Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III Slow Motion Camera
Make / manufacturer: Sony
Model name / number: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III
High zoom 24-600mm1 (25x) F2.4-4.0 ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* lens
The RX10 III features an astonishing 24-600mm (25x) zoom range in a bright F2.4-4 lens that can take full advantage of the large 1″ (1.0-type) image sensor. See subjects stand out beautifully in all kinds of scenes from wide-angle landscapes to ultra-telephoto sports action.
The 9-blade circular aperture unit creates a nearly perfect circle throughout the aperture range of F2.4 to F11 which creates beautiful bokeh, for background defocus that amplifies dimensionality and ensures that point light sources appear as circles in images.
Eight ED glass elements including two ED aspherical and one Super ED lenses compensate for the chromatic aberration that could otherwise be apparent in telephoto shots, and ZEISS T* Coating helps reduce flare and ghosting, achieving high contrast plus sharp image quality throughout the zoom range. An advanced aspherical
(AA) lens enhances reproduction of detail and keeps the large-aperture lens as compact as possible.
20.1 MP 1″ Exmor RS stacked back illuminated CMOS sensor w/ DRAM
The large 1″ (1.0-type) stacked 20.1 MP CMOS image sensor with DRAM chip performs at blazingly fast shutter speed of up to 1/32000, captures images at up to 14 fps (frames per second), ultra-sharp 4k movie without pixel binning and super slow-motion HFR (High Frame Rate) recording of up to 960fps (40x) movie clips – not to mention remarkable low-light low-noise capability.
4K movie recording direct pixel readout and no pixel binning.
Full pixel readout without pixel binning collects approx.
1.7 times as much information as is required for 4K
(QFHD: 3840 x 2160) movie2 output. This oversampling
effect enhances image detail as it minimizes moiré and
jaggies. A high-speed front-end LSI helps the BIONZ X
image processing engine reduce image skew, smear and
wobble (resulting from rolling shutter phenomenon) that
can otherwise distort how fast-moving subjects look in
4K movies. High-bit-rate (up to 100Mbps) XAVC S3 format ensures high-quality movies with minimal noise from compression.
Ultra telephoto super slow motion4 at up to 960fps (40x)
See the unseen with super-speed HFR (High Frame Rate).
The stacked CMOS sensor enables shooting at an extra-high frame rate up to 960fps (40x) high-speed shooting of exceptionally clear, smooth close-up action, all the way up the ultra-telephoto range, ideal for sports events, etc. So the camera can capture great close-ups of faraway players on fields in arenas in super slow motion detail. You can chose from 960fps, 480fps or 240fps4 to playback in XAVC S at 1920 x 1080, in 60p, 30p or 24p. Choose between “quality priority” (2 sec.) and “shoot time priority” (4 sec.). There’s also an option to set “start trigger” or “end trigger” which will start capturing movie before or after you press the movie rec. button so you can time those split-second moments perfectly.
Fast Intelligent autofocus as quick as 0.09-sec. 5
Along with great zoom range coverage up to 600mm1, the RX10 III features 0.09-sec. 5 high-speed AF (autofocus). By assessing the subject even before the shutter button is pressed halfway, the system’s subject detection algorithm accurately predicts the proper point of focus letting users capture decisive moments of sports and other events. Smooth, accurate focus is effective in shooting 4K movies, for which accurate focus is especially crucial, as well as stills.
Super-speed Anti-Distortion Shutter at max. 1/32000 sec.
Thanks to dramatically accelerated sensor readout, shutter speeds of up to 1/32000 sec. minimize distortion caused by rolling shutter phenomenon. This new blazing-fast – Anti-Distortion Shutter system — can capture shots of swiftly moving subjects without altering their shape as conventional CMOS sensors tend to do. Additionally, the super high speed shutter gives you freedom to shoot photos with defocused backgrounds by using large aperture settings under very bright lighting conditions. This is achieved by a combination of 1/32000 super high speed shutter and built-in ND filter that allows photos to be shot in extremely bright light at a maximum of EV19 with a fully open F-number aperture setting.
Catch the decisive moment at 14 fps7
Despite its high pixel count of over 20 megapixels, the camera features accelerated readout for continuous shooting up to 14fps7 with reduced blackout. This allows for decisive moments of subjects in motion to be captured entirely, without missing even a little action.
Rings for focus, zoom and aperture around the lens can be smoothly operated. For convenient shooting, you can turn Aperture Click Switch on for stepwise clicks of assurance, or off for a quiet, smooth feel when setting the aperture.
Professional dust/moisture resistant8 magnesium-alloy body
Combined with dust- and moisture-resistant design8, the use of highly rigid magnesium alloy material for the top cover, front cover, and main chassis makes the body solid yet light, ensuring heavy-duty performance in various tough situations.
Bright XGA OLED Tru-Finer electronic viewfinder
View every scene in rich detail with the bright XGA OLED Tru-Finer electronic viewfinder (EVF) with high resolution equivalent to approx. 2,359k-dots. The viewfinder faithfully displays what will appear in your recording, including the effects of your camera settings, so you can accurately frame your image, focus and monitor the results. The ZEISS T* coating enhances clarity and reduces flare and reflection in the eyepiece optics.
Large multi-angle Xtra Fine LCD display
Frame your images easily with a large 3″ (1,229k dots) Xtra Fine LCD Display that rotates in multiple angles. This also makes it easy to photograph over crowds or low to capture pets eye to eye by swinging up approx. 107° and down approx. 42°. Easily scroll through menus and preview life thanks to WhiteMagic technology that dramatically increases visibility in bright daylight. The large display delivers brilliant-quality still images and movies while enabling easy focusing operation.
See 4k UHD video and Full HD video samples here:
Slow motion sample – Video shot with Sony RX10 II resolution 1,136–384 at 960fps: