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Sony RX10 III Digital Camera

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20.1MP 25x CMOS 100x Apr 2016
Megapixel 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 Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

On average Sony compact cameras have good reviews as do all digital cameras produced by Sony.

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In the last 60 days the price of the RX10 III has dropped by £150.95.

Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The RX10 III supports Full HD video, which is unusual. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the RX10 III do not support Full HD video.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The RX10 III supports wi-Fi. Most of the other new cameras also support wi-Fi.

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Very Big Digital Zoom

At 100 times zoom factor, the RX10 III has a very big digital zoom compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to the RX10 III. The smallest digital zoom of cameras that have been around for a similar time to the RX10 III is 4x and the biggest is 100x.

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

The average optical zoom of compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the RX10 III is 10x, and the optical zooms range from 2.8x to 35x. The Sony RX10 III has a quite big optical zoom (25 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to the RX10 III.

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Electronic Camera Shutter Type

This camera has an Electronic|Mechanical camera shutter type, which is typical of many compact cameras that were launched around the same time as it.

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Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds

The number of supported image formats on the RX10 III is more than most compact cameras that have been around for the last year. This Sony camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by compact cameras that were released in the last 12 months. The image formats supported "RAW" is also supported by this Sony digital camera.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolutions

The highest video resolution supported by the RX10 III is 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the video resolution of a 1920 x 1080 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by new compact cameras. 1920 x 1080 pixels is also supported by this digital camera. This camera also support a video resolutions 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.

A 3840 x 2160 pixels video resolutions is in fact the best supported video resolution across all comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the RX10 III.

A 640 x 480 pixels video resolutions is the worst supported video resolution across comparable types of camera.

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Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

The lowest display resolution (numeric) of similar spec cameras that have been available for the last year is 230,000 pixels and the highest is 1,300,000 pixels. At 1,228,800 pixel, the RX10 III has a quite high display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to the RX10 III.

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Has One White Balance

The number of white balance modes found on the Sony RX10 III is more than most compact cameras that were launched in the last 12 months. The most frequently found white balance is Auto, but this white balance is not found on this camera. The white balances Auto,Cloudy,Custom modes,Daylight,Flash,Incandescent,Shade are also found on this digital camera.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the RX10 III is 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the video resolution of the most frequently found maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is the worst video resolution amongst similar types of camera.

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Features One Flash Modes

The RX10 III has a greater number of flash modes than most comparable spec digital cameras that were released in the last year. The most frequently featured flash modes is Auto, but this flash modes is not featured on this Sony digital camera. The flash modess Auto,Flash off,Flash on,Slow synchronization are also featured on this digital camera.

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420 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

The RX10 III is a digital camera that takes 420 shots battery life (CIPA standard)s. Most of the other compact cameras that were launched in the last year take between 235 and 449 battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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Quite Long Battery Life (max)

With a battery life (max) of 3.5 hours, the RX10 III has a fairly long battery life (max) compared to most of the other new comparable spec cameras. Cameras that were launched around the same time as the RX10 III have battery life (max)s of between 1.3h and 4.5h, and the average battery life (max) is 2.8h.

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Supports One Audio Formats Supported

The number of audio formats supported by the Sony RX10 III is more than most new digital cameras. The most frequently supported audio formats supported is PCM, but this audio formats supported is not supported by this camera. The audio formats supporteds LPCM are also supported by this Sony camera.

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11 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

Most latest comparable spec digital cameras do not have an image stabilizer. The RX10 III is no exception to this as it too does not have an image stabilizer.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other compact cameras that came out in the last 12 months, the RX10 III is not waterproof.

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Not 3D

The Sony RX10 III is not 3D. Most of the other new cameras are also not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the RX10 III, the RX10 III does not have a GPS (satellite).

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Does Not Support Video Capability

The RX10 III does not support video capability. Most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for the last year also do not support video capability.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Most digital cameras that were released in the last year do not have a built-in flash. The RX10 III is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in flash.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

The RX10 III has a quite small display diagonal (only 2.95 inches) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the RX10 III. The smallest display diagonal of recently released comparable spec cameras is 2.3", the largest is 3", and the average display diagonal is 2.9".

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Not Cheap

The price range of new compact cameras is from £317 to £2,199. We think that this Sony digital camera looks expensive compared to other new compact cameras.

Only 1920 X 1920 Still Image Resolution(s)

The RX10 III has a 1920 x 1920 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most latest cameras. Most cameras that came out around the same time as it have a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s). Across all cameras that have been available for the last year the worst still image resolution is 384 x 480 and the best is 6000 x 4000.

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Only Supports One Wi-Fi Standards

The RX10 III has a greater number of wireless LAN types than most compact cameras that have been on the market for the last year. The most commonly supported wi-Fi standards is IEEE 802.11b, but this wi-Fi standards is not supported by this digital camera. The wi-Fi standardss IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n are also supported by this Sony camera.

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Very Heavy

With a weight of 1.1 kilograms, the Sony RX10 III is one of the heaviest compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the RX10 III amongst similar spec cameras of this age. The weights of latest comparable spec digital cameras range from 170g to 1.1kg, and the average weight is 410g.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Sony RX10 III

Released Ten Months Ago

It was ten months ago when Sony released the RX10 III.

Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 20.1 megapixels, the RX10 III has a fairly average megapixel compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the RX10 III.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

SD compatible memory cards

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 compatible memory cardss, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory cards on compact cameras that are a comparable age to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

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MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many recently released compact cameras.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Number of Aspheric Elements
Number of Diaphragm Blades
Filter Size
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Resolution At Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Voice Recording
Audio System
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display Aspect Ratio
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Magnification
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
USB Connector Type
HDMI
Microphone in
USB Version
Headphone Outputs
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance
Self-Timer Delay
Dioptre Correction
Camera File System
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Life (max)
Battery Capacity
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Battery Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Packaging Content
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Quick Start Guide
Networking
Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Wi-Fi Standards
Technical Details
Self-Timer
Neck Strap
Lens Cap Included

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony 7014056k, sony dscrx10m3, sony dscrx10m3c, sony dscrx10m3ce, sony dscrx10m3ceh
Barcodes 00000001609945, 00000001616988, 04548736037724, 04548736037748

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