Sony RX10 launched: An upgrade for novice photographers

Sony RX10

Sony RX10

Apart from the Alpha 7 and Alpha 7R, Sony also introduced an addition to its successful RX Cyber-shot line. The Sony RX10 sports a 20.2-megapixel one-inch BSI CMOS sensor, which assures users of excellent image quality, as well as the same BIONZ processor spotted in Alpha 7 and 7R. This processor helps in autofocus, noise reduction, and reproducing details.

The Sony RX10 is being marketed as a step-up camera for users who are used to point-and-shoot and DSLR cameras. It can also record 1080p video clips at 60 or 24 frames per second, all with full manual control and can be sent to other devices sans compression thanks to its HDMI port. It even sports an adjustable audio level meter, a headphone and microphone jack, and compatibility with XLR-K1M adapter for more sound input options.

Still images and videos can be shared through its built-in Wi-Fi, which can also be used for remote shooting using Sony’s iOS and Android apps. The Sony RX10 also features a quick-responding contrast-detect auto-focus system, the ability to shoot unlimited number of consecutive photos at 10 fps with continuous autofocus, and three-axis image stabilization.

The exterior features a built-in OLED electronic viewfinder, as well as a 1.23M-dot 3-inch White Magic LCD that tilts up to 84 degrees and down to 43 degress that comes handy when shooting at odd angles. It also has a magnesium-alloy body, keeping dust and moisture away.

The Sony RX10 is available for pre-order at $1,300 and is expected to hit retail next month.

Source: Engadget

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