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Sony DSCRX100M3B Digital Camera

20.1MP 2.9x CMOS 11x May 2014
Megapixel Optical Zoom Sensor Type Digital Zoom Release Date
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One Industry Award

The writer at one expert review site said that this compact camera was superb and gave it one of their highest awards. What Digital Camera gave this Sony digital camera a "Gold" award.

Excellent Expert Reviews

Expert review website What Digital Camera scored this camera 93 out of 100. Digital camera experts think this Sony digital camera is one of the very best similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

Excellent Owner Reviews

On average, based on 105 owner reviews this compact camera has an exceptional overall owner rating. If all the digital cameras that came out more than two years ago are ranked by average owner review score then this digital camera is in the top 12%.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

A number of customers who reviewed it agreed that it had a good viewfinder. Andrew Cook mentioned in his Sony DSC-RX100M3 review on Amazon “The viewfinder is much better than on the device Amazon sent me” and gave the product a rating of 4 stars. Bur70n scored this digital camera 5 stars and wrote in their review of this digital camera in January last year “Additional with the model is the viewfinder which is great when things are bright outside or you just really want to focus on the subject your taking the photo of”. Euel Lane said on Amazon “Somehow finding room for a viewfinder and an even better lens, they did”.

Several Sony DSC-RX100M3 reviewers who purchased the product agreed that it had a good screen. Androo said in their review of the Sony DSC-RX100M3 on Amazon “The viewfinder and tilt screen just essential” and rated this digital camera as excellent. Last year Bur70n mentioned on Amazon “The screen is very clear and I like the fact its not touch screen as this would mean you get finger prints all over it”. J. W. Treadaway mentioned in their review “The rear screen is pretty good”.

A number of people who bought it agreed that it had an electronic viewfinder. Dave rated the product 5 stars and he mentioned three years ago “In the cold of autumn night the EVF failed completely until it was put somewhere warm for a while” in his Sony DSC-RX100M3 review. Jane wrote in her review of the Sony DSC-RX100M3 last year “And the evf is so good to have” . Mr. David Brown scored the product very highly and he mentioned in his review of the Sony DSC-RX100M3 “Better longer faster lens, 4K video, better EVF, etc”.

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Good Video Capture

A number of Sony DSC-RX100M3 owners wrote in their reviews that the product was good for video recording. Amazon Customer rated the product 5 stars and wrote “Great camera, really has nice sharp details and the same quality when zoomed in with the lens! The video quality is also good” in their review of the Sony DSC-RX100M3. Gsig gave the Sony DSC-RX100M3 a rating of 5 stars and said in their review “Produces fantastic pictures and video”. John K. Bradford mentioned “Flippable LCD main screen for selfies, make this thing a near perfect Picture & video camera”.

Good Quality Lens

Some Sony DSC-RX100M3 reviewers who reviewed the product concluded that it had a good lens. Three years ago 123abc wrote in their Sony DSC-RX100M3 review on Amazon “If you don't need to function to change lens, this is a great camera”. Androo gave the Sony DSC-RX100M3 a score of 5 stars and said on Amazon “And the new lens is sharp at 70mm” in their review of this digital camera. Androo also mentioned “The new lens seems a bit sharper than the old one, which itself was no slouch”.

Some Sony DSC-RX100M3 owners mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had a good zoom. Androo mentioned on Amazon two years ago “Think carefully about that zoom range”. Dave gave it an excellent rating and he mentioned “The lack of a powerful zoom is rarely an issue”. Gwchimp wrote “The M3 does have a different lens to the M2, I think the difference is that the M2 has more zoom range (gets closer to far away objects”.

One customer wrote in their reviews that it had a good autofocus.

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Good Quality Pictures

Several people who bought the Sony DSC-RX100M3 thought it was able to produce good images. Amazonshopper said on Amazon “Great photos & some great effects (eg you can choose from the camera to put the whole picture in black & white except for certain colours” in their review of this digital camera. Amazonshopper also mentioned “If you're using it for family snaps it's not a problem at all - allowed lots of family selfies when we took it to Orlando and great picture quality”. Amazonshopper also said “Still provide the same high quality photos”.

A number of Sony DSC-RX100M3 owners wrote in their reviews that it was good in low light. Andrew Lang scored it 5 stars and he mentioned on Amazon “Really good in low light conditions there's nearly nothing you can't do with this camera” in his review of the Sony DSC-RX100M3. Catalystchris wrote “Great for low-light shots without distraction of flash”. Three years ago Dave mentioned in his review of this digital camera “The low light ability is second to none and with the 20mp sensor”.

A few Sony DSC-RX100M3 reviewers wrote in their reviews that this digital camera had a good image sensor. J. W. Treadaway wrote “Sensor is excellent” in their review of this digital camera. N. Cooper said in their review of the Sony DSC-RX100M3 on Amazon three years ago “Some time in 2011 Fuji released the X10 which ticked a lot of boxes for me, compact(ish), larger than normal sensor and good manual zoom lens with viewfinder” and gave it a rating of 5 stars. N. Cooper also mentioned “I loved it, APS-C sensor, flash you can bounce off ceilings, wifi, touch screen, flip screen”.

Three Sony DSC-RX100M3 reviewers who reviewed it mentioned that it had a good picture resolution. John K. Bradford mentioned “Night shooting excellent, pulling light from low level dinner tables & out door night time scenes, day shooting with vibrance & detail, low noise, high contrast” in his review of the Sony DSC-RX100M3.

Several Sony DSC-RX100M3 reviewers wrote in their reviews that this digital camera had a good ISO range. Rick Corbishley gave it a score of 5 stars and he wrote last year “And of course good ISO performance, quick focus, no shutter lag, reasonable zoom etc” in his Sony DSC-RX100M3 review. Stann said “Excellent high ISO performance”. Theprof mentioned in January last year “ISO 6400 is fine for screen use or small prints, ISO 2000 can even give you quite large prints – that is amazing for a camera so small”.

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Good Size

Several people who bought the Sony DSC-RX100M3 considered that it was compact. Amazon Customer scored it very highly and wrote “Quickly so there's no delay in what you want it to do, definitely a great compact camera”. Three years ago D J Epps wrote on Amazon “Best current compact camera”. Two years ago Epsilon mentioned on Amazon “Best pocketable high end compact” in their Sony DSC-RX100M3 review.

One person who purchased it considered that it was a good weight. Gwchimp said on Amazon “Excellent low light, speed, weight, compactness and functions” and scored this digital camera very highly.

One Sony DSC-RX100M3 reviewer who reviewed the Sony DSC-RX100M3 considered that it was heavy and bulky. Judge Roughneck gave the Sony DSC-RX100M3 a score of 5 stars and said on Amazon two years ago “I've never been a fan of the big and bulky DLSR”.

One customer who reviewed it reckoned that it was lightweight. Lady Fancifull gave the product a score of 5 stars and she mentioned in her review of this digital camera “Just carried a lightweight basic digital point”. One person said in their reviews that it was a good depth. Neilc scored it 5 stars and said “Great low light performance, great short depth of field, very quick to start up”.

One Sony DSC-RX100M3 reviewer who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was a good size. S. A. Burdett scored it 5 stars and said “Nice size and feel” in their review of this digital camera.

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Good Support

Several Sony DSC-RX100M3 owners who purchased the Sony DSC-RX100M3 wrote that it had good technical guidance. Djm said “It doesn't help that the full manual is not very good at explaining the concepts behind the large number of features” in their review of the Sony DSC-RX100M3 and rated the product 5 stars. Featheronawire rated it 5 stars and wrote in their Sony DSC-RX100M3 review “It takes regular SD cards so makes life simple, though the manual refers to sticks as well”. Lady Fancifull gave this digital camera a score of 5 stars and she said “What I did find was a rather wonderful guide written in plain English, by Alexander White, , which is infinitely more user-friendly than the Sony instruction manual”.

Good Product Quality

Several Sony DSC-RX100M3 reviewers wrote in their reviews that the Sony DSC-RX100M3 was good quality. Last year Ajtunak mentioned “I feel confident in the quality i can obtain”. Ajtunak also said “Pocketable, capable of excellent image quality under the right conditions”. Amazon Customer gave it a rating of 5 stars and said in their review of this digital camera “Excellent quality”.

Easy to Use

A number of customers who reviewed it mentioned that it was easy to use. Androo said “You find a heck of a lot of other changes too (wi-fi, zebra striping and a handy ND filter, with auto mode, among the highlights), many of them very useful.” in their review of the Sony DSC-RX100M3 and gave this digital camera a score of 5 stars. Dave gave the Sony DSC-RX100M3 a rating of 5 stars and he mentioned on Amazon three years ago “Too slow for a large download given the size of the images yet very handy for remote control or viewing straight to a phone or tablet” in his review. Djm scored it very highly and wrote “There are even three auto modes you need to know about to use it correctly as a point” in their review.

Several customers wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was easy to use the menus. Dave said in his review of this digital camera “There are so many options too that you never get bored messing with the menus and the programmable silent” and gave the Sony DSC-RX100M3 a score of 5 stars. Two years ago Djm wrote “This has even more settings”. Edward mentioned on Amazon “It has all sorts of settings that are available” however despite that he only gave it a score of 2 stars.

Two Sony DSC-RX100M3 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Androo mentioned on Amazon two years ago “I've become very comfortable using it” in their review of the Sony DSC-RX100M3 and gave this digital camera a score of 5 stars. Rick Corbishley wrote “It's more comfortable in a small bag or belt pouch” .

One customer reckoned that this digital camera was easy to setup. Lady Fancifull mentioned “The tilting screen enabling clear setting up of shots from all sorts of angles (as well as the ubiquitous selfie” in her review.

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Good Connectivity

A number of Sony DSC-RX100M3 reviewers considered that it was wifi compatible. Dave wrote “The wifi is good” in his review of the Sony DSC-RX100M3 and scored the product very highly. Judge Roughneck wrote in their review of the Sony DSC-RX100M3 on Amazon “It's all here, Wifi, NFC, Built in ND filter, electronic lens cap, all the modes you can possibly ever want, including 2 memories”. Judge Roughneck also said “The camera has Wifi”.

One customer who purchased the Sony DSC-RX100M3 thought it was good in terms of USB connections. One Sony DSC-RX100M3 owner who purchased the Sony DSC-RX100M3 reckoned that it had gps. Ludovico Sforza wrote on Amazon “I would have liked integrated GPS” and gave the Sony DSC-RX100M3 a score of 5 stars.

One customer said that the product had email functionality. Rose M mentioned in her review of this digital camera two years ago “Wifi transfer to phone / tablet / computer really easy and makes emailing photos to friends / family very quick”.

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Good Technical Features

A few Sony DSC-RX100M3 owners reckoned that it had good features. Andrew Lang said “Worth it the photo quality is outstanding for such a small camera, packed with great features once you get used to all the menus” and rated it 5 stars. Gsig mentioned in their review “Huge numbers of features and user settable parameters (in all honesty far too many for me”. Judge Roughneck said on Amazon “One of the really nice features, is the XAVCS video mode, this is very high bitrate, high quality video mode, that is also capable of high framerates”.

Nice Design

Eleven Sony DSC-RX100M3 owners who reviewed the product thought it was good looking. 123abc wrote “The Lens is beautiful, has wifi, 180 degree flip screen” in their review and scored it very highly. Two years ago Androo wrote “This is pretty rare for me because I usually flit about” and gave the Sony DSC-RX100M3 a rating of 5 stars. Assisi wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “The pictures it takes are beautiful, there's no denying that at all”.

Some people considered that this digital camera was ergonomic. Millionsofpeaches mentioned on Amazon “Ergonomically I could find complaint with some controls.” in their review and gave the product a rating of 5 stars. Southeastalex wrote in their review of the Sony DSC-RX100M3 on Amazon “After using it for several months it's ergonomics are just lovely” and rated this digital camera 5 stars.

One person who reviewed it thought it had a good case. Assisi said “The worst part of this camera for me is the casing and body” in their Sony DSC-RX100M3 review. One customer who bought this digital camera said that it was smooth. Three years ago Dave mentioned on Amazon “The programmable silent and smooth front ring around the lens is really useful”.

One Sony DSC-RX100M3 owner who reviewed it wrote that it was neat. Lee Bridle said in his review of the Sony DSC-RX100M3 on Amazon “Very neatly implemented”.

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Robust

Twelve Sony DSC-RX100M3 reviewers who purchased the Sony DSC-RX100M3 reckoned that it was well made. Ajtunak said in their review last year “The camera is also very well built”. Andrew Cook gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and he mentioned “If feels nice and solid - apart from the viewfinder when you pop it up, which is really rattly” in his review of the Sony DSC-RX100M3. Euel Lane said on Amazon “Solidly built and worth every penny” in their review of the Sony DSC-RX100M3 and scored it 5 stars.

Some customers who bought this digital camera wrote that it was strong and durable. Three years ago 123abc said “Some people ask if the camera is durable? Like anyone would drop this on the floor to answer you”. Edward mentioned also three years ago “On the plus side I have to say that the camera feels robust and it produces good quality images” in his Sony DSC-RX100M3 review. Philbert gave the product a very good rating and mentioned in their review on Amazon “The thing I have been most impressed by is how sturdy it is”.

Some Sony DSC-RX100M3 reviewers who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it was reliable. Amazonshopper gave the product a rating of 4 stars and mentioned “It clearly won't be anywhere as good as a DSLR with a zoom (which is when my trusty Canon comes out”. Ludovico Sforza scored this digital camera 5 stars and mentioned two years ago “Bought as a replacement for my trusty G12 which, while it has not packed up completely, certainly has problems i.e” in their review of this digital camera.

One person who reviewed it considered that it was easy to damage or scratch. J Weston mentioned on Amazon “On returning it to Sony I was told it was due to water damage”.

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Good Flash

Five customers wrote in their reviews that this digital camera had a good flash. Dave mentioned “One very good point to make about this Sony camera is that you can tilt the flash up whilst shooting allowing you to bounce off the ceiling” . Euel Lane scored it 5 stars and mentioned two years ago “Although it has a flash I find I can mostly do without, even in low light, with its superb fast lens” in their review. Keith2112 gave the product a rating of 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “The camera has a pop-up flash”.

Acceptable Noise Level

A few Sony DSC-RX100M3 reviewers who purchased the product considered that it was noisy. Ajtunak gave it a rating of 5 stars and wrote on Amazon last year “The only slight negatives ( pun intended ) is that there is some noise over 800 ISO” in their Sony DSC-RX100M3 review. Androo said “I took a series of photos in a dark, underground building development recently, all at f/1.8 and ISO 1600 and the results were incredibly sharp and noise free” in their Sony DSC-RX100M3 review. Millionsofpeaches mentioned on Amazon “The dynamic range and noise control are all highly impressive” in their review and gave it a rating of 5 stars.

One customer said in their reviews that it was quiet.

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Good Battery Life

Four customers said in their reviews that the product had a good battery life. Dave mentioned in his review “The flash recharge time is also excellent”. Judge Roughneck wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “The battery life is very good”. Tigertir mentioned on Amazon “My only criticism is the battery life” in their review of this digital camera.

Good Brand

Sony is one of the superior camera manufacturers according to average reviews from experts and users, and Sony also has good reviews for its compact cameras.

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Good Geotagging

One Sony DSC-RX100M3 owner wrote in their reviews that the Sony DSC-RX100M3 had good geotagging. Neilc mentioned “I love to geo tag photos, so the lack of GPS was a concern” in their review of the Sony DSC-RX100M3.

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The DSC-RX100M3 supports video capability, which is unusual. Most of the other compact cameras that came out around the same time as the DSC-RX100M3 do not support video capability.

Other digital cameras which support video capability currently available that you might want to look at include the Canon PowerShot G12[plb_1514037_price] which is cheaper.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The DSC-RX100M3 supports wi-Fi, unlike most of the other cameras of this spec and age which do not support wi-Fi.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which support wi-Fi currently available that you might want to consider including the X100T[pl_3180325_price], or the X100[pl_2173855_price] both from Fujifilm which has better reviews.

We think you might also be interested in other digital cameras which also support wi-Fi including the Panasonic LX100[plb_2510511_price].

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The DSC-RX100M3 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-RX100M3.

Alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might also want to consider include cheaper cameras such as the PowerShot G12[pl_1514037_price], or the PowerShot G15[pl_1556973_price] both from Canon or the Fujifilm FinePix X20[plb_2070137_price].

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Quite High Megapixel

The DSC-RX100M3 has a quite high megapixel (20.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DSC-RX100M3. The average megapixel of cameras of a similar age and spec to the DSC-RX100M3 is 16MP.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

SD compatible memory cards

This camera supports a MicroSD (TransFlash)|MicroSDHC|MicroSDXC|MS Duo|MS Micro (M2)|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory cards on digital cameras of this spec and age. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

Digital cameras with a better memory card type that might also be worth looking at include the PowerShot G12[pl_1514037_price] (MMC|MMC+|SD|SDHC|SDXC and cheaper), or the PowerShot G15[pl_1556973_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC and cheaper) both from Canon or the Fujifilm FinePix X20[plb_2070137_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC and cheaper).

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

The smallest digital zoom of compact cameras that came out more than two years ago is 2x and the biggest is 330x. At 11 times zoom factor, the Sony DSC-RX100M3 has a quite big digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Light

The DSC-RX100M3 is one of the lighter compact cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-RX100M3 (only 263 grams) amongst compact cameras of this age. The weights of compact cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-RX100M3 range from 130g to 560g.

If you would consider a camera with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Canon PowerShot G15[plb_1556973_price] (352g), or the Fujifilm FinePix X20[plb_2070137_price] (333g) which is also cheaper.

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector Type

The DSC-RX100M3 has a greater number of HDMI connector types than most digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it. This camera has a Micro HDMI connector type, which is the most commonly found HDMI connector type found on digital cameras that came out around the same time as the DSC-RX100M3.

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Nine Number of Aspheric Elementss

The DSC-RX100M3 is a nine number of aspheric elements digital camera. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and type only have between one and eight number of aspheric elementss.

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Fairly High ISO Sensitivity (max)

The DSC-RX100M3 has a fairly high ISO sensitivity (max) (25,600) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type. Across all the cameras of a similar age and spec to the DSC-RX100M3 the ISO sensitivity (max)s range from 3,200 to 52,000.

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Quite High Display Resolution (numeric)

The DSC-RX100M3 has one of the higher display resolution (numeric)s (1,228,800 pixel) amongst digital cameras of this age. The lowest display resolution (numeric) of compact cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the DSC-RX100M3 is 230,000 pixels, the highest is 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 880,000 pixels.

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Has Seven White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Sony DSC-RX100M3 is more than most digital cameras of this age and spec. This Sony digital camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The white balances "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Flash", "Incandescent" and "Shade" are also found on this camera.

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Has Four Photo Effectss

The DSC-RX100M3 has a greater number of photo effects than most cameras of this type and age. This camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most frequently found photo effects found on compact cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-RX100M3. The photo effectss "Neutral", "Sepia" and "Vivid" are also found on this Sony digital camera.

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Supports Twenty-One ISO Sensitivitys

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Sony DSC-RX100M3 is more than most cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This camera supports 3 and 200 ISO sensitivitys, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DSC-RX100M3. The ISO sensitivitys "125", "160", "200", "250", "320", "400", "500", "640", "800", "1000", "1250", "1600", "2000", "2500", "4000", "5000", "6400", "8000", "10000" and "12800" are also supported by this Sony camera.

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5472 X 3648 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Sony DSC-RX100M3 has a higher image resolution than most digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This camera has a 5472 x 3648 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most digital cameras of this spec and age have a 4608 x 3072 pixels maximum image resolution. The best image resolution of all comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the DSC-RX100M3 is 8256 x 6192 pixels and the worst is 640 x 480 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The Sony DSC-RX100M3 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most common video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels (which is also supported by this Sony digital camera). In addition, this camera support a video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels and 1440 x 1080 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.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best supported video resolution across all compact cameras that have been around for more than two years.

The worst supported video resolution across similar types of digital camera is 320 x 240 pixels.

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3648 X 2736 Still Image Resolution(s)

The DSC-RX100M3 has a 3648 x 2736 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s) found on most compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. In addition, this Sony camera have still image resolution(s)s of 5472 x 3648, 3888 x 2592, 2736 x 1824, 4864 x 3648, 2592 x 1944, 5472 x 3080, 3648 x 2056, 2720 x 1528, 3648 x 3648, 2544 x 2544, 1920 x 1920, 12416 x 1856, 5536 x 2160 and 8192 x 1856 and 3872 x 2160.

A 3648 x 2736 still image resolution(s) is in fact the best still image resolution amongst all cameras of a comparable age and type to the DSC-RX100M3.

Amongst similar types of digital camera the worst still image resolution is 640 x 480.

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Supports Four Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the DSC-RX100M3 is more than most compact cameras that came out more than two years ago. The most frequently supported camera file system is Exif 2.3, but this camera file system is not supported by this camera. The camera file systems DCF, DPOF, Exif and MPF are also supported by this Sony camera.

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± 3EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

This camera has a ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is typical of many digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it.

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TFT Display

The DSC-RX100M3 has a TFT display which is better than the LCD display found on most cameras of a similar age and type to it. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight.

A TFT display is in fact the best display amongst all similar spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

An LCD display is the worst display amongst comparable types of digital camera.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto/Manual focus adjustment, which is the most frequently found focus adjustment on compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Very Small Minimum Aperture Number

With a minimum aperture number of only 1.8, the DSC-RX100M3 has a quite small minimum aperture number compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age. The average minimum aperture number of similar spec digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the DSC-RX100M3 is 2.5.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The optical zooms of digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the DSC-RX100M3 range from 2x to 30x, and the average optical zoom is 8.5x. The Sony DSC-RX100M3 has one of the smaller optical zooms (only 2.9 times zoom factor) amongst digital cameras of this age.

If this Sony digital camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Panasonic LX100[plb_2510511_price] (3.1x).

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The DSC-RX100M3 does not have an image stabilizer, unlike most of the other cameras that were launched around the same time as the DSC-RX100M3 which have an image stabilizer.

Alternative cameras which also have an image stabilizer that you might want to consider include the Canon PowerShot G12[plb_1514037_price], or the Fujifilm FinePix X20[plb_2070137_price].

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The DSC-RX100M3 does not support Full HD video. Most of the other compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DSC-RX100M3 also do not support Full HD video.

It is worth also looking at alternative cameras which also support Full HD video including the Fujifilm X100T[plb_3180325_price] which is also higher rated.

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Not Waterproof

The DSC-RX100M3 is not waterproof, although it is worth noting that most of the other cameras of this age and spec are also not waterproof.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other compact cameras that have been around for a similar time to the DSC-RX100M3, the Sony DSC-RX100M3 is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to the DSC-RX100M3, the DSC-RX100M3 does not have a GPS (satellite).

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Very Big Maximum Aperture Number

At only 2.8, the DSC-RX100M3 has a quite big maximum aperture number compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that were launched around the same time as the DSC-RX100M3. The average maximum aperture number of cameras of a similar type and age to the DSC-RX100M3 is 7.4, and the maximum aperture numbers range from 1.8 to 16.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At only 73 millimeters, the DSC-RX100M3 has a quite short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DSC-RX100M3. The average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-RX100M3 is 190mm, and the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s range from 0.28mm to 720mm.

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Only Features Four Flash Modess

The Sony DSC-RX100M3 has a greater number of flash modes than most cameras of this type and age. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on cameras of a comparable age and type to the DSC-RX100M3. The flash modess "Flash off", "Flash on" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Sony camera.

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Only Has Four Light Exposure Modess

The DSC-RX100M3 has a greater number of light exposure modes than most compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This camera has a Manual light exposure modes, which is the most commonly found light exposure modes found on cameras of a similar type and age to the DSC-RX100M3. The light exposure modess "Aperture priority AE", "Auto" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this digital camera.

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Only Supports Two Audio Formats Supporteds

The number of audio formats supported by the DSC-RX100M3 is more than most similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This camera supports an AC3 audio formats supported, which is the most commonly supported audio formats supported supported by comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as the DSC-RX100M3. The audio formats supported "LPCM" is also supported by this Sony camera.

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Very Low Magnification

With a magnification of only 0.59 times zoom factor, the DSC-RX100M3 has one of the lower magnifications amongst compact cameras of this age. Compact cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-RX100M3 have magnifications of between 0.58x and 1.4x.

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Fairly Big ISO Sensitivity (min)

At 125, the Sony DSC-RX100M3 has a quite big ISO sensitivity (min) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been around for more than two years. The ISO sensitivity (min)s of cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 80 to 130, and the average ISO sensitivity (min) is 100.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony DSC-RX100M3

Released Over Two Years Ago

This camera has been on the market for over two years.

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the DSC-RX100M3 has a fairly typical display diagonal compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-RX100M3.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 3" screen cameras currently available including the Canon PowerShot G15[plb_1556973_price] which is cheaper; or the Fujifilm X100[plb_2173855_price] which has better reviews.

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many digital cameras of this type and age.

There are a number of other cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available which you might also want to look at including cheaper digital cameras such as the Canon PowerShot G15[plb_1556973_price], or the Fujifilm FinePix X20[plb_2070137_price].

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
Total Megapixels
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Number of Aspheric Elements
Number of Diaphragm Blades
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Focus Adjustment
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Exposure Compensation
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Wind Filter
Audio Formats Supported
Noise Reduction
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display Aspect Ratio
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Magnification
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Camera File System
Tripod Mountable
Saturation Adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
Built-In Processor
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Battery Voltage
Operational Conditions
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Carrying Case
Networking
Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Wi-Fi Standards
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
Technical Details
Built-In Speaker(s)
Self-Timer
Viewfinder
Speakers

User Reviews

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Reviewed 8 August 2016 by Mvonsaatz
(Verified Purchase)

I was a bit unsure buying this as I haven't had a small camera since moving to DSLR about 15 years ago but I needed something more than an iPhone for my first gig in that time and my big camera... Read more…

Reviewed 2 August 2016 by Jake.

Excellent Camera!

Reviewed 8 July 2016 by Shaan
(Verified Purchase)

Best camera ever honestly buy it you won't regret it! :)...

I?m a part-time pro photographer as well as a scientist, and a self-confessed camera addict, shooting Sony SLTs, micro four thirds and Fuji X systems. The RX100M3 is, to me, the perfect compact... Read more…

Reviewed 24 June 2016 by Jane

I echo all the other five star reviews. The is a REAL camera. You can point and shoot it if you wish and you'll still benefit from this camera. But you can do so much more too. PASM in such a... Read more…

Reviewed 9 June 2016 by Barry Nay | 11 Comments
(Verified Purchase)

Would have been useful to say that a memory card is required.

Reviewed 5 June 2016 by Zubs
(Verified Purchase)

I purchased this camera via Amazon Marketplace a few days before travelling abroad. After reading numerous reviews about this camera I took the chance. I wanted to travel light and decided with... Read more…

Reviewed 31 May 2016 by BUR70N

This camera is a great addition to anyone who is wanting to pursue photography with out the hassle of the additional lenses. Quick to come alive and ready to take photos, oh and the photos are so... Read more…

Reviewed 27 May 2016 by Karol
(Verified Purchase)

Best camera you can buy for that money.

Reviewed 2 April 2016 by D. Macneill
(Verified Purchase)

Fine camera.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony dscrx100, sony dscrx100m, sony dscrx100m3, sony dscrx100m3c, sony dscrx100m3b, sony dscrx100m3ce, sony dscrx100m3ce3, sony dscrx100m3ceh
Barcodes 00027242883222, 00617689593466, 00845251075960, 00845251075991, 03662362040475, 04905524986372, 04905524986396, 04905524986402, 04905524986419

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