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Sony RX2 and Sony RX200 being readied for Photokina 2014

March 17, 2014 09:56
Sony is rumored to announce at least two new RX-series cameras, one with a full frame sensor and another one with a smaller sensor, sometime around Photokina 2014.

The digital imaging world is readying for world’s greatest event of the industry. The Photokina 2014 is on its way and companies must put on a great show, as another edition will take place two years after the 2014 one.

 

Has anybody any thoughts about the change for new RX 200?? :clapping::crazy::bye:

 

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Fast lens at telephoto end is good for land but irrelevant underwater where you shoot small apertures. Seems like the focal length stays the same which is a good thing. I wonder if this lens has less distortion as the lens correction is what creates soft corners in the current RX100

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Tomorrow we will know for sure :clapping:

 

 

One of my trusted sources (Many Thanks!) just told me that the RX100M3 is indeed going to be announced next week on May 1 (Asia) and April 30 in Europe/America. It will have a pop-up built-in viewfinder! And it has the 28-100mm f/1.8-2.8 lens patented by Sony (article here). And indeed if you compare the two small images between the RX100/M2 and RX100M3 you will notice a small difference on the lens. Having a f/2.8 aperture at the tele end is really a huge improvement. And that pop up viewfinder is also an amazing addition. This two features alone will make it worth to upgrade from your current RX100!

 

http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/page/3/ :clapping::pardon:

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Looking at that lens sketch I see that the lens aperture is wider than the current RX100. This most likely means that the only wet wide angle lens that will work is the Inon UWL-H100 other lenses could have issues due to the small rear lens. Also this pop up view finder could be an interesting challenge for a housing manufacturer. Let's see what it looks like. I have not missed those two features as I don't use the camera on land (have a nikon d7100) but if this is your only camera he advantages as clear

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Bad News it seems

http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/sr5-sony-rx100m3-specs-records-in-xavc-s-format-just-like-the-a7s/

20MP sensor (same as RX100M2 model)
ISO 125-25600
24-70mm f/1.8-2.8 lens
Built in View finder (SVGA OLED Tru-Finder 1440k dots)
Tiltable screen (180 degrees up)
Record in XAVC S format (Same format of the Sony A7s but with no 4K output option).
Almost same size and weight as the current RX100/M2 models.
I have been told all other specs are the same of the current RX100II model.

 

The lens now is 24-70 which means not fisheye options and lost of the 100mm equivalent for macro

 

Record in XAVC like the Sony A7s but only in the low formats so still 28 mbps? This seemed exciting but irrelevant to our use

 

So disappointing turn out and maybe sony does not have anymore the leading underwater compact when the Mark II goes off production!!!

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For that price, I would rather get the Sony Alpha 6000.

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Underwater users are a drop in the bucket for Sony. Just a tiny percentage of RX100 buyers. After all, Sony is a company with enough resources to release an OEM housing. In my normal travels I would find the 24-70 better for landscapes, so I can understand this move.

 

I'm just happy that something is being released. RX100 II already costs more than most entry level DSLR cameras. As the Mk III seems to be an evolutionary step, maybe in another year something truly extraodinary will be introduced.

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Underwater users are a drop in the bucket for Sony. Just a tiny percentage of RX100 buyers. After all, Sony is a company with enough resources to release an OEM housing. In my normal travels I would find the 24-70 better for landscapes, so I can understand this move.

 

I'm just happy that something is being released. RX100 II already costs more than most entry level DSLR cameras. As the Mk III seems to be an evolutionary step, maybe in another year something truly extraodinary will be introduced.

I would agree that underwater users are a tiny % the RX100 is the best selling compact in the advanced segment and I can see a reason for the 24mm when you take indoor shots. For most users doing casual JPEG shooting the clear zoom is good enough to do what they need.

For what concerns us this is a camera that in my opinion is not worth developing an housing for but am sure manufacturers will do regardless....!

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I wonder if they drop the price for the add on viewfinder for the mkii. My guess is not.

 

Quite happy with the mkii for now. I do not think I will upgrade to mkiii.

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I don't think so as the viewfinder is compatible with any Sony camera with the multi shoe

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Well I sold my rig Nikon and Hugyfot and now I am looking for something small. So the Sony RX 100 fits the bill. The new model looks promising 24 mm and better video. Also Nikon will come with a new compact so I will wait and compare them both. But truth told I think Sony makes on this moment the best compacts. So starting again from scratch I will most probably buy the new Sony with Nauticam and enjoy a small rig what can produce some nice results. Thinking of one small photo bag already makes me smile. :bye::bye::bye:

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With a 24mm lens you will be limited to a wetmate or you need to step zoom to get 100 degrees. You are better off buying a mark II with an 28-100 lens as that is far better for underwater use. And the processor is the same it is only the encapsulation changing is still 28mbps progressive at best looking at the specifications

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24mm at wide end is quite useful on land but a stop faster lens at 70mm is not something to really be that impressed about. Panasonic lx7 has a f/1.4-2.3 lens with 24-90mm now that is a fast lens for real

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Ha ha, Interceptor121, are you bringing your Nikon into the water? I sold my LX-7, probably get the GH4 if there is nothing decent on the market. I was seriously considering the Sony A6000, but I think I will focus more on video, hence the GH4.

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Ha ha, Interceptor121, are you bringing your Nikon into the water? I sold my LX-7, probably get the GH4 if there is nothing decent on the market. I was seriously considering the Sony A6000, but I think I will focus more on video, hence the GH4.

Not for now.

I am quite happy with the RX100II performance underwater

 

This is my first proper set of still from Galapagos conditions were difficult but I think the camera did very well

 

http://www.flickr.com/photos/interceptor121/sets/72157644719557612/

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