I have been eyeing the Sony RX100 MIII for the last few months and after reading many positive reviews I decided to add it to my camera collection. I am not going to go into any depth with specs about the camera as there is obviously a ton of info and tech reviews on the web already. In the first week of using this camera I am very impressed with not only the decent image quality but the user functionality and customization of it.
I was just about to make the purchase of the RX100 MIII 2 weeks ago, then at the last minute I decided I would try the Canon G7X first as it scored good reviews and apparently slightly better image quality (as scored by DXO Mark). I really disliked the Canon. Straight out of the box it was not up to my expectations. There was slight smudges on the rear buttons of the G7X and the build quality seemed kind of junky. Non the less I charged the battery and powered it up and was continually disappointed with the Canon G7X. It just didn’t feel right and I only took about 10-15 shots with it before I packaged it back up and returned it for the Sony. I should of just got the Sony :-).
I have been reluctant to purchase a Sony camera even though they have been nailing it lately. Up until now Sony for me has been a Stereo, TV, dvd player etc etc manufacturer. Not a camera company. But with the new A7 series and the RX series I think they are getting the ball rolling. In the first day I had the RX MIII I knew it was a hit. It shot well, was customizable and best of all, it was small! Like actually fit in your pocket small! I have been wanting a camera that could join me in my running pack, cycling jersey pocket, or just about anywhere! I was close to this when I had the Ricoh GR which had great image quality, but lacked a zoom lens ( I got used to that), had no wifi and was just a tad to big for a pocket. The Ricoh had great image quality and would still beat the RX100 MIII in that category, but everywhere else the Sony excels.
Here are a handful of photos from my first week with the Sony RX100 MIII.