SONY ALPHA A7III & FE 90mm 2.8 MACRO G OSS
I've taken it to destinations all across Europe and with its single, built-in zoom lens it's managed to capture some fabulous shots! If I'd had to carry a DSLR with a bunch of lenses to match the range of the RX10, I'd have had to pay for extra luggage at the airports, lol.
|The amazing all-round RX10 iv|
Anyway, it does have limitations - mainly the CMOS sensor size at 1" and the inherent limitations of a 25X zoom - even one as good as the RX10's. It feels wrong to raise any criticisms against such a capable camera, but if you wish to focus on a particular area of photography such as sport or macro, etc, then you might want to wrestle the RX10 out of your hands and pick up a full-frame camera and a dedicated lens.
My own particular area of "special interest" (or at least one which I hope to develop) is macro and bird photography. The RX10 is really quite good at macro work, but it can never match a full-frame, high-resolution camera with a pin-sharp dedicated macro lens. It just can't.
So looking on the market for a macro solution, it didn't take long to find the highly rated Sony A7III and the astonishingly good Sony FE 90mm 2.8 G MACRO OSS.
That amazing new sensor has 693 phase-detection points (over 93% of the viewfinder) just like the flagship A9 so the autofocusing is pretty much top of the line - especially if you use Sony lenses with the camera (it makes sense to). The face/eye detection is just staggering!!! It's eery how it tracks moving subjects by their eyes - even cats and dogs! It is also fantastic when shooting sports and other high shutter speed activities such as bird photography.
|The class-leading Sony 24-105mm|
If you spend some time looking through internet images shot on a Sony A7III, you soon gain the ability to spot the photographers who used a Sony G lens and those who maybe opted for a third party lens. The difference can sometimes just scream out! The FE 90mm 2.8 is "OMG SHARP". No wonder DXOMARK score it so highly. I used to have a pretty top of the line Sigma macro lens but this thing puts it to shame! Hopefully I'll be able to add the 24-105mm too for general photography. That will make a very special outfit.
Interesting view of the A7III
as a film-maker's camera