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Post Options Post Options   Quote al Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 October 2018 at 01:44
Originally posted by QuietOC QuietOC wrote:

I'd rather hold an A5x00 than an RX100. These are compacts just with the ability to change lenses.
You can get a grip to attach to the RX100.

My RX100 vi is about the same size as an A5100 with no lens.


But it gets quite large with a lens on it. RX100 vi (zoomed out all the way) compared to A5100 with an 18-135 lens (not zoomed out).
 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote QuietOC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 October 2018 at 02:02
The 18-135 is hardly fair though. I did look for a comparison with the 16-50PZ.
A68 30M 35 50 60M 16-50 16-80 18-55 18-70 18-135 55-200 55-300
A6000 LA-EA1 6.5 16 20 30 50 60 16-50 18-55 55-210
600si: 20 24 28 50 100M 135 24-85 24-105 28-105 35-70 35-105 70-210 75-300 100-200
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I'm comparing an RX100 vi that has a 24-200 equivalent lens.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote QuietOC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 October 2018 at 02:29
Originally posted by al al wrote:

I'm comparing an RX100 vi that has a 24-200 equivalent lens.

But it gathers less light than the 18-135 and has a few less pixels. The 16-50PZ and the III-V zooms are more equivalent.
A68 30M 35 50 60M 16-50 16-80 18-55 18-70 18-135 55-200 55-300
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I'd chose an RX100iii over the 16-50 PZ...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote ABDurbs Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 October 2018 at 07:17
Originally posted by al al wrote:

Is she going to want to take selfies? If yes, then you may want to consider the A5000 series bodies. The LCD can flip up 180 degrees for selfies. If not, then like others have suggested, the A6000 series are good choices.

She is not into selfies, but if they do they can use their phones for that
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Aavo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 October 2018 at 07:45
Originally posted by al al wrote:

I'd chose an RX100iii over the 16-50 PZ...

RX100-series are very small cameras and great for the pocket or female small bag.
The lenses are better than e 16-50 PZ IMO (do not know about mark VI).
The sensor is enough big for travel shooting.
For fully and only automatic shooting RX100 with EVF is better compared to e-mount aps-c with no EVF.
So I agree with al - RX100III can be great.

The only thing is - if one has no habit to shoot, then can forget RX100 in the pocket/bag and find at night, that they have not made any photo. If so, newer phone model with good camera can be enough.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Aavo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 October 2018 at 07:54
Added:
For keeping e-mount sensors clean one lens and no switching will be good for beginner, because can be, that she/he can't understand, where and when mount can be opened. Switching lenses can harm lot of otherwise great picks.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote ABDurbs Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 October 2018 at 08:34
Thanks for all the replies they are much appreciated.

The RX100 series is an option, and I see both the advantages and disadvantages, but it is unlikely the camera will be used much once she gets back.

As I mentioned, I want to eventually move to mirrorless, so buying an A6500 with a good lens seems to makes more sense, and I won't be BSing my wife by telling her that, she would be very understanding.

However, the issue of the bigger lens size on the A6500 is a concern from a convenience point of view, so perhaps the less expensive RX100iii as Aavo mentioned, is a good option. By the way Aavo, they will be visiting Tallinn so I told her about the beautiful images you had shared of Tallinn.

If I do decide to go the RX100iii route, then there are also other options from Fuji and Olympus!

Much to consider
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Wife was booked in for a cruise with her mum and sister in-law earlier in the year and with that in mind I was fully set to get something like an 18-135 or 18-200 for her little A37 as I know she's just too "blonde" to handle lens changes...oh sweet whatever I hope she never sees this!
She's a full on auto shooter that haven't done a lens change in her life...or if I'm around to do the changes she'll do manual with focus peaking.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote ABDurbs Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 October 2018 at 09:05
Originally posted by SnowFella SnowFella wrote:

Wife was booked in for a cruise with her mum and sister in-law earlier in the year and with that in mind I was fully set to get something like an 18-135 or 18-200 for her little A37 as I know she's just too "blonde" to handle lens changes...oh sweet whatever I hope she never sees this!
She's a full on auto shooter that haven't done a lens change in her life...or if I'm around to do the changes she'll do manual with focus peaking.

You better start running for the hills   
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Aavo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 October 2018 at 10:39
If you have a6500 in the mind, then just for remark about my opinions:

1) The best aps-c fast prime is Sony 24/1,8ZA. It is expensive lens for seldom use, but if you are prime person and 36mm FF is great FL for you, take it, despite it is more than 5 years old model now. My best ever lens on SLR/DSLR/E-mount cameras with very small MFD and not so bad 1/4 max magnif. IBIS needed.

2) The best zoom after seeking lot is 18-135/3,5-5,6 OSS. I have replaced all before used lenses - a-mount 16-80, e-mount 18-55, 16-50 and 18-105. It is not too large, with good FL interval, with great colors and sharp enough for lot of aplications even from wide open. At F5,6 it can consideded as zoom with constant aperure, if there is enough light to shooting so.

3) The best "front cap" is Sony E 20/2,8. When the combo smallest size is obligatory, this lens is the best, including smartly designed hood. There is only few to miss, if to compared with Sigma 19/2,8, but lot to win. Nice to have IBIS.

4) I still keep Sigma E 60/2,8, despite I use it rarely. It is great small lens sharp from wide open - the best from Sigma series 19/2,8, 30/2,8 and 60/2,8. Surely IBIS needed.
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Originally posted by SnowFella SnowFella wrote:

Wife was booked in for a cruise with her mum and sister in-law earlier in the year and with that in mind I was fully set to get something like an 18-135 or 18-200 for her little A37 as I know she's just too "blonde" to handle lens changes...oh sweet whatever I hope she never sees this!
She's a full on auto shooter that haven't done a lens change in her life...or if I'm around to do the changes she'll do manual with focus peaking.



My mother used a Miranda Sensorex mechanical SLR with match-needle metering for most of her photographic life, but finds them far too heavy to handle now. She has a little Nikon P&S and takes nice picutres with it. But she always knew how (and where) to take good pictures. She absolutely needs opto stabilisaiton now with the tremor in her hands, but she's still taking pictures (and using them to make her own Birthday cards) at 88. So even those who know how to use the dials can benefit from a P&S camera ...
Miranda F & Sensorex, Sony A58, 5d, Dynax 4, 5, 60, 500si/600si/700si/800si, various Sony & Minolta lenses, several Tamrons, lots of MF primes and *far* too many old film cameras . . .
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