• 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 70.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 70.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • Detailed specifications
  • Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III
  • Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VA
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Predecessor: Sony RX100 II
RX100 II vs RX100 III
Sony RX100 V
RX100 V vs RX100 VA
Successor: Sony RX100 IV
RX100 III vs RX100 IV
 
General
Model Number: RX100 III RX100 VA
Alternate Model Number(s): DSC-RX100M3 DSC-RX100M5A
Camera Format: Compact Compact
Currently Manufactured: Yes Yes
Retail Price: $799.99 $899.99
Street Price: $748.00 $1,045.66
Date Available: 2014-06-15 2018-07-15
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 10.1 oz (287 g)
includes batteries
10.5 oz (299 g)
includes batteries
Size: 4.0 x 2.3 x 1.6 in.
(102 x 58 x 41 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: Sony Exmor R Sony Exmor RS
Effective Megapixels: 20.2 20.1
Sensor Format: 1 inch 1 inch
Sensor size: 116.16mm2 (13.20mm x 8.80mm) 116.16mm2 (13.20mm x 8.80mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 2.41 microns 2.41 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 2.7x 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 Yes
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)
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),
2544 x 2544 (6.5 MP, 1:1),
2736 x 1824 (5.0 MP, 3:2),
2592 x 1944 (5.0 MP, 4:3),
2720 x 1528 (4.2 MP, 16:9),
1920 x 1920 (3.7 MP, 1:1),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3),
12416 x 1852 (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 (ARW 2.3), RAW+JPEG JPEG, RAW (ARW 2.3), RAW+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 10.0 23.9
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (60p/​60i/​30p/​24p)
1440x1080 (30p)
1280x720 (120p)
640x480 (30p)
3840x2160 (30p/​25p/​24p)
1920x1080 (120p/​100p/​60p/​60i/​50p/​50i/​24p)
1824x1026 (250p/​240p)
1824x616 (500p/​480p/​250p/​240p)
1292x436 (500p/​480p)
1244x420 (1000p/​960p)
912x308 (1000p/​960p)
Movie File Format: XAVC S / AVCHD 2.0 / MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) with LPCM (2ch) / Dolby Digital (AC3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC audio 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: 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) Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* Lens; 10 elements in 9 groups (9 aspheric elements including AA lens)
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 24 - 70mm 24 - 70mm
Focal Length (actual): 8.8 - 25.7mm 8.8 - 25.7mm
Zoom Ratio: 2.92x 2.92x
Aperture Range: f/1.8 (wide) / f/2.8 (tele) - f/11 with 7 blade aperture, plus built-in 3-stop ND filter f/1.8 (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: 5 cm to Infinity
2.0 in to Infinity
5 cm to Infinity
2.0 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:    
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; 2x Clear Image Digital Zoom
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) Fast Hybrid AF: Phase Detection/Contrast Detection with 315 PDAF points, 25 CDAF areas; Zone, Center, Flexible Spot (S / M / L), Expanded Flexible 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: 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. Pop-up EVF: 0.39-inch, XGA OLED, 2,359,296 dots, 100% coverage, 0.59x magnification, 20mm eye-point (from eyepiece)/19.2mm from eyepiece frame; -4.0 to +3.0 m^-1 diopter, ZEISS T* Coating, eye detector
Focus Peaking: Yes Yes
EVF Resolution: 1,440,000 dots (480,000 pixels) 2,359,296 dots (786,432 pixels)
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent): 0.59x 0.59x
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed): 0.22x  
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) 1,228,800 dots (307,200 px)
Touchscreen: No No
Articulating Screen: Yes Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: Yes Yes
Max Playback Zoom: 13.6x 13.6x
Top Deck Display: No No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 12800 12800
Minimum ISO (native): 125 125
ISO Settings: Auto, ISO 125 - 12800 with ISO 80 and 100 low extensions, up to 25600 with Multi Frame NR 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, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent (Warm, Cool, Day, Daylight), Flash, Color Temp/Filter, Custom Auto (Standard, Ambience or White Priority), Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent (Warm, Cool, Day, Daylight), Flash, Color Temp/Filter, Custom
Shutter Speed Range: 1/2000 - 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: Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot, Entire Screen Average, Highlight
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 Scene modes: Portrait, Sports Action, Macro, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Handheld Twilight, Night Portrait, Anti Motion Blur, Pet Mode, Gourmet, Fireworks, High Sensitivity; DRO (Auto/Level); HDR (Auto/Level); Auto Portrait Framing; Sweep 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
Self Timer: 2, 10, Portrait1, Portrait2 seconds 2, 5, 10; 3 or 5 shots after 2, 5, 10; Portrait seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):    
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Fill-flash, Slow Sync, Rear Sync, Off Auto, Fill-flash, Slow Sync, Rear Sync, Off
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): n/a n/a
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) Auto ISO: Approx.0.4m to 10.2m (1.31 ft. to 33.46 ft.) (W) / Approx. 0.4 m to 6.5 m (1.31 ft. to 21.33 ft.) (T)
Max Flash Sync: 1/2000 1/2000
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: n/a n/a
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:   No
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: MS Duo / MS PRO Duo / SD / SDHC / SDXC MS Duo / MS PRO Duo / 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 (ARW 2.3), 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 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: Yes Yes
NFC: Yes 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: Yes Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional wired, via Wi-Fi Optional wired, via Wi-Fi
Connections (extended): Micro HDMI (Type D) with 4K stills output, Multi-terminal Micro USB port supports optional wired remote Micro HDMI (Type D) with 4K support; 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): <0.3 0.51
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 0.50
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No Yes
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 10.0 23.9
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 48 233
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 6.7 23.9
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames): 26 103
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 6.7 23.9
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames): 23 102
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.15 seconds 0.12 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, tele): 0.15 seconds 0.18 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.051 seconds 0.030 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.32 seconds 0.20 seconds
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.011 seconds 0.010 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes):    
Startup Time: 2.0 seconds 2.0 seconds
Play -> Record Time: 0.8 seconds 1.1 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power: 3.6 seconds 5.0 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 320 shots 220 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF): 230 shots 210 shots
Battery Life, Video:   35 minutes
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary NP-BX1 Proprietary NP-BX1
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary NP-BX1 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 No
Internal Charging Supported: Yes Yes
Software
Included Software:   Free downloads of Sony Imaging Edge Remote, Viewer, Edit, Capture One Express (for Sony)
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.