The Sony RX10 III is the current pinnacle of 1-inch sensor cameras on the market at this time and many will find that it makes an active lifestyle easier like dpreview did during a recent hike. When Sony introduced the 1-inch sensor in the original Sony RX100, I couldn’t help but give it a try since, up until that point, Micro Four Thirds was the only option for someone interested in getting DSLR quality out of a small camera body. Over the years Sony has managed miracles with their 1-inch sensor, and its undeniable ability to perform even forced the people behind Micro Four Thirds to produce similar 1-inch sensor based compact cameras to compete. But no 1-inch sensor has rivaled the launch of the original Sony RX100, until now. Sony’s 1-inch sensor performs incredibly well, even when compared to sensors twice its size and, if someone was forced to pick one camera, I would have no reservations recommending the original RX100 or new RX10 III to anyone. Both cameras provide a lot of bang for the buck, and the RX10 has a very high quality superzoom attached to it that makes it a great value for anyone looking for one camera to do everything.
They sell out quickly, so keep your eyes glued to your favorite retailer if you hope to pick one up soon.