Sony has launched the 20.1 MP RX10 III superzoom camera with a 24-600mm ZEISS Vario-Sonnar f/2.4-4 lens. The camera houses a 1.0-inch Type Stacked CMOS sensor and offers 4K and super-slow motion video recording.
The combination of the 20.1MP1 1.0-type stacked sensor, bright zoom lens and BIONZ X processor ensure the highest image quality throughout the whole focal range, whether shooting stills or video at up to 4K quality. The camera has a high-speed autofocus system that focuses in just 0.095 seconds.
The newly designed lens is constructed with eight ED glass elements including one super ED glass element, and two ED aspherical lenses. All of these elements work together to compensate for chromatic aberration, delivering high-contrast and ultra-sharp image quality from corner to corner across the entire zoom range. The newly developed optical design contains the sophisticated advanced aspherical (AA) element and delivers excellent imaging performance while keeping the lens unit itself small. With a minimum focusing distance of 72cm at a fully extended 600mm (0.49x maximum magnification), the new lens is capable of producing amazingly detailed tele-macro images. The ZEISS® T* Coating minimises flare and ghosting that often affects image quality in adverse lighting conditions and delivers faithful colour reproduction and clear image expression.
The Optical SteadyShot algorithm has been optimised for the lens design of the RX10 III and delivers up to 4.5 stops7 image stabilisation for outstanding protection against camera shake, even when shooting from the hand in ultra-telephoto or low-light conditions.
The RX10 III records video in 4K quality at a high bit rate in the highly efficient XAVC S format with full pixel readout and no pixel binning. This means that it captures approximately 1.7x more information than is required for 4K movie output and this oversampling effect enhances image detail as it minimises moiré and jaggies. The camera will be available in all Sony centre and Alpha Flagship stores across India from April 29, 2016 at an MRP of Rs. 114,990.