Sony RX10 III PDF User Manual
Did you lose or misplace the instruction manual that came with your Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III? It happens all too easily, but fortunately Sony makes a soft copy available that you can browse through online, print out, or download (see the pdf file below). It is certainly good practice to carefully familiarize oneself with the many different functionalities and options that the RX10 III offers, and the official user manual is without doubt an authoritative and comprehensive source of respective information.
That said, the instruction booklet can be a dry read, so that a dedicated camera guide book from a professional photographer that illustrates the camera's core functions in a real life photography context can be a very helpful complement. Yes, getting one of these camera guides (see here at amazon) would involve an additional expense, but if that book helps to exploit the camera's potential to the full, the (small) additional investment may well be worth it.
Also, you might want to check out the video tutorial on the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III below.
In any case, the RX10 III is an advanced imaging tool, whose many features merit serious attention. This fixed lens compact camera was announced on March 29th, 2016, which means that, as of today, the camera is 2810 days old (young?). The camera has meanwhile been discontinued and was succeeded by the Sony RX10 IV as a replacement in the same line of cameras.
Sony's help guide for the RX10 III
The camera's help guide is 306 pages long. The pdf version is embedded below. As you browse through, you will hopefully find the information you are looking for. You can also print out a hard copy by right clicking on the manual and then choosing the respective menu option. For convenience, a summary of the key specs of the RX10 III is included towards the bottom of this webpage.
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If you prefer to read the user guide in another language, please check the respective availability on Sony's support site. That site also provides complementary online resources, such as information on the compatibility of various camera accessories or the availability of firmware updates that are not necessarily comprehensively covered in the instruction manual.
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Video tutorial for the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III
Perhaps instead of reading through a manual or operations guide, you might prefer to better familiarize yourself with your RX10 III by watching a video tutorial. It can notably help to quickly get to know the key functions and to set up your camera according to your particular preferences and needs.
Once again, the Sony RX10 III is a sophisticated imaging tool and not exploiting its capabilities to the full would be a pity. Hence, taking the time to study online information material or to read through a well-written camera guide book is highly recommended to make the most of your purchase.
Sony RX10 III FAQ
Below are some additional questions and answers concerning some particular features of the RX10 III.
What is the technology behind the imaging sensor in the Sony RX10 III?
The camera features a BSI-CMOS (Backside Illuminated Complementary Metal–Oxide–Semiconductor) sensor.
Which image processing chip is used in the Sony RX10 III to convert the raw signal into an image file and perform noise reduction and image sharpening?
Sony equipped the RX10 III with the BIONZ X image processor.
What is the ISO sensitivity range of the Sony RX10 III?
The camera has a native sensitivity range from ISO 100 to ISO 12800, which can be extended to ISO 64-25600.
Is completely silent shooting possible with the Sony RX10 III?
The camera has an electronic shutter option, so that it is indeed feasible to capture images without any shutter noise.
Is it difficult to use manual focus lenses with the Sony RX10 III?
The RX10 III offers focus peaking as a manual focus aid. This feature works by placing a colored highlight on in-focus zones within the image.
Does the Sony RX10 III feature an autofocus assist light?
Yes, the camera has a lamp built-in that can illuminate the subject and improve autofocus in low-light settings.
Does the Sony RX10 III support the Ultra High Speed (UHS) bus interface for SD cards?
Yes, the camera can indeed use UHS-I cards (data transfer speed of up to 104 MB/s).
Which battery does the Sony RX10 III use?
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Core camera specifications
Here is a list of the main features and technical characteristics of the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III.
|Camera Model||Sony RX10 III|
|Camera Type||Fixed lens compact camera|
|Camera Lens||24-600mm f/2.4-4.0|
|Launch Date||March 2016|
|Launch Price||USD 1 499|
|Sensor Format||1" Sensor|
|Sensor Size||13.2 x 8.8 mm|
|Sensor Area||116 mm2|
|Sensor Diagonal||15.9 mm|
|Sensor Resolution||20 Megapixels|
|Image Resolution||5 472 x 3 648 pixels|
|Pixel Pitch||2.41 μm|
|Pixel Density||17.18 MP/cm2|
|Moiré control||Anti-Alias filter|
|Movie Capability||4K/30p Video|
|ISO Setting||100 - 12 800 ISO|
|ISO Boost||64 - 25 600 ISO|
|Image Processor||BIONZ X|
|DXO Sensor Quality (score)||70|
|DXO Color Depth (bits)||23.1|
|DXO Dynamic Range (EV)||12.6|
|DXO Low Light (ISO)||472|
|Viewfinder Type||Electronic viewfinder|
|Viewfinder Field of View||100%|
|Viewfinder Resolution||2359k dots|
|Top-Level Screen||Control Panel|
|LCD Framing||Live View|
|LCD Size||3.0 inch|
|LCD Resolution||1229k dots|
|LCD Attachment||Tilting screen|
|V-logging Friendliness||No front-flip|
|Touch Input||No touchscreen|
|Focus System||Contrast-detect AF|
|Manual Focusing Aid||Focus Peaking|
|Maximum Shutter Speed||1/2000s|
|Continuous Shooting||14 shutter flaps/s|
|Silent Shooting||Electronic Shutter|
|Time Lapse Photography||no Intervalometer|
|Fill Flash||Built-in Flash|
|Storage Medium||MS or SDXC cards|
|Single or Dual Card Slots||Single card slot|
|UHS card support||UHS-I|
|USB Connector||USB 2.0|
|HDMI Port||micro HDMI|
|Microphone Port||External MIC port|
|Headphone Socket||Headphone port|
|Wifi Support||Wifi built-in|
|Near-Field Communication||NFC built-in|
|Environmental Sealing||Weathersealed body|
|Battery Type||NP-FW50 power pack|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||420 shots per charge|
|In-Camera Charging||USB charging|
133 x 94 x 127 mm
(5.2 x 3.7 x 5.0 in)
|Camera Weight||1 051 g (37.1 oz)|
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