A Very Powerful P&S Camera - Great Results
September 28, 2014
I received the DSC-RX10 as a Birthday Gift from my wife in February 2014, when the pricing was at $1,300. I had yearned for this product ever since its announcement and initial reviews. It's now late September 2014, and I have utilized this Camera (along my other Cameras) to a very fair degree.
Results: It is lightning fast in capturing an image whether you utilize one of the Cameras internal auto or scene settings, or you set your own Speeds, Aperture, etc. Color capture is absolutely excellent, as are the details the 1" Sensor is capable of picking up. I utilize an AF 18-135 Kit Lens which does the job all the way around, and provides some 8.3x Zoom power. I love this product.
There are a couple things that I have noticed that could be improved: (1) The Captured Image "processing time" is rather slow in time. I utilize SDHC 40/mbs - 90/mbs Class 10 Cards with the timing not much different. If you Zoom your Lens back in "right after" taking your shot, the Camera LCD automatically displays the "Monthly Calendar" of photos taken! You must wait for your image to be processed which can take 1-3 seconds for even a single shot - not a multi shot setting. (2) If your shot pointed slightly up, or down, at your object you will see preverbal "Rounding of the Corners" (there's a word for it, that I just can not immediately recall at the moment of this review writing).
SONY in general, needs to greatly improve their "Detailed User Guides Manuals". You know, the 250+page types containing all the functionalities of usage. Sony uses a cascading type format that is only accessible through a PC or other electronic means, and IS NOT in a traditional Book Type Format the way we all access information. Another words even though you can download these Manuals in a PDF format, you still you can not simply look at their detailed Manuals, and hope to Print a Hard Copy in a Book type format - must access things via electronic means. Yes you CAN print a page or two at a time, but Sony (and other companies) have cheapened the way Owners/Users have access to the usage of the purchased products. Of course Sony NO LONGER provides a Disc (CD) with their products - even this rather pricy Camera product. Also note that as of July 1, 2014, Sony reduced the price of this Camera model to $999 - a $300 drop versus what we paid just a couple months prior. Not real happy about that!
I give this product a 5 Star rating because its ability to provide excellent photos, and impeccable live action movies that are some of the best I have ever seen, or used. I utilize other brands of DSLR's, and Sony Alpha DSLT's, and other higher end P&S products. This RX10 is right at the top of the list in my experience, I love it.
Improved "detailed" User Manuals and start re-including a CD's is something Sony should and could do better at.... Read More