Sony DSC-RX100M3 vs Sony DSC-W830

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Sony DSC-RX100M3
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Reasons For

9 Reasons For
Smaller minimum aperture number Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 has a minimum aperture number of 1.8. That's 1.5 smaller than the Sony DSC-W830 (3.3).
22,400 higher ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 has an ISO sensitivity (max) of 25,600, however the Sony DSC-W830 is only a 3,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera (22,400 lower).
Hugely longer slowest camera shutter speed Edit
Sony DSC-RX100M3 is 30s maximum shutter speed, but the Sony DSC-W830 is only a 2s maximum shutter speed digital camera (28s shorter). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

Moderately larger display diagonal Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 is a 3" screen digital camera, whereas the Sony DSC-W830 is only a 2.7" screen digital camera (0.3" smaller). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

998,400 pixels higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
Sony DSC-RX100M3 is 1,228,800 pixels display resolution, but the Sony DSC-W830 is only a 230,400 pixels display resolution digital camera (998,400 pixels lower).
One hundred and ten more battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The number of battery life (CIPA standard)s on the Sony DSC-RX100M3 is 320.00, but the Sony DSC-W830 only takes 210.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Available from 1 shops
A greater number of retailers increases the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
More popular
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 5004 by sales volume in our digital cameras, however the Sony DSC-W830 ranks No. 59615.
User reviews are better
Based on 90 user reviews, the Sony DSC-RX100M3 has an average review score of 94%, however the Sony DSC-W830 has an average rating of 86% (based on 614 reviews).
7 Reasons For
Hugely bigger optical zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-W830 has an optical zoom of 8x, but the Sony DSC-RX100M3 is only a 2.9x optical zoom digital camera (5.1x smaller). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

21x bigger digital zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-W830 has a digital zoom of 32x, whereas the Sony DSC-RX100M3 is only an 11x digital zoom digital camera (21x smaller). Read more

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

Hugely smaller maximum aperture number Edit
Sony DSC-W830 is 6.3 maximum aperture, but the Sony DSC-RX100M3 is only a 2.8 maximum aperture digital camera (3.5 bigger).
Longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Sony DSC-W830 has a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 200mm. That's 127mm longer than the Sony DSC-RX100M3 (200mm).
Vastly smaller ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
The Sony DSC-W830 has an ISO sensitivity (min) of 80, however the Sony DSC-RX100M3 is a 125 minimum ISO speed digital camera (45 bigger).
Vastly lighter Edit
The Sony DSC-W830 is a 104g digital camera. That's 159g lighter than the Sony DSC-RX100M3 (104g). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

£475 cheaper
The Sony DSC-W830 is £474.52 cheaper than the Sony DSC-RX100M3.

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
2x smaller optical zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 has an optical zoom of 2.9x, whereas the Sony DSC-W830 is an 8x optical zoom digital camera (5.1x bigger). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

Vastly smaller digital zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 has a digital zoom of 11x, however the Sony DSC-W830 is a 32x digital zoom digital camera (21x bigger). Read more

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

Significantly bigger maximum aperture number Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 is a 2.8 maximum aperture digital camera, whereas the Sony DSC-W830 is a 6.3 maximum aperture digital camera (3.5 smaller).
Shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Sony DSC-RX100M3 is only 73mm maximum focal length. That's 127mm shorter than the Sony DSC-W830 (200mm).
45 bigger ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
Sony DSC-RX100M3 is 125 minimum ISO speed, but the Sony DSC-W830 is an 80 minimum ISO speed digital camera (45 smaller).
61% heavier Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 is a 263g digital camera. That's 159g heavier than the Sony DSC-W830 (104g). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

£475 more expensive
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 is more expensive than the Sony DSC-W830 by £474.52.
10 Reasons Against
46% larger minimum aperture number Edit
The Sony DSC-W830 is a 3.3 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 1.5 larger than the Sony DSC-RX100M3 (3.3).
7x lower ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
The Sony DSC-W830 is a 3,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera, whereas the Sony DSC-RX100M3 is a 25,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera (22,400 higher).
Fourteen times shorter slowest camera shutter speed Edit
The Sony DSC-W830 has a slowest camera shutter speed of 2s, however the Sony DSC-RX100M3 is a 30s maximum shutter speed digital camera (28s longer). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

Smaller display diagonal Edit
Sony DSC-W830 is only 2.7" screen, but the Sony DSC-RX100M3 is a 3" screen digital camera (0.3" larger). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

Vastly lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Sony DSC-W830 has a display resolution (numeric) of 230,400 pixels, however the Sony DSC-RX100M3 is a 1,228,800 pixels display resolution digital camera (998,400 pixels higher).
One hundred and ten less battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Sony DSC-W830 takes 210.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, however the Sony DSC-RX100M3 only takes 320.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Fewer sellers
Only 1 shop sell the Sony DSC-W830, but 2 retailers sell the Sony DSC-RX100M3. Read more
The smaller the number of stores that stock this digital camera, the lower the competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
Five months older
The Sony DSC-W830 is older than the Sony DSC-RX100M3 by five months.
Worse selling
The Sony DSC-W830 ranks No. 59615 by sales volume, whereas the Sony DSC-RX100M3 ranks No. 5004.
Lower user review Score
The average user rating of the Sony DSC-W830 is 86%, whereas the average user rating of the Sony DSC-RX100M3 is 94% (based on 90 reviews).

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Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel
20.1MP 20.1MP
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CCD
 CCD
BEST
Still Image Resolution(s)
 12416 x 1856
 5472 x 3648
 5472 x 3080
 8192 x 1856
 3648 x 3648
 5536 x 2160
 3888 x 2592
 3648 x 2736
 3872 x 2160
 3648 x 2056
 2592 x 1944
 2736 x 1824
 1920 x 1920
 5152 x 3864
 7152 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
BEST
 12416 x 1856
 5472 x 3648
 5472 x 3080
 8192 x 1856
 3648 x 3648
 5536 x 2160
 3888 x 2592
 3648 x 2736
 3872 x 2160
 3648 x 2056
 2592 x 1944
 2736 x 1824
 1920 x 1920
 5152 x 3864
 7152 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
Maximum Image Resolution
 5472 x 3648
BEST
 5472 x 3648
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPG
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
13.2 x 8.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Total Megapixels
20.9MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
2.9x 8x
BEST
Digital Zoom
11x 32x
BEST
Maximum Aperture Number
2.8 6.3
BEST
Minimum Aperture Number
1.8
BEST
3.3
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
73mm 200mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
25mm 25mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
8.8 - 25.7 4.5 - 36
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
10/9 8/7
Number of Aspheric Elements
9 Unknown - Click to provide data
Number of Diaphragm Blades
7 Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 single
 continuous
 spot
 multi point
 centre weighted
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 tracking
 Face tracking
 Tracking Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 spot
 multi point
 centre weighted
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 tracking
 Face tracking
 Tracking Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
0.05 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
0.3 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.05m
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.5m

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
BEST
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Sensitivity
 50
 64
 80
 100
 125
 160
 200
 250
 320
 400
 500
 640
 800
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2500
 3200
 4000
 5000
 6400
 12800
 25
 8000
 10000
 Auto
 50
 64
 80
 100
 125
 160
 200
 250
 320
 400
 500
 640
 800
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2500
 3200
 4000
 5000
 6400
 12800
 25
 8000
 10000
 Auto
ISO Sensitivity (max)
25,600
BEST
3,200
ISO Sensitivity (min)
125 80
BEST
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Light Metering
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
30s
BEST
2s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Range (tele)
0.4 - 6.5 1.5 - 2
Flash Range (wide)
0.4 - 10.2 0.3 - 2.8

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 30fps
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
BEST
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Wind Filter
 Wind filter
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio Formats Supported
 LPCM
 AC3
 PCM
BEST
 LPCM
 AC3
 PCM
Voice Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Voice recording
Noise Reduction
 Noise reduction
Unknown - Click to provide data

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Micro (M2)
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 MS Pro-HG Duo HX
BEST
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Micro (M2)
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 MS Pro-HG Duo HX
Internal Memory
Unknown - Click to provide data 27MB
Memory Slots
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Display

Display Diagonal
3"
BEST
2.7"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Vari-angle LCD display
Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
1,228,800 pixels
BEST
230,400 pixels
Display Aspect Ratio
 4:3
 4:3

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
0.39" Unknown - Click to provide data
Magnification
0.59x Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewfinder Type
 electrical
BEST
 electrical

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI
 HDMI
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Connector Type
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
USB Connector
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B

Camera

GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 GPS (satellite)
White Balance
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Vivid
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,10
Histogram
 Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera File System
 DCF
 MPF
 DPOF
 Exif
BEST
 DCF
 MPF
 DPOF
 Exif
Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
 Tripod mountable
Multi Burst Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Multi burst mode
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
Saturation Adjustment
 Saturation adjustment
 Saturation adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
 Contrast adjustment
 Contrast adjustment
Built-In Processor
BIONZ X 1
Scene Modes
 Close-up (macro)
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Twilight
 Pet
 Beach
 Snow
 Close-up (macro)
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Twilight
 Pet
 Beach
 Snow
Languages Support
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 BUL
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 BUL
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
263g 104g
BEST
Height
58.1mm 52.5mm
Depth
38.3mm 22.5mm
Width
101.6mm 93.1mm
Weight (including Battery)
290g 120g
BEST

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of Batteries Supported
1 1
Battery Type
NP-BX1 NP-BN
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
320 shots
BEST
210 shots
Battery Voltage
3.6V Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Storage Temperature (T-T)
-20 - 60 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Cables Included
 USB
 Micro-USB
 USB
 Micro-USB
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Carrying Case
 Carrying case
Unknown - Click to provide data
Wrist Strap Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wrist strap included

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Video Capability
 Video capability
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash

Technical Details

Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Self-Timer
 Self-timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewfinder
1,440,000 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data
Speakers
 Speakers
Unknown - Click to provide data
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