Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10M3
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It really give me nice n accurate enjoyment in photography very very excellent
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Great for everything from landscapes to close-ups, the RX10 III has a versatile 24-600mm zoom lens with manual control rings to help you dial in the perfect shot.
The Sony RX10 III gives you pro-level features for capturing high-resolution still images and stunning 4K Ultra HD video, in a convenient all-in-one package. For digital content creators looking for an all-in-one multimedia solution, this high-performance camera delivers quality results. Its large, back-illuminated CMOS sensor and speedy processor combine to make it super-responsive, with high-speed autofocus in as little as 0.09 seconds and continuous shooting at up to 14 frames per second.
The camera's 24-600mm lens gives you enormous range to capture everything from sweeping landscapes to tight close-ups of subjects way off in the distance. Bright maximum apertures at either end of the focal range allow sharp handheld shooting, even in challenging light. You can also shoot wide open in extremely bright light and get well-exposed images with defocused backgrounds like you never thought possible thanks to the added speed of the electronic shutter and a built-in ND filter.
The RX10 III records 4K video at up to 30 frames per second. It also produces stunning, low-noise, Full HD video which, at 120 frames per second, blows most of its competition right out of the water. High frame rate (HFR) shooting is also possible, at up to 960 frames per second in Full HD resolution, for clear, smooth action in 40X super slow motion. A multi-interface shoe lets you connect professional accessories, and a 3.5mm microphone input lets you add an optional microphone to capture balanced audio to match the camera's video quality. The enhanced Zebra function tells you which parts of a scene are overexposed so you can easily make adjustments, and Gamma Display Assist allows you to view the scene with natural contrast on the LCD or in the viewfinder.
Advanced features like Picture Profile and the S-Log2 Gamma setting let you adjust color, gradation, and dynamic range for richly detailed movies in any light. A clean HDMI output sends uncompressed movie data to an external recorder or monitor. You can keep recording internally to the camera even when using this function.
Optical SteadyShot™ image stabilization allows shake-free handheld video shooting.
Built-in Wi-Fi means you can instantly transfer photos and videos from the RX10 III directly to your phone or tablet for easy uploading and sharing. NFC touch pairing is also available for compatible Android™ devices. Sony's PlayMemories Camera Apps include free and paid apps that complement your photographic style and interests. There's the indispensable free Smart Remote Control app that lets you use your mobile device to control shooting on the RX10 III, along with specialized apps for things like light painting, time-lapse, stop motion, and multiple exposure, plus plenty of editing effects to fine-tune your photos and add your own personal touches.
Love this amazing Bridge camera. Finally a camera that has it all!! Just buy it!
RD, Santa Barbara, CA
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It really give me nice n accurate enjoyment in photography very very excellent
The 24-600mm Zeiss lens is surprisingly sharp, even with images blown up to 100%. This is like an entire bag of several lenses in one compact camera. Multiple functions can be customized, the electronic viewfinder is very bright, and the readouts of the viewfinder and LCD screen can be customized as well. The only reason to use a DSLR now is if you need ultra-wide or specialty lenses, like tilt-shift or super telephoto. The included instruction booklet is very sparse, but you can download a full version from the Sony web site.
Pros: Sharp lens, easy to hold, lots of features, weather resistant, so usable and versatile that it motivates me to take more photos.
Cons: The menu can be complicated. The raw ARW files cannot be processed by most software like Photoshop, but you can download a version of Adobe Camera Raw for your software to convert the ARW files to DNG, which works with just about everything. No built-in ND filter (minor criticism).
Fantastic improvement over 10 MK II! With this zoom range and 4K video it becomes the go to for all occasions, replacing several Nikon camera bodies and lenses! Talk about saving a load carrying everything without any loss in capability!!! Love this camera! Make the right decision, get this one! The cost/performance is spot on!
Pros: Zoom, zoom, zoom! Price and performance - light weight complete photography for any user.
Cons: Did not come it sooner!
Love this amazing Bridge camera. Finally a camera that has it all!! Just buy it!
Pros: Does everything well, no very well!!
Cons: Price... Would be more comfy at a grand but worth the money. asking price because you can literally dump all your other gear.
I have had only a small chance to use the camera, but I already love it. I have a lighter weight Cyber-Shot also, so I am a Sony girl. I like the idea of have a lot of the same features as my husband's A77 and I don't have to change lenses.
Pros: Has many of the same features as my husband's A77 without having to carry around three or four lenses. And I can put filters on the lens.
Cons: It's heavier than my other Cyber-Shot, but I can live with that because of the other features.
This camera replaces my Canon 5DMII and the three lenses that I generaly haul around when I travel. I'll still use them for special occasions, but for day to day photography this camera is very hard to beat. Responsive, easy to use, incredible zoom range, silent operation and yet still fairly compact and lightweight-it's a compelling combination. I haven't had it long enough to learn all the bells and whistles, but it is great right out of the box. Also, Crutchfield put together a nice set of free extras in the form of a very compact and well-fitting camera bag, as well as a card and some lens cleaners. Go for it!
Excellent upgrade to my old DSC HX1. Well worth the extra price tag. Great clarity even when fully zoomed. Takes perfect macro shots. The larger sensor makes a big difference in picture quality. Very versatile. Perfect travel camera. Only negative is the extra weight, & size which is significantly more than DSC HX1- of course due to powerful zoom lens. Quality camera. Very happy so far.
Pros: Great quality built, high resolution viewfinder, multi-features, versatile and superb picture quality.
Cons: Heavier and larger that prior DSC models.
|LCD Screen Size||3"|
|Lens 35mm Equivalent||24-600mm|
Memory Stick PRO Duo + PRO-HG Duo |
|Highest Resolution||5472 x 3648|
|Video Resolution||3840 x 2160|
|Weight With Battery (ounces)||38.7|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
Tiltable 3" LCD Screen: The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10M3 digital camera has a 3.0" Xtra Fine LCD screen with 1,228,800 dots. The LCD brightness control can be set to Auto, Manual (-2 to +2), or Sunny Weather (appropriate for shooting outdoors). You can tilt the LCD up approximately 107° for low-angle shots, and down approximately 42° for high-angle shots.
OLED Viewfinder: In addition to the 3" LCD screen, the camera is equipped with a 0.39" XGA electronic OLED viewfinder with 2,359,296 dots. The viewfinder has a -4.0 to +3.0m-1 diopter adjustment to adjust it to your eyesight. An eye sensor next to the viewfinder will automatically turn on the viewfinder and turn off the monitor when you raise the camera to your eye. In the menu, you can manually choose the viewfinder or the monitor.
Recording Media: The camera is compatible with the following recording media: Memory Stick Duo (still images only), Memory Stick PRO Duo (Mark 2 only for movie recording), Memory Stick Pro-HG Duo, SD, SDHC, and SDXC memory cards (UHS-I U1 compatible, Class 10 or higher). For recording 4K movies, SDXC memory cards with a capacity of 64 GB or more with an SD Speed Class of 10 or UHS Speed Class 1 is required. If recording in 100 Mbps or more, UHS Speed Class 3 is required.
Image Recording Formats: The camera records still images in JPEG (with Extra Fine, Fine, and Standard compression), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 Format), and JPEG+RAW formats (images from both formats created at the same time). Moving images can be recorded in XAVC S (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 with 2-channel LPCM audio), AVCHD Ver. 2.0 format (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 with Dolby Digital 2ch audio) or MP4 (MPEG-4/H.264 with 2-channel AAC audio).
Image Sensor: The camera is equipped with a 1.0" stacked CMOS image sensor with DRAM chip that enables up to 40x super slow motion and up to 1/32000 sec super-high-speed shutter. This 13.2 x 8.8mm (1") 20.1MP Exmor RS CMOS image sensor with approximately 20.9-million total pixels and 20.2-million effective pixels and a 3:2 aspect ratio. Paired with the image sensor is the high speed BIONZ X image processor.
Lens: The camera is equipped with a bright Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* (T-star) 25x optical zoom lens. It has a focal length of 24-600mm (35mm equivalent/3:2 aspect ratio) for recording still images, and 26-630mm for recording 16:9 movies. The maximum aperture is F2.4 across the zoom range, while the minimum aperture is F11 or F16 depending upon the shooting mode.
Shutter Types: The RX10M3 offers both a mechanical shutter and an electronic shutter. The Shutter Type settings are as follows:
Zooming: In addition to the 25x optical zoom, you can reach higher zoom scales by engaging the Smart Zoom, Clear Image Zoom or the Digital Zoom. Smart Zoom enlarges images without causing deterioration of the image by partially cropping the image (available when the image size is set to Medium, Small, or VGA). Clear Image Zoom uses an image process with less deterioration. Clear Image Zoom magnifies the image up to 50x (Large image size). Digital Zoom obtains a higher zoom, but with some image deterioration. Digital Zoom magnifies up to 100x (Large image size).
SteadyShot: Sony's SteadyShot image stabilization can help you obtain blur-free movies and still images. SteadyShot utilizes optical camera-shake compensation supplemented with electronic anti-rolling type image stabilization for even sharper images. There are three levels of SteadyShot for movies: Intelligent Active, Active, and Standard. For still images, SteadyShot can simply be turned on or off.
Still Image Sizes: When recording digital still images, the DSC-RX10M3 allows you to choose from multiple image sizes in four aspect ratios: 3:2 (for printing), 16:9 (for viewing on an HDTV), 4:3 (for viewing on a computer), and 1:1 (for shooting as a medium format camera). The following image sizes are available:
|Large||20M 5472 x 3648||17M 5472 x 3080||18M 4864 x 3648||13M 3648 x 3648|
|Medium||10M 3888 x 2592||7.5M 3648 x 2056||10M 3648 x 2736||6.5M 2544 x 2544|
|Small||5M 2736 x 1824||4.2M 2720 x 1528||5M 2592 x 1944||3.7M 1920 x 1920|
|VGA||0.3M 640 x 480|
Sweep Panorama: You can record multiple images while moving the camera in an arc, either horizontally or vertically. You can choose the direction to pan the camera while taking the images. These images can be compiled into a single panoramic image, and played back on an HDTV. The available image sizes include:
Recording Movies: Besides recording still images, the RX10M3 can also record pro-quality movies, including 4K and Full HD. You can record movies in the low-compression, high-quality XAVC S format, AVCHD for easy editing and sharing, or MPEG-4 for uploading to your favorite social media sites. You can choose between NTSC (60, 30, 24 fps) and PAL (50, 25 fps) for worldwide compatibility. Available image sizes and movie quality include:
|Movie Format||Image Quality||Avg Bit Rate||Image Size|
|XAVC S 4K||30p/25p/24p||100 Mbps||3840 x 2160|
|XAVC S HD||60p/50p/30p/25p/24p||50 Mbps||1920 x 1080|
|AVCHD||PS 60p/50p||28 Mbps||1920 x 1080|
|FX 60i/50i/25p/24p||24 Mbps|
|FH 60i/50i/25p/24p||17 Mbps|
|MP4||60p/50p||28 Mbps||1920 x 1080|
|30p/25p||6 Mbps||1280 x 720|
Note: The camera's 4K movie recording function allows you to record a maximum of 29 minutes of 4K movie footage in one shot.
Dual Video Recording: When recording a movie, you can choose to simultaneously record an XAVC S movie and an MP4 movie, or an AVCHD movie and an MP4 movie.
Built-in Wi-Fi/NFC: The RX10M3 lets you connect wirelessly with smartphones and tablets via Wi-Fi and NFC (near field communication). Using the PlayMemories Mobile app, available for Android 4.0 and up from Google Play and for iOS 8.0 and up from the App Store, you can send images to, or control your camera from your smartphone or tablet. When connected to a Wi-Fi network, you can send images to your computer or view on a Wi-Fi-enabled TV.
Customizable Function Button: The camera features a Function button that allows you to assign functions for up to 12 functions for quick access. When the Function button is pressed, two rows of six presets are displayed, allowing you to access any of the functions. There are 35 overall functions to choose from to fill the 12 function presets.
Memory Recall: The Memory Recall mode can memorize up to three groups of the user's preferred settings. Settings include zoom magnification, white balance, exposure compensation, date, and grid lines. This enables you to quickly switch the settings at the right moment.
Drive Modes: The camera offers multiple Drive Modes. In addition to single image shooting, you can choose from the following:
Auto Focus Areas: You can select from the following auto focusing areas:
Manual Focus: When it is difficult to get the proper focus in auto focus mode, you can switch to Manual Focus. When in Manual Focus, the manual ring around the ring can be rotated to achieve sharp focus. Manual Focus is available for still images and movies. Direct Manual Focus (DMF) lets you make fine adjustments manually, using the focus ring, after the focus has been locked automatically.
AF Illuminator: The AF (auto focus) Illuminator briefly provides fill light to focus more easily on a subject in dark surroundings. The red AF Illuminator lights when the shutter button is pressed halfway. You can set the AF Illuminator to Auto or Off.
Face Detection: Face Detection technology detects up to eight individual faces and controls flash, focus, exposure, and white balance to deliver accurate, natural skin tones with reduced red-eye. It can also give priority to children or adults. You can also select and register an individual's face to be given priority.
Smile Shutter Mode: The Smile Shutter technology automatically detects and captures a smiling face. Simply activate by pressing the Smile Shutter button and the camera will capture a smile the moment it happens. You can adjust the degree of Smile Detection Sensitivity as desired.
Scene Recognition: Scene Recognition is used in the Intelligent Auto and Superior Auto shooting modes. This function automatically detects different types of scenes and selects the appropriate camera settings: Portrait, Infant, Night Portrait, Night Scene, Backlight Portrait, Backlight, Landscape, Spotlight, Low Light, and Macro. The camera also recognizes certain conditions and makes appropriate adjustments: Tripod, Walk, Move, Move (bright), or Move (dark).
Shooting Modes: Using the top-mounted Mode Dial, you can select from the following shooting modes:
Note: The Program Auto, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, and Manual shooting modes are available for movies as well as still images.
Exposure Compensation: Besides auto exposure, you can adjust the exposure from +3.0EV to -3.0EV in 1/3 stop increments.
Built-In Flash: The camera's built-in flash features a range of 3.28' to 35.43' (wide angle) or 3.28' to 21.33' (telephoto). With the ISO Speed set at 12800, the range increases to 68.24' (W) or 41.99' (T). The built-in flash has a recycle time of approximately 5 seconds. The flash settings include:
Multi Interface Shoe: The DSC-RX10M3 is equipped with a Multi Interface Shoe which offers an advanced interface for connecting an external flash (HVL-F20M, HVL-F43M, HVL-RL1) or mounting an external microphone.
Red-eye Reduction: The flash pre-strobes before shooting to reduce the red-eye phenomenon. You can set to On or Off.
Metering Modes: You can select from the following Metering Modes:
White Balance: When the white balance is set to auto, the white balance is set automatically in response to the condition of the subject, and the overall color balance is adjusted. When shooting under special lighting conditions, you can select the settings manually. When using flash, you can select the flash white balance mode. The white balance can also be set to Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent (warm white), Fluorescent (cool white), Fluorescent (day white), Fluorescent (daylight), Flash, Color Temperature/Filter, Custom (adjust white balance depending on the light source) or Custom Set (memorizes the basic white color which will be used).
Grid Lines: The cameras on-screen grid lines make it easy to set a subject's horizontal and vertical position. You can choose from three grid line overlays: Rule of 3rds, 4x6 Square, and Diagonal + 4x6 Square.
Histogram: A histogram is a graph showing the brightness of an image. The graph display indicates a bright image when skewed to the right side, and a dark image when skewed to the left side.
In-camera Guide: An on-screen function guide text/icon display makes it easy to learn the camera functions that give you greater creative freedom to adjust photo settings. The function guide can be turned on or off as desired.
Folder View Modes: The Sony DSC-RX10M3's View Mode allows you to select your recorded images and movies by sorting them into the following folders: Date, Still, MP4, AVCHD, XAVC S 4K, and XAVC S HD.
Index View: In addition to viewing images one-by-one in full screen, you can view multiple images at once in the index view mode. The index feature lets you to display a total of 9 (3 x 3) or 25 (5 x 5) images at once.
Slide Show: The Slide Show function lets you play back images one after the other. The interval between the pictures can be adjusted, allowing you to choose 1, 3, 5, 10, and 30 seconds. When repeat is selected, the images are replayed in a continuous loop.
Playback Zoom: You can enlarge a recorded still image up to 8x the size of the original image. Once the image is zoomed, you can pan left to right and up or down through the image.
Rotating Images: Recorded images can be rotated 360-degrees in 90-degree increments on the camera's LCD screen.
Picture Effect: You can add effects to images to make them look more impressive and artistic. You can choose from the following: Toy Camera, Pop Color, Posterization, Retro Photo, Soft High-key, Partial Color, High Contrast Mono, Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Rich-tone Mono, Miniature, Watercolor, and Illustration.
Deleting/Protecting Images: You can delete a selected image, or you can delete all the unprotected images at once. In order to avoid accidentally deleting of an image, it can be protected.
Print Mark: You can place a print mark on still images recorded with this camera. This mark is convenient when you have images printed at a shop that conforms to the DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) standard.
Battery Information: The DSC-RX10M3 is powered by the supplied NP-FW50 Lithium-ion rechargeable battery. Using the supplied AC-UUD12 AC adapter, the battery can be fully charged in the camera in approximately 150 minutes. Under normal operating conditions, the battery has the following capacity:
|Shooting Still Images||LCD||Approx. 420 images|
|Viewfinder||Approx. 370 images|
|Viewing Still Images||Approx. 315 min or 6300 images|
| Recording Movies |
|LCD||Approx. 65 min|
|Viewfinder||Approx. 70 min|
| Recording Movies |
|LCD||Approx. 120 min|
|Viewfinder||Approx. 130 min|
Internal Battery: The camera has an internal rechargeable battery for maintaining the date and time and other settings regardless of whether the power is on or off. The battery is continually charged as long as you are using the camera. If the camera isn't used for about a month, the internal battery can become discharged. The camera can still be used with a discharged internal battery, however, the date and time will not be shown. The internal battery can be fully recharged in approximately 24 hours with the power off and a charged battery pack is in the camera.
HDMI: The RX10M3 has a Micro HDMI (Type D) output on the left side of the camera for connecting the camera to an HDTV. A Micro HDMI-to-HDMI cable is required to make the connection. If you are connecting to a Sony Bravia TV with Bravia Sync, you can control the camera using the TV's remote control.
Multi/Micro USB : The camera features a single Micro USB jack (labeled "Multi") on the left side of the camera for connecting the supplied USB cable for downloading your photos to your computer or printer, or charging the battery in the camera. The interface is USB 2.0 High Speed compatible.
Microphone: A 3.5mm jack is provided for connecting an external microphone. If the external mic requires plug-in power, the jack will supply power to the mic. The built-in microphone will be muted when an external mic is plugged in.
Headphones: A 3.5mm stereo headphone jack is provided for monitoring audio during recording or playback.
PlayMemories Home: The DSC-RX10M3 can be used with PlayMemories Home software, which needs to be downloaded and installed on your computer. "PlayMemories Home" software is downloadable from the Sony Imaging website (The URL is printed in the Instruction Manual). It is compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7 (SP1), and Windows Vista (SP2), and Mac OS X 10.9-10.11, and macOS 10.12 operating systems only. With PlayMemories Home you can:
PlayMemories Camera Apps: The RX10M3 is compatible with PlayMemories Camera Apps, which enables you to add new features to the camera by downloading a new app and installing it in the camera. Apps are available to fit your shooting style, including portraits, close-up photography, sports, time lapse, etc. Many apps are available via a free download, while more advanced apps require a fee of $4.99 or $9.99.
Image Data Converter: Image Data Converter software is required to display and process images recorded in RAW format. You can also adjust the brightness or color, as well as "develop" the RAW image files into JPEG or TIFF files. Image Data Converter can be downloaded to your computer, using a URL printed in the manual. Image Data Converter is compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7 (SP1), Windows Vista (SP2), and Mac OS X 10.9-10.11, and macOS 10.12.
Remote Camera Control: Remote Camera Control software allows you to control a camera connected to your computer via a USB cable. Remote Camera Control is compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7 (SP1), Windows Vista (SP2), and Mac OS X 10.9-10.11, and macOS 10.12.
Capture One Express (for Sony): The Sony RX10M3 is supported by Capture One Express (for Sony) by Phase One. One of the world's best RAW converters, Capture One Express (for Sony) delivers clear, detailed images with accurate colors. You can make adjustments to the RAW image files, convert the images to black & white, or use the HDR (High Dynamic Range) tool to pull out details in over- or under-exposed images. Capture One Express (for Sony) is available for a free download, and is compatible with the following operating systems: Windows 10, Windows 8, and Windows 7, and Mac OS X 10.11.6 or macOS 10.12.x. A pro version can be purchased for even more processing tools.
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The best bridge camera [ SERGIO DA Aug 23, 2017 ]
compact and sharp [ WERNER Jan 14, 2017 ]
Favorable comments at DPREVIEW site re lens sharpness. [ Gary Jun 08, 2016 ]
The only compatible external flash/lighting accessories listed are Sony models (HVL-F20M, HVL-F43M, HVL-RL1); so it's unclear whether the DSC-RX10M3 would work with 3rd party studio lights. You may want to contact Sony's support department directly for more details--you can reach them by phone at 888-222-7669 or check their support site here: https://esupport.sony.com/US/p/select-system.pl?PRODTYPE=7 [ Larry Jul 11, 2017 ] Staff
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