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Sony RX10 Mark III
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    • 1" 20.1 mp stacked CMOS sensor
    • 24-600mm lens, 25x optical zoom lens, f/2.4-4.0, Optical Steadyshot
    • Tilting screen
    • Electronic Viewfinder (XGA OLED)
    • 14fps continuous shooting
    • Electronic shutter (up to 1/32000s)
    • 4K video recording (3840x2160), but only 30p, 25p, 24p •High speed video recording •Triple lens ring (focus, aperture, zoom) •Dust and moisture resistance •Wi-Fi / NFC connectivity
    • 1051 g
    • 133 x 94 x 127 mm
    • $1500 at http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1242612-REG/sony_dsc_rx10m3_cyber_shot_dsc_rx10_iii_digital.html

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    Sony – a worldwide leader in digital imaging and the world's largest image sensor manufacturer – has today announced an exciting new addition to its acclaimed Cyber-shot RX lineup, the high-zoom RX10 III camera.

    Featuring a newly-developed 25x super-telephoto zoom lens with an extensive focal range of 24-600mm1, the new RX10 III camera is able to produce high-quality content at a variety of focal lengths and camera settings that would require three or more large, heavy and expensive lenses for an interchangeable lens camera user. It's an outstanding choice for a shooting anything from landscapes to distant wildlife and everything in between.

    The RX10 III high zoom camera is equipped with a 1.0 type stacked 20.1 MP Exmor RS™ CMOS sensor with DRAM chip and advanced signal processing, along with a powerful BIONZ X™ image processor. These components work together to ensure the highest possible image quality throughout the entire zoom range of the 24-600mm lens. Additionally, they are responsible for a variety of standout professional-caliber features including 40x super slow motion video capture at up to 960 fps, an ultra-fast Anti-Distortion Shutter with a maximum speed of 1/32000 second, high resolution 4K movie shooting and more.

    "By pairing the convenience of an ultra-telephoto lens with our innovative stacked CMOS image sensor design, we've created a whole new image experience unlike anything else in market today," said Neal Manowitz, Vice President of Digital Imaging at Sony Electronics. "The new RX10 III offers a true 'all in one' package that will appeal to a wide range of amateur, hobbyist and professional photographers and videographers."

    New ZEISS® Vario-Sonnar T* 24-600mm F2.4 – F4 Lens

    The impressive 24-600mm ZEISS® Vario-Sonnar T* lens on the Cyber-shot RX10 III camera features a large maximum aperture of F2.4 – F4.0, helping it achieve outstanding image quality throughout the entire zoom range, all the way up to ultra-telephoto. This differentiates it from many other high-zoom lenses that often struggle with light-gathering at longer focal lengths. The aperture unit itself has nine blades that are designed to create a near perfect circle in the F2.4 – F11 range, enabling shooters to create content with beautiful bokeh, where the subject stands out against a softly defocused background.

    In total, the extended zoom lens features eight ED glass elements including one super ED glass element, five ED glass elements and two ED aspherical lenses, which all work together to minimize chromatic aberration and deliver high-contrast, ultra-sharp image quality. It also has ZEISS® T* Coating for minimizing flare and ghosting and delivering accurate, faithful color reproduction.

    The new lens has built-in Optical SteadyShot™ image stabilization that helps to reduce camera shake and image blur, in particular when shooting at longer focal lengths. When active, the OSS is equivalent to shooting at a shutter speed approximately 4.5 stops3 faster than the current setting of the camera.

    Additionally, with a minimum focusing distance of 72 cm (2.36 ft) and 0.49x maximum magnification at a fully extended 600mm, the new lens is capable of producing amazingly detailed tele-macro images.

    High Quality Image Detail

    The RX10 III features a back-illuminated 20.1 MP 1.0-type stacked CMOS sensor and BIONZ X image processing engine that allow the camera to achieves a wide sensitivity range of ISO 644 - ISO 12800 and produce images with exceptionally low noise, even at higher sensitivity settings.

    Additionally, the rear of the sensor has a DRAM chip that allows it to read and process large volumes of data exceptionally fast, enabling the camera to shoot super slow motion video at up to 960 fps. The powerful DRAM chip also allows the RX10 III to shoot continuously at up to 14fps with minimal blackout.

    With shutter speeds as fast as 1/32000 second, the electronic shutter on the RX10 III minimizes image distortion at faster shutter speeds. It also offers silent shooting at all settings and speeds, ensuring all content can be captured quietly without disrupting the subject, a powerful feature when combined with the wide-ranging zoom lens.

    High Quality 4K Movie Recording

    The new RX10III model becomes the latest and most versatile Cyber-shot RX camera to offer the advantages of 4K (QFHD 3840x2160) movie recording thanks to its far-reaching 24-600mm lens, which gives videographers the luxury of shooting high quality 4K video from extreme distances.

    In 4K video mode, the RX10 III camera utilizes full pixel readout without pixel binning, capturing approximately 1.7x more information than is required for 4K movie output to enhance image detail and minimize moiré and jaggies. It achieves these high-quality results through use of the XAVC S codec, which records video at a high data rate of up to 100 Mbps during 4K recording and up to 50 Mbps during full HD recording5.

    The new camera also has a variety of other professional caliber video features including Picture Profile, S-Log2/S-Gamut, Gamma Display Assist, Time Code and more, as well as input for external microphone and output for headphone monitoring.

    Super Slow Motion Video Recording

    The new RX10 III also possesses the ability to record super slow-motion video at up to 40x slower than the standard rate, allowing users to capture and replay fleeting moments of action with incredible detail, resolution and clarity.

    In "HFR" (high frame rate) setting, it offers the option to choose among 960fps, 480fps and 240 fps frame rates and among 60p, 30p and 24p playback formats6,7 with the option to use the movie record button as a 'start trigger' to begin recording once button is pressed or 'end trigger' to record footage up until the button is pressed.

    High Speed Autofocus

    The new RX10III camera is equipped with an impressive autofocus system with spatial object detection, allowing the camera to detect and predict motion of a subject before the shutter button is pressed, This helps the camera achieve an incredibly fast and efficient AF response when the shutter is halfway pressed, enabling it to lock on to a subject in as little as 0.09 seconds8. This is a yet another compelling technology, especially when paired with a versatile, highly capable 25x zoom lens with a range up to 600mm.

    Ergonomics and Design

    Aesthetically, the new RX10 III features a number of upgrades compared to existing RX10 models including triple lens rings for focus, zoom and aperture for direct, precise control. The hand grip shape has also been optimized for the new high-magnification, large-aperture lens to enhance stability when holding the camera at eye level. There is a new focus hold button on the lens barrel as well, allowing the focus to be easily locked on a subject while the shooter reframes the image.

    The new model features a high-contrast XGA OLED Tru-Finder™ with approximately 2.35 million dots of resolution, ensuring true-to-life image preview and playback functionality. The camera is also dust and moisture resistant and both Wi-Fi® and NFC™ compatible, with the ability and can access Sony's growing range of PlayMemories Camera Applications. Learn more at www.sony.net/pmca. A dedicated LCJ-RXJ soft carrying case will also be available for the new camera.

    Pricing and Availability

    The new Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III extended zoom camera will be available this May for about $1,500 US and $2,000 CA, respectively.

  • Sony's offering are getting better day by day.. Great job Sony.

  • Sony's offering are getting better day by day..

    And more expensive :-).

  • this would be a of fun to have if you had kids competing in sports or doing any type for performance where you want to get closer to the action. This really does replace my dads camcorder and I mean that as complement, I have kids and I would love one. And great slow motion make it even more tempting. They will sell a ton especially when they start discount them in 6 months.

  • no nd filter

  • wow.....what great blown highlights ! ....reminds me of Hi8 !

  • I think that ND filter it's not built-in in Mark III. I've read all reviews and webs (included sony web page ) and I'm not able to find any new about that.

  • @paglez

    You can check Mk II reviews, by idea all must be same.

  • looks interesting...how would you say does the size compare to the Panasonic FZ1000. I am tempted... The FZ1000 is the camera I use when I go to concerts. It is big and a risk. If the Sony isn't larger I would still feel comfortable...

  • I had read here that it didn't have the nd, but b&h is saying it's still there .

    http://www.newsshooter.com/2016/03/29/sony-surprise-new-rx10-iii-hybrid-camera-couples-25x-zoom-with-4k-video-and-1-inch-sensor-for-1300/

    ...but makes me wonder why image-resource didn't use it on that crappy video sample ??

    @olli66...looking at the specs, the fz1000 is slightly bigger but 20% lighter

  • anyone know something yet about 4k 24fps recoding times and battery life?

  • anyone know something yet about 4k 24fps recoding times and battery life?

    Must be same as Mk II.

  • I looked up the specs of the MK II. It says "max. continuous shooting time is approx. 20 min." the Panasonic FZ1000 does 29 minutes in 4k if it is just 20 minutes on the Mark III I think I will stick with the Panasonic...

  • I hope for discounts.

    Vitaliy, any plans to get this camera on deals?

  • @olli66 That must be a misspelling about the recording time. My rx10 mk2 caps at 29 minutes in 4k.

  • Cool camera. But need to try it first.

  • what about the release dates? some sellers list it for April, others end of May, others May/June I need this camera in the first week of June, would love to test it out though some weeks prior to June... Sony is also behind with my ordered GM 24-70 2.8 lense...hmm...

  • B&H has preliminary shipping to be early May.