The Sony RX100 line has easily been one of the best point-and-shoot cameras on the market for some time now, and with the release of the new RX100 M3, that has not changed one bit. But is the RX100 M3 worth buying if you already have an RX100 or RX100 M2? Sony_RX100M3_camera_EVF If you ask the guys over at The Camera Store TV, the answer would likely be a yes. The team over at TCSTV just posted their hands-on field test for the new Sony RX100 M3 and to put it simply, they loved it. There is hardly anything to complain about from a stills images perspective, but the lack of a hotshoe and no audio inputs are definite black marks on the video side of things. I honestly have to wonder if the lack of a hotshoe and no audio input was a specific design decision to prevent the RX100 M3 from competing directly with the RX10, because to be honest, those are the only two reasons not to get the RX100 M3 over the RX10. Well, that and the RX10 has a much better zoom range from 24mm all the way out to 200mm.

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I have not had a chance to check out the RX100 M3 personally yet, but I have a request out and can’t wait for the opportunity to get my hands on it. What are your thoughts on the RX100 M3? Is it worth the upgrade from the RX100 or RX100 M2 if you already own one of those? Leave a comment below and let us know! [via The Camera Store TV]