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Sony DSC-HX10
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Sony DSC-HX10 Digital Camera

18.2MP 16x CMOS Sep 2013
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32 Reasons For

Sony Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

On average Sony compact camera digital cameras have good ratings as do all cameras produced by Sony.

Quite Big Digital Zoom

At 163 times zoom factor, the Sony DSC-HX10 has a very big digital zoom compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DSC-HX10. The smallest digital zoom of cameras of this spec and age is 1x, the biggest is 810x, and the average digital zoom is 10x.

Cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might also be worth considering include the Sony DSC-HX400V[plb_2297093_price] (810x) which is also higher rated.

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Quite Large Screen Size

The smallest screen size of cameras of a similar age and spec to the DSC-HX10 is 1" and the largest is 4.8". The DSC-HX10 has one of the larger screen sizes (3 inches) amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age.

We compared all the other 3" screen digital cameras to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix L120[plb_1186_price] is also worth considering.

If this camera screen size is not large enough for you then you might also want to consider the Nikon Coolpix P520[plb_2085254_price] (3.2"), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77[plb_1836487_price] (3.5") which also has a higher rating.

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Has a GPS

has a GPS

Unlike most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-HX10 which do not have a GPS, the DSC-HX10 has a GPS.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with a GPS and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS[plb_1565812_price] is also worth considering.

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3D Compatible

Unlike most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-HX10 which are not 3D compatible, the Sony DSC-HX10 is 3D compatible.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 3D compatible digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS[plb_66875_price], the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30[plb_1847857_price], or the Nikon Coolpix P7700[plb_1714924_price].

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SD Memory Card

SD memory card

This camera supports an MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|SD|SDHC memory card, which is the most commonly supported memory card on digital cameras that were released 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.

If you are looking for a digital camera with a better memory card type then you might want to consider the Nikon Coolpix L120[plb_1186_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated), the Sony DSC-WX350[plb_2163795_price] (MicroSD (TransFlash and higher rated)|MicroSDHC|MicroSDXC|MS Duo|MS Micro (M2 and higher rated)|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated), or the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS[plb_2110760_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated).

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The DSC-HX10 supports Full HD video, unlike most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-HX10 which do not support Full HD video.

Other cameras which support Full HD video currently available that you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS[plb_1206_price], or the Olympus Stylus SH-50[plb_1721351_price].

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Quite High Megapixel Count

The DSC-HX10 has a quite high megapixel count (18.2 megapixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. Cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the DSC-HX10 have megapixel counts of between 0.3MP and 46MP.

There are a number of other 18.2MP cameras currently available which you might want to look at including the DSC-WX200[pl_1609944_price], or the DSC-HX20[pl_1543754_price] both from Sony which has better reviews.

If you want a digital camera with a higher megapixel count then you might want to consider the Nikon Coolpix S3400[plb_2072942_price] (20.1MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago, the DSC-HX10 supports video recording.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras which support video recording and we think because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix L120[plb_1186_price], the Samsung WB800F[plb_1585459_price], and the Fujifilm FinePix JX500[plb_1672380_price] is also worth considering.

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 16 times zoom factor, the Sony DSC-HX10 has a fairly big optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-HX10. Compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-HX10 have optical zooms of between 2x and 50x.

If you would prefer a bigger optical zoom then you might want to consider the WB200F[pl_2071998_price] (18x), or the WB250F[pl_1585457_price] (18x) both from Samsung or the Nikon Coolpix S9400[plb_1873860_price] (18x) which also has a higher rating.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The DSC-HX10 has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras with an image stabiliser currently available including the Nikon Coolpix L120[plb_1186_price], the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS40[plb_1786919_price], or the GE A1455[plb_1772760_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Sony DSC-HX10 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DSC-HX10.

We compared all the other cameras with a built-in flash to this digital camera and we think the Nikon Coolpix L120[plb_1186_price], and the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo[plb_1829795_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This digital camera has an Electronic camera shutter, which is the most frequently found camera shutter on compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Has Six White Balance Modes

The DSC-HX10 has a greater number of white balance modes than most cameras that are a similar age to it. This Sony digital camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DSC-HX10. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent" and "Incandescent" are also found on this camera.

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Quite Long Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

The average maximum camera shutter speed of cameras of this type and age is 13s, and the maximum camera shutter speeds range from 0.12s to 250s. At 30 seconds, the DSC-HX10 has a quite long maximum camera shutter speed compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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

This camera has a ±2EV (1/2| 1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction, which is typical of many digital cameras of this age and type.

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Very High Display Resolution

At 921,600 pixels, the Sony DSC-HX10 has a fairly high display resolution compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the DSC-HX10. The lowest display resolution of cameras of this type and age is 230 pixels, the highest is 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 400,000 pixels.

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Supports Twenty-One ISO Speeds

The number of ISO speeds supported by the DSC-HX10 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This camera supports a 160 ISO speed, which is the most frequently supported ISO speed supported by similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the DSC-HX10. The ISO speeds "100", "125", "200", "250", "320", "400", "500", "640", "800", "1000", "1250", "1600", "2000", "2250", "2500", "3200", "4000", "5000", "6400" and "12800" are also supported by this digital camera.

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Fairly High Maximum ISO Speed

At 12,800, the Sony DSC-HX10 has a quite high maximum ISO speed compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DSC-HX10. Compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-HX10 have maximum ISO speeds of between 3 and 52,000, and the average maximum ISO speed is 4,500.

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Fairly Long Maximum Battery Life

The shortest maximum battery life of cameras that were released around the same time as the DSC-HX10 is 0.83h and the longest is 320h. At 5.7 hours, the DSC-HX10 has a fairly long maximum battery life compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

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2 USB Version

This digital camera supports a 2 USB version, which is the most commonly supported USB version on similar spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it.

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Has Two Image Editing Modes

The DSC-HX10 has a greater number of image editing modes than most compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. The most commonly found image editing mode is Resizing, but this image editing mode is not found on this camera. The image editing modes Rotating and Trimming are also found on this digital camera.

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Quite Long Maximum Focal Length

Across all the compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the DSC-HX10 the maximum focal lengths range from 13mm to 1,800mm, and the average maximum focal length is 250mm. With a maximum focal length of 384 millimeters, the DSC-HX10 has one of the longer maximum focal lengths amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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Fairly Many Total Megapixel Count

The DSC-HX10 has one of the more total megapixel counts (18.9 megapixels) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. Comparable spec cameras that were released around the same time as the DSC-HX10 have total megapixel counts of between 10MP and 15,000,000MP.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Sony DSC-HX10 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best video resolution amongst all digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the DSC-HX10.

A 320 x 240 pixels maximum video resolution is the worst video resolution amongst similar types of digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Sony DSC-HX10 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this digital camera). This Sony camera also support a video resolution 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.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best supported video resolution across all compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the DSC-HX10.

The worst supported video resolution amongst similar types of digital camera is 320 x 240 pixels.

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4896 X 3672 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The DSC-HX10 has a 4896 x 3672 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. Most compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution. Across all compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-HX10 the best image resolution is 5152 x 3864 pixels and the worst is 2592 x 1944 pixels.

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3648 X 2736 Still Image Resolution

The DSC-HX10 has a 3648 x 2736 still image resolution which is higher than most cameras of a similar age and type to it. Most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. In addition, this camera has a still image resolution of 1920 x 1080. The best still image resolution of all similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago is 5152 x 3864 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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± 2EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

This camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is the most commonly found light exposure correction on similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as it.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

At 960 milliamperes * hour, the Sony DSC-HX10 has a fairly big battery capacity compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to the DSC-HX10. Across all the digital cameras of this age and spec the battery capacities range from 170mAh to 2,000mAh, and the average battery capacity is 840mAh.

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Auto Focus

This camera has an Auto focus, which is typical of many cameras of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length

The average minimum focal length of digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the DSC-HX10 is 27mm, and the minimum focal lengths range from 2.6mm to 290mm. The DSC-HX10 has a fairly short minimum focal length (only 24 millimeters) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the DSC-HX10.

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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the DSC-HX10, the DSC-HX10 does not support WiFi connectivity.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which also support WiFi connectivity that you might also want to consider including the Nikon Coolpix S9500[plb_1721861_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

The DSC-HX10 is not waterproof, although keep in mind that most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the DSC-HX10 are also not waterproof.

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Heavy

The weights of digital cameras of this type and age range from 20g to 710g, and the average weight is 170g. The DSC-HX10 is one of the heavier similar spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DSC-HX10 (204 grams) amongst similar spec cameras of this age.

Cameras with a heavier weight that might be worth considering include the Fujifilm XF1[plb_1469574_price] (204g).

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Only Features Five Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the DSC-HX10 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This Sony camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on digital cameras of this type and age. The flash modes "Flash off", "Flash on", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this digital camera.

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Quite Low JPEG Frame Rate

Across all the compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years the JPEG frame rates range from 15fps to 240fps, and the average JPEG frame rate is 32fps. With a JPEG frame rate of only 25 frames per second, the Sony DSC-HX10 has one of the lower JPEG frame rates amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Thick

The depths of comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DSC-HX10 range from 13mm to 2,200mm. The DSC-HX10 is one of the thicker compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the DSC-HX10 (33.8 millimeters) amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The Sony DSC-HX10 has a greater number of supported image formats than most digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This Sony camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DSC-HX10.

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Quite Big Minimum ISO Speed

At 100, the DSC-HX10 has a quite big minimum ISO speed compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. The minimum ISO speed of compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DSC-HX10 range from 10 to 800, and the average minimum ISO speed is 96.

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Fairly Large Closest Focusing Distance

The smallest closest focusing distance of digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 0.01m, the largest is 30m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.28m. With a closest focusing distance of 0.05 meters, the DSC-HX10 has one of the larger closest focusing distances amongst cameras of this age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony DSC-HX10

Released Over Four Years Ago

Sony released the DSC-HX10 over four years ago.

1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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MOS Sensor Type

The DSC-HX10 has a better sensor type than most digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. This camera has a MOS sensor type, whereas most comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to it have a CCD sensor type.

Alternative digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available that you might also want to look at include the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS[plb_1206_price], or the Samsung NX20[plb_2083247_price] which has better reviews.

Digital cameras with a better sensor type that might also be worth considering include the Nikon Coolpix L120[plb_1186_price] (CCD) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Waterproof
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens Structure
Aspheric Element
Focusing
Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance
Normal Focusing Range
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Focus
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Video Resolution
HD Type
Audio
Memory
Memory Card
Display
Screen Size
Display
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
AV Output
USB Connector Type
HDMI Port
HDMI Connector
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance Mode
Self-Timer
Image Editing Mode
Playback Mode
Built-In Processor
Scene Mode
On Screen Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Maximum Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Battery Voltage
Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control
Included Cable
Other Features
Focal Length
USB 3.0 Port
Panorama Mode

Expert Reviews

21 July 2014

Aparat z matryc? 18,9 Mp, wy?wietlaczem 3 cala i zoomem optycznym 16x. Oprócz zdj?? umo?liwia te? rejestracj? wideo w maksymalnej rozdzielczo?ci 1920 x 1080 pikseli.OpisSpecyfikacja i wyniki...

Full manual control
Great screen
Picture effects
Large zoom range
GPS
No raw shooting
Processing time sometimes slow
The H 10V's 18-megapixel resolution is more about marketing than image quality
Many of its shooting modes require multishot processing, which slows you down and can't be used with moving subjects
The H 10V's 18megapixel resolution is more about marketing than image quality

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 1 June 2013 by Edik

The 26mm wide angle is very useful as is the 16:9 mode. Image quality is OK but viewing at actual size shows significant water colour smudging even at the lowest (100) ISO setting. This I expect... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dschx10, dschx10v, dschx10vr, dschx10vs, dschx10vw, dschx10vrceh, dschx10vwceh, sony dschx10, dschx10vwcee8, sony dschx10v, dschx10vrcee8, dschx10vscee8, 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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