Timmbits

Timmbits

Lives in Canada Montreal, Canada
Works as a inventor
Joined on Oct 8, 2011
About me:

Deutscher, living in Montreal Canada.
Cycling, chess, design, inventions, nature, photography, are some of the things I like.

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On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Review preview (774 comments in total)
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Rob Klein: The comments, especially after an in-depth review that are posted here on dpreview are often infused with what the camera isn't and questions about who in their right mind would even buy one. Well, I bought one based on many reviews and because it had the features that I wanted in a pocketable compact. The EVF was key for me, as well. Sure, Sony should have put the grip on instead of making it an option or having to seek out an after market one and yes, they should give you a battery charger. However, the bottom line is that it takes great pictures and is a hell of a lot of fun to use. After all, how can you be critical of a camera that has a scene setting called Gourmet and adds that it shoots food to look delicious? I rest my case.

LOL

Direct link | Posted on Aug 2, 2014 at 20:02 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Review preview (774 comments in total)
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jjlmoose: I'm really surprised the whole EVF shutting down the camera thing is getting so over blown... You simply pop it up when you need it and it's only active when you eye is up to it, therefore the only time you need to press it back down is when you're ready to put the camera back in your bag/pocket... i.e. when you're done shooting... Huh, kinda makes sense now doesn't it...

@moose: that is also what the designers said.

but it seems that not everyone wants to keep it up. to me it's not a big deal - I'll press the flimsy thing down again to have it out of the way and then turn the camera back on - that is, if I ever buy one of these, which at the price, I doubt.

@Antonio: I see this coming in a software update. ;)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 2, 2014 at 19:59 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Review preview (774 comments in total)
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TomCak: I agree totally with the last 2 comments. I have a D800E, Sony NEX-7, and the original RX-100. All I wanted in an improved RX-100 was an EVF.

All the whining about what it isn't are nitpicks.

What it is, is a marvelous piece of photographic gear. While i'm not advocating shooting with a compact like this as the primary tool, there are many images I've taken, all things considered, that are equal to DSLR images in IQ, unless doing extremely critical pixel peeping or enlarging far over the norm.

You are right TomCak.

But bear in mind, that with new possibilities, comes new criteria. ;)

This is the next entry-level point-and-shoot (the rest of the market just hasn't caught up with it totally, just yet, and the small-sensor PaS haven't quite all been eliminated by the smartphone just yet).

Many actually wonder if this can become their primary go-to camera for most of the time. They look carefully, and then think, for the price, why can't it have this or that... or why does it have this or that design shortcoming when it is at it's 3rd iteration?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 2, 2014 at 19:58 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Review preview (774 comments in total)
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munro harrap: So, with this, the RX10, the A6000, and the A7 and A7R and S variants, Sony have easily the best overall range of digicams available on the market today. All in a decade from no cameras at all.

And of course without Sony there would be no Nikons either.....

This is a Leica of the old school neat fast pocketable with a separate optional viewfinder./ Looking at images from RAW here up to around 500 the grain is as good as Tri-X was and that was only monochrome.

A lot less boring than the World Cup, and fewer fouls!

OP: The nice thing about the competition, is that they are not limited to just the sensors they produce in-house. Nikon doesn't just use Sony sensors. ;-p

@NZScott: you are right... about twice as many. but the true question is, how many lenses do you need and want? if the majority of available lenses are crappy ones, who cares how many there are?
What I (and I think you and everyone else too) care about, is are the ones that I need/want available for that mount? I think the answer is yes. I use Samsung - just saying.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 2, 2014 at 19:46 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Review preview (774 comments in total)
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GlobalGuyUSA: I would like to see FUJI make a rival to this one.

Sony often forgets how users "feel," but Fuji is doing pretty good there.

When you say the Sony is heavy-handed in its processing -- is it able to be reduced through the software (to a degree whereby its not really heavy handed)?

maybe in a software update... dare we dream?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 2, 2014 at 18:34 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Review preview (774 comments in total)
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okashira1: DPREVIEW,

How about a high ISO video still comparison?
ISO 3200 on the RX100 II vs III ??

Your video still comparison doesn't even list ISO!

good point Okashira1

Direct link | Posted on Aug 2, 2014 at 18:34 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Review preview (774 comments in total)
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hrt: Why does Sony change its models so frequently ?
Does Sony think that consumers will continue to pay for such high frequency of model changes?

I love the RX100 M3 and have purchased it this time, but that doesn't mean that I will do it again.

What was the intention/meaning of launching RX100 M2 ????
Sony's management policy only (irrespective of buyers' actual needs) ????

Answer me please, Sony !!!!

short answer: because they didn't get it right the first time... or the second time... or...? ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 2, 2014 at 18:32 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Review preview (774 comments in total)
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freakpix: Seriously, I wish it would have come with 4K, perhaps RX IV ...

LaFonte, very true. Good point.
I certainly wouldn't know what to do with 4K.. I'd need to buy a very expensive computer just to handle and edit the files...
But, what do you think the purpose of 4K in the FZ1000 is for? I suppose it is not a factor to consider when shopping/comparing the RX10 with the FZ1000...?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 2, 2014 at 18:31 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Review preview (774 comments in total)
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R Thornton: I cannot for the life of me understand why it is possible to build in GPS and WiFi in cameras, and not RF flash trigger. For GPS and WiFi - or even a hotshue - I do not care, but if the camera had an RF wireless flash trigger built in Sony could, rather sooner than later, also sell me an appropriate speedlight or two... to fully make use of this function.

5andi you are right on the money.

not to mention, that you can buy flash-triggered speedlights and your problem is solved! (unless you are NOT a customer for future speedlight purchases because you already own the RF-trigerred ones)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 2, 2014 at 18:28 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Review preview (774 comments in total)
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hrt: The way Sony has developed its lens for this model is truly admirable, which became a reason for me to purchase this camera.
But where did the goodies of previous M2 model go ? Namely, flash connectivity, longer zoom range and battery endurance ?
How is the reliabilty (especially durability) of this camera, relative to its new components (ex. digital viewfinder) ????

When you are going with a brighter lens (bigger opening) you are more limited and it becomes harder, and more expensive, to produce longer bright zooms - the lens gets significantly more complex to get all that into focus at all zoom levels.

The lens becomes significantly larger as well.

So it's both a size and cost-savings issue.

I cannot help but wonder if poorly-written manuals are an indication of the company's philosophy on attention to quality and detail...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 2, 2014 at 18:23 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Review preview (774 comments in total)
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dehenderson: I got a Sony RX100 iii this week and have found it very underwhelming despite all the hype. Makes me wonder if I got a faulty RX100 iii:

- Image quality is okay but not great. Similar to a Canon S-95.

- There apparently are no codec files, as yet, for its RAW images. So, it's useless with Lightroom.

- Image write time is very slow even with a high-speed Sandisk Extreme 16GB card. About 5-6 sec write time.

- The instruction booklet is obtusely written by someone with English as a second language, lacking detail and not helpful in learning such a complex camera with so much packed inside.

- Syncing to my iMac and/or Wifi just does not happen despite hours of attempts. It does not sync via WiFi in my opinion.

All-in-all, I would give it a marginal C-grade for such a pricy camera.

Anyone have thoughts for an alternative?

so you need lightroom 5.5... uh! the dreaded subscription!

There is LIGHTZONE that is a free Lightroom alternative.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 2, 2014 at 18:18 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Review preview (774 comments in total)
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Hombrito: Any image stabilization data for Rx100 III? It is time image stabilization is tested on high end compact cameras as a standard review feature.

Poor image stabilization for Rx 100 I (Sony weakness which was not made clear in otherwise respectable reviews, including on this site) caused me to return Rx 100 in favor of Canon. I estimated Canon had 2-3 stops advantage vs. Sony, which partially compensated for Canon's smaller sensor.

I suspect no improvement.

Why no 1080p 30fps video mode?

@Hombrito, what Canon is it you favored over this, that has a smaller sensor? just curious (not actually interested in anything smaller than 1")

@2eyesee, wow that is great! thanks for doing that! a real eye-opener.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 2, 2014 at 17:59 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Review preview (774 comments in total)
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damian5000: What about video shooting time. The technology sounds great, but fairly useless if it only lasts 15 minutes. How long can it record 1080p video for?

regarding satureyes' comment:
surely the taxes issue varies from country to country...
and maybe someone will come up with a hack.
are ALL cameras limited to 30min? I had no idea.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 2, 2014 at 17:56 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Review preview (774 comments in total)
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Jeff73: I have two weeks to make a decision on a new camera. For both budget and mobility reasons I am not interested in DSLR or mirrorless. At this point, it is down to the difference between Canon G1X Mark II versus the Sony RX100 III. Based on reviews and comments, the choice seemed easy: the Sony RX 100 III. I finally looked at the side-by-side studio comparison, however, and I’m surprised to see the Canon seemly doing better (except for moire effects). My interest is mostly architectural photography, with some street, landscape, and sports mixed in. I’m not a portrait or macro guy. I like a clean intuitive interface. Any feedback out there?

PS: not so long ago, professional cameras were 8MP (Hasselblad) and produced quite stunning results. Don't even factorthe mega-pixels into your equation. Although one would think that they could compensate for the shorter zoom, in the end, you would be cropping an image that is not as good as one taken with good glass on a longer zoom with less megapixels (but larger photosites).

psps: the pop-up viewfinder is really cool. not sure if it's a good one, but cool for sure. in bright sun, it could come in handy.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 2, 2014 at 17:49 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Review preview (774 comments in total)
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Jeff73: I have two weeks to make a decision on a new camera. For both budget and mobility reasons I am not interested in DSLR or mirrorless. At this point, it is down to the difference between Canon G1X Mark II versus the Sony RX100 III. Based on reviews and comments, the choice seemed easy: the Sony RX 100 III. I finally looked at the side-by-side studio comparison, however, and I’m surprised to see the Canon seemly doing better (except for moire effects). My interest is mostly architectural photography, with some street, landscape, and sports mixed in. I’m not a portrait or macro guy. I like a clean intuitive interface. Any feedback out there?

@Jeff, technically, this is a mirrorless - but I get what you mean, not ILC mirrorless. ;) If both are within a size that is acceptable for you, consider that the Canon's larger sensor and much larger photosites, will allow it to perform in certain situations where the smaller photosites might not do as well especially in higher ISOs.

The longer zoom on the Canon will come in handy sometimes.

Moiré can be countered by varying the angle of your camera (ie, off horizontal). But for sure, a higher resolution, or a Fuji Xtrans sensor would help reduce moiré. But how many photos do we see of buildings where moiré is really an issue or noticeable if you're not pixel peeping? What if you use software to eliminate the occasional moiré? Would that not reduce the compromise you have to make?

A lot of good has been said about the Canon interface, not so much Sony's.

The RX100iii is critiqued for it's focusing, and the Canon for it's sensor not being as good as other APS sensors.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 2, 2014 at 17:43 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Review preview (774 comments in total)
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KenFL74: I am in need of some information that I cannot figure out from reading details about RX100 M3. Can this camera be operated with a wall charger. I am planning on longer timelapses and battery will not last. SO I need an external charger, USB or whatever solution Sony is offering. This will be my decision point between RX100 M3 and some other camera (not sure which one yet) Would anyone know if there is an external wall charger that can run the camera for longer shootings (6-8 hours) I truly appreciate any information. I am very desperate and I am hoping the rx100 m3 can be operated with a wall charger.

I think their A7 might be able to do that ;-)

@FredB thanks! that's a great solution! it's on special for only $20 now.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 2, 2014 at 17:09 UTC
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marc petzold: I'm wondering - when the NX Mini is that good, how much better would be the new NX 3000 with new APS-C 20 MP Sensor?

nette Grüsse MarcP,
my first Samsung camera was the nx1000. changed it for an nx200, then bought the nx20. from my experiences with those cameras, you will much more appreciate an OLED screen (nx210, nx300, nx20, nx30) than a dot difference on the panel. I never really noticed any resolution difference while in the field shooting photos. But I did notice a slight difference in brightness and contrast, making the OLED screens more viewable in daylight. If I had an nx1000 right now, I might be looking to pick up an nx20 at a bargain price. you get the OLED panel (614k), a viewfinder for bright sun... and it's really not much larger (just a bump for the VF which is still smaller than an nx1000 with the flash attached).

Direct link | Posted on Aug 2, 2014 at 16:34 UTC
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Mike FL: There is NO ANY real low-light scene sample.

Such as samsung_nxmini_ISO12800_SAM_0046 is NOT a low-light scene as it uses 1/250 sec and F8. In the other word, the lighting condition is: ISO=100, F2.8, 1/15 sec.

Above just one example/sample, and it would be useful if DPR will add some REAL low-light scene samples.

I was going to say the same thing... there are no low-light pictures.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 2, 2014 at 16:11 UTC
On Samsung announces NX3000 mirrorless camera article (193 comments in total)
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Timmbits: I wish Samsung would update this model to eliminate the buffer lock-up! Not change it via another model, just fix it.

Between the bloated NX30 and this, I have no choice but to stay with my NX20.
And I suspect that other Samsung customers may be in the same boat.

EDIT: just noticed that the specs here were changed to show 5fps instead of 9. does this mean that they did fix it, by lowering the FPS? or is it a DPR readjustment or error?

Forgive me, I was thinking of the NX300 when I wrote that... I had been away from DPR for a while, and didn't know that the NX3000 was out.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2014 at 04:22 UTC
On Samsung NX30 Review preview (418 comments in total)
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tecnoworld: Just a consideration from the data here on DPR:

NX30 -> 15 I own, 69 I want, 11 I had
A6000 -> 261 I own, 152 I want, 22 I had

That's a huge difference. I don't say that DPR can be considered a reference for the market, but for sure it's not totally different as well. Market penetration of NX compared to other mirrorless systems is tiny (NX30 market share less than 6% of that of A6000).

I'm curious to see, if they finally make a rangefinder NX1 as rumores, if things are going to change and improve (I guess so).

"nx30 is less than 6% of that of the a6000"
where do you get those stats from?
Your store?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2014 at 04:13 UTC
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