Fodor's Travel Talk Forums

Fodor's Travel Talk Forums (https://www.fodors.com/community/)
-   Travel Tips & Trip Ideas (https://www.fodors.com/community/travel-tips-and-trip-ideas/)
-   -   replace my Nikon d90 by rx100 ? (https://www.fodors.com/community/travel-tips-and-trip-ideas/replace-my-nikon-d90-by-rx100-1279920/)

tostaky Apr 19th, 2017 05:09 AM

replace my Nikon d90 by rx100 ?
 
Hi !

We have a somewhat old DSLR (Nikon d90) that i've never really have learn to use. I use it 50% of the time in Auto mode. It seems a bit cumbersome to carry that camera since i,m not using it at is fukll potential.

I can get a good deal on a use Sony rx100 II. Would it be a good travel camera ? reviews seems good but I want to know opinions or people who really have use it.

Thanks !

thursdaysd Apr 19th, 2017 11:04 AM

I currently have a Sony, don't think it's that one, but I won't buy another Sony. Not sturdy enough for a long trip, can't use the LCD screen in anything approaching sunlight, and bad color reproduction on reds and pinks.

I have had good luck with Panasonic Lumix and Nikon. I usually buy the next to latest technology with the best zoom. If you haven't found dpreview.com that's a good place to start.

michelhuebeli Apr 19th, 2017 09:20 PM

I similarly stopped taking my big Canon with exchangeable lenses because I just didn't take enough shots and the bulk and heft and value was a worry.

I now have the waterproof and drop-proof Olympus TG4 (T stands for TOUGH!) and couldn't be happier - small, light, easy to use, but still with refinements if you want to study the manual and get creative. Hardly ever needs the flash (which doesn't reach very far anyway), it shoots well in low light.

It even shoots RAW files if you want to have full control back home over just about everything you didn't get right at the time like white balance and exposure etc. etc. (except blurring of course).

Take a look at http://www.getolympus.com/us/en/tg-4.html

I then went the extra mile and bought the two screw-on lens attachments - the wide-angle and the telescopic one. They still don't take up much room in my beltpack or jacket pockets.

The wide-angle lets me take in entire ballrooms in palaces or similarly wide interiors, and lots more. If I keep the "horizon" level, there is not much distortion.

The tele can just make the difference between bringing something in or having it be a small dot in a big frame.

But even without those, I think you could be very happy with the TG-4

mlgb Apr 25th, 2017 08:01 AM

Generally for point and shoot which sounds like what you want I'd go with a Nikon Coolpix or a Panasonic Lumix. I like Olympus but one of their issues is that they are sort of off brand and not all photo editing programs can process their proprietary RAW (ORF) files. If you have a Costco they have a good return policy, buy one try it out and return it if it doesn't have the features you need. My friend did that when she decided that the first model she bought didn't have as much zoom as she liked.

RM67 May 24th, 2017 05:17 AM

I think you should be looking for a mirrorless compact - not a point and shoot.

These will get you closer in terms of image quality to your DSLR, but not have the bulk of one, especially if you use one of the pancake lenses or the new foldable zooms. Olympus and Fuji would be my starting point. You can use these entirely on auto, or switch to partial or full manual control.


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 05:08 AM.