badcyclist: After lots of thought, I passed on the RX100 because the build quality was just not that good. It was not a robust camera in my opinion, and I needed a pocketable camera that was willing to take a bit of a rough ride. Compared to the Canon G-series, the Sony seemed fragile and toy-like. Nice pictures, but not very durable or weather-proof.
Any thoughts about whether the overall build quality of the new camera is improved? If so, I would be tempted.
The term "build quality" and judgements thereof are clearly subjective. I don't think DPReview has a way to objectively, or quantitatively rank or measure build quality. To badcyclist it simply doesn't fit his/her taste. That's ok. I think the only issue many readers have is that the comment was stated as fact rather than opinion. In my opinion the RX-100 has a fantastic build quality. It replaced my S100, which I loved, in my daily carry work bag for the last year with zero issues. I tend to treat my gear very well so extreme ruggedness isnt' my primary requirement. Image quality matters most and Canon doesn't have a compact that matches the RX-100.
I'd like to complain about having not enough to complain about with this camera. That's my only complaint, along with many others.