See life in a new light
Open your eyes. A bright, large-aperture zoom lens, a big, extra-sensitive image sensor and other brilliant features are ready to fire up your passion to create. With the new RX10 the compact digital camera that puts boundless picture-taking power in your hands and a fresh new outlook in your sights
More room to zoom at will
Close-up shooting is seamless. No switching to macro mode is needed. Zoom in all the way up to extreme telephoto on a subject as near as 30cm away. The built-in lens makes it more convenient for you to take impressive shots throughout a big range.
More capability now more compact
An advanced aspherical lens (AA lens) reduces diameter and length, and maintains high resolution even at image edges. A new Direct Drive SSM (Super Sonic wave Motor) stops lens movement with spot-on precision. Far-reaching optical flexibility minimizes mechanical dimensions. Precise alignment of the image sensor and lens also perfectly combines diminutive form and outsized performance.
Superior sensitivity makes a clear difference
Containing back-illuminated technology and approximately 4x larger light-sensitive area that other compact DSC (digital still cameras) can?t match, Sony?s 20.2-megapixel 1.0-type Exmor R CMOS sensor harnesses light and reduces image noise very efficiently. This, along with high settings of a wide ISO range, allow even photos of dimly lit scenes to look incredibly clear.
New-generation image processing engine, BIONZ X, leads a new world
The groundbreaking new BIONZ X image processing engine not only maximizes picture quality in ways that only a seamlessly unified body and lens design can realize ? it also faithfully reproduces textures and details in real time, as seen by the naked eye, with peerless high-speed processing. The experience of shooting and viewing stills and movies expands your senses by depicting true realism with richer tonal gradations and lower image noise than was previously possible. With such a high magnitude of power ready for every situation, BIONZ X naturally leads toward better ways to witness the world in full glory.
Quick focusing even at telephoto range
High-speed AF is remarkably smooth thanks to the Direct Drive SSM (Super Sonic wave Motor) with precision-engineered focusing stop positions designed to minimize focusing lens travel distance, which shortens focusing time.
More flexible focus area selection
Choose among three concentric Flexible Spot frames for greater focusing versatility and precision than other cameras? fixed-focus spot frame systems can provide.
Lock-on AF tracks with smart precision
Just press the shutter button halfway to activate* Lock-on AF. It precisely focuses even on moving subjects by continuously adjusting target frame size based on its recognition of subject characteristics. You can easily stay focused on the main action because this object tracking innovation optimizes autofocus timing. Even when a subject goes out of frame temporarily, tracking resumes at the moment that it is recaptured after re-entering the frame.
New Eye AF on the soul of the subject
Applying advanced detection technology, this new Eye AF function detects and focuses on a subject?s eye, even if the subject is facing or looking slightly away from the camera. Then, a blinking green frame appears on that eye in the viewfinder image to indicate the point of focus for the upcoming shot.
Shoot for more in Full HD
As Full High Definition (Full HD) movie recording has become a standard of high-performance video recording and playback, Sony advances better ways to take advantage of its potential. Accordingly, the RX10 not only records Full HD movies in the AVCHD Progressive, 1920 x 1080 format ? it also lets you select between 60p and 24p shooting modes, for supremely smooth-looking or cinematically expressive movies, respectively. To maintain clear, steady movie shooting results, take advantage of optical image stabilization in Active mode to effectively reduce camera shake.
Ensuring professional-caliber sound and more
The RX10 has plenty of features to realize more of the potential in your movies. To record sound with precision worthy of professional production, connect a high-performance microphone through an input terminal. Monitor pristine stereo sound through premium-quality Sony headphones plugged into the headphone jack. A built-in HDMI output terminal also accommodates connection of a TV, computer or DVD player/recorder. Audio metering and recording level control are instrumental to keeping soundtracks smooth and consistent. Use the camera?s Multi Interface Shoe and an optional XLR Adaptor Kit to hook up external recording, flash and other accessories. It all adds up to a set of professional-class capabilities that is unprecedented among all other compact cameras.
For clean simultaneous signal output
Clear, uncompressed digital movie signal output can be transferred to an external monitor/recorder (connected via the HDMI terminal) simultaneously in real time from the RX10. The shooting info display can be turned off for even cleaner views of such movies on an external monitor/recorder.
For a truer view of every scene
See spectacular clarity, contrast and detail in every scene, regardless of conditions, on the built-in, bright, high-resolution OLED Tru-Finder. Four dual-sided aspherical lenses provide a big, approx. 33-degree view angle and maintain excellent edge-to-edge visibility of the electronic viewfinder.
Customizing convenient command
For faster, more intuitive camera operation, you can customize a total of seven buttons by assigning up to 40 types of functions among them. As a result, you will gain more convenient access to your selection of frequently used functions, right at your fingertips.
Thoughtfully designed for effortless operation
The manual ring gives you direct control of certain settings, zooming and focusing, according to the focus mode in use. In addition, before turning the aperture ring to set F-stop, you can turn Aperture Click Switch on for a stepwise feel of assurance, or off for a quiet, smooth feel when setting the aperture. A display panel on top lets you glance at key settings without moving the camera as you look through the viewfinder.
Strong and light enough for anything
Magnesium alloy top and front casings make the RX10 light, solid and robust enough for long, rigorous use by advanced photographers and videographers. The camera?s dust- and moisture-resistant design even allows shooting in rugged outdoor environments.
Advanced interface makes it all easy
A new, improved graphical user interface makes access to frequently used functions absolutely effortless. Just press the Fn button to display a list of them.
A flexible rear view covers many angles
An approximately 1,229K-dot tiltable 3.0-type White Magic LCD lets you shoot comfortably from various positions. The display has the flexibility to be tilted within a range of angles extending from about 84 degrees upward to about 45 degrees downward.
Easier contact with smartphones and tablets
Just download the free PlayMemories Mobile app, then instantly connect via Wi-Fi or NFC (near field communication)* by touching a compatible Android smartphone or tablet to the camera. Then, you can remotely control the camera?s shutter release from that other mobile device, instantly receive the image on the device and upload transferred images to an SNS site.
Camera Type: Cyber-shot Digital Still Camera
Lens Compatibility: Fixed lens
Imaging Sensor: Exmor R 1.0 inch CMOS sensor (13.2 X 8.8mm) (3:2 aspect ratio)
Processor: BIONZ X image processor
Pixel Gross: 20.9M pixels (approx.)
Effective Picture Resolution: 20.2M pixels (approx.)
Color Filter System: RGB primary color filters
Media Type: Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo (High Speed), Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick XC-HG Duo, Memory Stick Micro9, Memory Stick Micro (Mark2)9, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card (UHS-I), SDXC Memory Card (UHS-I), microSD Memory Card9, microSDHC Memory Card9, microSDXC Memory Card9
Color Space: sRGB, AdobeRGB, xvYCC standard (x.v.Color when connected via HDMI cable) compatible with TRILUMINOS color
Still Image Mode: JPEG (Standard, Fine), RAW, RAW+JPEG
Still Image Max Effective Resolution: 20.2 Megapixels
Still Image Size 16:9: L:17M (5472 x 3080) / M: 7.5M (3648 x 2056) / S: 4.2M (2720 x 1528)
Still Image Size 1:1: L: 13M (3648x 3648) / M: 6.5M (2544 x 2544) / S: 3.7M (1920 x 1920)
Still Image Size 3:2: L: 20M (5472 x 3648) / M: 10M (3888 x 2592) / S: 5.0M (2736 x 1824)
Still Image Size 4:3: L: 18M (4864 x 3648) / M: 10M (3648 x 2736) / S: 5.0M (2592 x 1944) / VGA
Panorama Still Image Size: Horizontal wide (12416 x 1856 / 5536 x 2160), Horizontal standard (8192 x 1856 / 3872 x 2160)
Video Format: AVCHD Ver. 2.0 / MP4 (MPEG-4 AVC (H.264))
Video Mode: AVCHD: 28M PS (1920 x 1080, 60p) 24M FX (1920 x 1080, 60i) 17M FH (1920 x 1080, 60i) 24M FX (1920 x 1080, 24p) 17M FH (1920 x 1080, 24p) MP4: 12M (1440 x 1080, 30 fps) 3M VGA (640 x 480, 30 fps)
Video Signal: NTSC color, EIA standards
Audio Format: Dolby Digital (AC-3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC
Microphone/Speaker: Built-in stereo microphone or ECM-CG50 / XLR-K1M (sold separately)/ Built-in monaural speaker
Still Image Size(Photo Mode): JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver.2.3, MPF Baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3format)
Lens Type: Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T*, 14 elements in 11 groups (including 7 aspheric elements)
Aperture: F2.8 constant
Optical Zoom: 8.3x (Optical Zoom during movie recording)
Digital Zoom: Still Image: 20M approx. 66x / 10M approx. 93x / 5M approx. 133x / VGA approx. 249x (including Optical Zoom) Movie: 66x (including Optical Zoom)
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): [Still Image 3:2] f = 24-200mm [Still Image 16:9] f = 25-213mm [Still Image 4:3] f= 26-220mm [Still Image 1:1] f = 31-259mm [Movie 16:9] f = 26-212mm (SteadyShot Standard), f = 29-315mm (SteadyShot Active Mode) [Movie 4:3] f = 31-259mm (SteadyShot Standard), f = 35-386mm (SteadyShot Active Mode)
Aperture Blade: Iris diaphragm (7 blades)
Clear Image Zoom: 16.6x (including Optical Zoom)
LCD Type: 3.0 inch (7.5cm) (4:3) / 1,228,000 dots / Xtra Fine / TFT LCD / Tiltable (up approx. 84 deg., down approx. 43 deg.)
Angle Adjustment: Tilt angle: Up: Approx. 84 degrees; Down: Approx. 43 degrees
Brightness Control: Auto / Manual (5 steps) / Sunny Weather mode
Coverage: 100% Field of View
Live View: Continuous Live View
Real-time image adjustment display: Yes (On/Off)
Histogram: Yes (On/off)
Peaking: Yes Level setting: High/Mid/Low/Off Color: White/Red/Yellow
Grid Display: Yes (Rule of Thirds, 4x6 Square, Diagonal & 4x6 Square Grids, Off)
Customization: Grid, Histogram display, Digital Level Gauge, Grid Line, Magnified display for playback
Focus System: Contrast-detect AF
Focus Points: 25 points
AF Modes: Single-shot AF (AF-S) / Continuous AF (AF-C) / Direct Manual Focus (DMF) / Manual Focus
Focus Area: Multi point AF (25 points) / Center weighted AF / Flexible spot / Flexible spot (tracking focus) / Flexible spot (face tracking)
Metering Modes: Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot
Exposure Compensation: +/- 5.0EV (1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps selectable) (with exposure compensation dial : +/- 3EV (1/3 EV steps))
Exposure Settings: [Still] Program Auto (Program shift available), Aperture Priority, Shutter Speed Priority, Manual Exposure, MR (Memory Recall)1, MR2 [Movie] Movie Mode (Program Auto, Aperture Priority, Shutter Speed Priority, Manual Exposure) [Panorama] Scene Selection, AUTO (Intelligent Auto/Superior Auto)
Scene Mode(s): Portrait, Anti Motion Blur, Sports Action, Macro, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Hand-held Twilight, Night Portrait
D-Range Optimizer: Off, Dynamic Range Optimizer (Auto / Level), Auto High Dynamic Range: Off, Auto exposure difference, Exposure difference level (1.0 ? 6.0 EV, 1.0 EV step)
Auto Exposure Lock: Yes (AE Lock button). Can be disabled from menu
ISO: Still Image] Auto (ISO 125 - 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 (Expandable to ISO 80 / 100) Multi Frame NR: Auto (ISO 125 - 25600), 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400 / 12800 / 25600 [Movie] Auto (ISO 125 - 6400 equivalent), 125 / 160 / 200 / 250 / 320 / 400 / 500 / 640 / 800 / 1000 / 1250 / 1600 / 2000 / 2500 / 3200 / 4000 / 5000 / 6400 / 8000 / 10000 / 12800
Creative Style: Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Clear, Deep, Light, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Autumn Leaves, Black & White, Sepia, Style Box(Contrast (-3 to +3steps), Saturation(-3 to +3steps), Sharpness(-3 to +3steps)
White Balance Mode: Auto / Daylight / Shade / Cloudy / Incandescent / Fluor (Warm White) / Fluor (Cool White) / Fluor (Day White) / Fluor (Daylight) / Flash / C. Temp., Filter / Custom
Color Temperature: 2500 ? 9900K with 15-step each Magenta/Green compensation (G7 to M7), Amber/Blue (A7 to B7), Custom
Exposure Bracketing: 3 continuous or single shots in 1/3 or 2/3 EV steps
Picture Effect(s): [Still Image] Toy Camera, Pop Color, Posterization, Retro Photo, Soft High- key, Partial Color, High Contrast Monochrome, Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Rich-tone Monochrome, Miniature, Watercolor, Illustration [Movie] Toy Camera, Pop Color, Posterization, Retro Photo, Soft High-key, Partial Color, High Contrast Monochrome
Drive Mode: Single-shot, Continuous, Speed Priority Continuous, Self-timer (10/2 sec. delay), Self-timer (Cont.), Self-portrait One-person, Self-portrait Two-person, Bracketing
Continuous Shooting Speed: Approx. 10 fps
Self-timer: 10 sec. / 2 sec. / Self-portrait One-person/ Self-portrait Two-person/ Self timer Continuous (3 or 5 shots)
Shutter Speeds: Program Auto (1 - 1/3200) / Aperture Priority (8 - 1/3200) / Shutter Priority (30 - 1/3200) / Manual Exposure (Bulb, 30 - 1/3200) / iAuto (4 - 1/3200)
Flash Type: Built-in, Pop-up Auto
Flash Metering System: Pre-flash TTL
Flash Modes: Flash Mode: Auto / Fill-flash / Slow Sync / Rear Sync / Off
Flash Compensation: ?2.0 EV (switchable between 1/3 EV steps)
Flash Coverage: ISO Auto: 3? 3-3/16 inch to 33? 5 inch (1.0m to 10.2m) ISO 12800: Up to 66? 11 inch (Up to 20.4m)
Recycling Time: Approx. 3 sec.
Flash Bracketing: ?2.0 EV
Media/Battery Indicator: Yes
Still Image Playback Options: Single, 4/9-frame index view, Enlarged display mode, Auto Review (10/5/2 sec, off), Image orientation (On/Off selectable), Slideshow, Panorama scrolling, Folder selection, Delete, Protect
View & Index: Single (with or without shooting information), RGB histogram and highlight/shadow warning, 4/9-frame index view, Enlarged display mode (L: 13.6x, M: 9.9x, S: 6.8x), Auto Review (10/5/2 sec, Off), Image orientation (On/Off), Slideshow, Panorama scrolling, Folder selection (still), Forward/Rewind (movie), Delete, Protect
Auto High Dynamic Range: Yes, (Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure difference Level (1-6 EV at 1.0 EV step), off)
Sweep Panorama: Horizontal (Wide/Standard), Vertical (Wide/Standard)
Face Detection: On, Off, Face Registration, Face Selection; maximum eight faces detected
Smile Shutter technology: Smile shutter (selectable from 3 steps)
Image Stabilization: [Still Image] Optical [Movie] Active Mode, Optical type with electronic compensation (Anti-rolling)
Priority Setting (for Face Detection): Yes (eight faces max)
Memory Card Slot: Dual compatibility slot: Memory Stick PRO Duo/Pro-HG Duo/PRO-HG HX Duo media - SD, SDHC and SDXC memory cards
NFC: Yes (NFC Forum Type 3 Tag compatible, One-touch remote, One-touch sharing)
HD Output: HDMI (Type D micro)
USB Port(s): USB 2.0 Hi-speed (mass-storage, MTP)
BRAVIA Sync: Yes, via HDMI with compatible BRAVIA HDTV (link menu)
PhotoTV HD: Yes, with BRAVIA Sync enabled HDTV and HDMI cable
Microphone Input: Yes (3.5 mm Stereo minijack or Multi Interface)
Accessory Shoe: Multi Interface Shoe
Tripod Mount: Yes, 1/4 inch (20 thread count)
Weights and Measurements
Dimensions (Approx.): Approx. 5-1/8 ? 3-1/2 ? 4-1/8 (129.0 x 88.1 x 102.2 mm) (W/H/D) excluding protrusions
Weight (Approx.): With battery and Memory Stick PRO Duo Approx. 1 lb. 12.7oz. (813 g)
Weight(Approx) (Main unit only): Approx. 1 lb. 10.6oz. (755 g)
Battery Type: InfoLITHIUM NP-FW50 (7.7V)
Battery Capacity: 1080 mAh
Number of Still Images: Approx. 420 images with LCD monitor (CIPA standard)
Power Consumption (in Operation): Approx. 1.5W
Supplied Software: Supplied Software: PlayMemories Home, Image Data Converter Version 4
Operating System Compatibility: Image Data Converter 4.0: Microsoft Windows Vista SP2, Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8 (Pentium 4 or faster) Mac OS X (10.6-10.8) (Intel Core Solo/Core Duo/Core 2 Duo or faster) PlayMemories Home: Microsoft Windows Vista SP2, Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8 (Pentium III 800 MHz or faster; for playing/editing HD movies: Intel Core Duo 1.66 GHz or faster/Intel Core 2 Duo 1.66 GHz or faster, Intel Core 2 Duo 2.26 GHz or faster (AVC HD (FX/FH)) Mac OS X (10.6-10.8) (Intel Core Solo/Core Duo/Core 2 Duo or faster)