Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 Review
Design & Operation
The RX10 is a fairly dense and solid-feeling camera and, for that matter, it's a relatively large and heavy one. Even if we stop talking in terms of equivalents for a moment, that's still an 8.8-73.3mm F2.8 lens on the front and, given its relatively complex 14 element/11 group design, there's a lot of glass in there. The lens barrel and front and top plates are made of magnesium alloy, which helps push the weight of the camera to 813g (12.7oz), putting it well into DSLR territory.
The body is sealed against both moisture and dust, which should give photographers confidence when shooting in adverse conditions.
In your hand
The RX10 is a solid, well-constructed little camera and despite its 1" sensor it handles in much the same way as a typical high-end travel zoom.
|The RX10's sizable lens becomes even more so at the long end of the zoom. Thankfully, this doesn't greatly affect the overall balance of the camera.|
Side by side
Below are a pair of cameras that some may compare to the DSC-RX10: the Panasonic FZ200 (which has a 25-600 F2.8 lens) and the
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