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Astounding functionality meets exquisite image quality in the supremely compact RX100 III. Whenever photo opportunities arise, you can slip it from your pocket to enjoy a captivating 24mm wide-angle perspective, bright telephoto shooting at F2.8, ultra-high sensitivity in dimly lit environments, high-resolution viewfinder framing and exceptionally clear movie recording. Everything you hoped for and more.
Passionately refined image quality
Performance in perfect synergy
Sony meticulously fine-tuned and aligned the lens, image sensor and image processing engine with a precision beyond anything possible in interchangeable lens cameras to achieve stunning image quality surpassing all expectations.
New large-aperture ZEISS® Vario-Sonnar T* 24-70mm* F1.8-2.8 lens
The newly developed lens expands your range of expression with the enhanced perspective of a wide 24mm focal length, outstanding close-up performance, and bright F2.8 telephoto shooting that not only produces beautiful portraits with stunning background defocusing, but also clearly captures moving subjects in dimly lit settings. Legendary ZEISS® optics ensure superb edge-to-edge depiction, while a ZEISS® T* coating reduces flare and ghosting, aspherical lens elements reduce aberrations as well as lens size, and a built-in 1/8 ND filter expands shooting freedom in bright scenes.
* 35mm equivalent
1.0-type Exmor RTM backilluminated CMOS sensor
Photos and movies are captured with amazing clarity and extremely low noise, thanks to Sony’s high-sensitivity 20.1-megapixel* image sensor, which features a back-illuminated structure that heightens light collection efficiency.
* Approximate effective megapixels
New-generation image processing engine BIONZ XTM
High-speed BIONZ X faithfully reproduces textures and details in real time, as seen by the naked eye, with the help of detail reproduction technology, diffraction reducing technology and improved areaspecific noise reduction.
Breakthrough camera versatility
All-in-one compact precision
Enjoy big-camera functionality in a camera the same size as the renowned RX100. Only Sony has the expertise to pack such streamlined
dimensions with an OLED viewfinder of uncompromising quality, a 180-degree tiltable LCD monitor that’s great for selfies and — believe it or
not — a convenient pop-up flash unit.
Clear, high-resolution retractable OLED viewfinder with ZEISS T * coating
Sony’s high-contrast, high-resolution OLED Tru-Finder provides the uncompromising clarity and framing precision that serious photographers demand. Its advanced eyepiece optics are treated with a ZEISS T* coating for bright, clear viewing from corner to corner, while an eye sensor allows instant shifting between the viewfinder and LCD monitor for stress-free shooting. The 1,440k-dot (approx.) viewfinder fully retracts when not in use.
180-degree tiltable LCD monitor — great for selfies
The clear and bright LCD monitor (3.0- type, 1229k-dot Xtra Fine) tilts up to 180° upward and 45° downward for easy selfies, commemorative shots while traveling, and flexible shooting from various angles.
Intuitive control-ring and button operation
Simply rotate the control ring around the lens to easily adjust camera settings. It turns smoothly and steplessly with clear feedback on the LCD monitor to provide precise, intuitive adjustment usually reserved for interchangeable-lens cameras.
Quick access to functions via Function button
Access up to 12 of your favorite functions quickly with the easily customizable Function button. Just press, choose a function, then
adjust parameters with the control ring.
Powerfully expressive movie creation
Beautifully clear, low-noise movies
BIONZ X dramatically raises the image quality of movies. Through extremely high-speed processing that utilises every pixel from the image sensor at accelerated speed, it applies detail reproduction technology in real time to optimize every detail, as well as improved area-specific noise reduction to significantly reduce noise. The high-bit-rate XAVC S format further contributes to beautiful movie quality with minimal compression noise.
Pro-quality XAVC S format — a first for the RX series
The XAVC S format is provided for serious videographers. Developed based on the professional XAVC format, if offers low compression
for extremely high-quality movie expression even in scenes full of movement.
Notes: Please use an SDXC memory card higher than Class 10 when shooting movies in the XAVC S format. XAVC S format movies can be
played on PCs with PlayMemories Home pre-installed. XAVC S format movies cannot be burned to DVD discs.
High bit rate Full HD movies in XAVC S format
The XAVC S recording format records at an amazingly high 50Mbps bit rate to realise highresolution video recording with minimal compression noise even in scenes full of movement.
120fps*1 shooting at HD resolution*2
120fps recording broadens image expression options by allowing movies to be played back for slow-motion*3 effects. This is useful for checking the form of athletes during high-speed maneuvers and as a creative means of video expression.
*1 100p for PAL.
*2 HD resolution (1280 x 720 pixels).
*3 Slow motion playback is not possible on this model but is possible on a PC installed with PlayMemories Home.
Advanced moviemaking features
The RX100 III further empowers your moviemaking prowess with wide-ranging features including simultaneous clean HDMI output while recording movies, clear digital zooming without perceptible degradation, handheld shooting with minimal camera shake blur, convenient dual video recording, easy connectivity with mobile devices and convenient management of your content on PCs.
Clean HDMI output*
This feature supports uncompressed movie recording on external recording equipment and lets you output uncompressed movies with the shooting info display function off.
* Audio output is not supported via HDMI output.
Clear Image Zoom
Bring faraway subjects close up with Clear Image Zoom, which digitally doubles the maximum magnification of the optical lens without decreasing the pixel count, thanks to Sony's proprietary By Pixel Super Resolution Technology.
Improved Optical SteadyShotTM image stabilisation
Optical SteadyShot image stabilisation lets you enjoy handheld shooting with reduced camera-shake blur. It features Intelligent Active Mode with Sony's advanced frame-analysis technology and 5-axis image stabilisation. Moreover, new advances help stabilise the image in the viewfinder and LCD monitor while the shutter button is halfway pressed.
* Intelligent Active Mode is not compatible with the XAVC S format at 120p/100p, 60p/50p or the AVCHD format at 60p/50p.
Dual Video Recording
Dual Video Recording saves an additional, more lightweight movie in the MP4 format during AVCHD/XAVC S movie recording to simplify the sharing of movies on SNS via Wi-Fi/NFC.
PASM modes for movies
You can manually adjust P/A/S/M modes (Programmed AE, Aperture priority, Shutter-speed priority and Manual exposure) while shooting movies to fine-tune background defocusing and exposure and achieve exactly the look you seek.
Wi-Fi and NFC
Connect to smartphones and tablets with one touch
You can instantly transfer a photo or movie to your AndroidTM smartphone or tablet by simply touching it with the RX100 III — via downloadable PlayMemories Mobile and built-in Wi-Fi and NFCTM (Near Field Communication). Touching your mobile device with the camera can also activate Smart Remote Embedded, which enables remote control of the camera from a mobile device and features a movie recording start/stop function.
* One-touch connectivity requires NFC-compatible Android device installed with a free PlayMemories Mobile app. The camera is otherwise compatible with iPhone, iPad and Mac computers.
PlayMemories Camera AppsTM
The exciting application download service, PlayMemories Camera Apps, lets you add new functions to your camera’s existing feature-set to heighten photographic expression according to your own creative needs. This visionary application download service broadens your photographic horizons by letting you add more functions to the camera — for the ultimate in personalization — with incredible ease. Several applications, including Multiple Exposure (for stills and movies), are currently available and many more are on the way.
* Availability of PMCA (PlayMemories Camera Apps) service and apps varies according to country or region. Requires a valid Sony Entertainment Network account. Some apps require a fee.
Sharing photos with the world has never been easier. This app uses Wi-Fi to directly upload your images to Facebook, PlayMemories Online or Flickr*.
* Requires installation of downloadable Flickr Add-on.
Create dramatic time-lapse movies with this innovative app, which records images at intervals and combines them in a movie (Themes: Cloudy Sky, Night Sky, Night Scene, Sunset, Sunrise, Miniature, Standard, Custom).
In the past, lighting for portrait photography required skill and expertise, but this app makes it easy for anyone to recreate portrait lighting effects. You can select from five lighting levels or customize your settings.
Without touching a computer, you can beautifully combine images. Just select a theme, shoot two photos, and let the app handle compositing for stunning results.
Just press the shutter button halfway to activate Lock-on AF. It automatically adjusts the AF target frame size to match the subject size, improve tracking performance and take full advantage of every photo opportunity.
Note: Available when shooting still images in the AF-C mode only.
Even when capturing a subject partially turned away from the camera with a shallow depth of field, the face is sharply focused thanks to extremely accurate Eye AF. A green frame appears over the prioritised eye when focus has been achieved.
MF Assist, Peaking function
These features help you fine-tune the focus as you desire. MF Assist magnifies the area you are focusing on to enable more precise adjustment, while Peaking highlights the sharpest or most in-focus area with your choice of colour to help determine whether further focusing adjustment is required.
More flexible focus area selection
Choose among three concentric Flexible Spot frames for greater focusing versatility and precision than other cameras’ fixed-focus spot frame systems can provide.
Auto Object Framing
This feature analyzes your recorded image and saves a copy that is expertly cropped to produce a professionally balanced composition for portraits, twosubject shots, close-ups and images of moving subjects. Sony’s By Pixel Super Resolution Technology prevents any marked loss of image quality in the cropped image.
Convert everyday scenes into works of art by applying innovative Picture Effect modes that adjust camera parameters and apply advanced image processing with real-time previews for most effects. You can choose from 13 modes, including Toy Camera and Pop Color.
Bring out the character of your scene with any of 13 Creative Style settings. The camera adjusts the colour and other image parameters while letting you manually fine-tune the contrast, saturation* and sharpness to achieve the look you desire.
* Not available when B/W or Sepia mode is selected.
This convenient new feature lets you swiftly select any of five commonly used focal lengths (24, 28, 35, 50 or 70mm) by simply turning the control ring with your finger.
Notes: Focal lengths are 35mm equivalent. Step Zoom is inactive by default.
This feature displays stripes on areas of your still image or movie that are brighter than your IRE setting, making it easier to achieve the exposure you desire. It’s especially useful for getting skin tones just right. The level of sensitivity is adjustable.
10 fps continuous shooting
When subjects are moving quickly, you can capture the decisive moment by shooting continuously at 10 frames per second for up to 58 frames*— while maintaining maximum image quality at full 20.1 effective megapixel (approx.) resolution.
* RAW: 23 frames, JPEG ExFine: 45 frames, JPEG Fine: 50 frames, JPEG Standard: 58 frames
Notes: Speed Priority Continuous Shooting mode uses the focus and exposure settings established for the first shot for all subsequent ones. Actual shooting speed may vary depending on shooting environment and memory card.
Digital level gauge
The Dual-axis Digital Level Gauge makes it easier to level the camera and prevent camera roll and pitch. Graphics clearly indicate whether the camera is level in the horizontal and front-back directions.
Motion Shot Video
This powerful feature replays the action in a dramatic sequence of images on the LCD monitor. It’s great for analyzing golf swings, tennis serves and other fast-moving action. You can even adjust the interval between images as desired.
Note: Motion Shot Video playback cannot be recorded.
Transform everyday people shots into lovely portraits with Beauty Effect, which lets you tone and smooth skin, dull overly glistening faces, widen eyes and brighten teeth. Effects are adjustable over five levels and can be combined.
Superior Auto and Intelligent Auto
Choose either of these modes to enjoy point-and-shoot convenience. The camera automatically adjusts camera settings according to shooting
conditions to deliver outstanding results. Superior Auto can additionally activate advanced functions that employ compositing to bring out details in dark scenes, etc.
What's IncludedCyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Digital Camera
Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-BX1
Micro USB cable
|Sensor Type||1.0-type (13.2mm x 8.8mm) Exmor R CMOS sensor, aspect ratio 3:2|
|Number of Pixels||[Effective] Approx. 20.1 megapixels [Gross] Approx. 20.9 megapixels|
|Lens Type||ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* Lens, 10 elements in 9 groups (9 aspheric elements including AA lens)|
|F-number (maximum aperture)||F1.8 (W) - 2.8 (T)|
|Aperture Type||Iris diaphragm (7 blades)|
|ND Filter||Auto / On (3 steps) / Off|
|Focal Length (f =)||f=8.8-25.7mm|
|Focal Length (f=)
35mm format equivalent
|[Still Image 3:2] f = 24-70mm [Still Image 16:9] f = 26-76mm
[Still Image 4:3] f = 25-73mm [Still Image 1:1] f = 30.5-89mm
[Movie 16:9] f = 25.5-74mm (SteadyShot Standard),
f = 30-86mm (SteadyShot Active), f = 33.5-95mm (SteadyShot Intelligent Active) [Movie 4:3] f = 31-90mm (SteadyShot Standard), f = 37-105mm (SteadyShot Active), f = 41-117mm (SteadyShot Intelligent Active)
(from the front of the lens)
|AF approx. 5cm to infinity (W), approx. 30cm to infinity (T)|
|Optical Zoom||2.9 x (Optical Zoom during movie recording)|
|Clear Image Zoom*1||[Still Image/Movie] Approx. 5.8x|
|Digital Zoom*1||[Still Image/Movie] Approx. 11x|
|Screen Type||7.5cm (3.0 type) (4:3) / 1,228,800 dots / Xtra Fine / TFT LCD|
|Brightness Control||Auto / Manual (5 steps) / Sunny Weather|
|Adjustable Angle||Up: approx. 180 degrees, down: approx. 45 degrees|
|Screen Type / Number of dots||0.39-type electronic viewfinder (OLED), 1,440,000 dots|
|Brightness Control||Auto/Manual (5 steps)|
|Magnification||Approx. 0.59x with 50mm lens at infinity, -1m-1 (diopter) (35mm equiv.)|
|Eye-point||Approx. 20mm from the eyepiece, 19.2mm from the eyepiece frame at -1m-1 (diopter) (CIPA standard)|
|Diopter Adjustment||-4.0 to +3.0m-1|
|SteadyShot||[Still Image] Optical [Movie] Intelligent Active Mode, Optical type with electronic compensation (Anti Rolling)|
|Focus Mode||Single-shot AF / Continuous AF / DMF / Manual Focus|
|Focus Area||Wide / Center / Flexible Spot (S/M/L) / Lock on AF (Wide/Center/Flexible Spot)|
|Light Metering Mode||Multi segment / Center Weighted / Spot|
|Exposure Compensation||+/- 3.0 EV, 1/3 EV step|
|ISO Sensitivity (Still Image)*2||Auto (ISO 125-12800, 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 (Expandable to ISO80/100), Multi Frame NR : Auto (ISO 125-12800), 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400 / 12800 / 25600*3|
|ISO Sensitivity (Movie)||Auto: (ISO 125 -ISO 12800, 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|
|White Balance Mode||Auto / Daylight / Shade / Cloudy / Incandescent / Fluor.: Warm White / Fluor.: Cool White / Fluor.: Day White / Fluor.: Daylight / Flash / C.Temp./Filter / Custom|
|Shutter Speed||iAuto (4-1/2000 sec.) / Program Auto (1-1/2000 sec.) / Manual (Bulb, 30-1/2000 sec.) / Aperture Priority (8-1/2000 sec.) / Shutter Priority (30-1/2000 sec.)|
|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 at shutter speeds longer than 1/3 sec. /
High ISO NR:Normal/Low/Off / Multi Frame NR: Auto, ISO200-25600
|Dynamic Range Functions||Off, Dynamic Range Optimizer (Auto/Level 1-5), Auto High Dynamic Range: Off, Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure difference Level (1.0 – 6.0 EV, 1.0 EV step)|
|Shooting Mode||Superior Auto, Intelligent Auto, Program Auto (Program shift available), Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority, Manual, Scene Selection, Movie, Sweep shooting|
|Scene Selection||Portrait, Sports Action, Macro, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Handheld Twilight, Night Portrait, Anti Motion Blur, Pet Mode, Gourmet, Fireworks, High Sensitivity|
|Continuous Shooting Speed (maximum) *4||Speed Priority Continuous Shooting: approx. 10 fps, Continuous Shooting: approx. 2.9 fps (AF-S)*5|
|Self-Timer||Off / 10sec. / 2sec. / 3 or 5 consecutive shots with 10sec. delay selectable|
|Drive Modes||Single, Continuous shooting, Speed priority continuous shooting, Self-timer, Self-timer (cont.), Single-bracketing, Cont.-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 Monochrome.|
|Creative Style||Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Clear, Deep, Light, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Autumn Leaves, Black & White, Sepia, Style Box|
Auto / Flash On / Slow Synchro / Rear Sync / Flash Off
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)
|Compatible Recording Media*6||Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo (High Speed), Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick Micro*7, Memory Stick Micro (Mark2)*7, Memory Stick XC-HG Duo, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card (UHS-I), SDXC Memory Card (UHS-I), microSD Memory Card*7, microSDHC Memory Card*7, microSDXC Memory Card*7|
|Recording Format||Still Image: JPEG, RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format), Movie: XAVC S, AVCHD Ver. 2.0, 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|
|Number of Recorded Pixels (Image Size)||3:2mode:20M(5,472×3,648) / 10M(3,888×2,592) / 5M(2,736×1824), 4:3mode:18M(4,864×3,648) / 10M(3,648×2,736) / 5M(2,592×1,944) / VGA, 16:9mode:17M(5,472×3,080) / 7.5M(3,648×2,056) / 4.2M(2,720×1,528), 1:1mode: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 (NTSC compatible device)||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:60p 50M(1920x1080/60p)/30p 50M(1920x1080/30p)/24p 50M(1920x1080/24p)/120p 50M(1280x720/120p)/, MP4: 12M(1,440x1,080/30fps) / 3M VGA(640x480/30fps)|
|Exif Print, PRINT Image Matching (PIM3)|
|Input and Output Terminal||Multi/Micro USB Terminal*8, Hi-Speed USB (USB2.0), Micro HDMI|
|NFC||NFC forum Type 3 Tag compatible, One-touch remote, One-touch sharing|
|Wi-Fi||Yes (IEEE802.11b/g/n (2.4GHz band))|
|Power Source||DC3.6V (supplied battery) / DC5.0V (supplied AC adaptor)|
|Battery System||NP-BX1 (supplied)|
|Power Consumption (Camera Mode)||Approx. 1.7W with LCD monitor and approx. 2.3W with viewfinder (CIPA standard)|
|USB Charge/ USB Power Supply||Yes (Power supply during shooting/playback requires separately sold AC-UD10.)|
|Battery Life||Still Images*9 Screen: Approx. 320 / Approx. 160min., ViewFinder: Approx. 230 / Approx. 115min. Movies (actual shooting)*10*11 Screen: Approx. 50min., ViewFinder: Approx. 50min. (In [MP4 12M] mode, max. continuous shooting time is approx. 15 min. and max. file size is 2GB) Movies (continuous shooting)*10*12 Screen: Approx. 85min., ViewFinder: Approx. 90min. (In [MP4 12M] mode, max. continuous shooting time is approx. 15 min. and max. file size is 2GB)|
|PlayMemories Camera Apps||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|
|Playback Functions||BRAVIA Sync / 9/25-frame index view / Auto Orientation / Slide Show / Forward/Rewind (Movie) / Delete / Protect / Motion Shot Video / Beauty Effect / TRILUMINOS Color*13 / 4K still image output|
|Dimensions (WxHxD) (CIPA compliant)||101.6 x 58.1 x 41.0 mm (4 in. × 2 3/8 in. × 1 5/8 in.)|
|Weight (CIPA compliant)||Approx. 290g (10.2oz.) (Battery and Memory Stick Duo included) / Approx. 263g (9.3oz.) (body only)|
|Supplied Accessories||Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-BX1, AC Adaptor, Micro USB cable, Wrist Strap, strap adapter, Instruction Manual|
|*1 Optical zoom from the wide side.
*2 REI = Recommended Exposure Index
*3 Achieved by using overlay burst shooting.
*4 You may not be able to shoot images in Burst mode depending on the Shooting mode.
*5 Speed will slow down after taking some shots.
*6 For movies, compatible Memory Stick PRO Duo (Mark2), Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick XC-HG Duo, Memory Stick Micro (Mark2), SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card or microSD/microSDHC/microSDXC card (Class 4 or faster speed is recommended) can be used.
*7 With Adaptor (optional)
*8 Supports Micro USB compatible device.
*9 The LCD screen is turned on, shooting once every 30 seconds, the zoom is switched alternately between the W and T ends, the flash strobes once every two shots, the power turns on and off once every ten shots.
*10 Continuous shooting is possible for approximately 29 minutes (limited by product specifications).
*11 Indicated recording time is defined by repeating the cycle: Power on, start recording, zoom, stand-by, power off.
*12 Based on non-stop recording until the limit (29 minutes or 2GB) has been reached, and then continued recording again. Shooting functions such as zoom will not be available.
*13 Models capable of extended-gamut recording and HDMI transmission of both still images and movies.
*14 Maximum continuous shooting time is approx.
29 minutes (limited by product specifications).
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