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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
Significantly longer battery life
320 shots vs 280 shots
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More than 10% more shots per battery charge
Lowest price
Cheaper
$698.00 vs $835.59
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The best price we've seen is $138 cheaper (around 20% 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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Movie format
Higher resolution movies
UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
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Shoots very high resolution UHD (3840x2160) video but at a lower frame rate
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
16 fps vs 10 fps
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60% faster continuous shooting
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              High-speed framerate Extremely high speed movies Help
              120 fps
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              f/1.8
              Supports 24p Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
              For that film look
              Wide angle Good wide angle Help
              24 mm
              Movie format Good movie support Help
              DSC-RX100 III1080p @ 60fps
              DSC-RX100 IVUHD @ 30fps
              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
              Battery life Great battery life Help
              DSC-RX100 III320 shots
              DSC-RX100 IV280 shots
              True resolution Capture very high resolution images Help
              20 MP
              Light sensitivity Very good maximum light sensitivity Help
              12,800 ISO
              Sensor size Large sensors Help
              Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Longest exposure Long exposures Help
              30 seconds
              Common Weaknesses
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              DSC-RX100 III$698.00
              DSC-RX100 IV$835.59
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              1.6"
              Weight Heavy Help
              DSC-RX100 III290 g
              DSC-RX100 IV298 g
              Size Large Help
              Compact (102×58×41 mm)
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              2.9x

              Compared to recent pro digicams

              Common Strengths
              Built-in flash Built-in flashes Help
              Usually standard
              Size Fairly small Help
              Compact (102×58×41 mm)
              Common Weaknesses
              Screen type No OLED screens Help
              LCD
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
              slower focusing
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              DSC-RX100 III10 fps
              DSC-RX100 IV16 fps
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              12,800 ISO

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