Sony has created a product with superior image quality in any shooting condition. RX10 can both compete with smartphones, and can become an alternative to DSLRs.
Sheep wears wolf: The universal camera takes the shape of a DSLR
Most users are currently using the RX10 in a handheld mode, turning it on and … shooting. It looks like a DSLR but RX10 is actually a point-and-shoot camera. Above the body, there is only one wheel that selects the mode and a simple wheel of brightness adjustment. The back of the device has a scroll bar to select images or change the main settings, plus 2 custom buttons so you can change the options easily.
The RX10 is a great model to start learning photography. Sony's adjustable menu has almost all the settings and options you need. Perhaps, users will use aperture priority mode (aperture and ISO custom), and let the machine select the remaining options.
However, manual custom mode (Manual) will become very inconvenient. Even the stages of metering or selecting focus points are very difficult. The reason is that RX10 is designed to be used as simply as possible. This camera will not become the No. 1 choice for professional photographers.
However, RX10 has all the necessary features to become the best "top" camera option for general users. The machine has a sturdy body, can quickly cope with the weather, can survive a day of shooting in the snow or once fell out of the bag. The RX10 weighs nearly 910 grams, but you can still hold the camera with one hand easily thanks to the large handle. However, with a thickness of more than 15cm and a width of nearly 13cm, you can hardly put RX10 in your pocket. You will need to place the RX10 in a separate bag.
The RX10's lens is the reason why this camera is so big. This lens can zoom from 24mm to 200mm, with aperture up to f2.8. This is one of the best superzoom tubes ever The Verge judge enough to take a beautiful picture regardless of whether you are 5 cm or 5 meters away from the model.
Compared to "super" superzoom tubes like the Nikon P520 (42X), the RX10's 8.3X zoom lens looks unimpressive. What makes the RX10 superzoom tube so unique is its ability to capture beautifully in both wide-angle and telephoto shooting. The biggest problem with this lens is that the zooming process takes a lot of time, because the RX10's lens is electronically controlled to increase the smoothness of the recorded videos. RX10's zoom time is up to nearly 10 seconds, so you won't want to use this camera at sporting events.
Certainly the majority of people who buy RX10 are those who upgrade from a smartphone or a universal camera, and therefore want to switch to using a "seemingly professional" electronic viewfinder like RX10. While the optical viewfinder will produce a more accurate image, the RX10's electronic viewfinder is of good quality. The strength of the electronic viewfinder (EVF) compared to the optical viewfinder is the EVF that can display all the necessary information, and so you can customize all the necessary settings without taking your eyes off. off the lens.
However, because RX10 is a consumer-oriented product, most users will probably use the 3-inch LCD screen on the back. The RX10's LCD screen is very sharp, bright enough for outdoor use, and can be flipped to both sides so you can shoot while holding the camera on top or below the belt (sorry, no mode "). selfie "). While using the viewfinder will give you a "professional" feel, the RX10's LCD screen is good enough for you to fit and look at the real world model.
Thanks to the built-in Wi-Fi and NFC connection, you can use Sony's PlayMemories application to control RX10 from your smartphone. However, this application is still quite slow and too simple, and also requires you to connect yourself every time you want to use. This application allows you to copy data from RX10 onto smartphones quite easily and also allows you to press the trigger remotely, but still not smooth enough for regular use.
It can be said that RX10 is a "transition step" between a universal camera and a DSLR. The device has a large size, but still has a very good and polished design quality. Sophisticated users may prefer RX10, but this camera is not too difficult to use for ordinary users. Sony has created a camera that allows ordinary users to create beautiful photos in any case without the help of "more sophisticated" people. All you need is to pick up the camera and take it.
During a week using RX10, the editor of The Verge claiming this camera is almost … unable to take a bad picture. The 1-inch 20.2 MP sensor inside the RX10 is almost identical to the RX100's sensor, and the image quality is also very similar: sharp images, vivid colors and precision, even more sensitive light bands expectations of many people.
The RX10 f2.8 lens produces very good DOF, especially when zooming in: lenses that can zoom close and keep the blurry background as good as RX10 will cost nearly the same price as the camera. this. Photos at ISO 3200 are still "clean", and even ISO 5000 images are still enough for Instagram and Facebook. Sony's Bionz X image signal processor can reduce noise quite well at high ISO, although shooting in very dark areas can make the image smooth and blurry.
Obviously, the RX10 is not enough to completely replace high-end DSLRs like the Alpha A7, or even mirrorless cameras like the X100s. Even more affordable DSLR models like Canon T5i also have better image quality.
DSLRs with APS-C sensors will better capture low light, especially when combined with high quality lenses. However, professional photographers can still carry RX10 instead of carrying multiple DSLR models and different types of lenses, because RX10 will produce good quality in many different use cases.
The most attractive feature of RX10 is the diversity of this camera: good enough for both professional users and simple enough for general users. It can be confirmed that the image quality of RX10 is good enough for you not to upgrade to DSLRs like NEX-6.
The video quality of RX10 is also very good, with a maximum resolution of Full HD 1080p at 60 frames per second. Both the image and the sound were great. The dedicated video back button allows you to record video immediately, regardless of which interface of RX10 you are using. With a mechanical zoom tube, the videos are very professional looking.
The biggest weakness of the RX10, like many of Sony's other products, is its poor autofocus (AF). Even if you stand in front of a very clear model, RX10 still takes a lot of time to select the focus. Sometimes, RX10's AF system will capture a sharp out-of-focus image. Although this doesn't happen too often, the problem of slow AF can still be uncomfortable for people who only have a few seconds to capture the "golden moment". It is unclear why the RX10 has this problem: the lens is very fast and the image processor is also quite impressive.
Except for the slow focusing speed, the RX10 works very fast. The process of turning on the camera for shooting takes only 2 seconds. RX10 is almost never delayed and can also capture 2 frames per second when shooting in normal mode. Each battery charge allows you to take about 500 photos. RX10 charges the battery through the microUSB port, so you won't have to worry about the charging cord, but the charging process via microUSB is also very slow compared to normal.
Obviously, the RX10 is not a camera that can capture great-looking pictures anytime, anywhere. However, the process of using RX10 will give you the feeling that you are carrying a lot of DSLRs and lots of lenses. Instead of changing the camera, you have to replace the lens, you just need to use RX10 to create a pretty good image.
Universal cameras are being overwhelmed by smartphones because of their unique strength compared to smartphones as image quality. In an era when people only like to share on Instagram and Facebook, the image quality of popular cameras becomes an excessive element.
Song, RX10 and superzoom models are generally going in a different direction: increasing the diversity of the product, allowing you to create beautiful photos anytime, anywhere, from a brilliant beach to a room dark. This is a camera that anyone can use, in any case. This is the best superzoom camera on the market today, with image quality and ease of use enough for everyone to please.
However, at the price of $ 1,300 (27.4 million; original price in the US), RX10 will not be an easy choice. The only object of RX10 is those who have enough money to pursue DSLRs, don't mind carrying bulky DSLRs but are afraid to invest too much in a lens collection. Even the RX100 with a price of 700 USD (about 14.8 million VND) is also a difficult choice for many people, so there will be very few people choose RX10.
However, if you are willing to spend an investment of 1300 USD for RX10, you will find that this is a camera that is totally worth your price. If you do not know much about photography, RX10 will help you capture the photos "stunning" without having to learn too much. Even if you are an "pro" photographer who will not be able to capture anything in the next trip, RX10 is the safest option for you: take anything, anywhere.
According to The Verge