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Old 04-06-2019, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Austin
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I have an Olympus micro 4/3 camera body and four lenses for it. The 14-150mm zoom is really flexible for travel photography. (Equivalent to a 28-300mm on a 35mm camera). Iím kind of embarrassed to admit that Iíve stopped traveling with it. I use my iPhone X for everything.
That is embarrassing.
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Old 04-06-2019, 04:20 PM
 
Location: Zone 6B ~ Northern VA
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I could never settle on any smartphone for capturing moments while on travel, not lugging around a micro 4/3 camera body with one or four lenses.

Compact pocket 1Ē sensor camera for travel or general use is ideal.


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I have an Olympus micro 4/3 camera body and four lenses for it. The 14-150mm zoom is really flexible for travel photography. (Equivalent to a 28-300mm on a 35mm camera). Iím kind of embarrassed to admit that Iíve stopped traveling with it. I use my iPhone X for everything.
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Old 04-06-2019, 04:41 PM
 
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Original poster here. Thanks for following up Reston!


I'm still debating and digesting all of the extremely helpful information that was given to me. Leaning toward going with one of the newest Sony DSC-RX 100 (either V or VI) point and shoot cameras, and really learning to use its features outside of automatic mode. My Sony DSC-RX 100 is the first model and is over 6 years old. I think the specs have improved on the newer models such that it's worth the upgrade.


Lots of great suggestions for mirrorless and DSLR cameras, but since I always travel with our 5 year old daughter I'm really not in a positing to be lugging a large camera with me. It's very tempting when I look at picture quality, but I'm the kind of person who likes my hands to be free and to not even have my pockets overstuffed. I'm not going to be happy with a camera perpetually around my neck, so the high end point and shoot is likely my best bet. Thanks!
Night and Day. I have the RX100 IV and it is much better than the original. The V adds faster performance. The VI is really another camera, however. It adds additional zoom at the cost of a slower lens. So you have to decide what matters to you.

I also carry the RX1R II. It's a little bigger than the RX100, but you get a fast lens attached to a full frame 42mp sensor.

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Old 04-06-2019, 04:42 PM
 
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The last time I bought a point and shoot camera was 2012 I think a Canon Powershot. I used to be one of those that always thought you needed a decent digital camera to take nice pictures, so I periodically bought a new one every few years.

That slowly changed and past few years I only took my Android phone and it takes very good pictures. Beats having to carry both a camera and a cell phone in your pockets.

I do understand there are some that still prefer regular cameras, especially if you are into pro shots.
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Old 04-06-2019, 04:54 PM
 
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The last time I bought a point and shoot camera was 2012 I think a Canon Powershot. I used to be one of those that always thought you needed a decent digital camera to take nice pictures, so I periodically bought a new one every few years.

That slowly changed and past few years I only took my Android phone and it takes very good pictures. Beats having to carry both a camera and a cell phone in your pockets.

I do understand there are some that still prefer regular cameras, especially if you are into pro shots.
I carry around a Google Pixel 2 and it does take amazing shots compared to other phones. But it's just so far behind the compact camera discussed by the OP. Even for just general vacationing shots. Maybe one day phones will be there, but it's not there yet.
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Old 04-08-2019, 07:20 AM
 
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Night and Day. I have the RX100 IV and it is much better than the original. The V adds faster performance. The VI is really another camera, however. It adds additional zoom at the cost of a slower lens. So you have to decide what matters to you.

I also carry the RX1R II. It's a little bigger than the RX100, but you get a fast lens attached to a full frame 42mp sensor.

Texas which version would you recommend for the best performance in low light conditions? I rarely use more than a 2 to 3 times optical zoom, so I'm not sure I need to add additional zoom at the cost of a slower lens. Maybe the V is the best bet for my needs?
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Old 04-08-2019, 09:05 AM
 
Location: Zone 6B ~ Northern VA
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Agree. Smartphones are convenient, but not quite on par with a 1" sensor.

Also, when on travel, sure don't like giving my phone to someone else to take a pic.

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I carry around a Google Pixel 2 and it does take amazing shots compared to other phones. But it's just so far behind the compact camera discussed by the OP. Even for just general vacationing shots. Maybe one day phones will be there, but it's not there yet.
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Old 04-08-2019, 09:07 AM
 
Location: Zone 6B ~ Northern VA
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If wanting best low light conditions, definitely go with the Sony RX100 VA.


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Texas which version would you recommend for the best performance in low light conditions? I rarely use more than a 2 to 3 times optical zoom, so I'm not sure I need to add additional zoom at the cost of a slower lens. Maybe the V is the best bet for my needs?
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Old 04-08-2019, 10:03 AM
 
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If wanting best low light conditions, definitely go with the Sony RX100 VA.

Thanks so much Reston. Sounds like a plan.
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Old 04-08-2019, 04:52 PM
 
Location: Zone 6B ~ Northern VA
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No problem, but if you’ve got a really good smartphone something like the RX100 VI might compliment it better.

https://sonyalphalab.com/blog/2018/0...-best-for-you/

https://sonyalphalab.com/blog/2018/0...and-same-size/

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Thanks so much Reston. Sounds like a plan.
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