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Sony DSC-QX10-B Digital Camera

18.9MP 10x CMOS Jan 2016
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
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11 Reasons For

Good Brand

Sony has good average reviews for its compact camera digital cameras as well as across its entire digital camera range compared to other manufacturers.

Supports WiFi Connectivity

The Sony DSC-QX10-B supports WiFi connectivity, as do most of the other cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DSC-QX10-B.

Other digital cameras which support WiFi connectivity currently available that you might want to consider include the PowerShot SX420 IS[pl_3191138_price], or the IXUS 285 HS[pl_3191157_price] both from Canon or the Nikon Coolpix S6900[plb_2513006_price] which has better reviews.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other new digital cameras, the Sony DSC-QX10-B has an image stabiliser.

It may also be worth considering one of the other cameras with an image stabiliser currently available including the PowerShot SX420 IS[pl_3191138_price], or the IXUS 285 HS[pl_3191157_price] both from Canon or the Nikon Coolpix S6900[plb_2513006_price] which has better reviews.

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4896 X 3672 Still Image Resolution

The DSC-QX10-B has a 4896 x 3672 still image resolution which is higher than the 2736 x 1824 still image resolution found on most cameras that were launched around the same time as it. In addition, this camera have still image resolutions of 4896 x 2752 and 1920 x 1080 and 2592 x 1944. Across all comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DSC-QX10-B the best still image resolution is 6016 x 4000 and the worst is 384 x 480.

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Has Six White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the DSC-QX10-B is more than most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-QX10-B. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent" and "Shade" are also found on this Sony camera.

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Quite High Maximum ISO Speed

At 12,800, the DSC-QX10-B has a fairly high maximum ISO speed compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DSC-QX10-B. Across all the similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-QX10-B the maximum ISO speeds range from 800 to 26,000, and the average maximum ISO speed is 5,200.

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Supports One Image Format

The DSC-QX10-B has a greater number of supported image formats than most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. The most commonly supported image format is JPG, but this image format is not supported by this digital camera. The image formats JPEG XR are also supported by this camera.

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Supports Three Camera File Systems

The Sony DSC-QX10-B has a greater number of camera file systems than most digital cameras that came out in the last year. The most commonly supported camera file system is Exif 2.3, but this camera file system is not supported by this camera. The camera file systems DCF, DPOF and MPF are also supported by this Sony camera.

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Supports Five ISO Speeds

The DSC-QX10-B has a greater number of ISO speeds than most latest compact camera digital cameras. The most frequently supported ISO speed is 160, but this ISO speed is not supported by this digital camera. The ISO speeds 100, 1000, 1600, 3200 and 12800 are also supported by this camera.

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

This camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is typical of many digital cameras that were released around the same time as it.

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Narrow

When compared to other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DSC-QX10-B that we have assessed, the width of the DSC-QX10-B of only 62.4 millimeters is one of the narrowest. The widths of digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the DSC-QX10-B range from 62mm to 140mm, and the average width is 100mm.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most compact camera digital cameras that came out in the last 12 months do not support Full HD video. The Sony DSC-QX10-B is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD video.

We compared all the other cameras which also support Full HD video to this camera and we think the IXUS 285 HS[pl_3191157_price], or the PowerShot S120[pl_1602828_price] both from Canon or the Nikon Coolpix S6900[plb_2513006_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The DSC-QX10-B does not have a GPS. Most of the other recently released cameras also do not have a GPS.

Alternative cameras which also have a GPS that you might also want to consider include the PowerShot SX420 IS[pl_3191138_price], or the IXUS 285 HS[pl_3191157_price] both from Canon which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Most recently released digital cameras do not have a built-in flash. The Sony DSC-QX10-B is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in flash.

Alternative cameras which also have a built-in flash that you might also want to look at include the Nikon Coolpix S6900[plb_2513006_price], or the Canon PowerShot S120[plb_1602828_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

The DSC-QX10-B is not waterproof. Most of the other recently released compact camera digital cameras are also not waterproof.

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Not 3D Compatible

The DSC-QX10-B is not 3D compatible. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released in the last 12 months are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

The Sony DSC-QX10-B does not support video recording, although it is worth noting that most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the DSC-QX10-B also do not support video recording.

We compared all the other cameras which also support video recording to this camera and we think the Nikon Coolpix S6900[plb_2513006_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Only Features One Light Metering Mode

The number of light metering modes featured on the Sony DSC-QX10-B is more than most similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. The most frequently featured light metering mode is Centre-weighted, but this light metering mode is not featured on this camera. The light metering modes Evaluative (Multi-pattern) are also featured on this Sony camera.

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Only 1440 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The DSC-QX10-B has a maximum video resolution of 1440 x 1080 pixels. That's 81% less video resolution than the most common maximum video resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. Across all comparable spec digital cameras that were released in the last 12 months the best video resolution is 4096 x 2160 pixels and the worst is 640 x 480 pixels.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Sony DSC-QX10-B

Released Eleven Months Ago

Sony released the DSC-QX10-B eleven months ago.

Average Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 18.9 megapixels, the DSC-QX10-B has a relatively average megapixel count compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the DSC-QX10-B.

If you would prefer a higher megapixel count then you might also want to look at the Canon SX610 HS[plb_3300906_price] (20.2MP and higher rated).

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Average Optical Zoom

The DSC-QX10-B has a fairly average optical zoom (10 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for the last year.

If this digital camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Kodak Pixpro FZ152[plb_3584864_price] (15x and cheaper) or the Canon SX610 HS[plb_3300906_price] (18x and higher rated), or the Nikon S7000[plb_3851301_price] (20x and higher rated).

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Average Weight

The DSC-QX10-B has a pretty standard weight (165 grams) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released in the last year.

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MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on digital cameras that came out in the last year.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor and we think the PowerShot S120[pl_1602828_price], and the IXUS 285 HS[pl_3191157_price] both from Canon or the Nikon Coolpix S6900[plb_2513006_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If the sensor type of this camera is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the Kodak Pixpro FZ152[plb_3584864_price] (CCD and cheaper); or the Canon PowerShot SX420 IS[plb_3191138_price] (CCD and higher rated).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Minimum Aperture
Lens Structure
Aspheric Element
Focusing
Auto Focus
Light Exposure
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
HD Type
Audio
Audio System
Memory
Memory Card
Ports & Interfaces
USB Version
Camera
White Balance Mode
Self-Timer
Camera File System
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Voltage
Packaging Content
Included Cable
Networking

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony dscqx10, sony dscqx10b
Barcodes 00027242872004, 00845251059229, 00845251059236, 05554442331871

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Canon SX620 HS vs Sony DSC-QX10-B

Canon SX620 HS vs Sony DSC-QX10-B
Canon SX620 HS Sony DSC-QX10-B
$ 258.99
Longer Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
60% Bigger Optical Zoom
25% Smaller Minimum ISO Speed
Newer by Four Months
3x Lower Maximum ISO Speed
Two Less Aspheric Elements

Powershot ELPH 360 HS vs DSC-QX10-B

Canon Powershot ELPH 360 HS vs Sony DSC-QX10-B
Canon Powershot ELPH 360 HS Sony DSC-QX10-B
$ 209.00
74% Longer Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
32% Thinner
35g Lighter
Smaller Minimum ISO Speed
Three Times Lower Maximum ISO Speed
Wider

Canon SX610 HS vs Sony DSC-QX10-B

Canon SX610 HS vs Sony DSC-QX10-B
Canon SX610 HS Sony DSC-QX10-B
$ 179.00
Hugely Longer Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
8x Bigger Optical Zoom
Smaller Minimum ISO Speed
3.3mm Thinner
9,600 Lower Maximum ISO Speed
42.9mm Wider
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