The Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-RX10 has plenty of features to realize more of the potential in your movies. To record sound with precision worthy of professional production, connect a high-performance microphone through an input terminal. Monitor pristine stereo sound through premium-quality Sony headphones plugged into the headphone jack. A built-in HDMI output terminal also accommodates connection of a TV, computer or DVD player/recorder. Audio metering and recording level control are instrumental to keeping soundtracks smooth and consistent. Use the camera's Multi Interface Shoe and an optional XLR Adaptor Kit to hook up external recording, flash and other accessories. It all adds up to a set of professional-class capabilities that is unprecedented among all other compact cameras.
Containing back-illuminated technology and approximately 4x larger light-sensitive area that other compact DSC (digital still cameras) can't match, Sony's 20.2-megapixel 1.0-inch Exmor R CMOS sensor harnesses light and reduces image noise very efficiently. This, along with high settings of a wide ISO range, allow even photos of dimly lit scenes to look incredibly clear.
But - battery life too short Charging to slow Missed best picture of day - battery died This was at a Maritime Event and a square rigged sailboat was passing at sunset
Very versitile well made & technically excellent.
Was very excited to receive this camera, with all the great reviews here and elsewhere. I'm a former pro photographer, been doing digital photography since 1998. I wanted this for casual trip photography, when I don't want to bring my Canon DSLR or Leica M9 kit. This is probably the 15th or so digital camera body I have purchased. When I got the camera, the SD slot was a little "sticky." I did not occur to me at the time that it was defective (my HUGE mistake). I was very careful to insert and remove the card "gingerly." About 31 days past the purchase, the card refused to insert more than half way. Now with electronics, you don't force things. Adorama said I was past the return limit, send it to Sony. I sent it to Sony. They informed me that I had broken my camera and would have to pay $260 to have it repaired. (Stop and think about how you would intentionally try to break your SD card slot, could you even do it?) I phoned them and we had a heated discussion. I reluctantly agreed to pay $100 when they said they would fix that day and ship expedited the next, because in one week was the first trip that I actually bought the camera for (Mexico). My camera did not arrive. While in Mexico I checked the status and it said it was being repaired. I emailed but got no response. I finally posted in a Sony customer forum about how dissappointed I was. This made someone email me. After a couple of days they said they found my camera and would ship it. They gave me a tracking number. When Fedex said it arrived, I emailed a neighbor to pick it up. It wasn't there. I checked the tracking more closely and it had been delivered to West Virginia (I'm in Seattle). I emailed them and they said they would trace it. After I had been home a few days, another neighbor came over with a box he had seen on my doorstep and stored it for me. It was the camera (different tracking number of course). AND IT WASN'T FIXED! So I emailed back my contact and reported that. I told them I no longer wanted this camera, please refund me in full, fix the camera and sell as a refurb. Refused. I asked for the name and number of the person in charge of their group. Refused. At this point I contacted Adorama and said I know I'm past the 30 days, but surely you have reps with Sony, can you help me out, get some kind of better response. I also said that I would be buying a Fuji XT-1 and numerous lenses to replace this RX-10, and I would buy at Adorama if they would help me out. But, no they would not. I then reported how I had been treated on several photography site forums. One person said email email@example.com. I did that and someone called me. She said she would look into it. I reiterated with her the number of sony products I have and use. Easily over 15k of items. I go back to cassette walkman days with Sony. After three business days she got back to me and said the best they would do is ship it for free to the repair center again and repair it. No refund on the $100 non-repair. I told her that I'm an honest person with plenty of money. If I broke my own camera it would not be a problem. I said "there are only two possibilities, that is was defective, or I broke it. Since I know I did not break it, you are calling me a liar." So that is where I'm at today. I'll ship it, possibly they'll repair it. When I get it back, I have to ebay it. We need our cameras to be our trusted companions, and this one surely is not. I'll never do business with Sony again. And although Adorama was not obligated to help me, they could have, so no points to them either.
Super quality, i sold my D300 and K7 for buy it. best results ever for $1300. Can bid most DSLR cameras. Fast and high quality lens. Works with pocket wizard best think for studio.
I love the features and the quality of this camera it almost seems hard to take a bad picture. Intelligent Auto + takes all the guess work out of correct capture setting, yet there are plenty of custom and manual settings to play with. Nice for home/family shots and getting ready to test on vacation. It's not a pocket camera so I purchased a RX100M2 which is equally impressive--Well Christmas and my birthday are done :)
I used to have a Sony F828. Loved that camera. The RX10 reminds me of the 828. But much better. I also got a real nice price on adorama.
After I purchased this camera, I sold my DSLR and my superzoom lens. While giving up some in terms of image noise, it makes up for it in sharpness and focusing speed in poorly lit environments. I purchased it at a sale price, and to be honest, I don't know if it would have paid full price for it, but it was totally worth what I paid for it. Love this lens, love the handling of the camera. Can easily handle images up to 3200 iso without a significant drop in quality (to my non-professional eyes). Great vibration reduction. I can get images at 1/10 sec that I couldn't get with my DSLR.
This is a great little camera. Traded my DSLR and lenses for it and don't miss carrying all that gear around. Takes great photos and its video potential is amazing.
There are many reviews of the RX10 out there and I have not yet receive mine anyway. So let me just say that Adorama shipping and service are top notch. I ordered online, had a problem and needed to cancel. The phone line was jammed, as it was a few days before Christmas. Sent a brief email to support canceling the order then went to submit a new order. The second order charge was declined by the bank, and I was informed by support at Adorama and provided a phone number to call. I got through this time and with the help of Cleo M. canceled the first order. She also cleared up some questions I had about the extended warranty I purchased and the backorder status on an item in my cart. There was one question Cloe M. didn't know the answer to but she politely excused herself and promptly got the answer. After I called the bank I spoke with another rep for Adorama and they were just as helpful. Additionally in between phone calls I got an email from someone at support saying that they received my email request for order cancellation but that it was already canceled by Cleo M. at phone support. I had many problems with my order (my fault) but with the help of great support my order shipped same day. Adorama has super competitive pricing, fast shipping, and most important of all rock solid support with a great return policy. And while Adorama might not deluge your email box with automated order status updates, they are busy at work making sure your product ships out the door ASAP. Rock on Adorama, rock on.
I bought this for when I'm travelling, but not on a real photo mission. It's smaller and lighter than just my 24-70 f/2.8 zoom! I'm an IQ zealot, and this camera does not dissappoint for its size.