Sony DSC-RX100 Compact Digital Camera

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The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III offers excellent performance in low light and all-around, with its one-inch 20.9-megapixel sensor being very large for such a compact camera. Over the previous model this camera has the newer Bionz X image processor, more features, and more options for shooting video.

The RX100 III offers excellent video capabilities, but the lack of a hot shoe means that you can’t attach a microphone; this makes the camera best suited for more casual videos as opposed to professional ones (alternatively, the RX100 II is still available and does include a hot shoe). However, Sony has included multiple features for capturing video, such as a mode that compensates for movement during shooting while walking.

The RX100 II has an electronic viewfinder, a flip-up LCD screen, and WiFi with NFC. Battery life suffers quite a bit when using the electronic viewfinder, however, so be sure to bring a spare with you if you’ll be out for longer periods of time. Although this camera can fit into a pocket, the body can feel somewhat slippery and difficult to hold onto due to the lack of a proper grip.

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III offers excellent high ISO and all-around performance, customizable controls, and multiple features that make it a versatile option and well worth consideration despite being somewhat pricey.Rating: 4/5

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