Sony just announced something with great potential. The Sony RX100 III Video Creator Kit is aimed at first-time vloggers. After all, not everybody can spend $1200 on the latest RX100, not including accessories. But Sony’s latest “
It’ll be yours for $800. While price will eventually go down, it’s kinda expensive for something that doesn’t record 4K. It’s a nice camera, don’t get me wrong. It’s portable, it has a 1″ sensor, a 24-70mm lens, OSS, built-in ND filter and a good video format (XAVC S). But at $800 I would start recommending other cameras that can record 4K.
Or I could recommend you buy the camera from the used market. You can have it for as little as $250. You could also grab the Manfrotto Pixi which is both cheap and good. With an extra battery and a 64GB SD Card, you’re looking at less than half what Sony is asking.
It looks like I’m bashing Sony. I’m not. For $800, you get the luxury of not having to go through eBay and Amazon. You’re getting the full experience in one package. You’re also getting a new product, with a warranty. Even if this is too much for you, Sony has most likely sparked some interest in a 5-year old point-and-shoot camera.
However, the Sony RX100 III Video Creator Kit is still capable, at least in Jason Vong’s hands: