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Sony RX100 III Camera

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$749.99
SKU:
SON-RX100M3
UPC:
27242883222

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Sony RX100 III Camera

 

About the Sony RX-100 Mark III:

The Sony RX100 III (M3) camera is the latest installment in the line of very popular cameras from Sony. Featuring a huge 1" sensor, one of the largest in any compact camera. These cameras offer manual functions, fast focusing and excellent image quality. The RX100 and RX100 II have dominated the compact camera market for underwater photography for the last couple of years and the version III is bound to be popular as well.

Sony did make one change on the RX100 III that will limit how good it is underwater. They changed the lens to a 24-70mm. The lens is brighter at F1.8, but the change in focal distance will effect the use of wet lenses. This means, that it is wider at 24mm which will cause vignetting with many wide angle wet lens options, and the focal distance is also not as long for zooming, which could limit the macro capability. In addition they added an electronic viewfinder and improved the video bit rate.

Check out more details on our camera review and why we love it for underwater photography

Underwater Housing Options:

RX-100 III vs. RX-100:

Pros:

  • Bit rate for video increased from 28Mbps to 50Mpbs
  • Electronic viewfinder is now included (not useable in the housing)
  • New 24-70mm F1.8/2.8 lens is brighter at 70mm that the old lens

Cons:

  • 10% larger and 20% heavier than the RX-100
  • 45% more costly than the RX-100
  • 24-70mm lens will not give as much magnification with a wet macro lens
  • 24-70mm lens gives less working distance for shy subjects
  • 24-70mm lens may not work as well with wet wide-angle lenses
  • less battery life

** This is the USA Version, 1080p60i which only shoots video in NTSC Format**

 

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Weight: 2.00 LBS
Dimensions: 6.00 (in) × 6.00 (in) × 8.00 (in)
Free Worldwide Shipping: No
Brand: Sony
Camera Type: Sony RX-100 III
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