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Sony DSC-RX100M III Cyber-shot Digital Still Camera by Review Summary ,  Sep 21, 2015

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Sony DSC-RX100M III Cyber-shot Digital Still Camera
Report Date: 01/04/2016
Based on 308 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.3
Returned or considering to return: 6.8%

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Individual Feature Rating
Performance5.0   above average
Size4.8   above average
Travel4.7   average
Quality4.6   above average
Viewfinder4.6   exceptional
Wi-Fi4.6   above average
Compact4.5   average
Photo4.5   average
Light4.4   above average
Fit4.3   below average
Image4.3   average
Screen4.2   above average
Zoom4.0   average
DSLR3.9   average
Balance3.8   above average
Video3.8   below average
Lens3.7   above average
Menu3.5   below average
Focus3.4   above average
Battery3.3   average
Button3.1   average
Flash3.1   average
Manual2.8   below average


Quotes from the Reviews - What People Say about:

Balance

Balance:
"Cons:- The AWB (auto white balance) is a bit weak, and definitely tends toward cool (rather than warm) renditions of the scene."
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"this is a great camera and it is so hard to balance the tradeoff of size versus image quality."
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"However on full auto the camera often focuses on the wrong subject, the white balance is not always good indoors, and the pictures aren't impressive.."
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"The white balance is inaccurate under artificial light it is warm and has a green tint it would be best to set the white balance or have a program to fix it in post."
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"Pros: Superb (really superb) image and video quality (not tried raw yet, but claimed to be better), fully customisable menus, short learning curve, white balance setting can be easily optimised for taste, wifi connection to iphone lets you transfer the photos fast."
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"this is a great camera and it is so hard to balance the tradeoff of size versus image quality."
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"I thought it would be hard to top the Sony RX1 as the perfect travel camera (please see my detailed review of the RX1 on Amazon), but I think on balance, this is a better travel camera than even that brilliant piece of full frame ingenuity."
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"It seems to do a great job with white balance in less than ideal light, too."
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Battery

Battery:
"The battery life is horrible, the auto focus is horrible, the video recording is completely average, and the picture quality is completely average."
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"Battery life is not very good; Panasonic seems very good for that."
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"[WISH] : If camera powers down because of weak battery and you power it on again, I would expect an immediate Message: Battery low."
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"Problem with batteries."
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"On the negative side, I did find that the battery did not last as long on a single charge as with the original RX100."
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"A few things to watch out for... the battery door is somewhat flimsy and will not tolerate too much rough handling."
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"So I bought a separate non-Sony charger of output 4.2 volts at 0.6 Amps (Amazon item B00UFQOBI6) that came with two compatible batteries with higher Ampere-hours rating than the stock Sony one."
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"I recommend getting a battery charger; plugging a camera into a power source in-order to charge the battery is asking for trouble."
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"No problem for first timers and compact usersalso please do not take into account the battery life, as they all tend to compare with dslrs, which is unfair."
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"The only issue I have is battery - I get about 290 shots in Raw + JPEG so I recommend potential buyers to purchase an extra battery."
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Button

Button:
"Only problem is the positioning of the movie button, as I shot a dozen videos just by the way I hold the camera."
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"I press one button and hit two by mistake, my thumbs get in the shots and I find I'm always hitting the power button and turning it off unintentionally."
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":-(EDIT: Sorry for complaining about Taste DISP or in english DISP Button (but I'd rather would have named it wheel upper button) this steps through the previously menu-selected elements."
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"[BUG] : If you take a picture, and after having pressed the shutter, you IMMEDIATELY press the movie button, the camera complains Operation not possible, writing to SD-Card."
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"Instead one has to manually force the flash to pop up using a very hard to find button."
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"Sometimes I accidentally pushed one of those buttons, and it turns out to be hard to quickly recover from that."
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"The menu system and button layout is very easy to understand and operate I personally think Sony has the better menu systems when compared to canon or Nikon."
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"has everything an enthusiast would want - quick function button, manual controls, EVF, great zeiss glass."
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"manual function buttons are very easy to use, even better than my t2i"
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"Being able to customize the functions of the buttons, etc., eliminates the need to dig through the many layers of menus to set the camera the way you want."
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"I'm a fan of Canon, and thought I would try this highly reviewed camera...takes great pictures but one of the critical buttons on this $800 camera went bad after only a month and a half of light use."
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Compact

Compact:
"I don't recommend any version of this camera even though it's compact and the quality of the photos is good."
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"I wasn't taking advantage of the interchangeable lenses, so I decided to go for a compact camera."
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"5) No option that I can find for scaling the zoom speed, which is a bit confining and unexpected in a premium compact camera6) Audible motor noise in the video during zooming (but at fairly low level).7) Slightly hesitant auto focus in low light with some annoying hunting.8) It is so compact that those with large hands may find it hard to manipulate.9) Flash seems a bit underpowered for those coming from larger equipment."
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"Today's compact cameras offer (almost) no advantage over the smartphone cameras."
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"This is a truly fantastic compact camera with capabilities and performance that far outshine most smaller cameras of its type."
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"This is the best 'compact' camera I have ever owned."
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"Compact but takes amazing pictures and videos."
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"Beautiful photos from such a compact camera."
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"It is amazingly compact, which is what I wanted, so that it fits in my pocket and thus more likely to be available when a shot comes up."
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DSLR

DSLR:
"This camera is good for people demanding the best image quality from something that fits in you pocket and who wants to get their hands dirty with manual controls and want dslr quality in a point and shoot."
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"Cons: The viewfinder a little tiny and is not robustly built (may be mine has a problem), it is moving a little in its cradle, after a dslr experience, camera lacks the feel of connection,if you are tired to carry your heavy dslr to everywhere, and your wife is complaining that you are not taking much photos of the kids as before, go for it."
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"It's small enough to carry in your pocket or purse so all of those missed moments due to not having the DSLR around are history."
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"On the other hand, my DSLR is a terrible video camera in almost all real-life filming conditions."
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"No, it is not as good of an image as a DSLR, but it is dramatically better than your usual point and shoot."
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"- Being discreet without people knowing you are actually getting really great photos (DSLR just screams so much attention and are banned in some places)- Neutral Density Filter (this was not available on the older models - turn this on and you can achieve shallow depth of field during daytime outdoors)- 24mm Wider Lens at 1.8!"
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"The convenience and stealth shooting (people thinking you're just shooting with a cheap point-and-shoot, but you're actually getting stunning results) is well worth it than having to carry expensive lenses DSLR with you."
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"After years of having substandard point-and-shoots and a beautiful Canon DSLR but nothing in between, this camera is a great way to travel light and get super pictures without the bulk of an DSLR."
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"Overall, though, this is a great camera for an advanced amateur photographer looking for a more compact option to supplement a steady DSLR habit, and it's a particularly good choice for people who take a lot of low-light photos, where this camera exceeds even the capabilities of some DSLRs."
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"Well, I got tired of carrying my DSLR with multiple lenses, flash, filters, camera bag...all to go to the zoo."
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Fit

Fit:
"This camera is good for people demanding the best image quality from something that fits in you pocket and who wants to get their hands dirty with manual controls and want dslr quality in a point and shoot."
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"You buy it because it is the best camera that fits in you pocket and it is too inconvenient to bring you big camera."
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"It wasn't a good fit in a jacket pocket, for the same reason."
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"Not becuase I didn't like it, because I did, but because it was simply too big to fit in my pocket and its weird in camera rendering to skin tones when the iso increased."
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"This seemed to fit the bill and I've been extremely happy."
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"It fits extremely well, protects and is easy to use."
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"It is amazingly compact, which is what I wanted, so that it fits in my pocket and thus more likely to be available when a shot comes up."
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"The small size is great for taking on trips as it fits in my pocket or a small purse."
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"Let me start by saying that the is the best camera to date that you can fit in you pocket."
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Flash

Flash:
"Bottom line; very good P&S; for outside shots, terrible low light and flash assist interior shots."
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"It is NOT waterproof, and the finder and flash are not robust."
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"The flash is flimsy, and has NEVER resulted in a good image."
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"The flash is a little flimsy, but very useful."
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"5) No option that I can find for scaling the zoom speed, which is a bit confining and unexpected in a premium compact camera6) Audible motor noise in the video during zooming (but at fairly low level).7) Slightly hesitant auto focus in low light with some annoying hunting.8) It is so compact that those with large hands may find it hard to manipulate.9) Flash seems a bit underpowered for those coming from larger equipment."
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"Instead one has to manually force the flash to pop up using a very hard to find button."
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"quality is great, low night is good enough for a point and shot and the best thing is that it's nice and portable so you can put it in your pocket easilybuilt in flash and pop up viewfinder is good"
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"This is a very good P&S; outside in well lit situations, inside the flash is practically worthless."
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"The little pop-up flash can be easily angled upwards for nice indirect lighting."
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"It is also a superb performer in low light, it can take beautiful low-noise pics without the flash."
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"The low light capability is so good that I seldom pop up the flash."
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Focus

Focus:
"My only complaints with this camera is that it sometimes has issue finding focus and, so far, it tends to drop the ball when trying to capture moving targets (the result is usually a blur)."
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"The battery life is horrible, the auto focus is horrible, the video recording is completely average, and the picture quality is completely average."
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"I would not recommend this camera for videos if you plan on using autofocus."
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"5) No option that I can find for scaling the zoom speed, which is a bit confining and unexpected in a premium compact camera6) Audible motor noise in the video during zooming (but at fairly low level).7) Slightly hesitant auto focus in low light with some annoying hunting.8) It is so compact that those with large hands may find it hard to manipulate.9) Flash seems a bit underpowered for those coming from larger equipment."
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"However on full auto the camera often focuses on the wrong subject, the white balance is not always good indoors, and the pictures aren't impressive.."
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"My only complaint is not as much easy focus control."
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"good, quick autofocus."
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"It is very quick to focus, takes some great low light shots, colors looks good and 1080p video is pretty good too."
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"Say, I really think (and possibly true) that if you do not already have an RX100 model, and you do not use a viewfinder and hotshoe, the original RX100 (M1) is a better value, as the price came down, and it functions as well as its successors, even image quality and focusing are slightly better."
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"The focus speed and performance is very fast and accurate under good light it actually surprised me how quick i could get shots off."
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"The focusing seems fast and captures motion well."
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Image

Image:
"Still, for traveling lightly or taking pics at a party, it's hard to beat for convenience, and I like its selfie mode function with the reversible screen."
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"If you want a reasonably priced camera that can produce pro-level images with less hassle - this is that camera."
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"Anyway, either camera has its weaknesses, and considering that Panasonic's video quality is a lot better, it does not help the Sony has soft images that don't look good sharpened in Photoshop."
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"Image faulty is very, very good on this little camera but in the end I returned."
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"The flash is flimsy, and has NEVER resulted in a good image."
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"this is a great camera and it is so hard to balance the tradeoff of size versus image quality."
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"For me, none of these are dealbreakers, and if you want amazing image quality, you can't get it much smaller than this, so that trade is worth it to me."
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"In short - great image quality, full manual control, variability in control setup, solid build, a great viewfinder, awesome lens and nice clear screen."
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"This camera takes excellent, clear photos, even if the person is moving in the photo."
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"This camera outperformed and provided higher quality images hands down."
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"Photo quality is very good and the video is absolutely beautiful."
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Lens

Lens:
"I took indoor and outdoor pictures and either the lens was defective or the pictures were simply that poor - disappointing."
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"But one has to be really careful to avoid airgaps if placing it too close to the lens, because once it sticks even partially, it's very hard to reposition."
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"As a testament to its quality, I have to say that when I got home and decided to buy a new prime lens for the NEX-6, the Zeiss SEL24F18Z, I was slightly disappointed."
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"The image quality is very good, the size and features excellent but three weeks into owning it, the iris that covers the lens failed to open all the way."
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"Not as good as a real lens but good enough to get the job done."
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"I wasn't taking advantage of the interchangeable lenses, so I decided to go for a compact camera."
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"In short - great image quality, full manual control, variability in control setup, solid build, a great viewfinder, awesome lens and nice clear screen."
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"With the lens wide open, there is surprisingly good bokeh."
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"Comparing this to the A6000 with kit lens was pretty clear."
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"Easy to use - navigate and the Zeiss lens it uses is incredibly sharp and great at all zoom levels the camera has to offer."
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"So if you are in the market to buy simple camera and not invest in lenses, this is the winner."
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Light

Light:
"Bottom line; very good P&S; for outside shots, terrible low light and flash assist interior shots."
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"It was not to as good in low light as I had expected"
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"5) No option that I can find for scaling the zoom speed, which is a bit confining and unexpected in a premium compact camera6) Audible motor noise in the video during zooming (but at fairly low level).7) Slightly hesitant auto focus in low light with some annoying hunting.8) It is so compact that those with large hands may find it hard to manipulate.9) Flash seems a bit underpowered for those coming from larger equipment."
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"I was unable to attach a microphone or light units easily because of this."
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"I can get 95% the same pics during the daytime and 85% in challenging light."
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"it fits perfectly in the palm of my hand, has a moderate zoom, does very well in low light, and has an acceptable though not outstanding shallow depth of field capability."
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"The burst function is pretty quick and low light performance is better than expected."
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"The RAW files are beautiful, it performs great in low light and is so completely unobtrusive compared to the DSLR cameras I usually carry."
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"spectacular quality, especially in low light, absolutely love it! "
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"The image and video quality is great, great low light performance, better than low end canon SLR rebel."
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"This camera performs extremely well in low light and has almost all of the features of my Nikon D80."
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Manual

Manual:
"Camera newbies beware: No instruction manual comes in the box."
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"SERIOUSLY THE MANUAL is TERRIBLE."
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"This camera is good for people demanding the best image quality from something that fits in you pocket and who wants to get their hands dirty with manual controls and want dslr quality in a point and shoot."
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"Sony manual is pathetically inadequate, however."
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"The other complaint is the instruction manual."
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"One drawback is that the printed manual provided is simply inadequate - you need to go on the Net, which is not very practical if you are in the woods."
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"In short - great image quality, full manual control, variability in control setup, solid build, a great viewfinder, awesome lens and nice clear screen."
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"Full manual and well as multiple auto settings."
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"The camera allows for for manual an creativity modes as well as an Intelligent Auto mode that is spot on."
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"The enhanced auto mode gives you sensational pictures, but it the manual features are convenient and easy to control."
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"It might take you 10-20 mins before you got a good enough idea of what you are doing in Manual mode but it will be worth it and you will be taking awesome photos before you know it."
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Menu

Menu:
"Menu system is hard to use and unless you turn some things off you will be taking movies when you don't want to or changing the ISO and not know it."
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"Cons: The flash is now a manually actuated pop up, even when forced on in the menu, which seems dumb... and not well thought out, especially since the menu hasn't changed."
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"My biggest complaint has to do with navigating between menu categories and sub-menus."
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"One can easily get into a menu dead-end without obvious way to back out."
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"I bought one on the auction site that starts with an E, for well over half the price with English menu, NTSC and PAL video, and the app loaded."
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"The menu system and button layout is very easy to understand and operate I personally think Sony has the better menu systems when compared to canon or Nikon."
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"Controls: I found the controls and menus easy to use, but there are so many options, that I am still learning all the details."
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"Another big new feature is the f2.8 at the long end, and if you have any of the bigger SONYs like my a7R, this new camera has a menu system that's just about the same, including that wonderful customizable Fn button."
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Performance

Performance:
"I've been recommending this to anyone who asks - the performance is truly awesome."
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"This is a truly fantastic compact camera with capabilities and performance that far outshine most smaller cameras of its type."
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"The burst function is pretty quick and low light performance is better than expected."
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"The image and video quality is great, great low light performance, better than low end canon SLR rebel."
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"but when the RX100m3 came out , I replaced with this one because of the huge improvement in photo quality aspects ...let me tell u ,this is my all-time camera now .its always in my pocket .I only use my5d camera for my works ( events and shoots ).Low light performance is terrific ,full manuval control, 1 inch sensor is worthy1.8 constant f stop ."
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Photo

Photo:
"This ruined several of my recent vacation photos."
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"This camera is not so good for people who only take photos indoors and either don't set the white balance or don't have a way to fix it in post (light room does wonders, if you don't have it... get it.)"
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"Cons: The viewfinder a little tiny and is not robustly built (may be mine has a problem), it is moving a little in its cradle, after a dslr experience, camera lacks the feel of connection,if you are tired to carry your heavy dslr to everywhere, and your wife is complaining that you are not taking much photos of the kids as before, go for it."
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"It is definitely better than the nice camera on my Galaxy S5, and worth the hassle of an extra gadget when my photos can be planned."
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"The bokeh on this is also amazing; you can see the separation and different strands on black hair in outdoor photo's.... As for the EVF, well I'm still not happy about the two step process (pop up and then you have to pull it towards you) but I've come to accept it."
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"This camera takes excellent, clear photos, even if the person is moving in the photo."
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"The clarity of the still photos and video is astonishing."
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"This camera takes great photos after you order and read the separate commercial, inch-thick book (available on Amazon) on how to operate this complicated camera."
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"I use the cameras mostly fortravel and want something that is easy to carry and get the best quality photos."
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"It is not a high end SLR but the photos are very nice."
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Power

Power:
"(Otherwise the cam would consequently even have to refuse charging because the supplied power supply is not suited for that, too...).But it's great that the cam can be turned on with external power connected!"
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"[WISH] : If camera powers down because of weak battery and you power it on again, I would expect an immediate Message: Battery low."
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"I loved the first RX100 until, the night of my daughter's birth, it decided not to open the camera lens, had some motor malfunction, and kept saying 'Turn power off then on."
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"This is a scary thing to do as the lens shoots out as soon as the power goes on."
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"I ended up returning it and getting a Sony DSC-HX60v, which I find easier to use, and it runs off external power, so if your doing a long timelapse shot, with the Sony timelapse app the DSC-HX60v can shoot much longer, plus the DSC-HX60v has a terrific telephoto lens."
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"That Sony managed to pack all this power into such a compact size is still amazing to me, but I am grateful every time I can slip the RX-100 into my pocket and leave my bulky (beloved) Nikon behind."
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"Despite my feelings about the AWB and power button, this is the absolute best pocketable camera on the market by a landslide."
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"No doubt this camera can do great things and has very versatile raw files but I have no desire to edit these files and it is meant to be a quick fix when I want a picture:) I'm still not giving it 5 stars because the power button is way to easy to activate and that annoys me to no end."
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Price

Price:
"For example, the Sony DSCH300 may look like it has an impressive body zoom to a layman, but that is a CHEAP camera that takes horrible pictures..."
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"There are far too many quality products on the market to waste your money on this overpriced junk."
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"It is hard to find it for less than retail price."
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"I am going to have to buy in a box and mortar store) I would rate it 5 stars because the pics are amazing but for so much money I am worried it will break soon."
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"Products were well cared for and the price was more than fair."
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"For example, the Sony DSCH300 may look like it has an impressive body zoom to a layman, but that is a CHEAP camera that takes horrible pictures..."
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"I bought one on the auction site that starts with an E, for well over half the price with English menu, NTSC and PAL video, and the app loaded."
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"Say, I really think (and possibly true) that if you do not already have an RX100 model, and you do not use a viewfinder and hotshoe, the original RX100 (M1) is a better value, as the price came down, and it functions as well as its successors, even image quality and focusing are slightly better."
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"Then it was the DSC-F717, which really, to me, did not offer any real gains on the F707 model, regardless of what the spec sheet said, and seemed to be just a little bit of a waste of money (my F707 performed every bit as well).Things really picked up with release of the DSC-F828 (in 2003), which, like the earlier models, I took with me all over France multiple times, shooting cathedrals, museums, parks, cityscapes, and everything else."
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Quality

Quality:
"Anyway, either camera has its weaknesses, and considering that Panasonic's video quality is a lot better, it does not help the Sony has soft images that don't look good sharpened in Photoshop."
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"This camera is good for people demanding the best image quality from something that fits in you pocket and who wants to get their hands dirty with manual controls and want dslr quality in a point and shoot."
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"The product quality and customer service are horrible!"
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"Plus would allow to extract stills at relative high quality (since unfortunately still image capturing is gone in the RX100M3, which hopefully will be corrected fixed with a firmware update)==> ADDED on 2014-10-27th:21.)"
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"All my criticisms aside, I am keeping the camera because the video quality is so much better than my iPhone and shooting is so much easier than it is with my DSLR."
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"Also, 60 frames per second allows for smooth slow motion, only 50% slower true, but it is full HD, unlike the 120fps mode, which is unpleasant to use and outputs poor quality video."
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"For me, none of these are dealbreakers, and if you want amazing image quality, you can't get it much smaller than this, so that trade is worth it to me."
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"In short - great image quality, full manual control, variability in control setup, solid build, a great viewfinder, awesome lens and nice clear screen."
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"Stellar quality, great feature set, tiny size, but priced high and it can be a little fiddly to set up and operate vs. other (bigger) cameras."
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"If you want to buy a smaller camera and plan to invest in high quality lenses, the A6000 is your winner."
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"This camera outperformed and provided higher quality images hands down."
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Range

Range:
"A real drawback is that the zoom range is so limited."
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"Not only that, and less appreciated by the average person, as noise does up, dynamic range, color depth, and virtually every other parameter that might index picture quality goes down in a linear and direct ratio."
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"I don't find myself zooming beyond the 70mm range and for the few shots that I missed (vs the many I take within the 24mm-70mm range) I can live with it."
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"The RX100M III covers my range of requirements very well."
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"The zoom range matches that typically used by pros and thus is a well tested and well known range."
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"The zoom range is nice: 24-70mm."
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"It's hands down the best handheld camera for video in this price range."
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"And since I have been using this same zoom range for a long time on my DSLRs, I feel very comfortable with this zoom range in a very capable and now compact camera."
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Screen

Screen:
"If plugged into the camera when it is turned on, one gets a non-closeable error message that blocks the screen to warn that the charger is not strong enough to power the camera for shooting."
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"Got a problem with 3-second delay with selfies when the screen is flipped all the way up?"
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"Frankly, it's absurd that in the 2nd Version, they gave this camera an articulating screen, but didn't let it flip all the way up into selfie mode."
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"If two shots are taken back-to-back sometimes one will be warm and the other accurate.6) In a space the size of a living room, using a flash at distance frequently results in overexposure.7) When shooting handheld, it's difficult to maintain the proper grip and use the control ring due to the size of the camera and lack of an actual grip.8) The screen is cluttered with an excessive amount of icons that cannot be individually shown hidden."
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"I mean at this point almost everything is touch screen, this just seems like a strange oversight in such an amazing camera."
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"In short - great image quality, full manual control, variability in control setup, solid build, a great viewfinder, awesome lens and nice clear screen."
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"But with both rechargeable lithium and non-rechargeable lithium batteries now available in standard AA battery format, I sure wish some camera company would design a perhaps slightly larger camera to take them, as well as a fully-articulating LCD screen that can have its business side folded inward when not needed."
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"Pros:- Compact size- Tiltable screen for selfies is a must have these days... perfect for dates and friends... very difficult to do with DSLRs."
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"The lens is marginally better but the screen does make takin selfies with family easy... quiet easy actually."
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"The LCD screen has hinges that allow you to take the perfect shot from more difficult angles."
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Sharp

Sharp:
"Easy to use - navigate and the Zeiss lens it uses is incredibly sharp and great at all zoom levels the camera has to offer."
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"it is smaller than the ones on the a99 and a77 which i wish it was bigger like the a99 and a77, but it is very sharp, clear, and very pleasant to use especially when it gets too bright out to see the screen."
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"Pros:- Great camera, very sharp pictures."
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"Fantastic camera, takes beautiful, sharp and bright pictures."
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"Beautiful camera, amazingly sharp images."
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Size

Size:
"this is a great camera and it is so hard to balance the tradeoff of size versus image quality."
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"It's small enough to carry in your pocket or purse so all of those missed moments due to not having the DSLR around are history."
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"The other problem is that the EVF is so small it is very hard to make out any of the letters numbers."
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"I shoot a lot and while I love the small size of this camera, its weight, its durability and its amazing amount of functions, I am disappointed in the final product."
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"Stellar quality, great feature set, tiny size, but priced high and it can be a little fiddly to set up and operate vs. other (bigger) cameras."
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"Perfect size, not bulky."
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"A small, DSLR-like camera, which is nice."
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Travel

Travel:
"I thought it would be hard to top the Sony RX1 as the perfect travel camera (please see my detailed review of the RX1 on Amazon), but I think on balance, this is a better travel camera than even that brilliant piece of full frame ingenuity."
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"Coupled with the wider field of view, it makes taking selfies when you travel (or whenever) SO much easier."
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"Overall, a great travel camera if you don't want to carry your DSLR."
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"great for travel"
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"After years of having substandard point-and-shoots and a beautiful Canon DSLR but nothing in between, this camera is a great way to travel light and get super pictures without the bulk of an DSLR."
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"This is a perfect camera for travel where you want first rate pics but don't want to lug a dslr around."
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Video

Video:
"Only problem is the positioning of the movie button, as I shot a dozen videos just by the way I hold the camera."
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"The battery life is horrible, the auto focus is horrible, the video recording is completely average, and the picture quality is completely average."
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"Anyway, either camera has its weaknesses, and considering that Panasonic's video quality is a lot better, it does not help the Sony has soft images that don't look good sharpened in Photoshop."
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"I would give it a 4.5 star if I could, only gripe is that videos can't be uploaded with ease on a mac via aperture iphoto."
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"I would not recommend this camera for videos if you plan on using autofocus."
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"The only thing it's missing is 4K video..."
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"The clarity of the still photos and video is astonishing."
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"As advertised ..look at all the reviews on camera sites etc...very good reviews..This is a great camera full of features especially on the video side ."
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"Photo quality is very good and the video is absolutely beautiful."
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"Compact but takes amazing pictures and videos."
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"The image and video quality is great, great low light performance, better than low end canon SLR rebel."
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Viewfinder

Viewfinder:
"A lot of people complain about the viewfinder shutting down the camera when it's pressed back down."
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"- make sure to set the diopter on the viewfinder (people have complained about its clarity)- buy a stick-on grip, which makes camera feel more secure (not with OEM fitted case)I haven't tested it enough to review image quality, etc., but thought I'd throw this into the reviews."
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"The one problem that a lot of owners complain is that if you retract the electronic viewfinder, the camera shuts off, losing all of your settings for the next shot (retracting the viewfinder to conserve on battery life) oops! "
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"In short - great image quality, full manual control, variability in control setup, solid build, a great viewfinder, awesome lens and nice clear screen."
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"quality is great, low night is good enough for a point and shot and the best thing is that it's nice and portable so you can put it in your pocket easilybuilt in flash and pop up viewfinder is good"
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"The pop-up viewfinder is WONDERFUL."
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"The absolute best feature of this camera is looking through the viewfinder."
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"The optical viewfinder is a nice addition, but I really don't know yet (after a whole year) if I do like the fact the opening it turns the camera on and closing it turns the camera off."
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Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi:
"By far the BIGGEST disappointment is the so called wifi connection."
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"- I love the NFC WIFI - it's such an useful feature!"
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"Great Wifi function to transfer to smartphone."
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"Photos are easy to share thanks to WiFi and NFC."
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"Pros: Superb (really superb) image and video quality (not tried raw yet, but claimed to be better), fully customisable menus, short learning curve, white balance setting can be easily optimised for taste, wifi connection to iphone lets you transfer the photos fast."
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"I also like how easy it is to transfer files to your phone via NFC Wifi as it makes it easy to share pictures."
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Zoom

Zoom:
"For example, the Sony DSCH300 may look like it has an impressive body zoom to a layman, but that is a CHEAP camera that takes horrible pictures..."
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"Unfortunately, you can't have everything.... if you want extreme zoom but inferior image quality, then there are other alternatives."
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"The only relative downside is the optical zoom a bit underwhelming, but not bad for it size."
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"A real drawback is that the zoom range is so limited."
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"In other words, I find the EVF practically useless..In the beginning, I missed the M2 zoom but now, I prefer the faster F 1.8 instead."
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"Initially, I was disappointed somewhat disappointed with the reduced zoom but not anymore as I'm quite happy with the low light quality."
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"Easy to use - navigate and the Zeiss lens it uses is incredibly sharp and great at all zoom levels the camera has to offer."
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"Non zoomed, the pictures look nice and not bad."
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"Other than the zoom, the optics are exceptional."
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"For example, the Sony DSCH300 may look like it has an impressive body zoom to a layman, but that is a CHEAP camera that takes horrible pictures..."
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"The camera is nice feature wise but the short zoom really limits its usefulness."
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