DSC-RX10

DSC-RX10

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 Preview

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Sony has added an impressive zoom lens camera to its RX-series of compact fixed-lens cameras. The new DSC-RX10 features the same 1.0-inch 20.2-megapixel BSI CMOS image sensor that debuted in the RX100 last year. However, where the RX100 was only a 3.6x optical zoom lens, the RX10 sports an 8.3x optical F/2.8 Carl ZeissĀ® Vario Sonnar T zoom lens. That's a 35mm equivalency of 24-200mm. New for this year is the BIONZ "X" image processing engine -- three times faster than previous BIONZ engines -- as well as contrast-detection autofocus (AF) system with a Direct Drive SSM (Super Sonicwave Motor) mechanism. Meaning, this autofocus is faster and quieter than ever before. Lock-on AF tracks moving objects even if they leave the OLED TruFinder or the 3.0-inch WhiteMagic LCD display. And Eye AF has been designed to focus on a subject's eyes, or perfect portrait shots.

The RX10 can continuously shoot 10 frames-per-second, at full resolution with AF engaged, as well as Full HD 1080p video at 60-fps or 24-fps. This camera includes a built-in Audio Level Meter as well as a headphone output and microphone input. If a standard stereo mic isn't good enough for your cinematic endeavors, there's an optional XLR-K1M adapter to add an XLR microphone. P/A/S/M exposure controls are available for both still photos and video recording.

The Cyber-shot RX10 includes Wi-Fi for connecting the camera to any iOS or Android smartphone (via a free app), as well as NFC (Near Field Communication) for one-touch connection of NFC-enabled Android devices. Once a connection is made, via NFC or Wi-Fi, the RX10 can share photos wirelessly via the mobile device, display still images on an HDTV or 4K television, or you can use your phone as a remote control for the camera. There's also built-in support for TRILUMINOS Color on Sony BRAVIA televisions.

Sony RX10 Features
  • 1.0-inch, 20.2-megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor
  • 8.3x optical zoom. F2.8 Carl ZeissĀ® Vario Sonnar T zoom lens 
  • F/2.8 Aperture
  • 24-200mm (35mm equivalent)
  • BIONZ X processing engine
  • OLED Tru-Finder
  • 3.0-inch White Magic LCD display
  • 10 frames-per-second Continuous Shooting (with Autofocus)
  • Full 1080p HD Video recording at 1080/60p or 1080/24p
    • HDMI out for an external monitor or storage device
    • Audio Level Meter
    • Microphone Input
    • Headphone Output
    • Compatible with the Optional XLR-K1M microphone adapter
  • P/A/S/M exposure modes (even with video)
  • Contrast-detection AF system
    • Lock-on AF
    • Eye AF
  • On-board Wi-Fi
  • NFC (Near Field Communication)

Sony's Cyber-shot RX10 will be available this November (2013) for around $1300.

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