Sony RX100 III review: a fantastic point-and-shoot, but it'll cost you
At $800, Sony's RX100 III is averyexpensive point-and-shoot, but it's an excellent buy if you have the cash to spare.
- Excellent image and video quality
- Integrated pop-up EVF
- Dedicated camera controls
- Good battery life
- New XAVC S codec for improved 1080p video
- No touchscreen
- Limited WiFi control
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.