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
- Review price: £2000
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.