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Sony DSC-HX10 Digital Camera

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28 Reasons For

Sony Cameras Have Good Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all Sony digital cameras and also specifically for Sony compact cameras and found that in both cases Sony had good reviews compared to other brands.

Fairly Big Digital Zoom

The Sony DSC-HX10V/R has a very big digital zoom (163 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type. The smallest digital zoom of cameras that were released more than two years ago is 1x and the biggest is 810x.

Digital cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might be worth considering include the Sony DSC-HX400V[plb_2297093_price] (810x) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Large Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the DSC-HX10V/R has a fairly large display diagonal compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DSC-HX10V/R. Across all the compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DSC-HX10V/R the display diagonals range from 1" to 4.8", and the average display diagonal is 2.8".

We compared this camera to all the other 3" screen digital cameras and we think the Nikon 26[plb_1280883_price], and the Fujifilm F660EXR[plb_1409997_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a larger display diagonal then you might also want to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77[plb_1836487_price] (3.5"), or the Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC110[plb_2083466_price] (4.8") which also has a higher rating.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

has a GPS (satellite)

The DSC-HX10V/R has a GPS (satellite). Most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-HX10V/R do not have a GPS (satellite).

There are a number of other digital cameras with a GPS (satellite) currently available that you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic DMC-TZ30[plb_1847857_price].

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The DSC-HX10V/R supports Full HD video, unlike most of the other cameras that were released more than two years ago which do not support Full HD video.

We compared all the other digital cameras which support Full HD video to this digital camera and we think the X10[pl_1150_price], and the F800EXR[pl_1518759_price] both from Fujifilm which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

SD compatible memory cards

This digital camera supports an MS Duo|MS PRO|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|SD|SDHC compatible memory cards, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory cards on compact cameras that were launched around the same time as it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

Digital cameras with a better memory card type that might also be worth looking at include the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Nikon Coolpix S9700[plb_2173237_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC) which is also higher rated.

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The DSC-HX10V/R supports video capability, which is unusual. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the DSC-HX10V/R do not support video capability.

We compared all the other cameras which support video capability to this camera and we think the Fujifilm FinePix JX500[plb_1672380_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Fairly High Megapixel

With a megapixel of 18.2 megapixels, the DSC-HX10V/R has one of the higher megapixels amongst digital cameras of this age. The megapixels of cameras of a comparable spec and age to the DSC-HX10V/R range from 0.3MP to 46MP, and the average megapixel is 14MP.

If you are looking for a higher megapixel then you might want to consider the Sony DSC-W830[plb_3766520_price] (20.1MP and higher rated).

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

The optical zooms of compact cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-HX10V/R range from 0.17x to 63x. The DSC-HX10V/R has a fairly big optical zoom (16 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the DSC-HX10V/R.

If you are looking for a camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to look at the Casio EX-ZR700[plb_1722253_price] (18x), the Samsung WB250F[plb_1585457_price] (18x), or the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS[plb_2110760_price] (18x) which is also higher rated.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Sony DSC-HX10V/R has a built-in flash, as do most of the other compact cameras that were released more than two years ago.

Alternative digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price], or the Olympus Stylus SH-60[plb_2273504_price].

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Electronic Camera Shutter Type

This digital camera has an Electronic camera shutter type, which is typical of many similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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Has Six White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the DSC-HX10V/R is more than most digital cameras of this type and age. This Sony camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on compact cameras that came out around the same time as the DSC-HX10V/R. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent" and "Incandescent" are also found on this camera.

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Quite Long Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

Compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DSC-HX10V/R have slowest camera shutter speeds of between 0.12s and 250s, and the average slowest camera shutter speed is 15s. The DSC-HX10V/R has a quite long slowest camera shutter speed (30 seconds) compared to most of the other compact cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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±2EV (1/2, 1/3 EV Step) Flash Exposure Correction

The DSC-HX10V/R has a wider flash exposure correction than most digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This Sony digital camera has a ±2EV (1/2, 1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction, whereas most digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it have a ±2EV (1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction. In addition, this Sony camera have a ±2EV (1/2 and 1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction. The worst flash exposure correction of all digital cameras of a similar age and type to the DSC-HX10V/R is ±2EV (1/3 EV step) and the best is ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step).

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Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

The Sony DSC-HX10V/R has one of the higher display resolution (numeric)s (921,600 pixels) amongst cameras of this age. Compact cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the DSC-HX10V/R have display resolution (numeric)s of between 1 pixels and 16,000,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 450,000 pixels.

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Fairly High ISO Sensitivity (max)

At 12,800, the Sony DSC-HX10V/R has a quite high ISO sensitivity (max) compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The lowest ISO sensitivity (max) of cameras of this age and type is 3 and the highest is 26,000.

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Quite Long Battery Life (max)

The average battery life (max) of digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the DSC-HX10V/R is 16h. With a battery life (max) of 5.7 hours, the DSC-HX10V/R has a fairly long battery life (max) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the DSC-HX10V/R.

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Has Two Image Editings

The DSC-HX10V/R has a greater number of image editing modes than most digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. The most commonly found image editing is Resizing, but this image editing is not found on this camera. The image editings Rotating and Trimming are also found on this digital camera.

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2 USB Version

This digital camera supports a 2 USB version, which is typical of many digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it.

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Fairly Many Total Megapixels

Digital cameras of this type and age have total megapixelss of between 10MP and 48MP. The DSC-HX10V/R has one of the more total megapixelss (18.9 megapixels) amongst compact cameras of this age.

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Quite Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The DSC-HX10V/R has a fairly long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) (384 millimeters) compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago. Cameras of this age and type have maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of between 18mm and 1,000mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 250mm.

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4896 X 3672 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The DSC-HX10V/R has a 4896 x 3672 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution found on most digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. Across all digital cameras that were released more than two years ago the worst image resolution is 2592 x 1944 pixels and the best is 5152 x 3864 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The highest video resolution supported by the DSC-HX10V/R is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most common video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). This digital camera also support a video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels and 1440 x 1080 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions is actually the best supported video resolution amongst all digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DSC-HX10V/R.

A 320 x 240 pixels video resolutions is the worst supported video resolution amongst comparable types of camera.

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3648 X 2736 Still Image Resolution(s)

The DSC-HX10V/R has a higher still image resolution than most compact cameras that came out around the same time as it. This digital camera has a 3648 x 2736 still image resolution(s), whereas most similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This camera also has a still image resolution(s) of 1920 x 1080. Across all digital cameras of this age and type the best still image resolution is 5152 x 3864 and the worst is 384 x 480.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the DSC-HX10V/R is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is in fact the best video resolution amongst all cameras of this spec and age.

The worst video resolution amongst comparable types of camera is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

The average battery capacity of similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 830mAh, and the battery capacitys range from 170mAh to 1,700mAh. At 960 milliamperes * hour, the Sony DSC-HX10V/R has a fairly big battery capacity compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is typical of many compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The DSC-HX10V/R has a quite short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) (only 24 millimeters) compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age. The shortest minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of compact cameras that were released more than two years ago is 5mm, the longest is 39mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 26mm.

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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the DSC-HX10V/R have an image stabilizer, however the Sony DSC-HX10V/R does not have an image stabilizer.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which also have an image stabilizer which you might want to consider including the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most comparable spec cameras that have been available for more than two years do not support wi-Fi. The DSC-HX10V/R is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

Alternative cameras which also support wi-Fi that you might also want to look at include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40[plb_2046319_price], or the Sony DSC-WX300[plb_1621847_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DSC-HX10V/R, the DSC-HX10V/R is not waterproof.

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Heavy

Across all the digital cameras of a similar age and type to the DSC-HX10V/R the weights range from 20g to 840g. The DSC-HX10V/R is quite heavy (204 grams) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DSC-HX10V/R.

If you are not concerned about having a heavier weight then you might want to consider the Fujifilm XF1[plb_1469574_price] (204g).

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Only Features Five Flash Modess

The Sony DSC-HX10V/R has a greater number of flash modes than most digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This Sony digital camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on cameras of a comparable spec and age to the DSC-HX10V/R. The flash modess "Flash off", "Flash on", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this camera.

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Only Features Five Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the DSC-HX10V/R is more than most cameras of this type and age. This digital camera features a Face detection auto focusing (AF) modes, which is the most frequently featured auto focusing (AF) modes featured on compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the DSC-HX10V/R. The auto focusing (AF) modess "Centre weighted Auto Focus", "Flexible Spot Auto Focus", "Multi Point Auto Focus" and "Spot Auto Focus" are also featured on this Sony camera.

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Quite Low Motion JPEG Frame Rate

The lowest motion JPEG frame rate of cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-HX10V/R is 15fps and the highest is 240fps. At only 25 frames per second, the DSC-HX10V/R has a fairly low motion JPEG frame rate compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The DSC-HX10V/R has a greater number of supported image formats than most digital cameras of a similar type and age to it. This Sony digital camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-HX10V/R.

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Fairly Big ISO Sensitivity (min)

Across all the compact cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-HX10V/R the ISO sensitivity (min)s range from 10 to 200, and the average ISO sensitivity (min) is 94. At 100, the Sony DSC-HX10V/R has a fairly big ISO sensitivity (min) compared to most of the other cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the DSC-HX10V/R.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony DSC-HX10

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this digital camera was released.

1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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MOS Sensor Type

The DSC-HX10V/R has a MOS sensor type which is better than most cameras of a similar age and type to it. Most compact cameras that were released around the same time as it have a CCD sensor type.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available which you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix P510[plb_2071647_price].

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Formats Supported
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Waterproof
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Smile Detection
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Closest Focusing Distance
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Focus Adjustment
Smile Detection
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Flash Exposure Lock
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
USB Connector Type
Connection to PC
HDMI
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
3D
GPS (satellite)
White Balance
Histogram
Image Editing
Camera Playback
Built-In Processor
Scene Modes
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Life (max)
Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Hand Strap
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
Face Detection
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Trimming
Cool Shot Function

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Expert Reviews

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PhotographyBlog.com

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V is a travel-zoom camera that's positioned as a more affordable alternative to the raneg-topping HX20V. The key differences between the two models are a 16x zoom... Read more…

28 September 2012

It has almost the same specification as the Sony HX20V , save for the extra zoom range, so if you're looking to save a little money, the Sony HX10V is a fantastic option for those in the market...

28 September 2012

There's a lot to like about the Sony HX10V, and we can see this appealing to a broad range of compact camera users. You might also like... Adobe Photoshop CS6 review Its sturdy design and sleek...

4 July 2012

Photo quality is competent rather than outstanding, but with lots of useful features and a competitive price, it adds up to an attractive deal...

26 June 2012

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 23 May 2012 by Tallpete33

I owned a 2Mp Sony Cybershot back in the day and although it was a fairly decent camera, it failed on me after about 18 months and that combined with the proprietary memory put me off the brand... Read more…

Reviewed 12 November 2012 by Prof J. Heslop-harrison
(Verified Purchase)

Firstly, as pointed out below, Amazon sells the HX10V model, not the HX10 which the Amazon heading/title indicates (the model sold by Amazon has GPS, the HX10 does not; formally, I received a... Read more…

Reviewed 27 December 2012 by Marshall Pillay
(Verified Purchase)

My previous camera was Panasonic, and although pretty expensive and advanced was very poor taking pictures at night. This Sony camera is, to put it simply, just brilliant. extremely good night... Read more…

Reviewed 27 June 2012 by Mike Nelson

Before I start, I shall try and clear up the model name confusion (well it confused me anyway). The Amazon page describes the product as the DSC-HX10 but in fact it is the DSC-HX10V. The... Read more…

Reviewed 19 August 2012 by A Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Good points: Low light pictures are excellent making the camera very versatile compared to my old Lumix TZ3 model. The Panoramic picture facility is excellent. GPS sounds like a novelty, but it is... Read more…

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Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dschx10, dschx10v, dschx10vr, dschx10vs, dschx10vw, dschx10vbceh, dschx10vrceh, dschx10vwceh, sony dschx10, dschx10vscee8, dschx10vwcee8, sony dschx10v, dschx10vbcee8, dschx10vrcee8, sony dschx10vw, sony dschx10vb
Barcodes 00027242843936, 00027242843943, 00027242843950, 00027242843967, 03610170847229, 04905524831764, 04905524831771, 04905524831788, 04905524831795, 04905524831801, 04905524831818, 04905524831825, 04905524858105, 04905524858112, 04905524872231, 04905524889123, 04905524889130

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