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Sony DSC-RX10

£675.00
Sony DSC-RX10
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A classic and fully featured bridge camera, but representing only average value for money
Bridge 20.2MP 8.3x Yes Oct 2013
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Sony DSC-RX10 Camera Black 20.2 MP 8.3 x Zoom 3.0 LCD FHD 24mm Wide Lens Wi-Fi - Black
£679.00
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SONY DSC-RX10 High Performance Compact Camera - Black, Black
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Sony DSC-RX10 Review

With excellent reviews and features, we have ranked the Sony DSC-RX10 number 80 in best selling cameras and number 273 across all digital cameras.
95
Reviews
44 Reviews
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 marvellous user reviews with an average user rating of 92%, based on 44 reviews. Praktica cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2018.
Customers report product quality, it is robust and it is a good size. However they also report that it is expensive.
This Sony digital camera has some great features:
Higher than average megapixels
5472 x 3648 pixels image resolution
Smaller than average optical zoom
Has an image stabilizer
1.0-type 20.2mp exmor R CMOS image sensor
Carl zeiss vario-sonnar lens
BIONZ X processor
XGA OLED tru-finder
Full HD 1080/60p video
Built-in NFC and wi-fi
Advanced aspherical lens (aa lens) technology
Direct drive SSM

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared the DSC-RX10 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 322 in landscape photography cameras as well being very good for wildlife photography, ranking number 313 in wildlife photography cameras.
75
Portrait Photography
Very Good
78
Landscape Photography
Very Good
78
Everyday Photography
Very Good
75
Sports Photography
Very Good
76
Wildlife Photography
Very Good

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Sony DSC-RX10 Video Reviews

How Big is the Sony DSC-RX10?

The Sony DSC-RX10 is 129mm wide and 88.1mm tall. It is 102.2mm deep and weighs 755g.

Sony DSC-RX10 front dimensions
Sony DSC-RX10 size in context

Sony DSC-RX10 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Excellent User Reviews

DSC-RX10 owners on average rated this digital camera as outstanding. Over 75% of reviewers gave this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

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Users Report That it is Expensive

Four customers considered that it was expensive and three customers said in their reviews that the Sony DSC-RX10 was not good value for money.

Customers Report Superior Product Quality

16 customers who bought it concluded that it was good quality.

  • Consistent in their exceptional image quality…
  • If you need critical image quality, then give it a miss…
  • The image quality is good for this type of camera…
  • However, those cameras are sacrificing image quality to get longer zoom range…
  • The combination of extra direct controls, good grip, good quality viewfinder and top panel display make this camera a joy to use…
  • Again, more light means better picture quality - especially indoors where it tends to be darker…
  • This larger sensor means better light capturing ability which results in better image quality - especially in low light…
  • Both cameras have had to go back because of poor stills quality…
  • The picture quality is OK.
  • Fantastic to get this quality without the dust issues of interchangeable lenses…

Customers Report That it is Robust

10 owners who purchased it thought it was well made.

Sony Has Very Good Reviews for Its Cameras

We checked 22,092 user and expert reviews (including 7,416 verified purchases) for Sony cameras and found that on average Sony has very good reviews compared to other manufacturers. 92% of those that bought a Sony camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report That it is a Good Size

Four people who purchased the Sony DSC-RX10 thought it was compact.

Users Report Acceptable Noise Level

Four people who purchased the product concluded that it was quiet.

Users Report Good Technical Features

Five owners thought it had good features.

  • Superb performance, packed with features…
    M. Potter (Amazon) - September 2015
  • The camera has lots of features and customisable options not normally found on bridge or compact cameras…
  • This is a fabulous bridge camera packed full of features that satiate the needs of an experienced photographer…
    Dolphin (Amazon) - November 2016
  • Pull out viewfinder that is large and crystal clear Easy to use menu system Endless features for the pro photographer CONS…
  • Outstanding quality, impressive build quality and endless features…

Users Report Good Picture Quality

19 owners who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was able to produce good images and two owners who purchased it reckoned that it had a good picture resolution.

  • Consistent in their exceptional image quality…
  • The image stabilisation works well…
  • If you need critical image quality, then give it a miss…
  • It produces nice photos provided you don't look too closely…
  • The image quality is good for this type of camera…
  • However, those cameras are sacrificing image quality to get longer zoom range…
  • Again, more light means better picture quality - especially indoors where it tends to be darker…
  • This larger sensor means better light capturing ability which results in better image quality - especially in low light…
  • It's easy to use and takes fabulous images…
    CA (Amazon) - April 2014
  • Has much larger sensor so producing much better low light video…

Customers Report Good Video Capture

Seven people who purchased the Sony DSC-RX10 wrote that it was good for video recording.

Customers Report a Good Flash

Three owners who reviewed it concluded that it had a good flash.

  • Lets you get proper daylight fill in flash in almost any situation using the built in pop up flash…
    JSP (Amazon) - October 2014
  • It's a decent little flash that ♦ Shoot M…
  • Great to know for those situations when a flash is not allowed such as a concert…
  • You can point the camera at a pitch black room and it will produce a fairly good photo without flash…
    Surcouf (Amazon) - April 2016

Users Report That it is Easy to Use

Four people considered that the product was easy to use and three people who reviewed it considered that it was easy to use the menus.

  • As you grow you can try partial control Aperture and speed priority modes; or switch to full manual when you are happier with how it all works…
  • Also the ergonomics (nice grip, tilting screen) make this an ideal camera to use for video…
  • The combination of extra direct controls, good grip, good quality viewfinder and top panel display make this camera a joy to use…
  • It's easy to use and takes fabulous images…
    CA (Amazon) - April 2014
  • Useful for those who want to head what the microphone is picking up, so is extremely handy when recording video…
  • And no it isn't as efficient to use when recording as a dedicated camcorder, lack of articulated screen for instance…
  • There are also numerous settings via a separate digital settings screen located at the top of the camera…
  • Pull out viewfinder that is large and crystal clear Easy to use menu system Endless features for the pro photographer CONS…
  • 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…
  • The menu system is logical and easy to navigate and there are plenty of settings to play with or you…

Users Report Excellent Design

Two customers mentioned in their reviews that the Sony DSC-RX10 was good looking and two owners who reviewed it considered that it was ergonomic.

  • It focuses pretty rapidly under most conditions…
  • Pretty poor towards the edges, especially at the wide end;…
  • Also the ergonomics (nice grip, tilting screen) make this an ideal camera to use for video…
  • Everything remains smooth even if you fast pan the camera or the the subject is fast moving…
    The Geezer (Amazon) - August 2015
  • However any movement by the camera or subject and the slow frame rate means your getting a blur, its ugly in my opinion…
    The Geezer (Amazon) - August 2015
  • 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…
  • Beautiful materials and beautifully designed including dust…
    M David (Amazon) - December 2013

Customers Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Four owners who purchased it wrote that it had a good viewfinder and two owners mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good screen.

  • Also the ergonomics (nice grip, tilting screen) make this an ideal camera to use for video…
  • The combination of extra direct controls, good grip, good quality viewfinder and top panel display make this camera a joy to use…
  • And no it isn't as efficient to use when recording as a dedicated camcorder, lack of articulated screen for instance…
  • Correct focus is important so another adjustment you should consider is the viewfinder to compensate for eyesight…
    Dolphin (Amazon) - November 2016
  • The only downside so far is that the screen when pulled out to do low level shots is partially obscured by the viewfinder…
  • A proper viewfinder…
  • The tilting screen is also very useful…
  • In fact it is hard to tell that you are using a digital viewfinder and not an optical one as it is very good…

Users Report Good Lens Quality

13 people agreed that the product had a good lens, three people who purchased it considered that it had a good autofocus and two people reckoned that this digital camera had a good zoom.

  • To get a camcorder with the same video quality you would need to spend over £1000 and the lens won't be as good…
    JSP (Amazon) - October 2014
  • The image stabilisation works well…
  • Absorbs The Ultra Violet Rays", also great for protecting your lens…
  • It has SUCH a good lens…
    CA (Amazon) - April 2014
  • It does an automatic zoom in to "make it easier to see the critical focus point" and that sometimes actually makes it more difficult unless the desired focus point was right in the middle of the screen…
  • A take anywhere anytime fast lens.
  • A nice point and shoot with a fast lens…
  • The other more annoying point is that although the zoom is quiet…
  • Its made for a 1 inch sensor, you cant compare it to what you would pay for a full frame lens…
  • Although they are very versatile ( often with a huge zoom range…

Value For Money

Poor Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and very good features but is over 6 months old, and at £675.00 it is more expensive than 76% of cameras.

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We found a cheaper price for the Sony DSC-RX10 of $437.97 (£607.42) in the United States. That's a saving of £67.58.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

Sony released the DSC-RX10 in October 2013.

Features

Higher Than Average Megapixels

Cameras have megapixels of between 0.3MP and 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP. The Sony DSC-RX10's sensor megapixels of 20.2MP is in the highest 16% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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5472 X 3648 Pixels Image Resolution

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

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Smaller Than Average Optical Zoom

The DSC-RX10's optical zoom of only 8.3x is in the smallest 23% 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 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 DSC-RX10's maximum ISO sensitivity of 12,800 is in the highest 28% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. The lowest maximum ISO sensitivity of cameras is 200, the highest is 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 14,000.

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Heavier Than Average

The weights of cameras range from 50g to 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g. The DSC-RX10's weight of 755g is heavier than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the heaviest 5% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The DSC-RX10 has a built-in flash. 68% of digital cameras also have a built-in flash.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080|1440 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported resolution on cameras.

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Shorter Than Average Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The DSC-RX10's minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 24mm is in the shortest 35% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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

The Sony DSC-RX10's maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 200mm is longer than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is longer than 80% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The digital zooms of cameras range from 1x to 810x, and the average digital zoom is 12x. The digital zoom of the DSC-RX10 of only 2x is smaller than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the smallest 8% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has an External Flash Connector

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

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Has a Self-Timer

The DSC-RX10 has a self-timer, unlike 82% of cameras which do not have a self-timer.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

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

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

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

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

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

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Higher Than Average Display Resolution

The Sony DSC-RX10's display resolution of 1,440,000 pixels is in the highest 2% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. The lowest display resolution of cameras is 23,000 pixels, the highest is 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 620,000 pixels.

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Supports Wi-Fi

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

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Features Multi Burst Mode

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

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Average Display Diagonal

The Sony DSC-RX10's display diagonal of 3" is fairly standard compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 81% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Very Big Image Sensor Size

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

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340 Battery Life

The DSC-RX10 is a camera that takes 340 shots battery life.

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