Sorry, I missed a word out. I shall go back and correct. It's in-camera raw CONVERSION I am missing. If I could still take raw+top quality jpgs that would help, but it's not allowed; you inexplicably are forced to step down one jpg quality level when shooting raw+jpg.
I just pulled the plug saving money and invested the travel camera Sony RX-100 IV. I can’t complain my decision. Even ’not extra fine’-jpegs in Raw+jpeg mode are perfectly fine for my skills. When getting more confident and learning to use the marvel I probably stick again plain jpegs.
Straight SOOC JPEG with PlayMemories to iPhone and forum.
Handrail intentionally censoring people by the pool to keep this suitable for whole family
I recognise what you Bill are saying. I’ve wrestled with the same things only different result. I decided to overlook:
- cumbersome menus for setting the jpegs
- lack of thin FOD (compared to Fuji system I have) when closing the aperture and when zooming in
- a bit annoying opening of EVF
Pros for this thingy why I’m keeping it:
- size (and fairly well build)
- video and the high burst effects (fun to play with it when having vacation with kids)
- very acceptable image quality in good light and
- just acceptable when ISO6400
- high contrast B&W which I like
It’s always hourses for courses, this thing will help me to shoot more
This looks like a really nice camera! I'm so glad to see Sony put a really usable zoom on the RX100 series. But I'm now struggling between RX100 III and V, we travel and I wanted to have a camera that I can do stills and video for some travel vlogs. The Sony RX100 seems to fit that nearly perfectly. The only thing I'm caught between the III and V. At B&H I can get the V for about $950 with some goodies, and the III is about $698 now. I saw an article about the contrast between them, I'm not sure which one?
Now there is the temptation of the mk VI with the 24-200 2.8 zoom. I resist because I just don’t like using the RX100 series. It’s handy for a trip to Disney but I just wouldn’t grab it for a day of photographic wandering. One of the mu43 bodies with the Panny 12-32 and 35-100 4-5.6 is just more useful all around.