BEST TRAVEL CAMERA?
Yes, I believe it is.
For those of you that travel and who doesn't, or if you are looking for a fine camera that can do it all
very well, take a look at the Sony RX10 Mark 4. Fixed lens from 24mm - 600mm! Weather and dust tight. Shoots 4K video. Lots of information on the net and Youtube.
In my phography career I have shot Leica, Linholf, Sinar, had many Hasselblads, Nikons; shot Rolli's.
Minolta, and even a Minox. For those that know, way back then - mid sixties - experimented with the Minox half frame shooting Panotomic X and developing in Micodol. Was able to print life size images of man size images. But I digress. For those readers of this blog, for about a year now most of the images are from the Sony RX10 Mark III. Upgraded to the Mark IV at it's release date last month. The Mark IV has many upgrades my reason was for the improved forcus and focus speed.
The old story goes "bigger is better". Might be true in racing engines and sex; but in photography it all comes down to what your end result is. While a professional photographer in Los Angeles so many years ago, most of the studio work was shot on either the 4x5 or 2 1/4 . Flash forward to today and well into the digital age of photography and the arrgumet is the "full frame sensor" Being from the old days I struggled with this. Full frame senors are found in big heavy multi lens cameras. Before commiting to the RX 10 Mark 3 I had a Nikon D810 with lenses from 14mm up to the 200 - 400 zoom. However the D810 would only shoot 1080p and I wanted full 4K. Bought the RX10 Mark 3 for video and found the still images were really impressive. Last month Nikon released the D850 and it has a full sensor and shoots 4K. I struggled with buying the Nikon and all the glass - ruffly a $20,000.00
investment, plus having to lug all that stuff around, or upgrade the RX10 . I opted to go with the Sony and saved $18,000.00! Additionally everything fits into one small camera bag!
This bag I find perfect. Its a messenger bag made by ONA. Available at B&HPhotography.com and as you can see holds the camera, strobe, filters and extra SD cards and batteries. Additionally holds my Ipad Pro, 10.5 inch.
If I wish to carry the external mic, headphones, filter kit everything fits is a medium size roll bag.
The 1 inch sensor delivers outstanding results for prints up to 20x24 and you can even pull very acceptable 24x36 inch prints too. Here is an example below. ISO was 100 and shot at about 100mm with a strobe and no post processing. The second video has more examples of the resolving power.
600mm Some post processing.
Todays video cameras are so much better then the 16mm Bolex, Arri's and Eclairs of yesteryear. Here is a hand held video test shot in the "Auto" setting and with the internal mic.
See You Down The Road
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