Sony Cyber-shot RX10

The Good Dust and moisture-resistant body. Adjustable aperture ring around the lens. Fast and constant f/2.8 lens with large sensor. Clean HDMI output for video recording. Excellent video capabilities.

The Bad It's an investment camera. AF can sometimes have issues in very low light. In-camera battery charging.

The Bottom Line There is a lot to love about the RX10, including a fast long lens and large sensor. As long as you can stomach the price, you will be rewarded with great photo and video quality.

Editors' Rating
8.5 Overall

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Review

Sony Cyber-shot RX10

You would be forgiven for confusing the RX10 for an SLR from the very beginning. It's sturdy: SLR-like bits and pieces protrude from all the right places, with the notable exception of a pentaprism hump. Then, there's the wallet-busting price of AU$1499. All up, it sounds like SLR territory in price and form factor, that's for sure.

Obviously, there's no doubt you're reading this because the RX10 is something a bit special, not your ordinary SLR. In fact, it's not an SLR at all. It's a fixed-lens camera. Some might even call it a superzoom. And yet, 8.3x optical zoom is not all that much in the grand scheme of things. So what do you actually get for your money?

Design and features

A lot of camera, for starters. The RX10 sits like a trusty steed in the palm of your hand, complete with its dust and moisture-resistant magnesium alloy chassis. All this metal does come at a price, which is the weight. All up, with battery and memory card inserted, the RX10 is 813 grams.

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