pedroboe100: Real men don't shoot super zooms.
That idiotic statement strengthens my support for these types of camera all-the-more. Here's another catchy aphorism: dinosaurs go extinct!
photo perzon: Still a tiny sensor compared to m4/3 and aps-c no?
To answer your question: No.
Zoran K: "The lens is the big selling point of the RX100 III. With a maximum aperture of F1.8-2.8 and a focal range of 24-70mm equiv, you won't find anything as impressive on a compact camera."
Samsung EX2 has 24-80mm/f1.4-2.7 equivalent Lens
Panasonic and most other manufacturers have done the same thing. Now everyone is doing sweep pano and multi shot hdr that Sony pioneered.
reginalddwight: I like that Sony plans to continue production of the RX100 Mark I and II despite the imminent release of the Mark III. Great for the consumer to have choices.
Based on information from the company's YouTube video, the price points will soon be $799, $649, $499 for the different iterations.
I am nearly ready to have Sony take my money!
If rx100mki becomes 499 then i might buy it.
larrytusaz: The existence of quality "always with you" options like this, the 3rd version of the RX 100 III, is why there's no excuse for EVER using your freaking PHONE for photography pursuits because "the best camera is the one that's with you." As small & potent as this is, using the smartphone's camera is so lame. (As for price--you can now get the 1st RX100 for a relative song.)
Great art can be made with a phone or a Hasselblad. If your require any particular tool or only the most advanced tool then you have no talent.
BPD7: Why is everyone harping on the price? This is MSRP. That is never the actual price, and prices always drop with technology.
Usually true but not with Sony rx100, due to demand. But i don't consider it overpriced, with these specs. There is no competitor anywhere.
Simonsimon: Wish the lens was faster, reminds me too much of my annoying sony nex-5r that I want to get rid of.
I agree about the ui. The ui on cyber-shots is great but horrible on nex.
ybizzle: The design is a Fuji XF1 rip off! Samsung did not even try to be original in any way. I have the XF1 in brown and it is the perfect compact camera for professionals such as myself who like image quality as well as style.
also similar to this: https://www.samsung.com/hk_en/consumer/photography/smart-camera/compact/EC-WB350FDMBHK-gallery
Mike FL: Does it have lens cap?
Zoom yes, prime no.
This will be the perfect telephoto companion to my wide angle 5n once Samsung releases a tele lens.
ennemkay: the 1-inch sensor is the sweet spot for the next generation of the greater-than-smartphone camera market. the ultrageeks who are maligning these types of cameras, don't understand the mainstream (pretty much, by definition). this thing and the tiny ilc sector that is emerging alongside it (nikon 1 gm1) will be enormously successful. this is the first truly pocketable ilc with a reasonably sized sensor. also "1-inch sensor" is sooo much more marketable to the masses than "micro four-thirds". wtf is "micro four thirds".
Don't get me wrong, i regard m43 as belonging to the successful shift to these mid-sized sensors, was just objecting to the marketing merit of the term "micro four thirds". One of the problems with it, among other things is the number of search term variations. Mft has been successful despite branding issues, but branding and searchabilty can be hindrances.
ennemkay: No sweep pano, no auto hdr. Meh. The future is algorithmic photography and canon is a dinosaur.
No you should be developing your film in a dark room or you'll become fat and dumb #eyeroll#. Your jurassic attitude has a date with a meteor.
I am really loving the fact that 24mm equivalent us the new standard zoom wide angle.
No sweep pano, no auto hdr. Meh. The future is algorithmic photography and canon is a dinosaur.
bluevellet: My biggest issue with the NX mini is not IQ, sensor size or specs, but simply that Samsung now has two mirrorless mounts. At best, it will be two mounts with so-so support. I just wish Samsung had better thought out its entry in the mirrorless market by either choosing APS-C or the mini route and stuck with it in the long run.
i'm not seeing how you have a basis for making that claim.
samsung is a huge company. their market cap dwarfs all other camera manufacturers.
peevee1: Anything there could not have been made with a smartphone?
smartphones and dedicated cameras are certainly converging, but they haven't converged yet. and you also didn't indicate to which smartphone you're referring. there's a pretty big range. though, even the best don't have a 1-inch sensor. you might as well point to the average 100 iso photo from a full-frame dslr uploaded at web resolution and ask the same thing.
the argument that 1-inch-sensor ilcs are for teens and soccer moms is getting old and is obviously false, since I still see a proportionately higher number of teens and soccer moms with dslrs and not ilcs. the same thing was said of m43, originally. milcs are more popular among the gadget geeks who love the endless miniaturization of machines and devices. yes, that is a different crowd from hardcore photographers, but it is a pretty well-informed (and overlapping) one, nonetheless. (not to mention it's not clear why it would be surprising for a consumer electronics company to change and adapt its products, in any case)
they are very similar in appearance. but the xf1 itself is retro and therefore deliberately derivative of the styling of other cameras. but yeah, they are surprisingly similar.
Thering1975: Whilst there are some stupid ommisions like a push on lens cap to protect the flat non recessed lens or quirky software issues the IQ is stunning coming from the nx300 its on par. Also the jpg output is the best I've seen ever it stumped me as it took about 30 mins of processing to get the raw file to look as good. Also pleased that there's a good deal in the UK at the most direct from Samsung. Its normally £400 but there is a voucher code for 50 quid off 20 cash back from quidco and £100 back from Samsung for sending in an old working camera all in all a £400 quid camera for £230 can't complain
1-inch sensor, flip screen, sweep pano, auto hdr, nfc, insane battery life, low price. it seems to be the union of all the best features of the competition. it's too bad for sony they didn't patent all their great multi-shot image processing technology. now seems like everyone is doing what they did first (except for canon, who is falling behind). they need to hire some new ip lawyers. ;)