Just the other day we reported that thanks to a leaked user manual, it seems that Sony is working on a new camera called the Sony RX100M3. If you’re wondering why this sounds familiar, it is because Sony has released two previous versions of the device in the past, starting with the RX100 and the RX100M2.
While compact cameras might seem like a dying breed thanks to our smartphones, the RX100 series has proven to be pretty popular, thanks to its Carl Zeiss lens, the popup flash which is tiltable to allow users to bounce the flash, and a fast f/1.8 lens. Now according to the folks at Sony Alpha Rumors, it seems that Sony will be retaining some of those features.
Their sources have revealed to them that the RX100M3 will feature a 28-100mm f/1.8-2.8 lens which is pretty fast, not to mention pretty wide as well. This makes it a decent camera to use in low-light situations and for those who want a little bit of zoom as well. They have also revealed that the Sony RX100M3 will sport a popup built-in viewfinder, so for photographers who prefer to shoot the “old school” way, as opposed to using the LCD display as a viewfinder, this might be a much-appreciated feature.
They did not mention if Sony would be sticking to the Carl Zeiss lens but given that both the RX100 and the RX100M2 have used the Carl Zeiss lens, we can only assume the RX100M3 will use it as well. In any case Sony is expected to make the announcement on the 1st of May where it could possibly be unveiled alongside the Sony A77II, so do check back with us then for the details. Until then do take it with a grain of salt.