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On article All about that lens: Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III review (369 comments in total)
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TyphoonTW: It clearly DESTROYS all the bridge cameras in the 600/700$ price range.

Irony is always risky.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2016 at 21:09 UTC
On article All about that lens: Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III review (369 comments in total)
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electrophoto: In 20+ years of photography, I can count the number of times on one hand where I had to shoot at anything beyond 400m to get the shot I needed.
and 400mm hasn't been that often either.

Despite high ISO capabilities and IS - the number of times where anything above 300-400mm is practical without a tripod is small.

Personally from looking at the samples, I see no shot, other than maybe the bird and the plane - to be really anything "worthwhile" for the 600mm end.

Also that thing, for a 1" Sensor with it's limitations - is huge.

Well I guess I simply fail to see the practical use for such a long reach...

I'd rather have a fast 24-200mm in a much more compact body.... if I'd be going for a compact / fixed lens.
make it a stop faster throughout the range.... that would be an incredibly useful camera.

but honestly, I'm not even remotely tempted by the RX10.

OK, you don't shoot a long range, so you can't comprehend that anyone else would do so. How interesting.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2016 at 21:07 UTC
On article All about that lens: Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III review (369 comments in total)
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camshooter132: i was really interested in this camera, given the 600mm zoom. Then I saw the price. I've since picked up a used RX10 for $550. I don't think the 600mm zoom is worth the extra $1K...

Wait 6 months and check the price again. It may come down by 40-50%.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2016 at 20:59 UTC
On article All about that lens: Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III review (369 comments in total)
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Jesaja: I would like to buy a6300 and Tamron 16-300 instead of this.

And the great thing is, no one is preventing that.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2016 at 20:58 UTC
On article All about that lens: Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III review (369 comments in total)
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Kalhor: Image Quality = garbage, my old X-E1 makes better images in all ISO range.

If you don't like it, don't buy it. Isn't freedom of choice grand?

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2016 at 20:57 UTC
On article All about that lens: Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III review (369 comments in total)
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Emmanuel Aldecoa: I can't believe people still throw away there money in bridge cameras . Lenses are soft in anything but the widest focal length , noise is terrible due to the small sensor , response times are slow , the "viewfinder" is hopeful .

Other than the reach of the zoom I much prefer to use an iPhone 6S. BTW I was Panasonic FZ8 and Fuji XS-1 so I've got some useful first hand experience.

I can't believe that you think anyone cares about your opinions on how other people spend their money.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2016 at 20:55 UTC
On article All about that lens: Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III review (369 comments in total)
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DickBas: Don't believe any of the negative comments from the trolls who don't even have the RX-10 MK3! They don't know what they are talking about!
I am a Canon Pro and have $30k worth of pro Canon gear.
I purchased a Mk3 two weeks ago because in my advancing years in have difficulty in holding up a 6 lb 1Dx with a 9 lb 200-400 F4 L IS.
I have been absolutely blown away by the capabilities and quality of the MK 3! The detail and resolution is on a par with my much more expensive equipment, and at a much lighter weight!
The Zeiss lens is super sharp!!
I'll post some shots soon.

Where can we see some of your Canon work for comparison?

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2016 at 20:52 UTC
On article All about that lens: Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III review (369 comments in total)
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Tactical Falcon: The biggest thing is POU, who really wants this camera for $1500.00 up front? Someone who doesn't want lenses to think about. Wants 4K video. A good build. It is to me all in one, and ready to go. Optimized? Nope. Quality, and ready to go? Yep. It will not be the right one for everyone. For me, I just can't make that financial leap up front. Over time, I may spend more. But for now, a body I want. And choice lenses are a better way for me. Video is not that critical for me. Purpose of Use is POU by the way.

So what's the answer to your question? It's still very expensive for what it is; the FZ1000 is half the price and way more than half the feature set. The soon-to-be-available DL24-500 may be just as good and it's far cheaper.
Six months from now, if it drops enough, the price for the RX10 III may make sense. So who really wants this camera for $1500 up front? And what is the relevance of purpose of use? Like all cameras, it is used to generate images.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2016 at 20:49 UTC
On article All about that lens: Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III review (369 comments in total)
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TN Args: I think that it is a real pity that you rushed this review into print while the Nikon DL 24- 500 is on the horizon. The Nikon and the Sony together are the new kids on the block, so side-by-side comparison is a really good idea, and would've made all the comparative discussion going on in this review much more complete.

I'm glad that you highlighted the poor performance of this camera with birds in flight or similar types of long-range action photography. That is the one area in which the Nikon is possibly a bit of a game changer for this type of camera. We, the unwashed masses, need to know!

There's no reason to doubt that the side-by-side comparison will be forthcoming once the DL24-500 is released and reviewed. There's nothing wrong with releasing information as soon as it becomes available. And the review doesn't seem rushed at all.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2016 at 20:42 UTC
On article All about that lens: Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III review (369 comments in total)

A lot of noise in some images, even at low ISO (like the image of the ferry and gull 375mm equivalent | F5.6 | 1/100 sec | ISO 200). This is disappointing.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2016 at 20:40 UTC as 22nd comment | 4 replies
On article Hands-on with the Sony RX10 III (308 comments in total)
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jimi5150: On the 'bridge camera' aspect. Anyone remember the 'awesome' C8080 by Olympus? A great lens, at the time, built around a camera. I see this as today's equililent. I'm still in the Dakota's with the family and wish I had this camera. Fact is, I'm not gonna lug my 6D,4 lenses, flash, and extras around. Especially, in crowded areas and through gift shops. But, I want something better than an SX30. I'll give up a little wide angle (I can use my iPod with 12mp sensor) if I get a better than average picture through the zoom range. 600 is good enough for a lot of birds ... and wome ... uh .., people. I don't need 4K but it means the HD will be very good. Finally, while I like some if the compacts like the G5 and others, I want a viewfinder and want more than a 5X lens. I'll wait for a good review, but I see me owning this camera. Finally, a new incantation of the C8080!

Every camera today is a bargain compared with a few years ago.
The C8080 had 8mp, used 512MB memory cards. 5x zoom. Burst (JPEG only) = 1fps (limit 26), 1.6fps (limit 5). Video 640x480, 15fps. ISO range = 50-400.
Nice: 2/3in sensor.
Really nice: shot JPEG, uncompressed TIFF, or RAW!
Awesome for its time, no doubt about that.

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2016 at 22:22 UTC
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justmeMN: Nikon says "No DL", at least for now:

April 20, 2016

"In addition, the premium compact cameras, Nikon DL18-50 f/1.8-2.8, DL24-85 f/1.8-2.8, and DL24-500 f/2.8-5.6, will be delayed due to the serious issues with the integrated circuit for image processing built into the three new premium compact cameras, originally scheduled for a June 2016 release.
The new release date has yet to be determined and we will announce the information as soon as it is decided."

http://www.nikon.com/news/2016/0420_cpx_01.htm

There are worse things in life. They both make an excellent product.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2016 at 14:38 UTC
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nfarrar: WOW!!! A 1" Nikon. Just the camera I was WAITING FOR!! Said no one.....

I'm sure Nikon, and all the photographers and videographers using 1" sensor cameras, will toss theirs in the trash upon reading your devastating critique.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2016 at 14:34 UTC
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webber15: Interesting comment on the dl500 that they "all look similar"...
This nikon actually looks like a throwback to bridge cams from approx 10 years ago,,with the canon g3x looking distinctly different,,attractive to,,panny fz1000 has its own style,,especially the lens barrel switches which are a nice piece of design (in my view)...

Saying all that,,design aside,,the nikon has the best spec sheet and its the nikon I would choose over the panny or canon...

",the nikon has the best spec sheet"
Yes and no and maybe. We have no idea about burst depth (nor does Nikon tech support; I called). There appears to be only one customizable Fn button; if you're used to several you realize how useful they are to avoid menu diving. We also don't know the degree of manual control over video. (The video in the Nikon promo is horrible, with all whites totally blown.)

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2016 at 14:30 UTC
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Satyaa: Between these three cameras they have some nice features (in camera perspective correction, macro, 4K, touchscreen, 500mm reach, etc.). With the EXPEED6A processor, these sensors should do better than the N1 cameras. I hope that the AF is as good as the N1 system, if not better.

Despite all that, I am not excited about 1" sensors. M43 is probably the smallest sensor I will buy into. I will look again after the test results and lens performance are out but I'm not buying based on these specs alone.

I would need two of these to cover everything I need for travel. For the price of two of these, I would prefer an affordable M43 body with a travel zoom and a couple of primes, even thhough I won't get to 500mm. At the least, I will take the LX100.

"M43 body with a travel zoom and a couple of primes, even though I won't get to 500mm."
Why wouldn't you get to 500mm (eq)? An MFT 100-300mm gets you to 600mm (eq), a 100-400mm gets you to 800mm.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2016 at 14:24 UTC
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Satyaa: Between these three cameras they have some nice features (in camera perspective correction, macro, 4K, touchscreen, 500mm reach, etc.). With the EXPEED6A processor, these sensors should do better than the N1 cameras. I hope that the AF is as good as the N1 system, if not better.

Despite all that, I am not excited about 1" sensors. M43 is probably the smallest sensor I will buy into. I will look again after the test results and lens performance are out but I'm not buying based on these specs alone.

I would need two of these to cover everything I need for travel. For the price of two of these, I would prefer an affordable M43 body with a travel zoom and a couple of primes, even thhough I won't get to 500mm. At the least, I will take the LX100.

While you're laughing at the joke, others will be taking pictures and shooting video. It must be a slow day if you have nothing better to do than gripe about an entire class of camera for which you have nothing but contempt.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2016 at 14:22 UTC
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DME: I was waiting for exactly such a camera...with an APS-C sensor, not a 1" sensor! This camera is supposed to be for pros who want something lighter?! The sensor size is good for kids, not professionals who demand better IQ.

How big do you want your camera to be? APS-C would be much bigger. And while you're at it, why not go all out and deride APS-C as "amateurish" and insist on FF?

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2016 at 14:19 UTC
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enthusiast888: All I needed to hear was '18mm equiv' and 'compact' in one sentence.

One camera that covers 18mm, 35mm, 50mm.
It would have been great to be able to preset those focal ranges to a click of a button.

Is there any reason why no one has thought to do 18mm equiv in a compact before this?

28mm is a long way from 18mm. Not even remotely comparable.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2016 at 14:17 UTC
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MichaelIsGreat4: Why not make these new Nikon cameras with interchangeable lenses instead of fixed lenses?!!
I would NEVER buy cameras with fixed lenses!!

Funny how someone always makes a ringing declaration about how they will never buy the generic type of product being reviewed. What's the point? You want an ILC, buy one.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2016 at 14:15 UTC
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pcworth: Since they did not change the sensor, and I don't care about 4K video, are there many compelling reasons to upgrade from my FZ200 at this point?

There are some. Weather sealing, for one. Image quality is said to be better due to better processor. Graham Houghton has a good discussion of "handling improvements, better controls and features." Imaging Resource and Camera Decision both have good side-by-side comparisons of features and functions.
I'm moving up from the FZ150 and I do care about 4K video (partly for the 8MP stills at 30fps). If I had an FZ200, I'm not sure what I would do. Wait for the price to come down, definitely.

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2016 at 01:18 UTC
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