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Sony RX10 Digital Camera

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20.2MP 8.3x CMOS Oct 2013
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
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46 Reasons For

Twenty Industry Awards

Amongst cameras of this age and spec, this Sony camera is one of the most awarded.

The editors of Trusted Reviews, Camera Labs, Pricerunner.se, Pocket Lint, Focus-numerique.fr, Vido.com.ua and Tek.no all said that concluded that they would recommend this camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

This bridge camera digital camera received an "Editor's Choice" from PC Mag, Digitaltrends.com, Cnetfrance.fr, Reviewed.com and Fotomaniak.pl all of whom concluded that this digital camera was marvellous.

This camera was given a "Highly Recommended" award by both Ephotozine and PhotographyBlog.com, both of which wrote that this digital camera was great.

This Sony digital camera received a "Gold" from DP Review who decided that this bridge camera digital camera was fantastic.

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Good Expert Reviews

Based on fifty-one expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, DP Review, Ephotozine and Trusted Reviews this digital camera has an average expert rating of 87%. This means that digital camera experts think this camera is one of the very best digital cameras of this type and age.

User Reviews Are Excellent

On average, based on 293 user reviews the average user rating of this bridge camera digital camera is excellent.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

A number of Sony RX10 reviewers reckoned that the product had a good viewfinder. Chang K. Park gave it a score of 5 stars and he wrote “Both the electronic viewfinder and monitor are excellent”. G Hooper gave the product a score of 5 stars and said “The combination of extra direct controls, good grip, good quality viewfinder and top panel display make this camera a joy to use”. Michael J. Davies wrote on Amazon “A proper viewfinder”.

Five Sony RX10 owners who reviewed it mentioned that it had a good screen. M David said three years ago “Articulating LCD screen is also excellent”. Rjp the Book Boy scored the product 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “The tilting rear screen is better than the fixed one on my Nikon D800” in their review of this digital camera. Rjp the Book Boy also mentioned “The tilting screen is also very useful”.

A number of Sony RX10 reviewers who purchased the product reckoned that it had an electronic viewfinder.

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Good Quality Pictures

A few people who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it was able to produce good images. Ca mentioned in their review two years ago “It's easy to use and takes fabulous images” . Cakedestroyer mentioned in their review “So I wanted a bridge camera to take good quality holiday pictures”. Chris Hoare rated the product 4 stars and he said “Consistent in their exceptional image quality”.

A few Sony RX10 reviewers who bought this digital camera concluded that it had a good image sensor. Chang K. Park wrote “I am not aware of any 24-200mm f2.8 equivalent lenses on any camera so the versatility is unrivalled with a sensor this size or larger”. Dr. Paul Ell gave this digital camera a very good review and he said “What's vital with this camera though is the combination of an excellent large CMOS sensor with 20MP with the Carl Zeiss lens” in his review. G Hooper said in their review “The A6000 has a much bigger sensor”.

A number of Sony RX10 owners mentioned in their reviews that the product was good in low light. Two years ago Chris Hoare he mentioned in his Sony RX10 review “The Body —————— In the RX10 sensor combined with the lens makes a great combination for most all shooting scenarios - the weakest are Lowlight”. In the same month Jimbojim2179 wrote on Amazon “Has much larger sensor so producing much better low light video”. Jude Carabot gave the Sony RX10 a rating of 5 stars and he mentioned in the same month “The camera performs well in low-light conditions”.

Three Sony RX10 owners who reviewed the Sony RX10 mentioned that it had a good picture resolution. Three years ago M David said in their review of this digital camera “Excellent quality, resolution and field of view”. Videomaker.com wrote in November last year “Shooting Full 1080 HD in both 480 frames per second”. Expert Reviews wrote “Fast continuous shooting”.

One person reckoned that this digital camera had a good ISO range. Barnvelder wrote “At the wide end 24mm is wide enough for me and the constant f2.8 lens should mean you don't have to raise the ISO to unacceptably high levels” in their review and rated this digital camera 5 stars.

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Good Video Capture

Some Sony RX10 reviewers who reviewed this digital camera mentioned that it was good for video recording. Barnvelder mentioned “Video reportedly outstanding” in their review of this digital camera. G Hooper mentioned on Amazon “The video quality is better than I have seen on any other consumer camera”. G Hooper also wrote “Sony's recently announced RX10 mark 2 - which should offer much faster focussing and 4k video”.

Good Quality Lens

Some Sony RX10 reviewers who reviewed the Sony RX10 considered that it had a good lens. Barnvelder mentioned on Amazon “Handling of a DSLR in a smaller body with just one fabulous lens suitable for most phtography needs” in their review of this digital camera. Ca mentioned on Amazon “It has SUCH a good lens”. Chang K. Park mentioned “The 1" sensor combined with the brilliant lens will outperform most APS-C” and scored it 5 stars.

A few customers who reviewed the Sony RX10 mentioned that it had a good zoom. Barnvelder mentioned “Although they are very versatile ( often with a huge zoom range”. Two years ago Chris Hoare wrote in his review of the Sony RX10 on Amazon “3) The lens has outstanding image stabilisation that make using the 200mm end of the zoom sharper; and allows you to shoot video that doesn’t make you seasick”. G Hooper mentioned “It's 8x zoom will seem short compared top the 50x zoom on those sort of cameras” and gave the product a very good review.

A number of Sony RX10 owners thought this digital camera had a good autofocus. Waterproof Box gave the product a score of 5 stars and wrote “Manual focus is good”. Last year Expert Reviews said in their review of the Sony RX10 “Focus peaking, zebra patterns built-in ND filter”. Expert Reviews also wrote “Speedy focus”.

One Sony RX10 reviewer reckoned that the Sony RX10 had a good image stabiliser. Earwicker said on Amazon two years ago “The image stabilisation works well” in their review.

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Easy to Use

A few Sony RX10 owners who reviewed it mentioned that it was easy to use. Barnvelder wrote in their Sony RX10 review “The RX10, on the other hand, has a good control layout with many customisable options” and scored it very highly. Barnvelder also wrote “The RX10 NFC connects to my HTC One very easily and allows basic control of shooting from the phone”. Barnvelder also mentioned “Also easy to use NFC to upload photos to the phone”.

Some people who reviewed the Sony RX10 agreed that it was comfortable and easy to hold.

A few customers who bought the Sony RX10 agreed that it was easy to use the menus. Mykeyreviews scored the Sony RX10 5 stars and said “Greatly improved from the previous Sony cameras that had this feature, now you can now choose to have 11 different settings for quick accessibility.♦ Headphone port” in their review of this digital camera. Rjp the Book Boy gave it a very good review score and mentioned in their review “There are plenty of settings to play with or you”.

Some people wrote in their reviews that it was easy to handle. Earwicker wrote on Amazon two years ago “I like the handling” in their review. Expert website Dxomark.com wrote “If the handling is good and Carl Zeiss 24-200mm f2.8 equivalent zoom performs as well as anticipated, then the RX10 may be the most versatile ‘walkabout' model on t” in their review of this digital camera.

One customer reckoned that the product had a good experience. Earwicker said “Shooting the camera is mostly a pleasant experience.” but even so they only rated the product 60 out of 100.

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Good Technical Features

A few Sony RX10 reviewers who bought it reckoned that it had good features. Chang K. Park rated it 5 stars and he mentioned in his review of the Sony RX10 “It has so many features and settings that it can initially be bit overwhelming”. Chang K. Park also wrote “You get full PASM modes for video and other advanced features like auto ND filter, customizable focus peaking, zebra”. Chris Hoare wrote in his review of this digital camera “The Lens —————— The lens stretches from 24 to 200mm; and has three excellent features - 1) The aperture (can be) fixed; which means you can zoom in” and scored the product 4 stars.

Robust

Twenty-three people considered that this digital camera was well made. Chang K. Park he mentioned two years ago “The built in mic records decent sound at close range with a very effective digital filter” in his review of the Sony RX10. Chang K. Park also said “Lets you get proper daylight fill in flash in almost any situation using the built in pop up flash”. Chris Hoare wrote in his review on Amazon “Puts it in a easy to hold solid Magnesium; semi weatherproof DSLR alike zoom body”.

A few Sony RX10 owners mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was strong and durable. Two years ago Cnet.com.au wrote “It's sturdy” in their review of the Sony RX10. One person wrote that it was reliable. Last year I. Hubball mentioned “Sadly, I have had to revert back to my trusty 10 year old Nikon SLR for sharp stock images” nonetheless they rated it 3 stars.

One Sony RX10 owner reckoned that the product was sealed. Rjp the Book Boy wrote “It is weather sealed so should be fine in all”.

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Good Support

A few Sony RX10 owners mentioned in their reviews that it had good technical guidance. Two years ago Barnvelder wrote “So far the only real con is the lack of a suitable manual”. Barnvelder also wrote “Sony really ought to have produced a proper printed manual for a camera of this price”. Cakedestroyer mentioned on Amazon “The RX10 is very flexible, featuring all the functions of DSLR including full manual settings if you have time to set up the shot yourself” in their Sony RX10 review and gave this digital camera a score of 5 stars.

Nice Design

A few customers reckoned that it was good looking. Ca wrote two years ago “The images I've taken are crystal clear, really beautiful and the camera is technically within my grasp to use” and scored the Sony RX10 very highly. Also two years ago Chris Hoare mentioned in his Sony RX10 review “Size wise its pretty close match to the Canon’s tiny 100d SLR”. Earwicker wrote on Amazon “It focuses pretty rapidly under most conditions” however despite that they only gave it a score of 3 stars.

A few Sony RX10 reviewers who bought it agreed that it was ergonomic. G Hooper said in their Sony RX10 review “Ergonomically, this camera is the best camera that I have ever used”. G Hooper also said “Also the ergonomics (nice grip, tilting screen) make this an ideal camera to use for video”. Rjp the Book Boy said “It's a pleasure to hold due to the excellent ergonomics” in their review.

A few customers who bought it reckoned that it was a good design. Dpreview.com mentioned on DP Review “The Sony Cyber-shot RX10 II is the follow-up to the original RX10 bridge camera and shares the same magnesium alloy, twin-dial body design and fast, sharp 24-200mm F2.8 equiv” in their review.

One customer concluded that this digital camera was well designed. In November last year expert review site Digitalversus.com mentioned “It's well built, well designed and you get great picture” in their review of this digital camera.

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Good Size

Some Sony RX10 owners mentioned that the Sony RX10 was compact. Chang K. Park rated this digital camera 5 stars and he wrote in his review of this digital camera “This is a monster of a compact”. Chris Hoare said “Sony are on a role with their 20 Megapixel 1” sensor and Bionz processor compact cameras” and scored this digital camera 80 out of 100. Chris Hoare also said “Consistently better than smaller censored compact cameras”.

Several customers who reviewed the product mentioned that it was a good body shape. Ephotozine.com scored the product 5 stars and mentioned on expert website Ephotozine “The RX10 feels extremely well built, with a solid body and ample rubber grip, making it feel comfortable to hold in hand” in their review of the Sony RX10. Expert Reviews said in their review of this digital camera “Solid, weathersealed body”. Expert Reviews also wrote “Comfortable and tough weather-sealed body”.

Four Sony RX10 owners wrote in their reviews that the Sony RX10 was a good weight. Chang K. Park said “The weight of all the top notch Zeiss glass up front is immediately noticeable”. Dr. Paul Ell gave it a rating of 5 stars and he mentioned in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “With the bonus of build quality, thoughtful design, size and weight, Sony have produced a camera that's a compelling choice”.

A few people thought this digital camera was a good depth.

One Sony RX10 reviewer who purchased the Sony RX10 concluded that it was a good width. Two years ago expert review site Macworld.co.uk wrote “Share this article Find the best price #reevoo-top-three-offers{ width” in their Sony RX10 review and gave the product a score of 80 out of 100.

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Good Product Quality

Fourty Sony RX10 reviewers who purchased it reckoned that it was good quality. Barnvelder mentioned “What a camera! Very high quality build, superb lens”. Barnvelder also said “It will not match a top end DSLR with the best quality optics.”. Barnvelder also wrote “Its speed and control system work well and the image quality is excellent as long as you don't stray above ISO1600”.

Acceptable Noise Level

Several people who purchased the Sony RX10 said that it was quiet. Chang K. Park he said on Amazon “The focus and zoom are both inaudible during recording unlike most dSLRs” in his Sony RX10 review. Jimbojim2179 gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and said in their Sony RX10 review on Amazon two years ago “It picks up a bit of interference, noticeable in quiet scenes and sound a little like when you get mobile phone interference”. Jimbojim2179 also wrote “Not sure what was causing that? It's very quiet and not that annoying”.

One customer wrote that it was noisy. Jimbojim2179 gave the product a score of 4 stars and said in their review “The vid quality is better, doesn't have the annoying background fan noise, much larger sensor so is much better vid quality indoors”.

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Good Connectivity

Some customers who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. Chang K. Park mentioned on Amazon “You can even attach an external monitor to the micro HDMI port for full uncompressed 1080p display/recording”. Three years ago M David wrote “Audio level controls, WiFi connectivity, clean HDMI output suitable for external recording” in their Sony RX10 review. Expert Reviews wrote “Microphone headphone jacks and clean HDMI output” in their review of this digital camera.

Good Flash

A number of Sony RX10 owners wrote in their reviews that it had a good flash. Mykeyreviews wrote on Amazon “It's a decent little flash that ♦ Shoot Mode Switch, this is placed on the bottom-right corner at the front of the camera, you can tog” in their review. Surcouf said in their Sony RX10 review on Amazon a few weeks ago “It will produce a fairly good photo without flash”.

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

Sony is one of the superior digital camera manufacturers according to average expert and user reviews, and Sony also has good reviews for its bridge cameras.

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Good Exposure Control

A number of Sony RX10 reviewers said in their reviews that this digital camera had good exposure controls. Giromondo mentioned in their review on Amazon “I particularly appreciate the dedicated exposure compensation and ability to use the 'C' button next to the shutter release for changing ISO setting; I normally use 400 outside”.

Good Battery Life

One person said that it was quick to charge. A few weeks ago Surcouf wrote on Amazon “The single down-side for me is that the battery doesn't last long and takes ages to charge in-camera” and gave this digital camera a score of 5 stars.

Supports WiFi Connectivity

The Sony RX10 supports WiFi connectivity, which is unusual. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the RX10 do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Sony RX10 supports Full HD video, as do most of the other bridge cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the RX10.

We compared all the other digital cameras which support Full HD video to this camera and we think cheaper cameras such as the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Sony RX10 has a built-in flash. Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age also have a built-in flash.

There are a number of alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might want to consider including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 which is cheaper.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with a built-in flash and we think the Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR is also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Sony RX10 has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the RX10.

Alternative cameras with an image stabiliser currently available that you might also want to consider include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 which is cheaper.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with an image stabiliser and we think the Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR is also worth considering.

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Fairly High Megapixel Count

Digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the RX10 have megapixel counts of between 12MP and 21MP, and the average megapixel count is 16MP. With a megapixel count of 20.2 megapixels, the Sony RX10 has a fairly high megapixel count compared to most of the other cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the RX10.

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SD Memory Card

SD memory card

This camera supports an MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most commonly supported memory card on bridge cameras that are a comparable age to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

Digital cameras with a better memory card type that might be worth looking at include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 (SD|SDHC|SDXC and cheaper).

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Supports Two Image Formats

The number of supported image formats on the Sony RX10 is more than most cameras of a similar spec and age to it. This Sony camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago. The image format "RAW" is also supported by this digital camera.

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector

The number of HDMI connector types found on the Sony RX10 is more than most bridge cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. The most frequently found HDMI connector is Mini, but this HDMI connector is not found on this Sony camera. The HDMI connectors Micro are also found on this camera.

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Two Memory Slots

The Sony RX10 is a two memory slot camera.

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Very High Display Resolution

Bridge cameras that are a similar age to the RX10 have display resolutions of between 460 pixels and 1,500,000 pixels. The display resolution of the Sony RX10 of 1,440,000 pixel is one of the highest amongst comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Electrical Viewfinder

This digital camera has an Electrical viewfinder, which is typical of many similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. Most compact cameras do not have enough space to accommodate an optical viewfinder and use the display screen on the back as an electrical viewfinder.

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Fairly High JPEG Frame Rate

The Sony RX10 has a fairly high JPEG frame rate (60 frames per second) compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released around the same time as the RX10. Bridge cameras that were released around the same time as the RX10 have JPEG frame rates of between 24fps and 60fps.

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Has Eight White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the Sony RX10 is more than most cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on bridge cameras that came out more than two years ago. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent" and "Shade" are also found on this Sony camera.

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Quite Long Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

With a maximum camera shutter speed of 30 seconds, the Sony RX10 has a fairly long maximum camera shutter speed compared to most of the other bridge cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the RX10. The average maximum camera shutter speed of digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 20s.

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420 Shots Per Battery Charge

Most digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the RX10 take between 180 and 599 shots per battery charge, including the Sony RX10 which takes 420 shots per battery charge.

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Fairly High Maximum ISO Speed

The Sony RX10 has a fairly high maximum ISO speed (12,800) compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age. The average maximum ISO speed of bridge cameras that were released more than two years ago is 8,000.

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5472 X 3648 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Sony RX10 has a higher image resolution than most comparable spec cameras that came out more than two years ago. This Sony camera has a 5472 x 3648 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution.

A 5472 x 3648 pixels maximum image resolution is in fact the best image resolution amongst all bridge cameras that have been available for more than two years.

A 4000 x 3000 pixels maximum image resolution is the worst image resolution amongst similar types of camera.

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Supports Twenty-Three ISO Speeds

The Sony RX10 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most bridge cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This camera supports a 160 ISO speed, which is the most frequently supported ISO speed supported by cameras of a comparable type and age to the RX10. The ISO speeds "125", "200", "250", "320", "400", "500", "640", "800", "1000", "1250", "1600", "2000", "2500", "3200", "4000", "5000", "6400", "8000", "10000", "12800", "25600" and "Auto" are also supported by this Sony camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras of a similar type and age to it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Sony RX10 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by cameras of a similar age and type to the RX10. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this Sony digital camera. This camera also supports a video resolution of 1440 x 1080 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best supported video resolution amongst all cameras of a similar age and type to the RX10.

The worst supported video resolution across comparable types of digital camera is 320 x 240 pixels.

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± 3EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

The Sony RX10 has a wider light exposure correction than most bridge cameras that have been available for more than two years. This camera has a ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, whereas most digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it have a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction.

This camera's light exposure correction (± 3EV (1/3EV step)) is actually the best light exposure correction amongst all digital cameras of this spec and age.

The worst light exposure correction amongst comparable types of camera is ± 2EV (1/3EV step).

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Supports Two Camera File Systems

The Sony RX10 has a greater number of camera file systems than most comparable spec cameras that have been available for more than two years. The most commonly supported camera file system is Exif 2.3, but this camera file system is not supported by this digital camera. The camera file systems DPOF and DCF are also supported by this Sony camera.

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TFT Display

The Sony RX10 has a better display than most digital cameras of this age and type. This camera has a TFT display, whereas most bridge cameras that were released more than two years ago have an LCD display. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight.

A TFT display is in fact the best display across all cameras of a comparable age and spec to the RX10.

The worst display amongst similar types of camera is LCD.

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Supports One Power Source

The Sony RX10 has a greater number of power sources than most digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. This Sony camera supports a Battery power source, which is the most frequently supported power source supported by comparable spec cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Auto Focus

This camera has an Auto/Manual focus, which is the most frequently found focus on digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length

With a minimum focal length of only 24 millimeters, the Sony RX10 has one of the shorter minimum focal lengths amongst digital cameras of this age. The shortest minimum focal length of bridge cameras that have been on the market for more than two years is 4.5mm, the longest is 28mm, and the average minimum focal length is 24mm.

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13 Reasons Against

Bad Environmental Credentials

One Sony RX10 owner who purchased the product considered that it did not have good ethical credentials. In November Silver Surfer scored it 20 out of 100 and wrote in their review of the Sony RX10 on Amazon “I find this a very dishonest and unethical way of operating by them”.

Does Not Support Video Recording

Like most of the other cameras that were launched around the same time as the RX10, the Sony RX10 does not support video recording.

We compared all the other cameras which also support video recording to this camera and we think the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 is also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Sony RX10 is not 3D compatible, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the RX10 are also not 3D compatible.

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Not Waterproof

The Sony RX10 is not waterproof, although this is within the context that most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to the RX10 are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Most digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the RX10 do not have a GPS. The Sony RX10 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

Across all the cameras of a comparable age and spec to the RX10 the optical zooms range from 4x to 65x, and the average optical zoom is 31x. The Sony RX10 has one of the smaller optical zooms (only 8.3 times zoom factor) amongst bridge cameras of this age.

If you are looking for a bigger optical zoom then you might want to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 (24x) which is also cheaper.

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Very Small Second Display Diagonal

The average second display diagonal of digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the RX10 is 1.7". At only 0.39 inches, the Sony RX10 has a fairly small second display diagonal compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the RX10.

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Only 640 X 480 Still Image Resolution

The Sony RX10 has a 640 x 480 still image resolution which is higher than most cameras that are a similar age to it. Most cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it have a 2816 x 1880 still image resolution. In addition, this digital camera have still image resolutions of 20M (5472×3648), 10M (3888×2592), 5M (2736×1824), 18M (4864×3648), 10M (3648×2736), 5M (2592×1944), 17M (5472×3080), 7.5M (3648×2056), 4.2M (2720×1528), VGA (640 x 480), 13M (3648×3648), 6.5M (2544×2544), 3.7M (1920×1920), 12416×1856, 5536×2160 and 8192×1856 and 3872×2160. Digital cameras of a similar type and age to the RX10 still image resolutions range from 384 x 480 (worst) to 6016 x 4016 (best).

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Only Features Five Flash Modes

The Sony RX10 has a greater number of flash modes than most cameras of this spec and age. This Sony camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on cameras of this age and type. The flash modes "Fill-in", "Flash off", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Sony digital camera.

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Only Has Four Light Exposure Modes

The Sony RX10 has a greater number of light exposure modes than most cameras that are a similar age to it. This digital camera has a Manual light exposure mode, which is the most commonly found light exposure mode found on similar spec cameras that have been around for more than two years. The light exposure modes "Aperture priority AE", "Auto" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this Sony digital camera.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length

The shortest maximum focal length of digital cameras that were released around the same time as the RX10 is 100mm and the longest is 1,600mm. With a maximum focal length of only 200 millimeters, the Sony RX10 has one of the shorter maximum focal lengths amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Heavy

With a weight of 755 grams, the Sony RX10 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec. The average weight of digital cameras of this spec and age is 500g, and the weights range from 100g to 910g.

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Fairly Big Minimum ISO Speed

Across all the cameras of this age and type the minimum ISO speed range from 64 to 400. When compared to other bridge cameras that are a similar age to the RX10 that we have assessed, the minimum ISO speed of the Sony RX10 of 125 is one of the biggest.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Sony RX10

Released Over Three Years Ago

This bridge camera digital camera has been on the market for over three years.

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the Sony RX10 has a relatively average screen size compared to most of the other bridge cameras that have been available for around the same time as the RX10.

We compared this camera to all the other 3" screen digital cameras and we think cheaper cameras such as the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 is also worth considering.

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MOS Sensor Type

The Sony RX10 has a MOS sensor type which is better than the CCD sensor type found on most digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Average Digital Zoom

The Sony RX10 has a pretty typical digital zoom (2 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other bridge cameras that are a comparable age to the RX10.

If this camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 (4x and cheaper).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Full-Frame Sensor Size
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Filter Size
Focusing
Auto Focus
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Video Resolution
HD Type
Audio
Memory
Memory Card
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Second Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Viewfinder
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User Reviews

(36)
Reviewed 19 June 2016 by JJR

This camera takes some beating. I own the Sony A7R and A6000 and with good technique it rivals any APSC machines I've used. Twenty minutes after arriving, I went out in the garden and here is the... Read more…

Reviewed 15 April 2016 by Surcouf | 11 Comments
(Verified Purchase)

Fantastic camera. For video enthusiasts, it's worth mentioning that it ships with the firmware update which includes XAVC-S codec (420 8bit) - a nice surprise, I'd expected AVCHD only. Combined... Read more…

Reviewed 18 January 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Disappointed that the Remote App can only do pictures and not video. Heavier than stated on the webpage.

Reviewed 2 January 2016 by Silver surfer | 33 Comments
(Verified Purchase)

I am very happy with this camera, the photos need no processing in Photoshop which is a happy change from what I'm used to from my several Canon ones. I do though have a problem with Sony and... Read more…

Reviewed 2 August 2015 by Patricia H Parkin
(Verified Purchase)

Excellent camera - just have to learn how to use it but so far can snap to my hearts content. Arrived quickly.

Reviewed 25 June 2015 by Postable_Founder

Superb for video especially with the upgraded codec.

What is special about this camera is its combination of large 1" sensor and a zoom lens with a constant f2.8 wide aperture. The 1" sensor in the RX10 is about 4 times larger than the typical... Read more…

The best 1" sensor equipped camera you can lay your hands on, at any price. A superb travel and event camera. Beware though.The Mk 2 has only minor enhancements and costs much much more. Buy... Read more…

Reviewed 10 May 2015 by M ELDRIDGE
(Verified Purchase)

Great Item...

Reviewed 6 May 2015 by I. Hubball | 44 Comments

I have tried 2 copies of this camera from separate stores, one being very reputable. Both cameras have had to go back because of poor stills quality. I just couldn't get sharp, or anywhere near... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dscrx10, dscrx10ceh, sony dscrx10, sony dscrx10c, sony dscrx10ce, sony dscrx10ceh
Barcodes 04905524962727, 04905524962734, 04905524962741

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