• 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 70.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 2/3 inch 58.1mm2
  • 12.0 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 112.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Sony RX100 III advantages over Fujifilm X30

  • Larger sensor
    1 inch vs 2/3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Thinner
    41 mm vs 60 mm
    Thinner
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/2000 vs 1/1000 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Lighter weight
    287g vs 423g
    Lighter weight
  • Less shutter lag
    0.15 vs 0.28 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • More pixels
    20.2 vs 12.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Wider angle lens
    24 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    48 vs 15 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    26 vs 11 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 12800 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Fujifilm X30 advantages over Sony RX100 III

  • Less expensive
    $499 vs $648
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Slower slow-motion
    250 fps vs 120 fps
    Supports slower slow-mo
  • More telephoto lens reach
    112 mm vs 70 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 470 vs 320 shots
    Capture more photos
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.65x vs 0.59x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
    Yes vs No
    A unique sensor design provides sharp photos without moiré
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    11.4 fps vs 10.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    9.0 fps vs 6.7 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Both provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Pocket-friendly design; Popup electronic viewfinder; Bright lens across the zoom range; Great performance with very fast autofocus; Very high resolution gives lots of detail in good light; High ISO noise levels much better than most pocket camera rivals; Wi-Fi wireless networking

  • Feels a little unbalanced without an accessory grip; Not as much telephoto reach as its siblings; Noise processing is heavier-handed than in earlier models; Quite pricey for a fixed-lens camera

  • Excellent image quality for its class; Very good optical performance from the bright f/2-2.8 4x lens; Quick autofocus, even in very low light; Fast burst modes; EVF fixes the flaws of optical viewfinder in X20; Tilting high-res LCD screen; Excellent feel in the hands; Very good battery life.

  • Top shutter speed is only 1/1000s when lens is wide open; No built-in ND filter; 28mm eq. may not be wide enough for some; Shallow buffer depths; Default NR processing a bit heavy-handed.

The Competition

Compared to Sony RX100

Sony RX100 III
Sony RX100
  • $648
  • 1 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $368
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
Fujifilm X30
Sony RX100
  • $499
  • 2/3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $368
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Sony RX100 II

Sony RX100 III
Sony RX100 II
  • $648
  • 1 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Fast startup
  • $548
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
Fujifilm X30
Sony RX100 II
  • $499
  • 2/3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Fast startup
  • $548
  • 1 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • NFC

Compared to Canon G7X

Sony RX100 III
Canon G7X
  • $648
  • 1 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $604
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
Fujifilm X30
Canon G7X
  • $499
  • 2/3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $604
  • 1 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Panasonic LX100

Sony RX100 III
Panasonic LX100
  • $648
  • 1 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Internal flash
  • $598
  • 4/3
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Fujifilm X30
Panasonic LX100
  • $499
  • 2/3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $598
  • 4/3
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Fujifilm X10

Sony RX100 III
Fujifilm X10
  • $648
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $545
  • 2/3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
Fujifilm X30
Fujifilm X10
  • $499
  • 2/3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $545
  • 2/3 inch
  • Less expensive
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