Face-Off: Cyber-shot RX10 vs D7000

Sony Cyber-shot RX10
Sony Cyber-shot RX10
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Nikon D7000
 
Sony Cyber-shot RX10 Nikon D7000
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Sony Cyber-shot RX10
Overview - Full review
Nikon D7000
Overview - Full review
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Overall Scene
Sony Cyber-shot RX10
Nikon D7000
Score
5/5
5/5
Handling
5/5 5/5
Speed
4/5 5/5
Image Quality
5/5 5/5
Video
5/5 4/5
User Score
4/5 (3)
5/5 (17)
Specifications
Specifications
Sensor BSI CMOS 20 Mpx, 1" , 17.22 Mpx/cm
Lens 8.3x 24-200 mm f/2.8 -2.8
Stabilisation Optical
Viewfinder Electronic
Screen 7.5 cm, not TN, 1228800 dots, 3:2, Not touch-sensitive
Sensitivity (ISO range) 125 - 12800 ISO ext. 74 mm
Video mode 1920 x 1080 pixels, 60 fps , Stereo
Internal memory NA
External memory SDHC SDXC MS
Connections USB HDMI Microphone Flash hot-shoe Wi-Fi
Power source
Waterproof no
Shock resistant no
Dimensions/Weight 88 x 129 x 102.2 mm / 813 g
Specifications
Sensor CMOS 16 Mpx, APS-C (x1,5) , 4.3 Mpx/cm
Lens NAx 18-105 mm f/3.5 -5.6
Stabilisation Depends on lens
Viewfinder Reflex
Screen 7.5 cm, not TN, 920000 dots, 4:3, Not touch-sensitive
Sensitivity (ISO range) 100 - 25600 ISO ext. 111 mm
Video mode 1920 x 1080 pixels, 24 fps , Mono
Internal memory NA
External memory SDHC SDXC
Connections USB AV Remote control HDMI Microphone Flash hot-shoe
Power source
Waterproof no
Shock resistant no
Dimensions/Weight 105 x 132 x 77 mm / 780 g
Conclusion
The RX10 is an audacious kind of bridge but the risk has certainly paid off for Sony. The firm has once again landed with a top-quality camera in a sector where no-one really expected such a shockwave. With the RX10, the bridge market has a new flagship to follow, pulling quality upwards and a step closer to full-blown SLRs! With expert-style controls, first-rate image quality and a fast zoom lens, the RX10 is seriously worth a look for anyone seeking a compact and versatile camera that doesn't compromise on performance.
Nikon's D7000 is a real achievement and the quality of the images it produces will win over any photographer, as will the build quality of the camera itself and its high-end features. Filmmakers, on the other hand, might still be left wanting more.
Pros

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1" sensor

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24-200 mm lens with constant f/2.8 aperture is unique on the market

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Picture quality

+

Versatility

+

Build quality

+

Plenty of customisable features

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Wi-Fi + NFC

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Wide range of accessories available

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Great build quality, 100% viewfinder

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Excellent control of electronic noise up to 3200 ISO

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Burst mode reaches 6 fps and autofocus is fast

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Stabilised kit lens a real all-rounder

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Wireless control over external flash

Cons

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No stand-alone battery charger supplied as standard

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No touchscreen

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Video mode not quite up there and autofocus could still be faster

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Normal quality JPEGs lack a bit of oomph

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Fixed LCD screen

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No headphone output to listen back to sound

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Capture NX2 software sold separately but the best way to enjoy RAW photos