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Sony RX10 1V the new boy.

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Old Monday 17th December 2018, 18:12   #201
Andy Hall
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After a tweaking the settings, my first real attempt at the 4K video function on this camera. I have to say, this looks pretty darn good on a 4K screen.
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Old Tuesday 18th December 2018, 13:23   #202
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Would you upgrade from a RX10iii to a RX10iv?

I have had my RX10 iii for almost 2 1/2 yrs and have been delighted with it as a significant upgrade from the Canon SX50.

In aweeks’s time I am heading to Hokkaido for Steller’s Sea Eagles (and hoping for some decent bird in flight shots) and am thinking about making this the excuse to upgrade to the RX10iv.

I would like to ask:

A) Has anyone made this transition and was it worth it?
B) any indications of potential resale value?

Should this have previously been discussed I would welcome any guidance on where I might find this.

Thanks in advance

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Old Saturday 12th January 2019, 15:33   #203
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I am also worried if this camera is suitable for taking pictures of birds in other circumstances than sunny day :) I saw many pictures of birds taken with Sony RX10 IV and almost all of them were done with very low ISO, f around 4-4,5 and shutter time 1/250-1/350 s. These are settings probably good for taking pictures form a hide with camera mounted on tripod. What I do is a walk, sometimes in a cloudy day or early morning/late afternoon, when there is no much light, there is need to use maximum focal length and very short time, and - in many cases f between at least 4-8. What do you think ? I am tempted to buy this camera, but I am afraid it is a little flexible in use
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Old Saturday 12th January 2019, 16:30   #204
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Without doing a lengthy comparison I'd say it is about two stops more noisy than my Canon 7D mark ii. As I used that with a f5.6 100 - 400 lens, for most wildlife shots, it's f4 lens meakes up for one of those stops. It is at its best a f4 but I rarely feel the need for anything else for most shots as it has a greater depth of field than a SLR. I imagine that I will never use a tripod with the Sony.

I bought mine a year ago and haven't used my SLR since, for wildlife shots anyway, despite two trips to rainforests. I will be dusting off the SLR for a trip to the Western Sahara soon but that's going to be largly nocturnal and we won't be wandeing much from the car so the weight won't matter.
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