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Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-RX100 Mark III

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2521 reviews of Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-RX100 Mark III. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People really like the screen and size. The performance and portability also get good opinions. Some have doubts about the memory and battery, while there are some mixed reviews about the storage and price.

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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 by: (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.

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Jan, 2018

Consumer review by: (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 are impressed by the viewfinder and performance. The image quality and usability are also mentioned favorably. Many are critical 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

Jan, 2018

Consumer review by: (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.

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Jan, 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: 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: 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: 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

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

Expert review by: Mike Tomkins (imaging-resource.com)

Sony RX100 III Review

 

It was clear from its heritage that the Sony RX100 III would be an exciting camera, given that both its predecessors earned our Pocket Camera of the Year award, two years running. But that level of success also meant some mighty big shoes to fill....

Pocket-friendly design; Popup electronic viewfinder; Bright lens across the zoom range; Great performance with very fast autofocus; Very high resolution gives lots of detail in good light; High ISO noise levels much better than most pocket camera...

Feels a little unbalanced without an accessory grip; Not as much telephoto reach as its siblings; Noise processing is heavier-handed than in earlier models; Quite pricey for a fixed-lens camera

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May, 2014

Expert review by: Amadou Diallo (thewirecutter.com)

The Best Point-and-Shoot Camera Under $1,000

 

After 60+ hours of research on 20 different cameras, plus a week of testing with our finalists, we can say the Sony RX100 III is the best point-and-shoot under $1,000. You won't find better image quality from any other zoom lens camera this size and...

Oct, 2016

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AC3, LPCM
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Noise reduction: Yes
Wind filter: Yes

Battery

Battery life (CIPA standard):320
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:NP-BX1
Battery voltage:3.6
Number of batteries supported:1
Power source type:Battery

Camera

Built-in processor:BIONZ X
Camera file system:DCF, DPOF, Exif, MPF
Contrast adjustment: Yes
Histogram: Yes
Photo effects:Black&White, Neutral, Sepia, Vivid
Saturation adjustment: Yes
Scene modes:Close-up (macro), Fireworks, Landscape, Night portrait, Pet, Portrait, Sports, Sunset, Twilight
Self-timer:2,10
Self-timer delay:2,10
Tripod mountable: Yes
Tripod mounting supported:Y
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Custom modes, Daylight, Flash, Incandescent, Shade

Design

Color of product:Black

Display

Display:TFT
Display aspect ratio:4:3
Display Diagonal:3
Display resolution (numeric):1228800

Flash

Flash exposure compensation: Yes
Flash modes:Auto, Flash off, Flash on, Slow synchronization
Flash range (tele):15.7 - 255.9
Flash range (wide):15.7 - 401.6

Focusing

Auto Focus (AF) lock: Yes
Auto focusing (AF) modes:centre weighted auto focus, continuous auto focus, multi point auto 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
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: Yes
ISO sensitivity:EN 60601, CE, FCC\nIP 68
ISO sensitivity (max):25600
ISO sensitivity (min):125
Light exposure control:Program AE
Light exposure correction:± 3EV (1/3EV step)
Light exposure modes:Aperture priority AE, Auto, Manual, Shutter priority AE
Light metering: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

Networking

Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 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: Yes
Cables included:Micro-USB
Carrying case: Yes

Picture Quality

Camera Type:Compact camera
Image formats supported:JPG
Image Sensor Size:1
Image sensor size (W x H):0.52 x 0.346
Image Stabilizer: No
Maximum image resolution:5472 x 3648
Megapixel:20.1
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
Supported aspect ratios:1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Total megapixels:20.9

Ports & interfaces

HDMI: Yes
HDMI connector type:Micro
PictBridge: No
USB connector:Micro-USB B
USB connector type:Micro-USB B
USB version:2.0

Shutter

Fastest camera shutter speed:1/2000
Slowest camera shutter speed:30

Technical Details

Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Self-timer: Yes
Speakers:1
Viewfinder:1440000

Video

Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL
Full HD: Yes
HD type:Full HD
Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080
Video compression format:AVCHD, MP4
Video formats supported:AVCHD,MP4
Video recording: Yes
Video Resolutions:640 x 480,1280 x 720,1440 x 1080,1920 x 1080

Viewfinder

Camera viewfinder:Electrical
Magnification:0.59
Viewfinder screen size:0.39
Viewfinder type:Electrical

Weight & Dimensions

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