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Re: Down to the RX100 or G15...
« Reply #15 on: November 01, 2012, 01:34:03 PM »
Adorama shipped my G1X today, it was delayed by a couple of days due to the storm.  I bought it on the one day combo special which came with a 9500 MK II printer and Adobe software.  After the rebate, the entire price for the lot was $399.
After I sell the printer and software, it will net about $150 or less.
Then, when I sell my G11, I will have upgraded and netted about $150 - 200 to the good.
Being paid $150 to upgrade my 3 yo G11 to a new G1X was too good a deal to pass on.
 

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Re: Down to the RX100 or G15...
« Reply #15 on: November 01, 2012, 01:34:03 PM »

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Re: Down to the RX100 or G15...
« Reply #16 on: November 01, 2012, 01:55:39 PM »
I purchased an S100, tried it out then returned it and purchased the RX100. Below are a couple sample photos shot with the RX100. Note that the first image exhibits bokeh even at F/4.9. I haven't tried the G15, so can't comment on a comparison. I did specifically want a very small camera with a fixed lens. The lack of a grip doesn't bother me as I keep my RX100 in a half-case with shoulder strap. Best of luck with whatever you choose!

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Re: Down to the RX100 or G15...
« Reply #17 on: November 02, 2012, 02:46:00 AM »
I purchased an S100, tried it out then returned it and purchased the RX100. Below are a couple sample photos shot with the RX100. Note that the first image exhibits bokeh even at F/4.9. I haven't tried the G15, so can't comment on a comparison. I did specifically want a very small camera with a fixed lens. The lack of a grip doesn't bother me as I keep my RX100 in a half-case with shoulder strap. Best of luck with whatever you choose!

Just a little comment from me, bokeh will always be exhibited depending on DOF which means it entirely depends on how far your background is from your foreground.  Even my G11 with 1/1.7 sensor exhibits bokeh even at F5.  That said, those are good samples.  I agree, RX100 is very pocketable.  Even a good wrist strap is enough.  I just don't like how the buttons and interface are implemented or I'm just too familiar with Canon.   ;)

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Re: Down to the RX100 or G15...
« Reply #18 on: January 03, 2013, 06:13:29 PM »
Just curious, is the Fuji X10 already "old news"?  I thought that had a lot going for it.
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Re: Down to the RX100 or G15...
« Reply #19 on: January 10, 2013, 03:09:50 AM »
Just curious, is the Fuji X10 already "old news"?  I thought that had a lot going for it.

not an old news... it's just an expensive news.  especially if you have a small camera already.  :D

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Re: Down to the RX100 or G15...
« Reply #20 on: May 26, 2013, 12:26:25 AM »
I think I'd go for the G15. Nice robust body with a fast lens. It's f2.8 at its max telephoto.
Athough to put a snapper in the works, have you thought of the Olympus XZ-1. I got this camera and loved it since day 1. It's now been superseded but the XZ-2 but I'm not a fan of the flippy screen. If you do get the XZ-1 try and get the new lens cap with it.

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Re: Down to the RX100 or G15...
« Reply #21 on: May 28, 2013, 07:51:03 AM »
Bought the RX100 in Oct. 2012.
What a lovely cam. Yes, small. Of course, I have my 1 and 5.
Stealthy, very good performance at low light.
Having big hands too: my solution is the small strap and the bag.
And: never had facerecognition before. Very helpful.
The rawfiles are also very "tortureresistant".
Had a Samsung EX1 (500 or so in the States) before:
the Sony is MUCH better.
8000 clicks later: I'm still in love ..... :))
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Re: Down to the RX100 or G15...
« Reply #21 on: May 28, 2013, 07:51:03 AM »

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Re: Down to the RX100 or G15...
« Reply #22 on: May 28, 2013, 09:31:27 AM »
I own an RX100.  It's the best P&S I've ever used.  The files are gorgeous, even at higher ISO.  The lens is very nice, especially on the wide end. And the camera is amazingly tiny - an important consideration if you want a truly pocketable camera you'll take everywhere.  Also love the interface.  Downsides include a lens on the slow side, a lens not as good at the long end and a lens that doesn't have a great zoom range.  All-in-all tho, man, a great P&S.

Here's a youtube vid on the G1x and RX100 size difference if interested:

Canon G1X vs. Sony RX100 size comparison

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Re: Down to the RX100 or G15...
« Reply #23 on: May 28, 2013, 10:24:12 AM »
I bought the RX100 back in February and I've been happy with it so far.  I picked it up as an "take every day" option for my 5DIII.  On the plus side is the IQ and small size.  For me, the biggest negative is the same as another poster (verysimplejason) mentioned above--I am more familiar with Canon menus and so for me it is kind of a pain in the butt to find what I am looking for in the Sony menus.  I use the wrist strap and bought a little Lowepro pouch for it. 

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Re: Down to the RX100 or G15...
« Reply #23 on: May 28, 2013, 10:24:12 AM »