Sony RX10 Has a 1″ Sensor and 24-200mm f/2.8 Lens

Sony RX10

The Sony RX10, which should be announced in a few hours, looks awesome. Finally, it looks like a there’s a truly worthwhile superzoom that matches a solid lens and sensor.

These images show the RX10 with a constant f/2.8 aperture throughout the zoom range, which is equivalent to 24-200mm on a full frame thanks to the 2.7x crop factor of the 1″ sensor. The question is, however, whether that will be enough to warrant the $1300 price tag. Frankly, I’m very intrigued…

Sony RX10 Back

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Comments

  1. anotherbob says

    Oberoth – The Sony sensor is much bigger than the Fuji, a full one inch, much more robust build too with the weather and dust sealed magnesium body and lens. I have the RX 100 and love it, probably will be getting this one, too!

    • Oberoth says

      Anotherbob, I wouldn’t say it was ‘much bigger’ than the Fuji, it’s 1/3 of an inch bigger. This Sony sensor is 1″ and the Fuji is 2/3″.

      But surely anyone who cares so deeply about sensor size would opt for an APS-C at the bare minimum, especially given the price of this bridge camera.

      I am sure this will be a great camera but for me the price is way too far into SLR country.

      • anotherbob says

        If your comparison is correct it is nearly twice the size, I’ve been told this ones a whole generation better than the one I have now, and I love my rx100!

  2. Gare says

    Wow, this is exactly what I have been dreaming about ever since I bought my RX100… the price is high, but actually pretty reasonable when you consider the other options you have for getting a larger sensor coupled with a constant f2.8 in such a compact package. Nice work Sony, now where is my new A-Mount lineup??? :-)