Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 digital camera

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Summary: A 20-megapixel camera from Sony with a 3-inch LCD, 8.3x optical zoom, and manual controls.
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About - Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10

The Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 is a 20-megapixel camera with 8.3x optical zoom and has a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 24mm-200mm. It has a 3-inch LCD (1,228,800 pixels) that swivels. It also includes an electronic viewfinder, which is helpful when composing in bright light.

Because this advanced camera does not accept interchangeable lenses, we consider this model an advanced point-and-shoot camera.

The camera has a maximum aperture of f/2.8. The camera's shutter speed range is 30 seconds to 1/1600 of a second.

The Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 stores photos and video on SD/SDHC/SDXC/MemoryStick Duo memory cards but has no on-board storage. It captures images as JPEG or RAW files at a top resolution of 5472 x 3648 and full HD-resolution video as MP4 files at a top resolution of 1920 x 1080 and a frame rate up to 60p and 60i fps.

This advanced point-and-shoot model has 25 autofocus points, 16 exposure modes, and an exposure compensation control that can be set at +/-3 EV. It has exposure bracketing, which allows you to take multiple exposures of a single scene. it also has a high-dynamic-range mode, which helps capture as much tonal range possible. The image stabilization system for this camera is optical.

The Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 measures 5.4 inches wide by 3.5 inches high by 4.7 inches deep, and weighs 30 ounces (1.9 pounds) (with battery, memory card, and strap).

About This Brand

Sony offers innovations at relatively high prices. Cyber-shot compacts offer distinctions such as touch screen LCDs and sleek bodies. Some larger models include very long optical zooms. The W series are budget lines and the T series is waterproof. High-end H series superzoom point-and-shoots are available with and without Wi-Fi. Most RX-series cameras are advanced point-and-shoots with high-end SLR features that fit in your pocket. Some of these RX-series models include Wi-Fi. Sony has expanded its Alpha series significantly and offers cameras for every advanced camera user and budget, including models that have very large, full-frame sensors and special features, such as a High Dynamic Range (HDR) feature. It also has a wide range of lenses. Its mirrorless Alpha series models include key SLR features, such as interchangeable lenses, but will have the small size and weight of a point-and-shoot. Its wireless Cyber-shot QX series are portable “camera units” that clip onto--and are meant to be used wirelessly with--your smart phone.

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Features & Specs - Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10
info LCD size (in.) 3
info 35mm equivalent multiplier 2.7
info Shutter speed range 30 - 1/1600
info Still image formats JPEG, RAW
info LCD pixel count 1229k
info Memory card slots/type SD/SDHC/SDXC, MemoryStick Duo
info Width (in.) 5.4
info Height (in.) 3.5
info Depth (in.) 4.7
info Max. ISO 12800
info Live view Yes
info Image stabilizer L
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User Reviews - Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10
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A Pretty Camera
Lots of useful options
The Lens
Not Compact
Best Uses
Formal Occaisions
I didn't want to have to worry about having a whole stable of lenses that seem to go with having an SLR. I use the camera when I'm trying to do something serious - for general point and shoot situations I use my phone. When I do use this camera, it it lets me go a step beyond the photography I used to do.
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Good image, great video quality
Decent performance/quality
Easy to use
Very good video features
Video Quality
Weather sealed
Not enough options
Too Expensive
Best Uses
I do like this camera but I cannot justify spending over $1000 for this camera where my Panasonic DMC-G5 with my $300 lens has the better image quality than this camera. It does has excellent video compared to my G5 and is a very easy camera to use. One thing I do not like about the Sony is that you have to go into the menu to get the burst mode and even self timer unlike my G5 where the options are on the buttons . I will be returning this camera this week for a full refund to Amazon and maybe get the Panasonic FZ-1000 at the end of July.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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