Just Announced: Sony RX10 III Camera with 24-600mm lens + 4K video

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Sony has just announced Sony RX10 III camera with a 24-600mm equivalent F2.4-4 zoom lens capable of capturing 4K video using a 1-inch 20.1-million-pixel stacked sensor.

RX10 III’s lens includes aperture, focus and zoom rings, as well as a focus hold button. The camera offers an XGA OLED EVF with 2.36 million dots, as well as a tilting LCD. The already sturdy body is now dust and moisture resistant.

Cyber-shot RX10 III’s lens features eight ED glass elements, including two ED aspherical and one Super ED glass elements. A SteadyShot stabilization system provides up to 4.5 stops of stabilization, according to Sony.

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An updated shutter provides an ‘anti-distortion’ electronic mode up to 1/32,000sec as well as a silent shooting mode. Wi-Fi and NFC have also come along for the ride.

RX10 III offers 4K video from 1.7X oversampled, full pixel readout without binning. The camera alsio offers the video-centric Picture Profile modes that give fine-grained control over the camera’s tonal and color responses, and include the very flat S-Log2 and S-Log3 gamma curves. Like the RX10 II, the III includes both a mic input socket for using an external mic and a headphone jack for monitoring that recorded audio.

It also offers the high frame rate ‘HFR’ videos modes that capture footage at up to 960 fps (albeit at reduced resolutions) and then play it back as 1080p/24.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III will sell for $1498

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2 thoughts on “Just Announced: Sony RX10 III Camera with 24-600mm lens + 4K video”

  1. Seems like a very decent all-in-one package! I’m mostly curious about the whole HFR and what the reduced resolution is about.

    1. HFR works just like on RX100 II – You can shoot 2 second clips at 240, 480 or 960 fps but enable such a high frame rate the view is cropped similar to cropping to Super35 on a fullframe sensor. I’m not certain of the crop factor.

      It’s a pretty cool feature. A 2-second 960 fps clip will play back for 40 seconds when rendered at 24fps playback. Rendering is done in-camera – not in post.

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