Drama: No viewfinder = defect camera
Want a viewfinder; buy a DSLR and stop posting silly comments on threads about cameras aimed at different markets!
Vilas7: Lot of features on RX100 III as well as Powershot G7 x has been discussed but I want to know if there is any digital zoom on those cameras and how are the results of those digital zooms as far as movie and photos are concerned indoors for school and church programs. I may be shooting from a distance of 30 to 50 feet and the optic zoom may not be sufficient. Does any one know the quality of digital zoom on each camera?
Thanks for coming back. After testing myself I agree, but I still have the Canon pegged as my next purchase!
Edward Vancouver: Merry Christmas to everybody, even to those idiots who are trying to be politically correct by wishing Happy Holidays.. Truly appalling..
Jesus who? Any proof .... Any photos of this elusive person (shrouds don't count!). :-)
djohnfot: dpreview has always been one of the class acts in its field, with the best reviews and most up-to-date news and general interest articles. Here's to an even better 2015!
My one wish is that the trolls would at least read the article before they post their comments. Otherwise they are wasting their time and ours.
Most up to date???
I love reading DPR but I'm sorry, they're without doubt the slowest to review most cameras (still waiting to decide whether I should upgrade to the Sony A5100!)
I'm not trolling, just pointing out the glaringly obvious error in your statement .... But happy Christmas :-)
AbrasiveReducer: Happy holidays, DPR! In an area with so much nonsense--customers feeling sorry for their favorite corporation, videos showing how to open the box, rumors and conspiracy theories--you have kept things measured and sane. Like most of the cameras reviewed, I think DPR deserves a gold award and some combat pay as well.
My wish for next year, besides a Canon body with a low noise sensor, is for photography to become more difficult. Why? Because it will reduce the number of experts and professionals, and those who remain will really know their stuff.
Best wishes, DPR! And hopes for an interesting 2015.
Those unboxings ... Lets hope one day everyone who does an unboxing opens the box to find no camera ... Smug little bar stewards lol!
My wish for 2015 (other than all those who bemoan the fact a new pocket camera with APSC sensor doesn't have an EVF, hotshoe, handgrip or interchangeable lens), is to hope all those who have just purchased a new mobile with a 28MP camera, all disappear back to their phone blogs, leaving us 'camera' people free to engage in lively self obsessed no nonsense debate). :-)
I've criticised DP a lot this year for its failures (as have many) but I appreciate the site and I'm glad it exists. In all honesty, its success has come from the readership and great conversations - so I hope DP can continue to bring us articles (even if unfinished and biased lol!) so that we the readers may continue debating with/against each other :-)
Happy Christmas and a BIG thank you to all at DPR .... and to us readers .... and lets hope 2015 brings us lovely new tech and less people moaning 'it hasn't got an EVF or hotshoe' (its a f*****g hand held camera ... What did you expect!)
Neil(And P.S. ... Yes the RX100 is palm sized and has an EVF as most will want to say .... But it doesn't have a hotshoe now .... Does it ;-)
... And P.P.S. ... Why do DPR show that a comment has been edited ? .... Are thy trying to make us look stupid lol.
Siff: lol, really? still a preview?
Still no conclusion a year later ... DP really are **** these days/years!
utomo99: If money is not a problem for you. maybe this cameras is good.But if money need to consider, you can consider cheaper cameras. and also no Zoom is not good for many people.
Maybe a Canon S110!
@ the-bunker : I'm considering either the Canon or Sony MII to replace my Mark I Sony. I tried the Canon today and it seemed noticeably slower on shot to shot speeds (using the same class 10 card). Can I ask your feelings on this ... I love the look of the canon (spec wise) over the MII sony but the ability to focus quickly and take repeated shots is important to me. Can I ask your thoughts on this?
keeponkeepingon: Is canon making a knock off of the RX100 really "one of the most exciting announcements from Photokina"?
Either it's a boring conference or I'm missing something. Can you explain why this is exciting?
I find an all-new competitor to the king of 1" compacts (and a competitor with much better specs), quite exciting!!!!
TFD: Nice but I think Sony trumps them in two areas, Video and Panoramas. From my experience no one is as good at Panoramas as Sony.
Anyone talking about a £600+ camera and 'Selfies' in the same paragraph looses any respect they might have had with me!
zorgon: It's hard to believe that they can make a lens that small, with that zoom range and aperture. On paper at least it looks better than the Sony RX100III and Panasonic LX100 but I get the feeling that something has to give. I guess we'll have to wait and see what the image quality is like.
Must have? Thats your opinion, certainly not mine!
TimK5: Sony RX100III just got its butt kicked!
.... phew ... I nearly upgraded from the Mark 1 !!!!
hrt: The spec of this camera is impressive indeed. With 4/3 sensor + 24mm equivalent zoom + low light capability + control dials + EVF + light weight portability, this camera potentially could replace my APS-C DSLR.With an integrated EVF, there is no need for a tilting screen.Exterior looks of the camera doesn't matter, so long as it has a good grip, sufficient dials for control, and no sloppy covers that can easily be bent.Can't wait to see some test results.By the way, do you know whether it's weather sealed ?
Good luck using that EVF when you're lying down in the mud trying to get a shot 6" off the ground!!!! (or when your glasses keep getting in the way!!!)
chadley_chad: Remind me never to publish my work for all the 'DP CRITICS' to shred into a million pieces!
Remind me never to publish my work for all the 'DP CRITICS' to shred into a million pieces!
Rob: It's a nice effort, but at that level of attempted realism, the CGI work is subpar. She's lacking some fundamental knowledge of visual art, such as how to cast shadows properly in perspective according to light source's angle relative to the subject and vanishing points. That is first year concept art/illustration/industrial design stuff in a good art school.
The creatures themselves are also a bit flat and unconvincing. A much better choice would have been using 3D and doing photorealistic renders that look more like the kind of realism we'd see in movie special effects (which is totally doable with cheap, off-the-shelf 3D software these days if you have the skill). If you guys want to see this type of work done at the professional level, go to cgsociety.org and look in the galleries--all are works done at the level of Hollywood blockbusters, but often by young CG artists who specialize in this type of work, and many are not even pros but hobbyists.
And now Mr Know-it-all backtracks!
Some stupid comments follow ....
I'm sure she was chuffed and her friends impressed ... Which is what it's all about. Know it all art/photography snobs I'm sure are the last of her cares!!!!
Boss of Sony: TWO REASONS WHY CAMERA COMPANIES ARE LOSING MONEY: 1. Capitalism is dying (finally), because it is based on faulty mathematics, so it has to end at some point. 2. NOBODY CARES ABOUT PHOTOGRAPHY ANYMORE. The only people who care are the obsessives who think looking at an inferior 2-D representation of something on a screen is better than appreciating the real thing with your eyes in real time. Now that everone has a camera, people are waking up and thinking, what the hell is the point of photography? Why don't I just look at the world with my eyes and stop wasting valuable resources and valuable time doing a pointless activity?
Oh dear oh dear Tord ... you've been trolled!