Question for Sony RX100 mk2 users

AppleHater

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I have a question on RX100 mk 2 as I'm debating between mk 2 and mk 3.

I know mk2 has a lens that goes 28-100 and f1.8-4.9. Could someone with mk2 tell me what's the longest zoom at 2.8 before going higher please?
 

monokakata

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You can let the editing app deal with it. If I'm going to use FCP X I just point it either at the RX100 connected via USB, or more commonly I point it to where I've downloaded the contents of the RX100's flash card. If I don't know whether I'm going to use FCP X or Avid MC then I just download the card contents and worry about it later. Later I might use another app for transcoding -- whatever. There are many ways to handle this task.

If you're worried about how Macs handle AVCHD, don't be. It's not going to be a problem.
 

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You can let the editing app deal with it. If I'm going to use FCP X I just point it either at the RX100 connected via USB, or more commonly I point it to where I've downloaded the contents of the RX100's flash card. If I don't know whether I'm going to use FCP X or Avid MC then I just download the card contents and worry about it later. Later I might use another app for transcoding -- whatever. There are many ways to handle this task.

If you're worried about how Macs handle AVCHD, don't be. It's not going to be a problem.
So basically I need to convert every movie? With mov or MP4 home videos I just keep them as individual files whereas AVCHD is a directory that I need to save per batch?
 

monokakata

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Probably you should explore the whole AVCHD matter outside of this thread. There's a lot of material out there. It's the nature of AVCHD -- regardless of platform -- to exist in a folder structure. It's not a Mac issue. But the short answer to your question is yes. If you want to have a single standalone file that contains the clip in question, you need to rewrap or transcode. But again, this is the nature of AVCHD.
 

Mildredop

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I have a question on RX100 mk 2 as I'm debating between mk 2 and mk 3.

I know mk2 has a lens that goes 28-100 and f1.8-4.9. Could someone with mk2 tell me what's the longest zoom at 2.8 before going higher please?
The mk4 is out soon. Why not just wait for that one?
 

monokakata

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You haven't talked about what you want to do with it. If you're just going to shoot this and that, maybe make some casual videos -- yeah, it's probably overkill. But I can tell you that I normally shoot with a Nikon D810, and when I leave it home and take the RX100 I know I'm giving up a lot in terms of the range of focal lengths I have to work with, but (because I shoot Sony RAW) I'm not giving up a huge amount of IQ.

It's all up to you. Nobody here is going to try to convince you to buy the RX100, least of all me. You started out asking a technical question, rather than "is the RX100 right for me?"
 

AppleHater

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I have a D750 and I don't like the autofocusing for movies. Also, I like smaller camera when I take movies. I have Nikon One J3 and while it's pretty snappy little camera the low light performance leaves a lot to desire for both photos and movies.

It's for shooting movies for family events which is often indoor with not-so-ideal lighting condition. I don't expect RX100 whichever version to rival D750's low light performance. But, I want it to produce a great movie footages even in ISO1600 situations.
 

monokakata

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Got it. I'll poke around and see if I have any RX100 low-light material. I hear you about "not-so-ideal lighting."

Also, now I understand why you wanted to know the aperture fall-off with zoom.