Bridge camera – fantastic image quality and super-long lens, with 4K Video and a one-inch sensor Key features:
- 24-600mm f/2.4-4.0 lens
- 20.1MP one-inch sensor
- 4K Video
Another bridge camera makes it into our roundup, simply because both the Sony and Panasonic offerings at present are so good.
Sony’s RX10 series has been a high performer since it first appeared a few years ago, with the latest iteration proving to be the best yet. It has a whopping 25x optical zoom - a feat previously unheard of for a camera with a large one-inch sensor. The aperture maxes out at f/2.4 at the wide end, rising to the not too shabby f/4.0 at the telephoto end, meaning your low light shots will be pretty good.
You also get a high-quality viewfinder, plus a nifty tilting screen. Full manual control is also available, alongside raw format shooting and super-fast shooting at 14fps.
4K is the buzzword for cameras of late, and it’s present on board the RX10 III, which is arguably just as good as a video camera as it is for capturing stills. Shoot in super-slow motion at 1,000fps to really push its limits.
Just like the RX10 II before it, the RX10 III is an incredibly versatile video and stills camera in one.Buy Now at Amazon.co.uk from £1,604 | Amazon.com from $1,598
At time of review the Sony RX10 III was available for £2,000.