My pl6 I got on ebay 8 months ago was not as sharp iq as my pl5 so I sold it.
I do not like rubber on the lens. WOuld rather have it all metal. Many of Ken Rockwell lenses the rubber got sticky in time. $ 2000 lenses. (Nikon and Canon)
locke_fc: Looks pretty good, but I'm waiting for the rumoured Pana LX8 before making any decisions.Also, I think I will pop a fuse if I ever have to read again the "clickless front dial makes the shooting experience feel disconnected" comment from DPR. If only for that, I just hope Sony change that in the mk IV.
Tha Pana is twice the volume and 50% heavier. Different camera.
By the time you are at ISO 200,000 where are you? Time to turn on the light, no?
give that man a cyclotron and he'll give you controlled fusion
Lofi: Thank you for the samples. They confirm the usual Sony blurry pattern awfulness:
Just look at the landscape. Probably good enough for those who watch the pictures on a mobile phone. I had higher expectations for the price.
that is a f 1.8 picture at high speed. That is expected. It is an action freeze shot. But at 1.8 you cannot have in focus everything.
Jay Jervey: After working with the studio shots and some of the real-world samples, I have to say the M3 is what I was looking for. Out-of-camera JPEG are slightly neutral with a linear contrast curve and moderate sharpening. NR is gentle but effective enough for even higher res displays. If I want the out-of-camera pop of the G1X Mk2 or RX-100 M2 then I get to choose that. A few quick steps in iPhoto on a Retina iPad and I have exquisite results ready to share or print. Don't let the naysayers here convince you that the M3 is inferior. It is not. It kicks a$$.
Please elaborate defending the RX100III. Which are the "few quick steps"
Brianj they look good to me. Does the rx100 seem better to you?
lensberg: I'm seriously hoping that this is a preproduction version... with soon to be updated firmware... Does ACR already support the Mark III ? the lowlight performance is quite disappointing... RX100 II whips RX100 III left, right and center... Bionz X seems to be all hype and very little substance... Probably makes more sense to buy an A6000 instead... pocketablity be damned... endure the bulge and get great photos rather than be relegated to mediocre IQ
I remember RX100 being sharper than the II. So the RX100 is now the best one still? Imaging-resource showed that.
Joe Coolpix: I'm not liking the trend for the RX100 to get thicker. As a guy who likes to throw his P&S in my front jeans pocket, the original RX100 at 36mm was appealing. But the ii and now iii have grown in thickness a couple mm each time. At this rate, the RX100ix in 10 years will be another inch thicker. I like the Canon S trend better, with each successor getting thinner until this last S120 bumping up to 1.14 but still thinner than the S90's 1.22 inches. We're talking pocket cameras here not cars and each new one should get smaller not larger.
The RX100 can be carried better in a jacket pocket, or a belt case. Front jeans pocket is too much unless it is a large jeans pocket. The III is only 9 grams heavier than the previous.
Still a tiny sensor compared to m4/3 and aps-c no?
my credit card has been very very bad...
radissimo: "So, while we're excited by the potential of the RX100 III, we're a little worried that it might be another great camera that we just can't love."
Silver award here I come :)
My personal award: Platinum with gold inside
i smell gold this time
bad credit card...bad card...you've been bad card yes bad bad bad card!!!
Make it 24K to be appreciated it, users are on the side of the football field.
So what camera got you started?
no skin tone here looks good