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Sony Cybershot RX100 III

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A multi award winning 20.1 megapixel 2.9 times zoom factor digital camera
Compact 20.1MP 2.9x No May 2014
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Sony Cybershot RX100 III Review

With excellent reviews, we have ranked the Sony Cybershot RX100 III number 326 across all digital cameras.
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Why Has it Scored 51?

It has great expert reviews and exceptional user reviews with 94% of buyers recommending this camera to others.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
This Sony digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
5472 x 3648 pixels image resolution
Quite high megapixel
Very small optical zoom
Quite short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared the Cybershot RX100 III with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is average for portrait photography, ranking number 9999999 in portrait photography cameras. It is also mediocre for landscape photography, ranking number 9999999 in landscape photography cameras as well being mediocre for everyday photography, ranking number 9999999 in everyday photography cameras.
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How Big is the Sony Cybershot RX100 III?

The Sony Cybershot RX100 III is 101.6mm wide and 58.1mm tall. It is 38.3mm deep and weighs 263g.

Sony Cybershot RX100 III front dimensions

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Sony Cybershot RX100 III In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

24 Industry Awards

Experts in cameras love this digital camera and have given it 24 awards.

The writers at websites Altomdata.dk, Trusted Reviews, Lydogbilde.no, Tek.no, Techradar and Focus-Numerique.fr all decided that concluded that they would recommend this camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

The authors at websites Log.com.tr, PC Mag, Digitaltrends.com, Reviewed.com and Photoreview.com.au all concluded that this digital camera was marvellous and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

The writers at review sites Onfoto.ru and DP Review both thought that this camera was very good and gave it their "Silver" award.

The editors of three other expert review sites endorsed this Sony camera. The writer at review website Expert Reviews gave this camera a "Best Buy" award and concluded it was very good and the expert at review site Ephotozine gave it a "Highly Recommended" award, confirming their endorsement. Furthermore, the editor of website What Digital Camera gave this digital camera a "Gold" award and decided it was excellent.

This digital camera received a "5 Star" award from Ljudochbild.se, it received an "Outstanding" award from Chip.com.my and Mashable.com gave it a "Mashable Choice" award.

Excellent Expert Reviews

On average, based on 56 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, DP Review, What Digital Camera and CNET.com the average expert rating of this camera is 90 out of 100. Digital camera experts think this Sony camera is one of the very best cameras.

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Excellent Owner Reviews

Based on 823 owner reviews this camera has an outstanding average owner rating. 486 reviewers (91% of all reviewers) gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars and 94% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Sony Has Very Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

Based on 29,814 expert and user reviews (including 10,342 verified purchases), Sony has very good reviews for its digital cameras. Sony also has very good reviews specifically within its cameras range. 92% of those that bought a Sony digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Value For Money

Average Priced

The cheapeast cameras that we found costs $29 and the most expensive costs $6,895. We think that this digital camera has an average price.

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Features

5472 X 3648 Pixels Image Resolution

The Cybershot RX100 III has a 5472 x 3648 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution found on most cameras. The image resolution of all digital cameras ranges from 2592 x 1944 pixels (worst) to 7680 x 5120 pixels (best).

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Quite High Megapixel

With a megapixel of 20.1 megapixels, the Sony Cybershot RX100 III has one of the higher megapixels amongst cameras of this age. The lowest megapixel of cameras is 0.3MP, the highest is 80MP, and the average megapixel is 16MP.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 263 grams, the Sony Cybershot RX100 III has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other cameras.

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1" Image Sensor Size

This camera has a 1" image sensor size, which is typical of many cameras.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

At only 2.9 times zoom factor, the Cybershot RX100 III has a quite small optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras. Digital cameras have optical zooms of between 0.34x and 83x, and the average optical zoom is 12x.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Sony Cybershot RX100 III has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Cybershot RX100 III has a fairly standard display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other digital cameras.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Cybershot RX100 III has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other cameras also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The Cybershot RX100 III has a flash exposure compensation. Most of the other cameras also have a flash exposure compensation.

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Features Noise Reduction

The Cybershot RX100 III features noise reduction. Most of the other cameras also feature noise reduction.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Cybershot RX100 III features contrast adjustment. Most of the other cameras also feature contrast adjustment.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The Cybershot RX100 III features saturation adjustment. Most of the other cameras also feature saturation adjustment.

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12416 X 1856 Still Image Resolution

The Sony Cybershot RX100 III has a 12416 x 1856 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most cameras. Most digital cameras have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this Sony digital camera have still image resolution(s) of 5472 x 3648, 5472 x 3080, 8192 x 1856, 3648 x 3648, 5536 x 2160, 3888 x 2592, 3648 x 2736, 3872 x 2160, 3648 x 2056, 2592 x 1944 and 2736 x 1824 and 1920 x 1920. Across all cameras the best still image resolution is 6016 x 4000 and the worst is S: (3:2) 2496 x 1664 / (16:9) 2496 x 1408 / (1:1) 1664 x 1664.

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Has a Wind Filter

The Cybershot RX100 III has a wind filter. Most of the other cameras also have a wind filter.

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

Digital cameras have digital zooms of between 0.72x and 810x, and the average digital zoom is 11x. The Cybershot RX100 III has one of the bigger digital zooms (11 times zoom factor) amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Quite High Display Resolution (numeric)

The Sony Cybershot RX100 III has a fairly high display resolution (numeric) (1,228,800 pixel) compared to most of the other cameras. Cameras have display resolutions (numeric) of between 3 pixels and 16,000,000 pixels.

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Has a Carrying Case

The Sony Cybershot RX100 III has a carrying case. Most of the other cameras also have a carrying case.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum video resolution on digital cameras.

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Quite Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of cameras range from 2.3mm to 2,000mm. At only 73 millimeters, the Cybershot RX100 III has a fairly short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other cameras.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The Cybershot RX100 III has a tripod mountable, as do most of the other digital cameras.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Cybershot RX100 III supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other digital cameras.

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Has a Self-Timer

The Cybershot RX100 III has a self-timer, as do most of the other digital cameras.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Cybershot RX100 III supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by cameras. 1280 x 720 pixels is also supported by this Sony camera. This Sony digital camera also support a video resolutions of 1440 x 1080 pixels and 640 x 480 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail. The video resolution of all digital cameras ranges from 320 x 120 pixels (worst) to 4096 x 2160 pixels (best).

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Very Low Magnification

At only 0.59 times zoom factor, the Sony Cybershot RX100 III has a quite low magnification compared to most of the other digital cameras. The average magnification of digital cameras is 2.6x.

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture Number

The average maximum aperture number of cameras is 11, and the maximum aperture numbers range from 1.8 to 130. At only 2.8, the Sony Cybershot RX100 III has a very small maximum aperture number compared to most of the other cameras.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Sony Cybershot RX100 III supports Near Field Communication (NFC), as do most of the other cameras.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Sony Cybershot RX100 III supports video capability, as do most of the other cameras.

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Nine Aspherical Lenses

The Sony Cybershot RX100 III is a nine aspherical lens camera.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

The average minimum aperture number of cameras is 3.4, and the minimum aperture numbers range from -2 to 22. When compared to other cameras that we have assessed the minimum aperture number of, the Sony Cybershot RX100 III's minimum aperture number of only 1.8 is one of the smallest.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was May 2014 when this camera was released.


Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00027242883222, 00617689593466, 00845251075960, 00845251075991, 03662362040475, 04905524986372, 04905524986396, 04905524986402, 04905524986419

Frequently Asked Questions About the Sony Cybershot RX100 III

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Vastly higher display resolution (numeric)
37.2 larger maximum aperture number
Fewer awards
5.2 larger maximum aperture number
4.2x bigger optical zoom
30 more battery life (CIPA standard)
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