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Sony RX10 Gets $300 Price Drop Thanks to Pressure from Panasonic FZ1000
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July 16, 2014
1:57 am
Eric Reagan
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Sony RX10-2

Shortly after Panasonic announced its new 4K-capable FZ1000, Sony dropped the price of its Cyber-shot RX10 to $998. Recall that when the RX10 was initially announced it cost $1300.

The Sony RX10 and FZ1000 are both a new breed of hybrid/bridge cameras with large, one-inch sensors and fast, super-telephoto zoom lenses. Panasonic…

July 18, 2014
4:33 am
Majid Naghdi photogr
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Rx10 is like a dslr camera-- its form factor, built-in EVF, focusing performance and image quality are all on par with many higher-end SLRs -- but its mighty 24-200mm lens is permanently attached. By opting for this comparatively inflexible design, Sony's able to deliver a constant f/2.8 aperture and very high-quality optics in a comfortable package,
You can select between framing and reviewing your videos either on a superb, roomy electronic viewfinder, or a bright, tilting LCD monitor. And Sony provides an optional, clickless mode for the aperture dial which, although the aperture itself does still move in discreet steps, helps keep the camera steadier and reduce ambient noise. So, too, does the zoom rocker control, which serves as an alternative to the lens' zoom ring. (Although you're limited to a very slow zoom rate during video capture, no matter which control you use.) And considering it's contrast-detection based, the autofocus system is swift and confident.

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