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# 146764 28-May-2014 15:41
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Hi, I know a few of you guys use this.  Could be a nice way for a lighter setup than my SLR.  I also like to shoot slide film so for handheld low light stuff it's not suitable. 

So .. how does the Sony perform with ...
Street photography at night like alleyways of Tokyo I guess at ISO 3200 witha widish open f-stop. 
Also on tripod lowish ISO long exposures say 30 seconds. 

As a benchmark, if you were a guest at someone's wedding, could you take a portrait at the indoor setting which is not that greatly lit (like you find usually there) and print a A3?  Likewise when you casually go to a cafe as a group and it's darkly lit inside, or dinner etc etc ... SLRs to cafes etc .. might be a sore thumb and over the top ......

Many thanks.

Edit - I thought about the Coolpix A / Ricoh GR with the APC sensor but this Sony might be a bit more versatile.  They weigh about the same thou to the Sony. Also how is the focus like - is it just the digicam square focus lights up ... can you focus and reframe?  Does it focus to the background OK at night time for example - cityscapes.

Mods - can you please move this to the digital imaging section - cheers :)  My apologies.

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  # 1055204 28-May-2014 15:58
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The RX100 II gets awesome views, seems like the best compact you can get right now.  I doubt think you could be dissapointed, although i's pretty expensive, I recently got a Canon S120 which is not quite as good but a lot cheaper.

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  # 1055207 28-May-2014 15:58
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Probably in the wrong location, and more suited to the digital imaging thread?

Slight aside, but have you seen the new Sony A6000?  Just thought I'd mention that.


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  # 1055211 28-May-2014 16:01
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Jaxson: Probably in the wrong location, and more suited to the digital imaging thread?

Slight aside, but have you seen the new Sony A6000?  Just thought I'd mention that.

Yeah apologies - I put an edit for the mods to move this ....

Just had at look at the A6000 - as I am carrying another kit already, I want this to be rather compact.  The A6000 can swap lenses so that is more stuff to bring and expense.  I generally carry a Nikon film SLR for slides and looking at moving to a medium format.  This is when I am on travel ...  so the compact comes out for streets etc .. and casual stuff at home when I just take the ONE item.  At home now we go to the group picnic or beach and I have a dSLR with a lens, LOL.  I don't own a compact camera at all - other than my phone.

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  # 1055219 28-May-2014 16:03
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  # 1055232 28-May-2014 16:32
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RX100 is awesome, and the RX100-v3 is even better - newer sensor better at high ISO, wider lens, and the lens lets more light in. I stopped taking my DSLR on holiday when I got the RX100 v1, the only thing I miss is wide angles, and I solve that with stitching in Photoshop - the camera does it but I prefer raw. One thing I miss is using bounce flash on the DSLR. I'm a pro photog.

No problems with any of your scenarios. I could send you a high iso image if you wanted, but dpreview will have heaps.

I have the v1 and wouldn't mind upgrading to the v3 in a couple of months when it's out, but then again the v1 is still an awesome camera. If you're not in a hurry and want the v1 I might sell the v1 and get the v3 myself. I thought about M 4/3 but they're too big, an RX100 fits in my front or rear jeans pocket.

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  # 1055250 28-May-2014 16:54
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Personally I would go for the a6000 myself but that is just a personal preference. I think that the RX100 is very good according to everything I have read - at least it has an EVF: I won't buy cameras where you have to compose on a TV screen on the back!

As someone who is about to lug a Nikon D3s, a D3x and a suite of f2.8 zooms around Europe and SE Asia for 10 weeks, I am probably not an authority on small cameras though!

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