Yes - me too
I didn't think we were going to see an upgrade tbh.
The AF speed was the Achilles heel of the mkiii so hopefully this will fix that.
I disagree it's still excellent, not as good as Panasonic's, depends whether you really need these supercharged afs, personally I've not missed a shot because of the af.
Though I expect the new version to be far superior.
AF speed seems to be the key point they're pushing for the mk4 which suggests they felt it was lacking on previous versions. I compared the mk3 against the Panasonic in Jessops recently and thought the Sony was quite a long way behind but that's just my impression from a short use in the shop rather than as an owner.
Agree they're is a difference, the sony sometimes struggles where the panny doesn't and certainly if you do a lot of sports this looks really promising, I had the panny 2500, I picked the Sony for extra reach and better iq otherwise I'd have kept the panny.
I was looking to upgrade from my existing FZ1000 so looked at the FZ2000 and the Sony mk3. Preferred the Panasonic as the AF seemed faster and more accurate but dpreview thought the iq was worse than the 1000 so held back on the upgrade. Maybe the mk4 Sony is the way to go...
The mk4 will trump them all I'm sure, but it depends on what you shoot, for the most part the iii is fast and accurate, sometimes I think we get spoiled by new technology and tend to think we need the latest and greatest when what we've got is good enough.
Did anyone see the price tag on the RX10 V4? £1,799 at Park Cameras
Wow thats cheap
I'll stick with the iii for now at least
Well I'm back on this thread... for now! I indeed ended up with a canon 100D. Cracking camera! However, earlier today I happened past Jessops in Manchester.. popped inside. The managers specials caught my eye.. and within there they had - after a quick google - a Canon G3X. Had a quick search on the web and it revealed to be a decent model - 1" sensor, 24-600 lens.. not too bad!
So initially; AF is shockingly slow, drive rate is shockingly slow, general operation is rather odd.. twizzle zoom ring around the lens.. but it does not have the option to actually "zoom" the lens...!? And yet the "sub command twizzly dial" (used for aperture setting on my 100D) does have the option... which is very odd! The rear LCD is pretty good - touch option is a nice addition. It has wifi and full HD 60p video.. which seems prettt decent! A few quick ones from this afternoon - quality itself is very good; indeed the squirrel shot was at ISO 4000! A dash or noise reduction/sharopeonf in photoshop (RAW) and all is good. G3X never been a serious contender on this forum I'm guessing?
Quite a few shiny pennies. Makes the RX10 at around £850-1000 good value!
You don't hear much about the G3X which might be down to the Panasonic and Sony getting better reviews. Your shots look good though, so maybe it deserves more attention.
Technically, it doesn't qualify as a bridge camera as it lacks a viewfinder.
I notice the rx10 iv is only touch focus screen, no menu scrolling or anything and still not fully articulated, that will disappoint many I think. It seems a better af system and not much else.
Apart from a considerable higher price
Ahhh... I see! Never realized!
Camera lab has had his first play with the Sony