RX100 MK3 dimensions

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Altruisto Contributing Member • Posts: 907
RX100 MK3 dimensions
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According to the leaked specs today, the new camera dimensions are: 101.6x58.1x41.0 mm

It means that the camera has gained only 2,5mm of depth compared to RX100 MK2 (38,5mm), which have already gained 2,5mm compared to RX100 MK1 (36mm). Weight stays in the same ballpark 290g compared to 281g. I'm quite happy with the compromises that Sony have made: 24-70 f1.8-f2.8 with a decent EVF but barely bigger, so still pocketable. Hope the lens is good and the stabilization is improved, that should be a dream of a camera. Exciting times!

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Tonkotsu Ramen
Tonkotsu Ramen Senior Member • Posts: 1,930
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A new LCD tilting mechanism and/or the EVF may have increased the thickness. Not exactly Canon S120 pocketable, but still should be quite pocketable.

Cheng Bao Senior Member • Posts: 1,132
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The english unit is higher in height, about 3/32", which is 2.5mm too

jonrobertp Forum Pro • Posts: 12,572
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But w such a sort lens ... limited use.

hardly a dream cam.

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Tapper123
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It's amazing.

I agree it's exciting. Will be very expensive though, but since I recently sold my mark II for a good price, I may go for it.

Also worth adding that the make III has a built-in ND filter with 3 settings. Yet another very nice addition to the RX of tools. I also wonder if the BIONZ X will yield faster AF or any other improvements under the hood. We'll know soon I guess.

Can't wait to see some pics - how in the world are they squeezing an EVF inside without losing anything?

Altruisto wrote:

According to the leaked specs today, the new camera dimensions are: 101.6x58.1x41.0 mm

It means that the camera has gained only 2,5mm of depth compared to RX100 MK2 (38,5mm), which have already gained 2,5mm compared to RX100 MK1 (36mm). Weight stays in the same ballpark 290g compared to 281g. I'm quite happy with the compromises that Sony have made: 24-70 f1.8-f2.8 with a decent EVF but barely bigger, so still pocketable. Hope the lens is good and the stabilization is improved, that should be a dream of a camera. Exciting times!

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Jason Reuschlein Regular Member • Posts: 122
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You have to wonder too how durable a pop-up EVF could be. You'd be pressing against it.

maple Veteran Member • Posts: 3,098
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Jason Reuschlein wrote:

You have to wonder too how durable a pop-up EVF could be. You'd be pressing against it.

Instead of popping up, it could be that the LCD can slide down to make way for the EVF, and the eye cup can pop out to make the EVF more than just a peeping hole. It can be more robust this way.

An exciting compact, i.e., if EVF is of decent quality and proportion. Wider and faster lens and ND are great improvements, too.

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0lf Contributing Member • Posts: 638
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The RX100 is already borderline pants pocketable. This one is simply not pocketable at all.

It was the main advantage of RX100 serie against GM1...

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Tonkotsu Ramen
Tonkotsu Ramen Senior Member • Posts: 1,930
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Realistically, the RX100 has never really been "jeans pocketable", unless you want to be uncomfortable. The Canon S series is easily jeans pocketable, while the RX100 series has been more of a khakis or shorts kinda pocketable.

Either way, at least it's not as large as the Canon G1X Mark II, which can barely fit in jacket pockets.

tokumeino Contributing Member • Posts: 740
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Looks like an amazing small camera. But I owned a RX100 (original) and because of the lens, I considered it as pockettable, but a the limit. 5 more milimeters is not that much, but I'm afraid that those tiny 5mm make the MIII miss the "pocketable" feature. Too bad...

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technic Veteran Member • Posts: 8,932
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Tonkotsu Ramen wrote:

Either way, at least it's not as large as the Canon G1X Mark II, which can barely fit in jacket pockets.

and it is much lighter, which also makes quite a difference when it is dangling in a jacket pocket or on a belt clip.

technic Veteran Member • Posts: 8,932
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Altruisto wrote:

According to the leaked specs today, the new camera dimensions are: 101.6x58.1x41.0 mm

It means that the camera has gained only 2,5mm of depth compared to RX100 MK2 (38,5mm), which have already gained 2,5mm compared to RX100 MK1 (36mm). Weight stays in the same ballpark 290g compared to 281g. I'm quite happy with the compromises that Sony have made: 24-70 f1.8-f2.8 with a decent EVF but barely bigger, so still pocketable. Hope the lens is good and the stabilization is improved, that should be a dream of a camera. Exciting times!

fully agree, can't wait for the image samples. The new lens has a more ambitious construction (10 instead of 7 elements), so let's hope that indeed image quality (and IS performance) have improved. In that case this looks like a dream camera to me

Robert Deutsch Forum Pro • Posts: 10,149
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0lf wrote:

The RX100 is already borderline pants pocketable. This one is simply not pocketable at all.

It was the main advantage of RX100 serie against GM1...

I routinely carry the RX100 in my shirt pocket.  The Mk,II's additional weight and thickness put it in the questionable category for shirt-pocketability, which is one of the reasons for my staying with the Mk.I.  The Mk. III ups the ante with some very worthwhile improvements--and an additional 2mm thickness. (An extra 9 g. is inconsequential.)  If I want a small-but-not-shirtpocketable camera, I already have a GM-1.  I'll have to see how it plays out.

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technic Veteran Member • Posts: 8,932
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Robert Deutsch wrote:

0lf wrote:

The RX100 is already borderline pants pocketable. This one is simply not pocketable at all.

It was the main advantage of RX100 serie against GM1...

I routinely carry the RX100 in my shirt pocket. The Mk,II's additional weight and thickness put it in the questionable category for shirt-pocketability, which is one of the reasons for my staying with the Mk.I. The Mk. III ups the ante with some very worthwhile improvements--and an additional 2mm thickness. (An extra 9 g. is inconsequential.) If I want a small-but-not-shirtpocketable camera, I already have a GM-1. I'll have to see how it plays out.

Yes, both GM1 with 12-32 kit zoom and RX100-3 are small but not really 'pocketable'. Will be interesting to see how the lenses compare: the RX100 lens is two stops brighter, which could easily compensate for the smaller sensor if the lens performs. The Gm1 lens is pretty good for a compact zoom, hope the RX100-3 is at least the same (especially in the corners). For me the EVF and tilt screen on the RX100-3 is reason enough to prefer that camera, assuming the lens performs.

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Hmmm.  I love my RX10.  I've been thinking about the RX100 series as a nice companion to be more pocketable than my beloved Fuji X100 for when I really want small but still very good IQ.  However, the new leaked specs don't add that much for me over the X100, so maybe that much slimmer RX100 (original) will see a nice price drop

I've addicted to a VF (EVF or a hybrid EVF/OVF), but if I can't easily slip the mIII in a pocket, it loses part of what makes it a "magic little camera" for me.  I can fit my Fuji X100 in a large pocket if I try.  Yes, it's bigger, but not by a lot and I don't have to lay out more cash for it either So, maybe a mI or mII would be for me....again, we'll all have to wait and see what it actually looks like.  I'm VERY interested to see what they did with the EVF.

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BPD7 Regular Member • Posts: 399
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kwa_photo wrote:

Hmmm. I love my RX10. I've been thinking about the RX100 series as a nice companion to be more pocketable than my beloved Fuji X100 for when I really want small but still very good IQ. However, the new leaked specs don't add that much for me over the X100, so maybe that much slimmer RX100 (original) will see a nice price drop

I've addicted to a VF (EVF or a hybrid EVF/OVF), but if I can't easily slip the mIII in a pocket, it loses part of what makes it a "magic little camera" for me. I can fit my Fuji X100 in a large pocket if I try. Yes, it's bigger, but not by a lot and I don't have to lay out more cash for it either So, maybe a mI or mII would be for me....again, we'll all have to wait and see what it actually looks like. I'm VERY interested to see what they did with the EVF.

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Funny, I have the x100s. It's not that pocketable. I bought the Rx100 on a sale day for $400. I LOVE this little camera.  It's so pocketable. It's the perfect complement to my x100s, especially when going to a sports game or concert.

I really love what Sony has done with the Rx1003 but they have made it thicker so it it less pocketable than the original but still pocketable.

If I were you I would get the Rx1002 when prices drop some. I wish mine had wifi. I use a wifi SD card so that takes care of that.

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Altruisto OP Contributing Member • Posts: 907
Re: It's amazing.

Tapper123 wrote:

I agree it's exciting. Will be very expensive though, but since I recently sold my mark II for a good price, I may go for it.

Also worth adding that the make III has a built-in ND filter with 3 settings. Yet another very nice addition to the RX of tools. I also wonder if the BIONZ X will yield faster AF or any other improvements under the hood. We'll know soon I guess.

Can't wait to see some pics - how in the world are they squeezing an EVF inside without losing anything?

Altruisto wrote:

According to the leaked specs today, the new camera dimensions are: 101.6x58.1x41.0 mm

It means that the camera has gained only 2,5mm of depth compared to RX100 MK2 (38,5mm), which have already gained 2,5mm compared to RX100 MK1 (36mm). Weight stays in the same ballpark 290g compared to 281g. I'm quite happy with the compromises that Sony have made: 24-70 f1.8-f2.8 with a decent EVF but barely bigger, so still pocketable. Hope the lens is good and the stabilization is improved, that should be a dream of a camera. Exciting times!

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We hope the EVF mechanism is solid enough, if we intend to use it all the time.

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Tonkotsu Ramen
Tonkotsu Ramen Senior Member • Posts: 1,930
Re: It's amazing.

The pop up EVF appears to be similar to the pop up (non bouncing) built in flashes. It should be just as durable (the one on my S90 never has issues). Except I think there may be an extra step to pull the EVF out a bit.

Hope the official announcement clears things up!

Michael Kaplan
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You know... I at first was saying the same thing to myself but then I realized. I recently went on s cruise. Each day I was out on another excursion. I brought with me my Nikon D800, 24-70, 70-200 & 2xTC.
I think I once had the 70-200 on the camera. Most of the time the 24-70 took everything I needed it to. Would I have used it of I didn't have to change lenses and the one on the camera had a longer focal length? Yes but at no point was it that big a deal especially if it was a camera I always had on me to capture those unexpected pictures that happen to come up.
I think I have come to appreciate that it will have an f/1.8-2.8 for better low light.
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DFPanno
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Tonkotsu Ramen wrote:

Realistically, the RX100 has never really been "jeans pocketable", unless you want to be uncomfortable. The Canon S series is easily jeans pocketable, while the RX100 series has been more of a khakis or shorts kinda pocketable.

Either way, at least it's not as large as the Canon G1X Mark II, which can barely fit in jacket pockets.

...in my experience.

Unless you tight wear jeans cut to accentuate your rear-end the rx100 is easliy pocketable.

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