Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 review: The definitive bridge camera?

By Kevin Carter - Thursday, December 19, 2013

Camera Review
Introduction | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 sensor performance | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II: Equal performance | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 vs Nikon Coolpix P7800 vs Canon PowerShot G1X: Superior sensor performance | Conclusion

Analyzed alongside the firm’s RX100 II, a super compact model with the same 20-Mpix 1-inch type sensor it’s clear to see that the sensor in RX10 has a near identical response, albeit perhaps with some tweaks in performance. Overall it has the equivalent to a +1/3 stop gain in IQ for color depth and a +1/3 stop wider dynamic range but there’s no advantage in low light. Ostensibly, the RX10 has the same sensor, which has allowed the firm to design a high-speed high-ratio zoom to match, albeit with a body that has a very different form factor to the pocket-friendly RX100 models.