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Sony RX100 III Digital Camera

£558.00
Compact Camera 20.1MP 2.9x CMOS Dec 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Sensor Type Release Date
Seventeen industry awards
Excellent image quality
Excellent image quality
857 Reviews + 19 Awards
Trusted Reviews Recommended DP Review Silver PhotographyBlog.com Essential What Digital Camera Gold
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Does Not Have Good Technical Guidance

Nine people agreed that the Sony RX100 III did not have good technical guidance. Website Bhphotovideo.com mentioned three years ago “Limited Instruction Manua” in their review of this digital camera. Iowadavid wrote on expert review site Johnlewis.com “Is also not intuitive enough to not require instructions, this feels like Sony simply rushed it out the door to take advantage of Pogue's review” in their review of this digital camera. Five years ago Hobopelican mentioned in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Johnlewis.com “To everyone complaining about 'no instruction manual', this camera is NOT for you” but even so they still scored it 5 stars out of 5.


Reviews

Seventeen Industry Awards

This Sony camera is one of the most awarded of all the similar spec cameras that have been available for more than two years.

This compact camera was given a "Recommended" award by websites Trusted Reviews, Altomdata.dk, Lydogbilde.no, Focus-numerique.fr and Tek.no all of whom concluded that this Sony digital camera was good.

This Sony digital camera received an "Editor's Choice" award from both websites Photoreview.com.au and Log.com.tr, both of which thought that this compact camera was superb.

Three additional expert review sites all thought that this Sony camera was good. The author at review website DP Review gave this compact camera a "Silver" award and said it was very good and website Ephotozine gave it a "Highly Recommended" award, confirming their endorsement. Also, the editor of website What Digital Camera thought that this Sony digital camera was terrific and gave it a "Gold" award.

This digital camera received a "5 Star" award from Digital Versus, 01net.com and Les Numeriques.com.

This digital camera received a "Mashable Choice" award from Mashable.com, it received an "Editor's Choice" award from Pocket Lint and Ljudochbild.se gave it a "5 Star" award.

Excellent Expert Reviews

This digital camera has an average expert rating of 90 out of 100 based on fourty-two expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, DP Review, Trusted Reviews and Ephotozine. This puts this Sony camera in the top 4% of all the digital cameras of this type and age when ranked by average expert review score.

Excellent Owner Reviews

On average, based on 864 owner reviews this compact camera has an outstanding overall owner rating. 517 reviewers (90% of all reviewers) gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars and 93% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

We checked 23,306 user and expert reviews (including 1,167 verified purchases) for Sony cameras and found that on average Sony has good reviews. We also found that Sony has good reviews specifically for its compact cameras. 94% of those that bought a Sony digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Popular Choice

Across all digital cameras, the RX100 III is one the most popular products currently available for sale.

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was December 2014 when this Sony camera was released.


Features

Good Video Features

Eighty-nine customers agreed that the Sony RX100 III had good features. In April last year Dp Review said “Combination of reach and video feature set is unparalleled” in their review of this digital camera. Website Wired.com scored it 5 stars out of 5 and mentioned in their review of this digital camera “The ultimate blend of features for any level of photographer”. Website Hardwarezone.com.sg said “Good video features”.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Body Shape

One hundred and ninety-one owners wrote in their reviews that the product was compact. Digitalversus.com gave it a score of 5 stars out of 5 and wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Digital Versus “A top-of-the-range compact camera with a 1" sensor (13.2 x 8.8 mm compared with the usual 1/2.3" or 6.2 x 4.6 mm) taking excellent-quality pictures while fitting easily into a pocket or bag”. Three years ago expert website Techradar.com mentioned “What sets the RX100 series apart from most other pocket-sized compact cameras is”. Expert review site Goodgearguide.com.au said in their review of this digital camera “That's the major distinction between this compact camera and competing models; it's desig”.

Fourty-five people thought it was heavy and bulky. Techradar.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera on expert website Techradar “Despite the addition of the electronic viewfinder (EVF) the RX100 III is a very similar size to the previous model - it is just 2.5mm wider and 9g heavier”. Expert review site Goodgearguide.com.au scored it 4 stars out of 5 and wrote in their review of this digital camera three years ago “At the heart of Sony's small Cyber-shot RX100 III is a 20-megapixel sensor that can capture images at a quality level that's usually reserved for bulky digital SLRs”. Ephotozine.com mentioned on expert review site Ephotozine “Is only 9g heavier than the RX100 Mark II” in their review of this digital camera and scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Eight people who reviewed it reckoned that it was lightweight. Alfa1 gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert website Johnlewis.com “A small, lightweight form factor”. Rich501 mentioned “Small lightweight which can take excellent photos in most of the situations where you would use a DSLR” . Three years ago Wilkster gave this digital camera a rating of 5 stars out of 5 and wrote “The camera is lightweight and in many ways is a marvel of technology”.

Seven customers who reviewed it thought it was easy to carry around. Jigisjig said in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Johnlewis.com “Compact in size easy to carry around”. Two years ago Mil29 scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and wrote “Really pleased with the camera, easy to carry plus takes very good photographs” in their review of this digital camera. Ying said “This camera is easy to carry” in her review of this digital camera.

Six customers wrote in their reviews that it was a good body shape. Last year website Bhphotovideo.com gave this digital camera a rating of 5 stars out of 5 and wrote in their review of this digital camera “Nice Body Color”. Iowadavid mentioned on expert website Johnlewis.com “Huge sensor for such a tiny body, fast Zeiss lens, truly pocketable”. Four years ago an anonymous reviewer gave it the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5 and she wrote “The camera body is perfectly finished.”.

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Average Weight

The Sony RX100 III has a pretty average weight (263 grams) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera.

If you would consider a digital camera with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the FinePix X20 (£439) (333g and cheaper), or the X10 (£469) (330g and cheaper) both from Fujifilm.

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Video

Supports Video Recording

The RX100 III supports video recording. Most of the other compact cameras that have been around for more than two years also support video recording.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480|1280 x 720|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported video resolutions on digital cameras that were released 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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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Sony RX100 III supports video capability, as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to this camera.

It may also be worth considering one of the other cameras which support video capability currently available including cheaper cameras such as the Fujifilm X10 (£469), or the Canon G12 (£439.99).

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Sony RX100 III has a built-in flash. Most of the other similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as this camera also have a built-in flash.

We compared all the other digital cameras with a built-in flash to this camera and we think the Fujifilm X10 (£469) which is cheaper; or the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II (£394) which has better reviews are also worth considering.

It is worth also looking at other cameras which also have a built-in flash including the Nikon Coolpix A (£577.97).

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Sony RX100 III supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other cameras of this age and type also support Wi-Fi.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras which support Wi-Fi and we think because of their better review scores, the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II (£394), and the Fujifilm X100 (£449.20) are also worth considering.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The RX100 III supports Near Field Communication (NFC), as do most of the other compact cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera.

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Sony RX100 III has a fairly typical display diagonal compared to most of the other compact cameras that were released around the same time as this camera.

Alternative 3" screen digital cameras currently available which you might want to look at include because of their better review scores, the Fujifilm X100 (£449.20), or the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II (£394).

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Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

The display resolutions (numeric) of compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago range from 230,000 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 860,000 pixels. At 1,228,800 pixel, the RX100 III has a quite high display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera.

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Lens System

Quite Big Digital Zoom

The Sony RX100 III has one of the bigger digital zooms (11 times zoom factor) amongst digital cameras of this age. The average digital zoom of compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera is 23x, and the digital zooms range from 2x to 330x.

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Nine Aspheric Elements

The Sony RX100 III is a nine aspheric element digital camera.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At only 73 millimeters, the RX100 III has a quite short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera. The shortest maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 28mm, the longest is 720mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 250mm.

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 2.9 times zoom factor, the RX100 III has a fairly typical optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to this camera.

If you would prefer a bigger optical zoom then you might want to look at the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II (£394) (5x) which also has a higher rating.

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Very Small Minimum Aperture Number

Compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera have minimum aperture numbers of between 1.7 and 4.5, and the average minimum aperture number is 2.6. The RX100 III has one of the smaller minimum aperture numbers (only 1.8) amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Technical Details

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The RX100 III has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this digital camera.

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Has a Self-Timer

The RX100 III has a self-timer, as do most of the other cameras of this age and type.

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Flash

Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The RX100 III has a flash exposure compensation. Most of the other compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago also have a flash exposure compensation.

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Camera

Features Contrast Adjustment

The Sony RX100 III features contrast adjustment. Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age also feature contrast adjustment.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The Sony RX100 III features saturation adjustment. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera also feature saturation adjustment.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The RX100 III has a tripod mountable. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years also have a tripod mountable.

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Features Histogram

The Sony RX100 III features histogram, as do most of the other cameras of this age and type.

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Packaging Content

Has a Carrying Case

The RX100 III has a carrying case, as do most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The RX100 III has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other cameras of this age and type.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Sony RX100 III has a batteries included. Most of the other compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera also have a batteries included.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The RX100 III has an HDMI, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera.

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Light Exposure

Supports Twenty-One ISO Sensitivities

The RX100 III has a greater number of ISO speeds than most similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as it. This Sony digital camera supports a 320 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by digital cameras of a similar spec and age to this camera. The ISO sensitivities "125", "160", "200", "250", "400", "500", "640", "800", "1000", "1250", "1600", "2000", "2500", "3200", "4000", "5000", "6400", "8000", "10000" and "12800" are also supported by this digital camera.

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Picture Quality

3648 X 2736 Still Image Resolution

The Sony RX100 III has a 3648 x 2736 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s) found on most compact cameras that came out more than two years ago. This camera also have still image resolution(s) 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. The worst still image resolution of all compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera is 480 x 480 and the best is 4608 x 3456.

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20.1 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 20.1 megapixels camera.

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Viewfinder

Very Low Magnification

The lowest magnification of cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camera is 0.58x, the highest is 32x, and the average magnification is 7.3x. With a magnification of only 0.59 times zoom factor, the Sony RX100 III has a quite low magnification compared to most of the other compact cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Audio

Excellent Noise Performance

Seven customers who bought it concluded that it was noisy. Ephotozine scored the product 5 stars out of 5 and said in their review of this digital camera three years ago “Excellent noise performance”.

Duffer69 wrote “As is the case with most compacts it gets noisy thereafter” in their review of this digital camera and scored this digital camera 5 stars out of 5. Jmknights mentioned in their review of this digital camera three years ago “Noisy, slow focus, shutter actuation(after pushing shutter button takes extra ordinary time for shot to be taken” but even so they gave the product a rating of 60 out of 100.

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Features Noise Reduction

The Sony RX100 III features noise reduction, as do most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

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Has a Wind Filter

The RX100 III has a wind filter. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera also have a wind filter.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The RX100 III has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camera.

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Acceptable Noise Level

Seven customers who bought it concluded that it was noisy. Ephotozine scored the product 5 stars out of 5 and said in their review of this digital camera three years ago “Excellent noise performance”. Duffer69 wrote “As is the case with most compacts it gets noisy thereafter” in their review of this digital camera and scored this digital camera 5 stars out of 5. Jmknights mentioned in their review of this digital camera three years ago “Noisy, slow focus, shutter actuation(after pushing shutter button takes extra ordinary time for shot to be taken” but even so they gave the product a rating of 60 out of 100.

Three people considered that it was quiet. Dave said in his review of this digital camera on expert website Amazon.co.uk “There are so many options too that you never get bored messing with the menus and the programmable silent and smooth front ring around the lens is really useful”. Luminos wrote “The Sony RX1000 III perfectly fulfills my needs for a compact, unobtrusive, quiet, camera with fast lens, low noise” in their review of this digital camera.

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Smart TV

Good Connectivity

Three owners who reviewed the Sony RX100 III said that it had gps. An anonymous reviewer said in her review of this digital camera on expert website Johnlewis.com “A built in gps sensor for geotagging.” and scored this digital camera a maximum of 5 stars. Strayman mentioned on expert website Johnlewis.com “I would have liked GPS” in their review of this digital camera and rated this digital camera 5 stars out of 5. Ludovico Sforza gave it the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5 and said “I would have liked integrated GPS” in their review of this digital camera.

Two owners who reviewed it concluded that it was good in terms of connectivity. Benbird7 said in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Johnlewis.com “This camera takes better photos than the DSLR (Nikon D3300) and is superb especially for the size with good connectivity” and gave it a score of 5 stars out of 5.

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Design

Excellent Image Quality

Three hundred and twenty-one people who reviewed the product wrote that it was good quality. Techradar scored the product 80 out of 100 and said “Superb stills and video quality”. Website Cnet.com.au mentioned “Plus it offers excellent performance, photo and video quality” and scored the Sony RX100 III 80 out of 100. Website Wired.com said “Outstanding photo and video quality for its size”.

Compact Build

Seventy-two owners concluded that this digital camera was well made. Two years ago website Yugatech.com said “Premium construction”. Stuff.tv wrote in their Sony RX100 III review “Great build and features”. Digital Versus said “Compact build” .

Nine owners who purchased this digital camera thought it was strong and durable. Website Bhphotovideo.com mentioned “Small Pocketable Sturdy”. Ecps said on expert website Johnlewis.com “It seems to be a robust camera and the design is very clever” yet they gave this digital camera a rating of 3 stars out of 5. Andy321968 mentioned last year “It's sturdy” in their review of this digital camera.

Nine customers who purchased it agreed that it was reliable. Three years ago Gabeglasgow gave it a score of 5 stars out of 5 and said “I bought this camera to replace a very old, trusty film SLR camera”. An anonymous reviewer mentioned “I wanted a good reliable camera for different uses”. Trailclic wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert website Johnlewis.com “Reliable and full featured product giving excellent picture quality”.

Three customers who reviewed the product thought it was good at resisting water ingress. Dvfl mentioned in their review of this digital camera “This little camera packs some big features that will come definitely handy especially for underwater where manual control”. Eldiver wrote “My main interest is in underwater photography and this has proved quite challenging” and gave this digital camera a rating of 4 stars out of 5. Z2000 mentioned “Great for capturing 1 sec of fast action such as diving, etc at 10fps” and scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

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Nice Design

Fourty-nine owners who reviewed the product concluded that it was good looking. Expert website Techradar.com mentioned in their Sony RX100 III review “I think it's a pretty safe bet that it's going to be a good performer” . Expert website Thestar.com.my wrote “Sony knows it has a good thing on its hands with the RX100 premium compact range — the company has updated it pretty regularly since the first one was introduced”. Detroitpics mentioned five years ago “An amazing shot of my beautiful daughter with background defocus” .

Ten people who reviewed it reckoned that it was well designed. Cchan mentioned on expert review site Johnlewis.com “No need to carry heavy gear and the design is great with very good features”. An anonymous author said on expert website Johnlewis.com in April last year “, great design as are all the Sony products ie tablet/phones”. Stoilov wrote on expert review site Johnlewis.com “Good design, great night photos” and gave it a rating of 5 stars out of 5.

Seven people mentioned that it was smooth. Andy321968 scored it 5 stars out of 5 and wrote “It is a little smooth to grip well”. An anonymous reviewer said “The camera body can feel a bit slippery as it has a smooth finish” in her review of this digital camera and scored it a maximum of 5 stars. Trifan rated it 5 stars out of 5 and mentioned on expert review site Johnlewis.com “The moment I received it I was impressed by the build quality, smooth metallic feel, robustness in general”.

Six owners who reviewed it considered that it was neat. Jerrydoes wrote on expert website Johnlewis.com “It has well organized menus and nice button set up”. Tansy gave it the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5 and mentioned “I got this for Christmas and it's fantastic! Small, neat, professional, beautiful to look at! Easy to use, complex enough to be a brilliant little camera that takes fantastic photos!”. Lachie scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and wrote on expert website Johnlewis.com “It is a neat, pocketable camera with a fast lens” in their review of this digital camera.

Three people reckoned that the product was ergonomic. David27 said two years ago “The quality and ergonomics are first class” in their review of this digital camera and scored it a maximum of 5 stars. Southeastalex scored it a maximum of 5 stars and wrote on expert review site Amazon.co.uk “After using it for several months it's ergonomics are just lovely”. David Spero Peligro mentioned on expert website Bhphotovideo.com three years ago “The camera's ergonomics allow for very inventive shot composition” in his review of this digital camera.

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Easy to Use Share Features

One hundred and fourty-four people said in their reviews that it was easy to use. Dp Review mentioned “Excellent level of control over”. Website Chip.com.my wrote “Easy to use share features”. Expert review site Digitalversus.com said “The Sony RX100 Mark III is a great upgrade of the firm's high-end compact camera, bringing a wide-aperture lens and a pop-up viewfinder that's both practical and downright irresistible” in their review of this digital camera.

Fourty-six owners who purchased it agreed that it was easy to use the menus. Website Gadgets.ndtv.com said “Good image quality in almost all settings”. Website Bestbuy.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Loads of incredible features and settings”. Jarvi wrote on expert review site Johnlewis.com “The menus are simple to navigate the FN button is the gateway to effective settings & the flip out screen makes for a perfect street shooter” in their review of this digital camera.

Seventeen owners who bought the product thought it was comfortable and easy to hold. Expert website Liveatpc.com said in their review of the Sony RX100 III “Its curves around the left and right sides, which makes it easy to hold, while the top is kept flush when the electronic viewf”. Godders1968 mentioned on expert review site Johnlewis.com “Easy to hold and packed with features”. Last year Ra41 wrote on expert review site Argos.co.uk “It is not as difficult for me to hold as I thought it might be”.

Nine customers who reviewed the product thought it was easy to handle. Expert website Stuff.tv said in their review of this digital camera “This latest version is one of the best all-rounders I've ever seen, capable of handling everything you could as”. Bobp mentioned on expert review site Johnlewis.com three years ago “The camera is a true pocket compact and handling and use are instinctive” in their review of this digital camera. Spock999 scored it 80 out of 100 and said in their review of this digital camera on expert website Johnlewis.com “Handling - Pretty good”.

Four owners who reviewed the product considered that it was easy to setup. Grsony said “Easy to setup and use”. Turbo mentioned on expert website Bestbuy.com “I shoot in manual mode nearly all the time which was easy to set up because of the flexibility” in their review of this digital camera. Lady Fancifull scored the product the highest possible 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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Excellent Image Quality

Five hundred and ten people who reviewed it reckoned that it was able to produce good images. Three years ago website Chip.com.my wrote “Takes great photos, especially macro shots” in their review of this digital camera. In the same month Ephotozine said “Excellent image quality”. Stuff.tv gave it a score of 5 stars out of 5 and wrote “Excellent photo and video performance”.

Seventy-two owners wrote in their reviews that it was good in low light. Two years ago website Bestbuy.com scored it 80 out of 100 and mentioned “Good in Low Light”. Cchan wrote in their review of this digital camera “Very satisfied on such a compact camera it is on par and on low light even better than my dslr”. Chasx said “It is easily pocketable in cargo pockets, has a very high IQ, is excellent in low light, panorama mode works very well, in-camera hdr in superb” in their review of this digital camera and scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Thirty-six people wrote in their reviews that it had a good image sensor. Dp Review said in their review of the Sony RX100 III three years ago “Large sensor undoubtedly the best in its class” . Website Good Gear Guide.com.au wrote “Good sensor captures plenty of detail”. Techradar mentioned “Respected sensor”.

Twenty-seven customers who reviewed it considered that it had a good picture resolution. Website Bestbuy.com said “Great Resolution”. Deeflugs mentioned on expert review site Johnlewis.com “Despite those drawbacks there are great features, including continuous shooting and Intelligent Auto scene recognition” however they only gave it a score of 3 stars out of 5. Duffer69 said in their review of this digital camera “The auto modes are good and worthwhile using for rapid shooting”.

Thirteen customers wrote in their reviews that it had a good ISO range. Timbur gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and wrote “Be careful of higher ISO as the quality does drop off”. Zoomless rated it 5 stars out of 5 and said “The camera can be used easily on Intelligent Auto which gives good sensible settings for ISO, aperture” in their review of this digital camera. Angel scored the product 5 stars out of 5 and he mentioned in his review of this digital camera “I usually go up to 8000 iso and I'm fine”.

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Good Geotagging

Two customers considered that it had good geotagging. Neilc said on expert website Amazon.co.uk “I love to geo tag photos, so the lack of GPS was a concern”.

Good Video Features

Ninety-nine customers who reviewed the product concluded that it was good for video recording. Digital Versus wrote “Comprehensive video mode”. Website Bestbuy.com wrote three years ago “Sharp photos and videos” in their review of the Sony RX100 III. Techradar.com said on expert review site Techradar “Its 4K and HD video functionality is also superb”.

High Quality, Responsive Viewfinder

Eighty-seven owners who purchased it agreed that it had a good viewfinder. Three years ago Dp Review said in their Sony RX100 III review “High quality, responsive viewfinder”. Expert website Ephotozine.com wrote “Built-in pop-up viewfinder” in their review of this digital camera and gave it a score of 5 stars out of 5. Three years ago expert review site Brisbanetimes.com.au mentioned “The new features that make the upgrade important include a high-resolution pop-up viewfinder; a shorter, faster (brighter) 24-70mm zoom;”.

Fifty-three customers mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had a good screen. Derby scored it 4 stars out of 5 and said “I have found the camera easy to use and I like the tilting screen -- it is very useful in difficult locations”. Cest scored the product a maximum of 5 stars and wrote in their review of this digital camera “A touch screen would be a great improvement”. Front_element said “The screen is very good and bright.” in their review of this digital camera and scored it 5 stars out of 5.

Twenty customers concluded that it had an electronic viewfinder. Expert website T3.com said in their review of this digital camera “The Sony RX100 III is the brand's latest premium compact and sports a cool pop-up electronic viewfinder (EVF”. Expert review site Techreviewsource.com mentioned “The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III compact camera earns Editors' Choice accolades because of its image quality and excellent EVF, even despite its high price” in their review of this digital camera and scored this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Three years ago Chasx said “The evf is very useful indeed in bright sunlight when it is difficult to use the monitor”.

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Flash Can Tilt

Twenty-seven owners said that this digital camera had a good flash. Website Bhphotovideo.com gave this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5 and mentioned “Moveable Flash”. Three years ago an anonymous author said in her review of this digital camera on expert website Johnlewis.com “There are certainly plenty! Low light shooting is extremely good, with no flash required for most indoor shots which brings me to the only criticism of the camera the flash”. Front_element wrote on expert website Johnlewis.com “Where others have a pop-up flash this has a bright”.

Bright Lens

One hundred and thirty-three people said in their reviews that it had a good lens. Website Yugatech.com said “1 sensor, lens processor produces amazing photos video” in their review of this digital camera. Expert review site T3.com mentioned “The new 20.1-megapixel model also features a a new large aperture Zeiss Vario-Sonnar 24mm wide angle lens - a real boon for a camera of this size” in their review of this digital camera. Expert website Tech-Boom.com said “It has bright lens, folding screen to give us a selfie”.

Thirty-eight people concluded that it had a good zoom. Dp Review said in their review of the Sony RX100 III “Bright maximum apertures across zoom range gives huge flexibility” . Stuff.tv mentioned last year “Huge zoom range”. Expert review site Techradar.com said in April last year “The most noticeable difference is the inclusion of a variable aperture (f/2.4-4) mega zoom lens, with a reach”.

Thirty people concluded that it had a good autofocus. Website Bestbuy.com wrote “Fastaccurate auto-focus” and gave it the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5. Website Bhphotovideo.com said “Fast Focus When It Works”. Last year Andy321968 gave it a rating of 5 stars out of 5 and wrote “Focus is fast and accurate” in their review of this digital camera.

Eleven people who reviewed the product reckoned that it had a good image stabiliser. What Digital Camera mentioned last year “Very effective image stabilisation system”. Website Bhphotovideo.com gave it the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5 and said “Good Image Stabilization”. Mfmb_bentley mentioned in their review of this digital camera “The camera is very steady with image stabilisation”.

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Power

Good Battery Life

Twenty-two owners wrote in their reviews that it had a good battery life. Website Bestbuy.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Good Battery Life” and rated it 5 stars out of 5. Jandee wrote in their review of this digital camera “Tricky to use - excellent low light capabilities - tilting screen - small and easy to carry - excellent video quality - battery actually lasts quite a long time.”. Two years ago an anonymous author said “Constantly with fast battery loss” in her Sony RX100 III review but despite that she only scored the product 20 out of 100.


Price

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Reasonably Priced

Fourty-five people who reviewed this digital camera thought it was expensive. Expert review site Engadget.com wrote “At $800, Sony's RX100 III is a very expensive point-and-shoot.” in their Sony RX100 III review. Dtsn said on expert review site Johnlewis.com “I've had expensive DSLR's, APS-C” in their review of this digital camera and scored it 5 stars out of 5. Dinopulp mentioned on expert website Johnlewis.com “It is expensive for what it is” in their review of this digital camera.

Fourty-two people said in their reviews that the product was good value for money. Three years ago expert review site Engadget.com mentioned “There are good cameras that look cute, take passable pictures and don't cost an arm”. Dinopulp gave the product a score of 4 stars out of 5 and said two years ago “Aftermarket chargers and batteries are cheap.”. Cf 1 wrote on expert website Johnlewis.com “A perfect travel camera at a very reasonable price”.

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Product Identifiers

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Sony RX100 III Review Sources

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