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
That's the problem with 35mm equivalent and f-numbers. They are relative numbers and they make different lenses look equivalent.
The Sony lens is a 8.8-25.7 mm lens, with an effective aperture varying from 4.9mm to 9.2mm (N = f/D). The Samsung is a 5.2-17.2 lens, aperture 3.7mm to 6.4. On average, across its range, the Sony is twice as bright (square of aperture).
Body, lens, handle, view finder... The first camera to assemble yourself from Nikea.
Coming next: flat packaging.
Way to go, dPreview. Link to the pic and get more clicks. Don't forget to sound outraged.
tinpusher: Without the power of DPR nothing would have been done ; so a big thankyou to all the team involved.
And also a belated thanks to Fuji for having made the effort (finally) who perhaps learnt a little about the demands and standards of the enthusiast market.
What are you talking about. DPR has always downplayed the ORB issue, delaying the X10 review and making sure no real ORB picture was on their first page until today. It still is a very artificial one easily dismissed by people that "do not take pictures of xmas ornaments".
From all english speaking review sites, only DCRP showed the orbs in all their destructive splendor.
Long, long ago dPreview made camera reviews. Now they make previews. To-morrow they'll do rumors.
Meet you in the basement.
Exquisite example of late 20th century technology. Keep trucking, Canon.