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Sony Cyber-shot RX100 III

Sony Cyber-shot RX100 III

from  $698+
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93 Engadget Score
The best in its category. We highly recommend it.
93

The best in its category. We highly recommend it.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

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
93 Engadget Score
The best in its category. We highly recommend it.
93

The best in its category. We highly recommend it.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Scores

Engadget

93
 

User Reviews

100
jose
An improved RX100M. Perfect size and the OLED screen really does the job. Worth...read more
90
PostModernHuman
Purchased the RX100M3 as a secondary camera to my Canon 7D. I'm really happy...read more
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Score Breakdown

 
91
Average Critic Score
Product Review
CNET
Most notably, it's got a new 24-70 f1.8-2.8 lens, with a faster aperture than the lens on the other two RX100 models, and which uses the Zeiss T* coatings. Of course, it's all about trade-offs: you lose a bit of the zoom range in exchange. I think it's worth it, however.
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Digital Photography Review
While we're excited by the potential of the RX100 III, we're a little worried that it might be another great camera that we just can't love.
Product Review
TrustedReviews
Overall, our first impressions of the Sony RX100 III are that Sony has once again upped the ante, creating the standout premium compact camera. The new inbuilt EVF is excellent and a very useful addition, while the revised lens range should make this model even more versatile.
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PC Mag
The camera's pop-up OLED electronic viewfinder is something that's not only new to the RX family, it's an innovation that hasn't been seen in other cameras. There's a release switch on the left side of the camera that causes the EVF to pop up from the top plate.
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T3
We gave the RX100 II five stars when we reviewed it and the new model looks set to be equally impressive. Sony has looked at all the feedback from the previous two models and addressed all the niggles to product a fantastic all-rounder.
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Pocket-Lint
We think Sony is on to a real winner with the Cyber-shot RX100 III, albeit one that you'll need to save up for. But if there's a camera that could be tipped to be king of the compacts then this is it. There might be larger sensor offerings out there, but none are as small and truly pocketable.
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Tom's Guide
The RX100 III should take better pictures than traditional point-and-shoots, due to its high-end components. It carries a relatively large 1-inch CMOS sensor, Sony's latest Bionz X processor and a ZEISS Vario-Sonnar 8.8-25.7mm (24-69mm, full-frame equivalent) lens.
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ePHOTOzine
Sony's new Sony Cyber-shot RX100 III is designed for those that want better landscapes and portraits, and is only 9g heavier than RX100 Mark II. The Mark III features a new 24-70mm equivalent wide-angle lens, and built-in pop-up viewfinder.
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Stuff
What we can say is that there's absolutely no reason why it won't rival the RX100 and RX100 II in the quality stakes, and in fact we'd expect it to surpass them based on its hopefully superior low-light skills and just general newness.
 
100
Pocket-Lint
The Sony Cyber-shot RX100 III adds key features that were absent in its predecessors and is the camera to shake up the high-end compact market one again. It's the benchmark pocketable camera to beat.

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