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9.4 out of 10

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

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Overall 9
9.0

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

PC Magazine
13 August 2014
  • Conclusion: The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III compact camera earns Editors' Choice accolades because of its image quality and excellent EVF, even despite its high price.
  • Pros: Excellent high ISO performance. Big 1-inch image sensor. Sharp, wide aperture lens. 10fps burst shooting. Customizable controls. Large, titling LCD. Pop-up OLED EVF. Quick focus. Raw support. Wi-Fi with NFC.
  • Cons: Very expensive. Short zoom range. Lacks hot shoe. External charger not included.
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Overall 9
8.9

Sony Cyber-shot RX100 III

Camera Labs
1 August 2014
  • Summary: With the original RX100, Sony squeezed a larger than average 1in-type sensor into a genuinely compact body. Sure the sensor wasn't APS-C or even Micro Four Thirds in size, but it delivered far superior quality to existing point-and-shoot cameras while crucially keeping the body light and pocketable, something heftier rivals like the X100s and G1 X II can't claim. Last year's RX100 II added a tilting screen, hotshoe and improved the image quality.
  • Pros: Bigger than average 1in sensor in compact body., Useful 24-70mm equivalent range., Bright f1.8-2.8 focal ratio and built-in ND filter., Built-in electronic viewfinder., Vertically tilting screen which angles 180 degrees., Built in Wifi with NFC. Downloadable apps., XAVC S video format offers 50Mbps high bit rate., 720p at 120fps with sound for slow motion., Focus peaking and zebra patterns., USB charging and optional remote cable.
  • Cons: Too many button presses to reposition AF area., Maximum focal length 'only' 70mm., Shallow depth of field still a challenge., Average stabilisation., Smartphone app can't tag GPS co-ordinates., Screen isn't touch-sensitive., No hotshoe or microphone input., No miniature effect mode for movies., Needs SDXC card to support XAVC S movies., No Single AF mode for movies, only CAF or MF.
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Overall 9
8.8

Expert Review

reviewed
31 July 2014
  • Summary: Sony's premium point-and-shoot is small and powerful—it's a new compact powerhouse.
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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

TechReviewSource.com
21 July 2014
  • Excerpt: The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III compact camera earns Editors' Choice accolades because of its image quality and excellent EVF, even despite its high price.
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Overall 9
9.3

Sony RX100 III review: a fantastic point-and-shoot, but it'll cost you

Engadget
11 July 2014
  • Conclusion: At $800, Sony's RX100 III is a very expensive point-and-shoot, but it's an excellent buy if you have the cash to spare.
  • Pros: Excellent image and video quality, Integrated pop-up EVF, Dedicated camera controls, Good battery life, New XAVC S codec for improved 1080p video
  • Cons: No touchscreen, Limited WiFi control, Expensive
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony RX100 III is a costly improvement

CNET
9 July 2014
  • Summary: The Sony Cyber-shot RX100 III is an overall great camera that delivers significant improvements over the RX100 II, but not everyone will think it's worth the extra cost.
  • Pros: A great electronic viewfinder that doesn't increase the size of the svelte Sony Cyber-shot RX100 III is one of the camera's highlights. Plus it offers excellent performance, photo and video quality.
  • Cons: The camera shuts down when you retract the viewfinder, the autofocus system could be more consistent, and it has poor battery life.
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Overall 9
9.3
Design 9
9.0
Value for money 9
9.0
Features 10
9.5
Performance 10
9.5
Picture quality 10
9.5

Sony Cyber-Shot RX100 III Review

What Digital Camera
25 June 2014
  • Summary: Although it could be argued that the improvements found on the RX100 III are incremental rather than revolutionary, both current
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Overall 8
8.2

Expert Review

DP Review
16 May 2014
  • Summary: The RX100 III is the most capable compact camera we've ever seen. With its built-in viewfinder and consistently fast lens, there's nothing that can provide better image quality in such a small package. It's not the perfect camera to take shot-to-shot control over, but its capability means it justifies its high price tag.
  • Pros: Large sensor undoubtedly the best in its class, Bright maximum apertures across zoom range gives huge flexibility, High quality, responsive viewfinder, Built-in ND filter helps both video and stills shooting in bright light, Excellent level of control over video (including manual exposure), Pleasant JPEGs, though processing rather heavy-handed, Many tools for shooting video: focus peaking, zebra pattern, stepless aperture ring, Responsive AF in good light, Fast contin...
  • Cons: Clickless, slightly laggy control dial can make shooting experience feel disconnected, Focus peaking rather prone to indicating everything as in-focus, JPEG sharpening a little clumsy and interacts oddly with heavy noise reduction, Autofocus can be hesitant, especially in low light; AF improves when assist lamp is turned off, Camera 'locks up' while buffer is clearing after continuous shooting, Manual focus can be challenging due to variable speed focus ring, Limited ...
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Overall 10
10
Build quality 9
9.0

Sony Cyber-Shot RX100 III review

Stuff.tv
3 weeks ago
  • Summary: There's a new king of the compact cameras, and it's RX100 III-shaped. Which of course means it's also RX100 and RX100 II-shaped because as the name so helpfully suggests, this is the third edition of Sony’s RX100 premium point-and-shoot camera - and not a great deal has changed in the looks department. The price, on the other hand, has risen like Mary Berry's fairy cakes, so would we recommend the hefty outlay?
  • Pros: Superb image and video quality, Pocket-sized, Great build and features
  • Cons: Pricy, Short optical zoom range
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Overall 8
8.0

Even though this camera is easy to put in your pocket, it still packs features that are more commonly found in larger models

Good Gear Guide.au
1 August 2014
  • Summary: Even though the RX100 III packs a viewfinder, flash, and hinged screen, it's still small enough to fit in a pants pocket. Best of all, its image quality is excellent.
  • Pros: Good sensor captures plenty of detail, Built-in EVF and flash, Hinged screen
  • Cons: NFC is cumbersome, Focus wasn't always on point
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