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Sony DSC-QX10 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 18.9MP 10x Yes Sep 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Six industry awards
Good quality pictures
Fairly priced
log.com.tr Editor's Choice reviewed.com Best of Year turkchip.com Silver hardwarezone.com.ph Recommended
149 Reviews + 6 Awards
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Reviews

Six Industry Awards

This camera received a "Silver" award from review site Turkchip.com who thought it was very good and it received an "Innovative Design" award from review website 3dnews.ru. This digital camera also received a Hardwarezone.com.ph "Recommended" award.

Furthermore, the author at website Log.com.tr gave this Sony camera an "Editor's Choice" award and decided it was terrific and the writer at review website Teknokulis.com gave it an "Innovation" award and said it was pioneering.

The expert at one other expert review site decided that this camera was good. This digital camera received a "Best of Year" award from Reviewed.com.

Poor Expert Reviews

Based on 24 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com, Ephotozine and Pocket Lint the average expert rating of this Sony digital camera is 64 out of 100. This puts this digital camera in the bottom 9% of all the digital cameras of this spec and age when ranked by average expert review score.

Good Owner Reviews

People who bought this camera rated this digital camera 84% on average. Over 77% of reviewers gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars and 84% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Good Brand

We checked 27,285 user and expert reviews (including 8,787 verified purchases) for Sony cameras and found that on average Sony has good ratings. We also found that Sony has good ratings specifically within its high megapixel digital cameras range. 93% of those that bought a Sony digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Good Quality Pictures

16 customers who purchased it agreed that it was able to produce good images.

Good Quality Lens

Four customers wrote in their reviews that the product had a good lens.


Design

Easy to Use

Six owners said in their reviews that this digital camera was easy to use and three owners who bought it thought it was easy to setup.

Excellent Product Quality

Six customers considered that the Sony DSC-QX10 was good quality.


Price

Fairly Priced

Three people who bought it concluded that it was good value for money.

  • It ultimately falls flat due to its high price, less than competent wireless connectivity…
    Mashable.com October 2013
  • Picture quality is so so, bought when it was on sale, good for price, easy to set up…
  • At a much better price since you are providing the screen…
  • The hand strap it came with helped a great deal…

Power

Good Battery Life

Two customers who reviewed the Sony DSC-QX10 reckoned that it had a good battery life.

  • It ultimately falls flat due to its high price, less than competent wireless connectivity and weak battery life…
    Mashable.com October 2013
  • It just drains the battery so fast making our phone really hot.
  • Very satisfied with battery life…

Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

This Sony digital camera has been on the market since September 2014.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The DSC-QX10 supports video recording. Most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera also support video recording.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The DSC-QX10 supports Full HD video, as do most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Sony DSC-QX10 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels. In addition, this digital camera supports a video resolutions of 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. Across all high megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera the worst video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels and the best is 3840 x 2160 pixels.

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Other Features

Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The DSC-QX10 does not have a built-in flash, unlike most of the other cameras of this age and type which have a built-in flash.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Sony DSC-QX10 supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other high megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The DSC-QX10 supports Near Field Communication (NFC). Most of the other cameras of this type and age also support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Lens System

Average Optical Zoom

The Sony DSC-QX10 has a pretty typical optical zoom (10 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other high megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

Cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might be worth looking at include the Canon IXUS 170 (£133.09) (12x).

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Very Small Maximum Aperture Number

The average maximum aperture number of digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera is 15. The Sony DSC-QX10 has one of the smaller maximum aperture numbers (only 5.9) amongst high megapixel digital cameras of this age.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The DSC-QX10 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other high megapixel digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera also have an image stabilizer.

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4896 X 3672 Still Image Resolution

The Sony DSC-QX10 has a higher still image resolution than most cameras of this type and age. This Sony camera has a 4896 x 3672 still image resolution(s), whereas most digital cameras that are a similar age to it have a 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s). This Sony digital camera also have a still image resolution(s) of 4896 x 2752 and 2592 x 1944. Across all high megapixel digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera the best still image resolution is 6000 x 4000 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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18.9 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 18.9 megapixels digital camera.

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Certificates

Energy Star Certified

The DSC-QX10 is Energy Star certified, unlike most of the other cameras of this age and spec which are not Energy Star certified.

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Camera

Has a Tripod Mountable

The DSC-QX10 has a tripod mountable, as do most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Packaging Content

Has a Wrist Strap

The DSC-QX10 has a wrist strap, as do most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this digital camera.

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Has a Hand Strap

The DSC-QX10 has a hand strap. Most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera also have a hand strap.

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Has a Battery Charger Included

The DSC-QX10 has a battery charger included, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Has a Batteries Included

The DSC-QX10 has a batteries included, as do most of the other high megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camera.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Sony DSC-QX10 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to this digital camera.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have an HDMI

The DSC-QX10 does not have an HDMI, unlike most of the other high megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera which have an HDMI.

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2 USB Version

This camera supports a 2 USB version, which is typical of many comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Battery

Only 220 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

Most cameras of this type and age take between 110 and 4,699 battery life (CIPA standard), including the DSC-QX10 which takes 220 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Light Exposure

Supports Five ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the DSC-QX10 is more than most digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. This Sony digital camera supports a 100 ISO sensitivity, which is the most commonly supported ISO sensitivity supported by comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago. The ISO sensitivities "1000", "1600", "3200" and "12800" are also supported by this camera.

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Weight & Dimensions

Light

With a weight of only 90 grams, the Sony DSC-QX10 is very light compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera. The average weight of similar spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera is 390g.

Other cameras with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the DSC-W830 (£84) (104g), or the DSC-QX100 (£412.72) (90g) both from Sony.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers listing dscqx10bce7, sony dscqx10wce7, sony dscqx10bce7, sony sz95124ean, sony sz95123ean, dscqx10tce7
Barcodes 00027242872004, 00027242873773, 04905524951233, 04905524951240, 04905524988192, 04905524988208, 04905524988215

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