the FZ1000, and of course lurking in the background is the Nikon DL24-500, if it ever gets released. Hopefully it will be in the next few months so I can get used to camera finally decide on. One worrying thing I saw on Utube was that the FZ1000 has lens rattle?

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2017 at 10:12 UTC

I note the comment at the end of this review that if your not into video then there are better options. Can anyone enlighten me. I intend to travel to Europe later in the year and was wanting a camera with a 400mm plus zoom and a good viewfinder?

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2017 at 03:36 UTC as 33rd comment | 4 replies
On article 2017 Roundup: Enthusiast Long Zoom Cameras (288 comments in total)
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Robbie62: Well, I mean is the Sony RX10 III more than twice as good as the FZ1000. If not then you would have to wonder about Sony's pricing policy, my experience with multi-nationals is they price the product at what the market will accept. If a buyer needs a 600 zoom then buy it but I've found when traveling 400 is sufficient, I currently use a Nikon P7700 with only a 200 reach, a bit short, on rare occasions not the best but good enough for "holiday snaps," although it is surprising in low light in Museum mode. I prefer to leave my Nikon D90 at home due to the weight of all the sundry equipment needed.
I agree with you though, the Sony would be my preference if they were both priced somewhere close to each other, also in agreement regarding the 3 categories.
Regards Rob

Well thats an insightful remark regarding my stupidity, your not the first I guess to suggest that. But I'm not into video at all, if I was I'd get a video camera and I don't want or need a 600mm zoom. I also agree with you regarding buying the Sony (if I had money to burn) but I would have been smart enough to take the FZ1000 if it was free as you suggested, I'm not that stupid.

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2017 at 09:48 UTC
On article 2017 Roundup: Enthusiast Long Zoom Cameras (288 comments in total)

Well, I mean is the Sony RX10 III more than twice as good as the FZ1000. If not then you would have to wonder about Sony's pricing policy, my experience with multi-nationals is they price the product at what the market will accept. If a buyer needs a 600 zoom then buy it but I've found when traveling 400 is sufficient, I currently use a Nikon P7700 with only a 200 reach, a bit short, on rare occasions not the best but good enough for "holiday snaps," although it is surprising in low light in Museum mode. I prefer to leave my Nikon D90 at home due to the weight of all the sundry equipment needed.
I agree with you though, the Sony would be my preference if they were both priced somewhere close to each other, also in agreement regarding the 3 categories.
Regards Rob

Link | Posted on Dec 24, 2016 at 11:37 UTC as 47th comment | 4 replies
On article 2017 Roundup: Enthusiast Long Zoom Cameras (288 comments in total)
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Chris62: I think in this category the most important can be the longest zoom or the smallest size.
How to compare TZ100 to RX10?
These cameras are predicted for different people needs.
If somebody accept bulky camera but with better ergonomy and lonfger zoom too than ZS100 is not attractive for him - am I right?
The price included to evaluation?
OK, but it does not mean the FZ1000 is the best in "power" category.

Such roundups shold have three categories
1. Econo - for people who want to buy as cheap as possible
2. Power - for people who do not care for the price
3 Optimised - balance between price and specification because not always the most expensive gear is optimal to buy.
I. e. some features can be second priority and not important for everybody.
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My tip from this roundup is Sony RX10 III. Sharp lens in 24-600 range is very big advantage and I think for low light we need camera with larger sensor and faster lens so RX10 mk2 with constant F2,8 is not good choice for such scenes anyhow.

I'm yet to handle both cameras but just looking at the price difference the Sony would want to be at least twice as good as the Panasonic. I'm at a lose to understand the price difference, maybe Sony would like to explain? But they won't of course.

Link | Posted on Dec 22, 2016 at 10:34 UTC
On article Roundup: Enthusiast Zoom Compact Cameras (414 comments in total)
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Cloner: Hi everyone. I own a D90 and honestly can't take it to holidays with me because of size and weight issues (my 18-300 is on it most of the time when I am not running after bugs with my 60 mm micro). As can be seen, macro capability is important for me. I have made a shortlist with Fuji X20, Olympus XZ2, Panasonic LX7 and Nikon P7700. Much as Sony RX100 looks to be a good choice in terms of technology, I can't bring myself to like it. It looks too much like a point-and-shoot and the slowness at the zoom end kind of kills it for me. Can anyone with similar needs and prejudices (!) help me? I would really appreciate it.
Thanks...

Cloner,

I to own a D90 but I'm having trouble coming to grips with carting it all over Canada in August. I've also been looking at pocketable cameras in the above test and am coming to the conclusion that none are perfect. The Sony RX100 worries me a little, the small size, while good in some respects may well get dropped easily. After some soul searching I'm coming around to the XZ-2, it seems to be a little more solid and the tilt rear screen may be handy on a small tripod. I also note that some camera shops are not stocking Sony cameras the reason I was told is the lack of after sales support?
Regards Robbie62

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2013 at 05:18 UTC
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