First pictures of the Sony RX100M3 camera with a built-in EVF

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Those are the first images of the Sony RX100M3 camera with a built-in EVF (see detailed specifications):

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Via Digicame-info

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  • grapposoda

    a pop-up & pull-out viewfinder huh?
    impressive achievement to match the build tolerances required to make that not suck..

    • GSW

      I wonder if that’s actually the viewfinder or if it’s a periscope with the real vf pointing upwards/non-moving/inside the body of the camera? Just thinking out loud but I’m guessing the engineering would be simpler?

    • waterengineer

      Looks like something easily broken. Ah, planned obsolescence.

      • Oggy

        correct!!

  • Andrew Hollywood

    This thing is going to be like printing money. What an impressive camera.

  • EVF

    The Canon GX1 has a much better VF – at least, it has a lot more dots, and it costs less. It also has well-designed manual focus assist – again, only basing on specs. I see no reason to buy this then.

    • tyler durden

      the GX1 fit in the pocket ?

    • ep

      G1x has an optical hole that gives you a vague framing tool. Its terrible, dark and inaccurate. Also canons focus peeking is terrible, manual focusing sucks.

      Have you even tried a g1x? Its awful and slow.

      So go ahead and buy the g1x and suffer.

      • http://2epicbits.com/ theSUBVERSIVE

        Exactly. I usually pound on Sony and it’s not for no reason – lack of lenses or even roadmap, anyone? – but just like I do criticize them, I also give credit when credit is due and this is the case. This camera seems like an engineer marvelous, to keep that size and even have an EVF?

        I didn’t like the previous 2 models because the “Sonnar f/1.8″ was just a marketing trick, by the time you got off the 28mm, at 35mm you already lost more than a stop of light and by the tele end, you lost a total of 3 stops of light and that was way too much. But this time Sony manage to make a wider 24mm and the aperture goes from the usual f/1.8 but it stops at f/2.8.

        I would had sacrificed a little bit more of size to get a constant f/2 or possibly a longer focal length (85mm). But this is a great camera and I’ll buy it if the video feats are good. The XAVC-S 50mbps is promissing and I hope that it gets the same AF as the A6000, plus, it has a 3-stops built-in ND filter.

        First Sony camera that really excites me in a very long time. Looking forward for the tests.

      • EVF

        I mean the new GX1, which is supposed to have good manual focus and high flash sync (not that it matters to gadget freaks). We’ll see when they come out.

      • AwShutUp

        Have you ever tried the new GX1? No? Why don’t you put a sock in it then?

  • doge

    Do those rings around the lens allow you to adjust things like aperture or shutter speed without the need to menu dive?

  • Ken

    I like it! A pop-up VF like this should have been on the Leica X series, too.

    • Lee Martin

      It should have been in the new Leica T too

  • Global

    Its worth it to support this camera — P&S camera makers SHOULD be going in these kinds of directions. This will be my next P&S. I’m no longer satisfied with the Canon S90 and its follow-up models have had problems, so this is great timing. The SONY design looks slightly annoying (pop up parts always are annoying) — but simultaneously, wonderfully compact & feature rich!

    I still wish that along with the brighter lenses there was a downsize to 16-18mp with BIGGER light wells. 20+mp is great for DSLR, but not what I need a P&S. I want every bit of ISO to be gained, because 1″ and smaller sensors are pretty poor at lowlight without massive amounts of processing leaving an artificial look.

  • Global

    Its worth it to support this camera — P&S camera makers SHOULD be going in these kinds of directions. This will be my next P&S. I’m no longer satisfied with the Canon S90 and its follow-up models have had problems, so this is great timing. The SONY design looks slightly annoying (pop up parts always are annoying) — but simultaneously, wonderfully compact & feature rich!

    I still wish that along with the brighter lenses there was a downsize to 16-18mp with BIGGER light wells. 20+mp is great for DSLR, but not what I need a P&S. I want every bit of ISO to be gained, because 1″ and smaller sensors are pretty poor at lowlight without massive amounts of processing leaving an artificial look.

  • strmnzro
  • a4

    Great job, Sony!

  • lord eels

    2.5mm thicker = fail. no hot shoe = fail, no portrait focal length = fail, price = fail.

    this is what happens when you “listen to your customers” rather than having a deep design ethos and sticking to it.

    sony took something truly special (rx100m2) and diluted it into the middle-of-the-road with an ultra premium price.

    tiny 1in sensors shouldn’t be in bodies this big or sold for prices this high

    I waited to hear these specs, now that I have, I am ordering the canon g1xm2 and nissin i40 speedlight.

    the rx100m3 is no longer pocketable
    and that was the only reason I wanted it

    if I need a camera pouch for a compact, I’d much rather have a bigger sensor and a hot shoe. not to mention a legitimate zoom range. I use 2.8 zooms with my d4. 70mm is not long enough for anything when you can’t change lenses.

    • ep503

      You just said you wanted pocketable, so I guess g1x + flash is the next logical step

      Internet logic. Wonderful. Good luck with your g1x2. At $100 less without evf. Of course it makes sense!

      Trolls

      • lord eels

        read the whole post, you numbskull

        “if I need a camera pouch for a compact, I’d much rather have a bigger sensor and a hot shoe. not to mention a legitimate zoom range.”

      • Oggy

        stfu

    • Duarte Castelo Branco

      many on my school that are learning photography only use a 18-55mm on a crop camera and they do anything( i use a 35mm dx). 24-70 is very versatile

      • lord eels

        not when you can’t changed lenses. and don’t speak to me, you shoot a crop sensor DSLR.

        • YS

          Wow, really. I think we’ve found a nomination for the asshole of the year.

        • Duarte Castelo Branco

          I know people that make great work with just a 35mm or 28mm equivelent lens.

          Show me your work in photography mr bigshot, I bet you take fantastic photos thanks to your top of the line equipment.

          • lord eels

            didnt i tell you i dont speak to crop sensor DSLR people? oh well one more time:

            people can make great photos with any focal length. the issue here is the RX line is designed to be an all-arounder camera.

            I am sorry but stopping at 70mm for an all-arounder is a JOKE. enjoy taking portraits with giant noses and small ears.

            like i said i have the 2.8 zooms for my nikon system. they are great only because they work as a team.

            individually, especially for the 24-70, would leave me woefully left out of many situations that you’d want to cover in an all-arounder camera.

            think you little boy. i know more than you. you should just be listening.

    • bluevaping

      2.5mm will F up those skinny jeans with this camera. You heard it hear first. Just get reg. pants. I agree with hot shoe and price.

  • NoMeJodas

    Hmm…the MIII looks like a nice upgrade to my RX100 except for the new lens. I find myself using the RX100 mainly in low light situations because this is the camera I take with me when I go out to meet friends and to party. F1.8@28mm is just perfect for that. With the new lens 24mm is too wide and I’m afraid that if I zoom to 28mm I’ll lose at least a full stop. OTH the BSI sensor is supposed to be one stop better in low light than the old RX100 sensor, so this should compensate for that. And with 20MP I can shoot at 24mm/f1.8 and crop. But I guess I’d just take advantage of the price drop of the MII and upgrade to that one. The integrated EVF is of course a very nice touch but it is not a must for me for a P&S-style cam.
    I’m not sure if it is just a coincidence or if Sony was influenced by the Samsung NX Mini in certain design decisions they’ve made. Particularly 24mm and selfies-friendly tiltable screen makes me suspicious ;-)

    • Yoyo

      ah ah ah … 24mm to 28mm losing at least a full stop??? Do the math, from wide to tele it is just a tiny bit more than a stop! So you ll probably loose a third of stop from 24mm to 28mm

      • NoMeJodas

        Ah ah ah.. so you are one of the Zeiss engineers who have designed the MIII lens and know exactly how it works? I don’t think so. Lets just wait and see (and hope the best)

        • NoMeJodas

          Oh, and BTW, that what you call a “tiny bit” is 33% less light hitting the sensor. But of course you already knew that because you are taking about “doing math” and such stuff (ah ah ah). With the current lens you lose 133% when you dare to zoom only from 28mm to 35mm. Got it?

  • Oggy

    pointless vf!

  • Ding Dong

    The only downside is no hotshoe, which in my opinion is no downside, as I’ve never seen anyone using off camera flash on a compact camera (real compacts, not X100, Nikon A, etc).

    • Oggy

      Make your mind up!

  • Oggy

    Instead of a DUMB VF would rather have had a cold shoe and a mic input ffs!

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