October 16th 2013 8:34 am

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Impeccable performance and versatility make this cam an industry leader

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Put simply, we love the Sony RX10. In fact, we struggled to come up with a con other than the high price. Even then, your $1,300 goes a long way here, and if you need to capture sharp images and full-HD video clips in pretty much any lighting condition, with a vast focal range, you'd be hard pressed to find a more suitable shooter. This is the best fixed-lens camera we've ever used, and we wouldn't be surprised if the RX10 Mark II, whenever that comes about, is the only comparable model worth considering.

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Critic reviews

9.1
9 reviews
  • Image quality
    9.7
  • Video quality
    9.7
  • Battery life
    9.0
  • Design and form factor
    8.3
  • Durability
    8.3
  • Speed (start-up time, lag)
    8.9
  • Ease of use
    8.4

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User reviews

9.3
3 reviews
10
Engadget Feb 5, 2014

If you need to capture sharp images and full-HD video clips in pretty much any lighting condition, with a vast focal range, you'd be hard pressed to find a more suitable shooter.

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10
PC Mag Jan 23, 2014

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 is a bridge-style camera that gets just about everything right, and its steep asking price reflects its impeccable quality.

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9.0
Gizmodo Dec 20, 2013

The RX10 is very nearly perfect as an all-in-one video/photo machine, as long as you don't mind sacrificing pocketability, and don't need the professional image quality of a DSLR (very few do).

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8.0
Digital Photography Review Mar 19, 2014

First, it's the best big zoom camera on the market. Second, its video quality is top-notch, and Sony provides tools that work very well in most respects. Finally - and unfortunately - it's very expensive, especially for a fixed lens camera.

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9.0
Pocket-Lint Dec 4, 2013

Indeed the RX10 turned our initial expectations on their head and got us wondering why such a camera hadn't made it to market before. It's niche, but it's nifty - it's definitely caught our attention, even if it won't convince everyone.

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9.0
Camera Labs Feb 12, 2014

Fix the issues and equip the RX10 with 4k and slow motion video though and Sony could have one of the best - maybe the best - general-purpose photo and video cameras around.

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10
Expert Reviews Jan 30, 2014

For dependable image quality across a generous zoom range without the hassle of changing lenses, the RX10 is in a class of its own. The fact that it's brimming with luxurious features makes that little bit easier to justify the high price.

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9.0
ePHOTOzine Nov 22, 2013

The Sony Cyber-shot RX10 is expensive for a compact camera, although could be considered somewhat unique, featuring a bright zoom lens, and a larger sensor, which makes the value for money rating difficult ...

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First Looks

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Engadget Oct 16, 2013

The RX10 is being positioned as a step-up camera for point-and-shoot users and even some DSLR owners. The camera is priced at $1,300 -- considering that you'll often spend that much for an f/2.8 zoom lens alone, it'll likely appeal to a variety of photographers.

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Pocket-Lint Oct 16, 2013

This is superzoom for the aspiring professional. But we didn't find it to be as pro-grade as it's Alpha equivalents ... But don't take that the wrong way. There are some awesome things about the RX10 that a camera with a larger sensor wouldn't be able to do. The main one that we found was close-up...

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TechRadar Oct 16, 2013

This camera is exactly what's needed to shake up the bridge camera market. Offering a great deal of flexibility, in an admittedly pricey body, it'll be interesting to see what the consumer makes of it.

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TrustedReviews Oct 21, 2013

Arguably the most interesting aspect of the zoom is the constant maximum aperture of f/2.8 throughout the extent of the focal range, a feature that will be welcome amongst wildlife and sports photographers alike.

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ePHOTOzine Oct 16, 2013

With a camera body that resembles a Digital SLR, and the weight to match at 755g (body only), the Sony Cyber-shot RX10 features a Carl Zeiss Vario Tessar T* 8.3x optical zoom lens, equivalent to 24-200mm in 35mm terms, with a constant f/2.8 aperture.

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9.0
S787 S787

The RX10 is now my "go to" camera as it does 99% of things I need it to do when travelling or for a day out. For when the RX10 is too big to carry around all day then my RX100 slips into my pocket to be ready to catch those unexpected moments.

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10
LandRovers LandRovers

In my opinion, the Sony RX10 is the BEST bridge camera on the market, and certainly better than any other consumer cameras. DSLR quality shots, and DSLR quality video, feel, and yet it's easy to use like a consumer camera.

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