• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 224.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 70.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • Detailed specifications
  • Canon PowerShot A4000 IS
  • Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III
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Predecessor:   Sony RX100 II
RX100 II vs RX100 III
Successor:   Sony RX100 IV
RX100 III vs RX100 IV
General
Model Number: A4000 IS RX100 III
Alternate Model Number(s):   DSC-RX100M3
Camera Format: Ultra Compact Compact
Currently Manufactured: No Yes
Retail Price: $199.99 $799.99
Street Price:   $648.00
Date Available: 2012-02-15 2014-06-15
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 5.1 oz (145 g)
includes batteries
10.1 oz (287 g)
includes batteries
Size: 3.8 x 2.2 x 1.0 in.
(95 x 56 x 24 mm)
4.0 x 2.3 x 1.6 in.
(102 x 58 x 41 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CCD CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer:   Sony Exmor R
Effective Megapixels: 16.0 20.2
Sensor Format: 1/2.3 inch 1 inch
Sensor size: 28.0735mm2 (6.17mm x 4.55mm) 116.16mm2 (13.20mm x 8.80mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.34 microns 2.41 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a 2.7x
Aspect Ratio: 4:3 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter:   Fixed
Self-Cleaning: No No
Sensor shift image stabilization: No No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No No
DxO Sensor Score:   67
DxO Color Depth Score (bits):   22.4
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs):   12.3
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso):   495
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4608 x 3456 (15.9 MP, 4:3),
3264 x 2448 (8.0 MP, 4:3),
1600 x 1200 (1.9 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3),
4608 x 2592 (11.9 MP, 16:9)
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, Other),
2736 x 1824 (5.0 MP, 3:2),
2592 x 1944 (5.0 MP, 4:3),
2720 x 1528 (4.2 MP, 16:9),
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 (EXIF 2.3) JPEG, RAW (ARW 2.3), RAW+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 0.8 10.0
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1280x720 (p25)
640x480 (p30)
1920x1080 (60p/​60i/​30p/​24p)
1440x1080 (30p)
1280x720 (120p)
640x480 (30p)
Movie File Format: MOV (Image: H.264, Audio: Monoaural Linear PCM) XAVC S / AVCHD 2.0 / MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) with LPCM (2ch) / Dolby Digital (AC3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC audio
Composite Video Out: Yes No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a
HD Video Out: No Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a n/a
Lens: Canon Zoom Lens Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* Lens; 10 elements in 9 groups (9 aspheric elements including AA lens)
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 28 - 224mm 24 - 70mm
Focal Length (actual): 5 - 40mm 8.8 - 25.7mm
Zoom Ratio: 8.00x 2.92x
Aperture Range: f/3.0 (W) / f/5.9 (T) - ?? f/1.8 (wide) / f/2.8 (tele) - f/11 with 7 blade aperture, plus built-in 3-stop ND filter
Integrated ND Filter: No Yes
Normal Focus Range: 5 cm to Infinity
2.0 in to Infinity
5 cm to Infinity
2.0 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 1 - 50 cm
0.4 - 19.7 in
 
Filter Thread: n/a n/a
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 4x Up to 4x; 2x Clear Image Digital Zoom
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detect AF with Face Detection 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 Yes
Manual Focus: No Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: LCD EVF / LCD
Viewfinder Type:   Pop-up EVF: 0.39-inch 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: No Yes
EVF Resolution: n/a 1,440,000 dots (480,000 pixels)
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):   0.59x
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):   0.22x
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No Yes
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 230,000 dots 1,228,800 dots (307,200 px)
Touchscreen: No No
Articulating Screen: No Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: No Yes
Max Playback Zoom: 10.0x 13.6x
Top Deck Display: No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native):   12800
Minimum ISO (native):   125
ISO Settings: Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600 Auto, ISO 125 - 12800 with ISO 80 and 100 low extensions, up to 25600 with Multi Frame NR
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent (Warm, Cool, Day, Daylight), Flash, Color Temp/Filter, Custom
Shutter Speed Range: 1/2000 - 15 sec 1/2000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode: No Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot (center) Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: No Yes
Shutter Priority: No Yes
Full Manual Exposure: No Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Portrait, Face Self-timer, Low Light, Fisheye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Snow, Fireworks, Long Shutter, Discreet, iFrame Movie 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, Custom seconds 2, 10, Portrait1, Portrait2 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):    
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Flash Off Auto, Fill-flash, Slow Sync, Rear Sync, Off
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): n/a n/a
Flash Range Description: Auto ISO: 50 cm - 3.0 m (W), 1.0 - 2.0 m (T) 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 n/a
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:    
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC MS Duo / MS PRO Duo / SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support:   UHS-I
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: No Yes
Uncompressed Format:   RAW (ARW 2.3), RAW+JPEG
Movie File Format: MOV (Image: H.264, Audio: Monoaural Linear PCM) XAVC S / AVCHD 2.0 / MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) with LPCM (2ch) / Dolby Digital (AC3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC audio
Included Memory: No memory included No memory included
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No Yes
NFC: No Yes
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: No No
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: Yes No
DPOF Compliant: Yes 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 for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution):   <0.3
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame):   <0.3
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames):   20
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):   <0.3
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 0.8 10.0
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution):   48
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):   6.7
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):   26
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):   6.7
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):   23
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid):   0.15 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):   0.15 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter Lag (manual focus):   0.051 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash):   0.32 seconds
Shutter Lag (prefocused):   0.011 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes):    
Startup Time:   2.0 seconds
Play -> Record Time:   0.8 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power:   3.6 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 175 shots 320 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):   230 shots
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary NB-11L Proprietary NP-BX1
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary NB-11L Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary NP-BX1 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: No
Internal Charging Supported: Yes
Software
Included Software: Canon Software Suite CD-ROM  
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS  
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Intelligent Image Stabilization, 720p HD videos, Smart Auto with 32 modes, Help button. Available in black, silver, blue, red and pink. 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; Pop-up SVGA OLED EVF; 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.