Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 Review

November 22, 2013 | Mark Goldstein |

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 Specifications


Optical Zoom 8.3x(Optical Zoom during movie recording)
Clear Image Zoom 20M Approx. 2.0x / 10M Approx. 2.8x / 5M Approx. 4.0x / VGA Approx. 15x
Digital Zoom 20M Approx.4.0x / 10M Approx.5.6x / 5M Approx.8.0x / VGA Approx.15x
F F2.8 constant
Focal Length (f= mm) f=8.8-73.3mm
Focal Length (f=35mm conversion) f=24-200mm
Macro (cm) AF (W:Approx.3cm(1.2"") to infinity, T:Approx.30cm(0.99') to infinity), Focus Range from the image sensor: AF (W:Approx. 13cm(0.44') to infinity, T:Approx. 44cm(1.46') to infinity)
Filter Diameter (mm) 62mm
Conversion Lens compatibility NO
Carl Zeiss® lens YES (Carl Zeiss "Vario-Sonnar T*")
Sony G NO

Image Sensory

Sensor Type Exmor™ R CMOS Sensor
Size (Inches) 1.0type (13.2 x 8.8mm)


Effective Pixels (Mega Pixels) Approx. 20.2
Bionz Processor YES (BIONZ X)
Face Detection YES
Smile Shutter YES
Soft Skin Effect NO
Background Defocus NO
Waterproof NO
Picture Effect Toy camera, Pop Color, Posterization, Retro Photo, Soft High-key, Partial Color, Retro Photo, Soft High-key, Partial Color, High Contrast Mono., Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Richtone Monochrome, Miniature, Watercolor, Illustration
Sweep Panorama NO
Intelligent Sweep Panorama YES
Underwater Sweep Panorama NO
3D Sweep Panorama NO
Auto Focus Area (Multi Point) YES
Auto Focus Area (Centre weighted) YES
Auto Focus Area (Spot) YES
Auto Focus Area (Flexible Spot) YES
Manual Focus YES
Aperture Auto Mode Program Auto(F2.8/F16) /Manual(F2.8/F16) / Shutter Priority(F2.8/F11) / Aperture Priority(F2.8/F16) / iAuto(F2.8/F11)
Aperture Priority Mode F2.8/F11(W)
Aperture Manual Mode F2.8/F16(W)
Shutter Speed Auto Mode (sec) Program Auto(1""-1/3200*sec.) / Aperture Priority(8""-1/3200*sec.) / Shutter Priority(30""-1/3200*sec.) / Manual Exposure(Bulb, 30""-1/3200*sec.) / iAuto(4""-1/3200*sec.) *At F8 or greater aperture value. Fastest limit at F2.8 is 1/1600sec.
NR Slow Shutter NO
Hand Shake Alert NO
Exposure Control ± 3.0EV, 1/3EV step
White Balance Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent warm white, Fluorescent cool white, Fluorescent day white, Fluorescent daylight, Flash, C.Temp./Filter, Custom
Automatic White Balance YES
Light Metering (Multi Pattern) YES
Light Metering (Centre weighted) YES
Light Metering (Spot) YES
Sharpness Setting YES
Saturation Setting YES
Contrast Setting YES
ISO Sensitivity (REI) Auto(ISO125-12800, selectable with upper / lower limit),125/160/200/250/320/400/500/640/800/1000/1250/1600/2000/2500/3200/4000/5000/6400/8000/10000/12800 (Extendableto ISO80/100),Multi-Frame NR:Auto(ISO125-25600), 200/400/800/1600/3200/6400/12800/25600
Scene Selection Portrait / Anti Motion Blur / Sports Action / Macro / Landscape / Sunset / Night Scene / Handheld Twilight / Night Portrait
NFC NFC forum Type 3 Tag compatible, One-touch remote, One-touch sharing
Eye-Fi YES
Ctrl with Smartphone YES
Send to Smartphone YES


SteadyShot capability NO
Optical SteadyShot capability YES

Auto Focus System

AF Illuminator Auto / Off


Flash Mode Flash Off / Autoflash / Fill-flash / Slow Sync. / Rear Sync. / Wireless (with optional compliant flash)
Red-Eye Correction YES
Auto Daylight Synchronized Flash NO
Distance limitations using Flash (m) ISO Auto: Approx. 1.0m to 10.2m(3.28ft. to 33.46ft.), ISO 12800: up to Approx. 20.4m(66.93ft.)

LCD/ Viewfinder

LCD Screen Size (inches) 7.5cm(3type)
LCD Total Dots Number 1.440.000
LCD Monitor Type TFT/ Xtra fine/ Tiltable LCD
Auto Bright Monitoring YES
Optical Viewfinder Optional with MI Shoe accy
Electrical Viewfinder 0.39-type electronic viewfinder(OLED)


Recording Media Memory Stick™ Duo / Memory Stick PRO Duo™ / Memory Stick PRO Duo™ (high speed) / Memory Stick PRO HG Duo™ / Memory Stick Micro* / Memory Stick Micro (mark 2)*/Memory Stick XC-HG Duo
Recording Media II SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card / SDXC Memory Card / microSD Memory Card* / microSDHC Memory Card* / microSDXC Memory Card*
Recording Format Still Image:JPEG, RAW, Movie:AVCHD Ver2.0/MP4
DCF (Design rule for Camera File System) YES
DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) YES
Burst Mode (shots) Approx.10 fps
Burst Interval (approximately sec) Approx.0.1 sec.
Still Image size (20M 5472×3648) (3:2 mode) YES
Still Image size (10M 3888×2592) (3:2 mode) YES
Still Image size (5M 2736×1824) (3:2 mode) YES
Still Image size (18M 4864×3648) (4:3 mode) YES
Still Image size (10M 3648×2736) (4:3 mode) YES
Still Image size (5M 2592×1944) (4:3 mode) YES
Still Image size (17M 5472×3080) (16:9 mode) YES
Still Image size (7.5M 3648×2056) (16:9 mode) YES
Still Image size (4.2M 2720×1528) (16:9 mode) YES
Still Image size (VGA, 640 x 480) YES
Still Image size (13M 3648×3648) (1:1 mode) YES
Still Image size (6.5M 2544×2544) (1:1 mode) YES
Still Image size (3.7M 1920×1920) (1:1 mode)  
2D Panorama Wide(12,416×1,856/5,536×2,160)/Standard(8,192×1,856/3,872×2,160)
Moving Image Size (1920x1080 60p/ 50p Approx.28Mbps) (AVCHD) YES
Moving Image Size (1920x1080 60i/ 50i Approx.24Mbps) (AVCHD) YES
Moving Image Size (1920x1080 60i/ 50i Approx.17Mbps) (AVCHD) YES
Moving Image Size (1440x1080 30fps Fine Approx.12Mbps) (MP4) YES
Moving Image Size (640x480 30p/ 25p Approx.3Mbps) (VGA) YES
Moving Image Size (1,920x1,080 25p/ 24p 24Mbps) YES
Moving Image Size (1,920x1,080 25p/24p 17Mbps) (MP4) YES

Playback/ Edit

HD (High Definition) Playback YES (HDMI® out)/ 4K/ Triluminos Output
Slideshow (Playback) YES
Trimming NO
Playback Zoom Depends on image size
Cue & Review (MPEG) YES
Index Playback 9 / 25 images
Image Rotation YES
Auto Image Rotation YES
Auto grouping and & Best Picture Recognition NO


Battery Remaining Indicator NO
Histogram Indicator YES
PTP (Picture Transfer Protocol) NO
Print Image Matching YES
PictBridge NO
Shop Front Mode YES
Start up time (approximately sec) Approx. 1.4 sec
Menu Language English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian , Turkish, Greek, Bulgarian, Croatian, Romanian, Russian


Multi use Terminal with HD Multi/Micro USB Terminal*10 , Hi-Speed USB (USB2.0), Micro HDMI,Microphone(3.5 mm Stereo minijack), Multi Interface Shoe, Headphones
Multi use Terminal YES
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed YES

Power/ Others

Battery System Lithium-ion
Supplied Battery NP-FW50
Stamina (battery life) with the supplied battery(s) in normal shooting condition Approx. 420 / Approx. 210min
Battery for Clock NO
Weight (g) Approx. 755g (1lb 10.6oz.)
Weight with Accessories (g) Approx. 813g (1lb 12.7oz.)
Supplied Software PlayMemories Home
Supplied Accessories Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-FW50, AC AdaptorAC-UB10/UB10B/UB10C/UB10D, Micro USB cable, Shoulder strap, Lens cap, Shoe cap, Lens hood, Eyepiece Cup, Instruction Manual


Width (mm) 129
Height (mm) 88.1
Depth (mm) 102.2