Sony Cyber-shot RX10

96
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Score
96

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Sony Cyber-shot RX10 review: impeccable performance and versatility make this cam an industry leader

Summary

Sony's RX10 may be expensive, but this camera's a no-brainer if you have the $1,300 to spare.

from $798+
Pros
  • Constant f/2.8-aperture 24-200mm lens
  • Phenomenal image and videoquality
  • Excellent performance and battery life
  • Dedicated exposure-compensation dial
  • WiFi with NFC
Cons
  • Expensive
Sony Cyber-shot RX10 review: impeccable performance and versatility make this cam an industry leader

To many photographers -- amateurs and professionals alike -- digital SLRs represent quality. The fact that you can remove the lens and swap it for another is inconsequential to those who never buy a second optic, and it's that segment of the market that Sony's targeting with its Cyber-shot RX10. Everything about the RX10 is DSLR-like -- its form factor, built-in EVF, focusing performance and image quality are all on par with many higher-end SLRs -- but its mighty 24-200mm lens is permanently attached. By opting for this comparatively inflexible design, Sony's able to deliver a constant f/2.8 aperture and very high-quality optics in a comfortable package, with a price tag far below what a similar removable lens would command, were it to exist in the first place. The result, put simply, is spectacular, but as $1,300 is at the high end of even deep-pocketed consumers' budgets, you'll want to catch our full review before making a purchase.

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Scores

Engadget

96
 

Breakdown

Speed (start-up time, lag)
8.9
Image quality
9.8
Durability
8.5
Battery life
9.0
Design and form factor
8.3
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Specs

Cyber-shot

Type
Point and shoot
Resolution (effective)
20.2 megapixels
Memory card
SD, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo
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Specs

Cyber-shot

Type
Point and shoot
Resolution (effective)
20.2 megapixels
Memory card
SD, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo
View Full Specs
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