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RX10 w/ 1" sensor & 24-200 f/2.8 zoom

Discussion in 'Sony RX100 Forum' started by serhan, Oct 12, 2013.

  1. serhan

    serhan SC All-Pro

    May 7, 2011
    NYC
    Ultimate travel camera w/ RX100 sensor:) Not a small camera, but the zoom range is equivalent to 24-200 f/4 m43, 24-200 f5.2 apsc, 24-200 f/8 FF equivalent. More:

    - Size is about same as the Sony HX300 for example:
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    - Lens does not collapse.
    - there is an aperture ring that can be selected to be “smooth” or with “clicking steps”.
    - The lens has a f/2.8 aperture through the full focal range!!!

    http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/sr5-surprise-rx10-has-1-inch-sensor-no-aps-c-and-24-200mm-f2-8-zoom/

    Per Samy's price it is $1298. Also FF camera pricing is there, $1698 for A7 & $1998 w/ 28-70mm kit lens.
     
  2. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    the rich man's travel zoom for $1,300 if the rumored price is true seems pretty steep.
     
  3. serhan

    serhan SC All-Pro

    May 7, 2011
    NYC
    Yes, pretty exciting until I saw the price esp w you can have a cheaper m43+14-150mm/nikon 1 options... Size wise comparison to RX100:
    http://camerasize.com/compare/#444,467

     
  4. theoldsmithy

    theoldsmithy SC Top Veteran

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    Jan 7, 2013
    Herefordshire, England
    Martin Connolly
    The RX100 sensor with a 24-120 zoom and EVF, somewhere around the Canon G size, now that would be a seriously good travel camera...
     
  5. stratokaster

    stratokaster SC Top Veteran

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    Dec 27, 2010
    Kiev, Ukraine
    Pavel
    I think Sony RX10 is actually pretty small and inexpensive for what it is. If the lens is good, it may be the last camera many people will ever need.
     
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  6. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    Of course, none of those people are on this forum.:smile:
     
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  7. stratokaster

    stratokaster SC Top Veteran

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    Dec 27, 2010
    Kiev, Ukraine
    Pavel
    That's true! :biggrin: Although the Sony DSC-R1 was my only camera for 4 years... But I was young and foolish and didn't know about the excitement that GAS brings! :biggrin:
     
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  8. Biro

    Biro SC All-Pro

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Steve
  9. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    I'm not sure it qualifies for this forum. It's still smaller than the fuji XS.
     
  10. Biro

    Biro SC All-Pro

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Steve
    I actually think the RX10 is pretty cool. It doesn't make sense for me, given my other gear. One can buy a refurbished E-M5 and a refurbished 14-150 from Cameta Camera (both with one-year warranty) spend a lot less money and get a much larger sensor (but not much more size).

    I'm also not sure the price of the RX10 is going to fly. Now, intellectually, I understand the price - taking an RX100 II and adding a built-in EVF and expensive, fast Zeiss zoom lens. But I'm still not sure enough people will understand and be willing to open their wallets for it.

    But nonetheless, taken in its own, the RX10 is pretty cool. I'm also eager to see the Olympus Stylus 1 bridge camera with 1/1.7" sensor, 24-300mm zoom and potentially a $600-$700 price tag:

    http://www.43rumors.com/ft5-first-images-of-the-olympus-stylus-1-the-mini-omd/
     
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  11. stratokaster

    stratokaster SC Top Veteran

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    Kiev, Ukraine
    Pavel
    Frankly speaking, I was not thrilled by the optical quality of Olympus 14-150, and I suspect any gains in the sensor department will be offset by the difference in the lens speed.

    I think of Sony RX10 as a direct replacement for Sony R1. I'm pretty sure the sensor is much better (it's smaller, but it's 8 years younger), and the lens is both faster and has more range. The EVF is probably the same Epson SVGA unit used in the OM-D E-M5. Overall — a very cool camera, especially for videographers.
     
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  12. RT Panther

    RT Panther SC All-Pro

    Dec 25, 2012
    The new "Serious Super-Zoom Compact" (previously held by the Fuji XS-1)
     
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  13. john m flores

    john m flores SC All-Pro

    Aug 13, 2012
    Bingo.
     
  14. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
  15. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    The 14-150mm is not my first choice in Micro 4/3 superzooms

    Superzoom Showdown
     
  16. stratokaster

    stratokaster SC Top Veteran

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    Kiev, Ukraine
    Pavel
    And once again — given the difference in maximum aperture and the fact that any Micro 4/3 body with an integrated EVF + Panasonic 14-140 will be at least as big and heavy as Sony RX10, I think Sony is a more attractive option, especially since it gets to 24mm EFL at the wide end. :smile:
     
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  17. biglouis

    biglouis SC Veteran

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    Aug 4, 2013
    If I wasn't such a snob that would be the last camera I would ever need... actually it would not be a bad companion for my RX1.
     
  18. retow

    retow SC All-Pro

    Jul 24, 2010
    Perfect for traveling into the unknown land.