Roquet: I'm looking for pocketable travel camera. GREAT review here of the RX100 III, but is there a better option for someone like me who never shoots RAW and doesn't care too much about video? I worry RX100-III is too complicated for someone who typically sticks with Scene or Program modes? For me a "Travel Camera" has to fit comfortably in a shirt pocket, or khaki shorts pocket (but probably not jeans pants pocket). EVA and flash are also required... and I really like the idea of flipping the screen 180 for selfies! (remember it's a travel camera). The stated RX100-III dimensions of 102 x 58 x 41 mm (4.02 x 2.28 x 1.61″) seem about maximum for my needs, compared to the wife's Canon PS SX130-IS that definitely feels too big (113 x 73 x 46 mm (4.45 x 2.87 x 1.81″). Can anyone recommend something even a little smaller, with EVF & flash of course.. oh and that 180 degree screen too.
Best alternative is the Sony RX100 III.
Jennyhappy2: Excellent comparison! Even more impressive is the RX100 series out for 3 years now, continues to be the best pocket compact camera you can buy.
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gbdz: What might be the rational behind this?Will my Sony somehow perform better because it is getting more votes? How does it know? What about the old versions I have of Canon EF lenses...nobody votes for them, will they start growing mold?
Mindless consumerism wins mouse clicks. The two are linked. (ha-ha)
Most 'prosumers' already have equipment that far exceeds their skills.Still, whenever anybody asks for an advice to a specific problem on these forums, nearly all of the answers suggest buying something. This instead of for instance learning to use the stuff that is already there.
I wish it would stop raining so I could go out and shoot....
No, quality and usability prevail above all in this case which indicates why Sony got more votes.
HB Eugene: When Sony introduced the RX100, I was in the market some a very good portable camera which I could easily lug around when not using my Nikon DSLR's. I purchased the camera and was not disappointed. I loved it! Then along came the RX100 MII where a hot shoe was added and I quickly upgraded. I loved it even more than its predecessor. I complemented my new purchase with a remote and the flash unit accessory. A truly great combination. With the unveiling of the MIII, I set out to compare and with a plan to further upgrade, but alas, I did not. The reason? Despite the enhancements made to the MIII, the omission of a hot shoe was a major disappointment. Sony certainly dropped the ball in this area. The end result is that I'll hang on to the MII indefinitely and until Sony hopefully reintroduces the hot shoe on the MIV???. Hope they do take heed.
Sony did away with the hot shoe due to little use by customers and more people wanting and actually using the EVF. I wouldn't expect Sony to bring back the hot shoe on the IV given the type of camera and the EVF makes it far more valuable.
thenewgap: I have a Canon 5D 1st serie, a great camera even if i don’t like big and heavy cams: they have great performances but for some situations it’s more useful a very small camera with a honest image quality. So I bought a Fujifilm X100S that was too big anyway although it had a great global quality. So I sold it and looking for a small camera with sensor of one inch at least, I read enthusiast reviews of Sony RX100.M3 that I bought. And it has a great body: small, light, handy, well positioned buttons, very ergonomic and so on. But, using it intensively, I found that there was no comparison between it’s image quality and Fuji’s. The image of Sony at 800ASA has a noise that Fuji doesn’t show at 1600ASA; and the sharpness of X100, at each aperture or all ASA value, is quite greater than RX100.M3. And these qualities can be seen by a child too… So I asked myself about the reliability of some reviews: which kind of instruments di they use and which procedures do they follow??? Regards
Your comparing the RX100 III to the X100?????
Sorry, but two completely different classes of cameras serving two distinctive purposes along with targeted to two entirely different consumers.
Makes no sense why Canon won't offer this in the US since they recently said they want to dominate the mirrorless market by 2017.
Excellent comparison! Even more impressive is the RX100 series out for 3 years now, continues to be the best pocket compact camera you can buy.
Just get the RX100 III....
Why??? Should have called it the XQ1.1
SX710 has gone from a 16MP to a ridiculous 20MP.?????
ZS50 is looking very impressive. Dropping the MP will definitely improve IQ.
CaPi: Panasonic on 1st and 4th place? I bought a FZ1000 and I can see why. Doenst do creative shots that well for me - but solid everything else.
Impressive! Not sure why the Canon G7X hasn't scored higher though unless everyone is interested in the Sony RX100 III instead.
Interesting...the top winners as of today:
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 29.6%
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III 26.5%
Fujifilm X100T 18.3%
Rest of the bunch only registering single digits.
Sure there will be plenty of LX100, RX100 III and X100T cameras under the tree this year.
enenzo: There appear to be a clear image ;-) Canon is lost. The winners are Sony, Fuji, Panasonic and Nikon. Especially Sony! Well done.
Yes very accurate.
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.