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What is the sensor size of the Sony RX10 III?

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III is a digital camera that has an one-inch sensor at its core. This imager measures 13.2mm in width and 8.8mm in height, so that the total imaging area of the sensor amounts to 116 mm2.

The RX10 III provides an image resolution of 20 megapixels, based on 5 472 horizontal pixels and 3 648 vertical pixels.

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Sensor size comparison with a film slide

The sensor diagonal measures 15.9mm, which gives rise to a format factor (or crop factor) of 2.7. Hence, the Sony RX10 III is a crop-sensor camera, as its sensor is smaller than a traditional 35mm film slide or negative.

Sony RX10 III and Credit Card sensor measures
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Sensor specs and performance

The table below compares the sensor specs of the Sony RX10 III to those of several similar cameras. The reported DXO values are indicators of the sensor's imaging quality (higher is better), covering color depth (DXO Portrait), dynamic range (DXO Landscape), and high-ISO noise (DXO Sports). Larger sensor cameras tend to outperform cameras of the same generation that are equipped with a smaller imager. On the other hand, larger sensors are more expensive and require bigger and heavier lenses than smaller light receptors.

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Sensor Characteristics
#   Camera
Model
Sensor
Class
Resolution
(MP)
Horiz.
Pixels
Vert.
Pixels
Video
Format
DXO
Portrait
DXO
Landscape
DXO
Sports
DXO
Overall
1.
 
Sony RX10 III 1-inch 20.0 5472 36484K/30p23.112.647270
2.
 
Canon G1 X Mark III APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60p23.813.2164981
3.
 
Canon G3 X 1-inch 20.0 5472 36481080/60p21.412.352163
4.
 
Canon 7D II APS-C 20.0 5472 36481080/60p22.411.8108270
5.
 
Nikon D500 APS-C 20.7 5568 37124K/30p24.014.0132483
6.
 
Sony RX10 IV 1-inch 20.0 5472 36484K/30p22.012.240863
7.
 
Sony A6300 APS-C 24.0 6000 40004K/30p24.413.7143785
8.
 
Sony A6500 APS-C 24.0 6000 40004K/30p24.513.7140585
9.
 
Sony RX10 II 1-inch 20.0 5472 36484K/30p23.012.653170
10.
 
Sony RX100 IV 1-inch 20.0 5472 36484K/30p22.812.659170
11.
 
Sony RX10 1-inch 20.0 5472 36481080/60p22.912.647469
Note: DXO values in italics represent estimates based on sensor size and age.
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Further information on the sensor in the Sony RX10 III and the camera's operation can be found in the camera manual.

In the United States, the RX10 III was initially launched in March 2016 at a price of $1,499.

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Camera to camera comparisons

In case you are interested in seeing how this camera compares to another one, just make a corresponding selection in the search boxes below. There is also a set of direct links to comparison reviews that other users of the CAM-parator app explored.

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    Specifications Summary
    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 Specs
    Sensor Technology BSI-CMOS
    Sensor Format 1" Sensor
    Sensor Size 13.2 x 8.8 mm
    Sensor Area 116 mm2
    Sensor Diagonal 15.9 mm
    Crop Factor 2.7x
    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
    Screen Specs
    Viewfinder Type Electronic viewfinder
    Viewfinder Field of View 100%
    Viewfinder Magnification 0.70x
    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
    Shooting Specs
    Focus System Contrast-detect AF
    Manual Focusing AidFocus Peaking
    Maximum Shutter Speed 1/2000s
    Continuous Shooting 14 shutter flaps/s
    Silent ShootingElectronic Shutter
    Time Lapse Photographyno 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
    Connectivity Specs
    External Flash Hotshoe
    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
    Body Specs
    Environmental SealingWeathersealed body
    Battery Type NP-FW50 power pack
    Battery Life (CIPA)420 shots per charge
    In-Camera Charging USB charging
    Body Dimensions 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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