The third camera in the RX100 Range offers users even more to play with. With a cracking pop-up viewfinder, amazing lens quality, not to mention the 1.0-Type CMOS Sensor and Full HD Movies, this is the perfect camera for those going out who "just want more"!
- 20.1MP 1" Exmor R BSI CMOS Sensor
- BIONZ X Image Processor
- Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* f/1.8-2.8 Lens
- 24-70mm (35mm Equivalent)
- 1440k-Dot OLED Tru-Finder Pop-Up EVF
- 3.0" 1229k-Dot Multi-Angle Xtra Fine LCD
- Full HD Video in XAVC S, Clean HDMI Out
- Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity with NFC
- ISO 12800 and 10 fps Continuous Shooting
- Manual Control Ring & Built-In ND Filter
20.1MP (effective) 1.0-type back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor
See more detail with a bigger sensor. 20.1 effective MP 1.0-type Exmor R CMOS sensor ensures bright, clear detail in all your photos and video. You get four times better light capture with a back-illuminated sensor. By placing the metal wiring in the back, rather than the front, Sony’s design creates a light-capturing area approximately four times larger than that of standard sensors.
BIONZ X image processing engine
The BIONZ X image processing engine incorporates sophisticated detail reproduction technology, diffraction reducing technology, and improved area-specific noise reduction while offering approximately three times more processing power than the previous BIONZ engine to enable faithful, realistic reproduction of high-definition details and textures in realtime.
ZEISS® Vario-Sonnar T* 24-70mm F1.8-2.8 lens
The RX100 III design features a versatile fixed lens of renowned ZEISS® quality. Up to 9 aspherical lens elements are used, among which two AA (advanced aspherical) lenses are cemented accurately to contribute to the downsizing of the whole lens unit while keeping the superb optical performance. The 24mm wide-angle gets more of the scene—ideal for architecture and landscapes, while the 70mm at a bright F2.8 is great for portraits, close-ups (30cm distance), and creative background blurring. The lens also features a built-in 1/8 ND filter that allows the exposure to be adjusted by 3-EV step equivalents to handle bright scenes. (Note: the 24-70mm specs are a 35mm equivalent).
Detail reproduction and diffraction reduction
Two new technologies bring out the full performance of sensor and lenses. Detail reproduction technology prevents the overemphasized outlines that plague most digital images. Diffraction reduction suppresses the effects of diffraction, which causes points of light to appear blurred especially at small aperture settings (large F-numbers). By taking the aperture setting into account, this technology faithfully restores clarity to points of light and other fine details, for beautiful landscapes, portraiture, and more.
Area-specific noise reduction
Area-specific noise reduction is now more powerful than ever. It selectively divides the image into areas based on patterns (such as edges, textures and evenly coloured areas like blue skies), and then applies the most appropriate noise reduction for each area to improve image quality, especially at high-sensitivity settings. Working together with Sony's detail reproduction, it gives supremely clear, detailed images.
Built-in electronic viewfinder (EVF)
Built into a camera body equal in size to the RX100 is an OLED Tru-Finder that enables faster, more accurate photo composition. The viewfinder is comprised of a high-contrast, high-resolution EL screen of approximately 1440k dots and features a ZEISS® T* coating that enhances clarity in the eyepiece optics. For stress-free shooting, an eye sensor allows instant shifting between the viewfinder and LCD screen.
XAVC S and AVCHD for advanced recording
The high-bit-rate XAVC S format is provided for serious videographers. It enables Full HD image recording at 50Mbps for extremely high-quality expression and minimal noise. It also employs the Long GOP (Group of Pictures) data compression method to realize efficient movie recording. (Note: Sony recommends using an SDXC memory card higher than Class 10 when shooting movies in the XAVC S format.) Furthermore, you can shoot Full Hi-Def with AVCHD, then easily edit that format in many different programs.
50 Mbps captures fast-moving scenes with excellent quality
In addition to AVCHD format, the RX100 III is the first Cyber-shot camera to offer XAVC S, the consumer variant of the professional XAVC format. Full HD (1920 x 1080) 60p (or 50p) recording at a bit rate of 50 Mbps clearly captures complex motion as seen in water spray or large crowds with stunning resolution. Audio is recorded in linear PCM format. Sequences recorded at the 120p high frame rate that is also included can be reproduced in slow-motion at 24p, and varied in speed by up to five times with impressively smooth results. Please note: 1) An SDXC memory card with a Class 10 or higher speed rating is required for XAVC S recording; 2) 120p recordings are captured at HD (1280 x 720) resolution. Intelligent Active Mode and Active Mode cannot be used when recording at 120p; 3) The camera does not provide slow-motion playback capability. PlayMemories Home™ can be used for slow-motion playback.
Full-pixel readout reduces artifacts
By using the power and speed of the BIONZ X processing engine to read the data from all of the image sensor’s pixels at high speed, artifacts are effectively suppressed so that a smooth, high-resolution image is reproduced.
Simultaneous dual video recording
Want to share your work with friends immediately—but still get pro-level footage? Simultaneously record top-quality AVCHD or XAVC S and web-friendly MP4 formats.
180-degree tilting LCD screen
A 3.0-inch, 1229k-dot extra-fine LCD screen tilts up to 180 degrees for easier selfies or group shots, and down to help compose your shot in macro mode.
Lock-on autofocus and area setting options
Lock-on AF adjusts the target frame size based on subject characteristics and makes use of a wide AF area to ensure usage of the optimal AF point for smooth, stable autofocusing. New BIONZ X ensures swifter subject tracking and detection performance than ever before.
Even when capturing a subject partially turned away from the camera with a shallow depth of field, the face will be sharply focused thanks to extremely accurate eye detection that can prioritize a single pupil. A green frame appears over the prioritized eye when focus has been achieved for easy confirmation.
Manual focus options
Features such as MF Assist (enlarging the image) and Peaking (highlighting edges in focus) make it easy to incorporate manual focus in your shooting when you desire the added flexibility.
Control ring and Custom button
Convenient lens-mounted control ring lets you select shutter speed, aperture and more for added creative control—another feature making the RX100 III ready for serious photographers. Additionally, use the Custom button for any of 42 possible functions to best adapt the RX100 III’s capabilities to your shooting style or situation.
HDMI connections and Wi-Fi convenience
Want to display your still shots on a beautiful 4K TV? Cable ports allow connections such as HDMI yet do not interrupt the crisp, clean lines of the camera body. You can also use the Wi-Fi feature and dispenses with cables all together.
Support for PlayMemories Camera Apps
Add usability and convenience with key apps like Smart Remote Control (which lets you use your smartphone for remote shutter release), Direct Upload for maximum social network convenience, and other apps for editing and effects.