Sony RX100 III Review

 
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Model Name: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III 
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Manufacturer URL: Manufacturer website
Predecessor: Sony RX100 II
RX100 II vs RX100 III
Successor:  
General
Model Number: RX100 III
Camera Format: Compact
Currently Manufactured: Yes
Retail Price: $799.99
Street Price: $798.00
Date Available: 2014-06-15
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 10.1 oz (287 g)
includes batteries
Size: 4.0 x 2.3 x 1.6 in.
(102 x 58 x 41 mm)
Waterproof: No
Waterproof Depth: n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Sony Exmor R
Effective Megapixels: 20.2
Sensor Format: 1 inch
Sensor size: 116.16mm2 (13.20mm x 8.80mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 2.41 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 2.7x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG
Self-Cleaning: No
Built-in image stabilization: No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 5472 x 3648 (20.0 MP, 3:2),
4864 x 3648 (17.7 MP, 4:3),
5472 x 3080 (16.9 MP, 16:9),
3648 x 3648 (13.3 MP, 1:1),
3888 x 2592 (10.1 MP, 3:2),
3648 x 2736 (10.0 MP, 4:3),
3648 x 2056 (7.5 MP, 16:9),
2736 x 1824 (5.0 MP, 3:2),
2592 x 1944 (5.0 MP, 4:3),
2720 x 1528 (4.2 MP, Other),
12416 x 1856 (23.0 MP, Other),
8192 x 1856 (15.2 MP, Other),
2160 x 5536 (12.0 MP, Other),
2160 x 3872 (8.4 MP, Other)
Image File Format: JPEG, RAW (ARW 2.3), RAW+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 10.0
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (60p/60i/30p/24p)
1440x1080 (30p)
1280x720 (120p)
640x480 (30p)
Movie File Format: XAVC S/ AVCHD 2.0 / MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) with LPCM (2ch) / Dolby Digital (AC3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC audio
Composite Video Out: No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a
HD Video Out: Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a
Lens Thread: n/a
Lens Thread Type: n/a
Kit Lens: Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* Lens; 10 elements in 9 groups (9 aspheric elements including AA lens)
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 24 - 70 mm
Zoom Ratio: 2.92x
Aperture Range: f/1.8 (wide) / f/2.8 (tele) - f/11 with 7 blade aperture, plus built-in 3-stop ND filter
Normal Focus Range: 5 cm to Infinity
2.0 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:  
Optical Image Stablization: Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 4x; 2x Clear Image Digital Zoom
Filter Thread: n/a
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detection: Multi point AF (25 points) / Center weighted AF / Flexible spot / Flexible spot (tracking focus) / Flexible sport (face tracking)
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus: Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: EVF
Viewfinder Type: Pop-up EVF: 0.39"-type OLED, 1,440,000 dots, 100% coverage, 0.59x magnification, 20mm eye-point (from eyepiece)/ 19.2mm from eyepiece frame; -4 to +3 m^-1 diopter, ZEISS T* Coating, eye detector.
Focus Peaking: Yes
EVF Resolution In Pixels:  
EVF Resolution In Dots:  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes
Rear Display: Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 1,228,800 dots (307,200 px)
Touchscreen: No
Articulating Screen: Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen:
Selfie Screen:
Max Playback Zoom: 13.6x
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 12800
Minimum ISO (native): 125
ISO Settings: Auto, ISO 125-12800 with ISO 80 and 100 low extensions, up to 25600 with Multi Frame NR
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent (Warm, Cool, Day, Daylight), Flash, Color Temp/Filter, Custom
Shutter Speed Range: 30 - 1/2000
Bulb Mode: Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot
Program, Aperture, Shutter, Manual (PASM) Modes: Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Anti Motion Blur, Fireworks, Gourmet, Handheld Twilight, High Sensitivity, Landscape, Macro, Night Portrait, Night Scene, Pet Mode, Portrait, Sports Action, Sunset; DRO (Auto/Level), HDR (Auto/Level), Auto Portrait Framing, Sweep Panorama; Picture Effect(s): Toy Camera, Pop Color, Posterization, Retro Photo, Soft High- key, Partial Color, High Contrast Monochrome, Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Rich-tone Monochrome, Miniature, Watercolor, Illustration
Self Timer: 2, 10, Portrait1, Portrait2 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer): Yes
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Fill-flash, Slow Sync, Rear Sync, Off
Flash Guide Number: n/a
Flash Range Description: ISO Auto: 1’ to 49’ 2” (0.30m to 15.0m) (W) / 1’ 9” to 18’ 8” (0.55m to 5.7m) (T)
Max Flash Sync: 1/2000
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: n/a
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: MS Duo / MS PRO Duo / SD / SDHC / SDXC
Dual Card Slots: No
Uncompressed Format: RAW (ARW 2.3), RAW+JPEG
CCD Raw Format: Yes
Movie File Format: XAVC S/ AVCHD 2.0 / MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) with LPCM (2ch) / Dolby Digital (AC3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC audio
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-fi: Yes
Built-In GPS: No
Bluetooth: No
NFC:
Microphone Jack: No
Headphone Jack: No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: No
DPOF Compliant: Yes
Remote Control: Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional wired, via Wi-Fi
Connections (extended): Micro HDMI (Type D) with 4K stills output, Multi-terminal Micro USB port supports optional wired remote
Performance Timing
Cycle Time RAW Format (secs): 0.16
Buffer Size (Frames, RAW format): 20
Cycle Time Max Res JPEG (secs): 0.17
Buffer Size (Frames, Max Res JPEG): 18
Cycle Time Min Res (secs)  
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
Continuous Mode Rate (fps): 10.00
Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res): 48
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode Rate (fps):  
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res):  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) WIDE: 0.149
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.051
Shutter Lag (auto focus) TELE: 0.147
Shutter Lag with Flash: 0.321
Shutter Lag (prefocus): 0.011
Shutter Lag (continuous auto):  
Shutter Lag (notes):  
Startup Time: 2.00
Shutdown Time: 2.00
Play -> Record Time: 0.80
Record -> Play Max Res Time:  
Record -> Play Min Res Time:  
Download Speed (KB/sec):  
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary NP-BX1
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary NP-BX1 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (external or internal): Yes
External Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
CIPA Rating Monitor (Live View): 320
CIPA Rating Viewfinder (OVF/EVF):  
Software
Included Software:  
OS Compatibility:  
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Wide-angle 24-70mm eq. f/1.8-2.8 Zeiss lens with world's first two joined glass mold aspherics; 5-axis Optical Steadyshot; Built-in ND filter; BIONZ X processor; Retractable 1440k dot OLED viewfinder; 180-degree tilting LCD, also 45 degrees downward; 1080p60 Full pixel readout of sensor with no line skipping; 720p120 capture; HDMI clean output; PlayMemories Camera Apps; Built-in Wi-Fi with NFC.

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