Sony RX1R III camera rumors: improved operations, 4k video, updated EVF


Some additional information on the rumored Sony RX1R III camera - some of the improvements will include:

  • Better operations (I hope this means a better menu system)
  • 4k video recording capabilities
  • Improved EVF


Sony will have a press event on April 23rd at the 2017 NAB show, but I am not sure if the new RX1R II will be announced then.



After the recent $600 price drop, the current Sony RX1R II model is slowly running out of stock at some major US retailers:

  • Adorama: in stock
  • Amazon: only 3 left in stock (more on the way).
  • B&H: out of stock (more on the Way)

Tha original RX1 was announced in September 2012, the RX1R II was introduced in October 2015.

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  • I am actually excited to see the new RX1. I could care less for other Sony cameras, but the RX1 is special. I would have never sold my RX1 if Sony improved the AF with a firmware update like they did for pretty much any other camera model at that time.

  • Yes, I hope Sony will not go crazy with the pricing and keep it around $3000, but I doubt it will happen. The RX1 has aways been their high-tech, high-margin model, so we should not expect miracles.

    • Zos Xavius

      I know one thing: I wish I justify affording one. 😉

      • for me it would work only if I sell my Leica Q….have to think about it after they announce it

  • Tony Bologna

    I’ll be the first to admit that while i could afford this type of camera i probably will never be able to personally justify it. That said i have a lot more respect for Sony in producing it and hope they are wildly successful. Why Nikon has continued to ignore this niche (i don’t consider the Coolpix A an honest attempt) is beyond me.

    It would be interesting if they would add:

    A permanent thumb rest (not a add-on $250 accessory)
    Built-in IS (either optical or IBIS)
    Always available VF (vs pop-up, but probably trivial)

    Obviously these infringe on the size factor (but by how much?) but probably not a whole lot on the profit factor

    • There were rumors about image stabilization, but I have not received any info on that.

  • Crow7

    Any changes to the battery?

  • peevee

    “After the recent $600 price drop”

    There was no $600 drop. It never has been $3899 as in the fraudulent ad you see.

  • Ande Notos

    Explain these cameras to me, who buys them? Honest question.

    • Yitzchal

      They are amazing for compact, walk-around photography…. They beat DSLRs such as the D810 or Canon 5dsr in native dynamic range and image quality (at least according to DXOMark scores).

      • Ande Notos

        But the difference is probably tiny, and they are so expensive, and have so few uses. I mean, a fixed prime lens compact that costs that much? I don’t care what kind of image quality you can get out of it, it just doesn’t worth the price. What are you going to do with them, print 10 square meter posters of streets?

        I wonder how many of these cameras they sell. They seem to be targeted at the Leica market.

  • CN

    They need to dump the pop up view finder and put the flash back in.

  • Yitzchal

    Love the RX1r! Bring it on Sony!

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