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Sony RX100 III Digital Camera

$699.99
Compact Camera 20.1MP 2.9x CMOS Dec 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Sensor Type Release Date
Twenty-two industry awards
Top seller
Supports video recording
859 Reviews + 22 Awards
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Packaging Content

Has a Carrying Case

The RX100 III has a carrying case. Most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to this digital camera also have a carrying case.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The Sony RX100 III has an AC adapter included. Most of the other compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera also have an AC adapter included.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Sony RX100 III has a batteries included, as do most of the other similar spec cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera.

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Viewfinder

Very Low Magnification

Similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as this camera have magnifications of between 0.58x and 32x, and the average magnification is 8.5x. The RX100 III has one of the lower magnifications (only 0.59 times zoom factor) amongst comparable spec cameras of this age.

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Light Exposure

Supports Twenty-One ISO Sensitivities

The RX100 III has a greater number of ISO speeds than most digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. This camera supports a 160 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by digital cameras of this age and type. The ISO sensitivities "125", "200", "250", "320", "400", "500", "640", "800", "1000", "1250", "1600", "2000", "2500", "3200", "4000", "5000", "6400", "8000", "10000" and "12800" are also supported by this Sony digital camera.

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Display

Quite High Display Resolution (numeric)

The Sony RX100 III has a quite high display resolution (numeric) (1,228,800 pixel) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this digital camera. Compact cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera have display resolutions (numeric) of between 230,000 pixels and 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 890,000 pixels.

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Average Display Diagonal

The RX100 III has a fairly standard display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

There are a number of alternative 3" screen digital cameras currently available which you might want to consider including the Sony DSCHX300 ($540.86) which is cheaper; or the Fujifilm X100 ($700) which has better reviews.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The Sony RX100 III has an HDMI, as do most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera.

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Flash

Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The RX100 III has a flash exposure compensation, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Audio

Features Noise Reduction

The RX100 III features noise reduction, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

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Has a Wind Filter

The RX100 III has a wind filter. Most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to this camera also have a wind filter.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The RX100 III has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Reviews

Twenty-Two Industry Awards

This digital camera has received twenty-two awards from digital camera experts.

Websites Trusted Reviews, Altomdata.dk, Lydogbilde.no, Focus-numerique.fr and Tek.no all recommend this compact camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

The writers at review websites PC Mag, Digitaltrends.com, Photoreview.com.au and Reviewed.com all decided that this camera was fantastic and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

This Sony digital camera received a "Gold" award from both websites What Digital Camera and DP Review, both of which decided that this digital camera was exceptional.

Furthermore, this camera received a "Highly Recommended" award from website Ephotozine, confirming their endorsement and it received a "Best Buy" award from review site Expert Reviews. This digital camera also received a "Silver" award from review website Onfoto.ru.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

Fourty-eight experts from sites including DP Review, PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera and Trusted Reviews have rated this Sony digital camera on average 89%. The digital camera expert review sites think this digital camera is one of the very best digital cameras of a similar type and age.

User Reviews Are Excellent

This compact camera has an excellent average user rating based on 860 user reviews. Over 91% of reviewers gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars and 94% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Good Brand

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

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Other

Top Seller

The RX100 III is a popular choice of camera according to sales data from Amazon.

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was April 2017 when Sony released the RX100 III.


Camera

Features Saturation Adjustment

The RX100 III features saturation adjustment, as do most of the other digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The RX100 III features contrast adjustment. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to this camera also feature contrast adjustment.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The RX100 III has a tripod mountable. Most of the other compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera also have a tripod mountable.

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Features Histogram

The RX100 III features histogram, as do most of the other compact cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Weight & Dimensions

Very Light

The Sony RX100 III is one of the lighter cameras of this age and type (only 263 grams) amongst comparable spec cameras of this age. Similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera have weights of between 180g and 740g, and the average weight is 360g.

If you would consider a digital camera with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Sony DSCHX300 ($540.86) (623g), or the Fujifilm FinePix X20 (333g) which is also cheaper.

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Lens System

Fairly Big Digital Zoom

The digital zooms of similar spec cameras that have been around for more than two years range from 2x to 330x, and the average digital zoom is 31x. With a digital zoom of 11 times zoom factor, the RX100 III has one of the bigger digital zooms amongst compact cameras of this age.

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Nine Aspheric Elements

The RX100 III is a nine aspheric element camera. Most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera only have between one and eight aspheric elements.

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Very Small Minimum Aperture Number

Across all the compact cameras that are a comparable age to this camera the minimum aperture numbers range from 1.7 to 4.5. At only 1.8, the RX100 III has a quite small minimum aperture number compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 73 millimeters, the RX100 III has a quite short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age. The shortest maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera is 28mm and the longest is 1,300mm.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 2.9 times zoom factor, the RX100 III has a fairly typical optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera.

Digital cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might also be worth considering include the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II ($542.13) (5x) which is also higher rated.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Sony RX100 III supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras which support Wi-Fi and we think the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II ($542.13), and the Fujifilm X100 ($700) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Sony RX100 III supports Near Field Communication (NFC). Most of the other cameras of this age and spec also support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Sony RX100 III supports video capability, as do most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to this camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras which support video capability currently available including cheaper digital cameras such as the Canon G12.

There are a number of other cameras which also support video capability which you might also want to look at including the Pentax K-5 ($269.10).

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Sony RX100 III has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to this camera.

It may also be worth considering one of the other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available including the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II ($542.13), or the Fujifilm X100 ($700) which has better reviews.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a built-in flash and we think the Pentax K-5 ($269.10) is also worth considering.

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Video

Supports Video Recording

The Sony RX100 III supports video recording. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago also support video recording.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480|1280 x 720|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. 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.

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Technical Details

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The RX100 III has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other cameras that were launched more than two years ago also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Has a Self-Timer

The RX100 III has a self-timer, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon dscrx100m3ceh, sony dscrx100m3ce3, sony dscrx100m3ceh, sony dscrx100m3b, sony n111593w, sony rx100iii
Barcodes 00027242883222, 00617689593466, 00845251075960, 00845251075991, 03662362040475, 04905524986372, 04905524986396, 04905524986402, 04905524986419

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