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Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10

£679.00
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10
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Bridge 20.2MP 8.3x Yes Oct 2013
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Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 Review

With excellent reviews and features, we have ranked the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 number 278 across all digital cameras.
95
Reviews
303 Reviews + 19 Awards
60
Value for Money
Good
87
Features
Fully-Featured
62
Age
4 Years Old
78
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 78?

It has great expert reviews and excellent user reviews with 95% of buyers recommending this camera to others. This digital camera has received 19 awards including a "Recommended" award from Focus-Numerique.fr plus five other sites and an "Editor's Choice" award from Cnetfrance.fr plus three other sites. Praktica cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However this Sony digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2018.
Customers report good video capture, product quality and picture quality. However they also report unacceptable noise level.
The Cybershot DSC-RX10 has some great features:
5472 x 3648 pixels image resolution
Higher than average megapixels
Smaller than average optical zoom
Has an image stabilizer
20.2MP (effective) 1.0-type exmor RS CMOS sensor
World's first 1.0-type stacked CMOS image sensor with DRAM chip enables up to 40x super slow motion and up to 1/32000 super-high-speed shutter beyond human perception. the extended circuit features higher signal processing capacity and more than five times faster2 high-speed readout than conventional mod
BIONZ X for superior detail and texture
Tal cameras convert light captured by their sensor into digital images. since the engine that powers conversion is as important as your lens and sensor, the rx10 II features the high-speed BIONZ X processor for more natural details, more realistic images, richer tonal gradations, and lower noise while shooting photos and mov
Super-high-speed shutter of 1/32000 sec
next-generation 1/32000 super-high-speed anti-distortion shutter works to minimise image distortion caused by the rolling shutter phenomenon. the extraordinarily fast shutter speed also allows you to produce photos with background defocusing using a large aperture setting even under extremely bright conditions at a maximum of E
Bright XGA OLED tru-finder for inspired shooting
-contrast electronic viewfinder (evf) delivers high resolution equivalent to 2359k dots. stunning resolution and self-illumination allow display of subtlest details for precise composit
Pro-style operability and features
T on pro-style control with a manual ring for manual operations and multi interface (mi) shoe for future expandability with various accessories for advanced photographers. solid magnesium-alloy chassis with dust/moisture resistant design of all operating parts including dials and buttons is ideal for tough outdoor
Supported in capture one express (for sony)
Ure one express (for sony) is one of the world's best RAW converters, rendering precise colors and incredible detail. it contains flexible digital asset management, all the essential adjustment tools and fast, responsive performance in one customizable and integrated solut

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is very good for everyday photography, ranking number 302 in everyday photography cameras. It is also very good for landscape photography, ranking number 320 in landscape photography cameras as well being very good for wildlife photography, ranking number 314 in wildlife photography cameras.
78
Landscape Photography
Very Good
78
Everyday Photography
Very Good
75
Sports Photography
Very Good
76
Wildlife Photography
Very Good

Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. There was a cheaper price of £423.30 at MobiCity UK 70 days ago. We predict that the price will go down again.
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Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

19 Industry Awards

Amongst cameras, this camera is one of the most awarded by camera experts.

This Sony camera received a "Recommended" award from websites Focus-Numerique.fr, Camera Labs, Tek.no, Pocket Lint, Vido.com.ua and Trusted Reviews all of whom concluded that this camera was very good.

The writers at four additional expert review sites all said that this Sony digital camera was outstanding and gave it their highest award. This was from Cnetfrance.fr, Digitaltrends.com, PC Mag and Reviewed.com who gave it an "Editor's Choice".

The editors of review websites Ephotozine and PhotographyBlog.com both strongly endorse this camera and have given it their "Highly Recommended" award.

The author at one more expert review site decided that this Sony camera was outstanding and gave it one of their highest awards. This was from DP Review who gave it an "Gold".

The editors of three additional expert review sites all decided that this camera was very good. This digital camera received a "5 Star" award from both Fotomaniak.pl and 01net.com and it received an "Ultimate" award from Expert Reviews.

Good Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this camera is 88 out of 100 based on 40 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera, DP Review and Trusted Reviews. Digital camera experts think this Sony camera is one of the very best digital cameras.

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Excellent Owner Reviews

This camera has a fantastic average owner rating based on 263 owner reviews. Over 75% of reviewers gave this camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 95% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Customers Report Unacceptable Noise Level

Three customers who reviewed the product thought it was noisy.

  • The relatively large image sensor, together with the noise reduction, creates smooth surfaces…
    Rb1212 (Argos.co.uk) - September 2015
  • In good light the results are nothing short of amazing and in low light the low level of noise continues to amaze me…
  • Has an annoyingly noisy shutter, somewhat clumsy ergonomics…
  • Focusing is fast and the shutter is noticeably quieter which is a plus in in areas or situations requiring silence…

Customers Report Good Video Capture

25 owners reckoned that it was good for video recording.

Users Report Good Product Quality

36 people who reviewed the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 agreed that it was good quality.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

59 people who bought it thought it was able to produce good images, nine people reckoned that the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 had a good image sensor and nine owners who bought it reckoned that it was good in low light. three customers who reviewed it agreed that it had a good picture resolution.

Customers Report That it is Easy to Use

25 owners concluded that the product was easy to use, eight customers wrote that it was easy to use the menus and three customers who bought this digital camera agreed that it was comfortable and easy to hold.

Users Report That it is Robust

18 owners said in their reviews that this digital camera was well made and three owners who reviewed it thought it was strong and durable.

Very Good Brand

Based on 22,092 user and expert reviews (including 7,416 verified purchases), Sony has very good ratings for its digital cameras. 92% of those that bought a Sony camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report Excellent Technical Features

Nine customers who reviewed it concluded that it had good features.

  • Also has a good array of features…
  • Very good intermediate camera for when you want to travel light great features great colours nice weight great all rounder for people on the move…
  • It has loads of features & settings, producing sharp quality images & video…
    Tazzo (Argos.co.uk) - September 2015
  • It has just enough manual features to make it an enthusiasts camera.
  • It has a great range of user features giving very good results with its quality lens, video results are superb…
  • This camera has tons of features…
  • This camera offers a great combination of features which lets one lens do it all…
    KeithA (Walmart.com) - September 2014
  • This camera has great ergonomics and now the a newer model has been released it has a great price too! The newer model has some extra features that may or may not be worth the price premium…
    Ambyorix (Bestbuy.com) - September 2015
  • This quality alone honestly justifies it's price, never mind its ridiculous feature set and capability…

Users Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Six people wrote in their reviews that the product had a good viewfinder.

Customers Report a Good Flash

Two customers who reviewed this digital camera mentioned that it had a good flash.

Users Report Nice Design

Six customers who reviewed it agreed that it was good looking, two people wrote in their reviews that it was well designed and two people said in their reviews that the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 was smooth. two people who reviewed this digital camera thought it was ergonomic.

Users Report Great Battery Life

Three people who bought it reckoned that it had a good battery life.

Users Report Good Lens Quality

22 people who purchased the product agreed that it had a good lens, 11 people concluded that the product had a good zoom and five people said in their reviews that the product had a good autofocus.

Customers Report That it is a Good Size

Nine customers reckoned that the product was compact, three owners who reviewed the product agreed that it was a good body shape and three customers wrote that it was easy to carry around.

Users Report That it is Fairly Priced

Five people who purchased the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 considered that it was good value for money.

Value For Money

Poor Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and very good features but is over 6 months old, and at £679.00 it is more expensive than 77% of cameras.

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 and the United Kingdom price of £679.00 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $757.79 (£1,056.81).

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

Sony released the Cybershot DSC-RX10 in October 2013.

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Features

5472 X 3648 Pixels Image Resolution

The Cybershot DSC-RX10 has a maximum image resolution of 5472 x 3648 pixels. That's 25% higher resolution than the most common resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. The resolution of all cameras ranges from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 8256 x 6192 pixels (best).

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Higher Than Average Megapixels

The megapixels of the Cybershot DSC-RX10 of 20.2MP is higher than 83% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. The average megapixels of all cameras is 16MP, with the lowest being 0.3MP and the highest being 80MP.

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Smaller Than Average Optical Zoom

The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10's optical zoom of only 8.3x is smaller than average when compared to most other cameras. It is smaller than 77% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found resolution on cameras.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 has an image stabilizer. 78% of cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Higher Than Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The Cybershot DSC-RX10's maximum ISO sensitivity of 12,800 is higher than average when compared to most other cameras. It is higher than 71% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. Across all the cameras the ISO sensitivities (max) range from 200 to 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 14,000.

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Heavier Than Average

The weights of digital cameras range from 50g to 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g. The Cybershot DSC-RX10's weight of 755g is heavier than average when compared to most other cameras. It is heavier than 95% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Cybershot DSC-RX10 has a built-in flash, as do 68% of cameras.

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Has a Second Display

The Cybershot DSC-RX10 has a second display, unlike 99% of cameras which do not have a second display.

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Longer Than Average Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10's maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 200mm is in the longest 21% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Cybershot DSC-RX10 has a vari-angle LCD display, unlike 83% of cameras which do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The Cybershot DSC-RX10 features multi burst mode, which is unusual. 87% of digital cameras do not feature multi burst mode.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 does not have a GPS (satellite), although it is worth keeping in mind that 89% of digital cameras also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Slower Than Average Start-Up Time

The average start-up time of all cameras is 590ms, with the fastest being 0.1ms and the slowest being 2,000ms. The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10's start-up time of 1,400ms is slower than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the slowest 23% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Microphone in

The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 has a microphone in, which is unusual. 88% of digital cameras do not have a microphone in.

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Has a Carrying Case

The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 has a carrying case, which is unusual. 88% of cameras do not have a carrying case.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Cybershot DSC-RX10 supports Full HD video, which is unusual. 76% of cameras do not support Full HD video.

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420 Battery Life

The Cybershot DSC-RX10 is a camera that takes 420 shots battery life.

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Higher Than Average Display Resolution

The Cybershot DSC-RX10's display resolution of 1,440,000 pixels is higher than 98% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. Across all the digital cameras the display resolutions range from 23,000 pixels to 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 620,000 pixels.

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Smaller Than Average Digital Zoom

The Cybershot DSC-RX10's digital zoom of only 2x is in the smallest 4% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. Cameras have digital zooms of between 1x and 810x, and the average digital zoom is 12x.

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Has an External Flash Connector

The Cybershot DSC-RX10 has an external flash connector, unlike 86% of cameras which do not have an external flash connector.

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Very Big Image Sensor Size

The average image sensor size of all cameras is 0.47", with the smallest being 0.25" and the biggest being 1.5". The Cybershot DSC-RX10's image sensor size of 1" is very big compared to most other cameras. It is in the biggest 4% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080|1440 x 1080|640 x 480 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 supports Near Field Communication (NFC). 87% of cameras do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Has a Headphone Output

The Cybershot DSC-RX10 has a headphone output. 93% of digital cameras do not have a headphone output.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Cybershot DSC-RX10 supports Wi-Fi, which is unusual. 69% of cameras do not support Wi-Fi.

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Cybershot DSC-RX10 of 3" is fairly average compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 85% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

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