Sony RX10 III Review

July 7, 2016 | Amy Davies |
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Specifications

Sensor

Sensor Type
1.0-type (13.2mm x 8.8mm) Exmor RS CMOS sensor, aspect ratio 3:2
Number of Pixels (Effective)
Approx. 20.1 megapixels
Number of Pixels (total)
Approx. 20.1 megapixels

Lens

Lens type
ZEISS® Vario-Sonnar T* Lens, 18 elements in 13 groups (6 aspheric elements including AA lens)
F-number (Maximum Aperture)
F2.4(W)-4.0(T)
Iris diaphragm
9 blades
Focal length (f=)
f=8.8-220mm
Focal Length (f=) 35mm format equivalent
[Still image 3:2] f=24-600mm [Still image 16:9] f=26-630mm [Still image 1:1] f=31-760mm [Still image 4:3] f=27-650mm [Movie 16:9] f=26-630mm (SteadyShot Standard), f=27-890mm (SteadyShot Active), f=30-910mm(SteadyShot Inteligent Active), [Movie 4K 16:9] f=28-680mm (SteadyShot Standard), [HFR 960fps] f=42-990mm (Quality Priority), f=60-1390mm (Shoot Time Priority), [HFR 480 fps] f=28-680mm (Quality Priority), f=42-990mm (Shoot Time Priority), [HFR 240 fps] f=26-630mm (Quality Priority), f=28-680mm (Shoot Time Priority)
Focus Range (From the Front of the Lens)
AF (W: Approx. 3cm to infinity, T: Approx.72cm to infinity, f=250mm (35mm format equivalent): Approx. 140cm to infinity)
Optical Zoom
25x
Clear Image Zoom
Approx. 50x (including Optical Zoom)
Digital Zoom
Approx. 100x (including Optical Zoom)
Filter Diameter
72mm

Screen

Screen Type
7.5cm (3.0 type) (4:3) / 1,228,800 dots / Xtra Fine / TFT LCD
Brightness Control
Manual (5 steps) / Sunny Weather mode
Adjustable Angle
Up by approx. 107degrees, down by approx. 42degrees
Display Selector (Finder/Lcd)
Auto / EVF / Monitor
MF Assist Magnification
5.3x,10.7x

Viewfinder

Screen Type/Number of Dots
0.39-type electronic viewfinder (XGA OLED), 2,359,296 dots
Brightness Control
Auto, Manual (5 steps)
Field Coverage
100%
Magnification
Approx. 0.70x with 50mm lens. at infinity, -1m-1(diopter) (35mm equiv.)
Eye Point
Approx. 23mm from the eyepiece lens, 21.5mm from the eyepiece frame at -1m-1(CIPA standard)
Dioptre Adjustment
-4.0 to +3.0m-1

Camera

Steadyshot
[Still Image] Optical, [Movie] Intelligent Active Mode, Optical type with electronic compensation (Anti Rolling type)
Focus Mode
Single-shot AF (AF-S) / Continuous AF (AF-C) / Direct Manual Focus (DMF) / Manual Focus
Focus Area
Wide / Center / Flexible Spot (S/M/L) / Expanded Flexible Spot / Lock-on AF (Wide/Center/Flexible Spot (S/M/L) / Expanded Flexible Spot)
Light Metering Mode
Multi Pattern / Center Weighted / Spot
Exposure Compensation
+/- 3.0 EV, 1/3 EV step
ISO Sensitivity (Still Image)
ISO 100-12800 (1/3 step) (expandable to ISO 64/80), Auto (ISO 100-12800, selectable with upper/lower limit) , Multi-Frame NR: ISO100-25600 (1 EV step), Auto (ISO 100-128000)
ISO Sensitivity (Movie)
ISO 100-12800 equivalent (1/3step), AUTO (ISO 100-12800 equivalent, selectable lower limit and upper limit)
White Balance Modes
Auto / Daylight / Shade / Cloudy / Incandescent / Fluor.: Warm White / Fluor.: Cool White / Fluor.: Day White / Fluor.: Daylight / Flash / C.Temp. / Filter / Custom
WB Micro Adjustment
Yes (G7 to M7 (57 steps), A7 to B7 (29 steps))
Shutter Speed
iAuto(4"-1/2000*) / Program Auto(30"-1/2000*) / Manual Exposure(Bulb, 30"-1/2000*) / Aperture Priority(30"-1/2000*) / Shutter Priority(30"-1/2000*). *At F8 or greater aperture value. Fastest limit at F2.4 is 1/1000.
Electronic Shutter
iAuto (4” - 1/32000) / Program Auto (30” - 1/32000) / Manual (30” - 1/32000) / Aperture Priority (30” - 1/32000) / Shutter Priority (30” - 1/32000)
Image Control
Contrast, Saturation, Sharpness, Creative Style, Color Space (sRGB/Adobe RGB), Quality (RAW/RAW & JPEG/Extra fine/Fine/Standard)
Noise Reduction
Long exposure NR: On / Off, available of shutter speeds longer than 1/3 sec. , high ISO NR: Normal / Low / Off , Multi Frame NR: Auto, ISO100-25600
Dynamic Range Functions
Off, Dynamic Range Optimizer (Auto/Level 1-5), Auto High Dynamic Range (Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure difference Level (1.0-6.0EV, 1.0EV step))
Shooting Mode
AUTO (Intelligent Auto/Superior Auto), Program Auto, Aperture Priority, Shutter Speed Priority, Manual Exposure, MR (Memory Recall) 1,2,3, Movie Mode (Program Auto, Aperture Priority, Shutter Speed Priority, Manual Exposure), HFR Mode (Program Auto, Aperture Priority, Shutter Speed Priority, Manual Exposure), Panorama, Scene Selection
Scene Selection
Portrait, Sports Action, Macro, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Handheld Twilight, Night Portrait, Anti Motion Blur
Continuous Shooting Speed (Maximum) (Maximum Number of Recording Pixels)
Speed Priority Continuous Shooting: approx. 14 fps, Continuous Shooting: approx. 5 fps 4
Self-Timer
10 sec. / 5 sec. / 2 sec. / 3 or 5 consecutive shots with 10 sec. 5 sec. or 2 sec. delay selectable / Bracketing shots with 10 sec. 5 sec. or 2 sec. delay selectable
Drive Modes
Single, Continuous shooting, Speed priority continuous shooting, Self-timer, Self-timer (cont.), Cont.-bracketing, Single-bracketing, White balance bracketing, DRO bracketing
Picture Effect
[Still Image] Toy camera, Pop Color, Posterization, Retro Photo, Soft High-key, Partial Color, High Contrast Mono., Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Richtone Monochrome, Miniature, Watercolor, Illustration, [Movie] Toy camera, Pop Color, Posterization, Retro Photo, Soft High-key, Partial Color, High Contrast Mono.
Flash Range
ISO Auto: Approx.1.0m to 10.8m (3.28 ft. to 35.43 ft.) (W) / Approx. 1.0m to 6.5m (3.28 ft. to 21.33 ft.) (T), ISO12800: up to Approx. 20.8m (68.24 ft.) (W) / Approx. 12.8m (41.99 ft.) (T)
Creative Style
Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Clear, Deep, Light, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Autumn Leaves, Black & White, Sepia, Style Box
Picture Profile
off/PP1-PP7(Black Level, Gamma(Movie, Still, Cine1-2, ITU709, ITU709 [800%], S-Log2), Black Gamma, Knee, Color Mode, Saturation, Color Phase, Color Depth, Detail, Copy, Reset)
Number of Recognised Scenes
[Still Image] Superior Auto: 44, Intelligent Auto: 33, [Movie] 44
Flash Mode
Auto / Flash On / Slow Synchro / Rear Sync. / Flash Off / Wireless (with optional compatible flash)

Recording

Compatible Recording Media
Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo (High Speed), Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick Micro, Memory Stick Micro (Mark2), SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card, microSD Memory Card, microSDHC Memory Card, microSDXC Memory Card
Recording Format
[Still Image]: 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
Recording Format (Movie Audio)
XAVC S: LPCM 2ch / AVCHD: Dolby Digital (AC-3) 2ch (Dolby Digital Stereo Creator) / MP4: MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch
Colour Space (Still)
sRGB / Adobe RGB
File Format
sRGB / Adobe RGB
Number of Recorded pixels (Image Size) during Movie
16:9 mode: 17M (5,472×3,080) / 7.5M (3,648×2,056) / 4.2M (2,720×1,528)
Movie Recording Mode (NTSC)
AVCHD: 28M PS (1,920x1,080/60p) / 24M FX (1,920x1,080/60i) / 17M FH (1,920x1,080/60i) / 24M FX (1,920x1,080/24p) / 17M FH (1,920x1,080/24p), XAVC S 4K: 30p 100M (3,840x2,160/30p) / 30p 60M (3,840x2,160/30p) / 24p 100M (3,840x2,160/24p) / 24p 60M (3,840x2,160/24p), XAVC S HD: 60p 50M (1,920x1,080/60p) / 30p 50M (1,920x1,080/30p) / 24p 50M (1,920x1,080/24p) / 120p 100M (1,920x1,080/120p) / 120p 60M (1,920x1,080/120p), MP4: 28M (1,920x1,080/60p) / 16M (1,920x1,080/30p) / 6M (1,280x720/30p)
Number of Recording Pixels (Image Size)
3:2 mode: 20M (5,472×3,648) / 10M (3,888×2,592) / 5M (2,736×1824), 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 Recording Mode (PAL)
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 4K: 25p 100M (3,840x2,160/25p) / 25p 60M (3,840x2,160/25p), XAVC S HD: 50p 50M (1,920x1,080/50p) / 25p 50M (1,920x1,080/25p) / 100p 100M (1,920x1,080/100p) / 100p 60M (1,920x1,080/100p), MP4: 28M (1,920x1,080/50p) / 16M (1,920x1,080/25p) / 6M (1,280x720/25p),
HFR
NTSC: XAVC S HD: 60p 50M (1,920x1,080/240fps), 60p 50M (1,920x1,080/480fps), 60p 50M (1,920x1,080/960fps) / 30p 50M (1,920x1,080/240fps), 30p 50M (1,920x1,080/480fps), 30p 50M (1,920x1,080/960fps) / 24p 50M (1,920x1,080/240fps), 24p 50M (1,920x1,080/480fps), 24p 50M (1,920x1,080/960fps) Sensor Readout Number of Effective Pixels Quality Priority: 240fps / 250fps (1,824x1,026), 480fps / 500fps (1,676x566), 960fps / 1000fps (1,136x384) / Shoot Time Priority: 240fps / 250fps (1,676x566), 480fps / 500fps (1,136x384), 960fps / 1000fps (800x270), PAL: XAVC S HD: 50p 50M (1,920x1,080/250fps), 50p 50M (1,920x1,080/500fps), 50p 50M (1,920x1,080/1000fps) / 25p 50M (1,920x1,080/250fps), 25p 50M (1,920x1,080/500fps), 25p 50M (1,920x1,080/1000fps)

Print

Print
Exif Print, PRINT Image Matching (PIM3)

Interface

Input and Output Terminals
Multi / Micro USB Terminal, Hi-Speed USB (USB2.0), Micro HDMI,Microphone (3.5 mm Stereo minijack), Multi Interface Shoe, Headphones
NFC
NFC forum Type 3 Tag compatible, One-touch remote, One-touch sharing
WI-FI
Yes (IEEE802.11b/g/n (2.4GHz band))

Power

Power Source
DC7.2V (supplied battely) / DC5.0V (supplied AC adaptor)
Battery System
Rechargeable battery pack NP-FW50
Power Consumption (Camera Mode)
Approx. 2.3W with LCD monitor and approx. 2.6W with viewfinder (CIPA standard)
USB Charge/USB Power Supply
Yes (Shooting, Playback)
Battery Life
Still Images< Monitor: Approx. 420 shots / Approx. 210min., Viewfinder: Approx. 370 shots / Approx. 185min. Movies (actual shooting Monitor: Approx. 65 min., Viewfinder: Approx. 70 min. (In [MP4 28M] mode, max. continuous shooting time is approx. 20 min. and max. file size is 4GB.) Movies (continuous shooting)< Monitor: Approx. 120 min., Viewfinder: Approx. 130 min. (In [MP4 28M] mode, max. continuous shooting time is approx. 20 min. and max. file size is 4GB.)
Supplied Battery
DC7.2V

Others

Playmemories Camera Apps
Yes
Shooting Functions
Eye AF / Face Detection / Face Registration / Still Image Recording (during movie recording) / Smile shutter / Grid Line / Quick Navi / Digital Level Gauge (pitch and roll) / WB Bracket / DRO Bracketing / MF Assist / Peaking / Zebra / Marker Display / Audio Level Display / Audio Out Timing / Step Zoom/Quick Zoom / TC / UB / Photographer Name & Copyright / Set File Name/ ISO Auto Minimum Shutter Speed / PC Remote Control / Zoom Assist / Focus Hold
Playback Functions
BRAVIA Sync (Control for HDMI) / 9/25-frame index view / Auto Orientation / Slide Show / Forward / Rewind (Movie) / Delete / Protect / Motion Shot Video / Photo Capture
Operating Temprature
Approx. 0°C to 40°C (32F° to 104F°)

Size & Weight

Dimensions (W x H x D)
132.5 x 94.0 x 127.4mm, (5 1/4" x 3 3/4" x 5 1/8")
WEIGHT (CIPA COMPLIANT)
Approx. 1051g (Body Only) / Approx. 1095g (Battery and Memory Stick Duo are included), Approx. 2lb 5.1oz. (Body Only) / Approx. 2lb 6.7oz. (Battery and Memory Stick Duo are included)

What's In The Box

  • Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-FW50
  • Micro USB cable
  • Shoulder strap
  • Lens cap
  • Shoe cap
  • Lens hood
  • Eyepiece Cup
  • Instruction Manual