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Advantages of the Sony DSC-RX100 III

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External flash
Supports an external flash
Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Battery life
Longer battery life
320 shots vs 280 shots
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More than 10% more shots per battery charge
Lowest price
Cheaper
$574.09 vs $798.00
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The best price we've seen is $224 cheaper (around 30% less)
Weight
Slightly lighter
290 g vs 298 g
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Almost the same
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-RX100 IV

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Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
16 fps vs 10 fps
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60% faster continuous shooting
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent pro digicams, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              f/1.8
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              Usually standard
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              DSC-RX100 III1,229k dots
              DSC-RX100 IV1,228k dots
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              Wide angle Good wide angle Help
              24 mm
              True resolution Capture extremely high resolution images Help
              20 MP
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Sensor size Very large sensors Help
              Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              3"
              Light sensitivity Very good maximum light sensitivity Help
              12,800 ISO
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Longest exposure Long exposures Help
              30 seconds
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/2000 of a second
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              1.6"
              Weight Heavy Help
              DSC-RX100 III290 g
              DSC-RX100 IV298 g
              Focus points Few focus points Help
              25
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              2.9x
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Size Large Help
              Compact (102×58×41 mm)

              Compared to recent pro digicams

              Common Strengths
              Battery life Great battery life Help
              DSC-RX100 III320 shots
              DSC-RX100 IV280 shots
              Common Weaknesses
              Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
              slower focusing
              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging

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