Hannu108: Videos don't look very natural. It might be due to the missing motion blur.
Can the previewer tell if the shutter speeds were kept at 60 fps (NTSC) or 50 fps (PAL)? It looks that the shutter speeds are too high.
@Hannu108 I generally tried to follow the 180 degree shutter rule. As such the 24p footage is shot at 1/50th and the 60p at 125th which gives a very different look.
DigiMatt: DPReview are you or will you be paid by Sony to promote this camera? Your Sony marketing machine seems to be in overdrive.
No. All decisions about what to cover and when are made on an editorial basis (ie: what we think our readers will be interested in), no manufacturer does, nor is given any opportunity to, pay for editorial coverage.
There's been a lot of interest in this camera and we've just got hold of one. We're trying to test and report different aspects of the camera as fast as we can, while maintaining accuracy and quality. Given this meant publishing material over the weekend, when traffic to the site is lower, it made sense to report on this latest extension to out coverage.
In the coming days we'll be adding more to this, as we work towards a complete review, but we'll probably report about it less frequently.
orion1983: Has picture 148 been shot through the front window of a driving car?! If so, it's pure nonsense as this would severly bias the image quality! If not so, one has to hope that the two blurred spots (on the right and left, in the blue sky) are not derived from sensor particles!!!
orion1983 - I think you're right about that shot being taken through the car wind-shield. Some were shot outside the window so, given the central sharpness, I thought it was one of those (I was driving at the time, not operating the camera).
I'll remove it.
Kim Letkeman: Looks great. Should be a nice cam. Gotta wonder at the stills comparator though ... 5 Sony bodies, 2 Olympus bodies, and one Panasonic body. In a video comparison? Makes little sense ...
How do you mean?
The comparison tool is relatively new, so the contents of it are essentially 'cameras we've reviewed since introducing it.'
Menneisyys: Excerpt from the article: "One other camera that uses full sensor readout is the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10, and the results are nearly identical to that of the RX100 III."
I need to disagree - it's not "nearly", it's "definitely better". The RX100M3 does have lower resolution than the RX10. Just take a look at the black/white resolution lines:
The RX10 does deliver full 1080p resolution; the RX100M3 around 900-950p.
Of course, this isn't as readily visible with the card example you've linked to. There, even the Nikon D3300 seems to deliver the same, (unlike, say, the Fuji or the Canon G1XM2 results) non-aliased quality. (With the WB severely off, though.)
To the DPR staff: was the above chart shot in any of the resolution-degrading IS mode, or, without?
Steady Shot Off (hence it matches the SteadyShot Off crop shown elsewhere on the movie page).
Beat Traveller: Nice. Where was image number 8 taken?
Ellensburg, Eastern Washington (If you mean the wide-angle shot of the building).
CameraUser1: The RAWs from the new Sony were converted using ACR 8.5 beta, is it possible the worse noise performance is due to the beta not having been optimized?
It's possible. We'll certainly check as soon as a 'final' version is available.
amf1932: I really wish they would show more diversified photos in the sample gallery.Such as high ISO's to test the low light capabilities of the RX100 III.
As it says in the news story, we'll be adding more samples in the coming days. There are already a handful of low light shots in there but I'll make sure that's something I get more of, this evening.
Murat Sahan: Hi, does anyone know if you can control additional flashes with the mark III?
I'm not about to spend my Saturday arguing about semantics.
Triggering (which almost any camera can do), doesn't involve the camera exerting any control over the flashguns, they're responding only to the way you've manually configured them.
It's reasonable to assume someone asking about *controlling external flashes* would be asking about whether the camera can determine the flashguns' behaviour, since that's something that only certain cameras can do.
@The Sage Knows: I wouldn't tend to consider triggering (where the camera has no knowledge of the external flashguns) as 'control.'
No. There's no wireless flash control option on the RX100 M3.
left_i: Yeah! Auto ISO for manual mode.Looking forward to it being available in HK.
@Kexi Cao - yes, it does.
Mike FL: Where is the LX9?
It is the time (may be already did) for Pana Fedex some GM1 body (along with Sony RX100-3 may be?) to Germany to ask Leica to "GLUE" a lens on GM1 body:
First choice: "F1.4 24mm LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMILUX zoom lens"
If the First choice can not be done, then "F1.8 24mm Leica DC Vario-Summicron zoom lens" is ok.
Product line name? GL (GM body + LX lens)? or LX Mark1 (we don't care).
@Everlast66 - you could well be right, at this rate...
Still, there are some really *interesting* cameras in there, so it could be much worse.
@Kexi Cao - I'd suggest asp1880's question isn't *that* good, since you only need to read page 5 of this article to find we've expressly addressed that point.
noopdca: I'm very curious to know will the sony leather case for the Rx100, RX100II, fit the RX100 III?
We've tried fitting the RX100 III we have here into the older LCJ-RXB/C (rather than the new LCJ-RXF). However, without knowing the manufacturing tolerances of such cases, I can't promise *yours* will fit.
It's not impossible, though.
retro76: I really don't understand why Dpreview (and other reviewers) constantly applauds the image quality of the Olympus sensors. I owned the OMD and the IQ was pretty poor.
@Mike FL - you can be entirely sure about DPR: none of our reviews are sponsored, supported or anything else by any camera company. If we've written something about a camera it's because our testing and use means we believe it about a camera.
retro76, if you thought the OMD (presumably E-M5)'s IQ was poor, then you're unlikely to be that impressed with the Samsung.
"To be somewhat harsh on the NX30, I'd say that aside from Wi-Fi, it just doesn't do any one thing really well. It doesn't fill a need that isn't already addressed by the competition; isn't better, smaller, faster or cheaper than other mirrorless cameras in its class."
Its doomed then!
Silver Award means 'really good.'
Being *as good* as its rivals could well mean it's really good, if its peers are.
If everything in the peer group is good, then yes, it arguably is 'average,' but only in the mathematical, rather than pejorative sense.
@dpmaxwell - it may not be smaller, faster or cheaper, but it's similarly small, compared to a DSLR, and similarly fast, compared to mirrorless...
Just because it doesn't stand out as *better* doesn't mean it's significantly *worse*.
L Cato: I like everything I have read about the camera but why didn't they include a female screw socket on the bottom of the camera for mounting a small tripod?Maybe they will on the RX100M IIII.
It does have a tripod mount.
BigPhoto: Broken record... We don't like the clickless control wheel. So we're going to beat that drum over and over again and call it distancing and inert. The nature of highly subjective reviews.
1) We make clear it's a subjective factor. We aren't alone in being disappointed by that aspect.
2) The implementation hasn't changed, so it's justified to mention it again, since new readers won't know it's been mentioned before.
3) It would be improper/misleading for us to not report something we found during a camera's use.
4) Like every other part of a review, the onus is on the reader to decide whether it matters to them. If not, then ignore that bit.
5) Its relative importance is likely to vary, depending on what the rest of the camera offers. Us saying that we still don't like that aspect of the control system doesn't define the review's outcome.