• 1/1.7 inch 43.3mm2
  • 12.4 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 80.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 70.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • Detailed specifications
  • Samsung EX2F
  • 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: EX2F RX100 III
Alternate Model Number(s):   DSC-RX100M3
Camera Format: Compact Compact
Currently Manufactured: No Yes
Retail Price: $499.99 $799.99
Street Price: $479.39 $748.00
Date Available: 2012-08-15 2014-06-15
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 11.2 oz (318 g)
includes batteries
10.1 oz (287 g)
includes batteries
Size: 4.4 x 2.4 x 1.1 in.
(112 x 62 x 29 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: CMOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: BSI Sony Exmor R
Effective Megapixels: 12.4 20.2
Sensor Format: 1/1.7 inch 1 inch
Sensor size: 43.32mm2 (7.6mm x 5.7mm) 116.16mm2 (13.20mm x 8.80mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.90 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: 48 67
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 20.0 22.4
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 11.5 12.3
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 209 495
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4000 x 3000 (12.0 MP, 4:3),
4000 x 2672 (10.7 MP, 3:2),
4000 x 2248 (9.0 MP, 16:9),
3264 x 2448 (8.0 MP, 4:3),
2832 x 2832 (8.0 MP, 1:1),
2592 x 1944 (5.0 MP, 4:3),
1984 x 1488 (3.0 MP, 4:3),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
1024 x 768 (0.8 MP, 4:3)
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 2.21), .MPO, RAW (.SRW), RAW+JPEG JPEG, RAW (ARW 2.3), RAW+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 10.1 10.0
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (30p)
1280x720 (30p)
640x480 (30p/​120p)
320x240 (30p)
384x288 (240p)
192x144 (480p)
1920x1080 (60p/​60i/​30p/​24p)
1440x1080 (30p)
1280x720 (120p)
640x480 (30p)
Movie File Format: MP4 (Video: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, Audio: AAC) 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: Yes Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a n/a
Lens: Schneider-Kreuznach Varioplan; 11 elements in 9 groups, with 4 aspherical and 2 high refractive lenses Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* Lens; 10 elements in 9 groups (9 aspheric elements including AA lens)
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 24 - 80mm 24 - 70mm
Focal Length (actual): 5.2 - 17.2mm 8.8 - 25.7mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.30x 2.92x
Aperture Range: f/1.4 - 7.7 (wide) / f/2.7 - 8.5 (tele); includes ND filter f/1.8 (wide) / f/2.8 (tele) - f/11 with 7 blade aperture, plus built-in 3-stop ND filter
Integrated ND Filter: Yes Yes
Normal Focus Range: 40 cm to Infinity
15.7 in to Infinity
5 cm to Infinity
2.0 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 1 cm to Infinity
0.4 in to Infinity
 
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 Detection: Center AF, Multi AF, Tracking AF, Face Detection AF, Face Recognition AF, Selection AF 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: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: OLED EVF / LCD
Viewfinder Type: Optional OVF1 Optical View Finder 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: 614,000 dots 1,228,800 dots (307,200 px)
Touchscreen: No No
Articulating Screen: Yes Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen: No
Selfie Screen: Yes
Max Playback Zoom: 12.0x 13.6x
Top Deck Display: No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 3200 12800
Minimum ISO (native): 80 125
ISO Settings: Auto, 80 to 3200, 6400 and 12800 available when ISO Expansion is activated; ISO 12800 at 3MP 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 WB, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent_H, Fluorescent_L, Tungsten, Custom, K Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent (Warm, Cool, Day, Daylight), Flash, Color Temp/Filter, Custom
Shutter Speed Range: 1/4000 - 30 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: Multi, Spot, Center-weighted, Face Detection AE 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 (Beauty Shot, Night, Landscape, Text, Sunset, Dawn, Backlight, Beach & Snow, 3D Photo), Magic Plus (Panorama, Magic Frame, Split Shot, Picture in Picture, Artistic Brush, HDR), Burst: Single, High-speed (10fps, 5fps, 3fps), Precapture, Bracket (WB, AE). 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 or 10 seconds 2, 10, Portrait1, Portrait2 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):    
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Auto & Red-eye reduction, Fill-in flash, Slow sync, Flash Off, Red-eye fix Auto, Fill-flash, Slow Sync, Rear Sync, Off
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): n/a n/a
Flash Range Description: Wide: 0.8m-7.8m (ISO Auto); Tele: 0.8m-4.1m (ISO Auto) 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: +/- 1.0 EV in 0.5EV steps +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot Shoe 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: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: RAW (.SRW), RAW+JPEG RAW (ARW 2.3), RAW+JPEG
Movie File Format: MP4 (Video: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, Audio: AAC) XAVC S / AVCHD 2.0 / MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) 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: Yes Yes
NFC: Yes
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: No No
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: No No
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: No Yes
Remote Control Type:   Optional wired, via Wi-Fi
Connections (extended): Micro (Type D) HDMI; DC input supported via Micro USB 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): 1.20 <0.3
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): 1.82 <0.3
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames): 6 20
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):   <0.3
Camera penalizes early shutter press? Yes No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 10.1 10.0
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 9 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): 0.38 seconds 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): 0.205 seconds 0.051 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.79 seconds 0.32 seconds
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.130 seconds 0.011 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes): Wide-area AF lag: 0.406s  
Startup Time: 1.7 seconds 2.0 seconds
Play -> Record Time: 1.0 seconds 0.8 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power:   3.6 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 260 shots 320 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):   230 shots
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary SLB-10A Proprietary NP-BX1
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion Rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary SLB-10A 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: iLauncher, PC Auto Backup, Samsung Raw Converter  
OS Compatibility: Windows XP SP2 / Vista / 7 / 8; Mac OS 10.4 or higher  
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Wi-Fi Connectivity: Mobile Link, Remote View&#64257;nder, Social Sharing, Email, SkyDrive, Auto Backup, TV Link, Wi-Fi Direct. 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.