• 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 200.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1 inch 122.9mm2
  • 12.0 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 240.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Sony RX10 advantages over Canon XC10

  • Less expensive
    $798 vs $1999
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • More pixels
    20.2 vs 12.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Longer exposure
    30 vs 0 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.0 fps vs 3.8 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/3200 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Canon XC10 advantages over Sony RX10

  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 3.20 vs 2.41 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • More telephoto lens reach
    240 mm vs 200 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Newer
    2 years vs 4 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Tiltable Screen
    Both provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Both provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Integrated ND filter
    Both provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Both provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Smaller than SLR/CSC with comparable lenses; Larger sensor than other bridge cameras; SLR-like body without the hassle of changing lenses; Weather-sealed; Constant f/2.8 maximum aperture; Generous zoom range; Great viewfinder; Swift performance; Plenty of enthusiast-friendly features including raw shooting; Wi-Fi and NFC wireless sharing.

  • Expensive compared to other bridge cameras; Menus respond slowly after burst shooting; Lens doesn't zoom very quickly; High ISO performance doesn't quite match RX100 II.

The Competition

Compared to Panasonic FZ1000

Sony RX10
Panasonic FZ1000
  • $798
  • 1 inch
  • Top deck display
  • Integrated ND filter
  • $755
  • 1 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Shoot 4K video
Canon XC10
Panasonic FZ1000
  • $1999
  • 1 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Touchscreen
  • $755
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)

Sony RX10
Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)
  • $798
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Integrated ND filter
  • $1195
  • 1 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • More telephoto lens reach
Canon XC10
Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)
  • $1999
  • 1 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Touchscreen
  • $1195
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Sony RX10 II

Sony RX10
Sony RX10 II
  • $798
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • $1098
  • 1 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Higher effective ISO
Canon XC10
Sony RX10 II
  • $1999
  • 1 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Touchscreen
  • $1098
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion

Compared to Canon G3X

Sony RX10
Canon G3X
  • $798
  • 1 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $799
  • 1 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • More telephoto lens reach
Canon XC10
Canon G3X
  • $1999
  • 1 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $799
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • RAW file ability

Compared to Panasonic FZ2500

Sony RX10
Panasonic FZ2500
  • $798
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • NFC
  • $998
  • 1 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Shoot 4K video
Canon XC10
Panasonic FZ2500
  • $1999
  • 1 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • NFC
  • $998
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
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