Hands-on with Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III
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Hands-on with Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III

And here's the framing we chose in the last slide, after releasing the 'Zoom Assist' button and allowing the camera to zoom the lens to the appropriate position so that the selected framing fills the frame.

Here, we've reprogrammed the back button within the 4-way dial to be 'Zoom Assist' but you probably won't want to do that, as it prohibits the use of this button to activate focus point positioning in any Flexible Spot mode. If you want to be able to move your AF point easily, you'll have to keep this back button set to 'Focus Standard', and either assign the C1, C2, AEL, or left, down, or right buttons on the 4-way controller to 'Zoom Assist'.

Like the a6300, the RX10 III does toggle in and out of focus point selection mode, meaning that once you press the rear dial button, the 4-way controller only serves to move the AF point until you deliberately toggle the controller out of AF point selection mode by pressing the rear dial button again. This does make continued focus point selection easier, but of course limits access to function assigned to left, down, and right on the 4-way controller. We'd still prefer to see a dedicated AF point selector, or a touchscreen.