Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III provides a respectable combination of Pocket carry ability and image quality! It has a great low light sensitivity, and with the rotating lens it makes taking “selfies” easy.

Features of the camera:

  • 20.9 MP 1″-type Exmor R CMOS sensor
  • 24-70mm equivalent F/1.8-2.8 lens
  • Continuous shooting up to 10 FPS
  • Pop-up electronic OLED viewfinder with 1,440,000 dots
  • ISO 160-12800, expandable ISO 100, 125, and 25,600
  • 3.0 inch tiltable TFT LCD with 1,229,000 dots
  • 1080 60p/24p HD video with full exposure control (MPEG-4/AVCHD)

Pros & Cons:

A better than expected battery life; clear, strong colors; great for travel; great detail at 20MPs. The cameras physical controls could be a bit better.


This is the third version of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100. The Other cameras that are in this line are regarded widely as being in the top ranks of the compact camera field. The controls have remained more or less the same with only slight modifications to the body, however underneath the hood it is the most advanced to date.

The large sensor and high quality lens by ZEISS makes the RX100 series Excel in superb image quality. The changes again are modest to the original, the faster lens and new processor – along with the viewfinder that pops up, most definitely secures the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III As one of our top rank cameras of 2015.

For lowlight performance the DSC-RX100 III as a high ISO rating of 495. The average highest compact camera ISO of 2015 was about 503.  While there are ways to capture a higher setting, the image quality degrades  after that substantially.

The DSC-RX100 III has a 20.2 megapixel rating – which puts in line with some of the highest rated digital cameras this year, this along with the ZEISS lens allows for some really remarkable pictures.

Another feature that jumped out at us, was that the focus was fast and accurate in lowlight situations.

wrapping up, the continuous shooting (*jpgs) went really smoothly as well. With the DSC-RX100 III you can capture 10 frames per second of high quality images.  This is about two frames on average better than the majority of other cameras.



$798.00 809.00

8.5 Total Score

John lumber
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