Sony has introduced a third camera in the RX10 lineup and adds an incredible zoom lens for massive telephoto reach. The Sony Cyber RX10 III features the same 1″ format 20MP sensor as found in the RX10 II but uses a new 24-600mm equivalent f/2.4-4 lens for the added reach (as compared to the 24-200mm f/2.8 equivalent lens on the RX10 II).
The RX10 III also captures 4K video at up to 30 fps and 1080p video at up to 120 fps using Sony’s solid XAVC-S format. It also offers clean HDMI output for use with external recorders. Additionally, the RX10 III can capture super slow motion video at up to 960fps. I’ve got an overview of how these 4K, XAVC-S and slow motion features work in my Sony RX100 IV Review.
The RX10 III features a 9-blade diaphragm for smooth, circular bokeh and offers a 3-stop ND filter built-in. You can also switch lens aperture ring from clickless (for video) to clicked (for photos).
Sony RX10 III Key Features
- 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
The Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III retails for $1500 and will be available for pre-order on March 31 and should start shipping in May 2016. Check it out here at B&H Photo.