cheetah43: It is no fun looking at wide-angle photographs where there may be just one true vertical, all other 'should-be-vertical' lines converging with the true one somewhere high up in heavens. Why do they bother with extreme wide-angle lenses? Is an equivalent 35mm-105mm feasable on such a camera?
Thanks to all for informative replies.
Cal22: Go to the LX100 First Impressions Review where the lens design is to be seen (compared to the lens of the LX7). You can see there that Panasonic has changed the AA filter on the LX100's sensor: It's quite a bit thicker now!
We know lens design must be matched with the AA filter, otherwise sharpness in photos will be more or less reduced. The samples in the gallery now could make you think that Leica designed the lens not knowing of the AA filter in the LX100 has been changed. It's not really thinkable, is it?
When Leica rebadges do they rebadge Panasonic lenses also?
It is no fun looking at wide-angle photographs where there may be just one true vertical, all other 'should-be-vertical' lines converging with the true one somewhere high up in heavens. Why do they bother with extreme wide-angle lenses? Is an equivalent 35mm-105mm feasable on such a camera?
Donnie G: As nice as the RX100 III is, its most drool worthy impulse buyer's feature, that pop up EVF, will wind up making more enemies than friends for Sony. Why? Because it's not idiot proof. The pop up EVF is the one feature that the new owner is going to want to play with and show off the most, and it's also the thing that will suffer the most abuse and break, or, will be the culprit that constantly drains the battery due to being left in the up/on position. When this happens to enough owners, there will be a revolt, and Sony will get blamed for the operator errors of those owners. This is an easy prediction to make based on what I've seen even experienced photographers do to their new toys. Now imagine that pop up EVF being operated by the casual user, or, dare I say it, your teenagers. Idiot proof? Not! :)
After how many 'turn ons' of the EVF will it break and make the user an idiot?
Disengaging the EVF shuts the camera. Can this be sorted out in firmware upgrade? If so, it does not merit to be in "cons".
What would the mark be if these 'con' words used in conclusions like "clickless, slightly laggy", "rather prone ... interracts oddly", "a little clumsy", "can be hesitant", "can be challenging", "limited remote control" were struck?
Lee Martin: £516 to buy in New York, £749 in the UK . THINK ABOUT IT
UK has the distinction of having higher prices traditionally. Tradition is important for the UK.
Funduro: The latest version gets fractionally fewer shots out of it: 320 according to CIPA standard testing. This drops to just 230 if you use the electronic viewfinder - something worth being aware of, when you use the camera._____
Buy lots of extra batteries !
Ave. #pics ca 275 if VF used half of the time - 7.5 rolls in film speak. Good enough. In the film world people thought more about theircomposition before pressing the shutter.
What is easier? Stepping back 2-3-5 metres as compared to moving forward 30-50-70m forwards? Longer focal length is required.
A fast 35mm-105mm equivalent lens would please quite a lot of people.
The pop-up EVF [great development] is bound to start a new trend. The next RX1 might get it also. Its switching off the camera - can it be sorted out with firmware? Sony must surely have tested its mechanical functioning for durability.
For the film generation it would be great to have the in-camera software options giving the calibrations for famous fims of the past - Kodachrome, Ektachrome, Agfacolour, Fuji, ...
Roland Karlsson: Charming!
I would say that the biggest problem today, regarding quality of photographs is that we do so much photographing today and so many do photographing. Then we are drenched in utter cr@p. And there is no procedure in place that just discard all that cr@p.
I assume many of the people reading here have taken 100.000 images or more. Of those, how many real keepers? 1000? 100? How do you do to make those 1000 image the ones that go to history?
Note, that it is not necessarily solitary FANTASTIC images that are keepers. Keepers are often a series of images that tell a story or describe a place at a certain time in history.
Having 2-3 or 5 at most 35mm expensive film cartridges during a travel made one think before pressing the shutter button.
Sony, an RX100 with a VF - optical or electronic - replacing either the flash or having slightly larger body would wipe everything else off the market.
Nokia uses Zeiss optics with OIS. Sony collaborates with Zeiss for their cameras. What excuse does Sony have for not incorporating an OIS'ed Zeiss lens in Xperia? Furthermore, what keeps Sony from launching a Win-Xperia?
Nokia Icon's design is interesting.
With its design it belongs to Goddam City.
DSLRs all look hideous. The mirrorless have big screens at the back with no space to put a viewfinder; and if somebody squeezes in an EVF but reducing the screen size people start yelling. As for 'high quality but high price' lenses - people should calculate compound price inflation at 3, 4, 5, 6% per annum over 40 years and then ask the question "A high quality lens cost so much 40 years ago. what would be a reasonable price now?". Is the new Zeiss for A7 really expensive? The manufacturers ought to get their act together by concentrating on the quality of sensor, lens, design and build, useability. A plastic body is not acceptable.
Is it acceptable to tolerate a noisy and shaky shutter in this day and age? What happened to the shutter technology of 50-60 years ago?
Sony, do the sensible thing and replace the silly flash with a viewfinder on RX1, RX100. You have just come up with Alpha a7 without a flash. How many $500-$600 accessory viewfinders are you selling? Be a good boy!