Sony Announces the RX 100 Mk III with a Faster f1.8-2.8 Lens and Sony A7s’ Pricing

Kevin Lee The Phoblographer Sony RX 100 Mk III Product Images (2 of 4)

Sony is refreshing our favorite premium compact camera with a new RX 100 Mk III. As previously rumored, the RX 100 Mk III indeed comes with a faster 8.8-25.7mm lens that goes from f1.8 to f2.8 on the longest tele-focal end. Along with the bigger aperture, the RX 100 Mk III’s sensor has been lost a tiny bit of resolution (just 0.1MP) with the new 20.1MP sensor, which should not make a world of difference, and the BIONZ X image processor. The other headlining addition is the camera electronic viewfinder, or “Tru-Finder” as Sony calls it, that pops up in stylish fashion to reveal a 1.4M-dot OLED screen.

With a quick and equivalent 24-70mm focal length range, the RX100 Mk III is like carry around a full-frame camera. Except the Sony compact’s lens can absorb one more full stop of light than your typical 24-70mm f2.8 lens. Sony’s new camera also boasts an ISO 125-12800 range, 3.0-inch 1,228,800 dot LCD, and built in Wi-Fi as well as NFC. The RX 100 Mk III will arrive this June for $799.99.

Check past the break for more images and specs of the RX 100 Mk III and the Sony A7s long debated price.

Sony RX 100 Mk III

  • Sensor type 1.0-type (13.2mm x 8.8mm) Exmor R CMOS sensor
  • Number of effective pixels: Approx. 20.1 Megapixels
  • BIONZ X Imaging Processor
  • Lens Type: ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T 8.8-25.7mm Lens
  • 35mm format equivalent (Still Image3:2): 24-70mm
  • Lens Build: 10 elements in 9 groups (9 aspheric elements including AA lens)
  • Aperture range f1.8(W)-2.8(T)
  • Iris Diaphragm: 7 blades
  • 3.0-inch 1,228,800 dot Xtra Fine TFT LCD
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi, NFC

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Sony A7s

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Sony A7s first impressions photos (1 of 22)ISO 2001-125 sec at f - 5.0

After seeing early reports of the Sony A7s price going anywhere from $4,189 to $1,800, Sony has finally announced it will arrive this July for $2499.99 for just the body. For all that cheddar buyers will get a 12.2MP sensor that might seem low by modern standards. However, it lets the full-frame mirrorless camera shoot from ISO 100 to an exorbitantly high ISO 409600. Additionally the A7s can shoot 3840 × 2160 4K resolution video at 30p with an external recorder.

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Kevin Lee

Kevin Lee is a freelance journalist and photographer based in Brooklyn.