Sony has just announced the third model in their popular RX series, the RX100 III. This new camera has the same compact body as its brothers and sisters, but takes everything up a notch.
Inside, you have the same 20.2 megapixel 1.0-type backside illuminated CMOS sensor from the RX100 II but it has a brand new lens and processor with it. The lens is now a 24-70mm rather than the 28-100mm and now has an aperture range of f1.8 to f2.8. The wider aperture will mean the lens takes in more lights, allowing a lower shutter speed for blur-free shots.
Inside you also have a new BIONZ X image processor, from the full-frame a7, a7R and a7S models, which means this processor is three times as powerful as compared to the previous one. Something interesting – the camera has an electronic pop-up OLED viewfinder which can be tucked into the camera when not in use. The camera also has an articulating display which tilts upwards and can be used for “selfies”
The camera also has WiFi and NFC and can use Sony’s PlayMemories application to transfer images over Wifi and Bluetooth to your smartphone or tablet. The RX100 III is priced at $800 and will be available in June.