Perfection in your pocket.
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.
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.
1.0-type Exmor® back-illuminated 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®
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 area specific noise reduction.
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
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 customisable 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.
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 high-resolution video recording with minimal compression noise even in scenes full of movement.
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.
Connect to smartphones and tablets with one touch
You can instantly transfer a photo or movie to your Android™ 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.
Note: 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 Apps™
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.