Vibrant colours are captured well by the QX10, being natural and punchy without being over the top.
Shooting in Twilight Mode (which the camera chooses automatically) means that the camera will fire off three sequential shots to be combined automatically to reduce noise.
One of the most fun aspects of the QX10 is being able to control it remotely, allowing you to leave it on a table and fire the shutter from a smart phone or tablet up to 10 metres away.
At last, a solution for taking photos of cocktails in dimly lit bars so you can share them on Instagram has been found.
The QX10 has coped well with the mixed and dark lighting here, but some highlights have been blown out on the illuminated lettering.
Examining images taken with the full telephoto zoom at 100% reveals some image smoothing and loss of detail, but they are fine for sharing online or small printing sizes.