RX100 or NEX 5R at the same price.

Discussion in 'Sony Forum' started by lenshoarder, Nov 22, 2012.

  1. lenshoarder

    lenshoarder SC Veteran

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    Mar 7, 2012
    Both the RX100 and he NEX 5R are $649 now. Which one would you get?
     
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  2. Chris2500dk

    Chris2500dk SC Top Veteran

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    I already got the RX100, the NEX is too big for what I wanted.
     
  3. bartjeej

    bartjeej SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 12, 2010
    bart
    I'd go for the RX100 too...
     
  4. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Jul 3, 2010
    E-PM2 :tongue:
     
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  5. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    I've been lusting after a RX100. Getting a NEX would be a recipe for further lens lust indulgence!!
     
  6. Biro

    Biro SC All-Pro

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Steve
    I'd like an RX100... but I just know the competition will be coming out with a slew of compact enthusiast cameras featuring one-inch sensors and fixed lenses in six months or less. These will be the cameras the Panasonic LX7 and Olympus XZ-2 should have been. I want to see them first. The price of the RX100 should come down by then anyway.
     
  7. Chris2500dk

    Chris2500dk SC Top Veteran

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    I don't see Panasonic, Canon, Fuji or Olympus bringing out 1" sensors until their normal refresh, so around next fall. They already introduced new models for this year and I really think Sony caught everyone napping with the RX100.

    I'm hoping for Ricoh to make a GRD-5 with the RX100 sensor sometime next year though. That sensor with the GRD controls and a super high quality fixed 28mm equivalant lens would be awesome.
     
  8. Julien

    Julien SC Top Veteran

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    Julien
    I agree.
     
  9. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    I'll buy that!!!!
     
  10. Biro

    Biro SC All-Pro

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Steve
    You certainly could be right. But the LX7 is already at $299.
     
  11. BlueBill

    BlueBill SC Rookie

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    If pocket-ability is important the RX100 hands down, else a NEX 3N and up will provide slightly better IQ.
     
  12. porchard

    porchard SC Veteran

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    Feb 24, 2013
    Devon, UK
    For a long while, I was considering both the RX100, and a NEX (either 5 or 6). Eventually, I bought an RX100. I didn't buy a NEX, and I am no longer considering one, so I guess that my answer's obvious. :wink:

    The RX100 continues to impress me, more than a year after I bought it.:smile:
     
  13. olli

    olli Super Moderator Emeritus

    Sep 28, 2010
    Metro Manila
    olli
    Tricky one. I have an RX100 and a NEX (the 7 though I started with the 5). If you don't plan to use more than the kit lens with the 3 I'd probably go with the RX100. If I was buying today I would go with the RX100 II just because of the adjustable screen and the EVF option.
     
  14. demiro

    demiro Serious Compacts For Life

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    Dec 15, 2011
    I think it is a pretty easy one. If you intend this to be your only camera, and you have a budget to buy more lenses for the NEX, then by all means go with that. But, if this camera is "supplemental" to a quality ILC kit, and you value size and versatility, then the RX100 is a fairly easy choice.

    I don't think someone with the username "lenshoarder" is considering something to be his only camera. :)
     
  15. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    it's also interesting that the thread is well over a year old. For me, if I had no other camera and had the budget (and interest) to build a system (I would not be interested in the slightest of ONLY using a NEX camera and whatever slow kit zoom is being packaged with it), it would be the NEX. If I just wanted a compact camera to carry around with great IQ, it would be the RX100.
     
  16. porchard

    porchard SC Veteran

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    :biglaugh::biglaugh::biglaugh: