Sony DSLR cameras and other related initiatives has made a big hype in recent times and it feels like the Japansse firm has announced yet another camera every other day. Follwing the HX-80 pint-and-shoot from earlier this month, today the company has introduced the RX10 III, as its latest superzoom camera outfit. Let’s hope it’s better than its predecessor, then!
However, it was long ago, smaller cameras with giant zoom lenses were kinda crappy, which could zoom in on the action from the cheap seats of the stadium, but resulting image you snapped probably wouldn’t be too impressive. My camera is a Sony DLSR HX10V with 16MP aut-focus and cybershot zoomer. Cameras from the companies like Sony’s RX10 and Panasonic’s Lumix FZ1000 have flipped that sript now, combining cary optical reach with ample 1-inch sensors.
The brand new Sony RX10 III is, as you guess, becomes the third iteration of the company’s high-zom/big-sensor RX10 camera series. They use the same size sensor found in the Sony’s RX100, a compact camera that’s been globally praised for its exceptional image quality. Now that the same size sensor is available behind a lens with even more zooming lens.
You will find on Sony RX10 III lens has more than tripled its optical reach from 8X zoom to 25X (24mm to 600mm). For starters, Sony’s new Cyber-shot features a Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* 24-600mm (f/2.4-4) fixed lens, an improvement over the 24-200mm found on the RX10 II. The RX10 III’s lens is bright, too, with a maximum aperture of f/2.4 at the wide-angle end and f/4.0 at full telephoto. Gets that long needs seruious stabilization, so it’s good news that Sony’s latest optical-stabilization system is built-in.
The new RX10 is bult around a back-illuminated CMOS sensor with a “stacked design.” That includes a DRAM chip affixed to the back of the sensor, helps it work more effectively with the camera’s image processor. Translates to some extremely high-speed features: A 960FPS super-slow-motion-mode, a 14fps continuous shooting mode with focus and exposure locked on the first frame of the sequence, and 4K video capture with full-pixel readout also there. The RX10 III indeed shoots 4K (3,840 x 2,160) as well as slow-motion videos at 240, 480 and 960fps, while the 14-fps burst mode is pretty good enough for most of photographers.
With a 20.1-megapixel, 1-inch type stacked sensor, an ISO range of 64-12,800 and a Bionz X processor, Sony says the RX10 III sensor is immune to a long-time shortcoming of CMOS sensors. It doesn’t actually exhibit the “rolling shutter” effect, and its electronic shutter has a toply geared speed of 1/32,000 of a second. That widely aperture and larger sensor are not only things that’ll help in low light, as the camera has an ISO range of 64-12,800.
Available in May. If you’re in the US or Canada, you get it for $1,500 and $2,000, rewspectively. For those in the UK, the RX10 III arrives in April priced at £1,250. At least you can grab a pricey telephoto lens built right into it.