Sony introduced Tuesday the third addition to its RX10 camera series, in the Sony Cybershot RX10 III, which is distinguished by a super 25x (24-600mm f/2.4-4 35mm equivalent) zoom range, combined with the company’s high quality 20-megapixel 1-inch image sensor.

For advanced amateurs, the combination of the lens, sensor, image stabilization and image processing systems will help the camera produce high-quality, high-resolution images of subjects shot at a distance from a single-piece of gear, and without the need for a very expensive and heavy attachable zoom lens.

The camera, which will see a $1,500 retail price when it is available for pre-order March 31st, also captures 4K Ultra HD video at up to 30fps, and 1080p video up to 120fps. It also has a super slow motion  capability at up to 960fps. Sony records video using its high-quality XAVC-S format.

To stabilize long-zoom photos, Sony has built in its latest optical-stabilization system.

Read more on Sony’s Cybershot RX10 III after the jump:

The Sony RX10 III uses the same back-side illuminated CMOS sensor as it does in the RX10 II. The stacked design enables the sensor and BIONZ X image processor to work together more efficiently.

The sensor is said to eliminate the “rolling shutter” effect common in other CMOS sensor designs. In still work, the camera has a 14fps continuous shooting mode with focus and exposure locked after the first frame. The top shutter speed is 1/32,000 of a second.

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For high-quality low-light work, the camera supports a 64-12,800 ISO range.

Other features include a 9-blade diaphragm for smooth bokeh effect; a built-in 3-stop Neutral Density filter; a lens aperture ring that can be switched into clickless mode for silent video recording; 2.36-million-dot OLED Tru-Finder electronic viewfinder; 3.0-inch 1.228-million-dot tilting LCD monitor; and built-in Wi-Fi with NFC.

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Sony said the Cyber-shot RX10 III will start shipping in May.

By Greg Tarr


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