Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Announced May 16, 2014 •
21 megapixels | 3 screen | 24 – 70 mm (2.9×)
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Product description
Announced May 16, 2014

The RX100 III is the most premium of pocketable premium enthusiasts compacts from Sony. Built around a 1" CMOS sensor and a 24-70mm equivalent F1.8-2.8 Zeiss lens, it promises sharp images even in low light. Other than the redesigned lens, the Mark III differs from its other RX100 siblings by including a built-in and retractable OLED viewfinder with the same T* coating as the camera's lens to reduce flare and ghosting. The RX100 III also features built-in Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity for both wireless image sharing and camera control via smartphone, and a multi-angle WhiteMagic LCD display.

Quick specs
Body type Compact
Max resolution 5472 x 3648
Effective pixels 21 megapixels
Sensor size 1″ (13.2 x 8.8 mm)
Sensor type BSI-CMOS
ISO Auto, 125-12800
Focal length (equiv.) 24–70 mm
Optical zoom 2.9×
Articulated LCD Tilting
Screen size 3
Screen dots 1,228,800
Min shutter speed 30 sec
Max shutter speed 1/2000 sec
Format MPEG-4, AVCHD, XAVC S
Storage types SD/ SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Weight (inc. batteries) 290 g (0.64 lb / 10.23 oz)
Dimensions 102 x 58 x 41 mm (4.02 x 2.28 x 1.61)
GPS None

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Our review

The RX100 III is the most capable compact camera we've ever seen. With its built-in viewfinder and more consistently fast lens, there's nothing that can provide better image quality in such a small package. It's not the perfect camera to take shot-to-shot control over, but its capability means it justifies its high price tag.

Good for: Getting excellent quality images and video, on the go.

Not so good for: Users wanting to engage with the camera's every setting.

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