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Sony DSCRX100M3 Digital Camera

20.1MP 2.9x CMOS 11x May 2014
Megapixel Optical Zoom Sensor Type Digital Zoom Release Date
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Owner Reviews Are Excellent

Owners have rated this compact camera as outstanding on average. If all the cameras of a comparable spec and age are ranked by average owner review score then this camera is in the top 9%.

Nice Design

Several customers mentioned that it was good looking. 123abc mentioned three years ago “The Lens is beautiful, has wifi, 180 degree flip screen” in their review. Androo mentioned “This is pretty rare for me because I usually flit about” in their review and rated it 5 stars. Assisi wrote on Amazon “The pictures it takes are beautiful, there's no denying that at all” in their review of the Sony DSC-RX100M3.

Two Sony DSC-RX100M3 reviewers who reviewed the product thought it was ergonomic. Millionsofpeaches mentioned “Ergonomically I could find complaint with some controls.” in their Sony DSC-RX100M3 review and rated it 5 stars. Southeastalex mentioned in their Sony DSC-RX100M3 review on Amazon “After using it for several months it's ergonomics are just lovely”.

One person mentioned in their reviews that it had a good case. Assisi wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon two years ago “The worst part of this camera for me is the casing and body”. One customer said in their reviews that this digital camera was smooth. Dave said on Amazon “The programmable silent and smooth front ring around the lens is really useful”.

One customer who bought this digital camera thought it was neat. Lee Bridle wrote in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “Very neatly implemented” and rated the product as excellent.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

A few Sony DSC-RX100M3 owners thought it had a good viewfinder. Andrew Cook mentioned on Amazon “The viewfinder is much better than on the device Amazon sent me”. 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 of the Sony DSC-RX100M3. Euel Lane wrote on Amazon “Somehow finding room for a viewfinder and an even better lens, they did” in their review of this digital camera.

Ten customers who reviewed the Sony DSC-RX100M3 concluded that it had a good screen. Androo wrote “The viewfinder and tilt screen just essential” in their review of this digital camera. Bur70n mentioned in their review of the Sony DSC-RX100M3 last year “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” . J. W. Treadaway wrote on Amazon “The rear screen is pretty good”.

Several Sony DSC-RX100M3 owners who purchased the Sony DSC-RX100M3 mentioned that it had an electronic viewfinder. Three years ago Dave said “In the cold of autumn night the EVF failed completely until it was put somewhere warm for a while” in his Sony DSC-RX100M3 review. Jane rated the product 5 stars and she wrote “And the evf is so good to have”. Mr. David Brown mentioned in January last year “Better longer faster lens, 4K video, better EVF, etc”.

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Good Video Capture

Several Sony DSC-RX100M3 reviewers who purchased the product wrote that it was good for video recording. Amazon Customer scored it very highly and mentioned “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 review of this digital camera. Gsig said on Amazon “Produces fantastic pictures and video” and gave it a rating of 5 stars. John K. Bradford wrote three years ago “Flippable LCD main screen for selfies, make this thing a near perfect Picture & video camera”.

Good Quality Lens

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

Several people who purchased it agreed that it had a good zoom. Androo mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “Think carefully about that zoom range” and gave the product a very good review. Dave rated it 5 stars and he mentioned “The lack of a powerful zoom is rarely an issue”. Three years ago Gwchimp 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 Sony DSC-RX100M3 review and gave the Sony DSC-RX100M3 a rating of 5 stars.

One Sony DSC-RX100M3 reviewer who purchased the product reckoned that it had a good autofocus.

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Good Quality Pictures

A number of customers said in their reviews that the product was able to produce good images. Amazonshopper wrote on Amazon two years ago “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 review of this digital camera and rated the Sony DSC-RX100M3 80 out of 100. 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 mentioned “Still provide the same high quality photos”.

Several customers who reviewed the product reckoned that it was good in low light. Andrew Lang rated it 5 stars and he mentioned in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “Really good in low light conditions there's nearly nothing you can't do with this camera”. Two years ago Catalystchris mentioned in their review of the Sony DSC-RX100M3 on Amazon “Great for low-light shots without distraction of flash” and scored the product 5 stars. Dave mentioned “The low light ability is second to none and with the 20mp sensor” in his review.

Some customers who purchased the Sony DSC-RX100M3 thought it had a good image sensor. J. W. Treadaway mentioned on Amazon “Sensor is excellent” in their review of the Sony DSC-RX100M3. N. Cooper mentioned “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” in their review. N. Cooper also wrote “I loved it, APS-C sensor, flash you can bounce off ceilings, wifi, touch screen, flip screen”.

A number of Sony DSC-RX100M3 owners said in their reviews that the Sony DSC-RX100M3 had a good picture resolution. John K. Bradford gave it an excellent review score and he mentioned in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “Night shooting excellent, pulling light from low level dinner tables & out door night time scenes, day shooting with vibrance & detail, low noise, high contrast”.

A few people wrote in their reviews that the product had a good ISO range. Rick Corbishley said “And of course good ISO performance, quick focus, no shutter lag, reasonable zoom etc” in his review of this digital camera and gave the product an excellent rating. Stann wrote on Amazon “Excellent high ISO performance”. Theprof mentioned on Amazon last year “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” in their Sony DSC-RX100M3 review and gave it a score of 5 stars.

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Good Size

Some customers who reviewed it concluded that it was compact. Amazon Customer mentioned in January last year “Quickly so there's no delay in what you want it to do, definitely a great compact camera” in their review of this digital camera. D J Epps wrote “Best current compact camera” in their review of the Sony DSC-RX100M3. Epsilon said in their review two years ago “Best pocketable high end compact”.

One Sony DSC-RX100M3 owner who bought the Sony DSC-RX100M3 considered that it was a good weight. Gwchimp said in their review on Amazon “Excellent low light, speed, weight, compactness and functions”. One Sony DSC-RX100M3 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that the product was heavy and bulky. Judge Roughneck wrote on Amazon two years ago “I've never been a fan of the big and bulky DLSR” in their Sony DSC-RX100M3 review.

One person who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was lightweight. Lady Fancifull wrote in her review “Just carried a lightweight basic digital point” and rated it as very good. One Sony DSC-RX100M3 owner who purchased it thought it was a good depth. Neilc mentioned “Great low light performance, great short depth of field, very quick to start up” and gave the product a score of 5 stars.

One Sony DSC-RX100M3 reviewer wrote that it was a good size. S. A. Burdett gave this digital camera a score of 5 stars and said two years ago “Nice size and feel” in their Sony DSC-RX100M3 review.

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Good Connectivity

A few people considered that the product was wifi compatible. Dave said three years ago “The wifi is good” . Two years ago Judge Roughneck mentioned “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 mentioned “The camera has Wifi”.

One customer who bought this digital camera considered that it was good in terms of USB connections. One customer concluded that this digital camera had gps. Ludovico Sforza wrote “I would have liked integrated GPS” and scored it 5 stars.

One Sony DSC-RX100M3 owner who reviewed this digital camera considered that it had email functionality. Rose M rated the Sony DSC-RX100M3 5 stars and she said on Amazon “Wifi transfer to phone / tablet / computer really easy and makes emailing photos to friends / family very quick” in her review of the Sony DSC-RX100M3.

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Good Product Quality

A number of Sony DSC-RX100M3 owners who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was good quality. Ajtunak mentioned on Amazon “I feel confident in the quality i can obtain” in their review of this digital camera. Ajtunak also wrote “Pocketable, capable of excellent image quality under the right conditions”. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review of the Sony DSC-RX100M3 on Amazon “Excellent quality” and gave it a score of 5 stars.

Easy to Use

A few Sony DSC-RX100M3 owners who reviewed the product agreed that it was easy to use. Androo wrote 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.”. Three years ago Dave mentioned in his Sony DSC-RX100M3 review on Amazon “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 gave the Sony DSC-RX100M3 a very good review and mentioned in their review of the Sony DSC-RX100M3 on Amazon “There are even three auto modes you need to know about to use it correctly as a point”.

Some customers who reviewed the Sony DSC-RX100M3 agreed that it was easy to use the menus. Dave mentioned on Amazon “There are so many options too that you never get bored messing with the menus and the programmable silent”. Two years ago Djm mentioned on Amazon “This has even more settings” in their Sony DSC-RX100M3 review and rated it as very good. Three years ago Edward said on Amazon “It has all sorts of settings that are available” however he only rated the Sony DSC-RX100M3 40 out of 100.

A few Sony DSC-RX100M3 reviewers reckoned that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Androo mentioned on Amazon “I've become very comfortable using it” in their review and gave this digital camera a score of 5 stars. In January last year Rick Corbishley wrote “It's more comfortable in a small bag or belt pouch” in his review of this digital camera.

One customer who bought this digital camera considered that it was easy to setup. Lady Fancifull gave this digital camera a rating of 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”.

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Good Technical Features

Nine people who purchased it wrote that it had good features. Andrew Lang said “Worth it the photo quality is outstanding for such a small camera, packed with great features once you get used to all the menus” in his Sony DSC-RX100M3 review. Gsig mentioned two years ago “Huge numbers of features and user settable parameters (in all honesty far too many for me”. Judge Roughneck wrote on Amazon “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”.

Robust

Several customers considered that it was well made. Ajtunak wrote on Amazon “The camera is also very well built”. Andrew Cook wrote in his review of the Sony DSC-RX100M3 on Amazon “If feels nice and solid - apart from the viewfinder when you pop it up, which is really rattly”. Euel Lane wrote two years ago “Solidly built and worth every penny” in their review of the Sony DSC-RX100M3 and rated it as very good.

Several Sony DSC-RX100M3 owners said in their reviews that it was strong and durable. 123abc scored this digital camera very highly and mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Some people ask if the camera is durable? Like anyone would drop this on the floor to answer you”. Edward said in his review “On the plus side I have to say that the camera feels robust and it produces good quality images” although he only rated it 40 out of 100. Philbert said “The thing I have been most impressed by is how sturdy it is”.

Several Sony DSC-RX100M3 reviewers who reviewed the product reckoned that it was reliable. Amazonshopper mentioned on Amazon two years ago “It clearly won't be anywhere as good as a DSLR with a zoom (which is when my trusty Canon comes out” in their review. Ludovico Sforza mentioned 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”.

One customer considered that it was easy to damage or scratch. J Weston said “On returning it to Sony I was told it was due to water damage” but in spite of that they rated this digital camera 1 stars.

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Good Support

Eight people mentioned in their reviews that the Sony DSC-RX100M3 had good technical guidance. Djm mentioned on Amazon “It doesn't help that the full manual is not very good at explaining the concepts behind the large number of features” in their review. Featheronawire said on Amazon “It takes regular SD cards so makes life simple, though the manual refers to sticks as well”. Three years ago Lady Fancifull said “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 of the Sony DSC-RX100M3.

Good Flash

Several Sony DSC-RX100M3 owners wrote in their reviews that this digital camera had a good flash. Dave rated the Sony DSC-RX100M3 as excellent and he said 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 in their Sony DSC-RX100M3 review on Amazon “Although it has a flash I find I can mostly do without, even in low light, with its superb fast lens”. Keith2112 wrote three years ago “The camera has a pop-up flash”.

Top Seller

The DSC-RX100M3 is a popular choice of digital camera.

Acceptable Noise Level

Some customers who reviewed the product considered that it was noisy. In January last year Ajtunak said in their review of the Sony DSC-RX100M3 “The only slight negatives ( pun intended ) is that there is some noise over 800 ISO”. Androo said on Amazon two years ago “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 their Sony DSC-RX100M3 review. Millionsofpeaches mentioned “The dynamic range and noise control are all highly impressive” in their review of this digital camera.

One person wrote in their reviews that the product was quiet.

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Good Battery Life

Several people who bought the Sony DSC-RX100M3 said that it had a good battery life. Dave wrote on Amazon “The flash recharge time is also excellent”. Two years ago Judge Roughneck wrote in their review of this digital camera “The battery life is very good”. Tigertir said on Amazon “My only criticism is the battery life” in their Sony DSC-RX100M3 review and rated this digital camera 5 stars.

Sony Has Good Camera Reviews

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

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Good Geotagging

One Sony DSC-RX100M3 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that it had good geotagging. Neilc mentioned 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 camera is Full HD, which is typical of many cameras of a similar type and age to it.

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The DSC-RX100M3 supports video capability, which is unusual. Most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-RX100M3 do not support video capability.

We compared all the other digital cameras which support video capability to this digital camera and we think a cheaper camera such as the Nikon Coolpix S80[plb_258324_price], and the Samsung WB800F[plb_1585459_price] or you might consider a higher rated camera such as the Nikon 30[plb_1909258_price] are also worth considering.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The DSC-RX100M3 supports wi-Fi. Most of the other cameras of this age and type do not support wi-Fi.

There are a number of other cameras which support wi-Fi currently available which you might want to consider including the Galaxy Camera 2 EK-GC200[pl_2187885_price], or the Galaxy Camera 2[pl_2711451_price] both from Samsung which is cheaper; or the Panasonic LX100[plb_2510511_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The DSC-RX100M3 has a built-in flash. Most of the other digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the DSC-RX100M3 also have a built-in flash.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available including a cheaper digital camera such as the Galaxy Camera 2 EK-GC200[pl_2187885_price], or the Galaxy Camera 2[pl_2711451_price] both from Samsung or you might consider a higher scoring digital camera such as the Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000[plb_1828874_price].

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Quite High Megapixel

The DSC-RX100M3 has one of the higher megapixels (20.1 megapixels) amongst compact cameras of this age. The megapixels of compact cameras that were released around the same time as the DSC-RX100M3 range from 10MP to 29MP, and the average megapixel is 16MP.

If this compact camera megapixel is too low for you then you might want to consider the Sigma DP1 Quattro[plb_3088484_price] (29MP).

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 11 times zoom factor, the DSC-RX100M3 has a fairly big digital zoom compared to most of the other compact cameras that were released more than two years ago. The smallest digital zoom of comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DSC-RX100M3 is 2x and the biggest is 330x.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

SD compatible memory cards

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 compatible memory cards, which is typical of many compact cameras that were released more than two years ago. 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 looking at include the Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000[plb_1828874_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated) or the Nikon Coolpix S80[plb_258324_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC and cheaper), or the Samsung WB800F[plb_1585459_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC and cheaper).

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on compact cameras that were launched around the same time as it.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available that you might also want to look at including the Samsung WB800F[plb_1585459_price] which is cheaper; or the Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000[plb_1828874_price], or the Nikon Coolpix A[plb_1897281_price] which has better reviews.

If the sensor type of this camera is not good enough for you then you might also want to consider the Nikon Coolpix S80[plb_258324_price] (CCD and cheaper); or the Nikon 30[plb_1909258_price] (CCD and higher rated).

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector Type

The number of HDMI connector types found on the DSC-RX100M3 is more than most digital cameras of this age and type. This digital camera has a Micro HDMI connector type, which is the most frequently found HDMI connector type found on digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the DSC-RX100M3.

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12416 X 1856 Still Image Resolution(s)

The DSC-RX100M3 has a higher still image resolution than most digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. This digital camera has a 12416 x 1856 still image resolution(s), whereas most comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to it have a 2736 x 1824 still image resolution(s). This camera also have still image resolution(s)s of 5472 x 3648, 3888 x 2592, 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, 5536 x 2160 and 8192 x 1856 and 3872 x 2160. Across all digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the DSC-RX100M3 the still image resolution ranges from 384 x 480 (worst) to 6016 x 4016 (best).

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Nine Number of Aspheric Elementss

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

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Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

The DSC-RX100M3 has a quite high display resolution (numeric) (1,228,800 pixel) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been available for more than two years. Compact cameras that were released more than two years ago have display resolution (numeric)s of between 230,000 pixels and 1,300,000 pixels.

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Has Seven White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the DSC-RX100M3 is more than most digital cameras of a similar age and type to it. This Sony digital camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on compact cameras that have been around for more than two years. The white balances "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Flash", "Incandescent" and "Shade" are also found on this camera.

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Has Four Photo Effectss

The Sony DSC-RX100M3 has a greater number of photo effects than most compact cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. This camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most commonly found photo effects found on compact cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-RX100M3. The photo effectss "Neutral", "Sepia" and "Vivid" are also found on this Sony digital camera.

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Supports Twenty-One ISO Sensitivitys

The Sony DSC-RX100M3 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most compact cameras that have been available for more than two years. This camera supports a 160 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by cameras of a comparable spec and age to the DSC-RX100M3. The ISO sensitivitys "125", "200", "250", "320", "400", "500", "640", "800", "1000", "1250", "1600", "2000", "2500", "3200", "4000", "5000", "6400", "8000", "10000" and "12800" are also supported by this Sony camera.

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5472 X 3648 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The DSC-RX100M3 has a higher image resolution than most cameras that are a comparable age to it. This Sony camera has a 5472 x 3648 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it have a 4608 x 3072 pixels maximum image resolution. The worst image resolution of all similar spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DSC-RX100M3 is 640 x 480 pixels and the best is 8256 x 6192 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The highest video resolution supported by the DSC-RX100M3 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DSC-RX100M3. 1280 x 720 pixels is also supported by this camera. In addition, this Sony camera support a video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels and 1440 x 1080 pixels. 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.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions is in fact the best supported video resolution across all compact cameras that came out around the same time as the DSC-RX100M3.

A 320 x 240 pixels video resolutions is the worst supported video resolution amongst similar types of camera.

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

The Sony DSC-RX100M3 has a ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction which is wider than the ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction found on most comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to it.

A ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction is in fact the best light exposure correction across all cameras that have been around for more than two years.

The worst light exposure correction across similar types of digital camera is ± 2EV (1/3EV step).

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras of this type and age.

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Supports Four Camera File Systems

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

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TFT Display

The Sony DSC-RX100M3 has a better display than most cameras that are a similar age to it. This camera has a TFT display, whereas most compact cameras that are a similar age 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 digital camera's display (TFT) is actually the best display across all digital cameras of this type and age.

An LCD display is the worst display across similar types of digital camera.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto/Manual focus adjustment, which is the most commonly found focus adjustment on digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it.

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Very Small Minimum Aperture Number

The DSC-RX100M3 has a quite small minimum aperture number (only 1.8) compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-RX100M3. The average minimum aperture number of cameras of a comparable age and type to the DSC-RX100M3 is 2.7.

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A Bit Expensive

A few people who purchased the product concluded that it was not a bargain for the price. Jake wrote “Not cheap” in his review of the Sony DSC-RX100M3. John K. Bradford mentioned on Amazon “Good things are never cheap” in his review of the Sony DSC-RX100M3 but in spite of that he still rated it as very good. Two years ago Neil Whybrew said in his Sony DSC-RX100M3 review on Amazon “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)”.

Some Sony DSC-RX100M3 owners who purchased it agreed that it was not cheap. D J Epps wrote “This is definitely overpriced.” in their review of the Sony DSC-RX100M3. 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”. Edward scored the Sony DSC-RX100M3 40 out of 100 and he wrote in his review of the Sony DSC-RX100M3 “It is extremely expensive”.

Three Sony DSC-RX100M3 owners thought the Sony DSC-RX100M3 was not good value for money. Andrew Lang said “Fantastic little camera a bit pricey” in his review but even so he still scored the product very highly. Namyreve said in their review of the Sony DSC-RX100M3 two years ago “But, because of the very high cost”. R. F. Sutherland mentioned on Amazon “Cost a lot to repair” in their review of this digital camera however despite that they gave this digital camera a score of 5 stars.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

Across all the cameras of this spec and age the optical zooms range from 2x to 30x. At only 2.9 times zoom factor, the DSC-RX100M3 has a fairly small optical zoom compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been around for a similar time to the DSC-RX100M3.

Digital cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might also be worth looking at include the Panasonic LX100[plb_2510511_price] (3.1x and higher rated), or the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II[plb_2402815_price] (5x and higher rated); or the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2[plb_2711451_price] (21x and cheaper).

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

Most of the other compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the DSC-RX100M3 have an image stabilizer, however the DSC-RX100M3 does not have an image stabilizer.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which also have an image stabilizer that you might also want to look at including the Panasonic LX100[plb_2510511_price] or the Galaxy Camera 2 EK-GC200[pl_2187885_price], or the Galaxy Camera 2[pl_2711451_price] both from Samsung.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The DSC-RX100M3 does not support Full HD video. Most of the other compact cameras that were released more than two years ago also do not support Full HD video.

Alternative digital cameras which also support Full HD video that you might want to look at include the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2[plb_2711451_price]; or the Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000[plb_1828874_price], or the Nikon Coolpix P7800[plb_2086824_price].

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Not Waterproof

The DSC-RX100M3 is not waterproof, although this is within the context that most of the other cameras of this age and spec are also not waterproof.

If you want a camera that is waterproof then you might want to look at the Nikon 30[plb_1909258_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DSC-RX100M3, the DSC-RX100M3 is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the DSC-RX100M3, the Sony DSC-RX100M3 does not have a GPS (satellite).

Alternative cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) that you might also want to look at include the Galaxy Camera 2 EK-GC200[pl_2187885_price], or the Galaxy Camera 2[pl_2711451_price] both from Samsung.

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Very Big Maximum Aperture Number

Compact cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the DSC-RX100M3 have maximum aperture numbers of between 1.8 and 87, and the average maximum aperture number is 11. With a maximum aperture number of only 2.8, the DSC-RX100M3 has one of the bigger maximum aperture numbers amongst compact cameras of this age.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 73 millimeters, the DSC-RX100M3 has a quite short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the DSC-RX100M3. The maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of digital cameras of this age and type range from 0.28mm to 720mm.

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Only Features Four Flash Modess

The DSC-RX100M3 has a greater number of flash modes than most compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This digital camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on digital cameras of a similar type and age to the DSC-RX100M3. The flash modess "Flash off", "Flash on" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Sony digital camera.

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Only Has Four Light Exposure Modess

The Sony DSC-RX100M3 has a greater number of light exposure modes than most cameras of a similar age and type to it. This camera has a Manual light exposure modes, which is the most commonly found light exposure modes found on compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DSC-RX100M3. The light exposure modess "Aperture priority AE", "Auto" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this Sony camera.

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Only Supports Two Audio Formats Supporteds

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

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Very Low Magnification

At only 0.59 times zoom factor, the Sony DSC-RX100M3 has a fairly low magnification compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the DSC-RX100M3. The magnifications of digital cameras of this spec and age range from 0.58x to 1.4x.

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Very Big ISO Sensitivity (min)

Cameras of this age and spec have ISO sensitivity (min)s of between 80 and 130, and the average ISO sensitivity (min) is 98. With an ISO sensitivity (min) of 125, the DSC-RX100M3's ISO sensitivity (min) is one of the biggest amongst cameras of this age and spec.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony DSC-RX100M3

Released Over Two Years Ago

Sony released the DSC-RX100M3 over two years ago.

Average Display Diagonal

The DSC-RX100M3 has a relatively standard display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age.

We compared all the other 3" screen digital cameras to this digital camera and we think a cheaper digital camera such as the Samsung WB800F[plb_1585459_price] or you might consider a higher scoring digital camera such as the Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000[plb_1828874_price], and the Nikon Coolpix A[plb_1897281_price] are also worth considering.

If you would prefer a larger display diagonal then you might also want to consider the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2[plb_2711451_price] (4.8") which is also cheaper.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 263 grams, the DSC-RX100M3 has a relatively average weight compared to most of the other compact cameras that were released more than two years ago.

Digital cameras with a heavier weight that might also be worth looking at include the WB800F[pl_1585459_price] (218g), or the Galaxy Camera 2 EK-GC200[pl_2187885_price] (285g) both from Samsung which is also cheaper.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
Total Megapixels
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Number of Aspheric Elements
Number of Diaphragm Blades
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Focus Adjustment
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Exposure Compensation
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Wind Filter
Audio Formats Supported
Noise Reduction
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display Aspect Ratio
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Magnification
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Camera File System
Tripod Mountable
Saturation Adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
Built-In Processor
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Battery Voltage
Operational Conditions
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Carrying Case
Networking
Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Wi-Fi Standards
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
Technical Details
Built-In Speaker(s)
Self-Timer
Viewfinder
Speakers

User Reviews

(90)
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!

Reviewed 8 July 2016 by Shaan
(Verified Purchase)

Best camera ever honestly buy it you won't regret it! :)...

I?m a part-time pro photographer as well as a scientist, and a self-confessed camera addict, shooting Sony SLTs, micro four thirds and Fuji X systems. The RX100M3 is, to me, the perfect compact... Read more…

Reviewed 24 June 2016 by Jane

I echo all the other five star reviews. The is a REAL camera. You can point and shoot it if you wish and you'll still benefit from this camera. But you can do so much more too. PASM in such a... Read more…

Reviewed 9 June 2016 by Barry Nay | 11 Comments
(Verified Purchase)

Would have been useful to say that a memory card is required.

Reviewed 5 June 2016 by Zubs
(Verified Purchase)

I purchased this camera via Amazon Marketplace a few days before travelling abroad. After reading numerous reviews about this camera I took the chance. I wanted to travel light and decided with... Read more…

Reviewed 31 May 2016 by BUR70N

This camera is a great addition to anyone who is wanting to pursue photography with out the hassle of the additional lenses. Quick to come alive and ready to take photos, oh and the photos are so... Read more…

Reviewed 27 May 2016 by Karol
(Verified Purchase)

Best camera you can buy for that money.

Reviewed 2 April 2016 by D. Macneill
(Verified Purchase)

Fine camera.

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Barcodes 00027242883222, 00617689593466, 00845251075960, 00845251075991, 03662362040475, 04905524986372, 04905524986396, 04905524986402, 04905524986419

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