Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III Review

Overall Score

73

Main Features

  • 20 MP 1 BSI-CMOS Sensor
  • 24-600 mm (25x) F2.4-4.0 Zoom Lens
  • 125 - 12800 ISO
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • 2359k dot Electronic viewfinder
  • 14 fps continuous shooting
  • 4K 3840 x 2160 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 133 x 94 x 127 mm, 1051g.
  • Price Category:
  • Replaced: Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 II
  • Replaced by: Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III Overview


First introduced in March, 2016, Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III is a 20 MP Compact with a 1 (13.2 x 8.8 mm) sized BSI-CMOS sensor. Sony replaced the older Sony RX10 II with Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Sony RX10 III with Sony RX10 II

Sony replaced Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III with Sony RX10 IV. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Sony RX10 III with Sony RX10 IV

Sony RX10 III Series History
Model Year $ Sensor ISO Weight Dimensions
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV Sony RX10 IV 2017 20MP 125 - 12800 1095g 133 x 94 x 145mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III Sony RX10 III 2016 20MP 125 - 12800 1051g 133 x 94 x 127mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 II Sony RX10 II 2015 20MP 125 - 12800 813g 129 x 88 x 102mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 Sony RX10 2014 20MP 125 - 12800 813g 129 x 88 x 102mm

Proc and Cons of Sony RX10 III


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III with competitors in large sensor superzoom cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
Optical Image Stabilization
3840 x 2160 (4K) Max Video Resolution
AF Face Detection
20MP High Resolution Sensor
1229k dots Screen Resolution
Long Battery Life: 420 shots
Manual Exposure Mode
Headphone Port
2359k dot Viewfinder Resolution
24 mm Wide Angle Lens
Remote Control with a Smartphone
NFC Connectivity
Tilting Screen
External Flash
RAW Support
12800 Max Native ISO
14.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Focus
2.4 Lens at Wide
Microphone Port
Environmental Sealing
25 Focus Points
Focus Bracketing
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
Slow Lens at Tele: F4.0
No Articulating Screen
Slow Lens at Wide: F2.4
Type Scores

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III has an Overall Score of 73/100 and ranked #11 out of 801 in Compact cameras, and ranked #127 out of 1201 in all cameras.

Sony RX10 III Scores
Imaging score
51
Features score
88
Value for money score
84
Portability score
59
Overall score
73
Average Scores in Large Sensor Superzoom
Imaging Score
49
Features Score
87
Value For Money Score
82
Portability Score
64
Overall score
71

Physical Dimensions of Sony RX10 III


Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III weighs 1051g and has external dimensions of 133 x 94 x 127mm (5.24 x 3.7 x 5.0"). Considering that the average weight of Large Sensor Superzoom cameras is 874g, Sony RX10 III is 177 grams more than the average weight of cameras in this category.

Weight Comparison
Large Sensor Superzoom Cameras


Sony RX10 III
1051g
Average weight
874g
Min weight
733g
Max weight
1095g

Thickness Comparison
Large Sensor Superzoom Cameras


Sony RX10 III
127mm
Average Thickness
123mm
Min Thickness
102mm
Max Thickness
145mm

Here is the front and top view image of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III with the dimensions:

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III

Specifications of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III


General
Brand Sony
Model Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III
Announced March, 2016
Body Type SLR-like (bridge)
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0
Macro Focus Range 3
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Tilting
Screen Resolution 1229k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Electronic
Viewfinder Resolution 2359
Viewfinder Coverage 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 25
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/2000 sec
Continuous Shooting 14.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 10.80
Flash Modes Auto, fill-flash, slow sync, rear sync, off
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ± EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1
Sensor Type BSI-CMOS
Sensor Dimensions - mm
Sensor Area 0.0 mm²
Sensor Resolution 20 MP
Max Image Resolution 5472 x 3648
Max Native ISO 12800
Min Native ISO 125
Max Boosted ISO 25600
Min Boosted ISO 64
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 3840 x 2160
Video Formats MPEG-4, AVCHD, XAVC S
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 420 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model NP-FW50
Physical
Weight 1051 g
Physical Dimensions 133 x 94 x 127 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/Pro-HG Duo
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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