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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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Andrew, with all due respect, when you write lines like this "The RX10 M2’s nearest competitor is the Canon XC10" and fail to make any mention of the Panasonic FZ1000, you lose some of your credibility as an intelligent and impartial reviewer. The FZ1000 costs $400-$500 less than the RX10 M2 and has been doing 4K for more than a year. Many GH4 shooters use it as their B cam. Hopefully in Part 2 of your review you'll correct this oversight and tell readers why you do not consider the FZ1000 in the same class as the RX10 M2. Yes, the FZ1000 doesn't do slo-mo as well, does not have a constant 2.8 aperture, a headphone jack or adapter for XLR, but if someone doesn't need all those things it's probably a much better buy than the RX10.

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Andrew, with all due respect, when you write lines like this "The RX10 M2’s nearest competitor is the Canon XC10" and fail to make any mention of the Panasonic FZ1000, you lose some of your credibility as an intelligent and impartial reviewer. The FZ1000 costs $400-$500 less than the RX10 M2 and has been doing 4K for more than a year. Many GH4 shooters use it as their B cam. Hopefully in Part 2 of your review you'll correct this oversight and tell readers why you do not consider the FZ1000 in the same class as the RX10 M2. Yes, the FZ1000 doesn't do slo-mo as well, does not have a constant 2.8 aperture, a headphone jack or adapter for XLR, but if someone doesn't need all those things it's probably a much better buy than the RX10.

Post 1 :)

Not to be mean at all but it's a little funny to imagine someone finally having enough, completing the registration and defend the Pany. 

Again, no mean intentions. Welcome abord.

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 Part 2 of your review you'll correct this oversight and tell readers why you do not consider the FZ1000 in the same class as the RX10 M2. Yes, the FZ1000 doesn't do slo-mo as well, does not have a constant 2.8 aperture, a headphone jack or adapter for XLR, but if someone doesn't need all those things it's probably a much better buy than the RX10.

You've answered your own question. Add to that lack of a good LOG profile. 

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Does anyone know what the image quality of this camera vs the Gh4 ?  I have a gh4 but I love shooting with LOG and the Slog 2 is not that hard for us to grade for what we are shooting.  We shoot in bright sunlight most of the time so it really helps out having a Log file.  I would not get the camera tho if its a step down of IQ from the Gh4.  

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Not RX10mII, but RX100mkIV instead, here are some clips I recorded this weekend.

SLOG2, 24/120/240fps, mostly 1080 but a couple 4k clips downscaled

Also, haven't had any overheating issues with mine as of yet, though I rarely ever get close to five minute clips.

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If it's any help, I ran the RX100M4, 4K, 60M, don't have card yet for 100mb. An sdxc uhs-1 U3 card is needed for 100mb/s, I used U1.

It saved video clip automatically after 5 minutes, I waited about 15 seconds between recording each clip. Managed 3 clips, last one 4m2s, giving a total of 14m2s. On third clip the temperature warning came up about half way through, I let it continue until it powered off, with warning message about temp.  The good thing is it saves last one before power off.

Ambient temp indoors was 21 degrees Centigrade. Not much movement in the test clips, fan and trees in wind, small bit of zooming.

Redid at 4K 100M, (not dual record) setting with Class 3 card. 25 seconds between clips. Got 5min + 5min + 50 seconds before temperature sensor showed again, switched off then.

Temperature sensor indicator did show also for last 1 or 2 seconds of 2nd clip.  Ambient temp 21-22 degrees centigrade.

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I would like to know the answer to Igor's question as well. I'm in the process of ordering an RX10II right this moment!

May I please ask you guys what I need in terms of memory cards to get the most out of the RX10II, shooting 4k at the highest bitrate? I know Andrew made some comments about that somewhere on here but Im havin trouble findin it

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May I please ask you guys what I need in terms of memory cards to get the most out of the RX10II, shooting 4k at the highest bitrate? I know Andrew made some comments about that somewhere on here but Im havin trouble findin it

Transcend SDXC UHS-I U3 64GB (95 MB/s Read, 60MB/s Write) e.g.

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My cleint is requesting perfect 24p since we are in Europe and he want to deliver it for EU + US

also for conema spots you need 24p

Can't you just shoot in 23.98 and deliver 24p? It seems that most feature length films do it this way.

 

EDIT: That is to say if your projecting on film or in PAL.

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