• 20.1MP 1" Exmor RS BSI CMOS Sensor
• BIONZ X Image Processor
• Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* f/2.4-4 Zoom Lens
• 24-600mm (35mm Equivalent)
• 2.36m-Dot OLED Tru-Finder EVF
• 3.0" 1.228m-Dot Tilting Xtra Fine LCD
• UHD 4K30 Video, Full HD 1080p at 960 fps
• Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC
• ISO 12800 and 14 fps Continuous Shooting
• Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization
20.1MP 1" Exmor RS BSI CMOS Sensor and BIONZ X Image Processor
A large 1" 20.1MP Exmor RS CMOS sensor pairs with the BIONZ X image sensor to realize a high degree of image clarity with reduced noise levels to support working in a wide array of environments with sensitivities up to ISO 12800. The Exmor RS sensor employs a unique stacked structure with a back-illuminated design for efficient light gathering abilities, as well as faster performance. The design also incorporates a dedicated DRAM chip on the back of the sensor to facilitate quick image processing in order to boost signal capacity and readout speeds for quick continuous shooting, up to 14 fps with reduced blackout, and slow motion video recording at up to 960 fps. An Anti-Distortion Shutter is also a product of the fast readout speeds, and helps to greatly reduce unwanted distortion caused by rolling shutter effects.
The sensor and processor also contribute to fast autofocus performance that benefits both stills shooting and video recording. This Fast Intelligent AF system is able to achieve precise focus in as little as 0.09 seconds to suit working with quickly moving subjects. By continuously tracking and assessing subjects, the focusing system is able to quickly lock onto subjects prior to half-pressing the shutter button and a subject detection algorithm then intelligently predicts the proper point of focus to aid in acquiring sharp imagery of moving subjects.
Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* 25x Zoom Lens
Pairing with the imaging assets, the RX10 III is most distinctly characterized by its expansive 25x zoom lens. This Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* lens spans a 24-600mm equivalent focal length range, and has a variable maximum aperture of f/2.4-4 for adept performance from wide-angle to super telephoto. The optical design incorporates five extra-low dispersion elements, two extra-low dispersion aspherical elements, and one Super ED element to control a range of chromatic aberrations throughout the zoom range for increased clarity and color accuracy. An advanced aspherical (AA) element and five aspherical elements are also featured to reduce spherical aberrations for improved sharpness and resolution. Additionally, the esteemed Zeiss T* anti-reflective coating has been applied to individual elements to reduce flare and ghosting for increased contrast when working in strong lighting conditions.
Complementing the lens' reach, Optical SteadyShot image stabilization also helps to minimize the appearance of camera shake by up to 4.5 stops for sharper handheld shooting. The lens also sports a rounded nine-blade diaphragm to produce smooth bokeh, and, despite its long reach, can also focus as closely as 1.2" with a 0.42x maximum magnification for working with close-up subjects.
UHD 4K Video Recording
Internal video recording is possible in a range of resolutions up to UHD 4K30 as well as high-speed recording in Full HD 1080p at 120 fps. Recording is done using full pixel readout, without pixel binning, in order to avoid the occurrence of moiré and jaggies, and the fast readout speeds of the sensor help to avoid moving subject distortion due to the effects of rolling shutter. Both 4K and Full HD recording is possible in the 100 Mbps XAVC S format, which is contained within an MP4 wrapper, with 4:2:0 color sampling when recording internally, or 4:2:2 sampling with the use of an optional external recorder via HDMI output.
Making use of the back-illuminated sensor design, customizable picture profiles, color settings, and gamma controls are also available to effectively extend the possible dynamic range. Users can adjust the gamma, black level, knee, color level, and more. Also users can use the same S-Log2 Gamma Curve that is found on high end Sony Cinema cameras that squeezes up to 1300% more dynamic range into the video signal than traditional REC709, for increased post-production flexibility. Multiple timecode recording and user bit options are also provided to suit different editing workflows.
Beyond UHD 4K recording, the RX10 III also makes use of the fast readout speeds by way of availing a range of high frame rate (HFR) recording settings, with the ability to record Full HD movies at up to 960 fps for 40x slow motion playback.
Body Design and Built-In Wi-Fi
A bright, high-resolution XGA OLED Tru-Finder sports a 2.36m-dot resolution for clear eye-level monitoring of the scene, as well as the ability to preview exposure adjustments prior to shooting.
Alternatively, a rear 3.0" 1.228m-dot Xtra Fine TFT LCD is available for monitoring and review, and features a 107° upward, 42° downward tilting design to benefit working from high and low angles. The screen also uses WhiteMagic technology for improved visibility in bright conditions.
A robust magnesium-alloy body design is both dust- and moisture-resistant to support use in harsh environments.
The manually-operated aperture ring permits intuitive tactile control over exposure settings, and the ring can be de-clicked for smooth, silent performance to suit video applications. Manual focus and zoom rings are also incorporated in the lens' design.
A top LCD panel can be used to quickly check key exposure and other settings.
A range of customizable function buttons can be assigned to any one of 58 different custom functions.
The included NP-FW50 rechargeable lithium-ion battery offers approximately 420 shots per charge when working with the LCD monitor, or 370 shots per charge when working with the EVF.
Both an external microphone jack and a headphone jack are available for using optional external mics and monitoring your audio in real time.
Built-in Wi-Fi with NFC permits wirelessly sharing imagery to a linked mobile device for instant sharing online, and also allows a smartphone or tablet to remotely control the camera or display a live view image. Mobile devices can be paired via NFC or via a QR code displayed on the camera for non NFC-enabled phones or tablets.
PlayMemories Camera Apps are also supported via the built-in Wi-Fi connection, and allow you to personalize the camera's features depending on specific shooting styles. Apps are available to suit creating portraits, detailed close-ups, sports, time lapse, motion shot, and other specific types of imagery.
Other Camera Features
Zoom Assist can be assigned to a custom function button and used to automatically zoom out from the scene in order to re-locate a subject, and then released to quickly return to the zoomed-in position.
Step Zoom lets you configure the zoom ring to only cycle through fixed popular focal lengths as the ring is rotated, including 24, 28, 35, 50, 70, 85, 100, 135, 200, 300, 400, 500, and 600mm. Quick Zoom, on the other hand, can be assigned to a custom function button and lets you move throughout the zoom range in a fluid, seamless manner by rotating the zoom ring.
A Silent Shooting mode makes use of an electronic shutter function for completely silent performance that is ideal for photographing in noise-sensitive areas. This electronic shutter also permits working with shutter speeds up to 1/32,000 sec. for photographing in bright conditions.
Clear Image Zoom can be used to magnify the center of scenes by 2x to effectively extend the reach of the lens. This digital zoom technology uses an intelligent interpolation process to minimize the amount of image degradation in order to produce realistic, high-quality images.
Eye AF is a dedicated autofocus mode that bases focus on recognized subjects' eye for portraits, and can be configured to prioritize either the subject's right or left eye.
White balance adjustment can be finely controlled using detailed sliders that span the amber-blue and magenta-green axes for more precise control over how color tones appear in various lighting conditions.
Benefitting manual focus operation, Manual Focus Assist can be used to magnify a portion of the scene for making more precise, detailed adjustments. Peaking is also available to highlight strong edges of contrast for more objective determining over sharp focus.
A Dual Rec mode allows you to record 17MP stills, without pixel binning, while simultaneously recording video. Auto Dual Rec takes this process further by automatically recording stills at a chosen frequency or when a new composition or subject is recognized.
When recording in UHD 4K, 8MP still frame grabs can be saved during playback for use as a still image. If working in Full HD, 2MP stills can be taken from video files.
Scene Selection: Portrait, Sports Action, Macro, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Handheld Twilight, Night Portrait, and Anti Motion Blur.
Picture Effect: Toy Camera, Pop Color, Posterization, Retro Photo, Soft High-Key, Partial Color, High Contrast Mono, Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Richtone Monochrome, Miniature, Watercolor, and Illustration.
Creative Style: Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Clear, Deep, Light, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Autumn Leaves, Black & White, Sepia, and Style Box.
stabilisation compensates for camera shake when shooting handheld, at ultra-telephoto range or in dim light. Otherwise, such stable stills and movies are possible only with higher shutter speeds.
1.0-type (13.2mm x 8.8mm) Exmor RS CMOS sensor, aspect ratio 3:2
Approx. 20.1 megapixels
Approx. 20.1 megapixels
ZEISS® Vario-Sonnar T* Lens, 18 elements in 13 groups (6 aspheric elements including AA lens)
FOCAL LENGTH (F=) 35MM FORMAT EQUIVALENT
[Still image 3:2] f=24-600mm [Still image 16:9] f=26-630mm [Still image 1:1] f=31-760mm [Still image 4:3] f=27-650mm [Movie 16:9] f=26-630mm (SteadyShot Standard), f=27-890mm (SteadyShot Active), f=30-910mm(SteadyShot Inteligent Active), [Movie 4K 16:9] f=28-680mm (SteadyShot Standard), [HFR 960fps] f=42-990mm (Quality Priority), f=60-1390mm (Shoot Time Priority), [HFR 480 fps] f=28-680mm (Quality Priority), f=42-990mm (Shoot Time Priority), [HFR 240 fps] f=26-630mm (Quality Priority), f=28-680mm (Shoot Time Priority)
FOCUS RANGE (FROM THE FRONT OF THE LENS)
AF Approx.3cm to infinity(W), approx.72cm to infinity(T)
CLEAR IMAGE ZOOM
Approx. 50x (including Optical Zoom)
Approx. 100x (including Optical Zoom) 1
7.5cm (3.0 type) (4:3) / 1,228,800 dots / Xtra Fine / TFT LCD
Manual (5 steps) / Sunny Weather mode
Up by approx. 107degrees, down by approx. 42degrees
Auto / EVF / Monitor
0.39-type electronic viewfinder (XGA OLED), 2,359,296 dots
Auto, Manual (5 steps)
Approx. 0.70x with 50mm lens. at infinity, -1m-1(diopter) (35mm equiv.)
Approx. 23mm from the eyepiece lens, 21.5mm from the eyepiece frame at -1m-1(CIPA standard)
-4.0 to +3.0m-1
COMPATIBLE RECORDING MEDIA
Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo (High Speed), Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick Micro2, Memory Stick Micro (Mark2)2, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card, microSD Memory Card2, microSDHC Memory Card2, microSDXC Memory Card2 3
[Still Image]: JPEG (DCF Ver.2.0,Exif Ver.2.3, MPF Baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format), [Movie]: XAVC S, AVCHD format Ver.2.0 compatible, MP4
RECORDING FORMAT (MOVIE AUDIO)
XAVC S: LPCM 2ch / AVCHD: Dolby Digital (AC-3) 2ch (Dolby Digital Stereo Creator) / MP4: MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch
COLOUR SPACE (STILL)
sRGB / Adobe RGB
sRGB / Adobe RGB
NUMBER OF RECORDED PIXELS (IMAGE SIZE) DURING MOVIE
16:9 mode: 17M (5,472×3,080) / 7.5M (3,648×2,056) / 4.2M (2,720×1,528)
MOVIE RECORDING MODE
AVCHD: 28M PS (1,920x1,080/60p) / 24M FX (1,920x1,080/60i) / 17M FH (1,920x1,080/60i) / 24M FX (1,920x1,080/24p) / 17M FH (1,920x1,080/24p), XAVC S 4K: 30p 100M (3,840x2,160/30p) / 30p 60M (3,840x2,160/30p) / 24p 100M (3,840x2,160/24p) / 24p 60M (3,840x2,160/24p), XAVC S HD: 60p 50M (1,920x1,080/60p) / 30p 50M (1,920x1,080/30p) / 24p 50M (1,920x1,080/24p) / 120p 100M (1,920x1,080/120p) / 120p 60M (1,920x1,080/120p), MP4: 28M (1,920x1,080/60p) / 16M (1,920x1,080/30p) / 6M (1,280x720/30p)
NUMBER OF RECORDING PIXELS (IMAGE SIZE)
3:2 mode: 20M (5,472×3,648) / 10M (3,888×2,592) / 5M (2,736×1824), 4:3 mode: 18M (4,864×3,648) / 10M (3,648×2,736) / 5M (2,592×1,944) / VGA, 16:9 mode: 17M (5,472×3,080) / 7.5M (3,648×2,056) / 4.2M (2,720×1,528), 1:1 mode: 13M (3,648×3,648) / 6.5M (2,544×2,544) / 3.7M (1,920×1,920), Sweep Panorama: Wide (12,416×1,856/5,536×2,160), Standard (8,192×1,856/3,872×2,160)
MOVIE RECORDING MODE
AVCHD: 28M PS (1,920x1,080/50p) / 24M FX (1,920x1,080/50i) / 17M FH (1,920x1,080/50i) / 24M FX (1,920x1,080/25p) / 17M FH (1,920x1,080/25p), XAVC S 4K: 25p 100M (3,840x2,160/25p) / 25p 60M (3,840x2,160/25p), XAVC S HD: 50p 50M (1,920x1,080/50p) / 25p 50M (1,920x1,080/25p) / 100p 100M (1,920x1,080/100p) / 100p 60M (1,920x1,080/100p), MP4: 28M (1,920x1,080/50p) / 16M (1,920x1,080/25p) / 6M (1,280x720/25p),
NTSC: XAVC S HD: 60p 50M (1,920x1,080/240fps), 60p 50M (1,920x1,080/480fps), 60p 50M (1,920x1,080/960fps) / 30p 50M (1,920x1,080/240fps), 30p 50M (1,920x1,080/480fps), 30p 50M (1,920x1,080/960fps) / 24p 50M (1,920x1,080/240fps), 24p 50M (1,920x1,080/480fps), 24p 50M (1,920x1,080/960fps)Sensor Readout Number of Effective PixelsQuality Priority: 240fps / 250fps (1,824x1,026), 480fps / 500fps (1,676x566), 960fps / 1000fps (1,136x384) / Shoot Time Priority: 240fps / 250fps (1,676x566), 480fps / 500fps (1,136x384), 960fps / 1000fps (800x270), PAL: XAVC S HD: 50p 50M (1,920x1,080/250fps), 50p 50M (1,920x1,080/500fps), 50p 50M (1,920x1,080/1000fps) / 25p 50M (1,920x1,080/250fps), 25p 50M (1,920x1,080/500fps), 25p 50M (1,920x1,080/1000fps)
MOVIE RECORDING MODE
Exif Print, PRINT Image Matching (PIM3)
INPUT AND OUTPUT TERMINALS
Multi / Micro USB Terminal4, Hi-Speed USB (USB2.0), Micro HDMI,Microphone (3.5 mm Stereo minijack), Multi Interface Shoe, Headphones
NFC forum Type 3 Tag compatible, One-touch remote, One-touch sharing
Yes (IEEE802.11b/g/n (2.4GHz band))
POWER CONSUMPTION (CAMERA MODE)
DC7.2V (supplied battely) / DC5.0V (supplied AC adaptor)
Rechargeable battery pack NP-FW50
POWER CONSUMPTION (CAMERA MODE)
Approx. 2.3W with LCD monitor and approx. 2.6W with viewfinder (CIPA standard)
USB CHARGE/USB POWER SUPPLY
Yes (Shooting, Playback)
Still Images5 Monitor: Approx. 420 shots / Approx. 210min., Viewfinder: Approx. 370 shots / Approx. 185min. Movies (actual shooting)6 7 Monitor: Approx. 65 min., Viewfinder: Approx. 70 min. (In [MP4 28M] mode, max. continuous shooting time is approx. 20 min. and max. file size is 4GB.) Movies (continuous shooting)5 Monitor: Approx. 120 min., Viewfinder: Approx. 130 min. (In [MP4 28M] mode, max. continuous shooting time is approx. 20 min. and max. file size is 4GB.) 8
Eye AF / Face Detection / Face Registration / Still Image Recording (during movie recording) / Smile shutter / Grid Line / Quick Navi / Digital Level Gauge (pitch and roll) / WB Bracket / DRO Bracketing / MF Assist / Peaking / Zebra / Marker Display / Audio Level Display / Audio Out Timing / Step Zoom/Quick Zoom / TC / UB / Photographer Name & Copyright / Set File Name/ ISO Auto Minimum Shutter Speed / PC Remote Control / Zoom Assist / Focus Hold
BRAVIA Sync (Control for HDMI) / 9/25-frame index view / Auto Orientation / Slide Show / Forward / Rewind (Movie) / Delete / Protect / Motion Shot Video / Photo Capture
Approx. 0°C to 40°C (32F° to 104F°)
Size & Weight
DIMENSIONS (W X H X D) (CIPA)
132.5 x 94.0 x 127.4mm, (5 1/4" x 3 3/4" x 5 1/8")
Approx. 1051g (Body Only) / Approx. 1095g (Battery and Memory Stick Duo are included), Approx. 2lb 5.1oz. (Body Only) / Approx. 2lb 6.7oz. (Battery and Memory Stick Duo are included)
What's In The Box
Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-FW50
Micro USB cable