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Best Camera 2015: 19 best cameras you can buy

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Sony RX10 II

Originally reviewed by TrustedReviews 01 September 2015

Bridge Camera – A bridge camera for people who want top-quality photos and video

Key Features:
  • 20.2-megapixel, 1-inch sensor
  • 14fps fast burst mode and 4K video support
  • 24-200mm with constant f/2.8 aperture

The Sony RX10 II is expensive as super-zoom style bridge cameras go, but there's a good reason for that. Its built-in 24-200mm (8.4x optical zoom) lens isn't all that long, but it features a constant f/2.8 aperture that ensures excellent low-light performance all through the range. This, combined with the large 1-inch sensor, results in excellent image quality.

This camera also affords plenty of manual control – it even has a monochrome readout screen on the top plate. The 3-inch, 1.23-million-dot screen and 2.36-million-dot electronic viewfinder are rich and detailed. There's built-in Wi-Fi and NFC and you can shoot at a splendidly fast 14 frames per second.

It's arguably best as a video camera, though. The versatile, high-quality lens helps here, but it's the 4K support and up to 1,000fps slow-motion video that steal the show. This is an outstanding camera for anyone who wants a versatile video and stills camera in one.

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