Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 Review

Overall Score

69

Main Features

  • 20 MP 1 BSI-CMOS Sensor
  • 24-200 mm (8.3x) F2.8 Zoom Lens
  • 125 - 12800 ISO
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • 1440k dot Electronic viewfinder
  • 10 fps continuous shooting
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 129 x 88 x 102 mm, 813g.
  • Price Category:
  • Replaced by: Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 II

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 Overview


First introduced in March, 2014, Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 is a 20 MP Compact with a 1 (13.2 x 8.8 mm) sized BSI-CMOS sensor.

Sony replaced Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 with Sony RX10 II. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Sony RX10 with Sony RX10 II


Sony RX10 comes with a 13.2 x 8.8 mm BSI-CMOS sensor, which has a diagonal of 15.86 mm (0.62").

- Full Frame
- Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10

Sensor resolution of Sony RX10 ~ 5477 x 3651 pixels.

Sony RX10 has Crop Factor: 2.73

The sensor has a surface area of 116.2 mm².

There are approximate 19,996,527 photosites (pixels) on this area.

Sony RX10 Series History
Model Year $ Sensor ISO Weight Dimensions
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV Sony RX10 IV 2017 20MP 125 - 12800 1095g 133 x 94 x 145mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III Sony RX10 III 2016 20MP 125 - 12800 1051g 133 x 94 x 127mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 II Sony RX10 II 2015 20MP 125 - 12800 813g 129 x 88 x 102mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 Sony RX10 2014 20MP 125 - 12800 813g 129 x 88 x 102mm

Proc and Cons of Sony RX10


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 with competitors in large sensor superzoom cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
Optical Image Stabilization
External Flash
RAW Support
12800 Max Native ISO
10.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Long Battery Life: 420 shots
Manual Exposure Mode
Headphone Port
1440k dot Viewfinder Resolution
24 mm Wide Angle Lens
Focus Bracketing
NFC Connectivity
Tilting Screen
AF Face Detection
20MP High Resolution Sensor
1290k dots Screen Resolution
1/3200s Max Shutter Speed
Manual Focus
Microphone Port
Environmental Sealing
25 Focus Points
3 AE Bracketing Range
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No Articulating Screen
Type Scores

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 has an Overall Score of 69/100 and ranked #23 out of 801 in Compact cameras, and ranked #166 out of 1201 in all cameras.

Sony RX10 Scores
Imaging score
51
Features score
81
Value for money score
83
Portability score
70
Overall score
69
Average Scores in Large Sensor Superzoom
Imaging Score
49
Features Score
87
Value For Money Score
82
Portability Score
64
Overall score
71

Physical Dimensions of Sony RX10


Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 weighs 813g and has external dimensions of 129 x 88 x 102mm (5.08 x 3.46 x 4.02"). Considering that the average weight of Large Sensor Superzoom cameras is 874g, Sony RX10 is 61 grams less than the average weight of cameras in this category. Sony RX10 is less by 3mm more than the average length in Large Sensor Superzoom.

Weight Comparison
Large Sensor Superzoom Cameras


Sony RX10
813g
Average weight
874g
Min weight
733g
Max weight
1095g

Thickness Comparison
Large Sensor Superzoom Cameras


Sony RX10
102mm
Average Thickness
123mm
Min Thickness
102mm
Max Thickness
145mm

Here is the front and top view image of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 with the dimensions:

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 Dimensions Cyber-shot DSC-RX10
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Panasonic FZ1000 831 g 813 g 137 x 99 x 131 mm 129 x 88 x 102 mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 II Sony RX10 II 813 g 813 g 129 x 88 x 102 mm 129 x 88 x 102 mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V Sony HX400V 660 g 813 g 130 x 93 x 103 mm 129 x 88 x 102 mm
Nikon Coolpix P900 Nikon P900 899 g 813 g 140 x 103 x 137 mm 129 x 88 x 102 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 Panasonic FZ300 691 g 813 g 132 x 92 x 117 mm 129 x 88 x 102 mm
Canon PowerShot SX60 HS Canon SX60 HS 650 g 813 g 128 x 93 x 114 mm 129 x 88 x 102 mm
Canon PowerShot G3 X Canon G3 X 733 g 813 g 123 x 77 x 105 mm 129 x 88 x 102 mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III Sony RX10 III 1051 g 813 g 133 x 94 x 127 mm 129 x 88 x 102 mm

Specifications of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10


General
Brand Sony
Model Cyber-shot DSC-RX10
Announced March, 2014
Body Type SLR-like (bridge)
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0
Macro Focus Range n/a
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Tilting
Screen Resolution 1290k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Electronic
Viewfinder Resolution 1440
Viewfinder Coverage 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.7
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 25
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/3200 sec
Continuous Shooting 10.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 10.20
Flash Modes Auto, fill-flash, slow sync, rear sync, off
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±3 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1
Sensor Type BSI-CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 13.2 x 8.8 mm
Sensor Area 116.2 mm²
Sensor Resolution 20 MP
Max Image Resolution 5472 x 3648
Max Native ISO 12800
Min Native ISO 125
Max Boosted ISO 25600
Min Boosted ISO 80
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Video Formats MPEG-4, AVCHD
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 420 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model NP-FW50
Physical
Weight 813 g
Physical Dimensions 129 x 88 x 102 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/Pro-HG Duo
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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