Trying to convince myself that I don't need a Pentax mx-1
Best £200 camera? Your recommendations please
I bought a sony rx100 a couple of months ago. Very pleased with the results.
Prior to that I was using a canon 5dmk2 but got fed up of lugging gear around so sold up last year.
The Sony obviously can't compete against a full frame sensor and professional level optics for image quality but for riding photos and general photos of holidays/family it's more than competent.
I'm stuck at
XZ-2 (like an MX1 without retro brick styling, plus hotshoe/EVF option)
MX1 ( With retrobrick, without hotshoe/EVF options)
Used RX100 - more pocketable, larger sensor, but often said to be considerably fiddlier to use in the field than larger compacts with better controls.
*Edit - 'considerably fiddlier'?
Malvern Rider - Member
Any progress? I've still not had time to pop into the shops to play with them.
it's looking very much like a used RX100
Truly pocketable yet seems sturdy, no fiddly lens cap either.
Best in class IQ for price
USB charging (I shoot outdoors a lot, I have USB backup power)
You can tilt the flash upwards
I like to print large
Excellent video with manual adjustments on the fly
If find the handling too fiddly will upgrade to a new larger sensor compact, of which there will be quite a few next year I'm sure. i know I'm losing out on the tilt screens and macro of other options though. Also read that the focus/shutter release is somewhat an acquired taste. We'll see.
Idea situ for me would be spend a week with each on my shortlist, then who knows ... but had to make a choice! Still like the MX-1 because it seems such a solid bargain and non-nonsense thing with great lens and proper chunky handling.
Forgot to mention a very important (for me) benefit of the Sony - it passes muster with stock agency quality control, and few compacts do. The thought of not lugging a DSLR about yet still bagging a great saleable shot ( mayne not sublime, but still great) is icing on the cake.
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