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Re: Sony RX10IV user impressions?
« Reply #40 on: March 12, 2018, 03:59:32 PM »

This is from my GX8 this past summer with the 14–140mm Panasonic zoom. A basic all-in-one point & shoot rig I use when traveling. RAW file recently processed in Affinity Photo on my iPad. ISO 6400, no NR applied beyond whatever Affinity does by default. I printed an earlier, grainier conversion at 12x16"…looked pretty darn good.

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Re: Sony RX10IV user impressions?
« Reply #41 on: March 12, 2018, 05:13:17 PM »

This is from my GX8 this past summer with the 14–140mm Panasonic zoom. A basic all-in-one point & shoot rig I use when traveling. RAW file recently processed in Affinity Photo on my iPad. ISO 6400, no NR applied beyond whatever Affinity does by default. I printed an earlier, grainier conversion at 12x16"…looked pretty darn good.

-Dave-
Looks good.
Dave, I have a question: have you pushed the limits on print sizes? I've
Read here or there some users doing 1.50 prints with
Great results and, according to them, on par with their
FF gear at low isos. I have some reservations on those
Reports but m4/3 has incredibly evolved and now damn good
System.
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Re: Sony RX10IV user impressions?
« Reply #42 on: March 12, 2018, 05:35:17 PM »

Fred, the largest 4:3 print I can make is a 15x20"er. I've never printed a photo from an m43 camera beyond that, though my friend Bruce has done some 18x24"s and I think some larger still. They all hold up fine to my eyes. I'd expect much the same from Sony's RX10-series cameras.

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Re: Sony RX10IV user impressions?
« Reply #43 on: March 12, 2018, 05:38:26 PM »

Fred, the largest 4:3 print I can make is a 15x20"er. I've never printed a photo from an m43 camera beyond that, though my friend Bruce has done some 18x24"s and I think some larger still. They all hold up fine to my eyes. I'd expect much the same from Sony's RX10-series cameras.

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Thanks Dave.
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Re: Sony RX10IV user impressions?
« Reply #44 on: April 29, 2018, 03:27:58 AM »


The IV is supposed to fix the slowness/hunting at long focal lengths, which I see from time to time on the III.

I find that it does an excellent job in doing so.

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« Reply #45 on: May 04, 2018, 08:34:25 PM »

Coming into this a bit late, found it after doing a search for this camera. I'm pretty much ready to pull the trigger on one. Tired of hauling my 5DMII and one of my favorite lens, 100-400mm around. Tired of dust on the sensor. Can't imagine making a print larger than 13x19 no my Epson's. Sure a new a7 III sounds nice but seems maybe overkill for my needs and a LOT more expensive. Anyone move 'down' (so to speak) from a 5DMII or similar DSLR who would advise me one way or the other? Plan to shoot raw, use latest version of Lightroom/ACR.
Oh, want to get GPS data for the shots which I believe is possible (from camera to iPhone)?
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Re: Sony RX10IV user impressions?
« Reply #46 on: May 07, 2018, 11:49:08 AM »

I opted not to get the Sony for my trip to Belize - opted to stick with a familiar (Canon DSLR) camera - but could easily see buying the Sony RX10IV if I could actually handle one in the store or in the field (if someone in my club gets one and lets me handle it). Ergonomics means a lot to me.
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« Reply #47 on: May 07, 2018, 12:34:33 PM »

I opted not to get the Sony for my trip to Belize - opted to stick with a familiar (Canon DSLR) camera - but could easily see buying the Sony RX10IV if I could actually handle one in the store or in the field (if someone in my club gets one and lets me handle it). Ergonomics means a lot to me.
Thanks! I will probably order one this week.
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Re: Sony RX10IV user impressions?
« Reply #48 on: May 07, 2018, 02:11:20 PM »

When I was first considering the Sony RX10 (original), my local camera store (yes, we still have one) let me take it out for an hour or two with my own memory card in it. I was so impressed that I bought it (for a trip) and soon sold all my Canon bodies and lenses. I've since upgraded to the RX10III, which is now my dream camera. The IV is tempting, but I'll probably wait for the V before upgrading again.
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Re: Sony RX10IV user impressions?
« Reply #49 on: May 07, 2018, 03:43:26 PM »

Coming into this a bit late, found it after doing a search for this camera. I'm pretty much ready to pull the trigger on one. Tired of hauling my 5DMII and one of my favorite lens, 100-400mm around. Tired of dust on the sensor. Can't imagine making a print larger than 13x19 no my Epson's. Sure a new a7 III sounds nice but seems maybe overkill for my needs and a LOT more expensive. Anyone move 'down' (so to speak) from a 5DMII or similar DSLR who would advise me one way or the other? Plan to shoot raw, use latest version of Lightroom/ACR.
Oh, want to get GPS data for the shots which I believe is possible (from camera to iPhone)?

The Canon 5DMII and the Sony RX10M4 have roughly the same dynamic range at base ISO. This is simply amazing to think that one of the best full-frame sensors available in 2009 can now be matched by a tiny 1" sensor.

So basically you have a choice to get the same IQ as a Canon 5DMII with an impressive lens & AF included in the price (RX10M4), or get an A7III with better low light performance, but in a more expensive and bulkier package. If you never print larger than 13x19 or don't need specialty lenses (UWA, true macro lens), I suppose the RX10M4 would suffice.

The RX10M4 (or the A7III for that matter) can be paired with a smartphone to get GPS information. To do so, you would have to install the Sony Play Memories Mobile app and pair the two via bluetooth. The procedure is detailed in the RX10M4 help guide which is available online.

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« Reply #50 on: May 07, 2018, 03:46:15 PM »

The Canon 5DMII and the Sony RX10M4 have roughly the same dynamic range at base ISO. This is simply amazing to think that one of the best full-frame sensors available in 2009 can now be matched by a tiny 1" sensor.

So basically you have a choice to get the same IQ as a Canon 5DMII with an impressive lens & AF included in the price (RX10M4), or get an A7III with better low light performance, but in a more expensive and bulkier package. If you never print larger than 13x19 or don't need specialty lenses (UWA, true macro lens), I suppose the RX10M4 would suffice.

The RX10M4 (or the A7III for that matter) can be paired with a smartphone to get GPS information. To do so, you would have to install the Sony Play Memories Mobile app and pair the two via bluetooth. The procedure is detailed in the RX10M4 help guide which is available online.

Cheers,

Fabien
Thanks! FWIW, just ordered the Sony. If it's roughly as 'good' as my 5DMII, I'm going to be happy with the much smaller, lighter product with it's more modern advances. I'll hold onto all the older Canon stuff for awhile but suspect with the lens collection I have, I can sell them used at a deal and make up for the cost of the Sony in short order.
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Re: Sony RX10IV user impressions?
« Reply #51 on: May 14, 2018, 05:24:15 PM »

I became interested in this camera and then started to read about Sony tech support and service. Hmm..Has anyone had experience in speaking with phone reps or sent their camera in for repair? How did it work out? Any reflections you’d be willing to share? Thank you.
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« Reply #52 on: May 14, 2018, 09:43:35 PM »

DP Review published a video review of the RX10 IV.

https://www.dpreview.com/videos/6290579546/dpreview-tv-sony-rx10-iv-review?utm_source=self-desktop&utm_medium=marquee&utm_campaign=traffic_source

I'm not quite convinced, no matter how tempting that lens.
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« Reply #53 on: May 14, 2018, 09:45:59 PM »

I'm not quite convinced, no matter how tempting that lens.
I'm loving it so far!
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« Reply #54 on: May 14, 2018, 11:26:50 PM »

Thanks, Andrew.  Thing is, a full frame Sony A7 III is in the same price ballpark.  I'd have to bail totally on Nikon after more than a decade with them, but a full frame Sony is sure tempting, too.
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« Reply #55 on: May 15, 2018, 08:50:30 AM »

I have been using the RX10-iii almost exclusively for about 9 months, including a trip to Cuba, and love it. The lens is astounding quality given the focal length range. I routinely make 20x28" prints from the images and they look great.

Another idea for a bridge camera is the Lumix FZ-100. It's lighter, slightly smaller, and about half the price. The lens is 24-400. My wife has one and has captured a lot of terrific bird shots.
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« Reply #56 on: May 15, 2018, 10:12:36 AM »

Thanks, Andrew.  Thing is, a full frame Sony A7 III is in the same price ballpark.
Without lens. I had want bumps for that big time but it would be more expensive, heaver with the lens I wanted (previously the Canon 100-400), sensor dust issues, an so far, the RX10 may fill the bill for some time. I'm amazed and how well it focuses compared to the Canon and love GPS from the iPhone.
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« Reply #57 on: May 19, 2018, 10:11:44 AM »

I'm impressed with the reviews of the Sony RX10 4. It does seem the ideal camera for general purposes, and I'm considering a purchase.

What holds me back is the lack of comparisons between, say, a Nikon D7200 with 80-400/ F5.6 lens at 400 mm (equivalent to 600 mm full frame), and the Sony RX10 at 600 mm equivalence.

If the difference is very small, or insignificant, then I'd buy the Sony RX10. But I simply don't know, despite all my internet searches. Why is nobody publishing such comparisons?
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« Reply #58 on: May 19, 2018, 10:54:10 AM »

I'm impressed with the reviews of the Sony RX10 4. It does seem the ideal camera for general purposes, and I'm considering a purchase.

What holds me back is the lack of comparisons between, say, a Nikon D7200 with 80-400/ F5.6 lens at 400 mm (equivalent to 600 mm full frame), and the Sony RX10 at 600 mm equivalence.

If the difference is very small, or insignificant, then I'd buy the Sony RX10. But I simply don't know, despite all my internet searches. Why is nobody publishing such comparisons?
 

Ray,
For my needs The Sony is a no brainer.  It compares very near my Canon 5D2 sensor wise. So much lighter and that goes a long way for me these days.

Peter

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« Reply #59 on: May 19, 2018, 11:01:19 AM »

The differences in the Sony's ability to focus (how well, quickly etc) and that of my 5DMII is night and day. Tack sharp focus of shots taken quickly are superior to soft shots no matter the sensor. So in a week of shooting with the Sony, just the focusing capabilities have blown me away FROM my Canon. Now that's an old Canon, maybe newer products compare with the Sony.
What I HATE: it eats through batteries. That small battery is a joke; you need to carry around 3-6 of them for even half a day shooting.
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