Sony is expected to take the wraps off its new RX100M3 camera on May 16 at an press event in London. In anticipation for the big event, details about the upcoming device have been made available online on the Sony Canada official website. Since then the content has been removed.Thanks to the listing, we can see the RX100M3 will be priced at $899.99 / €656 and will begin shipping out to customers starting June 17 (via SonyAlphaRumors).
Just before the official announcement, we’re also being treated with the full specifications of the camera. The details are extensive and cover every single inch of the device and you can browse through them at the end of the article.
However, we can highlight a few of them including 20.1-megapixels, an Exmor R-inch CMOS sensor or BIONZ X image processor.
The optical zoom is available at 2.9x and Sony throws in NFC and Wi-fi in terms of connectivity. The RX100M3 will also have BRAVIA Sync, a mic input port, PhotoTV HD, support for a variety of flash cards and USB 2.0.
The new shooter will arrive with a pretty amazing set of new features including a Zeiss 24-70mm f/1.8-2.8 lens which is wider and brighter than the Zeiss 28-100mm f/1.8-4.9 predecessor lens.
The RX100M3 will come bundled with a 0.39” SVGA electronic viewfinder pop-up OLED with 1,440,000 dots and built-in ND filter.
On top of that, photographers will see the XAVC-S video recording function has been added just like with the Sony A7s. The camera is 2.5mm / 0.09 inches thicker than the RX100M2.
The Sony RX100M3 camera has been in the rumor mill for a while and the device was originally expected to drop at the beginning of this month, which obviously didn’t happen. In the end, the delay wasn’t that huge and towards the end of this week we can be sure Sony will finally roll out the camera.
If the pricing seems a little too much for some of you, we should note the RX100M3 also includes an external viewfinder, which usually costs about $200-$300 / €147-€219. So when you take that piece of info into consideration, the camera’s price doesn't look half bad.
Anyway, the first official pictures of the camera have been also made available, and you can take a look to see what’s coming your way this week and browse the complete details of the camera by clicking the button bellow.