Purchase Deadline 2nd May 2018 to 2nd September 2018
Housing a bright Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* 24-70mm f1.8-2.8 lens, and a 20.1-megapixel Exmor R CMOS sensor with Sony BIONZ X processing, the RX100 III offers significantly better image quality compared to a smartphone. It also shoots in uncompressed RAW file format, as well as JPEG.
The convenient and compact RX100 III can go everywhere you go, slipping into jacket and trouser pockets with ease and when you’re ready to capture the moment, you have the option of a built-in OLED viewfinder. The RX100 is one of only a handful of pocket cameras that offer a built-in viewfinder and it neatly pops up out of the camera body to keep the camera design sleek and portable. An eye sensor on the EVF will allow you to seamlessly switch between using the viewfinder and the camera’s 3-inch 1229k-dot LCD screen. Additionally, the RX100’s screen can be tilted up to 180 degrees to face forward, ideal for taking selfies, group photos or recording vlogs.
Taking pictures of everything from portraits to still life, buildings or landscape scenes and events is made easier with the versatile 24-70mm lens of the RX100 III. While its bright f1.8-2.8 aperture range gives it an advantage in low light scenes. It also allows it to deliver attractive out-of-focus backgrounds when shooting at lower apertures. The lens also features built-in neutral density filter functionality to lower the camera’s exposure in 3EV equivalent steps. This is especially useful under bright conditions. The camera also offers a tactile control ring around the lens, which can be customised to control functions such as zoom and exposure settings for example.
Sporting a premium aluminium construction, the RX100 III uses a wide-area AF that can be used to track subjects across the frame. It also features Sony’s intelligent Eye-AF that can detect an eye, even when your subject is partially turned away from the camera, delivering sharp focus on faces. Users can define which eye is prioritized, with focus shown by a small green square that appears over the selected eye. When focusing manually, the screen automatically zooms in to magnify the focus area, making it easier to achieve focus accurately.
Sony RX100 III - Video recording and connectivity
Sony RX100 III owners can connect their cameras to Android and Apple iOS smart devices using Wi-Fi and NFC, for seamless photo sharing and wireless camera control. This means you can easily share your photos on-the-go via email, as well as, messenger and social media apps.
A popular choice with video bloggers, the Sony RX100 III records Full HD (1080/50p) quality video and HD (1280x720) footage at up to 120fps for creative slow motion video effects. For recording audio, the RX100 III has a built-in stereo microphone and SteadyShot electronic stabilisation to help keep video footage smooth. Additionally, users can upgrade the camera’s capabilities by downloading optional apps, through the Sony PlayMemories app store.