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Sony DSC-WX10 Digital Camera

£333.78
£246.13 £87.65 cheaper than 27 days ago
Compact Camera 16.2MP 7x Feb 2011
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
One industry award
Unacceptable noise level
Slow flash recycle
32 Reviews + 1 Award
PhotographyBlog.com Recommended
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Reviews

One Industry Award

The editor of review sites PhotographyBlog.com said that concluded that they would recommend this camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

Expert Reviews Are Average

On average, based on thirteen expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com, Pocket Lint and PC Advisor.co.uk this Sony digital camera has an overall expert rating of 73%.

Excellent Owner Reviews

People who bought this camera rated this camera as terrific on average. 7 reviewers (100% of all reviewers) gave this camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars. That puts this Sony camera in the top 8% of all the digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

Sony Has Good Camera Reviews

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

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Price

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Reasonably Priced

One person who purchased it said that it was expensive. Steves-Digicams.com wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Steve's Digicams “When looking over the camera's specifications, you'll notice they are very similar when comparing to both its cheaper (DSC-WX9) or more expensive (DSX-HX7V) siblings” and rated it 6 stars.


Power

Slow Flash Recycle

One person said in their reviews that this digital camera was not good in terms of recycling. Evogadget.com wrote “Slow flash recycle” in their review of this digital camera.


Features

Good Technical Features

Four people who reviewed it thought it had good features. Cnet.com said on CNET.com “The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX10 has all the right features.”. Mr C wrote “This is one of the best compact cameras I have used to date! It has some superb features including Panorama” in his review of this digital camera.


Design

High Quality Construction, Lashings of Style, Feature Packed Thus Offering a Degree of Future Proofing, Good Quality Results in Daylight

Three people thought the product was good quality. Five years ago Evogadget.com wrote “High quality construction, lashings of style, feature packed thus offering a degree of future proofing, good quality results in daylight”. Expert website Pcworld.in rated it 7 stars and mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Image quality could be better.”. Six years ago B. Wiesner gave the product a rating of 9 stars and said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “All of my pictures to date have been of superb quality to my needs”.

Nice Design

Two owners said in their reviews that it was good looking. One customer who bought this digital camera concluded that it was smooth. Pcworld.in mentioned “Smooth 1080i video--into a small package” in their Sony DSC-WX10 review and gave the product a score of 6 stars.

Robust

Two owners reckoned that this digital camera was well made. Pocket-Lint.com gave it a rating of 7 stars and said “Another feature packed almost fully automatic pocket snapshot from Sony marries a sturdy build and attractive styling to a high degree of future proofing” in their review of this digital camera.

Intuitive Menu

Three customers who purchased it reckoned that it was easy to use the menus. Evogadget.com said “Intuitive menu” however they gave this digital camera a score of 14 out of 100. Imaging-Resource.com wrote on expert review site Imaging Resource.com “The Sony WX10 delivers a nice blend of point-and-shoot features with a number of settings that more advanced users will appreciate”. Mr C rated it 8 stars and he mentioned on Amazon “The camera always seems to choose the right settings for the perfect shot” in his review of this digital camera.


Audio

Unacceptable Noise Level

One customer who reviewed the Sony DSC-WX10 mentioned that it was noisy. Evogadget.com said in their review of this digital camera “Noisy when viewed at full size” .

Noisy When Viewed At Full Size

One customer who reviewed the Sony DSC-WX10 mentioned that it was noisy. Evogadget.com said in their review of this digital camera “Noisy when viewed at full size” .

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Sony DSC-WX10 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other medium megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera.

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Other

Released Over Six Years Ago

This Sony camera has been on the market since February 2011.


Weight & Dimensions

The Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W 10 Has Lots of Fun and Useful Shooting Modes and Fast Shooting Performance Packed Into a Small Body

Six owners mentioned in their reviews that the Sony DSC-WX10 was compact. Evogadget.com said “It's hard to exactly categorize it, so let's just say that it's a compact point-and-shoot gadget” in their review of this digital camera and rated the product 5 stars. Expert review site Cnet.com wrote “It could almost be an enthusiast compact or at least it's as near to one than any other small Sony point-and-shoot”. Photographyblog.com gave it a score of 7 stars and said six years ago “The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX10 is a new mid-range compact camera with a wealth of advanced features” in their review of this digital camera.

One owner reckoned that it was good structurally.

One customer who bought this digital camera considered that it was a good body shape. Evogadget.com mentioned “The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W 10 has lots of fun and useful shooting modes and fast shooting performance packed into a small body” but despite that they only gave this digital camera a score of 14 out of 100.

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Very Light

Across all the digital cameras of this age and spec the weights range from 20g to 1.3kg, and the average weight is 250g. With a weight of only 109 grams, the Sony DSC-WX10 is one of the lighter digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera amongst medium megapixel cameras of this age.

Other cameras with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Nikon S9300 (£229.18) (215g and cheaper).

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Lens System

Fairly Big Digital Zoom

At 28 times zoom factor, the DSC-WX10 has a very big digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to this camera. Across all the medium megapixel cameras that were released more than two years ago the digital zooms range from 1x to 120x.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 7 times zoom factor, the DSC-WX10 has a pretty standard optical zoom compared to most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera.

If you would prefer a camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might want to consider the Coolpix S9700 (£282.13) (30x and higher rated), or the P510 (£293) (42x and higher rated) both from Nikon or the Olympus Stylus SH-2 (£273.09) (24x and higher rated).

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The DSC-WX10 supports video capability. Most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera also support video capability.

It may also be worth considering one of the other digital cameras which support video capability currently available including the Fujifilm FinePix F770EXR (£228) which has better reviews; or the D5100 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR (£239.99), or the S9300 (£229.18) both from Nikon and both of which are cheaper.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The DSC-WX10 has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other cameras of this type and age.

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 2.8 inches, the DSC-WX10 has a fairly standard display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camera.

If this camera display diagonal is too small for you then you might want to look at the Sony NEX-3NL (£293.90) (3" and higher rated), the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 (£242.99) (3" and higher rated), or the Nikon P510 (£293) (3" and higher rated).

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

One owner who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it had a good screen. B. Wiesner mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “As with every camera I have tried with an LCD screen, bright sunlight on the screen is an enemy”.

60fps Video

Five owners who reviewed it considered that it was good for video recording. Evogadget.com said five years ago “60 fps video” in their review of this digital camera. Evogadget.com also said “Excellent HD video recording” in their review. Mr C rated it 5 stars and he mentioned on Amazon “The camera also has a HD video mode that has allowed us to capture some great moments with our little ones that we otherwise would have missed”.

Bright, Wide-Angle Lens

Three customers who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good lens. Evogadget.com mentioned “Ultraportable size with 7Xopticalzoom lens” however despite that they gave it a score of 14 out of 100. Evogadget.com also wrote “Bright, wide-angle lens” in their review. B. Wiesner wrote on Amazon “I bought the product because it has really good all round capabilities with a decent sensor and good lens from a reputable maker”.

Two owners who reviewed this digital camera considered that it had a good zoom. Expert review site Photographyblog.com mentioned “A fast f/2.4, 7x zoom lens, 16 megapixel Exmor R CMOS sensor, 10fps continuous shooting”. One person wrote in their reviews that it had a good image stabiliser. Five years ago Evogadget.com mentioned “Optical SteadyShot stabilization, iSweep Panorama mode”.

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Creative Shooting Modes and 1080i

Three people who purchased it agreed that it had a good picture resolution. Five years ago Evogadget.com wrote in their review of the Sony DSC-WX10 “Creative shooting modes and 1080i”. Two people who purchased it considered that it was good in low light. Evogadget.com said “Good low light” in their review of this digital camera.

Two people thought the product was able to produce good images. Poppy rated it 9 stars and mentioned on Amazon “Love my little camera have taken some very good photos with it”.

One customer who purchased it concluded that it had a good image sensor.

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Focusing

Features Smile Detection

The DSC-WX10 features smile detection. Most of the other cameras that were released more than two years ago also feature smile detection.

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Features Smile Detection

The DSC-WX10 features smile detection, as do most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Camera

Features Saturation Adjustment

The DSC-WX10 features saturation adjustment. Most of the other medium megapixel cameras that were launched more than two years ago also feature saturation adjustment.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Sony DSC-WX10 features contrast adjustment. Most of the other medium megapixel cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera also feature contrast adjustment.

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Quite Low Playback Zoom (max)

When compared to other medium megapixel cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera that we have checked the playback zoom (max) of, the DSC-WX10's playback zoom (max) of only 1 times zoom factor is one of the lowest. The playback zoom (max) of digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera range from 1x to 16x, and the average playback zoom (max) is 9.1x.

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Picture Quality

1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This digital camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many medium megapixel cameras that have been around for more than two years. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum image resolution on digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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16.2 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 16.2 megapixels digital camera.

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Support

Manual Controls

Two owners who purchased it thought it had good technical guidance. Five years ago Evogadget.com said “In-camera Help Guide” in their review of this digital camera but even so they gave it a rating of 14 out of 100. Evogadget.com also wrote “Manual controls” in their review.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony dscwx10nceh, sony dscwx10b, dscwx10ncee8
Barcodes 00027242808669, 04905524769180, 04905524769197, 04905524769203, 04905524769210, 04905524769227, 04905524769234

Sony DSC-WX10 Review Sources

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