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Sony DSC-QX10-B Digital Camera

Compact Camera 18.9MP 10x Jan 2016
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Seven industry awards
No flash
Weak battery life
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Spotty Wireless Connectivity

Three owners who purchased the product considered that it was not good in terms of connectivity. Website Mashable.com said in their review of this digital camera “Spotty wireless connectivity”. Website Bestbuy.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Wireless connectivity is slow” but despite that they rated it 80 out of 100.


Power

Weak Battery Life

Seven people wrote in their reviews that the product did not have a good battery life. Website Mashable.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Weak battery life” . Four years ago Pocket Lint mentioned “Could offer more control for advanced users, slow to get connected, battery life isn't amazing, no flash, some lag on display” in their review of the Sony DSC-QX10-B. Website Amateurphotographer.co.uk said “Only runs from proprietary battery, no viewfinder, touch screen wont appeal to everyone, no slot in camera body for stylus”.


Reviews

Seven Industry Awards

This digital camera received a "Recommended" award from websites Gagadget.com, Vido.com.ua and Hardwarezone.com.ph all of whom decided that this Sony digital camera was good.

The writers at three other expert review sites liked this camera. The author at review website 3dnews.ru gave this Sony camera an "Innovative Design" award and said it was well designed and it received an "Editor's Choice" award from website Log.com.tr who wrote it was exceptional. This Sony digital camera also received an "Innovation" award from website Teknokulis.com who wrote it was pioneering.

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

Average Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this high megapixel camera is 67 out of 100 based on fourty expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com, Ephotozine and Pocket Lint.

User Reviews Are Average

On average, based on 164 user reviews the average user rating of this high megapixel camera is 79%. 85% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

We checked 23,306 expert and user reviews (including 7,110 verified purchases) for Sony cameras and found that on average Sony has good ratings. We also found that Sony has good ratings specifically for its high megapixel cameras. 92% of those that bought a Sony digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Design

Nice Design

Thirteen owners who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was good looking. Expert review site Pocket-Lint.com said in their Sony DSC-QX10-B review “The new lens-style cameras are pretty special”. Expert review site Digitalcamerainfo.com mentioned “The Sony DSC-R1 made news as the first all-in-one camera with a DSLR-sized sensor and a gorgeous, Zeiss-labeled zoom lens fixed to the camera body” in their review of this digital camera. Overcat wrote in their review of this digital camera “It is pretty common for the camera”.

Two customers thought the product was well designed. Four years ago Munndial wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Walmart.com “It works very well! Excellent design by Sony”.

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Robust

Five customers said in their reviews that this digital camera was well made. Expert review site Ephotozine.com said “With built in Wi-Fi and NFC the lens camera unit can connect to any compatible” in their Sony DSC-QX10-B review. Lhorn rated it 80 out of 100 and mentioned “This camera/lens is a big improvement on the built in Iphone camera”. Donatello said “The picture quality is better than the smartphone built in camera” in their review of this digital camera and gave it the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5.

Three owners who reviewed this digital camera wrote that it was reliable. Overcat gave the product a score of 80 out of 100 and wrote two years ago “And I wish the remote interface software was more reliable” in their review of this digital camera. Liberator69 scored this digital camera 4 stars out of 5 and mentioned “All in all QX10 is easy and quite reliable point shoot unit” in their review of this digital camera. Jonj928 said on expert review site Walmart.com “The interface really needs to be fixed and reliable” in their review of this digital camera and gave it a score of 80 out of 100.

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Image Quality

Fourty-four customers concluded that it was good quality. What Digital Camera said in their Sony DSC-QX10-B review “Image Quality”. Website Stuff.tv mentioned “Good image and movie quality”. Digitalversus.com said on expert review site Digital Versus “Users are expecting the quality of mobile phone cameras to” however they only gave it a rating of 3 stars out of 5.

Handy Optical Zoom

Thirty-three owners who bought the product reckoned that it was easy to use. Website Mashable.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Handy optical zoom”. Four years ago Mlamb said in their review of the Sony DSC-QX10-B on expert website Walmart.com “I prefer to use the shutter button right on the side of the lens” and gave the product a rating of 4 stars out of 5. Overcat gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and mentioned “The camera is amazing and fun to use”.

Five customers who reviewed the product thought it was easy to setup. Liberator69 mentioned on expert review site Walmart.com “When you start paying more money on QX100 or QX1 I would recommend to setup up and invest on DSLR (Nikon, Canon, Leica, Pentax )or M4/3 like Olympus OMD, PEN” in their review of this digital camera. Fantacyluver said in their review of this digital camera two years ago “Picture quality is so so, bought when it was on sale, good for price, easy to set up” . Bizandtour wrote in their review of this digital camera “Easy to set up and use” and scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Three customers mentioned that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Website Bestbuy.com said in their review of this digital camera “I hate trying to hold my phone” and scored the product 80 out of 100.

Two owners considered that this digital camera was easy to use the menus. Website Digitalcamerainfo.com wrote “Takes very good photos in low light settings”. Shawna gave the product a score of 4 stars out of 5 and she said on expert website Bestbuy.com “It's really easy to switch out settings - even between photo”.

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Other

Released Over a Year Ago

It was January 2016 when this camera was released.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The Sony DSC-QX10-B supports video recording, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for more than a year.

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1440 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the DSC-QX10-B is 1440 x 1080 pixels. That's 69% more video resolution than the most common maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. The worst video resolution of all cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera is 320 x 240 pixels and the best is 4096 x 2160 pixels.

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Features

Good Features

Three owners who reviewed it mentioned that it had good features. Website Bestbuy.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “The wireless features are nice” . Expert website Stuff.tv said in their review of this digital camera “The hardware is sound and software features should be improved along the way”. Two years ago Imjustsaying mentioned in their review of this digital camera “It has it unique features”.


Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The DSC-QX10-B supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera also support Wi-Fi.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative digital cameras which support Wi-Fi currently available including the Sony Alpha A7, the Canon EOS 70D, or the Samsung NX500 which all of have better reviews.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The DSC-QX10-B supports Near Field Communication (NFC), as do most of the other cameras of this type and age.

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Lens System

Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 10 times zoom factor, the DSC-QX10-B has a fairly typical optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to this camera.

If you want a digital camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might want to consider the SX610 HS (£154.89) (18x), the SX710 HS (£313.99) (30x), or the SX720 HS (£249) (40x) all from Canon.

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Four Aspheric Elements

The Sony DSC-QX10-B is a four aspheric element camera.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The DSC-QX10-B has an image stabilizer. Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age also have an image stabilizer.

We compared all the other cameras with an image stabilizer to this camera and we think the NX500, and the NX3000 (£126.39) both from Samsung which and both of have better reviews are also worth considering.

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4896 X 3672 Still Image Resolution

The DSC-QX10-B has a 4896 x 3672 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 424 still image resolution(s) found on most cameras of this age and type. This digital camera also have still image resolution(s) of 4896 x 2752 and 1920 x 1080 and 2592 x 1944. Cameras of a similar age and type to this camera still image resolution(s) range from 384 x 480 (worst) to 6016 x 4016 (best).

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18.9 Megapixels Megapixel

This is an 18.9 megapixels camera.

If this Sony digital camera megapixel is not high enough for you then you might want to look at the Sony RX10 II (£1,029) (20.2MP and higher rated), or the Olympus PEN-F (£871.05) (20.3MP and higher rated).

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have an HDMI

The DSC-QX10-B does not have an HDMI, unlike most of the other cameras of this type and age.

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Camera

Has a Tripod Mountable

The Sony DSC-QX10-B has a tripod mountable, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera.

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Packaging Content

Has a Battery Charger Included

The DSC-QX10-B has a battery charger included. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera also have a battery charger included.

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Has a Hand Strap

The DSC-QX10-B has a hand strap. Most of the other cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera also have a hand strap.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The DSC-QX10-B 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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Light Exposure

Supports Five ISO Sensitivities

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

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Price

Reasonably Priced

Ten people said in their reviews that it was good value for money. Website Engadget.com wrote “Reasonably priced” in their review of this digital camera and rated this digital camera 4 stars out of 5. Website Bestbuy.com wrote in their Sony DSC-QX10-B review three years ago “Good price”. Expert website Mashable.com said four years ago “It ultimately falls flat due to its high price, less than competent wireless connectivity”.

Four owners thought this digital camera was expensive. Expert review site Photographyblog.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “It's a dumbed-down, over-priced point and shoot camera that has some intrinsic performance issues”. Expert website T3.com said “Announced at the same time as the more expensive Sony QX100” in their review of this digital camera. Expert review site Imore.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “It's too expensive” .

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No Flash

Eight customers agreed that this digital camera did not have a good flash. Four years ago website Amateurphotographer.co.uk mentioned in their Sony DSC-QX10-B review “Mixed results in low light (without flash”. Three years ago website Bestbuy.com said in their review of this digital camera “It doesn't have a flash light”. They also mentioned “Can not use flash on the phone” in their review.

Good Video Capture

Six customers said that it was good for video recording. Three years ago Kimmyks said on expert review site Bestbuy.com “I used it at a concert and got amazing video footage”. They also wrote “Video amazing!” in their review. Deny said in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Bestbuy.com “I can have video and pictures in good quality”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Four owners who bought this digital camera concluded that it had a good viewfinder. Expert website Technabob.com said four years ago “The Cyber-shot QX10 and QX100 Lens Cameras pack all of the necessary hardware inside a tiny cylinder, save for a viewfinder”. Biggiestuff wrote in their Sony DSC-QX10-B review on expert review site Bestbuy.com “Using the phone as a viewfinder is great because it's nice”. Thedude gave this digital camera a rating of 4 stars out of 5 and mentioned “Especially cool when you use your phone as a independent view finder”.

Two owners who reviewed the product considered that it had a good screen. Four years ago Jacel91 gave this digital camera a score of 5 stars out of 5 and said on expert review site Bestbuy.com “At a much better price since you are providing the screen” in their review of this digital camera. In the same month Avetis wrote on expert website Walmart.com “Much better than smart watch (first generation) -Solid build (full metal) -Excellent performance (very responded screen, much better processor) -Battery life is 2 times better than my old watch”.

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Handy Optical Zoom

Twenty-two customers wrote in their reviews that it had a good lens. Expert review site Hardwarezone.com.sg mentioned “To recap, these are lens/camera attachments that you can attach to a smartphone to take photos”. Expert review site T3.com wrote “The lens can be used attached to your phone or used frees” in their review of this digital camera. Expert website Techview.co mentioned “The QX10 forms one of two new lenses that Sony is hoping will make the detachable camera lens category a success for them”.

Nineteen owners concluded that it had a good zoom. Website Bestbuy.com said “Gives you a good option for when you need zoom” in their review of this digital camera. Expert review site Techview.co mentioned “It offers the capabilities of a point and shoot camera with fantastic optical zoom and the ability to connect to pretty much any”. Expert review site Businesstoday.intoday.in gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5 and wrote in their review of the Sony DSC-QX10-B “18.2 MP Exmor R CMOS image sensor; 10 x optical zoom; optical steady shot; NFC; Wi-FiPRICE”.

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Image Quality

One hundred and eight people who purchased the Sony DSC-QX10-B thought it was able to produce good images. Website Amateurphotographer.co.uk said “Can shoot images up to 3 264 x 2 448 pixels”. Four years ago expert review site Androidcentral.com mentioned “It mates the improved pictures of a good point-and-shoot camera with your smartphone”. Expert website Pocket-Lint.com said “It's fair to say that everyone knew Sony had something special lined up for the IFA 2013 reveal and for those interested in better smartphone photography”.

Eight owners who reviewed it considered that it was good in low light. Website Bestbuy.com wrote “Great pictures in low light” . They also said “Low Light Capability” in their review. Brand1990 wrote on expert review site Bestbuy.com “The camera works great in lowlight conditions as long as there is a bit of light behind the shot” in their review of this digital camera.

Four customers who purchased it reckoned that it had a good picture resolution. Website Bestbuy.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “High resolution” . Mlamb said “I can do very quick shooting that way” in their review of this digital camera. Four years ago Brand1990 gave it the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5 and mentioned in their review of this digital camera “3 18 megapixels and it works great with my iPhone 5s”.

Two people who purchased it agreed that it had a good image sensor. Expert website Digitalspy.co.uk mentioned “It has a sensor” in their review of this digital camera.

Two owners who purchased it reckoned that it was able to produce clear pictures. Vera Sweeney wrote in her review of this digital camera “Clarity is great outdoors” . Gumegb3 said on expert website Bestbuy.com “Takes amazing shots with great pixel clarity” in their review of this digital camera.

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Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

The DSC-QX10-B has a pretty standard weight (165 grams) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera.

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Good Size

Eighteen customers said in their reviews that the Sony DSC-QX10-B was compact. Expert review site Ephotozine.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “The Sony Cyber-shot QX10 is a compact.”. Expert website Cnet.com said four years ago “The QX100, are essentially compact cameras redesigned for people who've forsaken standalone cameras for” but despite that they gave it a score of 60 out of 100. Expert review site Whatdigitalcamera.com wrote “Designed to merge the technology that's used within Sony's compact cameras into a small handheld unit that can be controlled wirelessly by a mobile device via Wi-fi or NFC” in their review of this digital camera.

Four customers who reviewed the product concluded that it was heavy and bulky. Grreatt wrote in their review of this digital camera “Bulky and heavy; hard to hold steady” however despite that they gave it a score of 60 out of 100. Domanz mentioned in their review of this digital camera on expert website Bestbuy.com three years ago “So bulky to carry in my pocket”. Two years ago Simba gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and wrote “It improves the quality of pictures greatly, seems a bit bulky”.

Two customers who reviewed it considered that it was easy to carry around. Lucy said on expert website Bestbuy.com “It's not easy to carry around and there is no case for it” in her review of this digital camera. Pingme1x mentioned “Compact size makes it easy to carry along on listing appointments”.

Two owners wrote in their reviews that it was lightweight. Stabletv gave it a score of 5 stars out of 5 and wrote on expert website Bestbuy.com “I love this camera its small, lightweight and easy to use”. Gusarp said in their review of this digital camera three years ago “The camera itself is lightweight” and gave it a rating of 5 stars out of 5.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony dscqx10bce7, sony sz95123ean
Barcodes 00845251059229, 00845251059236, 04905524951233

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