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Aug 8th, 2017 1:02 pm
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Aug 8th, 2017 2:24 pm
I own the RX100 III and it's way better than any phone camera i've used, especially with lower light shots. It's not even a comparison, imo, between what you can produce handheld with the RX100 and what the phone can produce in low lighting. Great vacation camera.
Aug 8th, 2017 3:19 pm
I think you have hit the nail on the head!!traderjay wrote: ↑Aug 8th, 2017 12:29 pmIt really depends on how much you value the memories captured by the camera. I shot with Canon full frame DSLR back in 2008 and ditched it for a while for smartphone camera (Iphone 6, Note 4 etc), thinking in daylight situations the advancement in sensor and processing should make up for it. The weight saving is great and captured lots of images from trips and my first boy. Fast forward when I want to print some of the photos, I realized all the images captured on the phone is utter gargbage upon closer inspection, lifeless color, high noise, soft details etc. I became extremely angry and decided that the laziness is simply not worth it.
Aug 8th, 2017 3:42 pm
Aug 8th, 2017 3:58 pm
On our last cruise, I brought a Zhiyun gimbal to use with my smartphone. The 4K video is more memorable than any pics I took with my Canon 5DIV. Because it's on YouTube, our family can watch it or we can show friends anytime.
Aug 8th, 2017 4:05 pm
The instant sharing aspect of smartphone is hard to beat hence its popularity. But if it is going to be a once in a lifetime or special trip, I still want to bring the DSLR along to capture the best possible images It will take a bit longer to get footage from the 5D IV on youtube for sure but once the light dims our smartphone video quality starts to fall apart!
Aug 8th, 2017 4:08 pm
Aug 8th, 2017 5:56 pm
I mentioned it because OP is going on a cruise. For us at least, this beats reliving it than any series of pictures, iPhone 7 Plus 4K edited in iMovie (on the phone too):traderjay wrote: ↑Aug 8th, 2017 4:05 pmThe instant sharing aspect of smartphone is hard to beat hence its popularity. But if it is going to be a once in a lifetime or special trip, I still want to bring the DSLR along to capture the best possible images It will take a bit longer to get footage from the 5D IV on youtube for sure but once the light dims our smartphone video quality starts to fall apart!
Aug 8th, 2017 6:13 pm
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Aug 8th, 2017 6:42 pm
Apparently the Zhiyun-M needs disassembly everytime you put it away, then rebalancing. I need something that I can quickly stuff into backpack and use it again. Hopefully they will release updated version that addresses those issues. Also I hear it's too heavy for all day walkaround use hence interested in Fosi Tech one.warpdrive wrote: ↑Aug 8th, 2017 6:26 pmMy vacationing has been limited lately but on our next once in a lifetime vacation, I definitely want to go with a gimbal + FDR-X3000 or RX100 for video.
I haven't done the research about all the different gimbals but some of them still require too much care and feeding to operate and carry,
Aug 8th, 2017 7:04 pm
Woodbridge905 wrote: ↑Aug 8th, 2017 12:53 am
Man, to say I am disappointed with the picture quality (and the camera itself overall) is a massive understatement. So much so that I am thinking there is a defect with it or something. Heck even the LCD display is not clear or crisp. And when I upload the pictures to my computer or iPhone, they look like they were taken with an old and basic camera.
Are you using wifi to send the photos to your computer or iphone? How are you getting the photos onto your iphone?
Aug 12th, 2017 2:34 am
Aug 13th, 2017 2:11 pm
Are you looking for an interchangeable lens camera or more of a point and shoot? If p&s, consider the Fuji XP120 for about $200, which has a 16mp sensor, 5x optical zoom and is waterproof and shockproof. Photo quality might be better (you'll at least be able to change aperture and shutterspeed settings) and Fuji cameras produce great jpgs.speedyforme wrote: ↑Aug 8th, 2017 8:12 amI am looking for a travel camera - light weight and small enough to use that produces better pics than the iphone 6 or google pixel we own.
I assume the thing that usually separates these from a camera is zoom in general?
What recommendations are there for those who want to spend less than say $500? I'm having a hard time finding something...