• APS-C 369.7mm2
  • 16.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,800
  • 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 600.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • Detailed specifications
  • Pentax K-01
  • Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III
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Predecessor:    
Successor:   Sony RX10 IV
RX10 III vs RX10 IV
General
Model Number: K-01 RX10 III
Alternate Model Number(s):   DSC-RX10M3
Camera Format: Compact System Camera EVF
Currently Manufactured: No Yes
Retail Price: $899.95 $1500.00
Street Price: $358.95 $1,298.00
Date Available: 2012-03-15 2016-05-18
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 21.6 oz (611 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
38.6 oz (1,095 g)
includes batteries
Size: 4.8 x 3.1 x 2.3 in.
(122 x 79 x 58 mm)
5.2 x 3.7 x 5.0 in.
(133 x 94 x 127 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer:   Sony Exmor RS
Effective Megapixels: 16.3 20.1
Sensor Format: APS-C 1 inch
Sensor size: 369.72mm2 (23.7mm x 15.6mm) 116.16mm2 (13.20mm x 8.80mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 4.81 microns 2.41 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.5x 2.7x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: Fixed Fixed
Self-Cleaning: Yes No
Sensor shift image stabilization: Yes No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No No
DxO Sensor Score: 79 70
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 23.7 23.1
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 12.9 12.6
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 1,135 472
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4928 x 3264 (16.1 MP, Other),
4224 x 2816 (11.9 MP, 3:2),
3456 x 2304 (8.0 MP, 3:2),
2688 x 1792 (4.8 MP, 3:2),
4352 x 3264 (14.2 MP, 4:3),
3840 x 2880 (11.1 MP, 4:3),
3072 x 2304 (7.1 MP, 4:3),
2304 x 1728 (4.0 MP, 4:3),
4928 x 2776 (13.7 MP, 16:9),
4224 x 2376 (10.0 MP, 16:9),
3456 x 1944 (6.7 MP, 16:9),
2688 x 1512 (4.1 MP, 16:9),
3264 x 3264 (10.7 MP, 1:1),
2880 x 2880 (8.3 MP, 1:1),
2304 x 2304 (5.3 MP, 1:1),
1728 x 1728 (3.0 MP, 1:1)
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, 12-bit DNG RAW JPEG, RAW (ARW 2.3), RAW+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 5.9 14.2
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (30p/​25p/​24p)
1280x720 (60p/​50p/​30p/​25p/​24p)
640x480 (30p/​25p/​24p)
3840x2160 (30p/​25p/​24p)
1920x1080 (120p/​100p/​60p/​60i/​50p/​50i/​24p)
1280x720 (30p/​25p)
1824x1026 (250p/​240p)
1676x566 (500p/​480p/​250p/​240p)
1136x384 (1000p/​960p/​500p/​480p)
800x270 (1000p/​960p)
Movie File Format: MP4 (AVC H.264), AVI/MJPEG for Interval Movie XAVC S 4K / XAVC S HD / AVCHD Ver.2.0 / MP4; 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: Yes Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Pentax K (KA/KAF/KAF2/3) n/a
Lens: smc PENTAX-DA 40mm F2.8 XS, 5 elements in 4 groups Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T*, 18 elements in 13 groups (6 aspheric elements, including AA lens; 7 ED glass elements, 1 Super ED glass element)
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 61mm 24 - 600mm
Focal Length (actual): 40mm 8.8 - 220mm
Zoom Ratio: 1.00x 25.00x
Aperture Range: f/2.8 (wide) / f/22 (tele) f/2.4 (W) / f/4 (T) - f/16; 9-blade iris diaphragm
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range: 40 cm to Infinity
15.7 in to Infinity
3 cm to Infinity
1.2 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:    
Filter Thread: 27.0mm 72.0mm
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: No Yes
Digital Zoom: No Yes
Digital Zoom Values: n/a Up to 4x; up to 2x Clear Image Digital Zoom
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detection: Auto 81 Point, User-Selectable, Center; AF Single (w focus lock, focus/release priority selectable), Face Detection AF, Tracking AF, Manual Contrast Detection: Wide, Center, Flexible Spot (S/M/L), Expanded Flexble Spot, Lock on AF (Wide/Center/Flexible Spot (S/M/L)/Expanded Flexible Spot)
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No / LCD EVF / LCD
Viewfinder Type:   Fixed EVF: 0.39-inch, 2359K-dot XGA OLED, 100% coverage, 0.7x magnification, 4 dual-sided aspheric lenses, 33 degree view angle, -4.0 to +3.0 diopter, eyepoint 23mm from eyepiece, 21.5mm from eyepiece frame (CIPA standard), eye sensor
Focus Peaking: Yes Yes
EVF Resolution: n/a 2,359,296 dots (786,432 pixels)
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):   0.70x
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):   0.26x
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No Yes
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 921,000 dots 1,228,800 dots (307,200 px)
Touchscreen: No No
Articulating Screen: No Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: No No
Max Playback Zoom: 16.0x  
Top Deck Display: No Yes
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 12800 12800
Minimum ISO (native): 100 100
ISO Settings: Auto: ISO 100-12800 (1, 1/2, 1/3 steps), expandable to ISO 100-25600, Auto ISO range selectable; Manual: ISO 100-12800 (1, 1/2, 1/3 steps), expandable to ISO 100-25600 Auto, ISO 100 - 12800 with ISO 64 and 80 low extensions, up to 25600 with Multi Frame NR
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Fluorescent (D, N, W, L), Tungsten, Flash, CTE Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent (Warm, Cool, Day, Daylight), Flash, Color Temp/Filter, Custom
Shutter Speed Range: 1/4000 - 30 sec 1/32000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode: Yes Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 1024-segment Multi, Center-weighted and Spot Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Scene modes: Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Moving Object, Night Scene Portrait, Sunset, Blue Sky, Forest, Night Scene, Night Scene HDR (JPG only), Night Snap, Food, Pet, Kids, Surf & Snow, Backlight Silhouette, Candlelight, Stage Lighting, Museum; Custom Image modes: Bright, Natural, Portrait, Landscape, Vibrant, Radiant, Muted, Bleach Bypass, Reversal Film, Monochrome (including film filters, infrared, sepia toning), Cross Processing; Digital filters (capture): Extract Color, Toy Camera, Retro, High Contrast, Shading, Invert Color... Scene Modes: Portrait, Sports Action, Macro, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Handheld Twilight, Night Portrait, Anti Motion Blur, Panorama; HFR Mode; Picture Effects: 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; Dynamic Range Optimizer (Auto / Level), Auto High Dynamic Range: Off, Auto exposure difference, Exposure difference level (1.0 - 6.0 EV, 1.0 EV step)
Self Timer: 2, 12 seconds 2, 5, 10; 3 or 5 shots after 2, 5, 10; Smile seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer): Yes  
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Auto + Redeye, On, On + Redeye, Slow Sync, Slow Sync + Redeye, Trailing Curtain Sync, Off Auto, Fill-flash, Slow Sync, Rear Sync, Off; (Wireless supported via external flash only; internal flash does not support Wireless mode.)
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): 12.0 m / 39.4 ft. n/a
Flash Range Description: Lens aperture dependent ISO Auto: Approx. 1.0m to 10.8m (3.28 ft. to 35.43 ft.) (W) / Approx. 1.0m to 6.5m (3.28 ft. to 21.33 ft.) (T)
Max Flash Sync: 1/180  
Flash Exposure Compensation: -2 to +1 EV +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot Shoe Multi Interface Hot Shoe
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:   No
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC MS Duo / MS PRO Duo / SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support: UHS-I UHS-I
Other Memory: UHS-1 compliant  
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: 12-bit DNG RAW RAW (ARW 2.3), RAW+JPEG
Movie File Format: MP4 (AVC H.264), AVI/MJPEG for Interval Movie XAVC S 4K / XAVC S HD / AVCHD Ver.2.0 / MP4; with LPCM (2ch) / Dolby Digital (AC3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC audio
Included Memory: 0.0 MB 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: Yes Yes
Headphone Jack: No Yes
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: No No
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: Yes Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional Infrared Optional Wired or Wi-Fi
Connections (extended): Mini HMDI (Type-C), 3.5mm stereo microphone input Micro HDMI (Type D) with 4K support, Multi-terminal Micro USB port supports optional wired remote, External mic and headphone jacks
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 1.91 <0.3
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): 2.24  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames): Unlimited  
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):   <0.3
Camera penalizes early shutter press? Yes Yes
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 5.9 14.2
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 9 44
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):   8.0
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):   29
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):   8.0
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):   25
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.80 seconds 0.20 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):   0.22 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.105 seconds 0.101 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.85 seconds 0.28 seconds
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.120 seconds 0.024 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes): Full Autofocus, Multi-area AF mode = 0.768 second  
Startup Time: 2.4 seconds 2.1 seconds
Play -> Record Time: 1.3 seconds 1.0 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power: 4.0 seconds 2.7 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 500 shots 420 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):   370 shots
Battery Life, Video:   65 minutes
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary D-LI90 Proprietary
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable NP-FW50 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary D-LI90 Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary NP-FW50 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: Software CD-ROM S-SW120 Capture One Express (for Sony) free download
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS  
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Machined aluminum frame under black, white or yellow exterior, 16MP APS-C sensor, Pentax K-Mount, Sensor-shift Shake and Dust Reduction (4-stops), 6fps Burst Mode, Full HD 1080p Movies, HDR mode, Focus peaking in manual focus mode.