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Sony RX10 III Digital Camera

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20.1MP 25x CMOS 100x Apr 2016
Megapixel Count 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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Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

Sony compact cameras have good ratings on average and across all cameras Sony is one of the superior manufacturers.

Only Released Eight Months Ago

This camera has only been on the market for eight months. Newer digital cameras like this one are likely to have better features.

Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

Like most of the other compact cameras that were released around the same time as the RX10 III, the RX10 III supports Full HD video.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative cameras which support Full HD video currently available including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 (£319.00), or the Fujifilm X70 (£498.00).

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a Full HD video and we think the Canon PowerShot G9 X (£399.99) is also worth considering.

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Supports WiFi Connectivity

The Sony RX10 III supports WiFi connectivity. Most of the other digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the RX10 III also support WiFi connectivity.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras which support WiFi connectivity and we think the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 (£319.00), and the Canon G7 X Mark II (£539.00) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

It is worth also looking at other cameras which also support WiFi connectivity including the Canon PowerShot G9 X (£399.99).

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Very Big Digital Zoom

The digital zooms of compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the RX10 III range from 4x to 100x. With a digital zoom of 100 times zoom factor, the RX10 III's digital zoom is one of the biggest amongst comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the RX10 III.

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

At 25 times zoom factor, the RX10 III has a quite big optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the RX10 III. The smallest optical zoom of newly released compact cameras is 2.8x, the biggest is 30x, and the average optical zoom is 11x.

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Supports Two Image Formats

The RX10 III has a greater number of supported image formats than most compact cameras that are a comparable age to it. This Sony digital camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by compact cameras that have been around for a similar time to the RX10 III. The image format "RAW" is also supported by this camera.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolution

The RX10 III supports a maximum video resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels (which is also supported by this Sony digital camera). This digital camera also support a video resolution 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.

This digital camera's video resolution (3840 x 2160 pixels) is actually the best supported video resolution amongst all cameras that were launched around the same time as the RX10 III.

The worst supported video resolution amongst similar types of digital camera is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Fairly High Display Resolution

The lowest display resolution of similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the RX10 III is 920,000 pixels, the highest is 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 1,100,000 pixels. With a display resolution of 1,228,800 pixel, the RX10 III has one of the higher display resolutions amongst compact cameras of this age.

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Has One White Balance Mode

The number of white balance modes found on the RX10 III is more than most compact cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. The most frequently found white balance mode is Auto, but this white balance mode is not found on this Sony digital camera. The white balance modes 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 a 1920 x 1080 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution.

This digital camera's video resolution (3840 x 2160 pixels) is actually the best video resolution across all cameras that were released in the last year.

The worst video resolution across similar types of digital camera is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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420 Shots Per Battery Charge

The RX10 III is a camera that takes 420 shots shots per battery charge.

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Supports One Audio Format

The Sony RX10 III has a greater number of audio formats than most recently released cameras. The most commonly supported audio format is AAC++, but this audio format is not supported by this Sony digital camera. The audio formats LPCM are also supported by this camera.

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Quite Long Maximum Battery Life

The RX10 III has one of the longer maximum battery lives (3.5 hours) amongst digital cameras of this age. Comparable spec cameras that have been around for the last year have maximum battery lives of between 1.3h and 4.5h, and the average maximum battery life is 3h.

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MP4 Video Format

This digital camera supports an AVCHD|MP4|XAVC-I video format, which is typical of many latest compact cameras.

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12 Reasons Against

Not Waterproof

Most recently released similar spec digital cameras are not waterproof. The RX10 III is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

Digital cameras which are waterproof that might be worth considering include the SeaLife Micro 2.0 (£510.30), or the Leica X-U Typ 113 (£2,155.00).

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The RX10 III does not have an image stabiliser. Most of the other latest compact cameras also do not have an image stabiliser.

We think you might also be interested in other digital cameras which also have an image stabiliser including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 (£319.00), or the Canon G7 X Mark II (£539.00) which is also higher rated.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Sony RX10 III is not 3D compatible. Most of the other compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the RX10 III are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Sony RX10 III does not have a GPS. Most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to the RX10 III also do not have a GPS.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also have a GPS to this camera and we think the Canon G7 X Mark II (£539.00) is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

The RX10 III does not support video recording, although it is worth noting that most of the other similar spec cameras that came out in the last year also do not support video recording.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Most compact cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the RX10 III do not have a built-in flash. The Sony RX10 III is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in flash.

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Quite Small Screen Size

With a screen size of only 2.95 inches, the RX10 III has a quite small screen size compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were launched in the last year. The average screen size of digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the RX10 III is 2.9".

Digital cameras with a larger screen size that might also be worth looking at include the Canon G7 X Mark II (£539.00) (3" and higher rated).

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Only Features One Flash Mode

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

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Only 1920 X 1920 Still Image Resolution

The RX10 III has a higher still image resolution than most digital cameras that came out in the last 12 months. This Sony digital camera has a 1920 x 1920 still image resolution, whereas most latest comparable spec digital cameras have a 2736 x 1824 still image resolution. Cameras that came out around the same time as the RX10 III still image resolutions range from 384 x 480 to 6016 x 4000.

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Very Tall

When compared to other recently released compact cameras, the height of the Sony RX10 III of 94 millimeters is one of the tallest. Across all the new compact cameras the heights range from 38mm to 94mm.

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Very Heavy

The weights of compact cameras that have been around for the last year range from 180g to 1.1kg, and the average weight is 400g. When compared to other similar spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the RX10 III that we have checked the weight of, the RX10 III's weight of 1.1 kilograms is one of the heaviest.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might also want to consider the Fujifilm X70 (£498.00) (302g) which also has a higher rating.

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Very Thick

The depths of new cameras range from 30mm to 130mm. When compared to other latest compact cameras that we have assessed the depth of, the RX10 III's depth of 127.4 millimeters is one of the thickest.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony RX10 III

Average Megapixel Count

The RX10 III has a pretty average megapixel count (20.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other compact cameras that came out in the last 12 months.

There are a number of alternative 20.1MP digital cameras currently available which you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Canon G7 X Mark II (£539.00).

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SD Memory Card

SD memory card

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 memory cards, which is the most commonly supported memory card on similar spec cameras that were released in the last year. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

Digital cameras with a better memory card type that might also be worth considering include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 (£319.00) (SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated), or the Fujifilm X70 (£498.00) (SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated).

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as it.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available including the Canon G7 X Mark II (£539.00) which has better reviews.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Full-Frame Sensor Size
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Focal Length Range
Lens Structure
Aspheric Element
Diaphragm Blades
Filter Size
Focusing
Auto Focus
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Light Exposure
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Format
Video Resolution
Resolution and Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Format
Voice Recording
Audio System
Memory
Memory Card
Display
Screen Size
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Display Resolution
Display Aspect Ratio
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Lens Magnification Ratio
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
USB Connector Type
HDMI Port
Microphone in Socket
USB Version
Headphone Out Port
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance Mode
Self-Timer
Dioptre Correction
Camera File System
Diopter Adjustment
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Maximum Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Shot Per Battery Charge
Battery Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Packaging Content
Included Cable
Battery Included
Included Battery Charger
Quick Start Guide
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Near Field Communication
Wireless LAN Type
Technical Details
Self-Timer
Neck Strap
Lens Cap Included

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Product Identifiers

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