A new Sony RX100M3 specs rumor is circling around the web, revealing that the compact camera will sport a 24-70mm f/1.8-2.8 lens.
Another “dramatic” turn of events in the case of the Sony RX100M3 and Sony A77M2 launch event. It seems like the announcement of these two cameras has actually been set for May 1 in the early hours of a London day.
Ahead of the official presentation, a reliable source has shared the first detailed Sony RX100M3 specs list, debunking some previous words, while confirming others. Additionally, it seems like the Sony A77 replacement will actually be sold as Sony A77M2, instead of A77II or A77MII.
New Sony RX100M3 specs rumor: built-in viewfinder and video recording in XAVC-S format
First, we are taking a closer look at the new Sony RX100M3 specs rumor, which states that the camera will be packing a 20-megapixel image sensor, similar or identical to the one found in the RX100M2.
The compact camera will feature an integrated 1,440K-dot OLED Tru-Finder, allowing users to compose their photos in an easier fashion, although the tilting screen on the back is also useful when recording videos.
Speaking of which, the device is capable of recording movies in XAVC-S format, just like the Sony A7S 4K video camera. However, the shooter does not have the ability to capture movies at 4K resolution.
The ISO sensitivity will range between the minimum value of 125 and the maximum value of 25,600, so that photographers can still take photos in darker environments.
Sony’s new compact camera will feature a 24-70mm f/1.8-2.8 lens
Unfortunately, we have arrived at the part where we are debunking some myths, as the RX100M3 will feature a 35mm equivalent lens of 24-70mm. The good thing is that its maximum aperture is f/1.8-2.8, which is still quite good considering the focal length.
Sony has patented a 28-100mm f/1.8-2.8 lens recently for compact cameras with 1-inch-type sensors. The whole industry was hoping that the company would add it into the new camera, but it seems like this is no longer the case.
This new Sony RX100M3 specs rumor also says that the remainder of the features and traits are pretty much identical to those of the other RX100 cameras, including dimensions and weight.
The price of the compact shooter will stand at €800 or €850 in Europe, while US consumers will most likely grab it for $800 or $850.
Sony A77M2 also coming at the May 1 event
As for the successor of the SLT-A77, it seems like it is codenamed ILCA-77M2 and will retail under the name of Sony A77M2. This device will be revealed along with the RX100M3 and a slew of new lenses on May 1.