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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-16-2014, 06:15 AM Thread Starter
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Default New Sony RX100III

This thing improves (mostly) on previous models http://www.dpreview.com/news/2014/05...-f1-8-2-8-zoom. Notables for hikers / climbers / skiers:
  • Popup Viewfinder
  • 24mm at the wide end
  • f/2.8 at the long end

The only slight negative in my mind is only 70mm at the long end. 100mm would have been perfect.

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I like the 24mm wider focal length though. I think though getting a 100mm F2.8 would have meant a bigger lens and a bigger body. 24-70mm is pretty useable though. There's always the RX10 if you want more F2.8 zoom, but of course the body is a whole lot bigger.
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Yes - but I've actually owned and used the A7r and with it's 24-70mm f/4 lens it's MUCH bigger and heavier than this puppy with less impressive video and obviously less DOF at 24mm and f/1.8 - something I like for star photos. The RX100III is also much quicker than the A7r (10fps).

Of course the A7r wins at absolute IQ thanks to the FF sensor. Very different cameras - you could easily own both for different reasons.
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Once my original RX100 kicks the bucket I'll likely get the 3rd Gen RX100. Such a great camera. I got the OEM 49mm filter adapter for it so I can add a I filter when I need to.
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Hey guys, can you comment on this re: poor design of the RX100II:

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/53600179

The poor review seems to be a one off on the site and so I'm wondering if this has been an issue for either of you or if anything else, build wise, stands out for you good or bad. I held the RX100III the other day and apart from the fairly loose looking and plasticky pop up viewfinder, it seemed pretty robust.
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Mine is the first generation with only two screws as well. I've had it for two years, used it extensively and have never had an issue with it. Still works as well as the day I bought it.
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Thanks BG. Great to hear.
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I have the RX100II and have been very happy with it. Biggest improvement I see with the III is the 24mm at the wide end.
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