There have been a lot of changes in the compact camera market after the original RX100 compact was released, but now Sony’s RX 100 Mark III remains true to its wonderful lineage.
The Mark II somehow looks like the Mark II, but if you look at it a little closer, you will see some significant differences. You will notice that the pop-up flash is right above the lens and you will not find any hot shoe in this new camera.
Sony positioned the flash as such because this new camera has 1.44-million dot OLED viewfinders that come out from the camera’s body. This is feature that many have wished for since the original RX100 debuted.
The lens has also been improved with a 24-70mm equivalent field of view and an aperture range that could reach up to F/1.8-2.8. This means you get less zoom, but faster speed.
The RX100 Mark III also has a 3-stop neutral density filter to take photos with wider aperture in locations with brighter conditions. The video quality is also quite impressive as it is pumped up with the new Bionz X processor. This camera can shoot videos at 720p at 120 fps.
The features mentioned above are the main new additions to the RX100 Mark III, while the rest of the camera is basically the same with the Mark II. It still has the 3-inch LCD screen that can flip 180-degrees. This way you can capture the perfect birds eye view, worms eye view, and of course, the “selfies.” The camera also has the 20-megapixel resolution that the Mark II has. The Mark III still has Wi-Fi to make it easier for you to download the pictures and videos you have captured.
One of the changes easiest to notice is its $800 price. Yes, it may be pricey, but you will definitely get your money’s worth.