LCD and Viewfinder
Sony RX100 III has a Tilting 3″ LCD screen with a resolution of 1,229k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
For those of you who loves shooting self portraits or group photos, Sony RX100 III will make your life easier with its Selfie friendly
RX100 III has a built-in Electronic viewfinder. The viewfinder has a resolution of 1,440kdots and coverage of 100%. 100% coverage ensures that what you see in the viewfinder while shooting matches exactly what you will get later in your image, helping accurate framing your shots and minimizes the need for cropping images later.
Max Shutter speed
Sony RX100 III can shoot continuously at max speed of 10 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/2000 sec.
Unfortunately RX100 III doesn't have an external flash shoe so you are limited with the built-in flash.
One neat feature that we like about RX100 III's built-in flash has is that the flash head can be tilted upwards manually using your finger, which can be used to bounce the flash light and create a more pleasing lighting on your subject. It is not a very strong flash so the ceiling/wall or the surface you use for bouncing must be relatively close to the camera.
Sony RX100 III features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system. The AF system has 25 points to choose from.
Sony RX100 III also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Sony RX100 III, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 60p,60i,24p fps with bit rates up to 50 mbps and save in MPEG-4, AVCHD and XAVC S formats. Full HD resolution of Sony RX100 III will be adequate in most of the situations. But if you are after the highest resolution videos available, see our list of Top Cameras with 4K (Ultra-HD) Video. You can also consider its successor, the Sony RX100 IV which features 4K video recording.
RX100 III also a high speed mode where it captures videos at 120 fps for ultra slow motion videos. RX100 III has a built-in Stereo microphone and a Mono speaker.
Sony RX100 III doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Large Sensor Compact camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Canon PowerShot G5 X or Fujifilm X70 in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
Sony RX100 III features built-in wireless (Wi-Fi) connectivity ( 802.11b/g/n with NFC) which lets you transfer your photos directly to compatible devices without any physical connection. With its NFC feature, RX100 III can communicate with devices such as smartphones which are also equipped with this technology by simply touching each other.One other feature that we like is the ability to use our smartphone as a remote to control our RX100 III. You can change camera settings, release shutter, view LCD screen and tranfer files using remote control app.
You can connect RX100 III to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Battery Sony RX100 III is powered by NP-BX1 battery which provides a shooting life of 320 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Large Sensor Compact type cameras is 300 shots, its battery life is about average in its class but it would still be wise to invest in some spare batteries for long photo trips.
Battery Life Comparison in Large Sensor Compact Cameras
Leica X Vario with its 450shots is the model with longest battery life among Large Sensor Compact cameras. Check the comparison of Sony RX100 III vs Leica X Vario or take a look at Longest Battery Life Compact cameras list.
Sony RX100 III Features Compared to Main Competitors
Current Lowest price for Sony RX100 III is $648.00