Sony RX100 Mk2 vs Nikon D800

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So I know that the D800 is way better. But would the RX100 Mk2 be a good small camera for taking around all the time when I'm used to working professionaly? Is it as good as people say?

Would love a fast response. Going shopping tomorrow.
 

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Not sure how the title of the post is connected to your question.

RX100 MkII is a good camera but has a very slow lens 1.8-4.9
I would recommend the Sony RX100 MkIII which has a 1.8-2.8 fast lens, I think its well worth the price difference.
 

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Get the RX100 III. The faster lens is absolutely worth the price and you get a viewfinder!
 

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I'm with goodguy and nerwin—the RX100 III is a significant upgrade over the II for the lens, so that's a better choice. If it's too expensive, you should also look at the Canon G7 X, which is only slightly more expensive than the RX100 II in the US.
 

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Just for the record, I would disagree.

I would prefer having 100mm at f4.9 for having a bit more range over having a completely pointless and useless 70mm at f2.8 on a sensor thats far too small for any noteworthy limited depth of field / zone of sharpness anyway.

Meaning I would prefer the RX100 Mk 2 over the Mk 3.

Well, if I was into such small sensor cameras, anyway.
 

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Just for the record, I would disagree.

I would prefer having 100mm at f4.9 for having a bit more range over having a completely pointless and useless 70mm at f2.8 on a sensor thats far too small for any noteworthy limited depth of field / zone of sharpness anyway.

Meaning I would prefer the RX100 Mk 2 over the Mk 3.

Well, if I was into such small sensor cameras, anyway.
I forgot to mention the RX100 III's lens goes down to 24mm-equivalent, while the II only goes to 28. That's a significant-enough difference for me…
 

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Just for the record, I would disagree.

I would prefer having 100mm at f4.9 for having a bit more range over having a completely pointless and useless 70mm at f2.8 on a sensor thats far too small for any noteworthy limited depth of field / zone of sharpness anyway.

Meaning I would prefer the RX100 Mk 2 over the Mk 3.

Well, if I was into such small sensor cameras, anyway.
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I picked up the Sony RX100iii last May for those times I want to travel light and am very happy with the camera. My primary use was video, but have found I like it for photos too. It is very slick and I almost dropped it the first day. I think you can buy a grip type stick on thing, but I purchased the case.
 
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So I ended up buying the Panasonic LX100! Such a great camera. Bigger sensor and better manual controls. It's a bit bulkier, but for me it's a lot smaller than my D800, which was the point of getting a compact camera.
 

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So I ended up buying the Panasonic LX100! Such a great camera. Bigger sensor and better manual controls. It's a bit bulkier, but for me it's a lot smaller than my D800, which was the point of getting a compact camera.
Congrats, heard good things of this camera, bigger sensor and fast lens, good combination.
Enjoy
 

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