Roquet

Joined on Mar 14, 2015

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On article Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Review (860 comments in total)
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jjlmoose: I'm really surprised the whole EVF shutting down the camera thing is getting so over blown... You simply pop it up when you need it and it's only active when you eye is up to it, therefore the only time you need to press it back down is when you're ready to put the camera back in your bag/pocket... i.e. when you're done shooting... Huh, kinda makes sense now doesn't it...

I agree that it is not a big deal that the camera turns-off when EVF is closed, BUT I do still get surprised occasionally when, after flipping up the screen for selfie mode, I instinctively push down the EVF to get it outta the way to see more of the LCD and RX100M3 shuts down right as everyone is looking at the lens for a selfie. Everyone has a great chuckle and I look like a spaz.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2015 at 23:19 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Review (860 comments in total)
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Hans Kruse: I got one and like the IQ and size which makes it a camera go everywhere. The EVF doubling as an on/off switch is quite irritating with no option to turn this function off. I wonder if Sony is listening ;)

If you push down the EVF and then immediately push the power button, then it will first finish closing and then re-open... a time consuming solution at best and essentially you are just turning it on again.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2015 at 22:55 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Review (860 comments in total)
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BowShot: I really looked forward to adding this camera to my arsenal. I purchased one a couple of months ago. Images and video were of high quality IMO. They were even good in low light conditions. After a few days though I returned the camera (the store had a no hassle return policy). This camera is somewhat difficult to hold without any type of built-in grip. Someone else in this forum described it like holding a bar of soap - I somewhat agree. Also your left hand may normally rest where the diopter sight is located which for me was problematic when it was in use. Also, I didn't get much out of the zoom lens. I think that this camera would be better with a fixed lens - you also wouldn't have to wait for it to go through its motions of extending and retracting the lens each time the camera is turned on and off. While this camera was really of high quality IMO, it isn't a 'comfortable' camera to use. Are there any upcoming products with similar form factor and features worth considering?

Yes, the stick-on grip is cheap and perfect, in fact it should be included. IMHO it is required for one-handed use.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2015 at 22:49 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Review (860 comments in total)
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rrobbi: Flash diffuser question -- I have been using the original RX-100 since it came out, and have found that it takes great pictures, but using the flash indoors never produces good pictures unless (1) I bend the flash back (which sometimes works if the distances and angles work out correctly, but sometimes produces unevenly lit or underexposed pictures) or (2) I use a Ping-Pong ball that I have cut open so that I can fit it over the flash as a diffuser (which actually works pretty well, but I always have to explain and defend why I'm fooling with a Ping-Pong ball). Is there a more elegant way to improve flash performance that I'm missing? Will the RX-100 III require the same fiddling to try to get a decent image with the flash? I'm running out of Ping-Pong balls.

LOL... this was not obvious, but I just tried on mine, and yes, if you physically hold the flash with your finger at an upwards angle while shooting you can simulate a bounce flash. you can't lock it at an upward angle, but you can tweak it with your finger. thanks for the tip!

Link | Posted on May 15, 2015 at 02:33 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Review (860 comments in total)
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rfreund719: Image quality is amazing. It would have been nice if in any of the many reviews raving about the camera that they mentioned that you can't use the viewfinder if you wear glasses. It must be so obvious that it does not get mentioned. However if you are nearsighted and wear glasses it is a waste of time to think the view finder is something you can use.

i wear glasses and have no problems... there is an adjustment on the viewfinder that you need to tweak, like a dioptor. Out of the box mine was all the way to left, and looked hella blurry but once I tweaked it near center the EVF is easy to see.

Link | Posted on May 15, 2015 at 02:28 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Review (860 comments in total)

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.

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2015 at 18:12 UTC as 25th comment | 7 replies
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