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Pumice
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« on: September 26, 2012, 01:22:58 AM »
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Hello
Wanting to buy either a Used Fuji x100 or a new Sony Rx100.

I am having trouble finding out which one has the bigger sensor. Fuji is APS-C and Sony says 1 inch exmor.
Below link shows APS-C as much bigger than the Sony 1" but am not sure if Fuji x100 is a standard APS-C sensor .
http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/sony-cybershot-dsc-rx100

My budget is around $700ish so possible to buy a used Fuji X100. So between a Fuji x100 and the Sony RX100, which one most of you prefer?

I understand that Fuji has come out with the XE-1 which is a little brother to the X-Pro 1 but at around $1500 for camera+lens, it is out of my budget.


The below site says the Fuji x100 sensor is APS-C measuring 23.6 mm by 15.8 mm
No mention of Sony Rx100 sensor size but assuming the 1" Exmor means 1 inch square, then that would make the Sony sensor larger than the Fuji x100 APS-C, yet the DPreview link shows an APS-C being much larger than the Sony 1". Huh

http://snapsort.com/compare/Fujifilm_FinePix_X100-vs-Sony-Cybershot-DSC-RX100

Thanks

Edit
DPreview says the 1" is 13.2 mm by 8.8mm. I am confused here as 1 inch = 25.4mm
http://www.dpreview.com/news/2012/06/06/Sony-announces-DSC-RX100-large-sensor-compact

Ok so it seems that when Sony says 1", it is just nomenclature that has no bearing on actual dimension?
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AFairley
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« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2012, 07:25:17 PM »
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Scroll down this page for a graphic comparison of the RX-100 sensor and APS-C. 
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« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2012, 06:34:54 PM »
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approx 1/4 the size in the Sony

takes darn good pics for such a baby though and has zoom
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« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2012, 11:31:09 AM »
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They are really different cameras, in which the sensor is not the key consideration. I have the RX100, and it is simply the best pocket camera I've ever owned. It's brilliant. But I also own an m4/3 system and a Nikon system for other purposes, with different-sized sensors. The only way to answer your own question is to figure out what you want to do, and that'll point you at the camera you need. Given the question you asked, though, I suspect you don't have wide experience with sophisticated digital cameras. You may well find the Fuji to be limiting and frustrating. In some ways, it's quite a specialized camera, mostly used by people going about quite specialized tasks.
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« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2012, 12:10:15 PM »
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They are strikingly different cameras. You might want to look at the Amazon US page for this camera, and read the reviews.
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