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Advantages of the Sony DSC-RX100 III

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Wide angle
Significantly better wide angle
24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
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
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
External flash
Supports an external flash
Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
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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Zoom
More zoom
3.6x vs 2.9x
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Around 50% more zoom
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
Slightly longer battery life
330 shots vs 320 shots
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Almost the same
Lowest price
Cheaper
$368.00 vs $574.09
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The best price we've seen is $206 cheaper (around 40% less)
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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
              1,229k dots
              True resolution Capture extremely high resolution images Help
              20 MP
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Sensor size Very large sensors Help
              DSC-RX100 IIINikon CX 13.2x8.8mm
              DSC-RX1001" 13.2x8.8mm
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              3"
              Battery life Great battery life Help
              DSC-RX100 III320 shots
              DSC-RX100330 shots
              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
              DSC-RX100 III1.6"
              DSC-RX1001.4"
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              10 fps
              Focus points Few focus points Help
              25
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              DSC-RX100 III2.9x
              DSC-RX1003.6x
              Size Large Help
              DSC-RX100 III102×58×41 mm
              DSC-RX100102×58×36 mm

              Compared to recent pro digicams

              Common Strengths

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Common Weaknesses
              Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
              slower focusing
              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging

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