Jennyhappy2: Still waiting for a camera to exceed the RX100 III/IV...the ultimate compact pocket camera with sharp lens, superior shutter speed, 4K and EVF. Most still refer to it as the pocket camera by which all others are judged.
Any nay sayers are simply envious....just look at the reviews.
First true competitor appears to be the Nikon 24-85, but too early to tell.
Sony keeps pushing the category and another new RX100 is hopefully just a few months away.
"The RX100 IV garners our top award for its pure ambition. Its class-defining image and video quality raise the bar even further, widening the gap between it and any potential competition. As such, the RX100 IV is, today, peerless".
No worries, plenty of consumers have made this camera still their top pick for pocket compact camera, with only the RX100 IV possibly surpassing it.
Other manufacturers have attempted to copy its success, while none have come close, let alone surpassed it. Due to strong demand while other manufacturers have resorted to price cuts to move inventory, the Sony RX100 III still commands it's initial pricing.
The RX100 series is definitely a classic by which all others are still judged.
oldboy78: is there going to be a new firmware for this camera soon?
What for? Based on the I-IV, next iteration should be announced by June. Just like the RX10 III, seems Sony is keep things quiet until the official announcement so probably won't see any early leaks in specs.
Definitely deserving a Gold Award...topping anything close from the competition including Canon and Nikon.
Searching: Gold 82%........really.
Agree. For now, it is in a class of its own with no direct competitors.
piratejabez: Quite a bit better than ZS60/TZ80! Shows what a difference sensor size makes. I'd be very happy with this zoom range.
Agree. Truly a unique camera at this time.
Jennyhappy2: Agree, it's up to each individual to decide what is best based on their needs. For some, a smaller pocket-size camera such as the RX100 III/IV with faster and shorter length lens may be more useful while others may opt for a travel zoom and go with the ZS100.
Performance is suppose to be amazing.
You cannot go wrong with any of the RX100 iterations. For those that complain about the price then I recommend you try finding something better and buy it. Like it or not Sony reinvented the interest in premium compact cameras.
Do a Google search on this camera and read the reviews thoroughly and the conclusion always comes to it is the best compact pocket camera you can buy.
The first true competitor might just be the recently announced DL 24-85, but reviews are still pending.
Still waiting for a camera to exceed the RX100 III/IV...the ultimate compact pocket camera with sharp lens, superior shutter speed, 4K and EVF. Most still refer to it as the pocket camera by which all others are judged.
utomo99: I wish Panasonic ZS100/ TZ100 have faster lens. Or I hope they use newest sensor which can capture better low light.
Kind of hard to do given the compact size and 10x lens.
Jennyhappy2: No EVF and no 4K? And it still needs a better lens.
I agree, but you would think by now Canon would be implementing 4K across the PowerShot line, in addition to EVFs.
No EVF and no 4K? And it still needs a better lens.
Yeah I like the LX100, it is probably my second pic of the boys but I am very much interested in seeing what its successor has to offer.
As for the RX100 III/IV, as I have always said build a better compact pocket camera and I will buy it. LOL
Yes, because that is my current camera. LOL looking to still replace it with the ZS100, but for now I cannot find anyone besides Sony who has the best combination of the 1" sensor, fast lens, AF, etc.
Andre L - You raise a very good point something more compact along the lines of the RX100 III/IV with a much faster lens could prove far more active.
Should be interesting what Sony does with the next version as every new 1 inch camera that comes out still seems to be the RX100 series for which it is measured against.
photo perzon: Ignoring video, is the iii still sharper than the iv? I have seen a few posts saying that.
Also interested in hearing about this.
What an amazing camera!
Agree, it's up to each individual to decide what is best based on their needs. For some, a smaller pocket-size camera such as the RX100 III/IV with faster and shorter length lens may be more useful while others may opt for a travel zoom and go with the ZS100.
D135ima: Inch Sensor revived the compacts. Improve their relevance. Previous trend with 1/1.7 or 2/3 - was very weak argument to the cheap cameras or phone.
Thanks Richard! :-)
Of the bunch, I expect the ZS100 and DL 18-50 to be the most successful, well at least until the RX100 V comes along. :-)
Agree. For those wondering on the size of a 1" sensor, think roughly of 1/2.3" x 4, 1/1.7" x 3, and the 2/3" x 2.
eMTi: Nikon already establish THE CAMERA OF THE YEAR for 2016 with DL18-50. Long time waiting for Nikon to wake up. Now we can imaging what other pleasant surprise Nikon will do for us.
Definitely an impressive showing from Nikon at this point.