Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 II vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III
Sony has unveiled the Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III, surpassing the zoom range of its predecessor with a 24-600mm equiv. F2.4-4 lens.
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Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III and Sony Cyber-shot RX10 II offers some impressive video capture capabilities including the option to record in 4K.
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The Sony DSC-RX10 II shoots video at UHD resolution at 30 fps, it shoots 24p at UHD, which is great for that film look, it has a flipout screen.
4K video from 1.7X oversampled, full pixel readout (without binning).
The camera uses the same 1″type stacked CMOS sensor which produces 20MP stills as well as 4K/UHD video, and does not replace the RX10 II, which continues in Sony’s lineup.
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Large-aperture, high-magnification zoom extends expressive potential
Together, a large-aperture 24–600 mm1 F2.4–4 optical 25x zoom lens and 1.0-type stacked CMOS sensor make subjects stand out beautifully, even when shot in extreme close-up. Extended zoom, blazing speed, and complete silence3 create a new shooting experience.
RX10 III and Sony RX10 II can also capture slow motion video at 240, 480 or 960fps.
Video shot with Sony RX10 II resolution 1,136×384 at 960fps:
Recording at the top frame rate gives the equivalent of 40x super slow motion. And while final video output in any of these High Frame Rate modes is 1080p, actual video resolution varies. When the camera is set to Quality Priority mode (which we used here), actual resolution is the following: 1,824×1,026 at 240fps, 1,676×566 at 480fps and 1,136×384 at 960fps.
The RX10 III’s sizable lens makes room for 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 body is dust and moisture resistant. Sony claims that its SteadyShot stabilization system offers up to 4.5 stops of benefit.
Same Sensor size on both camera
Sensor size Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm The camera’s sensor is what turns light into a digital image. The larger the sensor, the more light you capture, and the better quality image you get. Most digicam’s have the same size sensor, but a few have bigger sensors, and DSLRs have much bigger sensors.
Video Options on both Cameras:
Sony DSC-RX10 II videos including samples, reviews and tutorials. The Sony DSC-RX10 II shoots video at UHD resolution at 30 fps, it shoots 24p at UHD, which is great for that film look, it has a flipout screen. The full list of modes supported is: 3840×2160 @ 30 fps, 3840×2160 @ 25 fps, 3840×2160 @ 24 fps, 1920×1080 @ 60 fps, 1920×1080 @ 24 fps, 1440×1080 @ 30 fps and 640×480 @ 30 fps.
Both have a 1-inch Exmor RS CMOS sensor with DRAM chip and stacked architecture, and the BIONZ X image processing engine.
They can shoot in 4K with full pixel readout and no pixel binning and you get the same slow motion capabilities (up to 1000fps) and S-Gamut/S-Log2.
The viewfinder and LCD screen are identical, as are the 14fps continuous shooting capabilities and anti-distortion shutter technology.
Sony RX10 III Video Features
The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III shoots video at UHD resolution at 30 fps, it shoots 24p at UHD, which is great for that film look, it has a flipout screen. The full list of modes supported is: 3840×2160 @ 30 fps, 3840×2160 @ 25 fps, 3840×2160 @ 24 fps, 1920×1080 @ 60 fps, 1920×1080 @ 24 fps, 1440×1080 @ 30 fps and 640×480 @ 30 fps.
Like the RX10 II, the RX10 III features a solid video specification; offering 4K video from 1.7X oversampled, full pixel readout (without binning).
The camera also offers seven of the video-centric Picture Profile modes that give fine-grained control over the camera’s tonal and color responses.
These include the very flat S-Log2 gamma curve for capturing wide dynamic range footage if you’re planning to color grade during the post-processing phase.
The RX10 III gains ‘Gamma Display Assist’ which gives a corrected preview when shooting with S-Log2. 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.
Compared To Compared to recent digicams
|Out of 81 recent digicams, only 1 has (significantly) better sensor size than the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 II.|
Advantages of the Sony DSC-RX10 II
More than 20% lighter
The DSC-RX10 II has a slight edge (0.2 f-stops) in low-noise, high-ISO performance
Slightly better image quality
Around 40% faster max shutter speed
Advantages of the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III
At its widest zoom, the Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III’s lens captures marginally more light (0.4 f-stops)
Around 10% more shots per battery charge
Capture more peak moments
Ultra-telephoto coverage up to 600 mm lets you record peak moments of difficult-to-approach subjects clearly in super slow motion, including athletes in action.
|Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 II||Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III|
|Announced||June 2015||March 2016|
|Sensor size||Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm||Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm|
|Megapixels||20 MP||20 MP|
|Light sensitivity||25,600 ISO||25,600 ISO|
|Light sensitivity (boost)|
|True resolution||20 MP||20 MP|
|Native resolution||5472 × 3648||5472 × 3648|
|Pixel size||5.8 µm²||5.8 µm²|
|Resolution||1,228k dots||1,228k dots|
|Wide angle||24 mm||24 mm|
|Telephoto||200 mm||600 mm|
|Aperture (wide angle)||f/2.8||f/2.4|
|Size||129×88×102 mm||133×94×127 mm|
|Weight||813 g||1,051 g|
|Format||UHD @ 30fps||UHD @ 30fps|
|High-speed framerate||120, 240 480, 960||120, 240 480, 960|
|External mic jack||Yes||Yes|
|Battery life||400 shots||420 shots|
|Continuous shooting||14 fps||14 fps|
|Autofocus||Contrast detection||Contrast detection|
|Cross type focus points||Unknown||Unknown|
|Buy New and Used Sony RX10 II and Sony RX10 III||
Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 II
Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III
Compared to recent digicams
|Both shoot very high resolution HD movies|
|UHD @ 30fps|
|Very high resolution screens|
|You can plug a microphone into both of these|
|Record higher quality audio with a microphone|
|Extremely good maximum light sensitivity|
|Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these|
|For that film look|
|Capture extremely high resolution images|
|Very large sensors|
|Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm|
|Above average viewfinder size|
|Great for movies|
|Great battery life|
|Good color depth|
|Better sensor types|
|Better in low light|
|Support external flash|
|Both have digital viewfinders|
Compared to recent super zooms
|Good image quality|
|Excellent dynamic range|
|Relatively low noise at high ISO|
Extra differences of Sony RX10 3
SteadyShot with 4.5 stops of exposure compensation
New Lens 24-600mm f/2.4-4 super zoom x25. Focal range of 24-600mm which equates to a 25x optical zoom.
More buttons (Focus Hold and Custom buttons)
Triple lens rings
Extra File naming features with 3 letters
Enhanced zebra pattern
Size and weight – larger and heavier
Sensor resolution – lightly less resolution at 20.1MP compared to the RX10 II’s 20.2MP