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48 Reasons For

One Industry Award

This compact camera was given a "Gold" award by What Digital Camera who wrote that this Sony camera was superb.

Excellent Expert Reviews

Expert review website What Digital Camera scored this digital camera 93 out of 100. This puts this camera in the top 1% of all the cameras of this spec and age when ranked by average expert review score.

Excellent Owner Reviews

Based on 104 owner reviews the average owner rating of this Sony digital camera is outstanding.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Several people reckoned that the Sony DSC-RX100M3 had a good viewfinder. Andrew Cook rated it 4 stars and he wrote “The viewfinder is much better than on the device Amazon sent me” in his Sony DSC-RX100M3 review. This year Bur70n wrote on Amazon “Additional with the model is the viewfinder which is great when things are bright outside or you just really want to focus on the subject your taking the photo of” in their review. Euel Lane said “Somehow finding room for a viewfinder and an even better lens, they did” in their review of the Sony DSC-RX100M3.

A number of Sony DSC-RX100M3 reviewers who reviewed the Sony DSC-RX100M3 concluded that it had a good screen. Androo said on Amazon “The viewfinder and tilt screen just essential”. In November Bur70n mentioned in their review of this digital camera “The screen is very clear and I like the fact its not touch screen as this would mean you get finger prints all over it” and rated it 5 stars. J. W. Treadaway said on Amazon “The rear screen is pretty good” and gave the product a rating of 4 stars.

Several people concluded that it had an electronic viewfinder. Dave mentioned in his review of this digital camera on Amazon two years ago “In the cold of autumn night the EVF failed completely until it was put somewhere warm for a while” and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Jane gave it a score of 5 stars and she wrote “And the evf is so good to have” in her Sony DSC-RX100M3 review. A few weeks ago Mr. David Brown gave the product a score of 5 stars and he mentioned in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “Better longer faster lens, 4K video, better EVF, etc”.

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Good Video Capture

A few people who reviewed the product wrote that it was good for video recording. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “Great camera, really has nice sharp details and the same quality when zoomed in with the lens! The video quality is also good” in their Sony DSC-RX100M3 review and gave the Sony DSC-RX100M3 an excellent review score. Gsig wrote in their review of the Sony DSC-RX100M3 on Amazon “Produces fantastic pictures and video”. John K. Bradford mentioned in his review on Amazon “Flippable LCD main screen for selfies, make this thing a near perfect Picture & video camera”.

Good Quality Lens

Some Sony DSC-RX100M3 reviewers who reviewed this digital camera considered that it had a good lens. 123abc mentioned on Amazon two years ago “If you don't need to function to change lens, this is a great camera”. Androo said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “And the new lens is sharp at 70mm” and scored it 5 stars. Androo also mentioned “The new lens seems a bit sharper than the old one, which itself was no slouch”.

A few Sony DSC-RX100M3 reviewers wrote in their reviews that this digital camera had a good zoom. Androo rated the product 5 stars and mentioned “Think carefully about that zoom range”. Dave rated the product as excellent and he said two years ago “The lack of a powerful zoom is rarely an issue” in his review. Gwchimp scored it very highly and mentioned “The M3 does have a different lens to the M2, I think the difference is that the M2 has more zoom range (gets closer to far away objects” in their review.

One Sony DSC-RX100M3 reviewer who reviewed the Sony DSC-RX100M3 considered that it had a good autofocus.

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Good Quality Pictures

A few Sony DSC-RX100M3 owners who purchased the product agreed that it was able to produce good images. Amazonshopper gave this digital camera a score of 80 out of 100 and wrote last year “Great photos & some great effects (eg you can choose from the camera to put the whole picture in black & white except for certain colours” in their Sony DSC-RX100M3 review. Amazonshopper also said “If you're using it for family snaps it's not a problem at all - allowed lots of family selfies when we took it to Orlando and great picture quality”. Amazonshopper also said “Still provide the same high quality photos”.

A few customers reckoned that the product was good in low light. Andrew Lang said in his review “Really good in low light conditions there's nearly nothing you can't do with this camera” and gave the product an excellent review. Catalystchris gave it an excellent review score and wrote in their review on Amazon “Great for low-light shots without distraction of flash”. Dave mentioned “The low light ability is second to none and with the 20mp sensor”.

Several customers who bought the Sony DSC-RX100M3 considered that it had a good image sensor. J. W. Treadaway gave it a rating of 4 stars and said “Sensor is excellent” in their review. N. Cooper wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “Some time in 2011 Fuji released the X10 which ticked a lot of boxes for me, compact(ish), larger than normal sensor and good manual zoom lens with viewfinder”. N. Cooper also wrote “I loved it, APS-C sensor, flash you can bounce off ceilings, wifi, touch screen, flip screen”.

Some Sony DSC-RX100M3 owners who reviewed the Sony DSC-RX100M3 considered that it had a good picture resolution. John K. Bradford said “Night shooting excellent, pulling light from low level dinner tables & out door night time scenes, day shooting with vibrance & detail, low noise, high contrast” in his review of this digital camera.

Several people wrote in their reviews that the product had a good ISO range. Rick Corbishley said this month “And of course good ISO performance, quick focus, no shutter lag, reasonable zoom etc”. Stann said in their review of the Sony DSC-RX100M3 in November last year “Excellent high ISO performance”. Theprof wrote on Amazon “ISO 6400 is fine for screen use or small prints, ISO 2000 can even give you quite large prints – that is amazing for a camera so small”.

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Good Size

Thirty-four people wrote in their reviews that it was compact. Amazon Customer rated the product as very good and wrote in November “Quickly so there's no delay in what you want it to do, definitely a great compact camera”. D J Epps rated the Sony DSC-RX100M3 as excellent and mentioned on Amazon “Best current compact camera”. In November last year Epsilon said on Amazon “Best pocketable high end compact” in their review of this digital camera.

One Sony DSC-RX100M3 owner who reviewed the product concluded that it was a good weight. Two years ago Gwchimp said on Amazon “Excellent low light, speed, weight, compactness and functions” and rated this digital camera as very good.

One Sony DSC-RX100M3 owner concluded that the product was heavy and bulky. Judge Roughneck said on Amazon “I've never been a fan of the big and bulky DLSR” in their Sony DSC-RX100M3 review and gave this digital camera a rating of 5 stars.

One Sony DSC-RX100M3 owner said in their reviews that it was lightweight. Lady Fancifull said “Just carried a lightweight basic digital point” in her review.

One customer said in their reviews that the Sony DSC-RX100M3 was a good depth. Neilc scored it 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon in November last year “Great low light performance, great short depth of field, very quick to start up”.

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Good Product Quality

Several Sony DSC-RX100M3 owners who reviewed this digital camera said that it was good quality. Ajtunak said on Amazon a few weeks ago “I feel confident in the quality i can obtain”. Ajtunak also mentioned “Pocketable, capable of excellent image quality under the right conditions”. Amazon Customer wrote in November last year “Excellent quality”.

Good Support

Some customers who reviewed the Sony DSC-RX100M3 considered that it had good technical guidance. Djm rated it 5 stars and mentioned “It doesn't help that the full manual is not very good at explaining the concepts behind the large number of features”. Featheronawire rated the product as very good and said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “It takes regular SD cards so makes life simple, though the manual refers to sticks as well”. Lady Fancifull said on Amazon “What I did find was a rather wonderful guide written in plain English, by Alexander White, , which is infinitely more user-friendly than the Sony instruction manual” in her review.

Easy to Use

Several Sony DSC-RX100M3 reviewers reckoned that the product was easy to use. Androo said on Amazon “You find a heck of a lot of other changes too (wi-fi, zebra striping and a handy ND filter, with auto mode, among the highlights), many of them very useful.”. Dave wrote in his review of the Sony DSC-RX100M3 on Amazon two years ago “Too slow for a large download given the size of the images yet very handy for remote control or viewing straight to a phone or tablet”. Djm said in their review of this digital camera “There are even three auto modes you need to know about to use it correctly as a point” and rated it as very good.

A few people agreed that the product was easy to use the menus. Two years ago Dave he wrote in his review of this digital camera “There are so many options too that you never get bored messing with the menus and the programmable silent”. Djm wrote “This has even more settings”. Edward said in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “It has all sorts of settings that are available”.

Several Sony DSC-RX100M3 reviewers who bought it reckoned that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Androo wrote “I've become very comfortable using it” in their review of this digital camera. Rick Corbishley said in his review on Amazon a few weeks ago “It's more comfortable in a small bag or belt pouch” and rated it 5 stars.

One person who reviewed the product wrote that it was easy to setup. Lady Fancifull scored the Sony DSC-RX100M3 5 stars and she wrote “The tilting screen enabling clear setting up of shots from all sorts of angles (as well as the ubiquitous selfie” in her review of the Sony DSC-RX100M3.

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Good Connectivity

Six Sony DSC-RX100M3 reviewers wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was wifi compatible. Dave said in his review of this digital camera “The wifi is good” and scored the Sony DSC-RX100M3 5 stars. Judge Roughneck said in their Sony DSC-RX100M3 review “It's all here, Wifi, NFC, Built in ND filter, electronic lens cap, all the modes you can possibly ever want, including 2 memories”. Judge Roughneck also wrote “The camera has Wifi”.

One Sony DSC-RX100M3 reviewer considered that this digital camera was good in terms of USB connections. One person who reviewed it concluded that it had gps. In November last year Ludovico Sforza mentioned on Amazon “I would have liked integrated GPS”.

One Sony DSC-RX100M3 owner who reviewed it thought it had email functionality. Last year Rose M said on Amazon “Wifi transfer to phone / tablet / computer really easy and makes emailing photos to friends / family very quick” and rated the product as excellent.

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Nice Design

A number of Sony DSC-RX100M3 owners reckoned that this digital camera was good looking. Two years ago 123abc said in their review of this digital camera “The Lens is beautiful, has wifi, 180 degree flip screen”. Androo said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “This is pretty rare for me because I usually flit about”. In November last year Assisi said “The pictures it takes are beautiful, there's no denying that at all”.

Several customers concluded that the product was ergonomic. Millionsofpeaches said in their review of this digital camera “Ergonomically I could find complaint with some controls.” . Southeastalex wrote on Amazon “After using it for several months it's ergonomics are just lovely”.

One Sony DSC-RX100M3 reviewer who purchased the Sony DSC-RX100M3 considered that it had a good case. Assisi mentioned on Amazon “The worst part of this camera for me is the casing and body” in their review of the Sony DSC-RX100M3.

One Sony DSC-RX100M3 owner who purchased it thought it was smooth. One Sony DSC-RX100M3 owner said in their reviews that the Sony DSC-RX100M3 was neat. Lee Bridle rated it as very good and he said “Very neatly implemented” in his Sony DSC-RX100M3 review.

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Robust

Some Sony DSC-RX100M3 owners who purchased the product reckoned that it was well made. Ajtunak mentioned on Amazon a few weeks ago “The camera is also very well built” in their review. In November last year Andrew Cook wrote in his Sony DSC-RX100M3 review “If feels nice and solid - apart from the viewfinder when you pop it up, which is really rattly”. Euel Lane gave it a rating of 5 stars and mentioned also in November last year “Solidly built and worth every penny” in their review of this digital camera.

A few people considered that the product was strong and durable. Two years ago 123abc said “Some people ask if the camera is durable? Like anyone would drop this on the floor to answer you”. Edward he wrote in his review on Amazon “On the plus side I have to say that the camera feels robust and it produces good quality images”. Philbert gave this digital camera a very good rating and mentioned in their review of this digital camera two years ago “The thing I have been most impressed by is how sturdy it is”.

A few people who bought it considered that it was reliable. Amazonshopper wrote on Amazon in November last year “It clearly won't be anywhere as good as a DSLR with a zoom (which is when my trusty Canon comes out” and rated it 80 out of 100. Ludovico Sforza scored the Sony DSC-RX100M3 5 stars and wrote on Amazon in the same month “Bought as a replacement for my trusty G12 which, while it has not packed up completely, certainly has problems i.e” in their review of the Sony DSC-RX100M3.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to damage or scratch. J Weston mentioned on Amazon “On returning it to Sony I was told it was due to water damage” in their Sony DSC-RX100M3 review.

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Good Technical Features

Some Sony DSC-RX100M3 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it had good features. Andrew Lang mentioned “Worth it the photo quality is outstanding for such a small camera, packed with great features once you get used to all the menus”. Gsig said on Amazon last year “Huge numbers of features and user settable parameters (in all honesty far too many for me” in their review of this digital camera. Judge Roughneck said in their review of the Sony DSC-RX100M3 “One of the really nice features, is the XAVCS video mode, this is very high bitrate, high quality video mode, that is also capable of high framerates”.

Good Flash

Several Sony DSC-RX100M3 reviewers who purchased it reckoned that it had a good flash. Dave wrote in his review of the Sony DSC-RX100M3 on Amazon “One very good point to make about this Sony camera is that you can tilt the flash up whilst shooting allowing you to bounce off the ceiling”. Euel Lane wrote “Although it has a flash I find I can mostly do without, even in low light, with its superb fast lens”. Keith2112 mentioned on Amazon “The camera has a pop-up flash”.

Acceptable Noise Level

Several customers mentioned in their reviews that it was noisy. Ajtunak mentioned on Amazon “The only slight negatives ( pun intended ) is that there is some noise over 800 ISO”. Androo wrote on Amazon last year “I took a series of photos in a dark, underground building development recently, all at f/1.8 and ISO 1600 and the results were incredibly sharp and noise free”. In November this year Millionsofpeaches said “The dynamic range and noise control are all highly impressive” in their review of this digital camera.

One Sony DSC-RX100M3 owner who reviewed it thought it was quiet. Dave mentioned on Amazon “The programmable silent and smooth front ring around the lens is really useful” in his review of the Sony DSC-RX100M3.

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Popular Choice

The DSC-RX100M3 is a popular choice of camera.

Good Battery Life

A number of Sony DSC-RX100M3 reviewers who reviewed the Sony DSC-RX100M3 reckoned that it had a good battery life. Dave wrote on Amazon “The flash recharge time is also excellent” in his Sony DSC-RX100M3 review. Judge Roughneck rated this digital camera 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “The battery life is very good” in their review of this digital camera. Tigertir wrote on Amazon “My only criticism is the battery life” in their review of the Sony DSC-RX100M3 and rated the product as excellent.

Sony Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

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

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Good Geotagging

One Sony DSC-RX100M3 reviewer who reviewed it concluded that it had good geotagging. In November last year Neilc said on Amazon “I love to geo tag photos, so the lack of GPS was a concern”.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this digital camera is Full HD, which is typical of many compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

Unlike most of the other compact cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the DSC-RX100M3 which do not support video recording, the DSC-RX100M3 supports video recording.

We compared all the other cameras which support video recording to this camera and we think the Nikon D300s[plb_994_price] which has better reviews; or the Canon PowerShot G12[plb_1514037_price] which is cheaper are also worth considering.

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Supports WiFi Connectivity

The DSC-RX100M3 supports WiFi connectivity, which is unusual. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec do not support WiFi connectivity.

We compared all the other digital cameras which support WiFi connectivity to this camera and we think the Nikon D300s[plb_994_price] which has better reviews; or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100[plb_2510511_price] which is cheaper are also worth considering.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The DSC-RX100M3 supports Full HD video, as do most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-RX100M3.

Alternative cameras which support Full HD video currently available that you might also want to consider include cheaper cameras such as the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100[plb_2510511_price], or the Fujifilm FinePix X20[plb_2070137_price].

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The DSC-RX100M3 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other compact cameras that came out more than two years ago.

Other cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might want to look at include a cheaper camera such as the Canon PowerShot G12[plb_1514037_price], or the Fujifilm FinePix X20[plb_2070137_price] or you might consider a higher scoring camera such as the Nikon D300s[plb_994_price].

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 11 times zoom factor, the DSC-RX100M3 has one of the bigger digital zooms amongst comparable spec cameras of this age. Across all the cameras of this age and type the digital zooms range from 2x to 330x.

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SD Memory Card

SD memory card

This camera supports a 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 memory card, which is typical of many compact cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If you would prefer a camera with a better memory card type then you might also want to consider the Canon PowerShot G12[plb_1514037_price] (MMC|MMC+|SD|SDHC|SDXC and cheaper), the Fujifilm FinePix X20[plb_2070137_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC and cheaper), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100[plb_2510511_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC and cheaper).

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Electrical Viewfinder

Most compact cameras do not have enough space to accommodate an optical viewfinder and use the display screen on the back as an electrical viewfinder.

An electrical viewfinder is in fact the best viewfinder amongst all compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

An Optical viewfinder is the worst viewfinder amongst similar types of camera.

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector

The Sony DSC-RX100M3 has a greater number of HDMI connector types than most similar spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This digital camera has a Micro HDMI connector, which is the most frequently found HDMI connector found on compact cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the DSC-RX100M3.

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Nine Aspheric Elements

The DSC-RX100M3 has more aspheric elements than most of the cameras of this age and type. This camera is a nine aspheric element digital camera compared to most of the compact cameras that were released around the same time as the DSC-RX100M3 which only have between one and eight aspheric elements.

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Fairly High Display Resolution

The average display resolution of cameras that came out around the same time as the DSC-RX100M3 is 860,000 pixels. At 1,228,800 pixel, the DSC-RX100M3 has a fairly high display resolution compared to most of the other compact cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Has Seven White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the Sony DSC-RX100M3 is more than most compact cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DSC-RX100M3. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Flash", "Incandescent" and "Shade" are also found on this Sony camera.

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Has Four Photo Effects

The DSC-RX100M3 has a greater number of photo effects than most comparable spec cameras that came out around the same time as it. This camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most commonly found photo effect found on comparable spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. The photo effects "Neutral", "Sepia" and "Vivid" are also found on this digital camera.

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Quite Many Total Megapixel Count

With a total megapixel count of 20.9 megapixels, the DSC-RX100M3 has a fairly many total megapixel count compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the DSC-RX100M3. Across all the digital cameras of a similar type and age to the DSC-RX100M3 the total megapixel counts range from 12MP to 33MP, and the average total megapixel count is 18MP.

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Supports Four Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the DSC-RX100M3 is more than most digital cameras of this type and age. The most frequently supported camera file system is Exif 2.3, but this camera file system is not supported by this Sony camera. The camera file systems DCF, DPOF, Exif and MPF are also supported by this camera.

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Supports Two Audio Formats

The DSC-RX100M3 has a greater number of audio formats than most digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This camera supports an AC3 audio format, which is the most frequently supported audio format supported by cameras of a similar type and age to the DSC-RX100M3. The audio format "LPCM" is also supported by this digital camera.

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Supports Twenty-One ISO Speeds

The number of ISO speeds supported by the DSC-RX100M3 is more than most digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This camera supports 3 and 200 ISO speeds, which is the most commonly supported ISO speed supported by comparable spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The ISO speeds "125", "160", "200", "250", "320", "400", "500", "640", "800", "1000", "1250", "1600", "2000", "2500", "4000", "5000", "6400", "8000", "10000" and "12800" are also supported by this Sony camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolution of 640 x 480|1280 x 720|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras that have been around for around the same time as 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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Has Four Light Exposure Modes

The number of light exposure modes found on the DSC-RX100M3 is more than most compact cameras that have been available for more than two years. This camera has a Manual light exposure mode, which is the most commonly found light exposure mode found on compact cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the DSC-RX100M3. The light exposure modes "Aperture priority AE", "Auto" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this Sony camera.

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± 3EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

The DSC-RX100M3 has a ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction which is wider than most digital cameras of this spec and age. Most similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago have a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction.

A ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction is actually the best light exposure correction amongst all compact cameras that came out around the same time as the DSC-RX100M3.

The worst light exposure correction amongst comparable types of camera is ± 2EV (1/3EV step).

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3648 X 2736 Still Image Resolution

The DSC-RX100M3 has a 3648 x 2736 still image resolution which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution found on most cameras of this age and type. In addition, this Sony camera have still image resolutions of 5472 x 3648, 3888 x 2592, 2736 x 1824, 4864 x 3648, 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 and 8192 x 1856 and 3872 x 2160. Cameras of a comparable age and spec to the DSC-RX100M3 still image resolutions range from 640 x 360 (worst) to 4000 x 3000 (best).

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Features Five Auto Focus

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the DSC-RX100M3 is more than most cameras of a similar type and age to it. The most frequently featured auto focus is Face detection, but this auto focus is not featured on this Sony digital camera. The auto focus Centre weighted Auto Focus, Continuous Auto Focus, Multi Point Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus and Spot Auto Focus are also featured on this camera.

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TFT Display

The DSC-RX100M3 has a TFT display which is better than most cameras of this age and spec. Most cameras of a similar age and spec to it have an LCD display. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight.

This camera's display (TFT) is actually the best display amongst all compact cameras that have been around for more than two years.

An LCD display is the worst display amongst similar types of camera.

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Very Narrow

The narrowest compact camera that was released more than two years ago is 98mm wide and the widest is 150mm. At only 101.6 millimeters, the DSC-RX100M3 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Auto Focus

This digital camera has an Auto/Manual focus, which is typical of many cameras of a similar age and type to it.

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Short

The average height of digital cameras of a similar age and type to the DSC-RX100M3 is 69mm. When compared to other compact cameras that were released more than two years ago, the Sony DSC-RX100M3's height of only 58.1 millimeters is one of the shortest.

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Very Small Minimum Aperture

The DSC-RX100M3 has one of the smaller minimum apertures (only 1.8) amongst similar spec cameras of this age. Across all the digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years the minimum apertures range from 1.7 to 22, and the average minimum aperture is 3.2.

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11 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

Some Sony DSC-RX100M3 reviewers who reviewed the Sony DSC-RX100M3 mentioned that it was not a bargain for the price. Jake wrote on Amazon “Not cheap”. John K. Bradford wrote in his Sony DSC-RX100M3 review “Good things are never cheap” but even so he still gave it a rating of 5 stars. Neil Whybrew said last year “A good alternative for less money (still not that cheap) could be the Sony HX90V this has a 30x optical zoom, lower resolution (18 mega pixel)”.

A few customers wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was not cheap. Two years ago D J Epps said “This is definitely overpriced.”. Dave wrote “With good low light glass being so expensive on a DSLR, this Sony camera's abilities are making me use the DSLR less” in his Sony DSC-RX100M3 review. Edward said “It is extremely expensive” in his Sony DSC-RX100M3 review.

A number of customers considered that the product was not good value for money. Andrew Lang wrote in his review of this digital camera “Fantastic little camera a bit pricey” but in spite of that he still gave the product a very good review score. Namyreve mentioned “But, because of the very high cost”. R. F. Sutherland said “Cost a lot to repair” in their review but even so they gave the product a score of 5 stars.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

At only 2.9 times zoom factor, the Sony DSC-RX100M3 has a fairly small optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec. The optical zooms of similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the DSC-RX100M3 range from 1x to 50x.

Cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might be worth considering include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100[plb_2510511_price] (3.1x) which is also cheaper.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The DSC-RX100M3 does not have an image stabiliser. Most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the DSC-RX100M3 do have an image stabiliser.

Alternative digital cameras which also have an image stabiliser that you might want to consider include the Nikon D300s[plb_994_price] or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100[plb_2510511_price], or the Canon PowerShot G12[plb_1514037_price].

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DSC-RX100M3, the Sony DSC-RX100M3 is not waterproof.

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Not 3D Compatible

The DSC-RX100M3 is not 3D compatible, although it is worth noting that most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the DSC-RX100M3 are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Like most of the other compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DSC-RX100M3, the DSC-RX100M3 does not have a GPS.

It is worth also looking at other cameras which also have a GPS including the Nikon D300s[plb_994_price].

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Very Big Maximum Aperture

At only 2.8, the DSC-RX100M3 has a quite big maximum aperture compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the DSC-RX100M3. Across all the digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the DSC-RX100M3 the maximum apertures range from 1.8 to 22, and the average maximum aperture is 8.6.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length

At only 73 millimeters, the Sony DSC-RX100M3 has a quite short maximum focal length compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-RX100M3. The maximum focal lengths of compact cameras that have been around for a similar time to the DSC-RX100M3 range from 28mm to 1,300mm, and the average maximum focal length is 250mm.

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Only Features Four Flash Modes

The DSC-RX100M3 has a greater number of flash modes than most cameras that have been around for more than two years. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on cameras of this type and age. The flash modes "Flash off", "Flash on" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Sony camera.

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Very Low Lens Magnification Ratio

The DSC-RX100M3 has one of the lower lens magnification ratios (only 0.59 times zoom factor) amongst compact cameras of this age. Cameras of this spec and age have lens magnification ratios of between 0.58x and 1.4x.

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Quite Big Minimum ISO Speed

With a minimum ISO speed of 125, the Sony DSC-RX100M3 has one of the bigger minimum ISO speed amongst compact cameras of this age. The smallest minimum ISO speed of compact cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-RX100M3 is 80, the biggest is 160, and the average minimum ISO speed is 98.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Sony DSC-RX100M3

Released Over Two Years Ago

This Sony digital camera was released over two years ago.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 3 inches, the DSC-RX100M3 has a pretty average screen size compared to most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the DSC-RX100M3.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 3" screen cameras and we think the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100[plb_2510511_price] which is cheaper; or the Nikon D300s[plb_994_price] which has better reviews are also worth considering.

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Average Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 20.1 megapixels, the DSC-RX100M3 has a relatively typical megapixel count compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 263 grams, the DSC-RX100M3 has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age.

Alternative digital cameras with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Fujifilm FinePix X20[plb_2070137_price] (353g and cheaper).

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MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many compact cameras that are a comparable age to it.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available including a cheaper digital camera such as the Fujifilm FinePix X20[plb_2070137_price] or you might consider a better rated digital camera such as the Nikon D300s[plb_994_price].

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Specification

Picture Quality
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Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Full-Frame Sensor Size
Total Megapixel Count
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens Structure
Aspheric Element
Diaphragm Blades
Focusing
Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Focus
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Auto Exposure Lock
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Flash Exposure Compensation
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Wind Filter
Audio Format
Noise Reduction
Memory
Memory Card
Display
Screen Size
Display
Display Resolution
Display Aspect Ratio
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Lens Magnification Ratio
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
USB Connector Type
HDMI Port
HDMI Connector
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Histogram
Camera File System
Tripod Mount
Saturation Adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
Built-In Processor
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Shot Per Battery Charge
Battery Voltage
Operational Conditions
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Included Cable
Battery Included
Carrying Case
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Near Field Communication
Wireless LAN Type
Other Features
Video Recording
Built-In Flash
Technical Details
Image Processor
Built-In Speaker
Self-Timer
Viewfinder
Speaker

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What Digital Camera Gold

Expert Reviews

(2)

Although it could be argued that the improvements found on the RX100 III are incremental rather than revolutionary, both current RX100 series owners and those looking for an impressive enthusiast...

What Digital Camera

Addition of integrated EVF
Increased maximum aperture
Image Quality
EVF builtin
Respected sensor
Removal of Multiinterface shoe
Lacking ability to manually select AF points on rear screen
Screen not touchsensitive
Reduced zoom range
Screen not touch, sensitive
2 September 2015

Thay vì nâng c?p firmware cho th? h? RX100 III, Sony l?i quy?t ??nh tung ra Cyber-shot RX100 IV v?i kh? n?ng quay phim 4K m?c ??nh. Không ch? có v?y, RX100 IV còn mang trong mình nhi?u t?... Read more…

Impossibly good EVF
Flash can tilt
Bright LCD that goes all the way for selfies
1 sensor, lens processor produces amazing photos video
Good for lowlight photography video
Slightly heavy for its size
Hard to handle
Lens cover issue
No microphone and external audio support
Pricey

User Reviews

(95)
Reviewed 2 September 2014 by Web
Web would recommend the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 3 (Verified Purchase)

I own a Canon 5D3 with several L-glass and use that primarily along with the Sony RX1R. Sometimes I only travel with the RX1R and leave the DSLR behind, it's image quality is incredible, certainly... Read more…

Great Resolution
Large Clear LCD
Small Compact
Easy to Use
Fast Shutter Speed
Complicated Controls
Limited Zoom
No Gps
Lack Of Controls
No flash shoe
Reviewed 15 June 2015 by Randyg1020
Randyg1020 would recommend the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 3 (Verified Purchase)

I love the picture quality and ease of use. I bought this to use when I am not carrying my T5...

Easy to Use
Good in Low Light
Great Resolution
Large Clear LCD
Small Compact
Limited Zoom
Short Battery Life
Complicated Controls
Poor documentation
In-camera Charger Only
Reviewed 15 September 2014 by MagnumOpus
MagnumOpus would recommend the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 3 (Verified Purchase)

I manage social media for a busy natural horsemanship barn, so aside from recruiting my hubby with his DSLR and big wonkin' lens, I ride around with a camera in my pocket a lot. At the barn, on... Read more…

Easy to Use
Good in Low Light
Great Resolution
Large Clear LCD
Small Compact
Limited Zoom
Short Lifespan
Terrible Reliability
Hard to hold
No External Charger
Reviewed 8 August 2016 by Mvonsaatz
(Verified Purchase)

I was a bit unsure buying this as I haven't had a small camera since moving to DSLR about 15 years ago but I needed something more than an iPhone for my first gig in that time and my big camera... Read more…

Reviewed 2 August 2016 by Jake.

Excellent Camera!

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