• APS-C 357.3mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 16,000
  • 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 600.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • Detailed specifications
  • Sony Alpha ILCE-A3000
  • Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III
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Predecessor:    
Successor:   Sony RX10 IV
RX10 III vs RX10 IV
General
Model Number: A3000 RX10 III
Alternate Model Number(s): ILCE-3000, ILCE-3500 DSC-RX10M3
Camera Format: Compact System Camera EVF
Currently Manufactured: No Yes
Retail Price: $399.99 $1500.00
Street Price: $473.50 $1,298.00
Date Available: 2013-09-15 2016-05-18
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 21.7 oz (616 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
38.6 oz (1,095 g)
includes batteries
Size: 5.0 x 3.6 x 3.3 in.
(128 x 91 x 85 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 Sony Exmor RS
Effective Megapixels: 20.1 20.1
Sensor Format: APS-C 1 inch
Sensor size: 357.28mm2 (23.20mm x 15.40mm) 116.16mm2 (13.20mm x 8.80mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 4.25 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: No No
Sensor shift image stabilization: No No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No No
DxO Sensor Score: 78 70
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 23.7 23.1
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 12.8 12.6
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 1,068 472
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 5456 x 3632 (19.8 MP, 3:2),
5456 x 3064 (16.7 MP, 16:9),
3872 x 2576 (10.0 MP, 3:2),
3872 x 2176 (8.4 MP, 16:9),
2736 x 1824 (5.0 MP, 3:2),
2736 x 1536 (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)
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, RAW (12-bit ARW 2.3), RAW+JPEG JPEG, RAW (ARW 2.3), RAW+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 3.5 14.2
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (60i or 24p (24/17Mbps))
1440x1080 (30p/12Mbps)
640x480 (30p/3Mbps)
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: AVCHD 2.0 / MP4; Audio: Dolby Digital (AC-3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC, stereo 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: No No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: n/a n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a n/a
HD Video Out: No Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Sony E n/a
Lens: Sony SEL1855 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS; 11 elements in 9 groups with 3 apherical elements 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): 27 - 83mm 24 - 600mm
Focal Length (actual): 18 - 55mm 8.8 - 220mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.06x 25.00x
Aperture Range: f/3.5 - 22 (W), f/5.6 - 32 (T); 7 blade aperture f/2.4 (W) / f/4 (T) - f/16; 9-blade iris diaphragm
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range: 25 cm to Infinity
9.8 in to Infinity
3 cm to Infinity
1.2 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:    
Filter Thread: 49.0mm 72.0mm
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 4x; up to 2x Clear Image Digital Zoom Up to 4x; up to 2x Clear Image Digital Zoom
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast-detect AF: Multi Point (25 points)/ Center-weighted/ Flexible Spot 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: EVF / LCD EVF / LCD
Viewfinder Type: EVF: 0.5cm (0.2 type), 201,600 dot equivalent, 100% coverage, 0.7x magnification, -4 to +3.5 m^-1 diopter, 21mm eyepoint from eyepiece lens, 15mm from eyepiece frame at -1m^-1 diopter (CIPA standard) 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: 201,600 dots 2,359,296 dots (786,432 pixels)
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent): 0.47x 0.70x
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed): 0.70x 0.26x
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes Yes
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 230,400 dots (76,800 px) 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: 15.1x  
Top Deck Display: No Yes
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 16000 12800
Minimum ISO (native): 100 100
ISO Settings: Auto (100-3200), 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 16000 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, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash, Custom, Color Temp./ Filter (2500-9900K with 15-step Magenta/Green compensation) 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: 1200-zone Evaluative Multi-segment, Center-weighted, 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, Sports Action, Sunset, Night Portrait, Night View, Hand-held Twilight, Anti Motion Blur; Sweep Panorama; Picture Effects: Posterization (Color, B/W), Pop Color, Retro Photo, Partial Color (R,G,B,Y), High Contrast Mono, Toy Camera, Soft High-key, Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Rich-tone Mono, Miniature; HDR; DRO 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 or 10; 3 shots after 10 seconds 2, 5, 10; 3 or 5 shots after 2, 5, 10; Smile seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):    
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes Yes
Flash Modes: Flash off, Auto flash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync. Red-eye reduction: On/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): 4.0 m / 13.1 ft. n/a
Flash Range Description: Lens dependent; GN = 6m (ISO 200) / 4m (ISO100) 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: 1/160  
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Multi Interface Hot shoe Multi Interface Hot Shoe
Built-In Wireless Flash Control: No No
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: MS PRO Duo / 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 (12-bit ARW 2.3), RAW+JPEG RAW (ARW 2.3), RAW+JPEG
Movie File Format: AVCHD 2.0 / MP4; Audio: Dolby Digital (AC-3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC, stereo XAVC S 4K / XAVC S HD / AVCHD Ver.2.0 / MP4; 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 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 wired RM-VPR1 Optional Wired or Wi-Fi
Connections (extended): Multi Terminal/Micro USB (with remote support) 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): 0.98 <0.3
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame):    
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames):    
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot): 1.84 <0.3
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No Yes
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 3.5 14.2
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 11 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): 3.5 8.0
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames): 5 25
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.28 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): 0.069 seconds 0.101 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.39 seconds 0.28 seconds
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.022 seconds 0.024 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes): Full AF lag, Wide-Area AF mode = 0.289s  
Startup Time: 2.2 seconds 2.1 seconds
Play -> Record Time: 1.0 seconds 1.0 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power: 2.2 seconds 2.7 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 470 shots 420 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):   370 shots
Battery Life, Video:   65 minutes
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary Proprietary
Usable Battery Types: NP-FW50 Lithium-ion rechargeable NP-FW50 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary NP-FW50 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 No
Internal Charging Supported: Yes Yes
Software
Included Software: PlayMemories Home, Image Data Converter 4 Capture One Express (for Sony) free download
OS Compatibility: Windows XP/Vista/7/8; Mac OS X 10.5 or later. (PlayMemories Home is Windows only.)  
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Mirrorless ILC that looks like an SLR. Sony E-mount, contrast-detect AF, Full HD movies (60i/24p).