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Sony DSC-J10L Digital Camera

Compact Camera 16.1MP 4x CCD Sep 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Sensor Type Release Date
Good brand
Fairly big digital zoom
Supports video capability

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Reviews

Good Brand

Based on 23,306 owner and expert reviews (including 401 verified purchases), Sony has good ratings for its digital cameras. Sony also has good ratings specifically for its medium megapixel cameras compared to other manufacturers. 93% of those that bought a Sony digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


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Released Over Three Years Ago

This Sony camera has been on the market since September 2013.


Lens System

Fairly Big Digital Zoom

Across all the medium megapixel cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera the digital zooms range from 1x to 120x. The DSC-J10L has one of the biggest digital zooms (28 times zoom factor) amongst medium megapixel cameras of this age.

We compared all the other 28x digital zoom cameras to this digital camera and we think because of its better review score, the Sony DSC-WX10 (£247.03) is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a bigger digital zoom then you might want to look at the Sony DSC-WX80 (32x) which also has a higher rating.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The optical zooms of cameras of this type and age range from 0.34x to 65x. At only 4 times zoom factor, the DSC-J10L has a quite small optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to this camera.

If you would prefer a bigger optical zoom then you might want to consider the Panasonic DMC-FT2 (4.6x) which also has a higher rating.

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Display

Quite Small Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera is 2" and the largest is 4.8". With a display diagonal of only 2.7 inches, the DSC-J10L has a quite small display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 2.7" screen digital cameras and we think the Canon A810 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this camera display diagonal is not large enough for you then you might want to consider the Sony DSC-WX10 (£247.03) (2.8" and higher rated), the Fujifilm FinePix x100 Classic Kit (2.8" and higher rated), or the Canon G1 X (£479.99) (2.8" and higher rated).

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The DSC-J10L supports video capability, as do most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera.

It may also be worth considering one of the other digital cameras which support video capability currently available including the Sony SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, or the Nikon Coolpix S8200 which both of have better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The DSC-J10L has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

Other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might want to look at include the Sony SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo, or the GE A1455 which all of have better reviews.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The DSC-J10L has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other medium megapixel cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera.

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Battery

Only 105 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The DSC-J10L is a camera that takes 105 shots battery life (CIPA standard).

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Memory

Fairly Big Internal Memory

At 4,096 megabytes, the DSC-J10L has a very big internal memory compared to most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera. The average internal memory of medium megapixel cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera is 220MB.

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Focusing

Features Smile Detection

The DSC-J10L features smile detection. Most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera also feature smile detection.

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Features Smile Detection

The DSC-J10L features smile detection. Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age also feature smile detection.

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Video

Only 320 X 240 Pixels Video Resolution

The DSC-J10L has a maximum video resolution of 320 x 240 pixels. That's 99% less video resolution than the most common maximum video resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.

This digital camera's video resolution (320 x 240 pixels) is actually the worst video resolution across all cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

Across similar types of digital camera the best video resolution is 4096 x 2160 pixels.

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Picture Quality

1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many cameras of a comparable age and spec to it.

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16.1 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 16.1 megapixels digital camera.

Alternative 16.1MP digital cameras currently available which you might want to consider include the Sony DSC-H70R, or the Canon 240 HS which both of have better reviews.

If this Sony digital camera megapixel is too low for you then you might want to consider the Kodak Pixpro FZ41 (16.15MP and higher rated).

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Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

The DSC-J10L has a pretty average weight (126 grams) compared to most of the other medium megapixel cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Camera

Does Not Feature Contrast Adjustment

The DSC-J10L does not feature contrast adjustment, unlike most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec which feature contrast adjustment.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The Sony DSC-J10L features multi burst mode. Most of the other medium megapixel cameras that came out more than two years ago also feature multi burst mode.

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Quite Low Playback Zoom (max)

When compared to other comparable spec cameras that have been around for a similar time to this digital camera that we have checked, the DSC-J10L's playback zoom (max) of only 1 times zoom factor is one of the lowest. Similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have playback zoom (max) of between 1x and 16x, and the average playback zoom (max) is 9.1x.

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Features Histogram

The DSC-J10L features histogram, as do most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to this camera.

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Very Slow Start-Up Time

At 2,000 milliseconds, the DSC-J10L has a very slow start-up time compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age. The fastest start-up time of medium megapixel cameras that are a comparable age to this camera is 18ms, the slowest is 2,000ms, and the average start-up time is 1,100ms.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The DSC-J10L has a built-in microphone. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and type also have a built-in microphone.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony dscj10lceh, sony dscj10bceh, sony dscj10wceh, bvi sndscj10rd, 4905524757439, 4905524757125, dscj10r.cee8, dscj10w.cee8, dscj10l.cee8, dscj10dcee8, dscj10white, SNDSCJ10WE, sony 161mp, sndscj10bk, bvi 161mp
Barcodes 00027242813151, 00662425830855, 04905524757095, 04905524757118, 04905524757125, 04905524757132, 04905524757248, 04905524757279, 04905524757286, 04905524757422, 04905524757439, 04905524757446, 04905524757569, 04905524757668, 04905524757699, 04905524757705

Sony DSC-J10L Review Sources

To prepare this Sony DSC-J10L review we compared this digital camera to 1,217 other models. For each digital camera that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 311,945 product attributes, 170,936 digital camera reviews and 3,219,200 historical digital camera prices from 0 digital camera retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this digital camera compared to the other models as well as any areas where this digital camera is lacking.

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