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Sony DSC-RX10

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DP Review Gold Trusted Reviews Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended
A multi award winning bridge camera, great for sports photography
Bridge 20.2MP 8.3x Yes Oct 2013
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
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Sony DSC-RX10 Review

With excellent reviews and very good features, we have ranked the Sony DSC-RX10 number 37 in best selling cameras and number 243 across all digital cameras.
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Why Has it Scored 60?

It has great expert reviews and outstanding user reviews with 92% of buyers recommending this camera to others. This digital camera has received 11 awards including a "Recommended" award from Vido.com.ua plus six other sites and an "Editor's Choice" award from Reviewed.com plus one other site. Canon 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 2017.
The DSC-RX10 has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
5472 x 3648 pixels image resolution
Fairly high megapixels sensor
Heavy
Only 640 x 480 pixels still image resolution

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is excellent for sports photography, ranking number 203 in sports photography cameras. It is also very good for wildlife photography, ranking number 256 in wildlife photography cameras, but average for everyday photography, ranking number 200 in everyday photography cameras.
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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 £463 at MobiCity UK 18 days ago. We predict that the price will go down again.
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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

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Sony DSC-RX10 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

11 Industry Awards

Amongst digital cameras, this camera is one of the most highly awarded.

The writers at websites Vido.com.ua, Trusted Reviews, Pocket Lint, Expert Reviews, Pricerunner.se, PhotographyBlog.com and Digitallife.se all recommend this Sony camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

This digital camera was given an "Editor's Choice" award by both websites Reviewed.com and Photoreview.com.au, both of which decided that this camera was fantastic.

The experts at two more expert review sites both thought that this camera was very good. 01net.com and Digital Versus both gave this digital camera a "5 Star" award.

Expert Reviews Are Good

Based on 38 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Trusted Reviews and Expert Reviews the average expert rating of this camera is 85%. Experts think this Sony camera is one of the better digital cameras.

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Excellent Owner Reviews

Based on 436 owner reviews this digital camera has a brilliant average owner rating. Over 72% of reviewers gave this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 92% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Sony Digital Cameras Have Very Good Reviews

Based on 32,324 owner and expert reviews (including 10,628 verified purchases), Sony has very good ratings for its cameras. Sony also has very good ratings specifically within its digital cameras range. 92% of those that bought a Sony digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and good features but is over 6 months old, and at £599.00 it is more expensive than 75% of cameras.

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Sony DSC-RX10 and the United Kingdom price of £599.00 was the cheapest. The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $798.00 (£1,039.87).

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Features

5472 X 3648 Pixels Image Resolution

The Sony 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 digital cameras the worst resolution is 640 x 480 pixels and the best is 8256 x 6192 pixels.

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Fairly High Megapixels Sensor

The DSC-RX10's sensor megapixels of 20.2MP is fairly high compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 16% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. The average megapixels of all digital cameras is 16MP, with the lowest being 0.3MP and the highest being 80MP.

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Average Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the DSC-RX10 of 8.3x is pretty average compared to most other cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found resolution on digital cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as "Full HD".

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The DSC-RX10 has an image stabilizer. 77% of digital cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Heavy

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

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Sony DSC-RX10 has a built-in flash. 66% of digital cameras also have a built-in flash.

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420 Battery Life

The Sony DSC-RX10 is a camera that takes 420 shots battery life. Most of the other cameras take between 100 and 4,699 battery life.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The DSC-RX10 supports Full HD video, unlike 75% of digital cameras which do not support Full HD video.

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Has a Second Display

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

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Fairly High Display Resolution

The Sony DSC-RX10's display resolution of 1,440,000 pixels is in the highest 2% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. Digital cameras have display resolutions of between 3 pixels and 16,000,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 590,000 pixels.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The DSC-RX10 supports Near Field Communication (NFC). 88% of digital cameras do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Only 640 X 480 Pixels Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the DSC-RX10 is 640 x 480 pixels. That's 98% lower still image resolution than the most common resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. Across all digital cameras the worst resolution is 384 x 480 pixels and the best is 6016 x 4016 pixels.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the DSC-RX10 of only 2x is quite small compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 6% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. Digital cameras have digital zooms of between 0.72x and 810x, and the average digital zoom is 11x.

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Has an External Flash Connector

The Sony DSC-RX10 has an external flash connector, which is unusual. 87% of cameras do not have an external flash connector.

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Has a Headphone Output

The Sony DSC-RX10 has a headphone output, which is unusual. 94% of cameras do not have a headphone output.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080|1440 x 1080|640 x 480 pixels, which is the most frequently supported resolution on cameras. 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.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The Sony DSC-RX10 features multi burst mode. 87% of digital cameras do not feature multi burst mode.

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Fairly Large Display Diagonal

The display diagonals of digital cameras range from 0.5" to 9", and the average display diagonal is 2.9". The DSC-RX10's display diagonal of 3" is fairly large compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the largest 15% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Microphone in

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

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The DSC-RX10 has a vari-angle LCD display, which is unusual. 84% of digital cameras do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The DSC-RX10 supports Wi-Fi, unlike 72% of digital cameras which do not support Wi-Fi.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most other cameras, the DSC-RX10 does not have a GPS (satellite). 90% of cameras do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Fairly Big Image Sensor Size

The Sony DSC-RX10's image sensor size of 1" is fairly big compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the biggest 7% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. The smallest image sensor size of digital cameras is 0.25", the biggest is 1.5", and the average image sensor size is 0.5".

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Sony camera has been on the market since October 2013.


Product Identifiers

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