When is a DSLR camera not a DSLR camera? The answer is when it is a Sony DSC RX10 Digital Still Camera. The Sony DSC RX10 Digital Still Camera looks like a DSLR, works like a DSLR and has optics that are similar to a DSLR. However, the 24-200mm Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* Lens is fixed and cannot be swapped out like a normal DSLR.
This may sound like a strange limitation but there are many DSLR users who never buy a second optic. They only use a DSLR because of the superior picture quality and the manual controls that it provides. The Sony DSCRX10 Digital Still Camera is firmly targeted at this segment of users.
Internally, the RX10 is very similar to the RX1 and RX100 Mark II. It has the same CMOS sensor as the RX100 Mark II. Like most DSLR, it has a pronounced grip, an EVF, a 3 inch LCD screen that tilts up and down, a hot shoe, top mounted LCD and a pop-up flash.
The 24-200mm Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* Lens is quite a beast. It allows shooting at a constant f/2.8 aperture throughout the entire zoom range. It is great for taking shots in low light or shooting those bokeh (shallow depth of field) shots. The image quality from this lens is nothing short of spectacular. It produces pro level image quality up to 20 x 24 inches.
For comparison, there is no way you can get a DSLR with a similar quality lens at the RX10’s price level. You lose the ability to swap lenses but with the 24-200mm Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* Lens, you don’t lose all that much.
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Sony DSC RX10 Digital Still Camera
The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 camera is a high-zoom, advanced point-and-shoot RX series models that features a 1.0-inch, 20.2 effective megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor combined with an impressive 24-200mm (35mm equivalent) F2.8 Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar T* zoom lens to deliver the ultimate performance combination.