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Sony DSC-HX10 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 18.2MP 16x Mar 2012
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Sony has good camera reviews
Supports video recording
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Sony Has Good Camera Reviews

Based on 23,045 expert and user reviews (including 7,132 verified purchases), Sony has good ratings for its digital cameras. Sony also has good ratings specifically within its high megapixel cameras range compared to other manufacturers. 92% of those that bought a Sony digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


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Supports Video Recording

The DSC-HX10 supports video recording. Most of the other digital cameras that have been around for more than two years also support video recording.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The DSC-HX10 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). This digital camera also support a video resolutions 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 camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best supported video resolution across all digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera.

Across similar types of camera the worst supported video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many high megapixel cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Camera

Has a GPS (satellite)

has a GPS (satellite)

The Sony DSC-HX10 has a GPS (satellite). Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this digital camera do not have a GPS (satellite).

Other digital cameras with a GPS (satellite) currently available that you might want to look at include the Sony DSC-HX200, or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 which has better reviews.

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Features Histogram

The DSC-HX10 features histogram, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The DSC-HX10 supports video capability. Most of the other similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as this camera also support video capability.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras which support video capability and we think because of it's better review score, the Sony DSC-WX200, the Sigma DP2 Merrill ($909.00), and the Canon EOS 60Da is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The DSC-HX10 has a built-in flash. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that are a comparable age to this camera also have a built-in flash.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a built-in flash and we think the Sony NEX-7 ($883.13) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The DSC-HX10 has a USB 2.0 port. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camera also have a USB 2.0 port.

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Has an HDMI Port

The DSC-HX10 has an HDMI port, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to this digital camera.

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Lens System

Fairly Big Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 32 times zoom factor, the DSC-HX10 has a quite big digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type. Across all the digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera the digital zooms range from 2x to 810x.

If you would prefer a bigger digital zoom then you might want to look at the DSC-RX100 ($999.99) (54x), the DSC-WX200 (102x), or the DSC-HX60V ($375.65) (120x) all from Sony which also has a higher rating.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 16 times zoom factor, the Sony DSC-HX10 has a pretty typical optical zoom compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that were released around the same time as this camera.

If you are looking for a camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to look at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 (20x and higher rated), or the Sony DSC-HX200V (30x and higher rated).

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The DSC-HX10 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

We compared all the other cameras with an image stabilizer to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon EOS 6D EF, and the Sony DSC-HX200V is also worth considering.

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4896 X 3672 Still Image Resolution

The DSC-HX10 has a 4896 x 3672 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most cameras of a comparable age and type to it. Most high megapixel cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s). In addition, this Sony camera have still image resolution(s) of 2592 x 1944 and 3648 x 2736 and 7152 x 1080. The still image resolution of all similar spec cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this camera ranges from 640 x 360 to 6000 x 4000.

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Audio

Has a Wind Filter

The Sony DSC-HX10 has a wind filter. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that came out more than two years ago also have a wind filter.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The DSC-HX10 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to this camera.

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Focusing

Features Smile Detection

The DSC-HX10 features smile detection, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

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Packaging Content

Has a Hand Strap

The DSC-HX10 has a hand strap. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera also have a hand strap.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The DSC-HX10 has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been around for a similar time to this digital camera.

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Has a Batteries Included

The DSC-HX10 has a batteries included. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera also have a batteries included.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The DSC-HX10 has an HDMI, as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to this digital camera.

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2 USB Version

This camera supports a 2 USB version, which is typical of many cameras of a similar age and type to it.

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Light Exposure

Supports Nine ISO Sensitivities

The DSC-HX10 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most high megapixel cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This camera supports a 100 ISO sensitivity, which is the most commonly supported ISO sensitivity supported by high megapixel cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this digital camera. The ISO sensitivities "200", "400", "800", "1600", "3200", "6400", "12800" and "Auto" are also supported by this digital camera.

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the DSC-HX10 has a relatively typical display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera.

There are a number of other 3" screen digital cameras currently available that you might also want to look at including the EOS 7D ($538.45), the EOS 5D Mark II ($1,475.00), or the EOS 1Ds Mark III all from Canon which has better reviews.

If this Sony digital camera display diagonal is too small for you then you might also want to look at the D610 + AF-S NIKKOR 24–85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR + AF-S VR Zoom-NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED + 32GB (3.2" and higher rated), or the D600 ($1,199.00) (3.2" and higher rated) both from Nikon or the Pentax K-3 ($798.00) (3.2" and higher rated).

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Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

With a weight of 204 grams, the DSC-HX10 has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to this digital camera.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony dschx10vb, sony dschx10vw, dschx10vscee8, dschx10vwcee8, dschx10vbcee8, dschx10vrcee8, dschx10vwceh, dschx10vbceh, dschx10vrceh
Barcodes 00027242843936, 00027242843943, 00027242843950, 00027242843967, 03610170847229, 04905524831764, 04905524831771, 04905524831788, 04905524831795, 04905524831801, 04905524831818, 04905524831825, 04905524858105, 04905524858112, 04905524872231, 04905524889123, 04905524889130

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