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Sony RX100 v Panasonic GX1 with 12-42 PZ

Discussion in 'Sony RX100 Forum' started by adam, Oct 30, 2013.

  1. adam

    adam SC Regular

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    Jan 24, 2013
    Birmingham UK
    Adam
    Hi

    Does anybody own or shoot with both the Sony RX100 and the Panasonic GX1 with 12-42 PZ.

    Is image quality i.e sharpness, DR, color the same or better on either ?

    Thanks for your kind advice.

    Regards.

    Adam.
     
  2. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
  3. jnewell

    jnewell SC Regular

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    Jun 25, 2011
    I've owned/own both and without having tried to make a real study of the comparison I'd say the RX100 is a lot closer to the GX1 than you'd think, and it fits in a shirt pocket. On the other hand, the RX100, which I should mention fits in a shirt pocket, is somewhat lens-limited. The GX1, which for clarity I should point out will never fit in a shirt pocket, will mount any of the m4/3 glass, and some of those lenses are really superb - but remember, you'll never get the GX1 and one of those superb lenses in your shirt pocket. The IQ of the RX100 is really surprising - I think the first question I'd ask myself is: do I need a really compact camera that will fit into a shirt pocket, or do I want more of a system camera with interchangeable lens capability?

    My own answer is that they really don't overlap and I have both, but if I could only have the RX100 I would actually be quite happy most of the time...and it would be in my, you guessed it, shirt pocket. :wink:
     
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  4. DHart

    DHart SC Regular

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    Feb 28, 2011
    Arizona
    j... I take it you like to put cameras in your shirt pockets? :wink:

    The RX100 sounds like a pretty cool little camera. I'm trying to avoid adding yet another small cam to the mix. For "shirt pocket" photography I'm presently using the GR. :smile:
     
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  5. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    How big are your shirt pockets??
     
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  6. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    Do they still make shirts with pockets?
     
  7. jnewell

    jnewell SC Regular

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    Jun 25, 2011
    I like the flexibility of the zoom, but if I were less committed to that, the GR or the Coolpix A would be in my pocket. :thumbup: :smile:
     
  8. DHart

    DHart SC Regular

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    Feb 28, 2011
    Arizona
    I like that flexibility too... LX5 is my zooming pocket cam, presently. May need to upgrade that to an RX100 someday!
     
  9. jnewell

    jnewell SC Regular

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    Jun 25, 2011
    Or, if the smaller size of the RX100 isn't compelling, and it is noticeably smaller than the LX series, I owned an LX7 for a while and have to say that it really was noticeably better in every way than my LX5.
     
  10. david1030

    david1030 New to SC

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    Oct 30, 2013
    Lots of digital camera can be fits on our pocket that's convient, but the photo not good compared to SLR. You know, 1 cent is a cent.
     
  11. DHart

    DHart SC Regular

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    Feb 28, 2011
    Arizona
    j... I didn't realize that the RX100 is smaller than the LX7... that's nice!

    I haven't looked into how IQ compares between the two. ?

    I know I prefer 24mm equiv. on the wide end over 28mm, but that isn't necessarily THE most important criterion... but is relatively significant!
     
  12. jnewell

    jnewell SC Regular

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    Jun 25, 2011
    In some cases. Fortunately, your post doesn't apply to the RX100.
     
  13. jnewell

    jnewell SC Regular

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    Jun 25, 2011
    Don, as you know so well, there are trade-offs and compromises. I love 24mm FOVE...but it does me little good if the camera isn't with me! I'd love an a la carte design where I could pick the best features from many cameras...but it wouldn't be possible. :biggrin:

    - John