1 hour ago, Tarun10 said:
A quick search on the internet shows hacks to extend recording time. Is it worth trying these out?
Will the G7 take better photos than the RX-100? Is the RX-100 the best non-replaceable lens camera and how comfortable is it? Does the G85 have better lens selection than the G7? What about lens adapters, go or no-go?
In general the G7 will take photos better than RX, the sensor size is bigger, hence better picture capture. The bigger the sensor more light data will be captured. ISO performance is 1 stops better, so if the RX gets smuggy over 800, the G7 will start to get smuggy in 1600.
So in theory bigger sensor will have better ISO performance. Most camera today is pretty good in daylight, even smartphone camera is DSLR quality, but once the lights are dimmed, it's shows the performance of the sensor. RX 100 have 1 inch size when compared to the MFT sensor it is really not that bad if you consider it's total body size. Many professional video (only) camera use only 1 inch sensor.
G85 and G7 have the same body format and come in the same generation. Both are MFT, so the lens selection are the same. You can have any lens adapted to MFT, but you will loose some of it's native features like autofocus and in lens stabilization. If you wanna go non-native, MFT is great, since it can use a bigger lens, like from sony or canon, cannot say the same in the opposite.
I think a used A6300 or similar mirrorless will be a better balance between video and photo and also I could reuse lenses if I upgrade. What lens is a good balance for an amateur? Any other models I should look out for in specific in the mirrorless segment? I understand your view point on DSLRs and good mirrorless cameras and lenses aren't much more expensive even used now.
A used A6300 is great, but since you cap your budget at $500 i can't recommend it, since you also need to buy the lens. To start you ideally only need 50mm 1.8 (for portrait) and 70-200mm for telephoto.
Does having a large native ISO range and number of autofocus points matter a lot? Any other brand specific features I should look out for? Also what about color accuracy, is it based on editing or the type of sensor used? And is it worth going larger than ASP-C or ASP-H for my use?
NO, wide ISO selections will matter if you shoot a lot in the dark, in a good lighting you won't even use more than 400. Autofocus is important if you need to catch fast moving objects or in videos where the object is constantly moving. Color accuracy is sensor dependent, each brand have it's own color palette, which you can edit in post anyway. Sony usually produced vivid colors and Canon usually more natural, really it's just a matter of taste. For your current state, it's best just go with APS-C, full frame lenses are very expensive and heavy.