High-end bridge cameras: Sony RX10, Panasonic FZ1000 etc

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Quick one, has anyone done any football photography with the RX10?

I owe someone a favour and he’s called it in. At the time I made the promise to help out I had a 1dx so junior football was easy, but now with the RX10 IV I’m not so sure I’ll produce anything acceptable.

So if anyone has some experience with this camera and sport I’d appreciate some tips, advice before I make an ass of myself by saying I’ll do it. TIA
 
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I've used my RX10 III & IV for moto-x. Any deficiencies are down to my lack of technique rather than the camera. I don't know why you think you'll have problems as you've got the reach and lightning-fast focussing.

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I've used my RX10 III & IV for moto-x. Any deficiencies are down to my lack of technique rather than the camera. I don't know why you think you'll have problems as you've got the reach and lightning-fast focussing.
Thank you appreciate your help. I don't know the limitations of this type of camera, since getting it I've barely used it. I guess it's more a case of just making sure the camera is capable of shooting sport. I'm used to using a lens at F/2.8 and know this won't shoot at that.
 
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Following my earlier questions/comments, I have been looking through this thread in detail and am certainly tempted by the Sony RX10.

I am slightly concerned about the size and weight, as in the past when out and about with the family (casual outings, rather than specific photography trips), I have left my gear at home due to the inconvenience of a bulky bag whilst dealing with kids and all the stuff that needs carting around for a day out with them. I wonder therefore if a more compact camera would suit those occasions. But then I look at the versatility of the RX10 and that lovely sharp lens and think how that would suit so many of the things I like to shoot! I don't really want to have two cameras, but maybe that is the answer - small and light for family outings and the larger, more versatile RX10 for other times.

If I do go for the RX10 I would probably go for the III based on cost/budget. The IV feels a bit too expensive for me at the moment. I've read that the improved AF on the IV makes it much better at tracking. Linked to the previous couple of posts, how have those using the III found the AF performance for moving targets (birds in flight, etc)?
 
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Pete - I have a RX10iii which I love but I don't shoot BIF and suchlike, only static stuff. I think it would do ok at that but if it's a major part of your photography maybe try and stretch to a mark 4 ?

The lens is generally great - really surprising (to me anyway) even wide open at 600m equiv but it's not small as you have noted.
 
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Pete - I have a RX10iii which I love but I don't shoot BIF and suchlike, only static stuff. I think it would do ok at that but if it's a major part of your photography maybe try and stretch to a mark 4 ?

The lens is generally great - really surprising (to me anyway) even wide open at 600m equiv but it's not small as you have noted.
At this stage I'm not willing to stretch to a IV, especially as I don't know how well I'll get on with it and knowing my mixed feelings on Sony cameras from past experience. I have though just committed to a pre-owned III, so we'll see how it goes. If I get on with it and if I feel the need for faster focus tracking, then maybe an upgrade later on and not lose too much on re-sale of the III. Chances are the III will do most, if not everything, I need it to. Looking forward to finding out. :)
 
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At this stage I'm not willing to stretch to a IV, especially as I don't know how well I'll get on with it and knowing my mixed feelings on Sony cameras from past experience. I have though just committed to a pre-owned III, so we'll see how it goes. If I get on with it and if I feel the need for faster focus tracking, then maybe an upgrade later on and not lose too much on re-sale of the III. Chances are the III will do most, if not everything, I need it to. Looking forward to finding out. :)
Great stuff - look forward to seeing some results :)
 
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My RX10 III arrived today. Not had a chance to play properly yet, but going to sit down now and delve into the menus, try to familiarise myself with it all and set a few things up to suit my needs.

That’s a positive “RESULT” in my book, “ENJOY”.

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Thank you kindly fellow snapper, I sure do appreciated your reply.

“Many thanks for the kind wishes, I can now jog a little over half a mile, not as much as I would like but I’m getting there as they say. Yesterday I had my wings (pilots licence) reinstated which surprised me but is very welcome.

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Very glad to hear it George :)
 
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