Sony RX10 III vs. Sony RX10 II


Have a look at this interesting comparison of the two cameras Sony RX10 III and Sony RX10 II.

Features/ Models Sony RX10 III Sony RX10 II
Megapixel 20 megapixels 20 Megapixel CMOS Sensor
Sensor size 1″ (13.2 x 8.8 mm) 1″ (13.2 x 8.8 mm)
Low pass filter No No
Optical Zoom 25X 8.3X
Aperture Range F2.8 – 4.0 Fixed aperture F2.8
Macro Range 3 cm 3 Cm
Image processor Bionz X  BionzX
Image Stabilization Optical Optical
AF system Contrast Detect Contrast Detect
AF Points 25 AF points 25 AF points
ISO Auto, 125 – 12800 (expands to 64-25600) 64-25600
Shutter Min/ mix 30-1/32000 30-1/32000
Continuous shooting speed 14 fps 14fps
Video 4K @ 30fps 4K @ 30fps
Display 3.0″ 1.228m-Dot Tilting Xtra Fine LCD 3.0″ 1228K-Dot Tilting Xtra Fine TFT LCD
Viewfinder Electronic (100%) XGA OLED Electronic Viewfinder
Hot shoe Yes Yes
Wireless WiFi and NFC WiFi and NFC
Battery life  420 shots 400 shots
Dimensions 133 x 94 x 127 mm 129.0 x 88.1 x 102.2 mm
Weight 1051 g g 813 g


Having same resolution, sensor sizes these two cameras of Sony will able to produce the same standard of images and when they have no low pass filter means the Sony RX10 III and Sony RX10 II should achieve rich details of the subjects.

Optical Zoom- The Sony’s RX10 III features 25x super-telephoto zoom lens with an extensive focal range of 24-600mm letting the users to capture the subjects’ actions from variety of distances on the other hand you have only 8.3x of optical zoom provided by Sony RX10 II, but you get constant F2.8 aperture throughout the zoom range.

By the way, each camera uses the same contrast based AF system and the same 25 AF points means these two can track the subjects with equal speed and precision.

Verdict- So far this comparison doesn’t show any huge difference in the specifications of these two Sony cameras other than optical zoom. So it’s not necessary for the RX10 II users to move to its successor camera. But the new buyers will get a powerful optical zoom option in RX10 III camera. The next decision is yours.     

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