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Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 III Philippines Price Php 44,999, Complete Specs, Key Improvements and Features, Availability

I've heard lots of wonderful things about Sony's first and second generation RX100 digicams. Some of my friends who are into photography describe these models as 'the best point-and-shoot cameras' they've ever used.

"The quality of the photos that my RX100 gives me rivals that of my DSLR and that's amazing considering how small the device is. It's really a keeper and it's well worth every penny I paid for it," one of my fellow Pinoy bloggers even told me in an event.

I'm sure all of them will be super excited to check out the freshly released third iteration to this popular series and to take the compact and powerful imaging battleship for a spin.

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 III

Crafted in tough, travel-friendly aluminum for lightness and looks, the Sony Cybershot RX100 III builds on the acclaimed reputation of its award-winning and critically-acclaimed predecessors. Its upgraded lens and speedy image processor are complemented by a retractable OLED Tru-Finder with ZEISS T* coating, enhanced movie features and a 180-degree tilting LCD – all in a stylish fixed-lens that’s truly pocket-sized.

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 III

Its ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* 24-70mm F1.8-2.8 lens captures everything from expansive landscapes to soulful portraits. Its F2.8 maximum aperture at its telephoto end enables subjects to stand out crisply against smooth background bokeh. The lens’ impressive light-gathering power also allows faster shutter speeds to freeze fast-moving subjects. A built-in 3-stop (1/8) Neutral Density filter gives even more creative flexibility with sun-drenched exteriors or intentionally-blurred shots of moving water.

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 III

As mentioned, another addition to the Cyber-shot RX100 III is its high-contrast retractable OLED Tru-Finder, which wasn't found on both the first and second generation releases. The viewfinder’s optical surfaces include a ZEISS T* coating that dramatically reduces reflections and delivers exceptional clarity. It also has a handy eye sensor that automatically switches between viewfinder and monitor display.

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 III

From detail-packed stills to vibrant Full HD movies – everything’s beautifully clear thanks to the camera’s 20.1 effective MegaPixel 1.0-type back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS image sensor, which is far larger than the sensor in regular compact cameras. The sensor is complemented by Sony’s latest-generation BIONZ X processing engine that is three times faster than its predecessor. It powers detail reproduction technology for natural reproduction of fine textures, diffraction reducing technology for enhanced quality at small apertures and area-specific noise reduction that maintains clarity in dimly-lit regions of indoor and night-time shots.

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 III

The speedy BIONZ X processor also powers exciting new video features. Unlike its predecessors, the RX100 III now supports the efficient XAVC S format, enabling users to record stunning Full HD video footage at up to 50 Mbps with minimal artefacts and noise. HD footage can be recorded at 100 fps in XAVC S mode for silky smooth slow motion replays through applications like Sony’s PlayMemories Home.

Despite its size, the camera inherits several movie functions from Sony’s professional camcorders. There’s a clean HDMI output, allowing Full HD footage to be stored on an external recorder. ‘Zebra’ patterning on the LCD and in the viewfinder helps identify brightest areas in a scene, and dual video recording simultaneously stores small MP4 format files alongside top-quality AVCHD /XAVC S files.

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 III

Handheld video footage is even more of a pleasure to watch with the new Intelligent Active Mode that minimizes the effects of camera shake. Frame analysis technology and 5-axis stabilization are combined for the first time in the RX100 series, ensuring steadier movies even when you’re walking along.

A freshly-added 4K still image output allows photo viewing on 4K TVs. High-resolution images can be transferred via HDMI or Wi-Fi, with support for TRILUMINOS Colour assuring opulent tones and textures on compatible BRAVIA TV models.

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 III

Enthusiasts will value uprated manual control possibilities to help craft the perfect image. Functions can be assigned to the new Custom button or control wheel to suit individual shooting styles. The control ring and function button are also customizable for fumble-free access to frequently-used settings

Selfie fans - like myself - will surely welcome the articulated 3.0-type Xtra Fine LCD that now flips up 180 degrees - something you can't do on Mark1 and Mark2 - for effortless arms-length portraits and is also very useful for shooting from either high or low positions. With its integrated NFC/ WiFi connectivity, users can quickly transfer, share, and post their photos online and on social media.

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 III

Essentially, all of these technical specifications and features combine to give you perhaps the very best compact digicam that's available in the market today -- one that's good enough to be a DSLR substitute (in case you don't want to bring a bulky camera with you and you want something that fits in your pocket), some experts say.

The Cybershot DSC-RX100 Mark 3 from Sony is now available across the Philippines. The bundle, which has an official suggested retail price of Php 44,999, comes with a free 16GB memory card and you can purchase it at all Sony Stores nationwide.

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