It is stunning how much detail she can resolve compared to Nikon's DF. Despite this, all over, it is the IQ of a Nikon D40 with the dynamic range and dof of a FF.
Leo "Zoom": Differens lenses require different sensor curvature. So this is more like one lens sensor...
If the sensor is fixed and the curvature is the same on all camera brands, with a unified mount, that could be a hit. But as I know Canikonolypana, they want all to have their own system and angle of curvature. This will end by a mess and no lenses will be useable on other brands, not even with adapters. Imagine a common sensor and mount, lenses form all brands fitting one system....., come on let's stop dreaming.
GRUBERND: cool! soon a new lens-mount from Sony!
maybe we will see soon cellphones with pro IQ :-)
godwit: The Kodak Brownie 127 film camera from the 50's did just the same. In plan view the camera is elliptical (looked rather trendy in 1953!) and the film was supported at the back in the curved bakelite film guide. That allowed Kodak to use a cheap single-element plastic lens. They were very popular. I have one in my collection. It has only taken 60 years for this to come around again!Of course the ideal shape for the new sensor would be spherical, not cylindrical. That was tricky with roll film but possible with electronics?
maybe in a few years, the print them on a 3D printer, who knows?
Johannes Zander: "The former is suited well for a fixed-lens full-frame camera (such as the RX1)..."
So not for interchangeable lenses and DSLR?
And I think you need a different curveture for each focal length.
That is the main problem that occurs if you make ILS cameras with that system. It asks for a new mount and a totally different lens park. Now, if all camera makers would adopt one curvature angle and one common mount, this could work. It would boost the market, since lenses from all manufacturers would then fit the same mount, similar to 4/3. The problem is to make that step and since they all work so "close" together, this will be the major problem. If all do then their own system, different angles, it will just become a big mess.
the thing was to say, "we do it".
I asked camera manufacturers on exhibitions 10 years ago why they do not curb the sensors, it would make lens construction simpler and IQ a lot better. Here the problem was that they have to do then completely new lens parks, what asks for a different mount and body system.
Today, Sony does the step, despite the fact that many old lenses will not perform well on this technology. If Sony builds the cameras with e-mount we will have to find out how much old lenses will do a good or fair job on it.
For fixed lens cameras in small size, this is it, makes the lens smaller, what is the main problem in pocket ability. RX2 is supposed to be seen on Photokina, let's hope it's true.
is that a new windows 9 wall paper wee see here?
Boky: The photos look bland, lifeless and dull with colour cast that is off completely. There is no sense of perspective, and the camera is anything but pocketable and costs $800 US (or AU$1000 !!! <- a complete joke). The latest set of sample photos are by far the most unappealing I've seen in a while. Lens extends to 70 only and is useless for portrait work.
I better go and get one because we are approaching 3000th comment -> this must be a fantastic camera.
the only thing I agree with Nick is that ridiculous excessive price. Pants with big pocketq exist, in one of my Dickies low down I can even pack 3 a6000
I would like to have a pocketable camera that makes huge shots, has a viewfinder and has an acceptable price range. Sony has just a little bit of that, unfortunately.
Arsen: I just picked up mine about an hour ago.. Must say for a small camera the image quality is very good. Still no comparison to my Nikon D800E , but for a light camera has lots of features that my wife wanted in a small package. Overall very satisfied with it. I bought it with the kit lens, Ok overall, but like the compact size. The reason that I bought this camera was to use it when my D800E would be too big to take along. Its hard to sacrifice great IQ. So Far I am quite impressed, but time will tell based on various shooting conditions..
who wants to use a 50mm prime on an APSC camera to go in a restaurant, except if your intents are to shoot your steak or the bartender on the other end of the room. I use a 20 or better a 24 mm for such events, eventually a 28, but that gets close.
JanMatthys: every day there is either a Sony RX100III review or a review for a Sony camera, I guess the marketing dept of Sony is bankrolling DPreview
the only thing that is on the right place on a Canon is the button to switch it off. Hope that is said something good about Canon now...sic.
Ross the Fidller: I am looking at this because of someone buying it, but why do you have to be region specific, "when it was introduced in the Fall of 2012.", with the timing of its release? I'm sorry, but as an Australian, I 'fall' about laughing at that term for Autumn. ;) Could you please remember it isn't just North Americans reading this & refer to the time of the year by month or quarters or something else that isn't region specific.
autumn, what is that, I live at the equator
Lee Martin: The new Panasonic LX8 is being released at Photokina . Bigger sensor this time, worth hanging on for I think
well, Fuji will also show the new 1 inch sensor camera on Photokina. I think we should wait a bit, there will be new stuff, and maybe, targeting Pana LX8, a bit cheaper. Fuji is worse, they sell their rubbish cameras for peanuts and the good stuff at pharmacy prices.
tolleknolle: For me, an owner of the original RX100, the question is, "Is it worth paying £750 for a flippy screen and an extra stop on the tele end?" Er... no.This does not mean MkIII is bad. It means that RX100 is that good.
it means also that both are too expensive, they have been since the beginning.
pwmoree: So 1000 euro equals 1390 usdollar. Why is this lens 39 percent more expensive here in Europe? The 390 $ difference almost buys you a plane ticket to the USA to go and get one and have a weekend in NY included..
be patient, Ukip will change all that, hahahaha
Retzius: LOL this company is so lame now.
"Unless you have own/used a Leica and have been to their factory...you...have...no...idea..."
As much as I know it makes just photos, so what is so extra on it. At the time that all of them where mechanical jewels, I had accepted your statement, but today, they are just digital junk, like all others. I prefer to change my digital for a more progressive one and pay just 800$ than having a Leica that is mid aged style and limited in use for 8000$. After 5 years it is old junk, i have not any collection nostalgia, so pass over it. The "cheaper" ones are Pansonic build, and thus just a myth. I do not live with myth, I know what they are all about.
And more zoom added to the detractions of the RX100 and RX100ii.
And I want fewer pixels and better lowlight performance, I sure hope Sony listens to the likes of me and not this silly more zoom thing. Sony used to always go for more zoom, and it got Sony ignored by people interested in seriously good cameras.
As for this particular Sony sensor, the new Nikon One v3 and the Samsung NX-mini both appear to seriously threaten this Sony's sensor.
I wait Samsung to increase the lens park of the mini NX system, the camera is absolutely amazing, and correct priced.
chillgreg: Mommy!!! DPR reviewed a SAMSUNG!!! :'( MOMMYYYYYYY!!!! :'(
what a garbage is given here.
@ UnitedNations, the white racists still say the same today about the blacks after full integration. Same for anti shemite reactions, you can not change people's mind just by changing laws and situations.
And please, we are here in the photo business, not in money making by the holocaust industry system. WW2 is over since 70 years now and digging out the death of the past to bundle them to just anything what seems wrong today is the usual crap we should better avoid. In that field, the victorious write the history and you are not allowed to dare call them liars.
So, stick to DPR' Samsung review and tell us what you see different, that is why comments are here, not to make politics and unwanted or useless comparisons to events of the past.
I would like them to find an anti fungus coating, that issue is a real problem in tropical regions where every lens is for the trashcan within 3 years due to humidity. No dry cabinet stories please, that is not where the lens is when you take pictures.
SeeRoy: "...it hasn't changed in 100 years..."An imbecilic statement - typical of the hyperbole associated with this brand. I stopped watching at that point. Imagine TV directors insisting on the matchless superiority of the Image Orthicon.
that statement is right, it is still limited in function, and it is still 500% overpriced, so, nothing has changed.