Retzius: "a distinctly iPhone-esque design" - thats a PC way of saying it... they even copied the app icons on the touchscreen
I wonder if there is a flash for the front camera? I think i remember there is one phone that has that (not talking about the phone with rotating camera) but can´t remember what brand it was.
Thanks for the article and I can't beleive that nr 9 is from 1913, her clothes looks so "modern".
rsjoberg: I'll stick with my LX7 and EVF. The larger sensor would be nice, but the 70mm tele not so much. Anyway the LX 7 is nearly perfect; my small camera lust was sated.
@BarnETI think that depends on the size of the lightcollectors on the sensor. In this case the 1" Sony sensor is more than twice as large as the sensor in the LX7 and despite having 20 MP versus 10 MP the Sony sensor should have an IQ advantage.
Murat Sahan: Hi, does anyone know if you can control additional flashes with the mark III?
Thank you BOTH Richard and Sage for clarifying the subject. @Saga, I could have been more specific in my question since what I wanted to know is closer to Richards answer. I think its a shame that you cant controll (with TTL) an external flashgun since I think this little camera could have been the answer to my camera-prayers.
cashewNut: The Samsung NX2000 and the Fuji X-A1 leave the Sony RX100-lll in the mud.At iso 6400, the images on these two cameras are still very clean and well-defined. Wow! This is a major disappointment for me.
Ehh, and how pockatble are those in comparison? And btw, did you know that the Nikon D4s leaves both the NX2000 and the X-A1 in even deeper mud?
Hi, does anyone know if you can control additional flashes with the mark III?
DVFL: It really looks like a great upgrade for rx100 . But for owners of RX100ii like me, I think it's not really "must upgrade". Especialy if you're like me who uses rx-100ii mainly for scuba (very compact even in uw housing)with strobes and video lights .Btw good job Sony!
I see what you mean, I have a Olympus XZ-1 and Im pretty happy with the pictures. Although, Im looking at the Panasonic GM-1 and now this Sony, coz few of the things I miss is 24mm wide and better low light ability.
udris: Smartphones excel at discreet street shooting............. cctv cameras do it better.
Comparing smartphones with technology that is no longer used is pretty dumb. Besides those DSLRs were used by a select few and were never items of popular culture.
I short this article is written by a photographer type come quasi educator who fails to understand that smartphones are about communication not photography
Very interesting test. For those of us who remembers film as "magical" it was good to see real world results, even if I understand that a different scanner could have produced less grainy results?
Another thing that struck me is how little quality changed between different canon models but perhaps their way of handling was improved from year to year, even more than in the speed department?
Maybe your next test will include a good P&S?
Once again thanks for a very interesting article.
iconne: I am looking for a quick buy on a camera to take to Thanksgiving as our broke yesterday. Please give me your thoughts. Leica DLUX4 or Panasonic LX7?
I'm trying to keep the price point down and this will be a family camera.
The canon has a much slower lens, else its a terrific camera. I would go with the LX7.
Very cool indeed. Thanks for sharing and an extra + for the behind the scenes pictures.
People are making fun of Casios attempt, but it looks like a decent camera even if its just different version of the ZX-2. I personally love my Oly ZX-1 and would have bought the ZX-2 if it wasnt for its bigger size.
I love the pictures from the ZX-1 and waiting for Olympus (or another manufacturer) to use the same lens in a body that isnt bigger than the ZX-1 but with slightly better sensor and a few more direct controls.
Some pics taken with my ZX-1:
peevee1: I don;t understand why would you prefer $1100 Nikon A or $800 Ricoh GR over, say, $200 GX1+$170 14/2.5 (you are getting the same IQ plus faster focusing plus touchscreen plus optional EVF plus ability to change lenses when needed plus ability to keep this 14mm for your next body vs just throwing out everything), or E-PL5+14mm (even better IQ, stabilization, tilting screen in addition to what GX1 gets you) or $600 RX100 (zoom, stabilization). Must be some irrational weirdo thing with getting less for more, like with Leicas.
Coz the GR or the A is actually pocketable. The GX1 + lens is thicker which makes it to big for my shirtpocket. I have the Olympus XZ-1 now and will upgrade to either the GR or the A.
For me it is important to be able to have it in my pocket.
Dinovo: All DSLR "Should" have a battery Grip option! Without it I'm not buying.
There is usually thirdpart ones. At least for all previous Nikons.
Thanks for another great "hands-on". I have used the D5100 for a while but dropped it a little while ago and now its broken :( Was thinking of buying a new one since they are so cheap in Sweden now but the D5200 seems interesting.
But what I missed most on the D5100 (apart from more direct buttons and a second wheel) is an electronic-level. Is there one in the new D5200?