Monday, 30 December 2013

ET Review: Sony CyberShot RX10

Price: Rs 84,990


20,1 MP, 1-inch CMOS, Bionz X processor, Carl Zeiss 24-200mm f2.8 lens, OLED viewfinder, magnesium amalgamate casing, flash, WiFi, NFC, 1080p video, micro HDMI, 1080mAh battery, 813 grams.

Positives: Excellent formula (esp. video), WiFi (remote shooting), delegate LCD, quick f2.8 superzoom lens, build peculiarity

Negatives: Expensive, bound lens, countless DSLR options with incomparable sensors accessible for a obtuse cost

NEW DELHI: That Sony’s new RX10 is a ‘bridge-style’ camera is clear when we initial see it. It also looks and feels decidedly reward with a weather-sealed mag-alloy body, glorious ergonomics all a bells whistles we could presumably ask for. Like many overpass cameras, it has DSLR-like styling with a bound lens. The disproportion here is that a lens is a Carl Zeiss section with a limit f2.8 orifice via a 24-200mm (8.3x) wizz range. Obviously, a glorious 1-inch backlit CMOS sensor (taken from a highly-rated Sony RX100 II) will broach those formula here too, with a combined advantage of a zoom.

If we started inventory out all a facilities and controls that a RX10 has, we’d need a whole page. Notably, we favourite a delegate LCD (with backlight), a glorious electronic viewfinder, a customisable inlet of a buttons and a built in electronic levels. The camera also includes NFC and WiFi — with Sony’s PlayMemories app, we can control a camera (with a remote live view) regulating your phone/tablet. The video formula are generally fantastic interjection to a new processor some new sensor technologies.

The biggest jump for a RX10 will be a price. We’re a initial to acknowledge that a RX10 offers a singular proposition: a vast sensor in a compress physique with a quick (but non removable) superzoom lens. Sony is substantially perplexing to fill a niche — people who don’t wish a complexities of a digital SLR though still wish something pretty compress with highquality results. The problem is, there are loads of cheaper options. For instance, Sony’s possess NEX array of cameras (`31,990 onwards) offer incomparable APS-C sensors with transmutable lenses. Sony’s RX100 II (`42,990) offers a same 1-inch CMOS sensor as a RX10 though with a smaller lens. Or we could get Canon’s EOS M (`34,995, with 18-55mm lens). While a RX10 is good in the possess right, the welfare stays a DSLR with a single, do-it-all lens.

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