Marximus: I've had the RX10 III for a couple weeks, coming from the FZ1000. I really wanted the range, so pretty much as soon as I got the Sony, the Panasonic was on eBay. That was a mistake, IMO. The Sony is quite a bit slower in multiple areas: startup, autofocus, low light performance. I shot quite a bit with it and it seemed okay, but just to make sure, I purchased the FZ1000 again (crazy, I know) to do some final testing. I took it to the zoo today, and within a couple shots, the Sony was back in the bag and I used the FZ1000 for the rest of the day. The difference in my experience is nearly night and day. For all my critical areas, the Panasonic wins, hands down. Faster startup, blazing fast autofocus, better low light performance, lighter in weight, a fully articulating screen, and about half the price. After doing the comparison, one of the few areas in which the Sony is superior is with that extra reach. I looked at the comparison shots and it does appear that the Sony lens is a bit sharper. And the weather sealing/build quality is nice. But these are all compromises I'm very willing to make. I absolutely love the FZ1000 and I'll be returning the RX10 III. And I'll keep my eye out for the FZ2000:).
Well said,I've been enjoyed my FZ1000 like no other cams before..and I'm coming from DSLR system(from Nikon to Sony..)Now the FZ1000 covered most of my needs.I do have N1V1 as a "pocket cam" when I don't want the "bulkiness"of the FZ1000. I may expand my gear on 4/3 system (since Nikon seems to abandon the N1 system..)just when I'll being miss W/A and DOF...Marco
May be they are cooking up something...FF commitment only? who knows.. ;)..
IF and I repeat, IF this rumour turn out real,I will be sad to see them exiting the Camera biz.We need competitors here, I respect Samsung, there are capable of AMAZING electronic products..I almost ended up buying the very first NX10, remember? for instance, Fuji wasn't even around at that time,and it was the only APC sensor ILC contender besides the very first Sony Nex 3... the question is WHY???..I can't wrap around my head...
Hey Sony, Any "Ditch your DSLR" event ala Samsung?...;)
Crap!, Samsung we need one of these "Ditch Day event" up-here in Canada as well! I also have a clonker to trade in;)...
Thanks, Happy Holidays to all of the DP Staff!!
Shield3: Methinks Sony has finally killed the A mount altogether. Haven't seen anything in over a year with the A58.
Nooo, for a moment I thought it was the new long waited ..A Mount body from Sony!!!..I'm still waiting to upgrade my A55,but yeah man I'm with you,my hope at this point, is diminishing day by day...
But,wait a sec., so the A3000 Sony is an "E" Mount system cam,same Nex series lenses right? Now what about "A" Mount ?? Can this cam carry the "A" mount?? or not? Or will Sony make another cam specific for "A" mount"..? I'm puzzled..
Dale108: I am worried about the direction that Ricoh is taking Pentax. Adding more colours does not enhance a camera. While I have many Pentax products (K5IIs, K30, K01, Q), the recent decisions have left me scratching my head. K50 and K500 with no new features, Q10 with multiple colours and now the K01 new colour. While Canon, Sony and others are advancing their tech (i.e. 70D), Pentax is releasing more colours? I hope it works out for them as I have lots invested in this system.
I feel for you bro, I used to admire PENTAX products, and don't get me wrong they still make to a certain degree very robust cams, but tech wise, you are right regarding in what direction RICOH/PENTAX CO. is going compare to the competition?? it seem to me simply....NOWHERE. My father want me to take over his collection of vintage PENTAX lenses, I told dad, I'm already in the future I'm a SONY shooter! what am I gonna do with them?
harry cannoli: $2800, viewfinder optional?
I just can't get past that. Blame it on my age. Texting is a solution looking for a problem, a Tweet is the sound a bird makes, and as cameras go, the viewfinder is as integral a component as the shutter.
$2800 and I charge the camera the same way I charge my phone?
Have fun with that.