Sony’s just announced a brand new super-zoom Cyber-shot compact to stand alongside the exceptional RX100 II (see our Premium Compact Camera review page). The new DSC-RX10 uses the same 20 megapixel one-inch sensor as the RX100 II so you can be sure its images will be equally striking. However, the RX10 can’t be considered pocketable by dint of its larger body size and new fixed Zeiss zoom lens. But what a lens….This classy optic has a 35mm equivalent focal range of 24mm to a whopping 200mm and can take macro shots from just 3cm away. What’s more, its wide f2.8 aperture stays the same throughout the zoom range which means that shots taken at 200mm will be as bright and sharp as those taken at 24mm. There’s more… Unlike the RX100 II, the RX10 also comes with an OLED Tru-Finder viewfinder – an invaluable addition for shooting in daylight conditions when sunlight makes it difficult to compose shots using the camera’s articulated three-inch monitor. The RX10 is also equipped with a built in ND filter, Wi-fi and NFC. Given that the RX100 II retails at £650 (with its optional viewfinder costing a further £420), Device Squad thinks the £1,000 asking price for the RX10 is actually quite a bargain. Just bear in mind that it won’t fit in your trouser pocket. The Sony RX10 will be available in the UK towards the end of November.
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