updated 06:09 am EDT, Fri May 16, 2014
Third generation of RX100 updates image processor
The third iteration of Sony's RX100 digital camera has been unveiled by the company. The Cyber-shot RX100 III improves upon the design of the preceding RX100 II by pairing the same 20.1-megapixel Exmor R CMOS sensor with the Bionz X image processor, used in the Alpha A77, which is said to enhance picture quality and reduce area-specific noise for low-light shots.
Sony Cyber-shot RX100 III
On the front is a Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T 24-70mm F1.8-2.8 lens with a built-in three-stop Neutral Density filter, with the camera offering a burst of 10fps, 1/2000 sec shutter speed and an ISO range of 125 to 12,800, as well as 50Mbps high bit-rate Full HD video with XAVC S support and a 4K still image output. The rear 3-inch 1.2M-dot flip-up screen is joined by a pop-up electronic viewfinder, with the 0.39-inch, 1440k-dot display hidden inside the camera, as well as NFC and Wi-Fi connectivity for use with mobile apps and the PlayMemories Camera App range.
Sony will be shipping the RX100 III in June, priced at $800.