Large Sensor, Long Zoom – The new Sony RX10

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Imagine taking Sony’s excellent compact camera the RX100, retain its 1 inch, 20 megapixel sensor, sticking a long 24-200 F2.8 Carl Zeiss lens in front, and bulk up the camera with a quasi-DSLR shape, and you get the new Sony RX10 – announced today to much fanfare.

The new Cyber-shot RX10 camera adds a high-zoom model to its premium line of Cyber-shot RX series cameras. The original RX100, and the subsequent RX100 II, if you aren’t already aware, is an excellent compact camera with a largish 1″ size sensor producing excellent 20 megapixel images rivalling those of low end DSLRs. The new RX100 upped the ante by providing a zoom that goes from a wide angle of 24mm (35mm equivalent) to a focal length of 200mm, useful for birding, zoos, stage work, concerts etc. Continue reading Large Sensor, Long Zoom – The new Sony RX10

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