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Sony RX10 III Digital Camera

$1,598.00
$1,398.00 $200.00 cheaper than 15 days ago
Compact Camera 20.1MP 25x CMOS Apr 2016
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Sensor Type Release Date
Three industry awards
Pricey for a compact camera
Screen isn't touchsensitive
32 Reviews + 7 Awards
Camera Labs Recommended DP Review Silver PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended Pocket Lint Recommended
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Reviews

Three Industry Awards

This camera received a "Silver" award from review website DP Review who concluded it was great and website PhotographyBlog.com gave it a "Highly Recommended" award, confirming their endorsement. This compact camera also received a Digifotopro.nl "Gold" award.

Expert Reviews Are Good

Eight experts from sites including DP Review, PhotographyBlog.com, lydogbillede.dk and hardwarezone.com.sg have rated this compact camera on average 82 out of 100.

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

Based on 23,045 expert and user reviews (including 1,068 verified purchases), Sony has good ratings for its cameras. Sony also has good ratings specifically within its compact cameras range compared to other manufacturers. 93% of those that bought a Sony camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Ports & Interfaces

Has a Headphone Outputs

The RX10 III has a headphone outputs, as do most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera.

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Has a Microphone in

The Sony RX10 III has a microphone in, as do most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Has an HDMI

The Sony RX10 III has an HDMI, as do most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera.

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Light Exposure

Supports Nine ISO Sensitivities

The Sony RX10 III has a greater number of ISO speeds than most compact cameras that are a similar age to it. The most commonly supported ISO sensitivity is 320, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this digital camera. The ISO sensitivities 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800 and Auto are also supported by this Sony digital camera.

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Battery

420 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The Sony RX10 III is a digital camera that takes 420 shots battery life (CIPA standard). Most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera take between 200 and 469 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Camera

Has a Dioptre Correction

The RX10 III has a dioptre correction, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera.

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Packaging Content

Has a Battery Charger Included

The RX10 III has a battery charger included, as do most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Sony RX10 III has a batteries included, as do most of the other compact cameras that were released around the same time as this camera.

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Display

Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Sony RX10 III has a vari-angle LCD display. Most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera also have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Very High Display Resolution (numeric)

Compact cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera have display resolutions (numeric) of between 100,000 pixels and 1,300,000 pixels. When compared to other digital cameras of this age and spec, the RX10 III's display resolution (numeric) of 1,228,800 pixel is one of the highest.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of compact cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera is 1.5", the largest is 4", and the average display diagonal is 3". At only 2.95 inches, the RX10 III has a fairly small display diagonal compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

If this compact camera display diagonal is not large enough for you then you might want to consider the Canon G5 X (3") which also has a higher rating.

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Technical Details

Has a Self-Timer

The RX10 III has a self-timer. Most of the other digital cameras that have been around for more than a year also have a self-timer.

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Good Image Stabilisation System

Five people said in their reviews that it was able to produce good images. Gadgets.ndtv.com said in their review of this digital camera “Very good image and video performance”. Gadgets.ndtv.com also wrote “It's a great choice if you travel a lot or are into wildlife photography” in their review.

One owner said in their reviews that it had a good ISO range. Dp Review mentioned “1"type stacked sensor provides excellent dynamic range and ISO performance” .

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Shoots 4K Video

Four customers reckoned that it was good for video recording. In April last year Hardwarezone.com.sg scored this digital camera 4 stars out of 5 and wrote “Shoots 4K video”. Also in April last year Techguide.com.au wrote “4K UHD and HFR movie modes” in their review of this digital camera.

Massive Zoom Capability

Four owners who reviewed it concluded that it had a good zoom. Gadgets.ndtv.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Massive zoom capability”. In April last year Techguide.com.au said “Lens rings for aperture, zoom and focus”. Hardwarezone.com.sg mentioned “Incredible zoom range in a relatively compact body” in their review of this digital camera and scored it 4 stars out of 5.

Two people who bought it mentioned that it had a good image stabiliser. Hardwarezone.com.sg said “Good ISO performance, effective image stabilization”. Gadgets.ndtv.com said “Good image stabilisation system” in their review of this digital camera.

Two customers said that this digital camera had a good lens. Dp Review mentioned in their review of this digital camera “New 24600mm equivalent 2.44 lens is optically excellent”. Hardwarezone.com.sg said “Bright 2.44 lens” in their review of this digital camera.

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Screen Isn't Touchsensitive

Two owners who purchased the product reckoned that it did not have a good screen. Techguide.com.au said “Screen isn't fully articulated”.

Exposure Compensation Dial Easily Moved

One person considered that the product did not have good exposure controls. Techguide.com.au mentioned “Exposure compensation dial easily moved” .


Video

Supports Video Recording

The RX10 III supports video recording. Most of the other similar spec cameras that were launched more than a year ago also support video recording.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Sony RX10 III supports Full HD video. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and type also support Full HD video.

Other cameras which support Full HD video currently available which you might want to look at include the Fujifilm X70 ($639), the Canon PowerShot G7X Mark II ($609.88), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 which has better reviews.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolution

The Sony RX10 III supports a maximum video resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 1920 x 1080 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). This Sony digital camera also support a video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels and 1280 x 720 pixels. A video resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels is equivalent to 4K Ultra HD video. This has four times the detail of Full HD video.

A 3840 x 2160 pixels video resolutions is actually the best supported video resolution amongst all compact cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camera.

Amongst comparable types of camera the worst supported video resolution is 640 x 480 pixels.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the RX10 III is 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the video resolution of the most common maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

This digital camera's video resolution (3840 x 2160 pixels) is in fact the best video resolution amongst all cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera.

The worst video resolution across comparable types of digital camera is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Lens System

Fairly Big Digital Zoom

Across all the compact cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera the digital zooms range from 1.8x to 120x, and the average digital zoom is 21x. With a digital zoom of 100 times zoom factor, the Sony RX10 III has a quite big digital zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera.

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 25 times zoom factor, the RX10 III has one of the bigger optical zooms amongst compact cameras of this age. The optical zooms of digital cameras of this age and type range from 1x to 30x.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 25x optical zoom cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot G3 X ($719.95).

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Six Aspheric Elements

The RX10 III is a six aspheric element camera. Most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this digital camera have between two and eight aspheric elements.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The RX10 III supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for more than a year.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other cameras which support Wi-Fi currently available including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm X30 ($498.99), the Sony DSC-HX90V ($428), or the Canon PowerShot SX700 HS ($329.95).

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The RX10 III supports Near Field Communication (NFC). Most of the other cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera also support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Weight & Dimensions

Relatively Heavy

One customer who purchased the product concluded that it was heavy and bulky. Techguide.com.au wrote “Relatively heavy”.

Pricey for a Compact Camera

Three people who reviewed it thought it was not compact. Hardwarezone.com.sg mentioned in their review of this digital camera last year “Pricey for a compact camera”. Expert website Gadgets.ndtv.com mentioned in their Sony RX10 III review “The compact camera segment isn't flourishing like it once used to” .

One customer who purchased the product concluded that it was heavy and bulky. Techguide.com.au wrote “Relatively heavy”.

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Very Heavy

Cameras of this age and spec have weights of between 180g and 1.1kg, and the average weight is 420g. The RX10 III is very heavy (1.1 kilograms) compared to most of the other compact cameras that were released one year ago.

Digital cameras with a heavier weight that might be worth looking at include the Leica Q (Typ 116) ($4,049) (590g and higher rated), or the Canon PowerShot G3 X ($719.95) (690g and higher rated).

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Audio

Fan Noise is Audible At Higher Speeds

One person considered that the product was noisy. In April last year Hardwarebbq.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Fan noise is audible at higher speeds”.

Features Voice Recording

The Sony RX10 III features voice recording. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera also feature voice recording.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The RX10 III has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera.

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Unacceptable Noise Level

One person considered that the product was noisy. In April last year Hardwarebbq.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Fan noise is audible at higher speeds”.


Features

Combination of Reach and Video Feature Set is Unparalleled

Three people said in their reviews that the Sony RX10 III had good features. Dp Review said “Combination of reach and video feature set is unparalleled” in their review of this digital camera. Expert review site Techguide.com.au mentioned in April last year “The Alcatel Pop 4's design, features and performance are better than anything you'd expect from a smartphone that costs just $119” in their review of this digital camera.


Power

Decent Battery Life

One owner considered that this digital camera had a good battery life. Gadgets.ndtv.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Decent battery life” .


Design

Superb Quality 25x Zoom Lens

Two customers said that it was good quality. Techguide.com.au mentioned “Superb quality 25x zoom lens” in their review of this digital camera. Expert website Hardwarezone.com.sg wrote in their review of this digital camera last year “It's capable of an image quality that matches or exceeds ILCs, all this wi”.

Tweaked Ergonomics Offer Comfier Grip

One customer wrote in their reviews that it was ergonomic. Dp Review gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5 and said on DP Review in April last year “Tweaked ergonomics offer comfier grip” in their review of this digital camera.

Weathersealed Metal Construction

One person said in their reviews that the Sony RX10 III was well made. Last year Techguide.com.au said “Weathersealed metal construction”.

Screen Isn't Touchsensitive

One person mentioned in their reviews that it did not have a touch sensitive screen. Techguide.com.au said “Screen isn't touchsensitive”. One person thought the product was not easy to use. Dp Review wrote on DP Review “Touchscreen would improve control, especially AF point placement”.

One customer said in their reviews that the product was not easy to use the menus. Dp Review said “Menu system still needs a makeover”.

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Other

Released Over a Year Ago

Sony released the RX10 III in April 2017.

Product Identifiers

Barcodes 04548736037724

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