Sony RX100M3 camera detailed specifications leaked online

Sony DSC-RX100M3 camera
The detailed specifications of the upcoming Sony RX100 are already online at The Price will be $899.99 and shipping will start on June 17th, 2014:


  • Operating System Compatibility : PlayMemories Home: Windows® XP SP3, Windows Vista® SP2, Windows®7 SP1, Windows®8 (PlayMemories Home is not Mac compatible); PlayMemories Online Uploader: Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista®SP2, Windows®7 SP1, Windows®8, Mac OS X (v10.5- v10.8); Image Data Converter Version 4.2: Windows® XP SP3,Windows Vista® SP2,Windows®7 SP1,Windows®8, Mac OS X (v10.5- v10.8)
  • Supplied Software : Supplied Software: PlayMemories™ Home, Image Data Converter Version 4 (via software download from camera)

Advanced Features

  • Image Stabilization : [Still Image] Optical [Movie] Active Mode, Optical type with electronic compensation (Anti-rolling)
  • Auto High Dynamic Range : Yes, (Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure difference Level (1-6 EV at 1.0 EV step), off)
  • Sweep Panorama : Horizontal (Wide/Standard), Vertical (Wide/Standard)
  • Face Detection : On, Off, Face Registration, Face Selection; maximum eight faces detected
  • Priority Setting (for Face Detection) : Yes (eight faces max) New Registration / Order Exchanging / Delete / Delete All
  • Smile Shutter™ technology : Smile shutter (selectable from 3 steps)


  • Camera Type : Cyber-shot® Digital Still Camera
  • Lens Compatibility : Fixed lens
  • Colour : Black

Convenience Features

  • Media/Battery Indicator : Yes
  • View & Index : Single (with or without shooting information), RGB histogram and highlight/shadow warning, 4/9-frame index view, Enlarged display mode (L: 13.6x, M: 9.9x, S: 6.8x), Auto Review (10/5/2 sec, Off), Image orientation (On/Off), Slideshow, Panorama scrolling, Folder selection (still), Forward/Rewind (movie), Delete, Protect

Drive System

  • Continuous Shooting Speed : 10 fps at 20.2MP
  • Burst Buffer : JPEG Standard (12 shots) JPEG Fine (12 shots) RAW (13 shots) RAW+JPEG (10 shots)
  • Shutter Speeds : iAuto (4 - 1/2000) / Program Auto (1 - 1/2000) / Manual (Bulb, 30 - 1/2000) / Aperture Priority (8 - 1/2000) / Shutter Priority (30 - 1/2000)
  • Self-timer : 10 sec. / 2 sec. / Self-portrait One-person/ Self-portrait Two-person/ Self timer Continuous (3 or 5 shots)
  • Drive Mode : Single-shot, Continuous, Speed Priority Continuous, Self-timer (10/2 sec. delay), Self-timer (Cont.), Self-portrait One-person, Self-portrait Two-person, (with 10 sec. delay; 3/5 exposures), Bracketing

Exposure System

  • D-Range Optimizer : Off, Dynamic Range Optimizer (Auto/Level 1-5), Auto High Dynamic Range: Off, Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure difference Level (1.0-6.0EV, 1.0EV step)
  • Auto Exposure Lock : Yes (AE Lock button). Can be disabled from menu
  • Exposure Compensation : +/- 3.0 EV, 1/3 EV step
  • Minimum Illumination : Movie: Auto:1.2lux(Shutter Speed 1/30")
  • Picture Effect(s) : [Still Image] Toy Camera, Pop Color, Posterization, Retro Photo, Soft High- key, Partial Color, High Contrast Monochrome, Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Rich-tone Monochrome, Miniature, Watercolor, Illustration [Movie] Toy Camera, Pop Color, Posterization, Retro Photo, Soft High-key, Partial Color, High Contrast Monochrome
  • Exposure Settings : [Still] Superior Auto, Intelligent Auto, Program Auto (Program shift available), Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority, Manual, Scene Selection, Movie, Sweep Panorama [Movie] Program Auto, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, Manual
  • Scene Mode(s) : Anti Motion Blur, Fireworks, Gourmet, Handheld Twilight, High Sensitivity, Landscape, Macro, Night Portrait, Night Scene, Pet Mode, Portrait, Sports Action, Sunset
  • Metering Modes : Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot
  • Metering Sensitivity : EV 0 to 20 (at ISO100 equivalent)
  • ISO : Auto(ISO125-12800, selectable with upper / lower limit),125/160/200/250/320/400/500/640/800/1000/1250/1600/2000/2500/3200/4000/5000/6400/8000/10000/12800 (Extendableto ISO80/100),Multi-Frame NR:Auto(ISO125-12800), 200/400/800/1600/3200/6400/12800/25600
  • Creative Style : Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Clear, Deep, Light, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Autumn Leaves, Black & White, Sepia, Style Box
  • Color Temperature : 2500 – 9900K with 15-step each Magenta/Green compensation (G7 to M7), Amber/Blue (A7 to B7), Custom
  • ISO Sensitivity (Movie) : Auto:(ISO125Level-ISO12800Level, selectable with upper / lower limit), 125/160/200/250/320/400/500/640/800/1000/1250/1600/2000/2500/3200/4000/5000/6400/8000/10000/12800
  • White Balance Mode : Auto / Daylight / Shade / Cloudy / Incandescent / Fluor (Warm White) / Fluor (Cool White) / Fluor (Day White) / Fluor (Daylight) / Flash / C. Temp., Filter / Custom
  • Exposure Bracketing : 3 continuous or single shots in 1/3 or 2/3 EV steps
  • WB Shift : G7-M7,A7-B7


  • Flash Bracketing : ±2.0 EV
  • Flash Metering System : Pre-flash TTL
  • Flash Compensation : ±2.0 EV (switchable between 1/3 EV steps)
  • Recycling Time : Approx. 3.4 sec.
  • Flash Modes : Auto / Fill-flash / Slow Sync / Rear Sync / Off
  • Flash Coverage : ISO Auto: 1’ to 49’ 2” (0.30m to 15.0m) (W) / 1’ 9” – 18’ 8” (0.55m to 5.7m) (T) ISO 12800: Up to 98’ 5” (30.0m) (W) / 37’ (11.3m) (T)
  • Flash Type : Built-in, Pop-up Auto

Focus Control

  • Focus Features : Predictive control (AF-A, AF-C), Focus Lock
  • AF Illuminator : Built-in LED, Range: approx. 3' 4” - 9' 9” (0.3m-3.0m)
  • Focus Sensitivity : EV 0 to 20 EV (at ISO100 equivalent)
  • Focus Area : Multi point AF (25 points) / Continuous AF / Single Shot AF / Flexible spot (S/M/L) / Lock on AF (Wide/Center/Flexible Spot (S/M/L))
  • Focus Points : 25 points
  • AF Modes : Single-shot AF (AF-S) / Continuous AF (AF-C) / Direct Manual Focus (DMF) / Manual Focus
  • Focus System : Contrast-detect AF

Imaging Sensor

  • Pixel Gross : 20.9M pixels (approx.)
  • Focal Length Conversion Factor : 2.7x
  • Color Filter System : RGB primary color filters
  • Effective Picture Resolution : 20.1M pixels (approx.)
  • Imaging Sensor : Exmor® R 1.0” CMOS sensor (13.2 X 8.8mm) (3:2 aspect ratio)
  • Processor : BIONZ® X image processor


  • NFC : Yes (NFC Forum Type 3 Tag compatible, One-touch remote, One-touch sharing)
  • DC IN : Yes, via AC-UB10 AC charger and USB cable
  • Memory Card Slot : Dual compatibility slot: Memory Stick PRO Duo™/Pro-HG Duo™/PRO-HG HX Duo™ media - SD, SDHC and SDXC memory card
  • HD Output : HDMI® (Type D micro)
  • Wi-Fi : Yes
  • Accessory Shoe : Multi Interface Shoe
  • Tripod Mount : Yes (1/4" diameter, 20 threads per inch)
  • Remote Commander : Yes, via RM-VPR1
  • PhotoTV HD : Yes, with BRAVIA Sync enabled HDTV and HDMI® cable
  • USB Port(s) : USB 2.0 Hi-speed (mass-storage, MTP)
  • BRAVIA® Sync™ : Yes, via HDMI® with compatible BRAVIA HDTV (link menu)
  • Microphone Input : Via MI Shoe + Optional ECM-XYST1M

LCD Display

  • Peaking : Yes Level setting: High/Mid/Low/Off Color: White/Red/Yellow
  • Real-time image adjustment display : Yes (On/Off)
  • LCD Type : 3.0” (7.5cm) (4:3) / 1,229,000 dots / Xtra Fine / TFT LCD / Tiltable (Up by approx. 180degrees, down by approx. 45degrees.)
  • Coverage : 100% Field of View
  • Angle Adjustment : Tilt angle: Up by approx. 180degrees, down by approx. 45degrees
  • Histogram : Yes (On/off)
  • Live View : Continuous Live View
  • Brightness Control : Auto / Manual(5 steps) / Sunny Weather
  • Grid Display : Yes (Rule of Thirds, 4x6 Square, Diagonal & 4x6 Square Grids, Off)
  • Customization : Grid, Histogram display, Digital Level Gauge, Grid Line, Magnified display for playback


  • Optical Zoom : 2.9x (Optical Zoom during movie recording)
  • Minimum Focus Distance : iAuto: AF (W: Approx. 5cm (0.17 ft.) to Infinity, T: Approx. 30cm (0.99 ft.) to Infinity) / Program Auto: AF (W: Approx. 5cm (0.17 ft.) to Infinity, T: Approx.30cm (0.99 ft.) to Infinity)
  • Lens Type : Carl Zeiss® Vario-Sonnar T*
  • Aperture (Max.) : F1.8(W)-2.8(T)
  • Aperture : F1.8 - 11 (W), F2.8 - 11 (T)
  • Aspheric Elements : 9 aspheric elements including AA lens
  • Aperture Blade : Iris diaphragm (7 blades)
  • Digital Zoom : Still image: 20M Approx.11x / 10M 16x / 5M 23x / VGA 44x; Movie: Approx.11x
  • Lens Construction : 10 elements in 9 groups (9 aspheric elements including AA lens)
  • Steady Shot Mode:Active : [Still image] Optical [Movie] Active Mode, Optical type with electronic compensation (Anti-rolling)
  • ND Filter : Auto / On(3 steps) / Off
  • Clear Image Zoom : Still Image: 20M Approx. 5.8x / 10M 8.2x / 5M 11x / VGA Approx. 44x; Movie: Approx. 5.8x
  • Focal Length (35mm equivalent) : [Still Image 3:2] f=24-70mm [Still Image 16:9] f=26-76mm [Still Image 4:3] f=25-73mm [Still Image 1:1] f=30.5-89mm [Movie 16:9] f=25.5-74mm (SteadyShot Standard), f=30-86mm (SteadyShot® Active Mode), f=33.5-95mm(SteadyShot Intelligent Active) [Movie 4:3] f=31-90mm (SteadyShot® Standard), f=37-105mm (SteadyShot Active Mode), f=41-117mm (SteadyShot InteligentActive)


  • Battery Type : InfoLITHIUM® NP-BX1 (3.6V)
  • Power Requirements : AC 100V to 240V, 50/60 Hz, 70mA
  • Power Consumption (in Operation) : Approx. 1.8W
  • Number of Still Images : Approx. 320 images with LCD monitor (CIPA standard)
  • Battery Capacity : 4.5Wh (1240mAh)


  • Panorama Still Image Size : Wide (12,416×1,856/5,536×2,160), Standard(8,192×1,856/3,872×2,160)
  • Audio Format : XAVC S: LPCM 2ch; AVCHD:Dolby Digital(AC-3) 2ch(Dolby Digital Stereo Creator); MP4:M PEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch
  • Video Format : XAVC S / AVCHD Ver. 2.0 / MP4 (MPEG-4 AVC (H.264))
  • Video Mode : XAVC S: 60p 50M(1,920x1,080/60p) / 30p 50M(1,920x1,080/30p) / 24p 50M(1,920x1,080/24p) / 120p 50M(1,280x720/120p) AVCHD: 28M PS(1,920x1,080/60p) / 24M FX(1,920x1,080/60i) / 17M FH(1,920x1,080/60i) / 24M FX(1,920x1,080/24p) / 17M FH(1,920x1,080/24p) MP4: 12M(1,440x1,080/30fps) / 3M VGA(640x480/30fps)
  • Color Space : sRGB standard (with sYCC gamut) and Adobe RGB standard compatible with TRILUMINOS™ Color
  • Still Image Size 16:9 : L:17M(5,472×3,080) / M: 7.5M(3,648×2,056) / S: 4.2M(2,720×1,528)
  • Still Image Size 3:2 : L: 20M(5,472×3,648) / M: 10M(3,888×2,592) / S: 5M(2,736×1,824)
  • Still Image Mode : JPEG (Standard, Fine), RAW, RAW+JPEG
  • Media Type : SD, SDHC and SDXC memory card; Memory Stick PRO Duo™/Pro-HG Duo™ media
  • Still Image Max Effective Resolution : 20.1 Megapixels
  • Still Image Size 4:3 : L: 18M(4,864×3,648) / M: 10M(3,648×2,736) / S: 5M(2,592×1,944)
  • Video Signal : NTSC color, EIA standards
  • Microphone/Speaker : Built-in Stereo Microphone / Mono Speaker
  • Still Image Size 1:1 : L: 13M(3,648×3,648) / M: 6.5M(2,544×2,544) / S: 3.7M(1,920×1,920)
  • Mic Level Control : 16 steps
  • Still Image File Format : JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver.2.3, MPF Baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format)
  • Wind Noise Reduction : Yes (On/Off)

Service and Warranty Information

  • Limited Warranty Term : 1 Year Parts & Labor


  • Type : 0.39" SVGA electronic viewfinder(OLED), 1,440,000dots
  • Magnification : Approx. 0.59x with 50mm lens at infinity, -1m1(diopter) (35mm equiv.)
  • Diopter Adjustment : -4.0 to +3.0m-1

Weights and Measurements

  • Weight(Approx) (Main unit only) : 9.3 oz. (263 g)
  • Dimensions (Approx.) : 4 " × 2 3/8 " × 1 5/8 " (101.6x58.1x41.0 mm) excluding protrusions
  • Weight (Approx.) : With battery and Memory Stick PRO Duo Approx.10.2 oz. (290 g)
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  • Global

    If the image quality holds up, ill buy it. This looks good. My only concern is the 20MP. Wouldve gladly sacrificed a fifth of that for every ounce of better ISO that Sony could squeeze out under low light conditions.

    • This was a discussion for the RX100 MKI, now it’s the MKIII, no way Sony will change that. The RX100 MKII and the new version of the sensor being BSI, the quality held pretty well. When the first one was launched my criticism was about the 20MP, which I thought it could had been 16MP or even 12MP. At the time, there was a live chat with the engineers and I asked about it, they replied later that with the tech they have now, they didn’t feel that the benefit of high ISO and DR would be as much as it was in the past, therefore they preferred the 20MP sensor. I would still prefer less MP, not just for the extra in ISO and DR but also for a longer buffer in burst mode, but it’s Sony and they like big numbers, it’s easier for the marketing department, I guess.

    • slaven

      High resolution is very usefull because of small zoom ratio…
      And, well, Sony’s 20Mp 1″ have better signal-to-nozie ratio, then 10Mp 1″ in Nikon One.

  • $899 is setting a new benchmark for “expensive.” The new lens is going to have to do wonders to make prospective buyers forget about the price. Even though its a different camera, the Kit A5000/A6000 cost less, and in the grand scheme of things, aren’t that much bigger.

    • Ethan503

      $899 for a pocket 24-70 f 1.8-2.8 and 9 aspherical elements, 50mb/s video, 3 stop ND, and built in EVF

      What camera offers this?

      • Arn

        Built-in EVF ?
        I don’t see that on specs…

        • Viewfinder

          Type : 0.39″ SVGA electronic viewfinder(OLED), 1,440,000dots
          Magnification : Approx. 0.59x with 50mm lens at infinity, -1m1(diopter) (35mm equiv.)
          Diopter Adjustment : -4.0 to +3.0m-1

  • madmax

    There are very compact and cheaper 4/3 and APSC interchangeable lens alternatives. Pricing is nonsense.

    • I’m not really a fan of a lot of things Sony do but the price is fair. BTW, you can get a body for that price and some lenses but you won’t get all of that for that price. Actually, any 24-70mm f/2.8 equivalent lens is the price of this camera, be it in Micro4/3 12-35mm or 12-40mm or for APS-C 16-50mm.

      As Ethan already pointed out, there is nothing like this in a single package. 24-70mm f/1.8-2.8 – you can use constant f/2.8 if you wish -, XAVC-S 50mbps, 720p @120fps slow motion, 10fps burst mode full size, 3-stops ND, same EVF as other Sony cameras and all of that in a single small package.

      I wouldn’t and I didn’t buy the previous models because of the quick aperture loss and I wished they would sacrifice something in order to have a better aperture decay, they sacrificed a little bit more of focal length that I wished – since I was more willing to sacrifice size rather than get only 70mm – but even so, on paper it looks like a great camera and most likely a great video camera as well, even more with the ND filter and the XAVC-S codec.
      Sure, I would had liked $50~100 less – and I may get that some time from now – but I could not say this is nonsense. If you try to pack any APS-C or even Micro4/3 combo that offers the same, you’ll get it for more than double the price. I’m not sure the mass will like the price tag or even realize what this camera offers, but aside from them, there are a lot of people that will like this camera. I want to see samples of the video quality first though but looks very interesting.

      • madmax

        I didn´t say I don´t like it. In fact it is a very nice and interesting camera and probably IQ quite good. Just pricing is way too high. If price were about $500 I´d consider it seriously but at this price point I´d better buy an APSC or 4/3 with collapsible zoom for less money. I am now thinking in a Samsung NX3000 plus 16-50 for $529 or any Panasonic or Olympus offer and I can use again my lens when the camera dies.

      • madmax

        I didn´t say I don´t like it. In fact it is a very nice and interesting camera and probably IQ quite good. Just pricing is way too high. If price were about $500 I´d consider it seriously but at this price point I´d better buy an APSC or 4/3 with collapsible zoom for less money. I am now thinking in a Samsung NX3000 plus 16-50 for $529 or any Panasonic or Olympus offer and I can use again my lens when the camera dies.

  • povetron

    It was rumored before that a camera will be equiped with 28-100mm, same like in the highlights on the screenshot of sony’s website (3,6x zoom). So there is discrepancy between that and specs stated below (24-70mm). Also there is no evf stated in highlights and I think that mfg would do that with such a feature.
    And I have found no info about MK III on the canadian sony’s website.

  • PlayMemories

    This looks as useful as any M43 for 90% usages + leaf shutter – bulk and cost. It is another nail in the M43 coffin.
    Time will answer some “important” questions:
    How fast is flash sync with that leaf shutter?
    How fast is the price going to drop?

    How much better is the Canon G1X2 (if at all)?
    And most of all:

    How little do we need “playmemories”?

    • Oggy


  • mooh

    This is the camera.

  • CRB

    ok…great on specs, very expensive. It all depends if the lens delivers…which i somehow doubt, if even the bigger ones from zeiss (16-70mm and 24-70mm) havent been all that good…but i hope its very good, than the price will be justified

  • Aekn

    If Nikon doesn’t come out with a Coolpix 8XXX in the interim having a similar level of useful specifications, then F ’em, because Canon certainly isn’t getting it and Sony deserves to be rewarded.

  • Ernesto Quintero

    Looks like it’s a great little camera. Good thing I have control of my GAS.

  • Pat Mann


  • Oggy


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