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Sony RX10 III
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Sony RX10 III Digital Camera

20.1MP 25x CMOS 100x Apr 2016
Megapixel Optical Zoom Sensor Type Digital Zoom Release Date
The first 25x optical zoom lens in a RX series camera features 24 600 mm extra-wide-angle to ultra-telephoto zoom range in a bright F2.4 4 lens; Super-ED glass, ED glass, and aspherical lens... More
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15 Reasons For

Good Brand

Sony has good average ratings for its compact cameras as well as across its entire camera range compared to other manufacturers.

Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The RX10 III supports Full HD video, unlike most of the other compact cameras that have been available for the last year which do not support Full HD video.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Sony RX10 III supports wi-Fi. Most of the other compact cameras that have been around for a similar time to the RX10 III also support wi-Fi.

We compared all the other cameras which support wi-Fi to this camera and we think the Sony RX100 V ($849.99) which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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Very Big Digital Zoom

At 100 times zoom factor, the RX10 III has a very big digital zoom compared to most of the other compact cameras that were launched in the last 12 months. The smallest digital zoom of newly released cameras is 4x and the biggest is 100x.

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Electronic Camera Shutter Type

This digital camera has an Electronic|Mechanical camera shutter type, which is typical of many new similar spec cameras.

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Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds

The Sony RX10 III has a greater number of supported image formats than most compact cameras that are a similar age to it. This camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by cameras that were released around the same time as the RX10 III. The image formats supported "RAW" is also supported by this Sony camera.

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Very Large Viewfinder Screen Size

Across all the similar spec cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the RX10 III the viewfinder screen sizes range from 0.2" to 0.39", and the average viewfinder screen size is 0.31". When compared to other latest digital cameras, the viewfinder screen size of the RX10 III of 0.39 inches is one of the largest.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolutions

The RX10 III supports a maximum video resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the video resolution of a 1920 x 1080 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by cameras that are a similar age to the RX10 III. 1920 x 1080 pixels 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 across all latest digital cameras.

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

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Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

With a display resolution (numeric) of 1,228,800 pixel, the RX10 III has one of the higher display resolution (numeric)s amongst compact cameras of this age. Across all the comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the RX10 III the display resolution (numeric)s range from 920,000 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels.

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Has One White Balance

The RX10 III has a greater number of white balance modes than most digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. The most commonly found white balance is Auto, but this white balance is not found on this digital camera. The white balances Auto,Cloudy,Custom modes,Daylight,Flash,Incandescent,Shade are also found on this camera.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The RX10 III has a maximum video resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the video resolution of the most frequently found maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

This camera's video resolution (3840 x 2160 pixels) is in fact the best video resolution amongst all compact cameras that have been around for the last year.

Amongst similar types of camera the worst video resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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420 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

The Sony RX10 III is a camera that takes 420 shots battery life (CIPA standard)s. Most of the other compact cameras that came out in the last year take between 240 and 449 battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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Supports One ISO Sensitivity

The RX10 III has a greater number of ISO speeds than most digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 200, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this camera. The ISO sensitivitys 100,200,400,800,1600,3200,6400,12800,Auto,125,160,250,320,500,640,1000,1250,2000,2250,2500,4000,5000,8000,10000,12500 are also supported by this Sony digital camera.

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Quite Long Battery Life (max)

The RX10 III has one of the longer battery life (max)s (3.5 hours) amongst similar spec cameras of this age. Across all the comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for the last year the battery life (max)s range from 1.3h to 4.5h, and the average battery life (max) is 2.8h.

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Supports One Audio Formats Supported

The RX10 III has a greater number of audio formats than most digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. The most frequently supported audio formats supported is PCM, but this audio formats supported is not supported by this camera. The audio formats supporteds LPCM are also supported by this digital camera.

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10 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

Most comparable spec digital cameras that came out in the last 12 months do not have an image stabilizer. The RX10 III is no exception to this as it too does not have an image stabilizer.

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Not Waterproof

The Sony RX10 III is not waterproof. Most of the other compact cameras that came out around the same time as the RX10 III are also not waterproof.

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Not 3D

The RX10 III is not 3D, although keep in mind that most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the RX10 III are also not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other cameras that were released in the last year, the Sony RX10 III does not have a GPS (satellite).

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Does Not Support Video Capability

Like most of the other recently released compact cameras, the RX10 III does not support video capability.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Like most of the other digital cameras that have been available for the last year, the Sony RX10 III does not have a built-in flash.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

The average display diagonal of compact cameras that were released around the same time as the RX10 III is 2.9", and the display diagonals range from 2.3" to 3". At only 2.95 inches, the RX10 III has a quite small display diagonal compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been around for a similar time to the RX10 III.

Cameras with a larger display diagonal that might also be worth looking at include the Sony RX100 V ($849.99) (3" and cheaper).

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Only Features One Flash Modes

The RX10 III has a greater number of flash modes than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for the last year. The most commonly featured flash modes is Auto, but this flash modes is not featured on this Sony digital camera. The flash modess Auto,Flash off,Flash on,Slow synchronization are also featured on this camera.

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Only 1920 X 1920 Still Image Resolution(s)

The RX10 III has a 1920 x 1920 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. Most newly released digital cameras have a 3648 x 2432 still image resolution(s). Comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the RX10 III still image resolution(s)s range from 384 x 480 (worst) to 6016 x 4000 (best).

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Very Heavy

Across all the digital cameras that were launched in the last year the weights range from 240g to 1.1kg. When compared to other comparable spec cameras that have been around for a similar time to the RX10 III, the weight of the Sony RX10 III of 1.1 kilograms is one of the heaviest.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Sony RX10 III

Released Nine Months Ago

It was nine months ago when this compact camera was released.

Average Megapixel

The RX10 III has a pretty typical megapixel (20.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other recently released similar spec digital cameras.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

SD compatible memory cards

This digital camera supports MS Duo, MS Micro (M2), MS PRO Duo, MS PRO Duo HS, MS Pro-HG Duo, MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC, SD, SDHC and SDXC compatible memory cardss, which is typical of many latest compact cameras. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If the memory card type of this camera is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the Sony RX100 V ($849.99) (MS Duo|MS Micro (M2 and cheaper)|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|MicroSD (TransFlash and cheaper)|MicroSDHC|MicroSDXC|SD|SDHC|SDXC and cheaper).

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Average Optical Zoom

The RX10 III has a pretty standard optical zoom (25 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other digital cameras that were launched in the last year.

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many latest compact cameras.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras that have a CMOS sensor and we think cheaper digital cameras such as the Sony RX100 V ($849.99) is also worth considering.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Number of Aspheric Elements
Number of Diaphragm Blades
Filter Size
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Resolution At Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Voice Recording
Audio System
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display Aspect Ratio
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Magnification
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
USB Connector Type
HDMI
Microphone in
USB Version
Headphone Outputs
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance
Self-Timer Delay
Dioptre Correction
Camera File System
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Life (max)
Battery Capacity
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Battery Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Packaging Content
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Quick Start Guide
Networking
Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Wi-Fi Standards
Technical Details
Self-Timer
Neck Strap
Lens Cap Included

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony dscrx10m3, sony dscrx10m3b, sony dscrx10m3c, sony dscrx10m3ce, sony dscrx10m3ceh
Barcodes 04548736037724, 04548736037748

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