Originally Posted by thedest
come on bill!! you are watching my suffering owning both cameras and not helping me!!!
can you PLEASE do a comparison video in low light using both cameras at the same time? PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE
I wish I could, but I can't.
The reason both cameras are in the family is because the wonderful women I married in 1968 and I do not, under any circumstances, share electronics. The LX7 is her's. She picked it out and bought it. She takes .jpg pictures. Her LX7 will never have it's video button pressed or be set for RAW.
On top of that, I'm the wrong one to do a "low light test". I don't know what "low light" is and wouldn't know how dark it has to be. In my experience all three of the cameras I own will record anything I can actually see. If I can't see it, I'll shine enough light on it so I can see it. Then I shoot the clip. My guess is that I could stay up all night looking for "low light", shoot video and find out that I couldn't see enough difference between the clips from the two cameras to count.
If your purpose is to shoot video, buy the LX7. The RX100 is not my favorite video camera. With the LX7 you can even get a viewfinder and spend about the same as an RX100. The only reason to get the RX100 is if you want to shoot photos for large prints and carry it in your pocket.
Test the LX7 hard for a couple weeks. If it does not do what you want, exercise your return privilege. My wife bought a small Sony from B&H. It "did not feel good" in her hands. B&H took it back with no hesitation. Then she bought the LX7 the next day from them.
BillEdited by bsprague - 3/28/13 at 7:59am