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Sony DSC-RX10 Digital Camera

$798.00
Bridge Camera 20.2MP 8.3x Oct 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Excellent owner reviews
Robust
Good technical features
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Reviews

Excellent Owner Reviews

Based on 44 owner reviews this camera has a marvellous average owner rating. Over 75% of reviewers gave this camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Sony Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

Based on 23,045 expert and owner reviews (including 7,132 verified purchases), Sony has good ratings for its digital cameras. Sony also has good ratings specifically for its high megapixel cameras compared to other brands. 92% of those that bought a Sony camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The DSC-RX10 has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras of this spec and age also have a built-in flash.

Alternative digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might want to look at include the Canon EOS 60D ($799.99), the Pentax K-3 ($798.00), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 ($697.99) which has better reviews.

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Lens System

Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 24 millimeters, the DSC-RX10 has a fairly short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camera. Comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago have minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of between 6mm and 75mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 26mm.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of only 2 times zoom factor, the DSC-RX10 has one of the smaller digital zooms amongst digital cameras of this age. Similar spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera have digital zooms of between 2x and 810x, and the average digital zoom is 33x.

If this Sony camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 ($697.99) (4x) which is also higher rated.

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Average Optical Zoom

The DSC-RX10 has a relatively standard optical zoom (8.3 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera.

If you are looking for a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to look at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 ($697.99) (16x) which also has a higher rating.

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Light Exposure

Supports Twenty-Three ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Sony DSC-RX10 is more than most cameras of this spec and age. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 100, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this digital camera. The ISO sensitivities 125, 160, 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 digital camera.

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Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The DSC-RX10 has an AC adapter included. Most of the other cameras of this age and spec also have an AC adapter included.

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Has a Batteries Included

The DSC-RX10 has a batteries included, as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to this camera.

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Camera

Features Multi Burst Mode

The DSC-RX10 features multi burst mode. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also feature multi burst mode.

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Features Histogram

The DSC-RX10 features histogram. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera also feature histogram.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The DSC-RX10 does not have a GPS (satellite), although keep in mind that most of the other cameras of this age and spec also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Flash

Has an External Flash Connector

The Sony DSC-RX10 has an external flash connector, as do most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camera.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has a Headphone Outputs

The Sony DSC-RX10 has a headphone outputs, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Has a Microphone in

The DSC-RX10 has a microphone in. Most of the other cameras of this age and spec also have a microphone in.

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Has an HDMI

The Sony DSC-RX10 has an HDMI. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera also have an HDMI.

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2 USB Version

This digital camera supports a 2 USB version, which is typical of many digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Display

Has a Second Display

The DSC-RX10 has a second display. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that came out more than two years ago do not have a second display.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Sony DSC-RX10 has a vari-angle LCD display, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Quite High Display Resolution (numeric)

The average display resolution (numeric) of digital cameras of a similar age and spec to this camera is 820,000 pixels. The DSC-RX10 has a very high display resolution (numeric) (1,440,000 pixel) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the DSC-RX10 has a relatively average display diagonal compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera.

We compared all the other 3" screen digital cameras to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the EOS 7D ($538.45), and the EOS 60D ($799.99) both from Canon or the Sony SLT-A77 ($999.99) is also worth considering.

Cameras with a larger display diagonal that might also be worth considering include the Pentax K-3 ($798.00) (3.2" and higher rated).

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Support

Good Support

Twelve people who reviewed it considered that it had good technical guidance. Two years ago Mr. B. R. Good rated the product 6 stars and wrote “The spirit level guide is a really nice feature when looking though the crystal clear viewfinder (with diopter adjustment dial to the side.) With a high speed card”. M David mentioned on Amazon “Negative points 1) Lack of a proper technical user guide”. Waterproof Box said “Manual focus is good” in their review of this digital camera and gave it a score of 7 stars.


Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The DSC-RX10 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also have an image stabilizer.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including the Pentax K-3 ($798.00), the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 ($697.99), or the Canon EOS 7D ($538.45) which has better reviews.

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Only 640 X 480 Still Image Resolution

The DSC-RX10 has a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 384 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. This camera also have still image resolution(s) 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. The worst still image resolution of all similar spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago is 384 x 480 and the best is 6016 x 4016.

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Design

Nice Design

Eight owners agreed that it was good looking. M David mentioned on Amazon “Beautiful materials and beautifully designed including dust” in their Sony DSC-RX10 review. Three years ago Earwicker said “It focuses pretty rapidly under most conditions”. G Hooper mentioned “In good light the AF is pretty good”.

Three customers who bought it concluded that it was ergonomic. Rjp Book Boy gave it a rating of 9 stars and said “This camera is very well build and the design has been well throughout and it's a pleasure to hold due to the excellent ergonomics”. Two years ago G Hooper said on Amazon “Also the ergonomics (nice grip, tilting screen) make this an ideal camera to use for video”. G Hooper also mentioned “Ergonomically, this camera is the best camera that I have ever used” in their review.

Two owners who reviewed it thought it was well designed. Dr. Paul Ell said in his review of the Sony DSC-RX10 on Amazon “With the bonus of build quality, thoughtful design, size and weight, Sony have produced a camera that's a compelling choice”.

One person who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was ugly. The Geezer mentioned in their Sony DSC-RX10 review on Amazon “However any movement by the camera or subject and the slow frame rate means your getting a blur, its ugly in my opinion”.

One owner who bought it mentioned that it was smooth. The Geezer said two years ago “Everything remains smooth even if you fast pan the camera or the the subject is fast moving” in their review of the Sony DSC-RX10.

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Robust

Nineteen owners who bought it reckoned that it was well made. Mr. B. R. Good rated it 6 stars and wrote “The Carl Zeiss 24 to 200mm 2.8 lens is a beautiful piece of optical engineering”. Mr. B. R. Good also said “A half press of the sturdy metal shutter button and processing instantly takes place, wait for the beep and a solid circle to appear” in their review. Waterproof Box said in their Sony DSC-RX10 review on Amazon “Good solid camera 24 - 200mm lens (35mm equivalent” and gave it a rating of 6 stars.

One customer who purchased this digital camera considered that it was sealed. Rjp Book Boy mentioned “It is weather sealed so should be fine in all”. One customer who bought this digital camera wrote that it was reliable. I. Hubball wrote in their review of this digital camera “Sadly, I have had to revert back to my trusty 10 year old Nikon SLR for sharp stock images”.

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Good Product Quality

Thirty-two people wrote in their reviews that the product was good quality. Mr. B. R. Good mentioned on Amazon “Outstanding quality, impressive build quality” in their Sony DSC-RX10 review. M. Potter gave it a rating of 8 stars and wrote on Amazon “This camera makes it easy to take good quality video and stills without thinking too hard about it” in their review of this digital camera. Four years ago M David gave it a rating of 9 stars and mentioned on Amazon “Excellent quality, resolution and field of view”.

Easy to Use

Fifteen owners who purchased this digital camera concluded that it was easy to use. Mr R T Brindley scored it 6 stars and he mentioned on Amazon two years ago “That's nit picking! In both still and video, this camera produces superb results with full manual control and, if you use it, as I do, in aperture priority”. Mr. B. R. Good said in their review of the Sony DSC-RX10 on Amazon in the same month “The tilting LCD viewfinder/monitor is a pleasure to use”. Three years ago Mykeyreviews mentioned “Useful for those who want to head what the microphone is picking up, so is extremely handy when recording video” in their review of this digital camera.

Seven people agreed that this digital camera was easy to use the menus. Mr. B. R. Good scored it 6 stars and said on Amazon two years ago “Pull out viewfinder that is large and crystal clear Easy to use menu system Endless features for the pro photographer CONS” in their review of this digital camera. Mykeyreviews wrote on Amazon “Greatly improved from the previous Sony cameras that had this feature, now you can now choose to have 11 different settings for quick accessibility” in their review of this digital camera and scored it 7 stars. Mr. B. R. Good also mentioned “There are also numerous settings via a separate digital settings screen located at the top of the camera” in their review.

Three customers who reviewed it considered that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Three years ago Chris Hoare wrote “The Sony RX10 takes that sensor and puts it in a easy to hold solid Magnesium; semi weatherproof DSLR alike zoom body” in his review of this digital camera.

One owner who reviewed it wrote that it was easy to handle. Earwicker wrote “I like the handling” in their review of this digital camera and gave the product a score of 6 stars.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Sony DSC-RX10 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera also support Wi-Fi.

We compared all the other digital cameras which support Wi-Fi to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 ($697.99) is also worth considering.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The DSC-RX10 supports Near Field Communication (NFC). Most of the other cameras that were launched more than two years ago also support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Video

Supports Video Recording

The Sony DSC-RX10 supports video recording, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that were released around the same time as this camera.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The DSC-RX10 supports Full HD video. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera also support Full HD video.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other cameras which support Full HD video currently available including the Canon EOS 60D ($799.99), or the Sony SLT-A77 ($999.99) which has better reviews.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The DSC-RX10 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most common video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). This Sony camera also supports a video resolutions 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 across all comparable spec cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera.

Across similar types of digital camera the worst supported video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many high megapixel cameras that were released around the same time as it.

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Power

Good Environmental Credentials

One customer who reviewed the Sony DSC-RX10 thought it did not have good ethical credentials. Silver Surfer wrote in their review of this digital camera in April last year “I find this a very dishonest and unethical way of operating by them” .

Good Battery Life

One person said that it was quick to charge. Surcouf wrote in their review of the Sony DSC-RX10 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 it a score of 8 stars.


Smart TV

Good Connectivity

One customer wrote in their reviews that it was good in terms of connectivity.


Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

Five customers considered that the Sony DSC-RX10 was quiet. Earwicker mentioned on Amazon “It's very quiet” in their Sony DSC-RX10 review and rated it 8 stars. Jimbojim2179 said “The other more annoying point is that although the zoom is quiet” in their review of this digital camera. Jimbojim2179 also wrote “It picks up a bit of interference, noticeable in quiet scenes and sound a little like when you get mobile phone interference” in their review.

Two owners wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was noisy. Earwicker wrote “At pixel level, you'll find the pictures are rather soft and noisy and somewhat distorted.” in their review of the Sony DSC-RX10. Jimbojim2179 wrote “So again not such an issue if your recording in a noisy environment such that you cant notice the background noises suddenly cut out during zooming” in their review of this digital camera.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Sony DSC-RX10 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Eight owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was compact. Silver Surfer said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “Sony DSCRX10 Advanced Digital Compact Bridge Camera with Large 1-inch Sensor”. Rjp Book Boy gave the product a score of 7 stars and wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “The camera has lots of features and customisable options not normally found on bridge or compact cameras”. Earwicker wrote on Amazon “A decent enough compact superzoom”.

Three people wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was a good body shape. Dolphin mentioned on Amazon in April last year “Main observations (in no particular order) • Build quality – good; robust and a well designed body • Comfortable grip • Built in flash”.

One person considered that the product was heavy and bulky. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “Heavier than stated on the webpage” in their review of this digital camera.

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Heavy

The Sony DSC-RX10 is fairly heavy (755 grams) compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released around the same time as this camera. The lightest camera of a similar spec and age to this digital camera is 90g and the heaviest is 1.5kg.

There are a number of alternative 755g cameras currently available which you might also want to look at including the Canon EOS 60D ($799.99) which has better reviews.

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Good Video Capture

Eighteen owners said in their reviews that the product was good for video recording. Surcouf mentioned “Fantastic video”. The Geezer mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon three years ago “Its video is great, better than a dlsr”. Two years ago Nolly wrote on Amazon “The ones I get from the SONY RX10 WOULD RECOMMEND THIS CAMERA TO ANYONE LOOKING FOR GREAT VIDEO OUTPUT” in their review of this digital camera.

Good Flash

Four owners who reviewed the product concluded that it had a good flash. Last year Surcouf wrote “You can point the camera at a pitch black room and it will produce a fairly good photo without flash”. Mykeyreviews mentioned on Amazon “It's a decent little flash that ♦ Shoot M”. Jsp mentioned on Amazon “Lets you get proper daylight fill in flash in almost any situation using the built in pop up flash” in their Sony DSC-RX10 review.

Good Exposure Control

Three people who purchased it considered that it had good exposure controls. Giromondo rated it 7 stars and mentioned 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” in their review of this digital camera.

Good Quality Pictures

Fourty customers who reviewed the Sony DSC-RX10 considered that it was able to produce good images. Amazon Customer wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “This camera is possibly the best bridge todate takes fantastic pics and vidioes are exceptional”. Mr. B. R. Good mentioned “The detail of photographs and video is outstanding”. Mr. B. R. Good also said “Really sharp and detailed images and video even on AUTO settings” in their review.

Eleven customers who purchased it considered that it had a good image sensor. M. Potter mentioned “Uk/support/en/product/DSC-RX10M2) Summary ======= The RX10 Mk2 is a ground-breaking bridge camera with a new sensor that integrates fast memory onto the sensor itself” and scored it 6 stars. Michael J. Davies wrote on Amazon three years ago “For this money (almost £900 UK) one can buy a DSLR with a good lens, that has a larger sensor” in his review of this digital camera. Surcouf wrote “Combined with it's Super 16mm sensor (1'') the results in terms of picture quality are frankly as good as a Canon 5D Mark III” .

Five owners who bought it mentioned that it was good in low light. Chris Hoare he mentioned “The Body —————— In the RX10 sensor combined with the lens makes a great combination for most all shooting scenarios - the weakest are Lowlight”. Jude Carabot said in his review of this digital camera “The camera performs well in low-light conditions”. Jimbojim2179 wrote on Amazon “Has much larger sensor so producing much better low light video”.

Two people who reviewed it agreed that it had a good picture resolution. Mr. B. R. Good mentioned “It pulls right out of the camera body and has 180 degree tilt, ideal for shooting in any position” in their review of the Sony DSC-RX10 and scored it 6 stars.

One person wrote in their reviews that it had a good ISO range. Kindle Customer said on Amazon “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 of the Sony DSC-RX10.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

Ten people concluded that the Sony DSC-RX10 had a good viewfinder. Three years ago Michael J. Davies wrote on Amazon “I am so impressed with the viewfinder which I am using exclusively with the screen switched off”. Michael J. Davies also wrote “A proper viewfinder” in his review. Rjp Book Boy scored it 8 stars and wrote on Amazon three years ago “The rear LCD and viewfinder are very bright, accurate” in their review of this digital camera.

Six owners wrote in their reviews that it had a good screen. Four years ago M David mentioned on Amazon “Articulating LCD screen is also excellent” in their review of the Sony DSC-RX10. Three years ago Rjp Book Boy mentioned on Amazon “The tilting rear screen is better than the fixed one on my Nikon D800” and scored it 8 stars. Rjp Book Boy also mentioned “The tilting screen is also very useful” in their review.

One owner who purchased it concluded that it had an electronic viewfinder. Kindle Customer mentioned “What a camera! Very high quality build, superb lens and sensor, great EVF and LCD screen” in their review of this digital camera.

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Good Quality Lens

Thirty-four owners who bought the Sony DSC-RX10 agreed that it had a good lens. Mr. B. R. Good said on Amazon “Amazing Carl Zeiss lens”. Michael J. Davies he said “Worst is the lens wobble that many of these cameras seem to exhibit, certainly the camera forums have many threads about it”. Mykeyreviews mentioned “Absorbs The Ultra Violet Rays", also great for protecting your lens” in their review of this digital camera and scored the product 5 stars.

Six people said in their reviews that it had a good autofocus. Mr. B. R. Good wrote “Even within auto (there are various modes such as intelligent or superior auto) photos have rich and vibrant detail, razor sharp focus and accurate colour without doing anything manually” in their review of the Sony DSC-RX10 and scored it 7 stars. The Geezer mentioned “The auto focus is improved over the mk1, very fast.”. Dolphin mentioned “The ability to manually adjust the focus after the camera has performed an initial autofocus is imperative and can make the difference between a great shot”.

Six owners said in their reviews that the product had a good zoom. G Hooper wrote in their review of the Sony DSC-RX10 on Amazon “It's 8x zoom will seem short compared top the 50x zoom on those sort of cameras”. Three years ago Chris Hoare said “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” in his review of the Sony DSC-RX10 and gave it a rating of 7 stars. Kindle Customer wrote in their Sony DSC-RX10 review on Amazon “Although they are very versatile ( often with a huge zoom range”.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it had a good image stabiliser. Three years ago Earwicker mentioned in their review of this digital camera “The image stabilisation works well” and gave the product a score of 7 stars.

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Features

Good Technical Features

Thirteen people who reviewed the product thought it had good features. M David wrote in their review of this digital camera “The RX-10 has many features an entry level DSLR doesn't have”. M. Potter wrote in their review of the Sony DSC-RX10 “Superb performance, packed with features” and gave it a score of 6 stars. M. Potter also mentioned “It has a bucket load of features as well as offering great quality photos” in their review.


Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was April 2017 when this Sony camera was released.

Product Identifiers

Barcodes 04905524962727, 04905524962734, 04905524962741

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