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Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-RX100 Mark III

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2610 reviews of Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-RX100 Mark III. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People are impressed by the screen and size. The performance and portability are also appreciated. Reviews are divided on the price. There are some less positive comments about the memory and battery.

usability, portability, performance, size, screen

battery, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-RX100 Mark III is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-RX100 Mark III

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 user reviews of Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-RX100 Mark III from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DSC-RX100 III schwarzSony DSC-RX100 III schwarz

Jul, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-RX100 Mark III

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 735 user reviews of Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-RX100 Mark III from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. People really like the viewfinder and performance. The image quality and usability also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the flash.

portability, usability, image quality, performance, viewfinder

flash

90% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DSC-RX100M III Cyber-shot Digital Still CameraSony DSC-RX100M III Cyber-shot Digital Still Camera

Jul, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-RX100 Mark III

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-RX100 Mark III from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.ca.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DSC-RX100M III Cyber-shot Digital Still CameraSony DSC-RX100M III Cyber-shot Digital Still Camera

Jul, 2018

DT Editors' Choice

Expert review by : David Elrich (digitaltrends.com)

Sony RX100 III review

 

If you are in the market for a great compact digital camera... purchase Sony's Cyber-shot RX100 III.

Excellent compact camera ; Beautiful 20.1MP stills ; Outstanding XAVC S videos ; Breakthrough pop-up EVF

Expensive ; No hot shoe ; Limited focal range

It’s really simple: If you have the money and are in the market for a great compact digital camera, go ahead and purchase the RX100 III for all the reasons detailed. As an all-around package, there’s really nothing quite like it; it beats out even the...

Dec, 2017

Expert review by : Zach Honig (engadget.com)

Sony RX100 III review: a fantastic point-and-shoot, but it'll cost you

 

There are good cameras that look cute, take passable pictures and don't cost an arm and a leg. And then there are incredible cameras that can really do i

Excellent image and video quality ; Integrated pop-up EVF ; Dedicated camera controls ; Good battery life ; New XAVC S codec for improved 1080p video

No touchscreen ; Limited WiFi control ; Expensive

At $800, Sony's RX100 III is a very expensive point-and-shoot, but it's an excellent buy if you have the cash to spare.

Jul, 2014

Expert review by : Tim Moynihan (wired.com)

Review: Sony Cyber-shot RX100 III

 

Sony latest version of the RX100 takes one of the best pocket cameras in the world and makes it even better.

Pound for pound, the best pocket camera available now. Outstanding photo and video quality for its size. The ultimate blend of features for any level of photographer. The only pocket camera with an electronic eye-level viewfinder

Costs as much as a DSLR. Tighter zoom range stops short of ultimate portrait territory. A step back in battery life as compared to previous models. Needs a certain storage card to use its best video mode

Oct, 2014

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

 

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III compact camera earns Editors' Choice accolades because of its image quality and excellent EVF, even despite its high price.

Excellent high ISO performance. Big 1-inch image sensor. Sharp, wide aperture lens. 10fps burst shooting. Customizable controls. Large, titling LCD. Pop-up OLED EVF. Quick focus. Raw support. Wi-Fi with NFC.

Very expensive. Short zoom range. Lacks hot shoe. External charger not included.

Additional apps are available via the PlayMemories Camera Apps store. Some are free, while others are priced between $4.99 and $9.99. Additional functionality via app downloads includes direct upload of photos to popular Web sites (Facebook, Flickr,...

Jul, 2014

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Sony Cyber-shot RX100 Mark III review

 

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III (aka RX100M3) is quite a different animal from its sibling, the Editors' Choice RX100M2 . With a manufacturer price of $800 (£700, AU$1,100) it costs about $150 (£110, AU$200) more, and targets enthusiasts willing to...

A great electronic viewfinder that doesn't increase the size of the svelte Sony Cyber-shot RX100 III is one of the camera's highlights. Plus it offers excellent performance, photo and video quality.

The camera shuts down when you retract the viewfinder, the autofocus system could be more consistent, and it has poor battery life.

The Sony Cyber-shot RX100 III is an overall great camera that delivers significant improvements over the RX100 II, but not everyone will think it's worth the extra cost.

Jul, 2014

Expert review by : Richard Butler (dpreview.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Review

 

Few compact cameras have garnered as much attention as the Sony Cyber-shot RX100 and RX100 II. Sony had managed to squeeze a much bigger sensor into some cameras only a little larger than the Canon S-series enthusiast compacts. And, in common with the...

Large sensor undoubtedly the best in its class Bright maximum apertures across zoom range gives huge flexibility High quality, responsive viewfinder Built-in ND filter helps both video and stills shooting in bright light Excellent level of control over...

Clickless, slightly laggy control dial can make shooting experience feel disconnected Focus peaking rather prone to indicating everything as in-focus JPEG sharpening a little clumsy and interacts oddly with heavy noise reduction Autofocus can be...

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III looks a lot like the existing RX100 models but it's a considerably more capable camera. There have been a host of small changes to what was already a capable camera, but it's three changes in particular that position...

Jun, 2014

Expert review by : Michael Palmer (steves-digicams.com)

Sony DSC-RX100 III

 

Sony has updated its flagship compact camera for 2014. At first glance, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III seems like a retread of the RX100 and RX100 II, thanks to its 20.1 MP 1.0-inch back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS image sensor, Full HD 1080p video...

May, 2014

Expert review by : Ilse Jurriën (letsgodigital.org)

Sony Cyber-shot RX100 III sample photos

 

Sony Cyber-shot DSC RX100 III photo gallery : The Cyber-shot RX100 III is designed for serious photographers who desire a superb image quality in pocket size. The Sony RX100 III combines a 20.1 megapixel Exmor R CMOS sensor, a wider and brighter...

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC RX100 III comes in the color black, the camera is directly available. The Sony RX100 III carries a suggested retail price of $ 849 USD / € 849 EUR / £ 699 GBP. As soon as we receive a test sample, we will put this professional...

Jul, 2014

Expert review by : Ilse Jurriën (letsgodigital.org)

Sony DSC-RX100 III

 

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III camera : Loved by photographers who value serious imaging and extreme portability, the popular Cyber-shot RX100 family has an exciting new addition. Crafted in tough, travel-friendly aluminium for lightness and looks, the...

Handheld video footage is even more of a pleasure to watch with Intelligent Active Mode that minimises the effects of camera shake. Frame analysis technology and 5-axis stabilisation are combined for the first time in the RX100 series, ensuring...

May, 2014

Essential

Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Review

 

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III is a premium compact camera that features a 24-70mm Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* zoom lens with a fast aperture of f/1.8 at the wide-angle setting and f/2.8 at full telephoto, a 20.1 megapixel 1.0-type Exmor R...

The new Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III is the best compact camera that we've ever reviewed, period. We were impressed by last year's Mark 2 model, but this third iteration takes several big steps forwards, most notably thanks to the inclusion of a...

Jun, 2014

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AC3, LPCM
Built-in Microphone:Y / Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Noise reduction:Y / Yes
Wind filter: Yes

Battery

Battery level indicator:Y
Battery life (CIPA standard):320 / 610
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:NP-BX1
Battery voltage:3.6
Number of batteries supported:1
Power source type:Battery
Video recording time:125

Camera

Built-in processor:BIONZ X
Camera file system:DCF 2.0,DPOF,Exif 2.31,MPF,RAW / DCF 2.0,DPOF,Exif 2.31,RAW / DCF, DPOF, Exif, MPF
Contrast adjustment: Yes
Diopter adjustment (D-D):-4 - 3
GPS (satellite):N
Histogram:Y / Yes
Image processor:BIONZ
Image quality adjustment:Contrast, Saturation, Sharpness
Live view:Y
Photo effects:Black&White, Neutral, Sepia, Vivid
Saturation adjustment: Yes
Scene modes:Close-up (macro), Fireworks, Landscape, Night portrait, Pet, Portrait, Sports, Sunset, Twilight / Close-up (macro), Landscape, Night, Night portrait, Portrait, Sports, Sunset
Self-timer:2,10
Self-timer delay:2,10 / 2,5,10
Shooting modes:Auto, Manual, Movie
Tripod mountable: Yes
Tripod mounting supported:Y
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Custom modes, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Shade, Underwater / Auto, Cloudy, Custom modes, Daylight, Flash, Incandescent, Shade

Design

Color of product:Black
Energy Star certified:N

Display

Display:TFT
Display aspect ratio:4:3
Display Diagonal:2.95 / 3
Display resolution (numeric):1228800 / 921600
Flip-out screen:N
Touchscreen:Y

Flash

External flash connector:Y
Flash exposure compensation:Y / Yes
Flash exposure correction:±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
Flash modes:Auto, Fill-in, Flash off, Flash on, Hi-speed sync, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization / Auto, Flash off, Flash on, Slow synchronization
Flash range (tele):15.7 - 255.9
Flash range (wide):15.7 - 401.6
Flash sync-speed:1/250
Pre-flash:Y
Shoe mounting point:Y

Focusing

Auto Focus (AF) assist beam:Y
Auto Focus (AF) lock:Y / Yes
Auto Focus (AF) points:693
Auto focusing (AF) modes:centre weighted auto focus, continuous auto focus, multi point auto focus / Continuous Auto Focus, Contrast Detection Auto Focus, Face detection, One Shot Focus
Auto Mode focusing range (tele):0.3 - ∞
Auto Mode focusing range (wide):0.05 - ∞
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Lens System

Digital Zoom:11
Focal length range (f-f):0.346 - 1.01 / 1.1 - 2.76
Lens mount interface:Sony E
Lens structure:10/9
Lens structure (elements/groups):10/9
Maximum aperture number:11 / 2.8
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):2.87
Minimum aperture number:1.8
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):0.984
Number of aspheric elements:9
Number of diaphragm blades:7
Optical Zoom:2.9

Light Exposure

Auto Exposure (AE) lock:Y / Yes
ISO sensitivity:100, 12800, 51200, 102400 / EN 60601, CE, FCC\nIP 68
ISO sensitivity (max):204800 / 25600
ISO sensitivity (min):125 / 50
Light exposure control:Program AE
Light exposure correction:± 3EV (1/3EV step) / ± 5EV (1/2EV; 1/3EV step)
Light exposure modes:Aperture priority AE, Auto, Manual, Shutter priority AE
Light metering:Centre-weighted, Evaluative (Multi-pattern), Highlight-weighted, Spot / Centre-weighted, Evaluative (Multi-pattern), Spot

Memory

Compatible memory cards: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 / MS Duo,MS Pro-HG Duo,SD,SDHC,SDXC
Memory slots:2

Networking

Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:4.1
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y / Yes
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 40
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 60
Storage temperature range (T-T):-20 - 60

Other Features

Built-in flash: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Batteries included:Y / Yes
Cables included:Micro-USB / USB
Carrying case: Yes

Picture Quality

Camera Type:Compact camera / SLR Camera Body / SLR Camera Kit
Image formats supported:JPEG / JPG
Image Sensor Size:1
Image sensor size (W x H):0.52 x 0.346 / 1.4 x 0.937
Image Stabilizer:No / Y
Maximum image resolution:5472 x 3648 / 6000 x 4000
Megapixel:20.1 / 24.2
Sensor format:Full-frame
Sensor Type:CMOS
Still image resolution(s):5472 x 3648, 3888 x 2592, 2736 x 1824, 4864 x 3648, 3648 x 2736, 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, 8192 x 1856, 3872 x 2160 / 6000 x 4000, 3936 x 2624, 3008 x 2000, 3936 x 2624, 3008 x 2000, 1968 x 1312, 6000 x 3376, 3936 x 2216, 3008 x 1688, 3936 x 2216, 3008 x 1688, 1968 x 1112
Supported aspect ratios:1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9 / 3:2
Total megapixels:20.9 / 25.3

Ports & interfaces

HDMI:Y / Yes
HDMI connector type:Micro
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:Y
PictBridge: No
USB connector:Micro-USB B / USB Type-C
USB connector type:Micro-USB B
USB port:Y
USB version:2.0 / 3.0

Shutter

Camera shutter type:Electronic
Fastest camera shutter speed:1/2000 / 1/8000
Slowest camera shutter speed:30

Technical Details

Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Self-timer:Y / Yes
Speakers:1
Viewfinder:1440000

Video

Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL / NTSC,PAL
Full HD: Yes
HD type:4K Ultra HD / Full HD
Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080 / 3840 x 2160
Video compression format:AVCHD, MP4
Video formats supported:AVC,AVCHD,H.264,MPEG4,XAVC S / AVCHD,MP4
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video Resolutions:1920 x 1080,3840 x 2160 / 640 x 480,1280 x 720,1440 x 1080,1920 x 1080

Viewfinder

Camera viewfinder:Electrical
Magnification:0.59 / 0.78
Viewfinder:1440000
Viewfinder screen size:0.39 / 0.5
Viewfinder type:Electrical / Electronic

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.51 / 1.61 / 3.76
Height:2.29 / 2.9
Weight:9.28
Weight (including battery):10.2 / 22.9
Width:4.02 / 5