A travel camera decision

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by drd1135, Nov 14, 2017 at 9:19 PM.

  1. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Lexington, Virginia
    Steve
    I was originally packing a small EM1 kit for my trip to Disney next week. I have decided, however, to take the RX10 instead. I never really gave this camera a fair trial and Disney presents a wide range of shooting conditions. It’s really not much bigger than the EM1 with lens and the kit is actually smaller since it’s just the one piece. I’ll be especially curious to see how it does in the weird evening lighting of deep shadows and bright lights. Definitely going to shoot raw since the jpegs were not the strongpoint of the original RX10, especially with excessive noise reduction. Anyone (especially current or former rx10 owners) have any suggestions or comments?
     
  2. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    I have two comments.....

    One, take the E-M1 with a small zoom lens.

    Two, if you were happy with the RX10 in situations like this, you would have never listed it for sale.

    And three.... the RX10 will do fine if you decide to go that way.....
     
  3. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Lexington, Virginia
    Steve
    I'm thinking that I've never given the RX10 a real try. I took a few shots of deer in the yard and wasn't thrilled. I thought of all this a days ago when I used the EM1 to take a few shots of deer in the yard and realized I had similar results. Since I go to Disney at least once a year, I won't be heartbroken if my results aren't great. But I will give it some thought. And finally, you said two comments and had three points. :biggrin:
     
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  4. gryphon1911

    gryphon1911 SC Top Veteran

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    Andrew
    That's because there is NO third thing.....a Monty Python reference for those that do not know.
     
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  5. bartjeej

    bartjeej SC Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Nov 12, 2010
    bart
    I'm seriously considering buying a used RX10 ii once my budget allows, so I'm curious to see how you'll do.

    I think many people don't realize how well this package compares to many ILC's with larger sensors.
     
  6. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Lexington, Virginia
    Steve
    Yeah, there's also the scientist in me can't resist the experiment. There's no question it will do fine with the pictures of us that we might use for an Xmas card. It's the night scenes, the animals at the Animal Kingdom, the action scenes in the shows, etc, that I'm curious about. I mostly wanted to sell it because I decided to buy the EM1 ii and I always sell stuff when I buy something new, especially if the new thing costs $1600. Since no one seems interested, I might as well have some fun with it.
     
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  7. MoonMind

    MoonMind SC Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Dec 29, 2013
    Switzerland
    Matt
    The RX10 is quite a compelling in its own right; I find that low light results from the 1" sensor in many ways rival 16MP :mu43: sensors, especially when downsampling/resizing the image. I am impressed by what the FZ1000 puts out - that camera offers longer reach for less money; the RX10 is weather-resistant (to a degree), something I would have liked, and the lens is a stunner for such a long zoom (the FZ1000's is no slouch either). I think you'll have lots of fun and quite good success. I myself still prefer :mu43: for travel, but only just ... The FZ1000's is a very nice walk-around solution to carry alongside film gear, though; capable enough for most things, extremely versatile, not bigger than a mid-range DSLR, but loads more reach ...

    M.
     
  8. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Lexington, Virginia
    Steve
    I'm essentially trying to see if the RX10 is good enough as a casual travel camera to keep it. Around my home and area where I live a always grab the EM1 ii.
     
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  9. Covey22

    Covey22 SC All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Feb 3, 2012
    Sony DSC HX-80 which steals some of the best features from the RX100 series, including the pop-up EVF, is my "always on the front seat" camera. You really can't go wrong with the likes of the Sony RX/HX series. I also see the Lumix SZ to be in the same category - light, compact but punches above it's weight class.
     
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