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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Digital Camera Video Creator Kit

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Digital Camera Video Creator Kit
Key Features
  • 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)
A sleek setup configured for the aspiring filmmaker, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Digital Camera Video Creator Kit bundles the advanced compact camera with the VCT-SGR1 Shooting Grip for stabilizing shots and controlling the camera, a spare battery for extending recording times, and a 64GB SDXC memory card for saving your footage.
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Sony DSC-RX100 III Overview

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  • 2Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Digital Camera
  • 3Sony NP-BX1/M8 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (3.6V, 1240mAh)
  • 4Sony VCT-SGR1 Shooting Grip

A sleek setup configured for the aspiring filmmaker, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Digital Camera Video Creator Kit bundles the advanced compact camera with the VCT-SGR1 Shooting Grip for stabilizing shots and controlling the camera, a spare battery for extending recording times, and a 64GB SDXC memory card for saving your footage.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Digital Camera

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, clickless 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 ultrahigh-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.
  • The included AC adapter and USB cable permits in-camera charging of the rechargeable Lithium-ion battery.
Sony NP-BX1/M8 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (3.6V, 1240mAh)

The NP-BX1/M8 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack from Sony is designed to replace the original NP-BX1 battery. It is rated at 3.6V and features a capacity of 1240mAh.

Camera Compatibility
Cyber-shot:
DSC-RX100
DSC-RX100 II
DSC-RX100 III
DSC-RX100 IV
DSC-RX1
DSC-RX1R
DSC-HX300
DSC-HX50V
DSC-WX300
DSC-HX400V

Action Cam:
FDR-X1000V
HDR-AS200V
HDR-AS100
HDR-AS30V
HDR-AS20
HDR-AS10
HDR-AS15
UPC: 027242862692
Sony VCT-SGR1 Shooting Grip

A unique tool to help improve stability, the VCT-SGR1 Shooting Grip from Sony is a flexible accessory that serves as both a larger grip for handheld shooting as well as a sleek tabletop tripod. Designed for select cameras from Sony's RX100, RX0, HX, and WX-series, this grip attaches to cameras via the 1/4"-20 tripod mount and then connects to the camera using the Multi terminal for on-grip control. Integrated shutter release and video record buttons are featured, as well as a zoom rocker switch, and the grip's head can tilt upward 70° and downward 100° for easier positioning.

Camera Compatibility
Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII RX100 VI, RX100 VA, RX100 V, RX100 IV, RX100 III, RX100 II, RX0, RX0II, HX90V, HX80, HX60V, HX50V, and WX500.
This grip is not compatible with the RX100.
UPC: 027242914469

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Digital Camera Specs

Key Specs
Sensor Resolution
Actual: 20.9 Megapixel
Effective: 20.1 Megapixel (5472 x 3648)
Image Sensor
1"-Type CMOS
Image Stabilization
Optical in Integrated Lens
Focal Length
8.8 to 25.7mm (35mm Equivalent: 24 to 70mm)
Optical Zoom
2.9x
Maximum Aperture
f/1.8 to 2.8
ISO Sensitivity Range
125 to 12,800 in Auto Mode (Extended: 80 to 12,800)
Internal Recording Modes
AVCHD/MP4/XAVC S
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/29.97/59.94 fps
1440 x 1080p at 29.97 fps
1280 x 720
640 x 480 at 29.97 fps
Media/Memory Card Slot
Single Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Duo Hybrid
Wireless
Wi-Fi
Display Size
3.0"
Display Type
180° Tilting LCD
Built-In Flash/Light
Yes, Flash Only
Battery Type
1x NP-BX1 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 3.6 VDC, 1240 mAh
Dimensions (W x H x D)
4 x 2.3 x 1.6" / 101.6 x 58.4 x 40.6 mm
Weight
10.23 oz / 290.02 g (With Battery, Recording Media)
Imaging
Sensor Resolution
Actual: 20.9 Megapixel
Effective: 20.1 Megapixel (5472 x 3648)
Image Sensor
1"-Type CMOS
Image Stabilization
Optical in Integrated Lens
Lens
Focal Length
8.8 to 25.7mm (35mm Equivalent: 24 to 70mm)
Optical Zoom
2.9x
Digital Zoom
3.8x Maximum (11x Combined Zoom)
2x Optimized (5.8x Combined Zoom)
Maximum Aperture
f/1.8 to 2.8
Minimum Aperture
f/11
Focus Range
1.97" to Infinity / 5 cm to Infinity (Wide)
11.81" to Infinity / 72 cm to Infinity (Telephoto)
Optical Design
10 Elements in 9 Groups
Exposure Control
Shutter Speed
1/2000 to 30 Seconds
1/2000 to 4 Seconds in Auto Mode
1/2000 to 1 Second in Program Mode
1/2000 to 8 Seconds in Aperture Priority Mode
1/2000 to 30 Seconds in Shutter Priority Mode
Bulb/Time Mode
Bulb Mode
ISO Sensitivity Range
125 to 12,800 in Auto Mode (Extended: 80 to 12,800)
Metering Method
Center-Weighted Average, Multi, Spot
Exposure Modes
Aperture Priority, Auto, Manual, Shutter Priority
Exposure Compensation
-3 to +3 EV (1/3 EV Steps)
Metering Range
0 to 20 EV
White Balance
Presets: Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature Filter, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (Cool White), Fluorescent (Day White), Fluorescent (Daylight), Fluorescent (Warm White), Incandescent, Shade
Continuous Shooting
Up to 10 fps at 20.1 MP
Interval Recording
No
Self-Timer
2/10-Second Delay
Special Options
Fireworks, Food, Handheld Night, Landscape, Night Landscape, Night Portrait, Portrait, Sports, Sunset
Still Image Capture
Aspect Ratio
1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Image File Format
JPEG, Raw
Video Capture
Internal Recording Modes
AVCHD/MP4/XAVC S
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/29.97/59.94 fps
1440 x 1080p at 29.97 fps
1280 x 720
640 x 480 at 29.97 fps
Recording Limit
Up to 30 Minutes
Broadcast Output
NTSC
Built-In Microphone
Stereo
Audio Recording
AAC LC Audio
2-Channel AC-3 Audio
2-Channel LPCM Audio
Interface
Media/Memory Card Slot
Single Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Duo Hybrid
Video I/O
1x Micro-HDMI Output
Audio I/O
No
Power I/O
1x Micro-USB Input
Other I/O
1x Micro-USB (USB 2.0) Data Output (Shared with Power Input)
Wireless
Wi-Fi
Mobile App Compatible
No
Global Positioning (GPS, GLONASS, etc.)
No
Monitor
Display Size
3.0"
Resolution
1,228,800 Dot
Display Type
180° Tilting LCD
Viewfinder
Type
Built-In Electronic
Resolution
1,440,000 Dot
Coverage
100%
Diopter Adjustment
-4 to +3
Flash
Built-In Flash/Light
Yes, Flash Only
Flash Modes
Auto, Flash On, Off, Rear Sync, Red-Eye Reduction, Slow Sync
Effective Flash Range
ISO Auto
1.31 to 33.46' / 0.4 to 10.2 m (Wide)
1.31 to 21.33' / 0.4 to 6.5 m (Telephoto)
ISO 12800
Up to 67' / 20.4 m (Wide)
Up to 42.7' / 13 m (Telephoto)
External Flash Connection
No
Environmental
Operating Temperature
32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Storage Temperature
-4 to 140°F / -20 to 60°C
General
Battery Type
1x NP-BX1 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 3.6 VDC, 1240 mAh
Shoe Mount
No
Dimensions (W x H x D)
4 x 2.3 x 1.6" / 101.6 x 58.4 x 40.6 mm
Weight
10.23 oz / 290.02 g (With Battery, Recording Media)
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1.185 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
6.15 x 4.7 x 2.85"

Sony NP-BX1/M8 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (3.6V, 1240mAh) Specs

Battery
Battery Series
Sony NP-BX1
Battery Capacity
1240 mAh
Output Voltage
3.6 VDC
Battery Chemistry
Lithium-Ion
Dimensions
1.69 x 1.19 x 0.38" / 4.2 x 2.9 x 0.9 cm
Weight
0.9 oz / 25 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.15 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
5.6 x 3.3 x 1"

Sony VCT-SGR1 Shooting Grip Specs

Load Capacity
2.2 lb / 1 kg
Tilting Angle Adjustment
+70°, -100°
Dimensions
As Grip: 1.4 x 4.3 x 1.2" / 36.1 x 108.3 x 30.0 mm
As Tripod: 4.2 x 3.2 x 3.6" / 105.7 x 82.5 x 92.2 mm
Weight
3.3 oz / 93 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.4 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
6.2 x 4 x 3"

Sony DSC-RX100 III Reviews

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How can you tel when battery is fully charged. ...

How can you tel when battery is fully charged. There's a solid green light on charger when plugged in, but that never changes, new battery and depleted battery?
Asked by: Beth
On the battery charger (model #BC-TRX) there are three rectangular shaped lights just below the Sony logo as well as round amber power light to the right. These rectangular lights light up green in sequence from left to right as the charging progresses. When the battery is totally charged all green lights will be lit.
Answered by: Donald
Date published: 2020-01-09

What is the best jpg quality? Can't do panorama ...

What is the best jpg quality? Can't do panorama with RAW
Asked by: Beth
X.FINE, or Extra Fine, is the highest jpg quality. Menu has it on the first page. If you set the camera to the panoramic setting and go to menu, there is also a panorama size choice you can make, as well.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2020-01-06

Is there a way to save the user settings?

Is there a way to save the user settings?
Asked by: Lawrence
Essentially, any digital camera retains the settings the user makes until the user changes them. If you mean can the camera keep multiple groups of settings, such as for different photo conditions, then the answer is no. To the best of my knowledge, no camera has this feature.
Answered by: Robert
Date published: 2019-12-03

question

Is there an optional grip that can be added to the front right side of the camera to make it easier to grasp with the fingers of the right hand? If so could you send a link to the grip? Thanks.
Asked by: Kathy
The Sony AGR2 is a good choice, but small, in keeping with the nature of the camera. Easily installed. The rubberized surface of the AGR2 provides a better, less slippery grip than the Freniac-style metal grips.
Answered by: Joe
Date published: 2019-09-27

Can this use micro SD cards with an adapter?

Can this use micro SD cards with an adapter?
Asked by: Chris
Hi Chris, you can use microSD card with an adapter with RX100 III.
Answered by: SonyListens
Date published: 2019-09-16

Does this camera have firmware update 2.00 for ...

Does this camera have firmware update 2.00 for windows 10?
Asked by: James
I don't quite understand the question. My camera came with firmware version 2.0. I believe firmware version 2.0, once it is installed on the camera, is the same regardless of the computer operating system you used to retrieve firmware 2.0 from the web. The download software for firmware 2.0 can easily be found on the web for either Windows or Mac.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2019-09-02

What's the video data rate?

What's the video data rate?
Asked by: Jeff
The bit rate of the Sony RX100 III is 50Mbps.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2019-08-19

What specific neck strap works well with this ...

What specific neck strap works well with this camera? It doesn't look like just any strap can be used. Thx
Asked by: Kathy
I bought a every-ready (never ready?) case for it. I can use a wide Domke strap that makes it very light and just the top half in the bar or car. Works great!
Answered by: Joel
Date published: 2019-07-25
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