Sony RX10 mark 5

Oneputt replied on 06/10/2019 10:07

Posted on 06/10/2019 10:07

Just wondered if anyone had heard when Sony will be releasing the RX10 mark 5 and what the specification will be.  Have done the usual google search and a fair bit of speculation 

Oneputt replied on 06/10/2019 10:31

Posted on 06/10/2019 10:31

I’m going to get rid of all my DSLR stuff (only used it once in 4 weeks over there) as very heavy and quality is only marginally better than modern Bridge Cameras.  Don’t want to buy a Mark 4 if Mark 5 is about to appear

Rocky 2 buckets replied on 06/10/2019 11:02

Posted on 06/10/2019 10:31 by Oneputt

I’m going to get rid of all my DSLR stuff (only used it once in 4 weeks over there) as very heavy and quality is only marginally better than modern Bridge Cameras.  Don’t want to buy a Mark 4 if Mark 5 is about to appear

Posted on 06/10/2019 11:02

+1, I tried the DSLR route, overpriced & over hyped. I got the Pano 2K, it does everything I need-superbly👍🏻, plus I got a good trade in for the Pano 1K because it’s still sought after. OP, the folk I talked to at a camera store told me other than professionals(plus wannabes & posers) folk are switching to the high end Bridges in droves. You are another progressive thinker👏🏻👏🏻

Oneputt replied on 06/10/2019 11:22

Posted on 06/10/2019 11:22

Imagine how heavy my Rucker is with Canon camera body plus 4 x lenses, extender, tripod etc., means I can’t take my scope as well.  

I’ve had 2 bridge cameras, which, apart from spare battery, don’t require any other gubbins so walking all day is no problem.  My current DSLR has a picture count of less than 5000 whereas my bridge camera has in excess of 80000. 

DavidKlyne replied on 06/10/2019 11:50

Posted on 06/10/2019 10:31 by Oneputt

I’m going to get rid of all my DSLR stuff (only used it once in 4 weeks over there) as very heavy and quality is only marginally better than modern Bridge Cameras.  Don’t want to buy a Mark 4 if Mark 5 is about to appear

Posted on 06/10/2019 11:50

It had crossed my mind to do the same. I rarely use my DSLR kit these days as its too heavy to cart around. Five years ago I purchased a Canon G16 which I can put in my pocket. In terms of picture quality for the majority of photographs I take there is really not that much difference in quality if any at all. Pushed to the very limits of its zoom range then I would accept that my Canon 15-85 zoom lens on the DSLR will give me a better quality of picture but as most of the pictures I take are taken at standard focal length there is little if any difference. What I am not very good at is getting rid of old equipment, I am sure Margaret thinks I am a bit of a hoarder!!! Is there a good option for disposing of decent photographic equipment?

David

Dorset Diver replied on 06/10/2019 12:02

Posted on 06/10/2019 11:50 by DavidKlyne

It had crossed my mind to do the same. I rarely use my DSLR kit these days as its too heavy to cart around. Five years ago I purchased a Canon G16 which I can put in my pocket. In terms of picture quality for the majority of photographs I take there is really not that much difference in quality if any at all. Pushed to the very limits of its zoom range then I would accept that my Canon 15-85 zoom lens on the DSLR will give me a better quality of picture but as most of the pictures I take are taken at standard focal length there is little if any difference. What I am not very good at is getting rid of old equipment, I am sure Margaret thinks I am a bit of a hoarder!!! Is there a good option for disposing of decent photographic equipment?

David

Posted on 06/10/2019 12:02

Is there a good option for disposing of decent photographic equipment?

I'll send you my address.  Always happy to accept good donations laughing.

Tinwheeler replied on 06/10/2019 12:13

Posted on 06/10/2019 12:13

“Is there a good option for disposing of decent photographic equipment?”

If there is, I’ve yet to find it, David. The trouble is that camera gear, like techie stuff, moves on so quickly that our old stuff rapidly becomes out of date. 

I checked out selling my 10yr old Canon bridge and most places weren’t interested. Even on eBay I’d make so little it wouldn’t be wither the hassle. I’ll give it to the charity shop instead. 

Oneputt replied on 06/10/2019 12:17

Posted on 06/10/2019 11:50 by DavidKlyne

It had crossed my mind to do the same. I rarely use my DSLR kit these days as its too heavy to cart around. Five years ago I purchased a Canon G16 which I can put in my pocket. In terms of picture quality for the majority of photographs I take there is really not that much difference in quality if any at all. Pushed to the very limits of its zoom range then I would accept that my Canon 15-85 zoom lens on the DSLR will give me a better quality of picture but as most of the pictures I take are taken at standard focal length there is little if any difference. What I am not very good at is getting rid of old equipment, I am sure Margaret thinks I am a bit of a hoarder!!! Is there a good option for disposing of decent photographic equipment?

David

Posted on 06/10/2019 12:17

You and me both David, more cameras and golf clubs clutter up our house.  If I buy a Sony RX 10 I might use Wex Photography and part exchange some of the Canon DSLR gear

Until I find out about the RX 10 mark 5 everything is on hold.  If you buy the mark 4 the full price is about £1800.00 so some wriggle room for p/e

 

Cornersteady replied on 06/10/2019 13:24

Posted on 06/10/2019 13:24

I wouldn't part exchange personally, I wish I had kept all my old cameras down the year. I wish I had kept my Canon AE1 and my first real SLR a Zenith E for example just as display pieces.

I visited a friend of a friend once and he had all the cameras from when I first got into photograph in the late 70s and early 80s. He had a AE1, A1, Pentex ME and MX, Olympus OM1, and a selection of lenses to match (the old FD mount from Canon) and a classic 70-200 mm Vivitar.

Happy days.

Can I ask the one thing that puts me off bridge cameras is not quality but not having an optical viewfinder, are the new electronic viewfinders good?