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Old Mar 20, 2016, 9:42 PM   #1
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My Sony rx100 was stolen while traveling last week. I bought it when it came out and haven't really kept up with changes since then. I liked having a compact camera that was good for traveling and taking pictures of kids that don't stay still. I live in a small town with no real camera shops. So do I get another Sony or should I try something else. I would like to stick with a compact camera. The kids are still small so no need to zoom in at sporting events yet.
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You could always order from a place like B&H Photo, they have a good selection of large sensor compact cameras.
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/search...432+4294956509
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Was there anything about your RX100 that didn't suit you? It's still available, as is it's replacement, the RX100 II. The subsequent RX100 III and RX100 IV have the same image sensor but a wider, larger aperture lens.
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You could always order from a place like B&H Photo, they have a good selection of large sensor compact cameras.
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/search...432+4294956509
Thank you for the link, I will check it out.
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Was there anything about your RX100 that didn't suit you? It's still available, as is it's replacement, the RX100 II. The subsequent RX100 III and RX100 IV have the same image sensor but a wider, larger aperture lens.
Are the updates on the III or IV worth the price? Are there other compacts that do well in low ligh with fast shutter speeds that I should check out? My biggest issue is reducing blurry images of fast moving kids. I am also not super happy spending that kind of money again on a camera but that is my own fault.
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The new Panasonic ZS100/TZ100. Same size sensor as the RX100's, but with a 10x zoom (25-250mm eq) and a very fast AF.
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Are the updates on the III or IV worth the price?
Larger aperture lenses always cost more. Is it worth the price? If you need the larger apertures, there's no substitute.

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My biggest issue is reducing blurry images of fast moving kids. I am also not super happy spending that kind of money again on a camera but that is my own fault.
For that, I'd suggest a dSLR with appropriate lenses, but now we're talking REAL money.
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