Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 36
Rated 4 out of 5
by PittsfieldDoug DXC-RX100M3/B
First .. WOW .. the low light performance of this little camera is awesome!
The High-ISO performance is FAR beyond anything I've used in this class of camera and out-performs some recent mid-range DSLRs. I'm getting good useable photos at ISO 4000 and no problem at all with ISO 1600 .. it has many (if not all) the controls and settings of several DSLR cameras I've recently owned that helps with getting great low light performance as well.
Let's remember what we purchased this camera for .. it's tiny size and LARGE sensor .. it does not disappoint, when used as a pro camera .... OK, that said .. putting it in the 'Intelligent Auto' mode left me wishing for lower 'auto-ISO' choices or maybe a 'upper/lower ISO LIMIT' setting. But it takes great photos all the same. Not a disappointment, at all.
** I have only (2) CONs : The pop-up viewfinder eyepiece .. it pops up nice solid 'click' .. but when pulling back on the eye piece it does NOT 'snap' into place, feels a little 'wobbly' .. it does not seem to affect the operation or focusing that I can tell .. The second is the 'Diopter' adjustment .. because of it's proximity to 'eyebrows' and perhaps because the eyepiece is wobbly (the pullback part) .. it tends to need regular adjustment which can be a pain. (Otherwise I'd have given 5 or 6 stars) :-)
September 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
by syates13 Historical advances and microtechnology
Added improvements and perfections to the first RX100, which garnered special attention from technical experts about advances with its unparalleled smaller microprocessor in lowlight and color as well as higher quality of image, underlines the unique versatility of this new generation of camera. Exceptional professional capabilities with RAW file applications and Zeiss opticality, the RX 100 III offers a wide range of uses with fewer limitations than standard thirty-five millimeter cameras. The highly engineered design and "smallness" redefines past necessities in the field for the working photographer and artist. While providing new qualitative potentials professionally and visually.
May 3, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5
by ArielRGA Great camera for its size, but pricey.
Pros: Size, fast lens, wide angle, hyperfocal distance shots, full of features.
Cons: It is pricey, at $800 I wish it had an APS-C-size sensor, meh bokeh.
Even though it's pricey, this is a little wonder. Full of features like focus peaking, zebra, wifi, NFC, bracketing, etc. And then to top it off it has a fast lens. Better than a cellphone camera, but no competitor to APS-C and FF.
Who is this camera for? If you want RAW, more control and better image quality than a cellphone, while having a camera that is extremely portable, and you also like to share quality images online while on the go, this is the camera for you. Sometimes you don't want to carry your big DSLR to hang out with friends, but you want good pictures and memories, this is it. It doesn't have great bokeh by comparison to APS-C sensors, but it's respectable when compared to cellphone shots. It will help ignite your creative muscles in different ways.
I am having second thoughts about it when I consider what the Sony alpha 6 can do, but then again I own a Nikon D610 and I don't want to spend on a new set of lenses. Specially because I know that to get similar quality I've to spend a fortune on Zeiss. So this little guy does what I need perfectly.
November 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
by chookooloonks SHORT VERSION: IT'S AMAZING)
I read an article somewhere (I'm afraid I forgot where, or I'd link to it), that this camera is "the point-and-shoot for experienced photographers." And I think that description is spot on. The lens (from Zeiss, no less!) has a dial on it that lets you easily adjust aperture, and there's a dial on the back of the camera that allows you to adjust shutter speed on the fly. This means you can shoot manually, without having to make your subject wait for eons for you to capture the image -- with a point-and-shoot, no less! It has a sexy viewfinder, so if you don't want to compose your shot using the screen on the back, you don't have to. There's barely any shutter lag -- you click and it shoots, just like a dSLR, without any perceptible delay. And this is awesome: open to its widest angle (24mm), the aperture goes to f/1.8; at its maximum telephoto (70mm) it goes to f/2.8. Which means that this point-and-shoot has a lens that has enough range to capture both decent scenery shots and decent portraits, and you can finally get some of those narrow depth-of-field shots that are so difficult with most point-and-shoots.
Full review here...
July 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Highlando A big step forward in the DSC-RX100 series
I purchased the DSC-RX 100 when it first came out, and loved it. I traded up to the DSC-RX 100 II (again, loved it) and now to the DSC-RX 100 III. The viewfinder and large aperture throughout the range were the compelling features that led me to upgrade to the DSC-RX 100 III. This is a wonderful update. My wife and I really like the selfie feature! Of course a longer zoom would be nice, but I will gladly give that up for the nice wide aperture for the full range of the zoom. The only feature that I find annoying (and wish it could be disabled) is that the camera turns itself off whenever you push down the viewfinder. Most of the time I just want to push down the viewfinder - not turn off the camera. So I either have to leave it up when I don't need it or go through the process of turning the camera back on, possibly missing a shot. Sony: can you give us a firmware update to allow this feature to be customized?
July 16, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by AndyV Rx100 M3 Initial impression
The images are sharp but noise is prevalent. Even at ISO 200 the images
are noisy. Using Lightroom with a Luminous setting of about 50 clears that up. Not too much post processing sharpening is necessary, Perhaps a 50/50 setting of noise reductions and sharpening will do. As a small camera, use every means to keep it from falling out of your hand. Use the strap wrist band and the optional stick on grip. (not expensive) The image tone is excellent and an enlargement of 16x20 is very sharp.and attractive.
Has many features as on the A77 or A7 series. This is a quality point and shoot camera but has a limited aperture range of 1.8 to f 11.This could be a negative for Landscape shooting which often requires a smaller aperture. A workaround for this issues is to use hyperfocal techniques to gain a greater depth of field. What is interesting is the the wider lens openings are very sharp but are limited in depth of field.
Just began using it and these are my initial observation.
June 25, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by GreatBlue Incredible Small Camera - Needs More Elements
Comments about the Sony DSC-RX100M3 Camera
March 29, 2015
by Great Blue
Full Comments: http://goo.gl/fV7yXk
I think that the Sony DSC-RX100M3 camera is an incredible small camera. The extraordinary creative and productive effort that has gone into the development of this camera is very evident. This is a camera that will fit into one hand and that can be easily carried around. This camera is more delicate than many other pocket sized cameras, and it is certainly not as physically robust as are many other point-and-shoot cameras or as are most DSLR cameras. When carrying this camera around and placing it in a pocket, a soft drawstring bag or fabric case should always be used to protect the camera.
1. As delivered, Sony did not provide elements that I think are necessary for the Sony DSC-RX100M3 camera. I recommend that Sony provide these elements with this camera.
a. A soft drawstring bag or a small lightweight fabric case
b. The transparent protective cover for the viewing screen (Monitor) (Sony: Screen Protect Semi Hard Sheet, PCK-LM15)
c. An additional separate cover for the lens assembly (Lens)
d. The front mounted finger grip (Sony: Attachment Grip, AG-R2)
e. Full Instruction Manual in both Kindle© and NOOK© e-reader format.
Full Comments: http://goo.gl/fV7yXk
April 3, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by kdaniel Great Camera
My wife and I bought one of these for a trip we just took to Italy. I had it for a couple of months before and was able to test it and get comfortable with it. I bought extra batteries and 32M memory cards. Bottom line, this is a great camera. I was able to take photos outside in bright sun light, inside museums (no flash) and it is so easy to turn on, shoot and then turn off. I did buy a leather cover and a shoulder strap. This is a tough little camera. The battery last forever (never had one run out suddenly) The photos I bought home from the trip are great. I highly recommend this camera for what you can do with it.
May 18, 2015