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Sony RX10 M2 - first part of my review and a mini-comparison with the A7S and Canon 1D C

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TONS more coming from RX10 II in the review.

RX100 IV is a separate piece but I have had to work on that for past week, time which could have been spent finishing off my RX10 II review!

Hi Andrew.  I got the RX100M4, it had an issue and I got a replacement one, it also has the same problem.  The problem is if you zoom in/out while recording from say, 24 to 70 the zoom/motor noise is really scratchy/noisy. It was initially near silent, then developed later.  Perhaps you could check this out when doing the RX100M4 test.  It may be a bad batch, the 2 cameras are within 1 serial no. of each other, I'm also waiting for Sony to get back to the shop about it.

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Hi Andrew.  I got the RX100M4, it had an issue and I got a replacement one, it also has the same problem.  The problem is if you zoom in/out while recording from say, 24 to 70 the zoom/motor noise is really scratchy/noisy. It was initially near silent, then developed later.  Perhaps you could check this out when doing the RX100M4 test.  It may be a bad batch, the 2 cameras are within 1 serial no. of each other, I'm also waiting for Sony to get back to the shop about it.

Probably a bad batch or extremely unlucky. Mine is working flawlessly with near silent motor in every position. Regardless of motor speed.

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Probably a bad batch or extremely unlucky. Mine is working flawlessly with near silent motor in every position. Regardless of motor speed.

Thanks for the feedback.

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Someone who owns the RX 10 II, Does the USB Charging work while recording? Can I plug/unplug it while recording? Also do you know if it comes with a cable lock/protector like the A7s does? Have any of you used a smartphone with the play memories app to control/monitor the camera?

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Someone who owns the RX 10 II, Does the USB Charging work while recording? Can I plug/unplug it while recording? Also do you know if it comes with a cable lock/protector like the A7s does? Have any of you used a smartphone with the play memories app to control/monitor the camera?

Charging indicator goes out once you switch on the camera. No cable lock. Yes, the app could be great due to the best resolution of all free solutions around, however this gets messed up by the fact you can't use picture profiles and other advanced settings when recording with the app.

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Final part of the review is coming soon.

Delay due to accommodating RX100 IV as well.

Spoiler: I ended up preferring the small one!!

Wow. Bought the RX10m2 based on the Preview post and wanted the greater zoom reach than what the RX100m4 has. Very curious on what your issues were with the RX10m2. Any major issues that would impact a possible return?

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Wow. Bought the RX10m2 based on the Preview post and wanted the greater zoom reach than what the RX100m4 has. Very curious on what your issues were with the RX10m2. Any major issues that would impact a possible return?

He's probably just loving the form factor of the 100. ; )

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How's it going using the camera handheld? I'd say 80% of my shots are handheld. I'm used to using some kind of shoulder support, but I'm hoping I can get away with something much less. 

The Steady Shot is superb, so no problem in handholding.

And sony india says RX10ii can only record 4k for 5minutes only! is it same every where else ? 

That limit is for the RX100M4, not for the RX10 for which the limit is as stated before 29:59 or something like that. I've recorded over 22 minutes in 4K and no issues. 

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The Steady Shot is superb, so no problem in handholding.

That limit is for the RX100M4, not for the RX10 for which the limit is as stated before 29:59 or something like that. I've recorded over 22 minutes in 4K and no issues. 

In that clip with the horse, autofocus seems to trace the subject... Does 240fps mode offer it? Or only fixed focus? 

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