This Crazy Camera Shoots Between 24mm and 600mm

Most of us would love a lens that could literally cover every focal length we would ever need, and the Sony RX10 series actually offers that, with a range of 24-600mm. This neat video shows you its versatility and creative potential shooting street photography. 

Coming to you from Mike Smith, this great video shows the Sony RX10 in action shooting street photography. The RX10 is a very interesting bridge camera. Bridge cameras are a lesser-discussed category. They sit between point and shoot models and more advanced interchangeable lens bodies, usually using a zoom lens with a large focal length range and possessing a 1-inch sensor or something of a similar size. Meant as a travel body or a prosumer camera, they emphasize versatility above all else. Of course, with a smaller sensor and a zoom lens with a 25x range, you should not expect top-shelf image quality from such a body, but when it comes to portability and the ability to tackle a wide range of situations, it is hard to beat such a camera, and that being said, the RX10 puts out quite usable image quality for what it is. Check out the video above to see Smith in action with the RX10.

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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I’ve owned the Mark III for some years and really enjoy it. Solid video capabilities as well, 4K, 1080 at 240fps or even up to 1000fps (though quality at that speed is pretty cringe). You’ll never find that kind of slow motion at 600mm at this price. You’re right, the image quality isn’t exceptional, and it struggles in low light because the zoom+aperture makes it hard to get a steady shot, but for versatility and value it’s hard to beat.

I like the Mk IV version but above ISO 200 it's just not acceptable to me. I can 'save" up to ISO 800, and ISO 1600 at a stretch, but it's more work than I'm willing to do. As a "truck camera" I give it props but otherwise no.

Give DXO DeepPRIME a spin. You'll be shocked.

Once the series gets Real Time AF (in the V), I'm in. Good NR will get you a long way.

And I LOVE my Sony DSC-HX-90V ( HX 80 to 99 models ) that has 24mm to 720mm OPTICAL.

Yeah, it has compromises, and lots of internal compensation, like stacked shooting in low light, which, at 720mm equivalent, is pretty much in daylight.

Note: the equivalent Canon camera LCD is polarized to go dark with my polarized glasses, the Sony LCD stays bright - Sony wins.