Tiltable 3" LCD Screen: The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 digital
camera has a 3.0" Xtra Fine LCD screen with 1,228,800 dots. The
LCD brightness control can be set to Auto, Manual (-2 to +2), or Sunny Weather
(appropriate for shooting outdoors). You can tilt the LCD upward approximately
84° for shooting low angles, and downward approximately 43°
for high angles.
Electronic Viewfinder (EVF): In addition to the LCD screen,
the camera has a high-resolution OLED Tru-Finder electronic viewfinder with
1,440,000 dots. A sensor next to the viewfinder automatically switches from the
LCD to the viewfinder as you bring the camera to your eye. You can also
independently set the viewfinder brightness automatically or manually (-2 to
Recording Media: The camera is compatible with the following recording media: Memory Stick
XC-HG Duo, Memory Stick PRO
Duo (for movie recording, use Mark2 PRO Duo cards), Memory Stick Pro-HG Duo, SD, SDHC, and SDXC memory cards
(Class 4 or higher for movies).
Image Recording Formats: The camera records still images in
JPEG (with Extra Fine, Fine and Standard compression), RAW (unprocessed), and JPEG+RAW
formats (images from both formats created at the same time). Moving images can be recorded in
AVCHD Ver. 2.0 format (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264) with Dolby Digital 2ch audio or MPEG-4 with AAC
Image Sensor: For optimal image quality, the camera
uses a large 13.2 x 8.8mm (1") color Exmor R CMOS image sensor with approximately
and 20.2-million effective pixels. The camera is also equipped with a
new-generation BIONZ X image processing engine for maximum picture quality.
Lens: The camera is equipped with a bright Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar
T* (T-star) 8.3x zoom lens. The lens has 14 elements in 11 groups, including 7
aspheric elements. It has a focal length of 24-200mm (35mm equivalent)
for recording 3:2 still images, 26-212mm for recording 16:9 movies, and 31-259mm
for 4:3 movies (when SteadyShot is set to Standard). The aperture range is
F2.8 to F11.0 (W-T). A lens hood is included to block unwanted light from entering the lens.
Clear Image/Digital Zoom: In addition to the 8.3x optical
zoom, you can reach higher zoom scales by engaging the Clear Image Zoom or the
Digital Zoom, or both. The amount of zoom depends upon the image size as
|Image Size ||Optical Zoom ||Clear Image Zoom ||Maximum Zoom Scale |
|L: 20M ||8.3x ||7.9x ||66x |
|M: 10M ||8.3x ||11.2x ||93x |
|S: 5M ||8.3x ||16x ||133x |
Optical SteadyShot with Active Mode: Optical SteadyShot with
Active Mode can provide blur-free movies, even while walking. Camera-shake
compensation using Optical SteadyShot/Active Mode has been improved with the
addition of new electronic image stabilization. This makes it easier to obtain
sharp movies, even when zooming in unsteady situations.
Still Image Sizes: When recording digital still
images, the DSC-RX10 allows you to choose from multiple image sizes
in four aspect ratios: 3:2 (best for printing), 16:9 (best for viewing on an
HDTV), 4:3 (best for viewing on a computer), and 1:1 (best for shooting as a
medium format camera). The following image sizes
|3:2 ||16:9 ||4:3 ||1:1 |
|20M 5472 x 3648 ||17M 5472 x 3080 ||18M 2864 x 3648 ||13M 3648 x 3648 |
|10M 3888 x 2592 ||7.5M 3648 x 2056 ||10M 3648 x 2736 ||6.5M 2544 x 2544 |
|5M 2736 x 1824 ||4.2M 2720 x 1528 ||5M 2592 x 1944 |
640 x 480
|3.7M 1920 x 1920 |
Sweep Panorama: You can record multiple images while moving
the camera in an arc, either horizontally or vertically. You can choose the
direction to pan the camera while taking the images. These images can be
compiled into a single panoramic image, and played back on your TV. The available image
- Vertical: 3872 x 2160
- Horizontal: 8192 x 1856
- Vertical: 5536 x 2160
- Horizontal: 12416 x 1856
Recording Movies: Besides recording still images, you can
also record movies in AVCHD or MPEG-4 formats. Available
image sizes and movie quality include:
|Movie Format/Quality ||Average Bit-rate ||Image Size |
|60i AVC HD FX ||24 Mbps ||1920 x 1080 |
|60i AVC HD FH ||17 Mbps ||1920 x 1080 |
|60p AVC HD PS ||28 Mbps ||1920 x 1080 |
|24p AVC HD FX ||24 Mbps ||1920 x 1080 |
|24p AVC HD FH ||17 Mbps ||1920 x 1080 |
|MP4 12M, 30fps ||12 Mbps ||1440 x 1080 |
|MP4 VGA 3M, 30fps ||3 Mbps ||640 x 480 |
Note: You can shoot continuously for
approximately 29 minutes. Maximum MPEG-4 movie file size is
approximately 2 GB.
Built-in Wi-Fi/NFC: The RX10 lets you connect wirelessly
with smartphones and tablets via Wi-Fi and NFC (near field communication). Using
the PlayMemories Mobile app, (available for Android 2.3 and up) from Google Play
and for iOS 4.3 and up from the App Store, you can send images to, or control
your camera from your smartphone or tablet. When connected to a Wi-Fi network,
you can send images to your computer or view on a Wi-Fi-enabled TV.
Customizable Buttons: The camera allows you to assign up to
40 functions among seven buttons to give you faster, more intuitive camera
control. This will give you quicker and convenient access to frequently used
Drive Modes: The camera offers multiple Drive Modes. In
addition to single image shooting, you can choose from the following:
- Continuous Shooting: The camera shoots continuous
images while you press and hold down the shutter release.
- Speed Priority Continuous: Shoots full 20.2 megapixel
images continuously at up to 10 frames per second while you press and hold
the shutter release button.
- Self-Timer: You can set the
Self-Timer mode to a 10-second or 2-second delay so you can be in the
- Self-Portrait: A Self-Portrait Timer mode will
capture the image 2 seconds after the face of one or two persons is
- Self-Timer Continuous: The Self-Timer Continuous shooting mode
takes continuous frames after a 10
second delay. You can choose the number of frames from 3 or 5.
- Bracketing: You can shoot a series of photos, each with
a different aspect of the exposure. You can select from Exposure Bracketing
(3 or 5 images, 0.3/0.7/1.0/2.0/3.0 EV, Continuous or Single Bracket), White
Balance (Lo/Hi), and D-Range Optimizer (Lo/Hi).
Auto Focus Areas: You can select from the following auto focusing
areas: Multi-point AF (25 points), Center-weighted AF, Flexible Spot, Flexible
Spot (Tracking Focus), and Flexible Spot (Face Tracking).
Face Detection: Face Detection technology detects up to
eight individual faces and controls flash, focus, exposure, and white balance to
deliver accurate, natural skin tones with reduced red-eye. It can also give
priority to children or adults. You can also select and register an individual's
face to be given priority.
Smile Shutter Mode: The Smile Shutter technology
automatically detects and captures a smiling face. Simply activate by pressing
the Smile Shutter button and the camera will capture a smile the moment it
happens. You can adjust the degree of Smile Detection
Sensitivity as desired.
Scene Recognition: Scene Recognition mode automatically detects eight different types of scenes and selects the appropriate camera settings:
Portrait, Baby, Night Portrait, Night Scene, Backlight Portrait, Backlight,
Landscape, Spotlight, Low Brightness, and Macro. You can select from Auto or Advanced
Scene Recognition modes.
Shooting Modes: Using the top-mounted Mode Dial, you can
select from the following shooting modes: Auto (Intelligent Auto/Superior Auto),
Program Auto, Aperture Priority, Shutter Speed Priority, Manual Exposure, Memory
Recall (1 and 2), Movie Mode, Panorama, and Scene Selection (Portrait,
Anti-motion Blur, Sports Action, Macro, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene,
Hand-held Twilight, and Night Portrait).
You can adjust the exposure from +5.0EV to
-5.0EV in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments. In addition, there is a convenient
Exposure Compensation dial on the top of the camera that allows you to adjust
exposure from +3.0EV to -3.0EV in 1/3-stop increments.
Built-In Flash: The camera's built-in flash
features a range of 3.28'
to 33.46'. The flash
- Auto: the flash automatically strobes when the surroundings are
dark or when there is backlight
- Fill Flash: the flash strobes with every shot
- Slow Sync: the flash is used regardless of the amount of
ambient light, but the shutter speed is slower under dark conditions,
allowing you to clearly shoot a background that is out of the flash-lit
- Rear Sync: the flash operates before exposure is
completed every time your trigger the shutter
- Off: the flash does not operate
Metering Modes: You can select Spot, Center-weighted, or Multi-pattern Metering. Spot metering lets you adjust the
exposure to the subject, even when the subject is a backlit or when there is
strong contrast between the subject and the background. Center-weighted metering
measures the center of the image and determines the exposure based on the
brightness of the subject. When multi-pattern metering is used, the image is
divided into multiple regions and metering is performed in each region. The
camera judges the subject position and background brightness, and determines a
White Balance: When the white balance is set to auto, the
white balance is set automatically in response to the condition of the subject,
and the overall color balance is adjusted. When shooting under special lighting
conditions, you can select the settings manually. When using flash, you can
select the flash white balance mode. The white balance can also be set to
Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent (warm white), Fluorescent (cool white), Fluorescent (day white),
Fluorescent (daylight), Color Temperature/Filter, Custom
(adjust white balance depending on the light source) or Custom Set (memorizes
the basic white color which will be used).
Multi Interface Shoe: The RX10 is equipped with a Multi
Interface Shoe, a proprietary hot shoe for attaching specific accessories to the
camera. The hot shoe is also compatible with some attachments designed for the
Sony Accessory Shoe. Optional attachments include:
- Multi Interface Shoe:
- ECM-XYST1M stereo microphone
- HVL-LEIR1 Battery Video IR Light
- HVL-F60M/F43M/F20M Flashes
- FDA-EV1MK Electronic Viewfinder
- Accessory Shoe:
HVL-LE1 Battery Video Light
- CLM-V55 Clip-on LCD Monitor
Grid Lines: The cameras
on-screen grid lines make it easy to set a subject's horizontal and vertical
position. You can choose from three grid line overlays: Rule of 3rds, Square,
and Diagonal + Square.
Histogram: A histogram is a graph showing the brightness of an image.
The graph display indicates a bright image when skewed to the right side, and a
dark image when skewed to the left side.
Folder View Modes: The Sony DSC-RX10's View Mode allows you to
select your recorded images and movies by sorting them into three folders:
Still, MP4, and AVCHD.
Auto Review: When Auto Review is selected, the camera will
automatically display each image after it is recorded. You can vary the length
of time the image is displayed from 10, 5, or 2 seconds.
Index View: In addition to viewing images one-by-one in full
screen, you can view multiple images at once in the index view mode. The index
feature lets you to display a total of 9 (3 x 3) or 25 (5 x 5) images at once.
Slide Show: The Slide Show function lets you play back
images one after the other. The interval between the pictures can be adjusted,
allowing you to choose 1, 3, 5, 10, and 30 seconds. When repeat
is selected, the images are replayed in a continuous loop.
Playback Zoom: You can enlarge a recorded still image by
moving the zoom lever toward the Telephoto selection. The amount of enlargement
depends upon the size of the image: Large images up to 13.6x, Medium up to 9.9x,
and Small up to 6.8x the original size. Once the image is zoomed, you can pan left
to right and up or down through the image.
Rotating Images: Recorded images can be rotated 360-degrees in
90-degree increments on the camera's LCD screen.
Images: You can delete a selected
image, or you can delete all the unprotected images at once. In order to avoid
accidentally deleting of an image, it can be protected.
Print Mark: You can place a print mark on still images recorded with this camera. This mark
is convenient when you have images printed at a shop that conforms to the DPOF
(Digital Print Order Format) standard.
Battery Information: The DSC-RX10 is powered by the
supplied NP-FW50 Lithium-ion rechargeable battery. Using the supplied AC-UB10D AC
adapter, the battery can be fully charged in the camera in approximately 5 hours
10 minutes. Under normal operating conditions, the
battery has the following capacity:
| Function ||Battery Life ||Number of Images |
Images ||LCD Screen ||Approx. 210 min ||Approx. 420 images |
|Viewfinder ||Approx. 170 min ||Approx. 340 images |
| Recording Movies |
|LCD Screen ||Approx. 70 min ||--- |
|Viewfinder ||Approx. 70 min ||--- |
| Recording Movies |
|LCD Screen ||Approx. 145 min ||--- |
|Viewfinder ||Approx. 145 min ||--- |
| Viewing Still Images ||Approx. 315 min ||Approx. 6300 images |
HDMI: The RX10 has a micro-HDMI (Type D) output on the
of the camera for connecting the camera to an HDTV. A micro-HDMI-to-HDMI cable is
required to make the connection. If you are connecting to a Sony Bravia TV with
Bravia Sync, you can control the camera using the TV's remote control.
micro USB : The camera features a single micro USB jack
on the side of the camera for connecting the supplied USB cable for
downloading your photos to your computer or printer, or charging the battery in
the camera. The interface is USB 2.0 High Speed compatible.
Microphone Input: You can connect an external microphone to
the camera via a 3.5mm minijack input on the side of the camera.
Headphone Jack: A 3.5mm minijack is provided for headphones
to let you monitor the audio while you record movies, or to listen in private to
PlayMemories Home: The DSC-RX10 can be used with
PlayMemories Home software, which needs to be installed on your computer. With
the PlayMemories Home software you can:
- Import and display images recorded on the camera.
- View images in your computer by organizing them by shooting date on a
- Correct still images (red-eye correction, etc.) print, send images by
email, and change shooting date/time.
- Save and print images with the shooting date inserted.
- Create a disc from AVCHD movies imported to a computer.
- Upload images to a network service (internet connection required)
- Import photos and movies recorded with location information to a
computer and view them with a map showing the shooting location
Note: The "PlayMemories Home" software is downloadable from
the Sony Imaging website (The URL is printed in the Instruction Manual). It
is compatible with Windows 8, Windows 7 (SP1), and Windows Vista (SP2), plus
Mac OS X ver.10.6-10.8.
Image Data Converter: Image Data Converter software is
required to process images recorded in RAW format. It is not included with the
camera, but can be downloaded to your computer, using a URL printed in the
manual. Image Data Converter is compatible with Windows (Vista, 7, and 8) and Mac
(OS X 10.6-10.8). Functions
available when using Image Data Converter include:
- Edit RAW images using multiple correction functions, such as tone curve
- Adjust images using white balance, aperture, and Creative Style, etc.
- Save displayed and edited still images to your computer.
- Display and compare the RAW/JPEG images shot with the camera.
- Rank images in five levels.
- Set the color label.