RX100 Mark III Officially Announced

Discussion in 'Sony' started by TCSJordan, May 16, 2014.

  1. TCSJordan

    TCSJordan Regular

    Oct 22, 2011
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  2. val

    val Veteran

    Dec 27, 2013
    I kept finding myself swearing in disbelief

    holy hell that's incredible.
  3. retow

    retow All-Pro

    Jul 24, 2010
    Thanks for sharing the quick review. A brilliant swiss army knife pocket compact by Sony pushing the boundaries again and out of reach for competition. Ticks all the boxes I want/like. Its only flaw is that it`s not available yet and I will be traveling in one week. :smile:
  4. ajramirez

    ajramirez Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jul 9, 2010
    Caguas, Puerto Rico
    It looks to be an amazing little camera!
  5. El Guapo

    El Guapo Regular

    Feb 3, 2014
    Sony, thank you, I applaud this new little camera.
    The max aperture at the long end is the most welcome feature to me.
    For me personally, I would though be looking at if there are any good price drops on the M1 or M2 versions though.
  6. Woah! It may be time to replace my LF1 !!!
  7. Chrisnmn

    Chrisnmn Veteran

    Jul 8, 2012
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Chris Leskovsek
    Thanks guys for this quick review, cant wait to see the whole thing. I promised myself not to buy any sensor smaller than m43 but the overall package of this has got ALL my attention right now. Incredible how Sony is defying everything that once "impossible" in digital photography. Sadly what they have for engineering and technology they lack in UI design, but oh well.

    hurry up guys wanna see the whole thing!.
  8. nippa

    nippa Top Veteran

    Aug 7, 2010
    Cheshire UK
    My original RX100 has better IQ than most of my m4/3 kit if this can match the original it has my vote.
  9. Biro

    Biro Super Moderator

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    It should. I'm pretty sure the new camera has the same sensor as the Mark II - which Sony says has 40% less noise than the original RX100 sensor. I also understand that the maximum aperture on the new Mark III drops from f/1.8 at 24mm to f/2.8 at 30mm. But then it's f/2.8 all the way to 70mm. So that should also help.
  10. TCSJordan

    TCSJordan Regular

    Oct 22, 2011
  11. jnewell

    jnewell Regular

    Jun 25, 2011
    It looks to be a great camera, but as a former LX3 owner I know the tradeoff at the long end won't make up for the 24mm equivalent short end.

    The EVF looks like they've really gotten that concept right, though real world tests will be interesting.

    Still kinda wish I could pick a little from column I, column II and column III and put my own RX100 together a la carte. :wink:
  12. Rhino123

    Rhino123 Veteran

    May 11, 2014
    Tiew Chong Yi
    No doubt that the RX100mkIII with its spec sheet was an excellent camera... However, I would wait for more reviews... and at this time... the RX100ii is selling at a good price in my country... I might get the ii instead of the iii.
  13. rw11

    rw11 Regular

    Aug 7, 2014
    I thought the min. aperture could be nearly f5 under some conditions?
  14. Chris2500dk

    Chris2500dk Top Veteran

    Dec 22, 2011
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    The RX100 and RX100m2 have a 28-100mm (eqv) lens that goes from f1.8-4.9.
    The RX100m3 has a 24-70mm (eqv) lens that goes from f1.8-2.8.
  15. rw11

    rw11 Regular

    Aug 7, 2014
    My comment is premised on the tests done by dpreview. I don't think the effective aperture is always 1.8/2.8. Maybe I am not recalling which model they tested.
  16. Chris2500dk

    Chris2500dk Top Veteran

    Dec 22, 2011
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    They tested all of them.
  17. Richard

    Richard Top Veteran

    Feb 1, 2013
    Marlow, UK
    Have there been any real-world reviews of the mkIII yet? I'm wondering how useful / useable that pop-up viewfinder is in reality.

  18. ggweci

    ggweci Regular

    Feb 2, 2013
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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  19. Richard

    Richard Top Veteran

    Feb 1, 2013
    Marlow, UK
    Interesting reading, and a split decision on the usefulness of the viewfinder.

    For me, the new lens is a more attractive feature. The built-in ND filter is a nice touch too.

  20. rw11

    rw11 Regular

    Aug 7, 2014
    the EVF is great! well worth the trouble to pop it up and then pull it out (you have to do both to take a photo)