Last Updated on 05/16/2014 by Kevin Lee
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
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.