Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Digital Camera

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Product Highlights
  • 20.1MP 1" Exmor R BSI CMOS Sensor
  • BIONZ X Image Processor
  • Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* f/1.8-2.8 Lens
  • 24-70mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • 1440k-Dot OLED Tru-Finder Pop-Up EVF
  • 3.0" 1229k-Dot Multi-Angle Xtra Fine LCD
  • Full HD Video in XAVC S, Clean HDMI Out
  • Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity with NFC
  • ISO 12800 and 10 fps Continuous Shooting
  • Manual Control Ring & Built-In ND Filter

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Digital Camera is a versatile and advanced point-and-shoot featuring a large 20.1 megapixel 1" Exmor R CMOS sensor to produce high-resolution still imagery and full HD video. This sensor's design utilizes backside-illuminated technology to improve clarity and image quality when working in dimly-lit conditions as well as increase the sensitivity to a native ISO 12800. Benefitting the performance of this sensor is the BIONZ X image processor, which helps to produce images with smooth quality and tonal gradations as well as provide expedited performance throughout all aspects of the camera, including a continuous shooting rate of 10 fps in Speed Priority mode, shutter release lag of 0.008 sec., and XAVC S movie recording at 50 Mbps.

The built-in Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* 2.9x zoom lens provides a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 24-70mm, covering wide-angle to portrait-length perspectives to suit working in a wide variety of environments. An f/1.8-2.8 maximum aperture benefits working in low lighting and controlling focus throughout the zoom range. Optical SteadyShot image stabilization is also available to help minimize the appearance of camera shake when working in dimly-lit conditions and with greater zoom magnifications. Furthermore, a built-in three-stop ND filter is incorporated into the camera's design to suit shooting in bright conditions with wider apertures and for greater control over how movement is depicted. The lens also features a Zeiss T* anti-reflective coating, which helps to reduce surface reflections, lens flare, and ghosting in order to produce imagery that is rich in contrast and clarity.

Complementing the imaging capabilities of the RX100 III is a sleek body design featuring both an electronic viewfinder and a tilting LCD screen. The 0.39" 1,440k-dot SVGA OLED Tru-Finder has Zeiss T*-coated optics and provides a bright, clear means for eye-level viewing. It features a unique pop-up mechanism that helps to maintain the compact form factor of the camera when carrying or if preferring to work with the rear screen. The 3.0" 1,229k-dot Xtra Fine LCD incorporates WhiteMagic technology for easier visibility in bright conditions and its tilting design permits greater usability from high, low, and front-facing angles. Furthermore, built-in Wi-Fi connectivity with NFC allows instant image sharing to, as well as remote camera control and monitoring from, linked mobile devices.

20.1MP 1" Exmor R BSI CMOS Sensor and BIONZ X Image Processor
The large 20.1 megapixel 1" Exmor R CMOS sensor features backside-illuminated technology to enhance its low-light capabilities to a native ISO 12800 while still retaining vivid clarity. Using Sony's Column A/D Conversion and area-specified noise reduction, images are rendered with impressive quality and smooth gradations between tones and colors due to the marked, intelligent reduction in apparent noise. Further enhancing imaging quality, detail reproduction technology works to increase the fine detail rendering capabilities for a more three-dimensional, realistic image quality while diffraction-reducing technology helps to enhance the optical qualities of the lens by suppressing diffraction that is common when working at smaller apertures. Additionally, aiding working in difficult lighting conditions, the sensitivity can be extended to an effective ISO 25600 when using Multi-Frame NR, which records and composites sequential images in order to attain high sensitivity with minimal noise.

Also benefitting the image quality, as well as overall camera performance, is the BIONZ X image processor, which provides continuous shooting up to 10 fps in Speed Priority Mode, 2.9 fps shooting with single-shot AF, a shutter lag time of just 0.008 sec., and a start-up time of 1.6 sec.
Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* Lens
The built-in Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* lens provides a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 24-70mm, covering wide-angle to portrait length perspectives to suit working in a wide variety of shooting conditions. An f/1.8-2.8 maximum aperture benefits working in difficult lighting conditions throughout the entire zoom range and also enables greater control over focus placement for shallow depth of field imagery, which is further accentuated by a seven-blade diaphragm to produce a smooth out-of-focus quality. Nine aspherical elements, including two cemented AA (advanced aspherical) elements, are incorporated into the lens design to minimize chromatic aberrations throughout the zoom range to benefit creating sharp, clear imagery. The lens also features a Zeiss T* anti-reflective multi-layered coating to help minimize lens flare and ghosting in order to produce imagery with rich contrast and color neutrality.

Benefitting the 2.9x reach of this lens, as well as supporting working in difficult lighting conditions and with longer shutter speeds, is Optical SteadyShot image stabilization, which helps to offset the effects of camera shake. When recording movies, the image stabilization utilizes an Intelligent Active Mode, which also uses electronic image stabilization to compensate for both camera shake and rolling shutter effects.

Additionally, a neutral density 0.9 filter is incorporated into the camera's design, which provides a reduction of three stops in exposure to enable working in bright conditions with wider aperture settings and for greater control over how subject movement is rendered.
Camera Design
Within the compact design of the RX100 III is both a high-resolution electronic viewfinder and a large rear LCD monitor. The 0.39" 1,440k-dot SVGA OLED Tru-Finder EVF provides a bright, clear means for eye-level monitoring, which is well-suited to critical compositions and working in bright conditions. It features 100% frame coverage, a unique pop-up mechanism, and a Zeiss T* coating on the optics to reduce surface reflections and flare for enhanced visibility. Alternatively, a 3.0" 1,229k-dot Xtra Fine LCD screen is also available and features a tilting design (180° up, 45° down) to benefit working from high, low, and front-facing angles. WhiteMagic technology has been applied to the LCD's design, too, to increase effective brightness for easier viewing in bright lighting. When working with both viewing means, an integrated eye sensor automatically switches between both the EVF and LCD. Additionally, the camera can be turned on simply by popping the EVF into place.

For intuitive, SLR-like adjustments over a variety of camera settings, a manual control ring surrounds the lens and features a smooth, click-less design for quick and quiet changing of settings. The ring can be assigned to control a variety of features, at different values, such as zoom, aperture, and Picture Effects. A step-zoom feature can be utilized, too, to allow instant switching between commonly used focal lengths.
Full HD Video Recording
Full HD 1920 x 1080 movies can be recorded in the high-quality XAVC S format, which uses a Long GOP (Group of Pictures) structure, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 video compression, and linear PCM audio compression, and saves within the MP4 container format. These compressed files permit recording times up to 29 minutes while allowing 50 Mbps video recording at 1080/60p, 1080/30p, 1080/24p, and 720/120p frame rates. Full-pixel readout helps to minimize any artifacts in recordings due to the ability to utilize data from the entire image sensor, which ultimately results in smooth, high-resolution recordings. Movies can also be recorded in the AVCHD format, which is ideal for HDTV playback and Blu-ray disc burning, and the MP4 format, which is ideal for uploading online. Additionally, when shooting for two purposes in mind, dual recording is possible in different formats-XAVC S and MP4 or AVCHD and MP4-for the ability to instantly share footage while also having a higher quality version for subsequent editing.

Benefitting advanced video applications, the RX100 III also supports clean HDMI output for recording uncompressed video via an optional external recorder and for real-time viewing on an accessory monitor. Recording frame rates include 24p, 60p, and 60i, and the shooting info display can be turned off during recording for a cleaner view when utilizing an external monitor.
Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity with NFC
Built-in Wi-Fi connectivity enables instant transferring of imagery to mobile devices for direct sharing online to social networking, via email, and to cloud storage sites. NFC (Near Field Communication) is also supported, which allows for one-touch connection between the camera and compatible mobile devices, with no complex set-up required. Once connected, the linked mobile device can also display a live view image on its screen and, using Smart Remote Control, remotely control the camera's shutter release.

Additionally, PlayMemories Camera Apps are also supported via the built-in Wi-Fi connection, and allow you to personalize the camera's features depending on specific shooting styles. Apps are available to suit creating portraits, detailed close-ups, sports, time lapse, motion shot, and other specific types of imagery.
Other Camera Features
  • A contrast-detection autofocus system works to acquire precise focus using single-shot or continuous AF modes. When working with moving subjects, Lock-on AF, with wide, center, and flexible spots, adjusts the target frame size as the subject moves throughout the image frame. Face detection and face registration technologies can be used to base focus on recognized faces and Eye AF is also available, which is a detail-oriented focusing function that prioritizes and dedicates focusing performance on a subject's pupil for sharply-rendered portraits.
  • For manual focus control, DMF (Direct Manual Focus) and standard manual focus options are available. Benefitting precise manual focus, focus peaking can be used, which highlights edges of contrast within the frame for a more objective means of determining critical sharpness, or MF Assist is available, which enlarges the image for a better view of important details.
  • A zebra function can be used for easier detection of exposure clipping to prevent overexposure.
  • A dedicated Custom button permits assigning of one of 42 possible functions for instant, one-touch access to a chosen control.
  • A digital level gauge detects pitch and roll types of movement and helps to produce even, consistent horizons and plumb verticals.
  • Smile Shutter technology enables the camera to automatically release the shutter when a subject's smile is detected
  • Multi Frame NR records consecutive images at a reduced ISO sensitivity and then composites them into a single image to realize higher effective sensitivity (up to an equivalent ISO 25600) with minimal image noise. Standard image compositing is comprised of four exposures and High image compositing utilizes 12 distinct exposures.
  • Dynamic Range Optimizer (DRO) works to improve images featuring backlit subjects or scenes with high contrast where details can be lost in the shadows or highlights. This mode can be controlled automatically or fine-tuned using five settings.
  • Picture Effect modes allow you to apply creative settings and emphasize certain facets of individual images for a richer, more aesthetic picture quality. Posterization (Color/B&W), Pop Color, Retro Photo, Partial Color (R/G/B/Y), High Contrast Monochrome, Toy Camera, Soft High-Key, Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Rich-Tone Monochrome, Miniature, Watercolor, and Illustration modes are available.
  • Creative Style settings provide control over how the camera processes images based on different predetermined styles: Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Clear, Deep, Light, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Autumn Leaves, Black & White, Sepia, and Style Box. Within these settings, contrast, saturation, and sharpness can also be adjusted depending on personal preference.
  • To extend the effective reach of the optical zoom lens, Clear Image digital zoom can be used to intelligently magnify scenes up to 5.8x at full-resolution. This digital zoom technology uses an intelligent interpolation process to minimize the amount of image degradation in order to produce realistic, high-quality images.
  • In-camera creation of 4K slide shows is possible for rich playback to ultra high definition televisions. An HDMI port is incorporated into the camera's design, too, to enable direct connection to HDTVs.
  • TRILUMINOS Color support is supported to produce rich, natural colors when imagery is viewed on a TRILUMINOS Display.
Imaging
Pixels Actual: 20.9 Megapixel
Effective: 20.1 Megapixel
Sensor 1" (13.2 x 8.8 mm) CMOS
File Formats Still Images: JPEG, RAW
Movies: AVCHD Ver. 2.0, MP4, XAVC S
Audio: AAC LC, AC3, Dolby Digital 2ch, Linear PCM (Stereo)
Max Resolution 20MP: 5472 x 3648
Aspect Ratio 1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Image Stabilization Optical
Color Spaces sRGB, Adobe RGB
Optics
Lens Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar, 10 elements in 9 groups
9 Aspherical
EFL: 8.8-25.7 mm (35 mm equivalent: 24-70 mm)
Aperture: f/1.8 (W) - 2.8 (T) to f/11
Zoom Optical: 2.9x
Clear Image Zoom: 5.8x
Digital: 11x
Focus Range Wide: 1.97" (5 cm) - Infinity
Telephoto: 11.81" (30 cm) - Infinity
Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity Auto, 125-12800 (Extended Mode: 80-12800)
Shutter 30 - 1/2000 sec, Bulb Mode
4 - 1/2000 sec in Auto Mode
1 - 1/2000 sec in Program Mode
8 - 1/2000 sec in Aperture Priority Mode
30 - 1/2000 sec in Shutter Priority Mode
Exposure Metering Center-weighted, Multi, Spot
Exposure Modes Modes: Aperture Priority, Intelligent Auto, Manual, Memory Recall, Movie, Panorama Shot, Programmed Auto, Scene Selection, Shutter Priority, Superior Auto
Metering Range: EV 0.0 - EV 20.0
Compensation: -3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
Shooting Modes Anti-motion Blur
Fireworks
Gourmet
Handheld Twilight
High Sensitivity
Landscape
Macro
Night Portrait
Night Scene
Pet Mode
Portrait
Sports
Sunset
White Balance Modes Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature Filter, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (Cool White), Fluorescent (Day White), Fluorescent (Daylight), Fluorescent (Warm White), Incandescent, Shade
Burst Rate Up to 10 fps at 20.1 MP
Up to 2.9 fps at 20.1 MP
Self Timer 10 Sec, 2 Sec
Flash
Flash Modes Auto
Flash On
Off
Rear Sync
Red-eye Reduction
Slow Sync
Built-in Flash Yes
Maximum Effective Flash Range Wide: 1.31 - 33.46' (0.4 - 10.2 m)
Telephoto: 1.31 - 21.33' (0.4 - 6.5 m)
Memory
Memory Card Type Memory Stick Duo
Memory Stick Pro Duo
Memory Stick PRO Duo (High Speed)
Memory Stick PRO HG-Duo
Memory Stick XC-HG Duo
SD
SDHC
SDXC
Recording
Video Recording Yes, NTSC
Resolution 1920 x 1080: 60 fps, 30 fps, 24 fps
1440 x 1080: 30 fps
1280 x 720: 120 fps
640 x 480: 30 fps
Video
Video Clip Length Up to 29 Min
Audio Recording Built-in Mic: With Video, Stereo
Viewfinder/Display
Viewfinder Type Electronic
Diopter Adjustment - 4 to +3 m
Viewfinder Coverage 100%
Screen 3.0" LCD Rear Screen Tilt (1,228,800 pixels)
Connectivity/System Requirements
Connectivity HDMI D (Micro), Micro-USB, USB 2.0
Wi-Fi Yes, 802.11b/g/n built-in
Environmental
Operating/Storage Temperature Operating
32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Storage
-4 to 140°F (-20 to 60°C)
Power
Battery 1x NP-BX1 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 3.6VDC, 1240mAh
AC Power Adapter AC-UB10 (Included)
Physical
Dimensions (WxHxD) 4.0 x 2.3 x 1.6" / 101.6 x 58.1 x 41.0 mm
Weight 10.23 oz / 290 g with battery and memory card
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Digital Camera
  • NP-BX1/M8 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (3.6V, 1240mAh)
  • AC-UB10 AC Adapter
  • Micro USB Cable
  • Wrist Strap
  • Strap Adapter
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    SonyCyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Digital Camera
     
    4.6

    (based on 127 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (88)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (31)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    95%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Compact (101)
    • Great resolution (95)
    • Good in low light (85)
    • Easy to use (81)
    • Large clear LCD (71)

    Cons

    • Limited zoom (58)
    • Complicated controls (20)
    • Short battery life (20)
    • Lag / shutter delay (5)

    Best Uses

    • Travel (92)
    • Family photos (76)
    • Low light (67)
    • Video (47)
    • Macro photography (28)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (66), Semi-pro photographer (18), Casual photographer (15), Pro photographer (12)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (106), Yes (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Wonderful Camera

    This is an excellent camera that is very easy to use. The Sony menus are clear and very intuitive. Photos and AVCHD videos are great. The camera is a bit heavy but its...Read complete review

    This is an excellent camera that is very easy to use. The Sony menus are clear and very intuitive. Photos and AVCHD videos are great. The camera is a bit heavy but its made of high quality aluminum and not some cheap plastic. I love the built in EVF it works great in bright sunshine when the LCD is difficult to see. The zoom is a little short, i would have preferred a 10X zoom. The camera is expensive but its worth it. The large sensor makes all the difference in photo quality. I have a micro HDMI cable and i view all my photos and videos directly on my 50" HDTV and the quality is fantastic.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Nice size, not so nice conrols

    I bought this to travel with, and carry on a daily basis -- and it is easy to do that, compared to my mirrorless. The photo quality is good, and I'm a...Read complete review

    I bought this to travel with, and carry on a daily basis -- and it is easy to do that, compared to my mirrorless. The photo quality is good, and I'm a big supporter of Sony usually, but I'm a little disappointed with the user experience on this camera. My main complaint is that I didn't realize just how much I would miss the touch screen (never had a camera without one). The auto focus isn't good enough to forego a fast, easy touch-to-focus option. I generally prefer the speed of auto focus for a point-and-shoot camera, since if I'm using my point and shoot I'm probably photographing things with speed/ease/discreteness in mind. Obviously there are composition problems with setting focus to center all the time, and the wide focus rarely selects what I actually want to focus on. There is a movable focus option, but it's clunky and slow. If you plan to shoot mainly in manual mode, this camera is otherwise great (but I'd recommend getting a mirrorless or DSLR if you're going the manual route anyway). You may want an extra battery though. I'm considering selling this already and buying Canon's G7x, pending reviews -- I want a pocket camera without negotiating on that touch screen!

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    5.0

    Very nice

    By Sparky

    from Durham NC

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Fast Shutter Speed
    • Good Battery Life
    • Good in Low Light
    • Great Resolution
    • Large Clear LCD
    • Small / Compact

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Travel

      Comments about Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Digital Camera:

      Great images, excellent resolution, excellent for existing light shots and as a walking around camera. Ability to save in RAW format is wonderful. Good battery life, nice feel. Very fast response time. Press the shutter and there is no delay. It is like in the old days with film cameras. Like all small cameras flash output is OK but not great, but that is not what this camera is for. "Try it, you'll like it"

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      4.0

      Need Bigger Zoom

      By Norm

      from Brooklyn, NY

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Fast Shutter Speed
      • Good in Low Light
      • Large Clear LCD
      • Small / Compact

      Cons

      • Limited Zoom

      Best Uses

        Comments about Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Digital Camera:

        The camera appears to work fine. I wanted a camera that operated in low light, which this does. I also needed a bigger zoom so I returned the camera. It it wasn't for the zoom issue I was satisfied with the camera.

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        5.0

        First Impressions are excellent

        By Chris

        from Boulder, Colorado

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Electronic View Finder
        • Good Battery Life
        • Good in Low Light
        • Great Resolution
        • Inconspicuous
        • Large Clear LCD
        • Small / Compact

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Macro Photography
          • Scenic
          • Street Photography
          • Travel
          • Video
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Digital Camera:

          Such a great little camera. Packs a mighty punch into a small body, offers great features that other cameras this size cannot rival. Once you get used to the controls and ergonomics, (which doesn't take long) you can shoot in multiple styles, including from the hip, Hasselblad style at the waist, like a rangefinder, on the ground (with the swivel LCD screen this is incredibly easy), even selfies. Image quality is really great. Lens and depth of field control with such high speed apertures offers the ability to differentiate your images from others that are clearly point-and-shoot quickies.Great camera all around, especially if you take advantage of the many features and know how to best utilize them.

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          5.0

          Amazing performance from a

          By Dima James

          from Huntington Station, NY

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Fast Wide Aperture
          • Good in Low Light
          • Great Resolution
          • Large Clear LCD
          • Small / Compact

          Cons

          • Limited Zoom

          Best Uses

          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Travel
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Digital Camera:

          I originally bought this to bring to concerts I don't have a photo pass for and it has become my everyday carry-around camera. Amazing low light performance for something so small. And the ability to shoot in RAW allows for a lot of headroom with post-processing.A few small gripes - I wish the camera didn't fully power down when closing the Electronic Viewfinder. And I wish the focal length was just a bit longer (like RX100m2). Although, the wide aperture (f/2.8) when fully zoomed makes it a worthwhile trade-off.It is a bit bulkier and heavier than other compacts, but coming from someone who carried a DSLR every day, it's plenty small.Note - I shoot probably 75% Manual and 25% Aperture Priority, so I can't really comment on the Auto feature's performance.

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          5.0

          Great camera

          By Bill

          from Concord, MA

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

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          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Fast Shutter Speed
          • Good in Low Light
          • Great Resolution
          • Large Clear LCD
          • Small / Compact

          Cons

          • Limited Zoom
          • Short Battery Life

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Travel
          • Video
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Digital Camera:

          Had to replace a Nikon J1 compact (which was ruined when dropped in water), and bought the DSC-RX100. Really happy with a lightweight camera with great capabilities in a small box. High quality Zeiss lens is a big selling point.Use my iPhone for quickie pics but this camera offers the quality you want when you go beyond that but do not want a DSLR because of size or cost.Very happy.

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          5.0

          RX100 III is the best-ever pocket camera

          By Photoseeker

          from Seattle, WA

          About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Fast Shutter Speed
          • Good Battery Life
          • Good in Low Light
          • Great Resolution
          • Large Clear LCD
          • Small / Compact

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Macro Photography
            • Travel
            • Video
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Digital Camera:

            By adding a viewfinder to the already-great RX100 I & II, Sony has created the world's best pocket camera, the RX100 version III (M3). I'm getting amazingly sharp shots handheld at 1/15th second, great for blurring moving water while freezing the non-moving rocks. RX100 M3's great 20-megapixel sensor and sharp lens resolve more detail than my former 12mp Nikon D5000 DSLR camera using kit lens at ISO 200 to 800. The RX100 M3's only rival, the new Canon PowerShot G7 X, takes equally sharp shots and zooms 1x further, but lacks a viewfinder, has much poorer battery life (210 shots vs RX100's 320 shots, CIPA), and doesn't focus as well, according to dpreview.com.

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            4.0

            Small but powerfull

            By Fantomas

            from Chicago, IL

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Fast Shutter Speed
            • Good in Low Light
            • Great Resolution
            • Large Clear LCD
            • Small / Compact

            Cons

            • Lag / Shutter Delay
            • Limited Zoom

            Best Uses

            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Travel
            • Video

            Comments about Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Digital Camera:

            I use this camera for travel, because of its size. For studio shooting I use my Canon Mark III, but for the travel it is too much to carrry heavy chunky camera with lenses unless I have a specific project to work on. The Sony DSC-RX100 III is an amazing camera because of its size. That small camera can take incredible photos, almost comparable to big DSLRs and high quality HD video. It is in my opinion gets as close to perfect camera as possible. Two possible improvements to reach that perfect state: more zoom and faster focusing when you shift from one scene to another (camera movement, or zooming)

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            5.0

            Exremely happy, it is amazing

            By Ed

            from Chicago

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Fast Shutter Speed
            • Good Battery Life
            • Good in Low Light
            • Great Resolution
            • Large Clear LCD
            • Small / Compact

            Cons

            • Limited Zoom

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Travel
            • Video

            Comments about Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Digital Camera:

            I use it mainly for short trips or places that I may go to and don't want to lug a big camera.
            It replaced 2 other compact cameras that I have and it has the best features of both cameras plus quite a bit more it seems the features are endless, and yes the quality of the pics are very good and the videos are tremendous for such a compact camera.
            But you would that what you paid for the camera that they would include the grip instead of having it as a option

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            4.0

            Great photos, fiddly controls

            By Nana Ellie

            from Vernon Bridge, PEI, Canada

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            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Great Resolution
            • Lag After Photo Taken
            • Large Clear LCD
            • Sharp Pictures
            • Small / Compact
            • Viewfinder

            Cons

            • Complicated Controls
            • Lag After Photo Taken
            • Limited Zoom
            • Short Battery Life
            • Viewfinder Collapses Easy

            Best Uses

            • Landscapes
            • Street Photos
            • Travel

            Comments about Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Digital Camera:

            Lightweight with great resolution. Viewfinder collapses if it hits my glasses and controls very complicated, especially that it takes several keystrokes to find and move the flexible focus point. I use it when I do not want to carry a heavy SLR: urban, walks, street photography. The camera is a battery hog.

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            5.0

            I´ll buy this producto again

            By PP

            from Rosario, Argentina

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Fast Shutter Speed
            • Large Clear LCD
            • Small / Compact

            Cons

            • Limited Zoom
            • Short Battery Life

            Best Uses

            • Travel

            Comments about Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Digital Camera:

            Very simple, nice photos

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            4.0

            Nice little camera

            By Mina

            from New York

            Comments about Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Digital Camera:

            I just purchased this camera and am happy with the quality of the pictures. However, I'm not as happy with the zoom range of the camera. I thought it wouldn't bother me, but after using the camera I have found this disappointing, I am also not enjoying th viewfinder. I find it annoying to have to pull it out all the time. That aside, the pictures are sharp, and the colors are beautiful.

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            4.0

            RX100 III

            By Lesford

            from Florida

            Comments about Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Digital Camera:

            Very pleased with performance of RX100 III. Only drawback is complicated selection of settings which for most part must be made from pull-down menus. Camera seems to be a little sensitive to noise as ISO is increased.

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            4.0

            Almost a DSLR, tons of features

            By loaker

            from Martinez, CA

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fast Shutter Speed
            • Good in Low Light
            • Great Resolution
            • Great Zoom
            • Large Clear LCD
            • Small / Compact

            Cons

            • Complicated Controls
            • Short Battery Life

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Macro Photography
            • Travel
            • Video
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Digital Camera:

            Great picture quality, fast focusing, great video quality, but not a camera to buy and use on a vacation without learning the camera. Battery life is short, so spares are needed. Has a pop up viewfinder.

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            4.0

            Excellent but with a caveat or two

            By msolea

            from Redwood City, CA

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Great Resolution
            • Great Zoom
            • Small / Compact

            Cons

            • Lens Range Is A Bit Short
            • No hot shoe
            • No Mic Input

            Best Uses

            • Casual Photo Work
            • Travel

            Comments about Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Digital Camera:

            It is an excellent camera for what it is. But, they should not have removed the hot shoe and they should have at least a mic input for external audio, especially when one of the major selling points is the video. It is also a bit on the high side for price.

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            2.0

            Is this a disposable camera?

            By Matty-o

            from New York, NY

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Great photos
            • Great Resolution
            • Small / Compact
            • Small Camera

            Cons

            • Short Lifespan
            • Terrible Reliability

            Best Uses

              Comments about Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Digital Camera:

              I've been a photographer since 1972; I own many cameras (some of them SONY) and bought the RX-100 in June 2013. For no reason I am aware of, one day in February 2014 I experienced the first major malfunction requiring factory warranty service, replacing the "Mounted C.Board CD-847(S)", whatever that is. A brief search on the internet shows I'm not alone as others have had the same repair. In September 2014 the exact same malfunction has occurred again. I treat my equipment with great care and typically have cameras for decades. This is not a cheap toy and with the timing of the same malfunction I'm now out of the one year warranty period. This is a VERY expensive camera when you consider the cost of maintenance and the downtime experienced while the camera will be out for repair. So, do I trash it or spend several hundred dollars more to repair it, and how long would that repair last? Small camera, great photos - it was a great idea, too bad SONY couldn't produce a camera you can rely on. If you are considering getting this camera, consider how you might feel each time you reach for your camera to take that once in a lifetime photo wondering if this will be the moment it fails. I'm very disappointed with this SONY product; I loved using it and promoted it to all my friends. That was my mistake because this is a camera whose lifespan is measured in months. Whatever you pay for this camera will need to be money you are willing to gamble.

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              5.0

              Great P&S

              By Matt B.

              from Saint Louis

              Comments about Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Digital Camera:

              I bought the Sony RX100 Mark III to take on a trip to Disney World to be a convenient option and supplement to my DSLR. I am extremely pleased with this cameras versatility. After the first 2 days of using the Sony,I felt comfortable leaving my Canon 60D and lenses behind. My main subjects were the family but I used the Sony for a few landscape shots and I was pleasantly surprised. Shooting during the day, I was able to capture some sharp action shots with 1/2000 shutter speed and 1.8 - 2.8 aperture. We did a day at SeaWorld and captured several dolphin and killer whale mid-air shots that truthfully look near DSLR. I mostly let the camera take care of ISO and it did a great job. I left it Manual mode the entire trip so I really did not play with any of the auto type modes. The only downside of this camera is the 24-70mm zoom which is a bit light of some of other P&S models but if zoom is a priority, I would grab the DSLR that day. The viewfinder is cool and works pretty well but I found the LCD screen more than adequate. Flash works well for what it is. The wifi works well and made it easy to quickly transfer shots to my iPad or iPhone to send to the family. The controls are well placed and for an advanced compact, feels good in my hands. Right out of the box the flash did not want to pop up and I thought was broken but after reading a few posts on a couple message boards, it is just a little stiff and takes a dozen or so uses to loosen up and now it works just fine. Sony just got a little to tight on the fit. I am very happy with the Sony and would highly recommend.

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              5.0

              Great P&S

              By Matt B.

              from Saint Louis

              Comments about Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Digital Camera:

              I bought the Sony RX100 Mark III to take on a trip to Disney World to be a convenient option and supplement to my DSLR. I am extremely pleased with this cameras versatility. After the first 2 days of using the Sony,I felt comfortable leaving my Canon 60D and lenses behind. My main subjects were the family but I used the Sony for a few landscape shots and I was pleasantly surprised. Shooting during the day, I was able to capture some sharp action shots with 1/2000 shutter speed and 1.8 - 2.8 aperture. We did a day at SeaWorld and captured several dolphin and killer whale mid-air shots that truthfully look near DSLR. I mostly let the camera take care of ISO and it did a great job. I left it Manual mode the entire trip so I really did not play with any of the auto type modes. The only downside of this camera is the 24-70mm zoom which is a bit light of some of other P&S models but if zoom is a priority, I would grab the DSLR that day. The viewfinder is cool and works pretty well but I found the LCD screen more than adequate. Flash works well for what it is. The wifi works well and made it easy to quickly transfer shots to my iPad or iPhone to send to the family. The controls are well placed and for an advanced compact, feels good in my hands. Right out of the box the flash did not want to pop up and I thought was broken but after reading a few posts on a couple message boards, it is just a little stiff and takes a dozen or so uses to loosen up and now it works just fine. Sony just got a little to tight on the fit. I am very happy with the Sony and would highly recommend.

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              5.0

              Wonderful Camera

              By Bob56

              from Temperance, MI

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Excellent Avchd Video
              • Excellent photo quality
              • Fast Shutter Speed
              • Good Battery Life
              • Good in Low Light
              • Great Resolution
              • Large Clear LCD
              • Small / Compact

              Cons

              • Limited Zoom

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Macro Photography
              • Travel
              • Video
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Digital Camera:

              This is an excellent camera that is very easy to use. The Sony menus are clear and very intuitive. Photos and AVCHD videos are great. The camera is a bit heavy but its made of high quality aluminum and not some cheap plastic. I love the built in EVF it works great in bright sunshine when the LCD is difficult to see. The zoom is a little short, i would have preferred a 10X zoom. The camera is expensive but its worth it. The large sensor makes all the difference in photo quality. I have a micro HDMI cable and i view all my photos and videos directly on my 50" HDTV and the quality is fantastic.

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              5.0

              Amazing Little Camera!

              By Venticam

              from Silver Spring, MD

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Good Battery Life
              • Good in Low Light
              • Great Resolution
              • Large Clear LCD
              • Small / Compact

              Cons

              • Limited Zoom

              Best Uses

              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Macro Photography
              • Travel

              Comments about Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Digital Camera:

              As someone who has made a living from photography for over 30 years, I was more than impressed with the abilities of this pocket camera. It can't do everything but what it does do, it does extremely well. The zoom is a bit short but it makes up for that in other areas such as great close ups and a champ in low light! The colors and contrast of the jpegs are so good that I find that I need to little or nothing to the files after taking the photos!!

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              5.0

              Great camera

              By Dave

              from Central Florida

              About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good in Low Light
              • Great Resolution
              • Large Clear LCD
              • Small / Compact

              Cons

              • Slow Battery Charging

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Travel

              Comments about Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Digital Camera:

              The RX-100 III is an outstanding point and shoot camera. The image quality is extremely good and its low light capability is excellent. The battery is a little slow to charge through the camera. The camera is small so it is important to use the wrist strap for safety. The settings are not hard to use, but it does require some time to study how to use the controls properly. I really like the EVF.

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