Impressive response in the Sony RX100 III.
nemark: My high-end compact camera of choice would (WOULD) be a G1x MkII, IF it had a BUILT-IN evf. Fully articulated display would be a great plus.Unfortunately, being without built-in EVF, my cameras of choice are, in this order: Lumix LX100, Fuji X30, Fuji X100T, Sony RX100 III, Lumix FZ1000, and only at the sixth place is G1x II. Sorry Canon, these days I am contemplating a high-end compact camera and this is may rang-list. After G1x MkI I hoped for EVF and you disappointed me. No viewfinder at all and limited articulation of LCD.Shame.
Mine too, and if it had a better sensor. Saw a recent publication that gave the G1X II their 2nd worst camera of the year. :-(
Best High-end Compact Camera of 2014 gets my vote for the Sony RX100 III.
Maff maff: Interface is not working with Touchscreen like iPad or kindle fire
Try it again just worked fine on my iPad.
Looks like others besides just DPReview are recognizing the Sony RX100 III as the Best Compact Pocket Camera.
keeponkeepingon: Why isn't the ricoh GR in this roundup?
It seems like a really poor choice to leave a dpreview GOLD award winning high end pocket camera out of the "High End Pocketable" roundup.
Even if you plan on putting it in a "Big sensor Roundup" (or whatever) it still belongs here also as folks looking for a pocketable camera won't necessarily go looking for it among huge clunkers such as the LX100 in your big sensor roundup.
Death89 How many times? PlentySome just don't read all the words I guess.
Lassoni: Should update the article to include lx100 . We're not trying to sell sony's product here, are we?
Lassoni No, we are just trying to at least get them in the right category though.
So many on the forums for this category have praised CameraLabs so you should all appreciate this:
"Gordon's favourite compact camera right now: Sony Cyber-shot RX100 III"
Timmbits - Think you left the word Pocketable out which is in the actual title.
2014 High-end Pocketable Compact Roundup
Seems the article is correct in relation to the title and vice versa.
Ricoh GR will be covered in a separate Roundup as noted below since its a fixed focal length.
"At this point in time -it's the best pocket camera available."
Yes, published in 2013 and updated this year with the latest cameras.
And the top pick of the RX100 III being the best pocket camera is accurate based on consumers, other publications, and the current market. Amazing for 3 years now Sony continues to dominate the top spot.
Jennyhappy2: According to DPReview:
"In our opinion the Sony Cyber-shot RX100 Mark III is - at this point in time - the best pocket camera available. The Canon PowerShot G7 X is a strong competitor, but is also Canon’s first crack at pocket cam with a 1” sensor, and it's not quite good enough yet either optically, or in terms of overall performance. With the RX100, RX100 II and now the RX100 III, Sony has had three opportunities to perfect the concept. Specifically, we feel that the RX100 Mark III offers advantages in its superior battery life, added options/features for video shooters, better image quality, and its built-in EVF. "
No, this article was just updated.
The LX100 does not fit this category, it is not a pocket camera. See the Enthusiast Compact Roundup.
According to DPReview:
DaveE1: The Sony RX100 III comes highly recommended. If you have a pocket, and need a great camera, get it. imho.
"This camera is best suited to anyone looking for a pocket camera with strong image quality, a solid set of features, a fast, versatile zoom lens and a built-in viewfinder."
Best high-end pocketable compact - Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III
Dan - Thanks for the clarification, though anyone following this site regularly knows about the various classes of your reviews. Great info and Panasonic seems to have excelled again. Look forward to your other roundups.
jonrobertp: Amazing error: best cam not seen in list: Canon G7X. Credibility diminished.
Thanks for the clarification.
aerorail: sony rx100 m3 wasn't on top very long
Says who...maybe try looking at the right category first as it is in the High-End Pocket Cameras.