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Thinking of buying Sony DSC-RX100 VI or Canon G5 X Mark II camera

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Level Neville

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Would like bring my 60D with 10-18 wide & 17-50 F2.8 lens, but begining to feel its impractical. Alternative to buy Sony DSC-RX100 VI or Canon G5 X Mark II camera. I like to get the best quality photos, the nearest I would get with my 60D. Has anyone done any Youtube vidoes of there Camino using either of these compact cameras ? Would appreciate a link.
 
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Frances 2017, 2018, 2019, Ingles 2018, (Madrid 2019 partial - retired hurt!) (more planned)
Neville

I’m fascinated by photographic enthusiasts’ attention to detail and their ability to make comparisons between complex technology which would leave the non-enthusiast both baffled and reliant on their phone camera.
I’m certain that there will be someone along with an experience-based comment shortly- there would be on anything from geology to space-travel, but might you not get better advice on a photographic forum?

D
 

Robo

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Haven't used either of those, but understand your concerns.

I tend to shoot video rather than stills. At work I use Canon XA 30's. And an Olympus 4/3 which is great.

For years I toyed with the idea of a compact like the RX100. (but no good for video as no mic input) In the end, I use my phone! I can't justify carrying the camera.

I run 2 YouTube channels (Business related) and mainly use the XA30 and the EMD5. But I'll often shoot on my phone too. Galaxy S8. I just make sure to use an external mic (Rode SmartLav+) and mini gorilla pod. Both are tiny and weigh hardly anything.

(On Camino I just use the S8, Lav mic and pod)
(Though the video in my signature link is old, and was shot on a Samsung Note 3 with no external mic or pod)

But if you are really into photography, I get it. Both the Sony and the Canon get great reviews.
These guys do good 'detailed' reviews. Don't think they have done the Canon though. So See below.
The Sony:

The Canon:
 
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Robo

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Neville

I’m fascinated by photographic enthusiasts’ attention to detail and their ability to make comparisons between complex technology which would leave the non-enthusiast both baffled and reliant on their phone camera.
I’m certain that there will be someone along with an experience-based comment shortly- there would be on anything from geology to space-travel, but might you not get better advice on a photographic forum?

D

No No. Not at all :eek:

Like ALL things Camino, camera requirements are somewhat unique :cool:
 

Jbirk

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Camino(s) past & future
Frances, SJPP to Finesterre April (2018)
Via Francigena Sept (2018)
Del Norte Aug (2019)
Being a photographer (Canon shooter) and a three time Camino walker I really would suggest the new IPhone 11Pro. Three lenses, great video and a navigation device.
 

VNwalking

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San Olav/CF ('16)
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Vasco/CF/Invierno ('19)
I have a Canon G5 and love it - there is the ability to use automatic settings, and all the manual possibilites I need. The 20x zoom is great to have too.
It's not the II, though.
On my last camino I have to admit that for the first time I'm enjoying a phone's capabilities more than those of the camera. I have a mid-range Samsung and it takes wonderful photos, with a wide-angle lens that the camera doesn't have.
 

MarkyD

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Camino Francés 31/08/2018 - 20/10/2018
Would like bring my 60D with 10-18 wide & 17-50 F2.8 lens, but begining to feel its impractical. Alternative to buy Sony DSC-RX100 VI or Canon G5 X Mark II camera. I like to get the best quality photos, the nearest I would get with my 60D. Has anyone done any Youtube vidoes of there Camino using either of these compact cameras ? Would appreciate a link.
Check out Efrén Gónzalez YouTube channel. He's using some smart tech and good camera gear on his vlog series Camino Portugués. I'm sure if you message him he'll let you know what kit he uses, plus you can see the quality by watching his vlogs.
 

KinkyOne

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Camino(s) past & future
I'am not perfect, but I'm always myself!!!
Check out Efrén Gónzalez YouTube channel. He's using some smart tech and good camera gear on his vlog series Camino Portugués. I'm sure if you message him he'll let you know what kit he uses, plus you can see the quality by watching his vlogs.
Efren usually makes a pre-Camino equipment video so it might be all there on his channel already.
 

MarkyD

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Camino Francés 31/08/2018 - 20/10/2018
Efren usually makes a pre-Camino equipment video so it might be all there on his channel already.
I found this information from one of the videos, from links given in the information page:
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV full frame SLR camera body.
Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM lens
Tiffen 82mm variable ND filter.
Rode VideoMic Pro camera shotgun Condenser mic (but on more recent caminos he's also been using stereo Lavalier mic with Tascam Dr-40X)
Then he has the drone, chargers, tripod, etc. It's a lot of extra weight to carry, plus it's very expensive gear. If it gets wet then it could cause expensive damage to the equipment.
I've seen some great vlogs on YouTube just filmed on mobile phones, not even latest generation phones. Ok, a selfie stick, mini-tripod and some extra stabilisation might be all the extras you need.
 
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Jbirk

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martin1ws

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Somport to Finisterre Jul-Aug 2018

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