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I'm considering adding a real pocket camera again, I don't always feel like carrying a bag. I loved the RX100 (sold it to help fund my RX1) when I had it so I was looking at the RX100II. Turns out that about half of all the photos I made with the RX100 were at the 28mm equivalent. That's why now also the GR has my attention. The ergonomics, sharpness, snap focus, customizability,... seem to be great. I mostly do B&W and those results also look good.
The RX100II has the advantage of being able to share the EVF and batteries...Show more →
Not an easy decision given that you have the RX1. I considered all three cameras too and finally decided for the GR. It won againt the RX1 because it is pockatable; for the RX1 I would have would have needed a bag similar to my DSLR gear. And it won against the RX100II because my experience with tiny cameras has been similar to yours: I tend to use the wide end much more. And at 28mm the GR has the much (?) better lens. It is excellent over the whole frame even at f2.8 and in combination with the missing AA-filter the look is very similar to a Leica M with an 28mm ASPH. The ergonomics and the customizability is great although I must admit that I tend to use it lately in the green automatic mode, something I have never done before, but with an 16mm lens DOF control is not that important. All in all I'm very happy with the GR because I take it everywhere and I don't have to worry about not having brought my DSLR for image quality reasons if good photo opportunities occur. The only slightly negative point for me are the colors. Somehow I have problems to get the same pleasant colors I get from my DSLR or NEX.
Regarding the advantages for the RX100II given that you have the RX1: the battery would be an argument for me, but not the EVF because the size is an argument for you, I wouldn't worry about an attachable EVF. The only real advantage of the RX100 would be the possibility to use the tele range. But if you prefer the wide angle anyway, the GR would be my choice.