Product Comparison: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V


General Specifications
Brand
Sony
Sony
Model
DSCRX100M3
DSCRX100M5
Origin
China
China
About the Product
The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Digital Camera is a versatile and advanced point-and-shoot featuring a large 20.1 megapixel 1" Exmor R CMOS sensor to produce high-resolution still imagery and full HD video. This sensor's design utilizes backside-illuminated technology to improve clarity and image quality when working in dimly-lit conditions as well as increase the sensitivity to a native ISO 12800.
Sony's RX100-series created the large-sensor compact camera category. Now, the Sony RX100 V takes it to the next level with performance that can blow away most interchangeable-lens cameras, yet in a package that can slip almost unnoticed into your pants pocket. And thanks to that big image sensor, the RX100 V's 20-megapixel stills and 4K video offer top-notch quality to boot.
Key Specs
Sensor Resolution
20.1 MP
20.1 MP
Sensor Type
CMOS
CMOS
Optical Zoom
2.9 x
2.9 x
Image Stabilization
Optical
Optical

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V

Size & Weight
Height
2.29 in.
2.29 in.
Width
4 in.
4 in.
Depth
1.61 in.
1.61 in.
Weight
0.64 lbs.
0.66 lbs.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V

What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III 20.1 MP,3 x Optical Zoom,3 -inch LCD
  • Top class performing compact camera. It's adaptability is formidable. Nice size and feel.
  • It small size is great, I put it in my pocket and forget about it.
  • The greatest feature of the DSC-RX100 series is its compact size.
  • Small size. I carry the camera in a case that I wear on my belt. And this does not bother me.
  • It has little real estate and smooth surfaces that are not conducive to grip it securely, especially if one's hands are sweaty on a hot day.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V
  • This is another example of Sony's ground breaking technology placed into a perfect pocket size.
  • I love the size, it fits in my palante packs shoulder strap pocket, will fit nicely in a coat pocket.
  • I can easily "palm" it and hide it in my hands. I can slip it into my jacket pocket, pants, brief case.
  • In real use, this camera adds almost no weight and size to your bag. Image quality is superb.
  • The size is an issue. Not because its dimensions and weight but its hard to hold. Not ergonomically suited for man hands.
Imaging
Min. Focal Length
8.8 mm.
8.8 mm.
Max. Focal Length
25.7 mm.
25.7 mm.
ISO Settings
Auto (ISO 125-12800)
Auto (ISO 125-12800)
Aperture
F1.8 (W) – 2.8 (T)
F1.8 (W) – 2.8 (T)
Digital Zoom
11 x
11 x
Burst Mode
Yes
Yes
Low Light/High Sensitivity
Yes
Yes
Face Detection
Yes
Yes
Image File Format(s)
JPEG, RAW
JPEG, RAW

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V

What customers say about "Imaging"
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III 20.1 MP,3 x Optical Zoom,3 -inch LCD
  • It has three custom profiles allowing you to set the quality, iso, etc.
  • Excellent high ISO performance. Big 1-inch image sensor. Sharp, wide aperture lens.
  • The faster lens is a noticeable improvement. Indoor shots without flash at reasonable ISO's are much more feasible now.
  • Love the image quality even above ISO 3200. Only contention I have is the tendency to go to 1/30 shutter speed for any full automatic function.
  • Although not perfect by a long ways, limited focal length range, no hot shoe, feeble flash.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V
  • It produces outstanding images with the help of a 1in sensor and the fast 24-70 Zeiss lens.
  • Consider this little camera as a dslr with a fixed zoom lens. Incredible sharp images at 24 mm focal length with mind blowing low light performance and autofocus speed.
  • Macro capability: focusing distance about 5 cm at 24 mm focal length.
  • Great user interface: dslr like functionality in manual mode, focal length, shutter speed and iso adjustments.
  • Not sharp at maximum focal length. Having a focal range of 24-70 is limiting.
Display
Display Type
TFT LCD
TFT LCD
Touch Screen
No
No
Screen Size
3 in.
3 in.
Screen Resolution
1228800 dots
1228800 dots
Viewfinder
0.39-type electronic viewfinder (OLED), 1440000 dots
0.39-type electronic viewfinder(OLED), 2359296 dots
Vari-angle Display
Yes
Yes

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V

What customers say about "Display"
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III 20.1 MP,3 x Optical Zoom,3 -inch LCD
  • EVF viewfinder, great for concerts to turn off LCD display to not disturb others in audience.
  • The LCD display to automatically go blank when using the EVF viewfinder.
  • "Selfies" easy to take with rotating lcd display, bracketing modes make for very pleasing results in mixed lighting.
  • The big factors in the purchase were RAW capability, the size, the optical viewfinder and the sensor size/technology. And it met my expectations.
  • The RX100 M3 has a built-in viewfinder that pops up and with it, the camera turns on. Pop it down and it's off.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V
  • The included optical finder is however a nice feature as the rear display is not usable in bright sunlight.
  • In terms of use, it is fairly easy to take photos. You can use the EVF or LCD screen.
  • Excellent high contrast and bright LCD screen that can be turned to face forward, and a very useful pop-up viewfinder which is terrific if you don't like framing your subject in the back panel LCD.
  • The LCD display shows "Unable to disply". I can not see the pictures I take.
  • When vlogging w/ this camera, over time though the screen has developed a scratch line, horizontally, across the entire screen where a piece of metal sticks out.
Features
Water Resistant
No
No
Shock Resistant
No
No
Panorama Mode
Yes
Yes
Shooting Modes
Superior Auto, Intelligent Auto, Program Auto, Aperture Priority, Shutter Speed Priority, Manual Exposure, MR (Memory Recall) 1,2,3, Movie Mode, Panorama Shot Mode, Scene Selection
Intelligent Auto, Superior Auto, Program Auto, Aperture Priority, Shutter Speed Priority, Manual Exposure, Movie Mode, HFR Mode, Panorama Shot Mode, Scene Selection
White Balance Modes
Auto, Underwater Auto, Daylight, Fluor.: Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluor.: Warm White, Fluor.: Cool White, Fluor.: Day White, Flash, C.Temp./Filter, Custom
Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluor.: Warm White, Fluor.: Cool White, Fluor.: Day White, Fluor.: Daylight, Flash, Underwater Auto, C.Temp./Filter, Custom
Shutter Speeds
30" – 1/2000
30" – 1/2000
What customers say about "Features"
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III 20.1 MP,3 x Optical Zoom,3 -inch LCD
  • It has some fun effects like sepia and watercolour. The excellent panorama mode is something I really appreciate.
  • Sweep panorama pictures can be shot either horizontally or vertically. I found the vertical sweep panorama to be an excellent way to get a wide-angle view without much distortion.
  • The ability to easily shoot high or low angle pictures is a great advantage. I have always liked using compact cameras from the ant's eye view and this makes it a lot easier to do.
  • The shutters drops very quickly without any undue lag. I really like the burst mode on this camera with the shutter sounds turned off. It is a great way to get very natural candids of friends and family.
  • Depending on what I shoot, I use a combination of manual, aperture, or shutter mode when I travel. And it works great.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V
  • Takes stunning photos, and punches well above its weight. Nice fast auto-focus.
  • This camera has the ability to shoot 4K at up to 30p 100mbps. The 4K image is stellar, sharp, very detailed and color is great.
  • A great compact camera that I can get into all of the concert venues. It shoots great in low light and the microphone for recording audio is decent.
  • I can control every setting I need to, shutter speed, aperture, ISO, WB and the ND filter, excellent.
  • Copying forward from other reviews from various sources: poor battery life(220 pictures), overheating when shooting 4K within 5 minutes.
Connectivity
PictBridge Enabled
No
No
NFC Enabled
Yes
Yes
Integrated GPS
No
No
Output(s)
Multi/Micro USB Terminal, USB (USB 2.0), Micro HDMI
Multi/Micro USB Terminal, USB (USB 2.0), Micro HDMI
Number Of Memory Card Slots
1
1

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V

What customers say about "Connectivity"
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III 20.1 MP,3 x Optical Zoom,3 -inch LCD
  • Finally the battery/memory card cover is a little flimsy but not bad. All other covers (HDMI port, USB terminal) are ok.
  • When the device is completely discharged, you can still use it by connecting it to charging via USB.
  • Files are played quickly and with the same quality on a computer or on a TV. This makes me happy.
  • I also like how easy it is to transfer files to your phone via NFC/Wifi as it makes it easy to share pictures.
  • You need to transfer the photos first to the computer and then they can only be printed, it is a pity that there is no way to immediately print from the camera.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V
  • The battery is tiny, but the camera does have the option to plug in USB power, which is nice.
  • Can run USB power if your battery is low. Good for those who want to use this as a time-lapse.
  • Niggle is that the video can't be read from the SD card without using the Sony software, unlike (say) the Panasonic Lumix cameras.
  • Wifi sync can't find computers connected to a Wifi 5Ghz network because it's only standard 2.4GHz itself.
  • I was upset by the lack of PictBridge technology because I liked to print directly from the camera.
Power
AC Adapter Compatible
Yes
Yes
Battery Model
Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-BX1
Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-BX1
Number of Batteries
1
1
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
599.99 $
899.99 $


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