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Sony RX10 III Hands on Review


On this video Chris Niccolls and Jordan Drake from from the Camera Store in Canada take a look at the third iteration of the popular RX10 large-sensor super-zoom (or bridge) camera from Sony.

So what is new with the RX10 III compared to the second version? There are quite a few changes – maybe the biggest one is the much longer lens (but with a somewhat slower aperture of f/2.8-f/4). Image quality seems great and there are some interesting ergonomic changes (the grip is better but the new ring isn’t a fevorite of Niccolls).

At the end of the day, Niccolls found it to be a great all around family-like camera/camcorder replacement (for more serious video – note that  although it has some nice features it lacks the built in ND that the two previous models had which is a downside and the f/4 aperture already on 100mm compared to f/2.8 all the way is also not a plus for video work). Also, don’t get fooled by the marketing hype – the super slow motion really works well up to 120fps (or very short 240fps of up to 3 seconds at 1080p, and of course no slow-motion at 4K).

Here is a quick reminder of the RX10 III main specs:

  • Sensor: 20.1MP 1″ Exmor BSI CMOS.
  • Processor: BIONZ X
  • Lens: Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* f/2.4-f/4 with  a 24-600mm (35mm Equivalent).
  • Viewfinder: 2.36m-Dot OLED EVF.
  • Screen: 3.0″ 1.228m-Dot tilting LCD
  • Video: UHD 4K30 Video, Full HD 1080p up to 960 fps
  • Connectivity: Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC
  • Shooting speed: up to 14 fps
  • Stabilization: Optical SteadyShot.
  • Pricing: RX10 III sells for around $1500.

You can find many more previews and reviews on our Photography review section here on LensVid. You can find many of TheCameraStore videos here on LensVid.

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