Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Review

June 16, 2014 | Mark Goldstein | |

Specifications

Size & Weight

Dimensions (W x H x D) (CIPA)
101.6 x 58.1 x 41.0 mm
Weight (CIPA)
263 g (Body only);290 g (With battery and media)

Sensor

Sensor Type
1.0 type (13.2mm x 8.8mm) Exmor R CMOS sensor
Effective pixels
20.1MP

Lens

Lens type
ZEISS Vario Sonnar T* Lens
F-number
F1.8 (W) - 2.8 (T)
Focal length
f=8.8-25.7 mm

Zoom

Optical Zoom
2.9x
Digital Zoom (Still Image)
Up to 44x (VGA)
Digital Zoom (Movie)
Digital Zoom Approx. 11
Clear Image Zoom
Still Image: 20M Approx. 5.8x / 10M Approx. 8.2x / 5M Approx. 11x / VGA Approx. 44x;Movie: Approx. 5.8x

Image Stabilization

Steadyshot
Optical

Focus

Focus Type
Contrast detection AF
Focus Mode
Single-shot AF, Continuous AF, DMF, Manual Focus
Focus Range
5 cm - Infinity (W), 0.3 m - Infinity (T)
Light Metering Mode
Multi Pattern, Center Weighted, Spot

Exposure

External Flash Mode
Auto / Flash On / Slow Synchro / Rear Sync / Flash Off

LCD

Screen Type
3.0'' (7.5 cm) (4:3) / 1,228,800 dots / Xtra Fine / TFT LCD
Viewfinder
Brightness Control
Auto / Manual (5 steps) / Sunny Weather

Shutter

Shutter Speed
iAuto (4" - 1/2000) / Program Auto (1" - 1/2000) / Manual (Bulb, 30" - 1/2000) / Aperture Priority (8" - 1/2000) / Shutter Priority (30" - 1/2000)

White Balance

White Balance Modes
Auto, Daylight, Shade,Incandescent, Cloudy, Fluorescent (Warm White, Cool White, Day White, Daylight), Flash, C.Temp./Filter, Custom
Bracketing
Yes

Storage Media

Compatible Recording Media
Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo(High Speed), Memory Stick PROHG Duo, Memory Stick Micro, Memory Stick Micro (Mark2), Memory Stick XC-HG Duo, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card(UHS-I), microSD Memory Card, microSDHC Memory Card, microSDXC Memory Card

Recording

Still Image Resolution
3:2 mode: 20M (5,472×3,648) / 10M (3,888×2,592) / 5M (2,736×1,824);4:3 mode: 18M (4,864×3,648) / 10M (3,648×2,736) / 5M (2,592×1,944) / VGA;16:9 mode: 17M (5,472×3,080) / 7.5M (3,648×2,056) / 4.2M (2,720×1,528);1:1 mode: 13M (3,648×3,648) / 6.5M (2,544×2,544) / 3.7M (1,920×1,920);Sweep Panorama: Wide (12,416×1,856 / 5,536×2, 160), Standard (8,192×1,856 / 3,872×2,160)
Movie Resolution
AVCHD: 28M PS (1,920x1,080/50p) / 24M FX (1,920x1,080/50i) / 17M FH (1,920x1,080/50i) / 24M FX (1,920x1,080/25p) / 17M FH (1,920x1,080/25p);XAVC S: 50p 50M (1,920x1,080/50p) / 25p 50M (1,920x1,080/25p) / 100p 50M (1,280x720/100p);MP4: 12M (1,440x1,080/25fps) / 3M VGA (640x480/25fps)
Movie Recording Mode
AVCHD (up to 1920 x 1080/50p at 28Mbps) / MP4 (up to 1,440 x 1,080/25p at 12Mbps)
Recording Format
Still Images: JPEG (DCF Ver.2.0,Exif Ver.2.3, MPF Baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format);Movie: XAVC S, AVCHD format Ver.2.0 compatible, MP4

Built-in Flash

Built-in Flash Mode
Auto / Flash On / Slow Synchro / Rear Sync / Flash Off
Flash Type
Built-in, manual pop-up
Built-in Flash Range
ISO Auto: Approx. 0.4m to 10.2m (1.31 ft. to 33.46 ft.) (W) / Approx. 0.4m to 6.5m (1.31 ft. to 21.33 ft.) (T);ISO12800: up to Approx. 20.4m (66.93 ft.) (W) / Approx. 13.0m (42.65 ft.) (T)

Shooting

Image Processor
BIONZ X
Shooting Mode
Superior Auto, Intelligent Auto, Program Auto, Aperture Priority, Shutter Speed Priority, Manual Exposure, Memory Recall (1,2,3), Movie Mode (Program Auto, Aperture Priority, Shutter Speed Priority, Manual Exposure), Panorama, Scene Selection
Continuous Shooting Speed (maximum)
5 fps (in Speed Priority Continuous Shooting mode)
Self-Timer
Off / 10sec. / 2sec. / 3 or 5 consecutive shots with 10sec. delay selectable
Scene Selection
Portrait, Sports Action, Macro, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Handheld Twilight, Night Portrait, Anti Motion Blur, Pet Mode, Gourmet, Fireworks, High Sensitivity
Photo Creativity
Yes
Picture Effect
Toy camera, Pop colour, Posterization, Retro Photo, Soft High-key, Partial colour, High Contrast Mono., Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Richtone Monochrome, Miniature, Watercolour, Illustration
Panorama (Shooting)
YES
Shooting Functions
Eye AF, Face Detection, Face Registration, Smile Shutter, Quick Navi, Digital Level Gauge (pitch and roll), WB Bracketing, DRO Bracketing, MF Assist, Peaking, Zebra, Micref Level, Step Zoom, Self-portrait timer

Exposure

Metering Mode
EV 0 to 20 (at ISO 100 equivalent)
Exposure Compensation
"+/-" 3.0 EV, 1/3 EV step
ISO Sensitivity (Still Image)
ISO 125-25600
ISO Sensitivity (Movie)
Auto: (ISO 125 Level - ISO 12800 Level, selectable with upper / lower limit), 125/160/200/250/320/400/500/640/800/1000/1250/1600/2000/2500/3200/4000/5000/6400/8000/10000/12800

Power

Power Consumption (Camera Mode)
Approx. 1.7W with LCD monitor and approx. 2.3W with viewfinder (CIPA standard)
Battery Life (CIPA, Still Images)
320 shots / 160 minutes

Interface

Input and Output Terminals
Hi-Speed USB (USB2.0), Micro HDMI, Micro USB
Wi-Fi Connectivity
Yes (IEEE802.11b / g / n (2.4GHz band))

What's In The Box

  • Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-BX1
  • AC Adaptor
  • Micro USB cable
  • Wrist Strap
  • Strap Adapter
  • Instruction Manual