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Sony DSC-J10 Digital Camera

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16.1MP 4x CCD 1/2.3" Jan 2011
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- Curvaceous, casual styling- Generous on-board memory- USB arm for easy uploads Fun, funky and colourful, the Cyber-shot J10 digital camera makes it easy to shoot and share great-looking images.... More
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One Industry Award

One expert review site concluded that they would endorse this Sony digital camera. This camera received a "Recommended" award from PhotographyBlog.com.

Average User Reviews

On average, based on 344 user reviews this camera has an overall user rating of 74%.

Good Size

Four Sony DSC-J10 reviewers thought it was compact. Miss C. Lindsay said on Amazon “Maybe not for the serious photographer! It looks great, is really compact and has an easy option for people who have no clue”. Ephotozine.com wrote on expert review site Ephotozine “Sadly it lacks many features which you can find on many digital compact cameras available for less than the price of the J10”. Photographyblog.com mentioned on PhotographyBlog.com “The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-J10 is a new 16.1 megapixel compact camera with a built-in USB connector for easier image transfer” and gave the product a rating of 4 stars.

One Sony DSC-J10 reviewer mentioned that the Sony DSC-J10 was thin. Expert website Computeractive.co.uk wrote “The camera is distinctively modern, eschewing the traditional look almost entirely in favour of a slim, curvy slab-like appearance” in their review.

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Good Connectivity

A number of Sony DSC-J10 owners who reviewed it mentioned that it was good in terms of USB connections. Annie mentioned on Amazon “Apart from the easy access storage and charging facility from the use of the integrated USB there is nothing special about it” however despite that she only gave it a score of 20 out of 100. Miss C. Lindsay wrote in her review on Amazon “The built in usb connection if fantastic for travelling as you don't have to carry cables etc”. Expert website Photographyblog.com said “The addition of the built-in USB means the camera can be charged up in any co” in their review of the Sony DSC-J10.

Nice Design

Three people who purchased it reckoned that it was good looking. Photographyblog.com wrote on expert website PhotographyBlog.com “The stylish Sony J10 also has 4Gb of built-in memory” in their review of the Sony DSC-J10. Cameras.co.uk rated it 4 stars and mentioned “The Sony Cybershot DSC J10 is a small, stylish digital camera”.

One person who bought it concluded that it was a good design. Expert website Ephotozine.com said “The Sony CyberShot DSC-J10 was released in January 2011 and has an unusual design as well as 4Gb of internal memory”.

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Sony Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all Sony cameras and also specifically for Sony compact camera digital cameras and found that in both cases Sony had good ratings compared to other brands.

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Good Quality Pictures

A number of Sony DSC-J10 owners mentioned that the product was able to produce good images. Annie wrote on Amazon “I don't believe that it is 16.1 mega pixel, my phone can take better pics” but she rated it 1 stars. Five years ago expert review site Ephotozine.com said “The J10 takes good pictures with excellent colour reproduction” in their review of this digital camera.

One Sony DSC-J10 reviewer who bought it concluded that it had a good image sensor. Expert review site Ephotozine.com wrote in their Sony DSC-J10 review “The camera has a 16.1 megapixel sensor and a 4x optical zoom lens which is”. One Sony DSC-J10 reviewer said in their reviews that this digital camera had a good picture resolution. Cameras.co.uk mentioned in their Sony DSC-J10 review “It has 16 megapixels and a 4x optical zoom lens”.

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Robust

Two Sony DSC-J10 reviewers who purchased it mentioned that it was well made. Expert website Expertreviews.co.uk wrote “Generous memory capacity and a USB plug built in.”.

Easy to Use

One person who bought the Sony DSC-J10 wrote that it was easy to use. Five years ago expert review site Cameras.co.uk scored this digital camera 77 out of 100 and wrote in their review of the Sony DSC-J10 “The Sony Cybershot DSC J10 looks good and is easy to use”.

Good Battery Life

One customer who reviewed the Sony DSC-J10 mentioned that it had a good battery life.

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.

There are a number of other cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available which you might want to look at including the Samsung ST90, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77, or the GE J1250 which has better reviews.

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

The DSC-J10 has one of the bigger digital zooms (8 times zoom factor) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. The smallest digital zoom of compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-J10 is 1x and the biggest is 810x.

If you would prefer a camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to consider the DSC-W570 ($116.49) (10x), or the DSC-W580 (10x) both from Sony which also has a higher rating.

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

The DSC-J10 supports video recording, as do most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

We compared all the other cameras which support video recording to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix X10, the Sony DSC-HX10, and the Nikon Coolpix L23 is also worth considering.

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Fairly High Megapixel Count

The megapixel counts of compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the DSC-J10 range from 0.3MP to 46MP. The DSC-J10 has a fairly high megapixel count (16.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as the DSC-J10.

There are a number of other 16.1MP cameras currently available that you might also want to look at including the Sony DSC-H70 ($142.49), the Casio Exilim EX-ZR200, or the Canon PowerShot A4000 IS ($190.00) which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a higher megapixel count then you might also want to consider the WB31F (16.2MP and higher rated), or the WB50F ($183.99) (16.2MP and higher rated) both from Samsung or the Kodak Pixpro FZ41 ($93.49) (16.15MP and higher rated).

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Sony DSC-J10 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as the DSC-J10.

Other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix X10, or the GE A1455.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

When compared to other digital cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-J10, the DSC-J10's internal memory of 4,096 megabytes is one of the biggest. Cameras of a comparable spec and age to the DSC-J10 have internal memory of between 1MB and 8.2GB, and the average internal memory is 330MB.

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Has One Playback Mode

The number of camera playback modes found on the DSC-J10 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. The most frequently found playback mode is Movie, but this playback mode is not found on this camera. The playback modes slide show are also found on this Sony camera.

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Has Two Image Editing Modes

The DSC-J10 has a greater number of image editing modes than most digital cameras of a similar type and age to it. The most frequently found image editing mode is Resizing, but this image editing mode is not found on this Sony digital camera. The image editing modes rotating and trimming are also found on this camera.

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3648 X 2736 Still Image Resolution

The DSC-J10 has a 3648 x 2736 still image resolution which is higher than most similar spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. Most compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. In addition, this digital camera have a still image resolution of 1920 x 1080 and 2592 x 1944. The worst still image resolution of all compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DSC-J10 is 384 x 480 and the best is 5152 x 3864.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum image resolution on digital cameras of this type and age.

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Features Two Light Metering Modes

The number of light metering modes featured on the DSC-J10 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. This Sony digital camera features a Centre-weighted light metering mode, which is the most commonly featured light metering mode featured on digital cameras of a similar age and type to the DSC-J10. The light metering mode "Spot" is also featured on this Sony camera.

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Narrow

Across all the compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago the widths range from 16mm to 470mm. With a width of only 93.6 millimeters, the DSC-J10 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DSC-J10.

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16 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Poor

On average, based on ten expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Expert Reviews and Cameras.co.uk the average expert rating of this Sony digital camera is 61 out of 100. Experts aren't convinced by this Sony camera.

Unacceptable Noise Level

Some customers said in their reviews that the product was not noisy. Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned “They don't make up for the basic VGA video resolution and noisy photos” in their review of this digital camera.

Poor Product Quality

One person considered that this digital camera was not good quality. Annie mentioned on Amazon “Don't waste your money unless you just want the convenience of framing shots as quality is not given here” and rated the Sony DSC-J10 20 out of 100.

Inferior Technical Features

A few people wrote in their reviews that it did not have good features. Expert website Cameras.co.uk mentioned “It has one or two extra features that are not widely available elsewhere” in their review of this digital camera.

Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The Sony DSC-J10 does not have an image stabiliser, unlike most of the other compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago which have an image stabiliser.

There are a number of other digital cameras which also have an image stabiliser which you might also want to consider including the Fujifilm FinePix X10, the GE J1250, or the Casio Exilim EX-ZR700 which also has a higher rating.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The optical zooms of digital cameras of this type and age range from 2.7x to 63x, and the average optical zoom is 9.6x. With an optical zoom of only 4 times zoom factor, the Sony DSC-J10 has one of the smaller optical zooms amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 4x optical zoom cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix X10, or the Canon IXUS 105 IS.

Cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might be worth considering include the Coolpix P310 ($499.00) (4.2x and higher rated), or the Coolpix P310 ($499.00) (4.2x and higher rated) both from Nikon or the Canon PowerShot ELPH 310 HS (4.4x and higher rated).

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The DSC-J10 does not support Full HD video. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-J10 also do not support Full HD video.

We think you might also be interested in other digital cameras which also support Full HD video including the Coolpix S9500, or the Coolpix S9400 both from Nikon or the Fujifilm FinePix X10 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Sony DSC-J10 does not support WiFi connectivity, although keep in mind that most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago also do not support WiFi connectivity.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a WiFi connectivity and we think the Fujifilm FinePix Z1000, the Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC110, or the Nikon Coolpix S9500 which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Sony DSC-J10 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the DSC-J10 are also not 3D compatible.

If you would prefer a digital camera that is 3D compatible then you might also want to consider the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 ($375.99), or the Nikon Coolpix S9500 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the DSC-J10, the DSC-J10 does not have a GPS.

There are a number of other digital cameras which also have a GPS that you might also want to consider including the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2, the Canon IXUS 140, or the Sony DSC-HX400V ($448.00).

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Not Waterproof

The Sony DSC-J10 is not waterproof. Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age are also not waterproof.

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Only Features Four Flash Modes

The DSC-J10 has a greater number of flash modes than most cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DSC-J10. The flash modes "Flash off", "pre-flash" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this digital camera.

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Very Low Maximum Playback Zoom

Across all the cameras of this age and type the maximum playback zooms range from 1x to 16x, and the average maximum playback zoom is 8.8x. The DSC-J10 has a fairly low maximum playback zoom (only 1 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type.

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Only 320 X 240 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the DSC-J10 is 320 x 240 pixels. That's 92% less video resolution than the most frequently found maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

A 320 x 240 pixels maximum video resolution is actually the worst video resolution amongst all digital cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-J10.

Amongst similar types of digital camera the best video resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Only Supports Two Image Formats

The Sony DSC-J10 has a greater number of supported image formats than most compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. This Sony camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by cameras of this spec and age. The image format "JPEG" is also supported by this camera.

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Fairly Long Start-Up Time

The average start-up time of comparable spec cameras that were launched around the same time as the DSC-J10 is 960ms. At 2,000 milliseconds, the DSC-J10 has a quite long start-up time compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DSC-J10.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Sony DSC-J10

Released Over Six Years Ago

It was over six years ago when this Sony digital camera was released.

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 similar spec cameras that were launched around the same time as it. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Average Screen Size

The Sony DSC-J10 has a fairly standard screen size (2.7 inches) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the DSC-J10.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 2.7" screen digital cameras currently available including the Canon IXUS 105 IS, the Casio Exilim EX-ZS5, or the Samsung ST90 which has better reviews.

If this camera screen size is not large enough for you then you might also want to consider the Sony DSC-WX10 (2.8"), the Fujifilm X100 ($349.95) (2.8"), or the Canon PowerShot N ($139.99) (2.8") which is also higher rated.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 126 grams, the DSC-J10 has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DSC-J10.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Focal Length Range
Extra / Smart Zoom
Combined Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focus
Smile Detection
Auto Focus Assist Beam
Focus
Smile Detection
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Flash
Flash Mode
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Recording
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Internal Memory
Display
Screen Size
Display
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
Camera
White Balance Mode
Histogram
Maximum Playback Zoom
Image Editing Mode
Multi Burst Mode
Playback Mode
Saturation Adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
Start-Up Time
Scene Mode
Display Language
On Screen Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Battery
Shot Per Battery Charge
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Other Features
Video Recording
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Port
Interface
Dimension
Focal Length
Aperture Range
Camera Shutter Speed Range
Camera CCD Sensor
Digital SLR

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Expert Reviews

(16)
17 August 2011

When it comes down to it, the camera seems a little overpriced for what it offers...

8 August 2011

It's reasonable to say that the Sony Cybershot DSC-J10 is designed for travellers, point and shooters and social networkers. It looks great, has a decent set of features and the addition of the...

PhotographyBlog.com

21 June 2011

The J10 takes good pictures with excellent colour reproduction and detail in images at both ends of the lens. Sadly it lacks many features which you can find on many digital compact cameras...

2 June 2011

Generous memory capacity and a USB plug built in, but they don't make up for the basic VGA video resolution and noisy photos...

24 May 2011

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-J10 is a compact camera that dares to be different. Unfortunately, its performance is fairly average and its limited storage space could well prove a problem...

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 5 June 2005 by Amazon Customer

I was in the market for a reasonably priced pair of good quality headphones that were suitable for running and general gym use...as always I meticulously browsed many sites reading reviews trying... Read more…

Reviewed 27 March 2005 by BIG Dave

Regardless of what other people say I find these headphones are excellent and if you think they fall out in exercise then you must have small ears or something because I go on bike rides down... Read more…

Reviewed 31 May 2007 by Daveo_78

I'm not biased (well I am). Sony make the best audio hardware-period. I have used these budget 'phones for 4 years now, and have stuck by them with every new purchase. I use them for running and... Read more…

Reviewed 15 February 2007 by Redcap425

Despite the comments of some muppets, there is nothing wrong with these earphones. I bought two pairs, one for myself and one for my wife.... My wife ears are very petite... and I'm not exactly... Read more…

Reviewed 23 April 2006 by Mr. Robert Thompson

These earphones are, by far, the best earpieces I have bought to date. They do everything earphones should do. They play the music at a good quality, especially for this price. They go in your... Read more…

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