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Sony RX10 review

A premium bridge camera with the RX100 II one-inch sensor and f/2.8 constant aperture lens.

As part of our image quality testing for the Sony RX10, we've shot our resolution chart.

For a full explanation of what our resolution charts mean, and how to read them, check out our full explanation of our camera testing resolution charts.

Examining images of the chart taken at each sensitivity setting reveals the following resolution scores in line widths per picture height x100:

JPEG

JPEG 100

Full ISO image. See the cropped (100%) versions below.

ISO 80 crop

ISO 80. Score: 24 (Click here to view the full resolution image)

ISO 100 Crop

ISO 100. Score: 24 (Click here to view the full resolution image)

ISo 200 crop

ISO 200. Score: 24 (Click here to view the full resolution image)

ISO 400

ISO 400. Score: 24 (Click here to view the full resolution image)

ISO 800

ISO 800. Score: 24 (Click here to view the full resolution image)

ISO 100  Score  XX  Click here to view the full resolution image

ISO 1600. Score: 22 (Click here to view the full resolution image)

ISO 3200 crop

ISO 3200. Score: 20 (Click here to view the full resolution image)

ISO 6400

ISO 6400. Score: 18 (Click here to view the full resolution image)

ISO 12800 crop

ISO 12800. Score: 12 (Click here to view the full resolution image)

Raw

ISO 80 crop

ISO 80. Score: 24 (Click here to view the full resolution image)

ISO 100 crop

ISO 100. Score: 24 (Click here to view the full resolution image)

ISO 200 crop

ISO 200. Score: 24 (Click here to view the full resolution image)

ISO 400 crop

ISO 400. Score: 22 (Click here to view the full resolution image)

ISO 800 crop

ISO 800. Score: 22 (Click here to view the full resolution image)

ISO 1600 crop

ISO 1600. Score: 20 (Click here to view the full resolution image)

ISO 3200 raw

ISO 3200. Score: 20 (Click here to view the full resolution image)

ISO 6400 raw

ISO 6400. Score: 18 (Click here to view the full resolution image)

ISO 12800 crop

ISO 12800. Score: 16 (Click here to view the full resolution image)

Tech Specs

Product TypeBridge Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
TouchscreenNo
Effective Camera Resolution20.2 Megapixel
GPSNo
USBYes
Wide AngleYes
PictBridgeNo
Product FamilyCyber-shot R
Image StabilizationOptical
ColourBlack
Optical Zoom8.3x
Digital Zoom4x
Brand NameSony
FeaturesContinuous Shooting Mode, Live View, Orientation Sensor, Near Field Communication (NFC), Face Detection, External Flash Shoe, Smile Detection
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsAVCHD, MP4
Viewfinder TypeElectronic
Weight (Approximate)755 g
Minimum Focus Distance30 mm
Maximum Image Resolution5472 x 3648
Maximum Frame Rate60 fps
Number of Batteries Supported1
Battery Built-inNo
Battery RechargeableYes
Battery IncludedYes
Display Screen TypeLCD
Image Sensor TypeExmor R CMOS
Total Camera Resolution21 Megapixel
HDMIYes
HD Movie ModeYes
Battery Model SupportedNP-FW50
Memory Card SupportedMemory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO High Speed Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick Micro, Memory Stick Micro (M2), Memory Stick XC-HG Duo, Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, microSD Card, microSDHC Card, microSD Extended Capacity (microSDXC), Eye-Fi Card
Height88.1 mm
Width129 mm
Depth102.2 mm
Autofocus Points25
Product SeriesR
Focal Length8.80 mm to 73.30 mm
Image FormatsJPEG, RAW
Focus ModesAuto, Manual
ManufacturerSony Corporation
Product ModelDSC-RX10
Product NameRX10 Digital Compact Camera
Product LineCyber-shot
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberDSCRX10.CEH
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.sony.co.uk
Marketing InformationPerforms in any situation

Leave the DSLR at home. The compact RX10 delivers every time. It has a large 20.2MP 1.0 type back-illuminated Exmor R® CMOS sensor and class-leading Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* lens with a constant f/2.8 aperture and 24-200mm zoom range. Each click ensures clarity, detail and beauty.

Battery Life420 Shot/3.50 Hour Video
Package Contents
  • RX10 Digital Compact Camera
  • Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-FW50
  • AC Adaptor AC-UB10/UB10B/UB10C/UB10D
  • Micro USB Cable
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Lens Cap
  • Shoe Cap
  • Lens Hood
  • Eyepiece Cup
  • Instruction Manual
  • Software Media
Display Resolution1440000 Pixel
Limited Warranty1 Year
Built-in DevicesSpeaker, Microphone