The Sony RX10 is a robust mirrorless camera equipped with a one-inch sensor and a Zeiss lens. The camera has the capability to shoot both moving stills and beautiful video.
Open the cover located on the bottom of the camera.
While pressing the battery eject lever, insert the battery. Make sure that the battery eject lever locks. If the battery is inserted incorrectly, then closing the cover could damage the camera.
The RX10 uses a standard class 10 SD card. It can be inserted into the camera via the port on the right hand side of the camera. The door must be closed for the camera to read the sd card.
Open the cover and insert the memory card with the notched corner facing the bottom of the camera. Insert the memory card until it clicks into place then close the cover. After inserting the card into the camera make sure to format
Formatting SD Card
Formatting means that you must destroy all data on the card and assign a new file system that is specific to the camera you’re using. Formatting is a complete way to delete old files and reduce the risk of data corruption. As all data will be erased, it’s imperative that you back up the contents of the card on a portable drive before you format.
Press the Menu button
Attaching the lens hood
Use the lens hood to block or shade the Sun or other light source from causing glare or lens flare to the image.
To attach the lens hood, align the red line on the hood with the red circle on the camera body. Then twist the lens hood clockwise until the Sony logo appears on top.
When using the flash, remove the lens hood as it may block the flash, which could cause a shadow in the image.
When storing the camera in the case, flip the lens hood backwards as seen in the illustration above.
Using the control wheel
Turn the control wheel at the back of the camera to cycle through the menu settings. You can also press the edges of the wheel to cycle through the settings.
In playback mode, display the next/previous image by pressing the right/left side of the control wheel or by turning the control wheel.
Cycling Displays with the control wheel
The Rx10 has 2 standard manual and 2 standard auto focus systems.
AF-S (Single-shot AF) (default setting):
The camera focuses and the focus is locked when you press the shutter button halfway down. Use this mode when the subject is motionless.
AF-C (Continuous AF):
As is crucial to any professional production shoot, every shot must be focused properly. Unless used for artistic effect, an image that is blurred or focussed softly will not be acceptable according to professional standards.
Operators are expected to focus using manual controls.
Turn the focus mode dial to select MF.
Use the Focus ring on the front of the camera to achieve the desired shot.
If the lens zooms instead of focusing. Check to verify the camera is in Manual focus.
Press the shutter button down fully to shoot an image.
Peaking Focus Assist
Peaking is a form of focus assist that is intended to help photographers get their focus fast and easy. Peaking appears as coloured highlights to identify the parts of the image that are in sharp focus. The colours can be changed between red, yellow and white.
MENU → (submenu 2) → Peaking Level/Color → desired setting.
In basic terms, the camera’s sensitivity to light is expressed by the ISO number. The larger the number, the higher the sensitivity.
To manually set the ISO, select the “C” button from the top of the camera.
You can record movies by pressing the MOVIE button. It is the large red dot on the back of the camera near the viewfinder.
Press the MOVIE button again to stop recording.
The video clip will retain the settings that the camera is on. Make sure to set up the shot before recording.
The following settings for still image shooting are applied to movie shooting:
While shooting movies, the recorded image can be output without the shooting information display by setting [HDMI Info. Display] to [Off].
To enter playback mode select the Playback button under the control wheel.
Turn the control wheel to select the next/previous image. Press in the center of the control wheel to make selections.
Deleting an image
With the image selected, press the (Delete) button.
Scroll through selections with the control wheel, then press z.
To return to camera mode simply press the shutter button halfway down.