Review: Sony RX10

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In the pantheon of cameras that were, are, and will be, it is rare that a point-and-shoot will turn heads. That’s not to say that there haven’t been any, but so many compromises are made with cheaper cameras that it’s easy to forget about them altogether. Enter the Sony RX10, a point-and-shoot camera with an impressive lens and a DSLR aesthetic in the Cyber-shot line. It’s a bridge camera, and in Sony’s case, the halfway-point between its Cyber-shot and Alpha lines. Consider it a Cyber-alpha, really. Throughout the monthlong review period, I often forgot that I was working with a point-and-shoot, but I never completely forgot.

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Sony’s New Smartphone Camera May Have 20 Megapickles

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We’re not sure how many people really need a cameraphone with 20MP, but according to rumors that might just be coming from Sony. This new phone is rumored to feature a 20MP Cybershot CMOS sensor and sport Carl Zeiss optics. The codename is Honami, and the phone is supposed to incorporate a 5 inch LED screen, 2.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM and a non-removable battery between 2,700 mAh and 3,000 mAh.

At the moment of publishing this story, there are a couple of Sony Cybershot cameras with a 20MP sensor that could reasonably fit into a phone.

But with the whole larger megapixel problem also comes the problem that DSLR owners have faced for a while–the need for more storage space. 2GB of RAM really isn’t a lot for a phone considering how much data and WiFi usage happens these days. Plus, there needs to be a better cloud storage and internal storage solution. Dropbox does a good job, but a service like EverPix might be even better for most consumers.

Via Boy Genius Report