Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-RX100 III Digital Camera, 20.1MP, 1" Exmor R Sensor, F1.8 Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* Lens 24-70mm, OLED Viewfinder, Selfie Ready 3" LCD, Wi-Fi, NFC

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About Sony DSC-RX100M III

Absolutely stunning picture quality
Absolutely stunning picture quality, compact enough to take anywhere. Now your photos maintain soft background defocus even when zoomed in with the improved f1.8-2.8 24-70mm Zeiss lens. There's even a pop-up electronic viewfinder for eye-level framing and a 180? tilt screen for 20.1MP selfies. Lastly, the ultra-fast BIONZ X processor adds speed and accuracy for stills as well as beautiful HD video.

20.1 MP 1-inch Exmor R Sensor
Featuring a large 1.0" Exmor R CMOS image sensor. The back-illuminated technology doubles light sensitivity and combines with Sony's Column A/D Conversion to reduce noise levels - a great help when photographing in dimly lit environments. Markedly reduced noise is evident even when high-sensitivity settings are used for capturing night landscapes or indoor scenes.

Bright F1.8 Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* lens (24-70mm)
The DSC-RX100 III sports an all new bright F1.8-2.8 Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* lens with 24-70mm zoom. The lens is perfect for portraits and macro shots with beautiful defocused - bokeh backgrounds. A premium multi-layered T* coating also dramatically reduces ghost and flare caused by light reflection.

Built-in SVGA OLED viewfinder with ZEISS T* coating
View every scene in rich detail with the bright and retractable SVGA OLED Tru-Finder, which features. The viewfinder faithfully displays what will appear in your recording, including the effects of your camera settings, so you can accurately monitor the results. The ZEISS T* coating enhances clarity and reduces flare and reflection in the eyepiece optics.

Selfie-ready multi-angle 3" Xtra Fine LCD display
Selfies have never been easier with a beautiful 3" (1,229k dots) Xtra Fine LCD Display that rotates in multiple angles. This also makes it easy to photograph over crowds or low to capture pets eye to eye by swinging up and down approx. 180°. Easily scroll through menus and preview life thanks to WhiteMagic technology that dramatically increases visibility in bright daylight. The large display delivers brilliant-quality still images and movies while enabling easy focusing operation.

Versatile shooting w/ XAVC S2, AVCHD and MP4 codes
The DSC-RX100 III records HD movies1 in the XAVC S2 format, which uses MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 for video compression and linear PCM for audio compression, while saving files in a MP4 wrapper. The highly compressed files allow extensive record times. With 50Mbps Full HD (1920x1080) 60p high quality video recording, XAVC S enables beautiful video recording with minimal compression noise even in scenes with a lot of movement. Linear PCM is adopted for audio compression.

Built-in ND filter for wider-ranging photographic expression
Realize a wider range of photographic expression with the built-in 1/8 (3 EV steps) ND filter that allows exposure adjustment in bright scenes.

• 20.1 MP 1-inch Exmor R Sensor
• Bright F1.8 Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* lens (24-70mm)
• Built-in SVGA OLED viewfinder w/ZEISS T* coating
• Selfie-ready multi-angle 3" Xtra Fine LCD display
• Versatile shooting w/XAVC S2, AVCHD and MP4 codes
• Built-in ND filter for wider-ranging photographic expression
• HDMI clear output for uncompressed video recordings
• Comfortable control ring for manual operation
• Simple connectivity to smartphones via Wi-Fi w/NFC
• Enhance your camera with PlayMemoriesCamera Apps

The Sony DSC-RX100M III is commonly used for Family photos, Low light, Travel and more.The Sony DSC-RX100M III is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Pro photographer among others.The Sony DSC-RX100M III is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Sony DSC-RX100M III: Compact, Easy to use and Great resolution

Summary of Customer Reviews

(6)
Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Compact (5),Easy to use (4),Great resolution (4)
Cons:
Limited zoom (4)
Best Uses:
Family photos (5),Travel (5),Low light (4),Video (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Pro photographer (5)

Sony DSC-RX100M III Features

  • 1" 20.1 MP Exmor R sensor for extreme low-light shots
  • Bright F1.8 Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* lens (24-70mm)
  • Built-in SVGA OLED viewfinder w/ZEISS T* coating
  • Selfie-ready multi-angle 3" Xtra Fine LCD display
  • Versatile shooting w/ XAVC S1, AVCHD and MP4 formats
  • Built-in ND filter for wider-ranging photographic expression
  • HDMI clear output for uncompressed video recordings
  • P/A/S/M operating modes with smooth precise control ring
  • Simple connectivity to smartphones via Wi-Fi® w/NFC
  • Enhance your camera with PlayMemories Camera Apps

Sony DSC-RX100M III Specifications

Viewfinder
Type: 0.39" SVGA electronic viewfinder(OLED), 1,440,000 dots
Magnification: Approx. 0.59x with 50mm lens at infinity, -1m1(diopter) (35mm equiv.)
Diopter Adjustment : -4.0 to +3.0m-1
Lens Type
Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T*
Aperture
F1.8(W)-2.8(T)
Optical Zoom
2.9x (Optical Zoom during movie recording)
Digital Zoom
Still image: 20M Approx.11x / 10M 16x / 5M 23x / VGA 44x; Movie: Approx.11x
Focal Length (35mm equivalent)
[Still Image 3:2] f=24-70mm [Still Image 16:9] f=26-76mm [Still Image 4:3] f=25-73mm [Still Image 1:1] f=30.5-89mm [Movie 16:9] f=25.5-74mm (SteadyShot Standard), f=30-86mm (SteadyShot Active Mode), f=33.5-95mm (SteadyShot Intelligent Active) [Movie 4:3] f=31-90mm (SteadyShot Standard), f=37-105mm (SteadyShot Active Mode), f=41-117mm (SteadyShot InteligentActive)
Lens Construction
10 elements in 9 groups (9 aspheric elements including AA lens)
Aperture Blade
Iris diaphragm (7 blades)
Clear Image Zoom
Still Image: 20M Approx. 5.8x / 10M 8.2x / 5M 11x / VGA Approx. 44x; Movie: Approx. 5.8x
Focal Distance
iAuto: AF (W: Approx. 5cm (0.17 ft.) to Infinity, T: Approx. 30cm (0.99 ft.) to Infinity)
Program Auto: AF (W: Approx. 5cm (0.17 ft.) to Infinity, T: Approx.30cm (0.99 ft.) to Infinity)
Steady Shot Mode: Active
[Still image] Optical [Movie] Active Mode, Optical type with electronic compensation (Anti-rolling)
Metering Modes
Multi segment / Center weighted / Spot
Exposure Compensation
+/- 3.0EV, 1/3EV step
Imaging Sensor
Pixel Gross: 20.9M pixels (approx.)
Focal Length Conversion Factor: 2.7x
Color Filter System: RGB primary color filters
Effective Picture Resolution: 20.1M pixels (approx.)
Imaging Sensor: Exmor R 1.0 CMOS sensor (13.2 X 8.8mm) (3:2 aspect ratio)
Processor: BIONZ X image
Scene Modes
Anti Motion Blur, Fireworks, Gourmet, Handheld Twilight, High Sensitivity, Landscape, Macro, Night Portrait, Night Scene, Pet Mode, Portrait, Sports Action, Sunset
D-Range Optimizer
Off, Dynamic Range Optimizer (Auto/Level 1-5), Auto High Dynamic Range: Off, Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure difference Level (1.0-6.0EV, 1.0EV step)
ISO
Auto(ISO125-12800, selectable with upper / lower limit),125/160/200/250/320/400/500/640/800/1000/1250/1600/2000/2500/3200/4000/ 5000/6400/8000/10000/12800 (Extendableto ISO80/100),Multi-Frame NR:Auto(ISO125-12800), 200/400/800/1600/3200/6400/12800/25600
Creative Style
Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Clear, Deep, Light, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Autumn Leaves, Black & White, Sepia, Style Box
White Balance Mode
Auto / Daylight / Shade / Cloudy / Incandescent / Fluor (Warm White) / Fluor (Cool White) / Fluor (Day White) / Fluor (Daylight) / Flash / C. Temp., Filter / Custom
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
Convenience Features
Media/Battery Indicator: Yes
View & Index: Single (with or without shooting information), RGB histogram and highlight/shadow warning, 4/9-frame index view, Enlarged display mode (L: 13.6x, M: 9.9x, S: 6.8x), Auto Review (10/5/2 sec, Off), Image orientation (On/Off), Slideshow, Panorama scrolling, Folder selection (still), Forward/Rewind (movie), Delete, Protect
Drive System
Continuous Shooting Speed: 10 fps at 20.2MP
Burst Buffer: JPEG Standard (12 shots) JPEG Fine (12 shots) RAW (13 shots) RAW+JPEG (10 shots)
Shutter Speeds: iAuto (4 - 1/2000) / Program Auto (1 - 1/2000) / Manual (Bulb,30 - 1/2000) / Aperture Priority (8 - 1/2000) / Shutter Priority (30 - 1/2000)
Self-timer : 10 sec. / 2 sec. / Self-portrait One-person/ Self-portrait Two-person/ Self timer Continuous (3 or 5 shots)
Drive System cont.
Drive Mode: Single-shot, Continuous, Speed Priority Continuous, Self-timer (10/2 sec. delay), Self-timer (Cont.), Self-portrait One-person, Self-portrait Two-person, (with 10 sec. delay; 3/5 exposures), Bracketing
LCD Display
Peaking : Yes Level setting: High/Mid/Low/Off Color: White/Red/Yellow
Real-time image adjustment display: Yes (On/Off)
LCD Type : 3.0 (7.5cm) (4:3) / 1,229,000 dots / Xtra Fine / TFT LCD / Tiltable (Up by approx. 180degrees, down by approx. 45degrees.)
Coverage: 100% Field of View
Angle Adjustment: Tilt angle: Up by approx. 180degrees, down by approx. 45degrees
LCD Display cont
Histogram : Yes (On/off)
Live View: Continuous Live View
Brightness Control: Auto / Manual(5 steps) / Sunny Weather
Grid Display: Yes (Rule of Thirds, 4x6 Square, Diagonal & 4x6 Square Grids, Off)
Customization: Grid, Histogram display, Digital Level Gauge, Grid Line, Magnified display for playback
Advanced Features
Image Stabilization: [Still Image] Optical [Movie] Active Mode, Optical type with electronic compensation (Anti-rolling)
Auto High Dynamic Range: Yes, (Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure difference Level (1-6 EV at 1.0 EV step), off)
Sweep Panorama: Horizontal (Wide/Standard), Vertical (Wide/Standard)
Face Detection: On, Off, Face Registration, Face Selection; maximum eight faces detected
Advanced Features cont
Priority Setting (for Face Detection): Yes (eight faces max) New Registration / Order Exchanging / Delete / Delete All
Smile Shutter technology: Smile shutter (selectable from 3 steps)
Still Image Mode
JPEG, RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format)
Still Image Size
Still Image Size 16:9 : L: 17M (5472x3080); M: 7.5M (3648 x 2056); S:4.2M (2720 x 1528)

Still Image Size 3:2 : L: 20M (5472 x 3648; M: 10M (3888 x 2592); S: 5.0M (2736 x 1824)

Still Image Size 4:3 : L: 18M (4864 x 3648); M: 10M (3648 x 2736); S: 5.0M (2592 x 1944); VGA

Panorama Still Image Size : [3:2] L: 20M (5472x3648)/M: 10M (3888x2592)/S: 5.0M (2736x1824)
Video Format
XAVC S, AVCHD and MP4
Video Mode
XAVC S: 60p 50M(1,920x1,080/60p) / 30p 50M(1,920x1,080/30p) / 24p 50M(1,920x1,080/24p) / 120p 50M(1,280x720/120p) AVCHD: 28M PS(1,920x1,080/60p) / 24M FX(1,920x1,080/60i) / 17M FH(1,920x1,080/60i) / 24M FX(1,920x1,080/24p) / 17M FH(1,920x1,080/24p) MP4: 12M(1,440x1,080/30fps) / 3M VGA(640x480/30fps)
Photo Capture from Movie
Yes
Focus Control
Focus System: Single-shot AF (AF-S) / Continuous AF (AF-C) / Direct Manual Focus (DMF) / Manual Focus

AF Modes: Multi point AF (25 points) / Center weighted AF / Flexible spot / Flexible spot (tracking focus) / Flexible sport (face tracking)
Flash
Flash Modes: Auto/Fill-flash/Slow Sync/Rear Sync/Off

Flash Coverage: ISO Auto: 1' to 49' 2" (0.30m to 15.0m) (W) / 1' 9" 18' 8" (0.55m to 5.7m) (T) ISO 12800: Up to 98' 5" (30.0m) (W) / 37' (11.3m) (T)
Flash Type : Built-in, Pop-up Auto
Memory Card Slot
SD, SDHC and SDXC memory card; Memory Stick PRO Duo/Pro-HG Duo media
NFC
Yes (NFC Forum Type 3 Tag compatible, One-touch remote, One-touch sharing)
Wi-Fi
Yes
HD Output
HDMI (Type D micro)
USB Port(s)
USB 2.0 Hi-speed (mass-storage, MTP)
Microphone Input
Via MI Shoe + Optional ECM-XYST1M
Remote Commander
Yes, via RM-VPR1
Accessory Shoe
Multi Interface Shoe
DC IN
Yes, via AC-UB10 AC charger and USB cable
Tripod Mount
Yes (1/4" diameter, 20 threads per inch)
Power
Battery Type : LITHIUM ION NP-BX1 (supplied)
Power Consumption (in Operation) : Approx. 1.5W
Dimensions WxHxD
4 x 2.37 x 1.63" (101.6 x 58.1 x 41mm)
Weight
With battery and Memory Stick PRO Duo Approx. 10.2 oz. (290 g)
Weight(Approx) (Main unit only)
7.8 oz. (222 g)
Mfr #
DSCRX100M3/B
SKU
ISORX100M3

Sony DSC-RX100M III Reviews

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4.2

(based on 6 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Wonderful little gem!

The compactness of this camera is just what I was looking for. I wanted a high quality, top notch point and shoot to take everywhere as the iPhone is just not that item. I am a professional so I appreciate the Zeiss lens along with 20mp. My former Canon G12 was great, but not as compact as I wanted since I take it along on ski trips, golf outings and general travel. Also, my professional equipment isn't practical on such occasions. The 24-70 lens could be more, however the camera has great lo...

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The compactness of this camera is just what I was looking for. I wanted a high quality, top notch point and shoot to take everywhere as the iPhone is just not that item. I am a professional so I appreciate the Zeiss lens along with 20mp. My former Canon G12 was great, but not as compact as I wanted since I take it along on ski trips, golf outings and general travel. Also, my professional equipment isn't practical on such occasions. The 24-70 lens could be more, however the camera has great low light capabilities.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Cannot get it to charge!

Third time is a charm, so they say. After returning two of this camera, I'm awaiting the arival of yet a third as the first two would not take a charge right out of the box. Adorama service is easy and seamless, thank goodness, but it's a bit frustrating to not have this camera in my hands and working as one would expect an almost $800 point and shoot to work. Hopefully, I will be able to write a glowing report next time, if there is a next time...

Reviewed by 6 customers

 
4.0

Great compact camera.

By

from Jupiter, FL  -  Pro Photographer

I wanted a quality, compact camera which would fit easily in my pocket, yet better than using my iPhone. This camera has a Zeiss lens along with 20.1mp, so it does fit the requirement. I'm still working with it as the only issue I have is indoor/flash photos. Flash seems to wash out people and no flash won't focus well enough, so I'm sure it's me and not the camera and I'll figure it out.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Wonderful little gem!

By

from South Dartmouth, MA  -  Pro Photographer

The compactness of this camera is just what I was looking for. I wanted a high quality, top notch point and shoot to take everywhere as the iPhone is just not that item. I am a professional so I appreciate the Zeiss lens along with 20mp. My former Canon G12 was great, but not as compact as I wanted since I take it along on ski trips, golf outings and general travel. Also, my professional equipment isn't practical on such occasions. The 24-70 lens could be more, however the camera has great low light capabilities.

(0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Cannot get it to charge!

By

from South Dartmouth, MA  -  Pro Photographer

Third time is a charm, so they say. After returning two of this camera, I'm awaiting the arival of yet a third as the first two would not take a charge right out of the box. Adorama service is easy and seamless, thank goodness, but it's a bit frustrating to not have this camera in my hands and working as one would expect an almost $800 point and shoot to work. Hopefully, I will be able to write a glowing report next time, if there is a next time...

 
5.0

Perfection

By

from Northern Arizona  -  Semi-Pro Photographer

I own two pro level cameras and take them along with the new Sony. Often I can get amazing shots with the Sony that I cannot capture with the "big" full frame cameras. It's so easy to use and even with auto exposures, the images come out fabulously. The resolution is so amazing, I cannot tell which camera the shot was taken with. Since I've only taken a few hundred shots, haven't really put it through it's paces but what I have seen are the best images I have ever seen with a point and shoot. The adjustable monitor allows shots you couldn't get otherwise and my very favorite feature that the "big" cameras don't have. Attracts no attention if you want to shoot street scenes.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A Pretty Amazing Piece of Electronics

By

from South Easton, MA  -  Pro Photographer

As a professional photographer, I have been looking for a walk-around pocketable camera with a viewfinder for a while. I have used the Fuji X10, which although not pocketable was an excellent machine, but the lack of a good viewfinder was disappointing. Along comes Sony and they have now set the bar with the RX100 III. The viewfinder is fantastic giving you full view and shooting information to boot. The image quality is superb and it's high ISO response is quite good. I added an aftermarket grip, which improves the handling, which was not bad without the grip, however. I am not a video guy, although I have shot a few mp4's with very pleasing results. The continuous focus in video works, albeit a bit slow, but it was quite effective in the videos that I did shoot. Yes, the zoom length could be longer, however, what you lose there compared to the II, you make up with a 1.8-2.8 lens. I have used the camera to shoot some concerts and have submitted those images to the paper and wire service that I work with and the images are as good as those coming out of my pro DSLR. The camera has tons of features and allows a photographer at any skill level to make no adjustments, few adjustments or many in setting up a shot. While the manual is on line, most people can figure out how it works and the camera gives you prompts and suggestions that make the usability quite simple. I would have recommended this camera to others. It is expensive, but sometimes, you get what you pay for. It is not perfect, but it is darn close!

 
5.0

Very nice camera

By

from Central Coast, California  -  Pro Photographer

Fast and sharp glass. Wish I had this a couple of years ago. Great camera but expensive.

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Sanjay D  How to use off camera flash on this camera?
CHARLES S  not possible; type ? into search for reviews
Sanjay D  I am able to use optical slave but need to cover pop up flash to sync with Sutter.
Sanjay D  How to use off camera flash on this camera?
CHARLES S  not possible; type ? into search for reviews
Sanjay D  I am able to use optical slave but need to cover pop up flash to sync with Sutter.
Shopper  difference between regular model and /B?
JOHN P  I don't know what you mean by regular model or what /B. I can tell you that the image quality is supposedly near the same from the RX100 Mark ii to the Mark iii. The difference being the flash is relocated, and the view finder added. I really like and use the view finder in bright conditions, and helps to set up a shot more precise.
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