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Sony RX10 Digital Camera

20.2MP 8.3x CMOS Oct 2013
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
Performs In Any Situation Leave the DSLR at home. The compact RX10 delivers every time. It has a large 20.2MP 1.0 type back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor and class-leading Carl Zeiss... More
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45 Reasons For

Twenty Industry Awards

Expert review sites really like this camera and have given it twenty awards.

Trusted Reviews, Camera Labs, Pricerunner.se, Pocket Lint, Focus-numerique.fr, Vido.com.ua and Tek.no all endorse this bridge camera camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

Five additional expert review sites all decided that this Sony camera was terrific and gave it their highest award. This digital camera received an "Editor's Choice" award from PC Mag, Digitaltrends.com, Cnetfrance.fr, Reviewed.com and Fotomaniak.pl.

The reviewers at Ephotozine and PhotographyBlog.com both thought that this camera was great and gave it their "Highly Recommended" award.

The reviewer at one more expert review site thought that this bridge camera camera was marvellous and gave it one of their highest awards. DP Review gave this Sony digital camera a "Gold" award.

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Good Expert Reviews

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

Owner Reviews Are Excellent

Based on 293 owner reviews this digital camera has a fantastic average owner rating.

Nice Design

Six Sony RX10 owners who reviewed it thought it was good looking. Ca said in their review “The images I've taken are crystal clear, really beautiful and the camera is technically within my grasp to use”. Chris Hoare wrote “Size wise its pretty close match to the Canon’s tiny 100d SLR”. Earwicker mentioned “It focuses pretty rapidly under most conditions” in their Sony RX10 review.

Some customers who bought the product concluded that it was ergonomic. G Hooper wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon two years ago “Ergonomically, this camera is the best camera that I have ever used” and gave this digital camera a rating of 5 stars. G Hooper also said “Also the ergonomics (nice grip, tilting screen) make this an ideal camera to use for video”. Rjp the Book Boy wrote on Amazon “It's a pleasure to hold due to the excellent ergonomics”.

Several Sony RX10 owners who bought it reckoned that it was a good design. Dr. Paul Ell gave the product an excellent review and he mentioned on Amazon “With the bonus of build quality, thoughtful design, size and weight, Sony have produced a camera that's a compelling choice”. Dpreview.com said in their review on expert review site 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”.

One person who purchased the Sony RX10 concluded that it was well designed. Digitalversus.com wrote on expert website Digital Versus “It's well built, well designed and you get great picture”.

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Good Technical Features

Several Sony RX10 owners who reviewed it agreed that it had good features. Chang K. Park he wrote on Amazon three years ago “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 mentioned “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” in his Sony RX10 review.

Easy to Use

A few Sony RX10 owners said in their reviews that this digital camera was easy to use. Barnvelder rated it as excellent and mentioned in their review of the Sony RX10 on Amazon “The RX10, on the other hand, has a good control layout with many customisable options”. Barnvelder also said “The RX10 NFC connects to my HTC One very easily and allows basic control of shooting from the phone”. Barnvelder also said “Also easy to use NFC to upload photos to the phone”.

A few Sony RX10 reviewers concluded that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Chris Hoare said in his review of this digital camera three years ago “The Sony RX10 takes that sensor and puts it in a easy to hold solid Magnesium; semi weatherproof DSLR alike zoom body” . Ephotozine.com scored this digital camera 5 stars and said on expert review site Ephotozine four years ago “Ample rubber grip, making it feel comfortable to hold in hand” in their review of the Sony RX10.

A few people said in their reviews that this digital camera was easy to use the menus. Cakedestroyer gave the product a score of 5 stars and said in their Sony RX10 review 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”. 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.♦ Headphone port” in their Sony RX10 review and scored it 5 stars. Three years ago Rjp the Book Boy wrote in their review of this digital camera “There are plenty of settings to play with or you”.

Some people said in their reviews that the product was easy to handle. Earwicker said three years ago “I like the handling”. Four years ago expert review site Dxomark.com said in their review of the Sony RX10 “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”.

One Sony RX10 reviewer concluded that the product had a good experience. Earwicker mentioned on Amazon “Shooting the camera is mostly a pleasant experience.” in their review although they gave the product a score of 60 out of 100.

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Good Product Quality

Fourty Sony RX10 owners mentioned that it was good quality. Barnvelder wrote three years ago “It will not match a top end DSLR with the best quality optics.” in their Sony RX10 review and rated the product as excellent. 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”. Barnvelder also mentioned “Is irreplaceable - so have always used it with high quality UV filter”.

Good Support

Fourteen Sony RX10 reviewers who purchased it thought it had good technical guidance. Barnvelder mentioned on Amazon “So far the only real con is the lack of a suitable manual”. Barnvelder also mentioned “Sony really ought to have produced a proper printed manual for a camera of this price”. Chris Hoare wrote “Not have to change your camera’s settings if you are in manual mode” in his Sony RX10 review.

Good Size

Several Sony RX10 reviewers who reviewed the Sony RX10 considered that it was compact. Chang K. Park mentioned “This is a monster of a compact”. Chris Hoare gave the Sony RX10 a rating of 4 stars and he wrote on Amazon three years ago “Sony are on a role with their 20 Megapixel 1” sensor and Bionz processor compact cameras”. Chris Hoare also said “Consistently better than smaller censored compact cameras”.

Some customers mentioned that it was a good body shape. Expert Reviews wrote “Solid, weathersealed body” in their review. Luminous-Landscape.com wrote “It's a 20 Megapixel 1" Exmore-R sensor equipped body with a permanent 8” in their review of the Sony RX10. Expert review site Pcworld.com_techhive.com mentioned “Semi-pro spec into solid body” in their review and gave the Sony RX10 a rating of 80 out of 100.

A number of Sony RX10 reviewers considered that this digital camera was a good weight. Three years ago Chang K. Park wrote on Amazon “The weight of all the top notch Zeiss glass up front is immediately noticeable” in his Sony RX10 review and rated the product 5 stars.

Several customers said in their reviews that the Sony RX10 was a good depth. One Sony RX10 owner who purchased it concluded that it was a good width. Expert website Macworld.co.uk mentioned “Share this article Find the best price #reevoo-top-three-offers{ width”.

One Sony RX10 owner considered that the product was good physically.

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Good Quality Pictures

A number of Sony RX10 owners thought the product was able to produce good images. Three years ago Ca wrote “It's easy to use and takes fabulous images” in their review. Cakedestroyer wrote in their review “So I wanted a bridge camera to take good quality holiday pictures”. Chris Hoare wrote “Consistent in their exceptional image quality”.

Some people who purchased the Sony RX10 thought it had a good image sensor. Chang K. Park wrote in his review three years ago “The 1" sensor combined with the brilliant lens will outperform most APS-C” and gave the product a score of 5 stars. Chang K. Park also said “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 scored it very highly and he said in his review of the Sony RX10 “What's vital with this camera though is the combination of an excellent large CMOS sensor with 20MP with the Carl Zeiss lens”.

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

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

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good ISO range. Three years ago Barnvelder gave this digital camera an excellent rating and said in their review “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”.

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Good Quality Lens

Fourty-nine customers said in their reviews that this digital camera had a good lens. Barnvelder scored it 5 stars and 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 said “It has SUCH a good lens”. Chris Hoare wrote “Only the RX10 has a large attached lens sticking out of the front” in his review of this digital camera.

A number of Sony RX10 owners thought it had a good zoom. Barnvelder said on Amazon “Although they are very versatile ( often with a huge zoom range” in their Sony RX10 review. Three years ago Chris Hoare gave it a score of 4 stars and he said in his review of this digital camera 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”. Two years ago G Hooper mentioned in their review of the Sony RX10 “It's 8x zoom will seem short compared top the 50x zoom on those sort of cameras” and scored it 5 stars.

Four Sony RX10 reviewers who reviewed it thought it had a good autofocus. Waterproof Box wrote in their review of the Sony RX10 on Amazon “Manual focus is good”. Two years ago Expert Reviews wrote in their review “Focus peaking, zebra patterns built-in ND filter”. Expert Reviews also said “Speedy focus”.

One Sony RX10 reviewer who purchased the Sony RX10 mentioned that it had a good image stabiliser. Earwicker said in their review of the Sony RX10 on Amazon “The image stabilisation works well”.

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Good Video Capture

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

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Twelve customers who reviewed this digital camera thought it had a good viewfinder. Chang K. Park wrote on Amazon three years ago “Both the electronic viewfinder and monitor are excellent” in his review. G Hooper said on Amazon “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 mentioned in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “A proper viewfinder” and scored it 4 stars.

Five Sony RX10 owners who reviewed the product considered that it had a good screen. M David said in their review “Articulating LCD screen is also excellent”. Rjp the Book Boy wrote on Amazon “The tilting rear screen is better than the fixed one on my Nikon D800”. Rjp the Book Boy also mentioned “The tilting screen is also very useful”.

Several people who reviewed the product agreed that it had an electronic viewfinder.

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Robust

A number of people who purchased the Sony RX10 agreed that it was well made. Barnvelder said on Amazon “What a camera! Very high quality build, superb lens”. Chang K. Park wrote on Amazon three years ago “The built in mic records decent sound at close range with a very effective digital filter” and rated the Sony RX10 5 stars. Chang K. Park also mentioned “Lets you get proper daylight fill in flash in almost any situation using the built in pop up flash”.

Some people who reviewed the Sony RX10 thought it was strong and durable. Three years ago expert website Cnet.com.au mentioned “It's sturdy”. Two years ago Expert Reviews mentioned in their review “Comfortable and tough weather-sealed body”.

One Sony RX10 reviewer considered that it was reliable. I. Hubball said “Sadly, I have had to revert back to my trusty 10 year old Nikon SLR for sharp stock images” in their review of the Sony RX10. One Sony RX10 reviewer who purchased it reckoned that it was sealed. Rjp the Book Boy said in their review of the Sony RX10 “It is weather sealed so should be fine in all”.

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Acceptable Noise Level

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

One Sony RX10 reviewer who reviewed this digital camera thought it was noisy. Jimbojim2179 gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and said in their review of the Sony RX10 on Amazon “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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Best Seller

The RX10 is a popular choice of camera according to sales data from Amazon.

Good Connectivity

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

Good Flash

A few Sony RX10 reviewers who bought the product said that it had a good flash. Mykeyreviews rated it as very good and said 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 January last year Surcouf said “It will produce a fairly good photo without flash” in their review of this digital camera and rated the product as very good.

Good Exposure Control

Some people who reviewed it agreed that it had good exposure controls. Giromondo mentioned in their Sony RX10 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”.

Sony Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

Sony has good average reviews for its bridge camera digital cameras as well as across its entire digital camera range compared to other brands.

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Good Battery Life

One person said in their reviews that the Sony RX10 was quick to charge. Surcouf scored the product very highly and mentioned in their review on Amazon “The single down-side for me is that the battery doesn't last long and takes ages to charge in-camera”.

Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Sony RX10 supports Full HD video, which is unusual. Most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago do not support Full HD video.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras which support Full HD video and we think cheaper digital cameras such as the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330[plb_2981228_price] is also worth considering.

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Supports Wi-Fi

Unlike most of the other cameras that were launched more than two years ago which do not support wi-Fi, the Sony RX10 supports wi-Fi.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other cameras which support wi-Fi currently available including cheaper digital cameras such as the Lumix DMC-FZ1000[pl_2413606_price], or the Lumix DMC-FZ330[pl_2981228_price] both from Panasonic.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Sony RX10 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the RX10.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available including the Lumix DMC-FZ1000[pl_2413606_price], or the Lumix DMC-FZ330[pl_2981228_price] both from Panasonic or the Canon G1 X[plb_1397751_price] which is cheaper.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Sony RX10 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the RX10 also have an image stabilizer.

There are a number of other cameras with an image stabilizer currently available that you might also want to look at including cheaper digital cameras such as the Lumix DMC-FZ1000[pl_2413606_price], or the Lumix DMC-FZ330[pl_2981228_price] both from Panasonic or the Canon G1 X[plb_1397751_price].

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Very High Megapixel

The average megapixel of cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the RX10 is 16MP. With a megapixel of 20.2 megapixels, the Sony RX10 has a fairly high megapixel compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the RX10.

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Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds

The number of supported image formats on the Sony RX10 is more than most comparable spec cameras that came out around the same time as it. This camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by cameras of a similar type and age to the RX10. The image formats supported "RAW" is also supported by this Sony digital camera.

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Two Memory Slotss

Most of the other digital cameras of this age and type only have one memory slots, however the Sony RX10 has two memory slotss.

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector Type

The number of HDMI connector types found on the Sony RX10 is more than most cameras of this spec and age. The most frequently found HDMI connector type is Mini, but this HDMI connector type is not found on this camera. The HDMI connector types Micro are also found on this digital camera.

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Electrical Viewfinder Type

This digital camera has an Electrical viewfinder type, which is typical of many cameras that have been available for more than two years. 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 Motion JPEG Frame Rate

With a motion JPEG frame rate of 60 frames per second, the Sony RX10 has one of the highest motion JPEG frame rates amongst comparable spec cameras of this age. The motion JPEG frame rates of comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years range from 24fps to 240fps, and the average motion JPEG frame rate is 39fps.

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Very High Display Resolution (numeric)

The average display resolution (numeric) of digital cameras that have been around for more than two years is 500,000 pixels. When compared to other bridge camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the RX10, the Sony RX10's display resolution (numeric) of 1,440,000 pixel is one of the highest.

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Has Eight White Balances

The Sony RX10 has a greater number of white balance modes than most cameras of a comparable type and age to it. This Sony digital camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on cameras of a similar age and type to the RX10. The white balances "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent" and "Shade" are also found on this digital camera.

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Quite Long Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

At 30 seconds, the Sony RX10 has a fairly long slowest camera shutter speed compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the RX10. The shortest slowest camera shutter speed of digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 2s and the longest is 120s.

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420 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

Most similar spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the RX10 take between 180 and 869 battery life (CIPA standard)s, including the Sony RX10 which takes 420 battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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Supports Twenty-Three ISO Sensitivitys

The Sony RX10 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most cameras of this type and age. This Sony digital camera supports a 160 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by cameras of a comparable type and age to the RX10. The ISO sensitivitys "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 camera.

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Fairly High ISO Sensitivity (max)

Bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the RX10 have ISO sensitivity (max)s of between 1,600 and 26,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 7,700. The Sony RX10 has a fairly high ISO sensitivity (max) (12,800) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the RX10.

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5472 X 3648 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Sony RX10 has a 5472 x 3648 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. Most bridge camera digital cameras that are a similar age to it have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution. Cameras of this age and spec maximum image resolutions range from 4000 x 3000 pixels to 5184 x 3888 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The highest video resolution supported by the Sony RX10 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by bridge camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the RX10. 640 x 480 pixels 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 cameras of this spec and age.

Across similar types of digital camera the worst supported video resolution is 320 x 120 pixels.

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Supports Two Camera File Systems

The Sony RX10 has a greater number of camera file systems than most bridge camera digital cameras that have been around 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 camera. The camera file systems DPOF and DCF are also supported by this Sony camera.

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

The Sony RX10 has a ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction which is wider than most cameras of this age and type. Most cameras of this age and type have a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction.

A ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction is actually the best light exposure correction across all bridge camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the RX10.

A ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction is the worst light exposure correction amongst comparable types of 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 the most commonly found maximum video resolution on cameras of this spec and age.

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TFT Display

The Sony RX10 has a TFT display which is better than most digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. Most bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it 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.

This camera's display (TFT) is actually the best display across all bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

An LCD display is the worst display across comparable types of camera.

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Supports One Power Source Type

The Sony RX10 has a greater number of power sources than most bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. This Sony digital camera supports a Battery power source type, which is the most frequently supported power source type supported by cameras of this age and type.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto/Manual focus adjustment, which is typical of many similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it.

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14 Reasons Against

Bad Environmental Credentials

One customer wrote in their reviews that the product did not have good ethical credentials. In January last year Silver Surfer scored it 20 out of 100 and mentioned “I find this a very dishonest and unethical way of operating by them”.

Does Not Support Video Capability

The Sony RX10 does not support video capability, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the RX10 also do not support video capability.

Other digital cameras which also support video capability that you might also want to look at include the Canon G1 X[plb_1397751_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330[plb_2981228_price].

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Not 3D

Most cameras of this type and age are not 3D. The Sony RX10 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

If you want a digital camera that is 3D then you might want to look at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330[plb_2981228_price].

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Sony RX10 does not have a GPS (satellite), although it is worth noting that most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the RX10, the Sony RX10 is not waterproof.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

Across all the cameras that have been on the market for more than two years the digital zooms range from 2x to 210x, and the average digital zoom is 13x. The Sony RX10 has a fairly small digital zoom (only 2 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the RX10.

Digital cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might also be worth looking at include the Lumix DMC-FZ1000[pl_2413606_price] (4x), or the Lumix DMC-FZ330[pl_2981228_price] (4x) both from Panasonic which is also cheaper.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

Bridge camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago have optical zooms of between 1.3x and 65x, and the average optical zoom is 32x. The Sony RX10 has one of the smaller optical zooms (only 8.3 times zoom factor) amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age.

If you would prefer a digital camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might want to look at the Lumix DMC-FZ1000[pl_2413606_price] (16x and cheaper), or the Lumix DMC-FZ330[pl_2981228_price] (24x and cheaper) both from Panasonic.

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Very Small Second Display Diagonal

With a second display diagonal of only 0.39 inches, the Sony RX10 has one of the smaller second display diagonals amongst digital cameras of this age. The second display diagonals of cameras that have been on the market for more than two years range from 0.39" to 2.7", and the average second display diagonal is 1.7".

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Only 640 X 480 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Sony RX10 has a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 2736 x 1824 still image resolution(s) found on most digital cameras of this age and spec. In addition, this Sony camera have still image resolution(s)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 best still image resolution of all cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the RX10 is 6016 x 4016 and the worst is 384 x 480.

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Only Features Five Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the Sony RX10 is more than most bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This Sony digital camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on bridge camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the RX10. The flash modess "Fill-in", "Flash off", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Sony camera.

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Only Has Four Light Exposure Modess

The number of light exposure modes found on the Sony RX10 is more than most cameras of this age and type. This digital camera has a Shutter priority AE light exposure modes, which is the most commonly found light exposure modes found on cameras of this spec and age. The light exposure modess "Aperture priority AE", "Auto" and "Manual" are also found on this camera.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Across all the bridge camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s range from 100mm to 1,600mm. The Sony RX10 has one of the shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s (only 200 millimeters) amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Very Heavy

The Sony RX10 is quite heavy (755 grams) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the RX10. The average weight of digital cameras of this spec and age is 510g.

If you would consider a digital camera with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Sony DSC-HX300[plb_1543709_price] (623g) which is also cheaper.

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Fairly Big ISO Sensitivity (min)

When compared to other digital cameras of this age and spec, the ISO sensitivity (min) of the Sony RX10 of 125 is one of the biggest. Cameras of this spec and age have ISO sensitivity (min)s of between 64 and 400, and the average ISO sensitivity (min) is 93.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Sony RX10

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Sony digital camera was released over three years ago.

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Sony RX10 has a relatively standard display diagonal compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the RX10.

We compared all the other 3" screen digital cameras to this digital camera and we think cheaper cameras such as the Sony DSC-HX300[plb_1543709_price] is also worth considering.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

SD compatible memory cards

This camera supports an MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory cards on bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras that support an MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available including the DSC-HX300[pl_1543709_price], or the DSC-HX300[pl_1543709_price] both from Sony which is cheaper.

If the memory card type of this Sony camera is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the Canon G1 X[plb_1397751_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000[plb_2413606_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC) which is also cheaper.

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MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on cameras of this age and spec.

Alternative digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available that you might want to consider include the Canon G1 X[plb_1397751_price], or the Sony DSC-HX300[plb_1543709_price] which is cheaper.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Filter Size
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
External Flash Connector
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Second Display Diagonal
Display Resolution (numeric)
Second Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI
Microphone in
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
Headphone Outputs
Camera
GPS (satellite)
White Balance
Histogram
Camera File System
Multi Burst Mode
Camera Playback
Start-Up Time
Scene Modes
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Battery Type
Battery Life (max)
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Networking
Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Other Features
Built-In Flash

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, dscrx10c, dscrx10ce, dscrx10ceh, sony rx10m2, sony rx10m2c, sony dscrx10, sony rx10m2ce, sony dscrx10c, sony dscrx10m2, sony rx10m2ceh, sony dscrx10ce, canon dscrx10m2, sony dscrx10ceh, sony dscrx10m2b, sony dscrx10m2c, sony dscrx10m2ce, canon dscrx10m2c, sony dscrx10m2ceh, canon dscrx10m2ce, canon dscrx10m2ceh
Barcodes 04548736018983, 04548736037748, 04905524962727, 04905524962734, 04905524962741

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