By site editor Dan Chung:
Hot on the heels of his Sony A7 test footage, Johnnie Behiri of Cinema5D has posted a video shot using the new Sony RX10. The 1 inch sensor, f2.8 Zeiss superzoom, OLED EVF, built-on ND, clean HDMI output, audio controls and the ability to magnify the image to check focus while recording make the RX10 a potentially ideal news and documentary machine for discreet filming, or shooting on a low budget. Behiri points out some of the camera’s weak points – most importantly there appears to be aliasing, moire and macroblocking artefacts in the image. He also mentions the lack of a ‘real’ manual zoom control, the slightly lower res EVF (compared to the A7/A7R) and inferior low light capability (I assume in comparison to a DSLR, which isn’t surprising).
Despite this, thanks to the unique combination of features at a great price, I still predict the RX10 will be a welcome addition to many video journalists, students and real world shooter’s bags very soon.
Head over to Cinema5D to see his full observations.