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Sony DSC-RX10 Digital Camera

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20.2MP 8.3x CMOS Oct 2013
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
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Twenty Industry Awards

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

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

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

This Sony digital camera received a "Highly Recommended" from both Ephotozine and PhotographyBlog.com, both of which said that this bridge camera camera was very good.

This camera received a "Gold" from DP Review who said that this bridge camera camera was superb.

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Good Expert Reviews

This bridge camera camera has an average expert rating of 87 out of 100 based on fifty-one expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, DP Review, Ephotozine and Trusted Reviews. That puts this camera in the top 4% of all the cameras that have been around for more than two years.

Owner Reviews Are Excellent

This Sony digital camera has an outstanding average owner rating based on 337 owner reviews. Most DSC-RX10 owners think it is one of the better digital cameras of this type and age.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

A number of people who bought this digital camera thought it had a good viewfinder. Chang K. Park mentioned “Both the electronic viewfinder and monitor are excellent” in his Sony DSC-RX10 review. G Hooper wrote in their review of the Sony DSC-RX10 “The combination of extra direct controls, good grip, good quality viewfinder and top panel display make this camera a joy to use”. Michael J. Davies wrote “A proper viewfinder”.

Some people who reviewed it thought it had a good screen. M David gave the product a rating of 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “Articulating LCD screen is also excellent”. Rjp Book Boy gave the product a rating of 5 stars and said in their review on Amazon “The tilting rear screen is better than the fixed one on my Nikon D800”. Rjp Book Boy also mentioned “The tilting screen is also very useful”.

Some people agreed that this digital camera had an electronic viewfinder.

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Good Video Capture

A few customers who reviewed the Sony DSC-RX10 reckoned that it was good for video recording. Barnvelder said on Amazon three years ago “Video reportedly outstanding”. G Hooper said on Amazon two years ago “The video quality is better than I have seen on any other consumer camera” in their review of the Sony DSC-RX10. G Hooper also mentioned “Sony's recently announced RX10 mark 2 - which should offer much faster focussing and 4k video”.

Good Quality Lens

Several Sony DSC-RX10 owners mentioned that it had a good lens. Barnvelder rated the product 5 stars and mentioned in their review on Amazon “Handling of a DSLR in a smaller body with just one fabulous lens suitable for most phtography needs”. Ca said on Amazon three years ago “It has SUCH a good lens”. Chris Hoare wrote in his Sony DSC-RX10 review “Only the RX10 has a large attached lens sticking out of the front”.

A few customers who reviewed the Sony DSC-RX10 thought it had a good zoom. Barnvelder said “Although they are very versatile ( often with a huge zoom range” in their review of the Sony DSC-RX10. Chris Hoare mentioned 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”. G Hooper gave this digital camera a score of 5 stars and said “It's 8x zoom will seem short compared top the 50x zoom on those sort of cameras” in their review of the Sony DSC-RX10.

A number of customers who purchased the product reckoned that it had a good autofocus. Dolphin wrote “Correct focus is important so another adjustment you should consider is the viewfinder to compensate for eyesight” in their review of the Sony DSC-RX10. Dolphin also wrote “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”. Mr. B. R. Good mentioned on Amazon “Vibrant detail, razor sharp focus and accurate colour without doing anything manually” in their review of the Sony DSC-RX10.

One customer who reviewed it thought it had a good image stabiliser. Earwicker said on Amazon three years ago “The image stabilisation works well”.

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Good Quality Pictures

A few people considered that this digital camera was able to produce good images. Amazon Customer scored the product 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “This camera is possibly the best bridge todate takes fantastic pics and vidioes are exceptional”. Ca said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “It's easy to use and takes fabulous images” and scored the Sony DSC-RX10 5 stars. Cakedestroyer mentioned three years ago “So I wanted a bridge camera to take good quality holiday pictures” in their review.

Some people who purchased the Sony DSC-RX10 reckoned that it had a good image sensor. Chang K. Park mentioned in his review of this digital camera “The 1" sensor combined with the brilliant lens will outperform most APS-C”. Chang K. Park also mentioned “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 said in his Sony DSC-RX10 review “What's vital with this camera though is the combination of an excellent large CMOS sensor with 20MP with the Carl Zeiss lens” and scored it 5 stars.

Several people wrote in their reviews that it was good in low light. Chris Hoare mentioned in his review of the Sony DSC-RX10 “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 Sony DSC-RX10 review “Has much larger sensor so producing much better low light video”. Jude Carabot wrote on Amazon “The camera performs well in low-light conditions” in his review of the Sony DSC-RX10 and scored the product very highly.

A number of people who reviewed the product agreed that it had a good picture resolution. M David said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “Excellent quality, resolution and field of view”. Mr. B. R. Good mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “Has 180 degree tilt, ideal for shooting in any position” and gave the Sony DSC-RX10 a score of 5 stars. Expert website Videomaker.com said in their Sony DSC-RX10 review “Shooting Full 1080 HD in both 480 frames per second”.

One person who reviewed the product considered that it had a good ISO range. Three years ago Barnvelder wrote 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” and gave it an excellent rating.

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Good Support

A number of Sony DSC-RX10 reviewers who purchased the Sony DSC-RX10 reckoned that it had good technical guidance. Barnvelder said in their Sony DSC-RX10 review “So far the only real con is the lack of a suitable manual”. Barnvelder also said “Sony really ought to have produced a proper printed manual for a camera of this price”. Chris Hoare said in his review on Amazon “Not have to change your camera’s settings if you are in manual mode” and gave the product a score of 80 out of 100.

Good Size

A number of Sony DSC-RX10 owners concluded that this digital camera was compact. Chang K. Park mentioned on Amazon “This is a monster of a compact” in his review of the Sony DSC-RX10. Chris Hoare gave it a rating of 4 stars and he said three years ago “Sony are on a role with their 20 Megapixel 1” sensor and Bionz processor compact cameras”. Chris Hoare also mentioned “Consistently better than smaller censored compact cameras”.

Some Sony DSC-RX10 owners said in their reviews that the product was a good body shape. Two years ago Expert Reviews wrote in their review of this digital camera “Solid, weathersealed body”. Four years ago expert review site Luminous-Landscape.com wrote in their review of the Sony DSC-RX10 “It's a 20 Megapixel 1" Exmore-R sensor equipped body with a permanent 8”. Expert website Pcworld.com_techhive.com said in their Sony DSC-RX10 review “Semi-pro spec into solid body”.

Several customers who bought the product reckoned that it was a good weight. Chang K. Park mentioned in his review on Amazon “The weight of all the top notch Zeiss glass up front is immediately noticeable”. Two Sony DSC-RX10 owners mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was a good depth.

One customer reckoned that it was heavy and bulky. One customer who bought the Sony DSC-RX10 thought it was a good width. Expert review site Macworld.co.uk said in their review of this digital camera “Share this article Find the best price #reevoo-top-three-offers{ width” .

One person who purchased the Sony DSC-RX10 reckoned that it was good physically.

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Good Product Quality

Fourty-eight customers said that this digital camera was good quality. Barnvelder wrote on Amazon “It will not match a top end DSLR with the best quality optics.” in their review of this digital camera. Barnvelder also said “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”.

Easy to Use

Twenty-four customers who bought the Sony DSC-RX10 reckoned that it was easy to use. Barnvelder wrote on Amazon “The RX10, on the other hand, has a good control layout with many customisable options” in their Sony DSC-RX10 review and scored this digital camera 5 stars. Barnvelder also said “The RX10 NFC connects to my HTC One very easily and allows basic control of shooting from the phone”. Barnvelder also mentioned “Also easy to use NFC to upload photos to the phone”.

A number of Sony DSC-RX10 reviewers who reviewed it concluded that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Chris Hoare mentioned on Amazon “The Sony RX10 takes that sensor and puts it in a easy to hold solid Magnesium; semi weatherproof DSLR alike zoom body” and scored the product 80 out of 100. Four years ago Ephotozine.com wrote on Ephotozine “Ample rubber grip, making it feel comfortable to hold in hand” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars.

Several Sony DSC-RX10 owners who reviewed the Sony DSC-RX10 considered that it was easy to use the menus. Three years ago Cakedestroyer wrote on Amazon “The RX10 is very flexible, featuring all the functions of DSLR including full manual settings if you have time to set up the shot yourself” in their review of this digital camera. Mr. B. R. Good scored the product 5 stars and wrote on Amazon two years ago “There are also numerous settings via a separate digital settings screen located at the top of the camera”. Mykeyreviews mentioned “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”.

A few people who reviewed it considered that it was easy to handle. Earwicker said on Amazon “I like the handling” in their review. Expert review site Dxomark.com mentioned “If the handling is good and Carl Zeiss 24-200mm f2.8 equivalent zoom performs as well as anticipated, then the RX10 may be the most versatile ‘walkabout' model on t” in their Sony DSC-RX10 review.

One person said in their reviews that it had a good experience. Earwicker wrote on Amazon “Shooting the camera is mostly a pleasant experience.” in their review of this digital camera.

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Good Technical Features

Nineteen people agreed that the Sony DSC-RX10 had good features. Chang K. Park wrote in his review on Amazon “It has so many features and settings that it can initially be bit overwhelming”. Chang K. Park also mentioned “You get full PASM modes for video and other advanced features like auto ND filter, customizable focus peaking, zebra”. Chris Hoare said “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 review and rated this digital camera 4 stars.

Nice Design

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

A few people considered that the Sony DSC-RX10 was ergonomic. G Hooper rated the product 5 stars and said on Amazon “Ergonomically, this camera is the best camera that I have ever used”. G Hooper also mentioned “Also the ergonomics (nice grip, tilting screen) make this an ideal camera to use for video”. Rjp Book Boy said on Amazon “It's a pleasure to hold due to the excellent ergonomics” in their review of this digital camera and scored the product 5 stars.

Some Sony DSC-RX10 owners said in their reviews that the Sony DSC-RX10 was well designed. Dolphin mentioned in their review “Main observations (in no particular order) • Build quality – good; robust and a well designed body • Comfortable grip • Built in flash”. Digitalversus.com gave it a score of 5 stars and mentioned on expert website Digital Versus “It's well built, well designed and you get great picture”.

Two people considered that it was a good design. Dr. Paul Ell wrote on Amazon “With the bonus of build quality, thoughtful design, size and weight, Sony have produced a camera that's a compelling choice” in his review. Expert review site Dpreview.com wrote “The Sony Cyber-shot RX10 II is the follow-up to the original RX10 bridge camera and shares the same magnesium alloy, twin-dial body design and fast, sharp 24-200mm F2.8 equiv” in their review of the Sony DSC-RX10.

One Sony DSC-RX10 reviewer considered that the Sony DSC-RX10 was smooth. The Geezer wrote in their review on Amazon “Everything remains smooth even if you fast pan the camera or the the subject is fast moving” and rated the product 4 stars.

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Robust

A few Sony DSC-RX10 reviewers who purchased this digital camera considered that it was well made. Barnvelder said on Amazon three years ago “What a camera! Very high quality build, superb lens”. Chang K. Park gave this digital camera a very good review score and he mentioned “The built in mic records decent sound at close range with a very effective digital filter” in his review. 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 Sony DSC-RX10 owners who reviewed the product reckoned that it was strong and durable. Cnet.com.au wrote on expert review site CNET.com.au “It's sturdy” in their Sony DSC-RX10 review. Expert Reviews mentioned in their review of the Sony DSC-RX10 two years ago “Comfortable and tough weather-sealed body” .

One person considered that this digital camera was reliable. I. Hubball wrote “Sadly, I have had to revert back to my trusty 10 year old Nikon SLR for sharp stock images”. One customer considered that the product was sealed. Three years ago Rjp Book Boy gave it a score of 5 stars and said in their review on Amazon “It is weather sealed so should be fine in all”.

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Acceptable Noise Level

Some people reckoned that the Sony DSC-RX10 was quiet. Three years ago Chang K. Park scored it 5 stars and he mentioned “The focus and zoom are both inaudible during recording unlike most dSLRs” in his Sony DSC-RX10 review. Jimbojim2179 mentioned also three years ago “It picks up a bit of interference, noticeable in quiet scenes and sound a little like when you get mobile phone interference”. Jimbojim2179 also said “Not sure what was causing that? It's very quiet and not that annoying”.

One customer who purchased it considered that it was noisy. Jimbojim2179 mentioned in their Sony DSC-RX10 review “The vid quality is better, doesn't have the annoying background fan noise, much larger sensor so is much better vid quality indoors”.

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Good Flash

Some people who reviewed it considered that it had a good flash. Three years ago Mykeyreviews mentioned “It's a decent little flash that ♦ Shoot Mode Switch, this is placed on the bottom-right corner at the front of the camera, you can tog” in their Sony DSC-RX10 review. Surcouf said “It will produce a fairly good photo without flash”.

Good Connectivity

Some people said in their reviews that this digital camera was good in terms of HDMI connections. Chang K. Park mentioned “You can even attach an external monitor to the micro HDMI port for full uncompressed 1080p display/recording” in his review. Four years ago M David mentioned in their review “Audio level controls, WiFi connectivity, clean HDMI output suitable for external recording”. Expert Reviews said “Microphone headphone jacks and clean HDMI output”.

One person thought the Sony DSC-RX10 was good in terms of USB connections. Mr. B. R. Good said “Charge is via USB cable and not a separate charging pod”.

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Sony Cameras Have Good Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all Sony cameras and also specifically for Sony bridge camera digital cameras and found that in both cases Sony had good reviews.

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Good Exposure Control

Several customers who purchased it mentioned that it had good exposure controls. Giromondo 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”.

Good Battery Life

One person who bought it reckoned that it was quick to charge. Surcouf said on Amazon “The single down-side for me is that the battery doesn't last long and takes ages to charge in-camera” in their review of this digital camera.

Supports Wi-Fi

The DSC-RX10 supports wi-Fi. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released around the same time as the DSC-RX10 do not support wi-Fi.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

Unlike most of the other cameras of this spec and age which do not support Full HD video, the Sony DSC-RX10 supports Full HD video.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DSC-RX10, the DSC-RX10 has a built-in flash.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other cameras with a built-in flash currently available including cheaper digital cameras such as the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200[plb_3140190_price].

Other cameras which also have a built-in flash that you might want to look at include the Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR[plb_2071810_price].

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Sony DSC-RX10 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age also have an image stabilizer.

There are a number of other digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available that you might want to look at including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200[plb_3140190_price] which is cheaper.

We compared all the other cameras which also have an image stabilizer to this camera and we think the Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR[plb_2071810_price] is also worth considering.

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Very High Megapixel

Across all the bridge camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago the megapixels range from 12MP to 21MP. With a megapixel of 20.2 megapixels, the DSC-RX10 has one of the higher megapixels amongst bridge camera digital cameras of this age.

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Electrical Viewfinder Type

This camera has an Electrical viewfinder type, which is the most frequently found viewfinder type on digital cameras of a similar type and age to it. Most compact cameras do not have enough space to accommodate an optical viewfinder and use the display screen on the back as an electrical viewfinder.

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector Type

The DSC-RX10 has a greater number of HDMI connector types than most cameras of this age and type. The most commonly found HDMI connector type is Mini, but this HDMI connector type is not found on this digital camera. The HDMI connector types Micro are also found on this Sony camera.

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Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds

The number of supported image formats on the DSC-RX10 is more than most digital cameras of this type and age. This Sony camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the DSC-RX10. The image formats supported "RAW" is also supported by this digital camera.

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Two Memory Slotss

The DSC-RX10 has more memory slotss than most of the comparable spec cameras that have been around for a similar time to the DSC-RX10. Most of the digital cameras that were released more than two years ago only have one memory slots, however this camera has two memory slotss.

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Very High Display Resolution (numeric)

The display resolution (numeric)s of similar spec cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the DSC-RX10 range from 460 pixels to 1,500,000 pixels. When compared to other digital cameras of this age and spec, the Sony DSC-RX10's display resolution (numeric) of 1,440,000 pixel is one of the highest.

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Fairly High Motion JPEG Frame Rate

The average motion JPEG frame rate of cameras of a similar age and type to the DSC-RX10 is 39fps. The DSC-RX10 has one of the higher motion JPEG frame rates (60 frames per second) amongst cameras of this age.

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Has Eight White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the DSC-RX10 is more than most comparable spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This Sony camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DSC-RX10. The white balances "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent" and "Shade" are also found on this camera.

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Fairly Long Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

The shortest slowest camera shutter speed of cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-RX10 is 2s, the longest is 120s, and the average slowest camera shutter speed is 20s. At 30 seconds, the Sony DSC-RX10 has a fairly long slowest camera shutter speed compared to most of the other cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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420 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

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

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Supports Twenty-Three ISO Sensitivitys

The number of ISO speeds supported by the DSC-RX10 is more than most bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This Sony digital camera supports a 160 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by digital cameras of a similar age and type to the DSC-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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Quite High ISO Sensitivity (max)

The average ISO sensitivity (max) of comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-RX10 is 7,700. At 12,800, the DSC-RX10 has a fairly high ISO sensitivity (max) compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DSC-RX10.

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5472 X 3648 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The DSC-RX10 has a 5472 x 3648 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. Most bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution.

This digital camera's image resolution (5472 x 3648 pixels) is actually the best image resolution across all cameras of a similar spec and age to the DSC-RX10.

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

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The highest video resolution supported by the DSC-RX10 is 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). In addition, this digital camera 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 have been around for around the same time as the DSC-RX10.

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

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

The Sony DSC-RX10 has a ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction which is wider than most bridge camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. Most cameras of this spec and age have a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction.

A ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction is in fact the best light exposure correction amongst all bridge camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Supports Two Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the Sony DSC-RX10 is more than most bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market 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 Sony camera. The camera file systems DPOF and DCF are also supported by this camera.

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TFT Display

The Sony DSC-RX10 has a better display than most cameras of this age and spec. This camera has a TFT display, whereas most comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age 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.

A TFT display is in fact the best display across all bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the DSC-RX10.

The worst display across similar types of digital camera is LCD.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto/Manual focus adjustment, which is typical of many digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it.

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Supports One Power Source Type

The DSC-RX10 has a greater number of power sources than most similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera supports a Battery power source type, which is the most commonly supported power source type supported by bridge camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the DSC-RX10.

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14 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

Several Sony DSC-RX10 reviewers who reviewed it concluded that it was not cheap. Ca wrote on Amazon three years ago “Yes it was expensive” in their review yet they still gave it a score of 5 stars. Dr. Paul Ell wrote in the same month “A very expensive lens like the Zeiss model which comes with this camera” in his review of this digital camera. Earwicker mentioned “Very overpriced” and gave it a score of 3 stars.

Six customers mentioned that the Sony DSC-RX10 was not good value for money. Chang K. Park wrote in his Sony DSC-RX10 review “I hadn't intended to buy the RX10 as it's undeniably pricey”. Earwicker said in their Sony DSC-RX10 review on Amazon “The price is ridiculous”. M David said in their review of this digital camera “So this speed is limited when recording video.2) Price; because many have seen this camera as a 'super-bridge' between the Panasonic FZ200”.

Two people who bought the product considered that it was not a bargain for the price. Dr. Paul Ell said in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “So comprehensive, that if this were a DSLR you'd likely never want to change the lens for another!Of course this camera is not cheap” but in spite of that he rated it as excellent.

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Bad Environmental Credentials

One Sony DSC-RX10 owner who purchased the Sony DSC-RX10 thought it did not have good ethical credentials. Silver Surfer mentioned in their review of the Sony DSC-RX10 “I find this a very dishonest and unethical way of operating by them”.

Does Not Support Video Capability

Most digital cameras of this age and spec do not support video capability. The DSC-RX10 is no exception to this as it too does not support video capability.

We think you might also be interested in other cameras which also support video capability including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200[plb_3140190_price] which is also cheaper.

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Not 3D

Most cameras that came out more than two years ago are not 3D. The DSC-RX10 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The DSC-RX10 does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Not Waterproof

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

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The DSC-RX10 has one of the smaller optical zooms (only 8.3 times zoom factor) amongst digital cameras of this age. Digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the DSC-RX10 have optical zooms of between 1.3x and 65x, and the average optical zoom is 32x.

If you would prefer a bigger optical zoom then you might want to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200[plb_3140190_price] (24x and cheaper).

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Very Small Second Display Diagonal

With a second display diagonal of only 0.39 inches, the DSC-RX10 has one of the smaller second display diagonals amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age. The average second display diagonal of cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DSC-RX10 is 1.7".

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Only 640 X 480 Still Image Resolution(s)

The DSC-RX10 has a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 5472 x 3648 still image resolution(s) found on most cameras that have been available for more than two years. This camera also 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 still image resolution of all similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DSC-RX10 ranges from 384 x 480 (worst) to 6016 x 4016 (best).

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Only Features Five Flash Modess

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

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Only Has Four Light Exposure Modess

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

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At only 200 millimeters, the Sony DSC-RX10 has a fairly short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age. The shortest maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DSC-RX10 is 100mm and the longest is 1,600mm.

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Very Heavy

Across all the digital cameras of this spec and age the weights range from 120g to 910g. The DSC-RX10 is one of the heavier digital cameras of this type and age (755 grams) amongst bridge camera digital cameras of this age.

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Fairly Big ISO Sensitivity (min)

The smallest ISO sensitivity (min) of comparable spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago is 64 and the biggest is 400. The Sony DSC-RX10 has one of the bigger ISO sensitivity (min)s (125) amongst cameras of this age.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Sony DSC-RX10

Released Over Three Years Ago

This camera was released over three years ago.

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the DSC-RX10 has a relatively average display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-RX10.

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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 typical of many bridge camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If the memory card type of this camera is too bad for you then you might also want to look at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200[plb_3140190_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC and cheaper).

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MOS Sensor Type

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

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Average Digital Zoom

At 2 times zoom factor, the Sony DSC-RX10 has a fairly average digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the DSC-RX10.

Cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might also be worth considering include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200[plb_3140190_price] (4x and 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

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Reviewed 30 November 2016 by Music Lover
(Verified Purchase)

Really an excellent camera for the lazy photographer as well an enthusiast. Great lens which performs wonders..Should call this camera the one piece wonder. All in one kit for going anywhere..... Read more…

Reviewed 2 November 2016 by Dolphin

This is a fabulous bridge camera packed full of features that satiate the needs of an experienced photographer but will not leave a novice floundering thanks to the availability of automatic... Read more…

This camera is possibly the best bridge todate takes fantastic pics and vidioes are exceptional. Photos not just as good as a full frame dslr but not much difference in quality so it's a very... Read more…

Reviewed 28 October 2016 by Kindle Customer

I'm by no means an expert photographer in any way shape or form, but when I was offered this to review I thought I'd try it and see what photos I could produce. Being new to anything other than... Read more…

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.

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