Sony Cyber-shot RX100 III

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93

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

Summary

At $800, Sony's RX100 III is averyexpensive point-and-shoot, but it's an excellent buy if you have the cash to spare.

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

There are good cameras that look cute, take passable pictures and don't cost an arm and a leg. And then there are incredible cameras that can really do it all, but come along with comparatively astronomical price tags. The Sony RX100 is the latter -- the original model, which cost $650 and first appeared in 2012, was already wildly popular with camera enthusiasts, and 2014's version cashes in on two additional years of R&D. The result is a more capable point-and-shoot that's even pricier, at $800, but still worth every penny: It's the RX100 III.

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Scores

Engadget

93
 

Breakdown

Video quality
9.0
Battery life
8.0
Speed (start-up time, lag)
8.0
Durability
6.0
Design and form factor
8.2
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Specs

Cyber-shot

Type
Point and shoot
Resolution (effective)
21 megapixels
Sensor size
Other
Image stabilization
Optical (sensor-shift)
Memory card
SD, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo
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Specs

Cyber-shot

Type
Point and shoot
Resolution (effective)
21 megapixels
Sensor size
Other
Image stabilization
Optical (sensor-shift)
Memory card
SD, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo
View Full Specs
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