After debuting back in 2013, the RX10 is set to get a second refresh from Sony as the Japanese tech giant preps the release of the newly unveiled RX10 Mark III. Though nearly identical to the Mark II and offering many of the same features as last year’s Mark IV take on the RX100 (like 960 fps 1080p slo-mo, 24 and 30 fps 4K filming and a “silent mode” that shoots stills at a clip of 14 fps), the RX10 Mark III offers a major advantage over the Mark II: a 24-600mm equivalent super-telephoto lens. With 25x optical zoom, the lens offers triple the zoom of the Mark II’s 24-200mm equivalent, but loses its predecessor’s constant f2.8 aperture in the process. Instead, the camera is equipped with a variable f2.4-4 aperture and optical image stabilization that can compensate for up to 4.5 stops of exposure. Finally, a 2.35-million-dot resolution OLED viewfinder is included alongside an articulating 3-inch LCD screen.
Head on over to Sony’s dedicated web page for more on the latest RX10 and look for the Mark III to drop in May for about $1,500 USD.