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Advantages of the Sony DSC-RX100 III

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High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
120 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Wide angle
Much better wide angle
24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Screen flips out
Has a flip-out screen
Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
External flash
Supports an external flash
Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The DSC-RX100 III's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Digital vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-RX100

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Size
Smaller
102×58×36 mm vs 102×58×41 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Weight
Lighter
213 g vs 290 g
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Around 30% lighter
Thickness
Thinner
1.4" vs 1.6"
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More than 10% thinner
Battery life
Longer battery life
330 shots vs 320 shots
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Almost the same
Lowest price
Cheaper
$396.69 vs $698.00
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The best price we've seen is $301 cheaper (more than 40% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              f/1.8
              Battery life Very long battery life Help
              DSC-RX100 III320 shots
              DSC-RX100330 shots
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 60fps
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              1,229k dots
              True resolution Capture very high resolution images Help
              20 MP
              Sensor size Large sensors Help
              DSC-RX100 IIINikon CX 13.2x8.8mm
              DSC-RX1001" 13.2x8.8mm
              Longest exposure Long exposures Help
              30 seconds
              Common Weaknesses
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              DSC-RX100 III1.6"
              DSC-RX1001.4"
              Size Large Help
              DSC-RX100 III102×58×41 mm
              DSC-RX100102×58×36 mm

              Compared to recent pro digicams

              Common Strengths
              Built-in flash Built-in flashes Help
              Usually standard
              Size Fairly small Help
              DSC-RX100 III102×58×41 mm
              DSC-RX100102×58×36 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
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 60fps
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              10 fps
              Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
              slower focusing
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              DSC-RX100 III12,800 ISO
              DSC-RX1006,400 ISO

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