A bridge camera too far? Not in this case!
Post updated January 2018: Introducing the Sony Cyber-Shot RX10 III with a newly-developed, extended, super-telephoto zoom lens. A lens that covers a whopping 24-600mm!
The Cyber-Shot RX10 III at first glance appears to be a real winner in terms of specs, durability and wow factor. It has a lot of features you can get in interchangeable lens cameras but I could be persuaded to go for a bridge like this.
This camera is quite something and would be a brilliant walk-around camera or even a back up or B camera to your professional workflow. Whether you shoot stills or video, the Sony RX10 III has you covered with some impressive features.
Sony Cyber-Shot RX10 III - Main Specifications
For me the appearance is not bad. However, its bulk makes it not far off a full frame DSLR with telephoto lens attached when extended out. Also, the edges are a little too "sharp" for my liking but again, I could get over that.
What I do like is the simple interface with minimal "fuss and nonsense" on the dials and casing. Everything is where it should be including a nice zoom rocker near the shutter button and accessory ports for externals mics and headphones.
But oh, that 24-600mm lens!
With a range of 24-600mm (the widest among RX series cameras), you would only need one camera in your bag for a host of activities:
Sony RX10 III Sample Videos:
Slow Motion Samples (Don't expect super high quality HD video when using this mode)