• 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 70.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 17.0 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 75.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • Detailed specifications
  • Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III
  • Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II
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Predecessor: Sony RX100 II
RX100 II vs RX100 III
Panasonic LX100
LX100 vs LX100 II
Successor: Sony RX100 IV
RX100 III vs RX100 IV
 
General
Model Number: RX100 III LX100 II
Alternate Model Number(s): DSC-RX100M3 LX100M2
Camera Format: Compact Mid-Sized
Currently Manufactured: Yes Yes
Retail Price: $799.99 $999.99
Street Price: $748.00 $831.32
Date Available: 2014-06-15 2018-10-15
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 10.1 oz (287 g)
includes batteries
13.8 oz (392 g)
includes batteries
Size: 4.0 x 2.3 x 1.6 in.
(102 x 58 x 41 mm)
4.5 x 2.6 x 2.5 in.
(115 x 66 x 64 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS Live MOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Sony Exmor R Panasonic
Effective Megapixels: 20.2 17.0
Sensor Format: 1 inch 4/3
Sensor size: 116.16mm2 (13.20mm x 8.80mm) 224.9mm2 (17.30mm x 13.00mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 2.41 microns 3.36 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 2.7x n/a
Aspect Ratio: 3:2 4:3
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: Fixed None
Self-Cleaning: No Yes
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: 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)
4736 x 3552 (16.8 MP, 4:3),
4928 x 3288 (16.2 MP, 3:2),
5152 x 2904 (15.0 MP, Other),
3552 x 3552 (12.6 MP, 1:1),
3360 x 2520 (8.5 MP, 4:3),
3504 x 2336 (8.2 MP, 3:2),
3840 x 2160 (8.3 MP, 16:9),
2528 x 2528 (6.4 MP, 1:1),
2368 x 1776 (4.2 MP, 4:3),
2496 x 1664 (4.2 MP, 3:2),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
1776 x 1776 (3.2 MP, 1:1)
Image File Format: JPEG, RAW (ARW 2.3), RAW+JPEG JPEG (EXIF 2.3), RAW, RAW + JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 10.0 11.3
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (60p/​60i/​30p/​24p)
1440x1080 (30p)
1280x720 (120p)
640x480 (30p)
3840x2160 (30p/​24p)
1920x1080 (60p/​60i/​30p/​24p)
1280x720 (30p)
Movie File Format: XAVC S / AVCHD 2.0 / MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) with LPCM (2ch) / Dolby Digital (AC3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC audio AVCHD (Audio format: Dolby Digital 2ch) / MP4 (Audio format AAC 2ch)
Composite Video Out: No No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: n/a n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a n/a
HD Video Out: Yes Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a n/a
Lens: Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* Lens; 10 elements in 9 groups (9 aspheric elements including AA lens) LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMILUX; 11 elements in 8 groups (5 Aspherical Lenses / 8 Aspherical Surfaces / 2 Dual-sided Aspherical Surface ED Lenses)
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 24 - 70mm 24 - 75mm
Focal Length (actual): 8.8 - 25.7mm 10.9 - 34mm
Zoom Ratio: 2.92x 3.13x
Aperture Range: f/1.8 (wide) / f/2.8 (tele) - f/11 with 7 blade aperture, plus built-in 3-stop ND filter f/1.7 (wide) / f/2.8 (tele) - f/16; 9 diaphragm blades (circular)
Integrated ND Filter: Yes No
Normal Focus Range: 5 cm to Infinity
2.0 in to Infinity
50 cm to Infinity
19.7 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:   3 cm to Infinity
1.2 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; 2x Clear Image Digital Zoom Up to 4x at full resolution
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detection: Multi point AF (25 points) / Center weighted AF / Flexible spot / Flexible spot (tracking focus) / Flexible sport (face tracking) Contrast Detection: 49-area, Custom Multi, 1-area (flexible / scalable), Pinpoint (Full area touch is available), Face/Eye Detection, Tracking
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: EVF / 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. 0.38-inch EVF (Live View Finder), 2764K-dots equivalent (field sequential), ~100% coverage, ~1.39x / 0.7x (35mm equiv.) magnification, eye sensor
Focus Peaking: Yes Yes
EVF Resolution: 1,440,000 dots (480,000 pixels) 921,600 dots
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent): 0.59x 0.70x
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed): 0.22x 1.39x
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes Yes
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 1,228,800 dots (307,200 px) 1,240,000 dots (413,300 px)
Touchscreen: No Yes
Articulating Screen: Yes No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: Yes No
Max Playback Zoom: 13.6x 16.0x
Top Deck Display: No No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 12800 25600
Minimum ISO (native): 125 200
ISO Settings: Auto, ISO 125 - 12800 with ISO 80 and 100 low extensions, up to 25600 with Multi Frame NR Auto, Intelligent ISO, ISO 200 - 25600, extendable to 100; 1 or 1/3 EV steps
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent (Warm, Cool, Day, Daylight), Flash, Color Temp/Filter, Custom AWB, AWBc, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Incandescent, Flash, White Set 1/2/3/4, Color Temperature Setting (2,500-10,000K in 100K steps)
Shutter Speed Range: 1/2000 - 30 sec 1/16000 - 60 sec
Bulb Mode: Yes Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot Intelligent Multiple, Center-weighted, Spot
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: 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 Creative Control: Expressive, Retro, Old Days, High Key, Low Key, Sepia, Monochrome, Dynamic Monochrome, Rough Monochrome, Silky Monochrome, Impressive Art, High Dynamic, Cross Process, Toy Effect, Toy Pop, Bleach Bypass, Miniature Effect, Soft Focus, Fantasy, Star Filter, One Point Color, Sunshine (22 filters); Creative Panorama
Self Timer: 2, 10, Portrait1, Portrait2 seconds 2, 10, 3 shots in 10 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):    
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes No
Flash Modes: Auto, Fill-flash, Slow Sync, Rear Sync, Off Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync., Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off; 1st. Curtain Sync, 2nd Curtain Sync.
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): n/a 7.0
Flash Range Description: ISO Auto: 1’ to 49’ 2” (0.30m to 15.0m) (W) / 1’ 9” to 18’ 8” (0.55m to 5.7m) (T) Bundled flash has GN=7m (ISO 100)
Max Flash Sync: 1/2000 1/4000
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: n/a Hot Shoe
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:   No
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: MS Duo / MS PRO Duo / SD / SDHC / SDXC SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support: UHS-I UHS-I
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: RAW (ARW 2.3), RAW+JPEG RAW, RAW + JPEG
Movie File Format: XAVC S / AVCHD 2.0 / MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) with LPCM (2ch) / Dolby Digital (AC3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC audio AVCHD (Audio format: Dolby Digital 2ch) / MP4 (Audio format AAC 2ch)
Included Memory: No memory included No memory included
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: Yes Yes
NFC: Yes No
Bluetooth: No Yes
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,Bluetooth,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: No Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: Yes Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional wired, via Wi-Fi Via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth
Connections (extended): Micro HDMI (Type D) with 4K stills output, Multi-terminal Micro USB port supports optional wired remote Micro-B USB 2.0, Micro HDMI (Type-D)
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): <0.3 0.54
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 0.54
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No Yes
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 10.0 11.3
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 48 109
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 6.7 11.2
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames): 26 34
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 6.7 11.2
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames): 23 33
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.15 seconds 0.16 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, tele): 0.15 seconds 0.15 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.051 seconds 0.190 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.32 seconds 0.55 seconds
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.011 seconds 0.037 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes):    
Startup Time: 2.0 seconds 2.8 seconds
Play -> Record Time: 0.8 seconds 1.3 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power: 3.6 seconds 3.8 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 320 shots 300 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF): 230 shots 240 shots
Battery Life, Video:   35 minutes
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary NP-BX1 Proprietary
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable 7.2v, 1025mAh Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary NP-BX1 Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary 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:   PHOTOfunSTUDIO and SILKYPIX Developer Studio downloads
OS Compatibility:    
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: 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.