Sony RX10 iV for safari?

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  1. ChrisEdwardsUSA

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    I am attracted by the versatility & relative portability of the Sony RX10 for a trip to Kenya. My alternative is to pair a long-lens with my D7200 (say the Tamron 150-600G2?).

    Any advice on which approach may be best?

    I don't want to go the Sony route, only to be disappointed at the quality of the output(?), but then I don't want to lug around >10lbs of gear for the Nikon strategy when the output could be the same(?).


     
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    Safari? D7200 and the Tamron for sure.
     
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    Most safaris are in trucks so you won't do much walking or carrying. While the Sony would be a nice walk around camera, it is not really needed for this type trip. I would just stick with the D7200 and the Tamron 150-600. It would be the perfect setup in my opinion. Also, I would suggest a bean bag rather than a tripod. Tripods are pretty much useless in this situation. Bean bags come in handy bracing the camera on the edge of the truck.
     
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    I agree with the others, on most African safari you won't actually have to carry 10 lbs of gear, you will be traveling in a vehicle and not walking
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