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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III review: specs and price

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III
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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III

Why is Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III better than the average?

  • Megapixels (main camera)
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    20.1MPvs17.61MP
  • Maximum light sensitivity
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    25600 ISOvs23710.2 ISO
  • Battery life (CIPA)
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    420shotsvs411.81shots
  • Continuous shooting at high resolution
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    14fpsvs7.04fps
  • Video recording (main camera)
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    2160 x 30fpsvs43115.74fps
  • Viewfinder coverage
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    100%vs98.38%
  • Screen resolution
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    1228.8k dotsvs874.02k dots
  • Optical zoom
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    25xvs11.1x

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Design

1.Has a flip-out screen
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III
Flip-out screens can be useful for tricky shots.
2.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
3.Has a built-in focus motor
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III
The focus motor moves the lens in order to autofocus. For system cameras, having a focus motor in the camera's body allows you to use a wide range of lenses, including lenses which do not have their own focus motor. For compact cameras, a focus motor is usually built-in.
4.weight

1.05kg

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
5.viewfinder coverage

100%

With 100% coverage, you can compose the image correctly when you capture the photo. With less than full coverage, you may have to crop your photos afterward to get them looking perfect.
6.has an optical viewfinder
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III
An optical viewfinder (or OVF) allows the photographer to compose a shot while seeing exactly what the lens will capture. OVFs have no time lag and require no power - as opposed to electronic viewfinders, which can drain battery life. OVFs are also better in low light situations.

Optics

1.sensor size

13.2 x 8.8mm

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
2.focus points

25

The more focus points the more flexibility in picking which part of the scene to focus on. They also give the image sensor a better probability in identifying the right area of the scene to focus on in more automatic modes.
3.megapixels (main camera)

20.1MP

The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the main camera. A higher megapixel count means that the camera is capable of capturing more details. However, the megapixel count is not the only important element determining the quality of an image.
4.maximum light sensitivity

25600 ISO

With a higher light sensitivity (ISO level), the sensor absorbs more light. This can be used to capture moving objects using a fast shutter speed, or to take images in low light without using a flash.
5.continuous shooting at high resolution

14fps

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
6.has AF tracking
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III
With AF tracking, once you choose the subject and press the shutter release part way down, as the subject moves, the autofocus will follow it. No more out of focus shots.

Videography

1.video recording (main camera)

2160 x 30fps

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.
2.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
3.has a 24p cinema mode
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III
24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.
4.supports slow-motion video recording
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III
Slow-motion is an artistic video effect that makes time seem to go slower. It is achieved by recording a video at a higher frame-rate than the standard playback rate of 24fps or 30fps. Frame rates for slow-motion videos vary between 60fps and 960fps.
5.supports AVCHD format
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III
AVCHD (Advanced Video Coding High Definition) is a file-based format for the digital recording and playback of high-definition video. It's a standard popular among professional cameras and camcorders.
6.movie bitrate

28Mbps

The higher the movie recording bitrate the better the movie quality with more and crispier details and less compression artifacts.

Audio

1.has a stereo microphone
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
2.has a microphone input
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
3.number of microphones

2

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
4.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
5.Has a zoom microphone
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III
Zoom microphones record high-quality audio and enable you to record sound from a distance. They can be useful for recording meetings, lectures, and presentations.
6.has stereo speakers
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III
Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

Battery

1.Battery life (CIPA)

420shots

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
2.has a removable battery
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
3.has a rechargeable battery
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
4.has a battery level indicator
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An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
5.battery power

1100mAh

Battery power, or battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store. More battery power can be an indication of longer battery life.

Features

1.supports Wi-Fi
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.
2.has an external memory slot
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III
The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) that enables you to extend the built-in internal storage with affordable memory modules, or easily retrieve data, such as photographs, from the memory card.
3.supports Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III
Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n) is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors – a, b, and g.
4.has an HDMI output
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III
Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
5.supports a remote smartphone
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III
This technology allows the users to use their smartphone as a remote control for the device.
6.has an accelerometer
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III
An accelerometer is a sensor used to measure the linear acceleration of a device. A common application is detecting when a device changes between vertical and horizontal positions.

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