arcane93: I bought the RX100 II when it came out last year, and I've loved it enough that I would have actually considered upgrading to the new model this year with the right set of new features. The improvements in aperture by themselves would have been enough to sell me, but a loss of 30mm at the long end? That's a deal breaker as far as I'm concerned. I use my RX100 II a lot for concert shooting (one of my main reasons for buying it, actually), and I need all of the telephoto range that I can get. If anything, I wanted more, not less. Maybe next time, Sony!
avicenanw. Thanks for speaking for everyone - NOT!
JJLMD: When I had the RX100, I bought the NEX-6 thinking I was adding a bigger and better camera. Bigger, yes, but with the 16-50 kit, I was shocked at how much sharper the RX100 was in comparison to this combo! I haven't tried the A6000, which I'm guessing is better than the NEX-6, but it would need to be profoundly better, especially with the 16-50 kit, because the IQ of the RX100m3 is several notches better than the RX100. With the RX100, I always felt the IQ was excellent for a pocketable compact but with the RX100m3, I find the IQ excellent, period. I use the RX1R and A7 when I'm not using the RX100m3.
Haven't heard good things about the 16-50. The lens quality is SO important!
Yes they should now bring out a MkIII T (Telephoto) with a longer zoom (28-200).
Fuji are on to it. Quality lens for a quality system.
This is the highest score I remember seeing on this site. Well done Sigma.
Scottelly: From viewing the studio comparison at various ISO settings, I'm very impressed with the performance at ISO 125 vs. the Canon 70 D and Nikon D3200 at 100 ISO. The others appear to be slightly better around ISO 800, but even by ISO 1600 they have do not blow away this little camera. That's REALLY surprising. Amazingly, even at ISO 6400 the differences between the bigger DSLR cameras and this little point-and-shoot are surprisingly little. Yes, the images from little Sony have slightly more obvious noise, and there is slightly less detail visible. But at ISO 6400 I would expect the photos from the 1" sensor in the Sony to just fall apart, and they don't. It's really pretty amazing, for such a pocketable camera!
What continues to amaze me is how well the OMD series perform at higher ISOs
ZWTang: It's a little bit better than RX100 II. This is how Sony squeezes your money. I'm tired of its game. Sony, why not try your best to surprise people and get the market? Do not fool customers. I'm waiting to see how Sony a77 II works as I plan to upgrade my a57. I was very optimistic but now... If it's the same way as RX100 III, I'll go for Olympus/Fuji/Panasonic. Sigh...
The trouble with Sony is that it is not been focused on cameras as it's core business but keeps changing from one good idea to the next. I think it is maturing though as evident with the A7 series and this 3rd gen Rx100 which I think will be very successful. I am interested in it for sure. Could this replace both my X100 and LF1?
It's called consumerism. If you don't like it stop buying. Simple fix! : )
Usernamefail: What I want in Photoshop (and Illustrator and Indesign) is a reverse lookup table that tells me what I just did when I accidentally get a shortcut wrong and weird stuff happens. :(
I have my shortcuts override a lot of the standard stuff but still this is good.Only thing I can't figure out is how I mage to accidentally switch the keystroke for opacity and flow in the stamp tool. I want it to be so that if I press a number eg 6 that changes opacity (to 60%) but I have somehow switched it to change flow. I now have to use Shift and the number to change opacity.
Jogger: Canon should just start using Sony sensors; they have fallen so far behind, its not even funny.
I thought the 70D was cleaner at hi ISOs as well as the af improvement. Maybe they will put the sensor in the 7D replacement.
Dougbm_2: Does this not have Custom mode eg C1, C2? That's a shame as I find that really useful on my LF1. I have standard setting assigned and can fiddle with that and then reset by just switching off or moving to one mode and back again. Really helpful if you set an unusual parameter but forgot you had done that eg 60fps.
Ah cheers for that
cheetah43: A fast 35mm-105mm equivalent lens would please quite a lot of people.
An alternative RX100 MIII T (for telephoto) model could please those who need more reach and don't mind sacrificing lens brightness. So then you could choose the RX100MKIII with the 24-70 f1.8-2.8 lens or an RX100MKII T with an 28-140 f2.8-5.9 lens. That lens may possibly be too large for the body though.
Geir Ove: Great camera, BUT No GPS, no interest!
Why do we have GPS info in programs like LightRoom if the cameras can't provide the GPS info?
Yeah, I know I can synch with a Phone with GPS, but IMO way to cumbersome...
DPReview: Why not start using lack of GPS as a Con in your reviews?
After all, we are spelling year 2014....
I want voice annotation. GPS is fine but it can't tell you the name of the place/building/person you are photographing. My Fuji S2 Pro had that. Very useful.
Does this not have Custom mode eg C1, C2? That's a shame as I find that really useful on my LF1. I have standard setting assigned and can fiddle with that and then reset by just switching off or moving to one mode and back again. Really helpful if you set an unusual parameter but forgot you had done that eg 60fps.
white shadow: Now, it may be a good time to get the Mk2 as price will drop to make way for the Mk3.
I think the pop-up EVF is a gimmick. The flash hot shoe is more useful.
Unfortunately, they didn't improve on the clickless front wheel and provide an external battery charger.
The faster lens is welcome but I think the old one is good enough for casual photography.
How is the EVF a gimmick? It s a really useful feature cleverly implemented. A hot show on a tiny camera such as this has much less usefulness then the evf
Really excellent update. Brighter and wider lens and clever pop up evf compensate for reduced reach.
Not with the 70D sensor.
vroger1: We, as consumers are never satisfied- but in this case I am glad I am not alone in my feelings about the 35mm (focal length) as "normal". Where my compacts have a zoom, I leave it at 50mm- where I am constrained to use a 35mm fl lens, I crop and hope for the best with the distortion. 35mm is best used with at least anAPS C.
X100/s is APSC
Can't get the refocusing to work (worked on past images OK).I find the angled screen an interesting design although the overall design looks a bit too clean and simple. I wonder how comfortable the handgrip is. Other than that good to see them progress from the funny little box they started with.This is more niche than Foveon!
4shore: Looks like every one has an opinion on this camera and other rants so let me cut to the chase...
I have been looking at purchasing a new camera for a month or so for the family more or less. My needs are slightly different than most on this board but I look for compactness, weather ability, DSLR like results and very important HD VIDEO ( this aspect seldomly comes up with photo eccentric biased opinions, or how the frame may feel.) I have done my fair share of dark room picture developing at the house 20 years ago so consumer is not an option.
I am looking for the best COMPACT ALL IN ONE with great video. Kinda like a Water Resistant DSLR compact fixed pro lens with High quality video that can be replayed in 240 fps slow motion but yet small enough to pull out of my cargo short pocket while climbing a waterfall deep in the mountains or chasing my kids on my long board while videoing the scooter session.
My understanding is the best video camera is the GH3. From DPreview:"The GH3 offers the best video quality of any camera we've ever seen and does a pretty good job of making it available to a wide range of users. This footage is available without external recorders, making it ideal for in-the-field shooting as well as more formal rigged-up setups. It's also a pretty handy stills camera with plenty of external controls, making it an impressively flexible package, overall."