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Sony DSC-HX10V/R
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Sony DSC-HX10V/R Digital Camera

18.2MP 16x CMOS 1/2.3" Mar 2013
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27 Reasons For

Good Brand

We checked 14,237 expert and user reviews for Sony digital cameras and found that on average Sony has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Sony has good ratings specifically for its compact cameras.

Quite Big Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 163 times zoom factor, the DSC-HX10V/R's digital zoom is one of the biggest amongst cameras of a comparable spec and age to the DSC-HX10V/R. The digital zooms of compact cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 1x to 810x.

Cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might be worth considering include the DSC-HX60[pl_2166574_price] (486x and higher rated), or the DSC-HX400V[pl_2297093_price] (810x and higher rated) both from Sony.

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Quite Large Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the DSC-HX10V/R has a quite large display diagonal compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been around for more than two years. The average display diagonal of cameras of a similar age and spec to the DSC-HX10V/R is 2.8".

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 3" screen digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS[plb_1143510_price].

If this digital camera display diagonal is not large enough for you then you might want to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77[plb_1836487_price] (3.5"), or the Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC110[plb_2083466_price] (4.8") which is also higher rated.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

has a GPS (satellite)

The DSC-HX10V/R has a GPS (satellite), which is unusual. Most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-HX10V/R do not have a GPS (satellite).

There are a number of other cameras with a GPS (satellite) currently available which you might want to consider including the DMC-TZ30[pl_1847857_price], or the Lumix DMC-TZ41[pl_2149949_price] both from Panasonic or the Canon IXUS 140[plb_1561326_price] which has better reviews.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

Unlike most of the other similar spec cameras that came out more than two years ago which do not support Full HD video, the DSC-HX10V/R supports Full HD video.

We compared all the other digital cameras which support Full HD video to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price], and the Sony KHX20BBGSFDI[plb_1543754_price] is also worth considering.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

SD compatible memory cards

This camera supports an MS Duo|MS PRO|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|SD|SDHC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many compact cameras that have been around for more than two years. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If the memory card type of this camera is too bad for you then you might want to consider the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated), or the Sony DSC-HX60[plb_2166574_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).

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

Unlike most of the other cameras that were released more than two years ago which do not support video capability, the Sony DSC-HX10V/R supports video capability.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras which support video capability and we think the Sony KHX20BBGSFDI[plb_1543754_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Quite High Megapixel

With a megapixel of 18.2 megapixels, the DSC-HX10V/R has a fairly high megapixel compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been around for more than two years. Across all the compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DSC-HX10V/R the megapixels range from 0.3MP to 46MP, and the average megapixel is 14MP.

We compared this camera to all the other 18.2MP digital cameras and we think the Sony KHX20BBGSFDI[plb_1543754_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this camera megapixel is not high enough for you then you might want to consider the Sony DSC-QX10[plb_2136113_price] (18.9MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 16 times zoom factor, the Sony DSC-HX10V/R has one of the bigger optical zooms amongst compact cameras of this age. Cameras of a similar age and spec to the DSC-HX10V/R have optical zooms of between 3x and 63x.

Digital cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might also be worth looking at include the Samsung WB250F[plb_1585457_price] (18x and higher rated), or the Casio EX-ZR700[plb_1722253_price] (18x and higher rated).

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The DSC-HX10V/R has a built-in flash. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the DSC-HX10V/R also have a built-in flash.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available including because of it's better review score, the GE A1455[plb_1772760_price].

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Electronic Camera Shutter Type

This camera has an Electronic camera shutter type, which is the most frequently found camera shutter type on digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Has Six White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the DSC-HX10V/R is more than most compact cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This Sony camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on comparable spec cameras that came out more than two years ago. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent" and "Incandescent" are also found on this Sony digital camera.

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Fairly Long Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

With a slowest camera shutter speed of 30 seconds, the DSC-HX10V/R has a fairly long slowest camera shutter speed compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age. The shortest slowest camera shutter speed of digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 0.12s, the longest is 250s, and the average slowest camera shutter speed is 14s.

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

This digital 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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Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

With a display resolution (numeric) of 921,600 pixels, the Sony DSC-HX10V/R has one of the higher display resolution (numeric)s amongst compact cameras of this age. The lowest display resolution (numeric) of cameras of a similar age and spec to the DSC-HX10V/R is 230 pixels, the highest is 16,000,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 450,000 pixels.

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Quite High ISO Sensitivity (max)

The average ISO sensitivity (max) of cameras of a comparable age and type to the DSC-HX10V/R is 4,800. With an ISO sensitivity (max) of 12,800, the Sony DSC-HX10V/R has one of the higher ISO sensitivity (max)s amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age.

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Fairly Long Battery Life (max)

The DSC-HX10V/R has a fairly long battery life (max) (5.7 hours) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the DSC-HX10V/R. The battery life (max)s of compact cameras that were released around the same time as the DSC-HX10V/R range from 0.83h to 520h, and the average battery life (max) is 21h.

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Has Two Image Editings

The Sony DSC-HX10V/R has a greater number of image editing modes than most compact cameras that were released more than two years ago. The most commonly found image editing is Resizing, but this image editing is not found on this digital camera. The image editings Rotating and Trimming are also found on this camera.

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2 USB Version

This camera supports a 2 USB version, which is typical of many cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Fairly Many Total Megapixels

The total megapixelss of digital cameras of this age and spec range from 10MP to 48MP. The DSC-HX10V/R has one of the more total megapixelss (18.9 megapixels) amongst compact cameras of this age.

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Quite Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 384 millimeters, the DSC-HX10V/R has one of the longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s amongst similar spec cameras of this age. The maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of compact cameras that came out around the same time as the DSC-HX10V/R range from 18mm to 1,000mm.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The Sony DSC-HX10V/R 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 Sony 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.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions is in fact the best supported video resolution across all compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

A 320 x 240 pixels video resolutions is the worst supported video resolution across comparable types of digital camera.

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4896 X 3672 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The DSC-HX10V/R has a higher image resolution than most cameras that are a similar age to it. This Sony digital camera has a 4896 x 3672 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most compact cameras that were launched around the same time as it have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution. Across all digital cameras of this age and spec the best image resolution is 5152 x 3864 pixels and the worst is 2592 x 1944 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The DSC-HX10V/R has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best video resolution amongst all digital cameras of a similar age and type to the DSC-HX10V/R.

Amongst comparable types of camera the worst video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

Across all the compact cameras that came out around the same time as the DSC-HX10V/R the battery capacitys range from 170mAh to 1,700mAh, and the average battery capacity is 830mAh. With a battery capacity of 960 milliamperes * hour, the DSC-HX10V/R has one of the bigger battery capacitys amongst similar spec cameras of this age.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 24 millimeters, the DSC-HX10V/R has one of the shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s amongst compact cameras of this age. The average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of digital cameras of this age and type is 26mm.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is the most commonly found focus adjustment on cameras of a similar age and type to it.

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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

Most of the other compact cameras that came out more than two years ago have an image stabilizer, however the DSC-HX10V/R does not have an image stabilizer.

Other cameras which also have an image stabilizer that you might also want to look at include the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Sony DSC-HX10V/R does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other cameras that were launched more than two years ago also do not support wi-Fi.

Other cameras which also support wi-Fi that you might also want to look at include the Galaxy Camera EK-GC110[pl_2083466_price], or the SAMSUNG WB150F[pl_1682907_price] both from Samsung which is also higher rated.

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Not Waterproof

Most compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DSC-HX10V/R are not waterproof. The DSC-HX10V/R is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Heavy

Comparable spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the DSC-HX10V/R have weights of between 20g and 840g, and the average weight is 170g. The Sony DSC-HX10V/R is one of the heavier digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the DSC-HX10V/R (204 grams) amongst compact cameras of this age.

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Only Features Five Flash Modess

The DSC-HX10V/R has a greater number of flash modes than most cameras of this age and type. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on cameras of a similar age and spec to the DSC-HX10V/R. The flash modess "Flash off", "Flash on", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this digital camera.

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Only Features Five Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The DSC-HX10V/R has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to it. This camera features a Face detection auto focusing (AF) modes, which is the most commonly featured auto focusing (AF) modes featured on cameras of a comparable type and age to the DSC-HX10V/R. The auto focusing (AF) modess "Centre weighted Auto Focus", "Flexible Spot Auto Focus", "Multi Point Auto Focus" and "Spot Auto Focus" are also featured on this Sony camera.

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Quite Low Motion JPEG Frame Rate

Across all the compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DSC-HX10V/R the motion JPEG frame rates range from 15fps to 240fps. The DSC-HX10V/R has one of the lower motion JPEG frame rates (only 25 frames per second) amongst compact cameras of this age.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The number of supported image formats on the Sony DSC-HX10V/R is more than most digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by compact cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-HX10V/R.

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Quite Large Closest Focusing Distance

The Sony DSC-HX10V/R has a quite large closest focusing distance (0.05 meters) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the DSC-HX10V/R. Compact cameras that were released more than two years ago have closest focusing distances of between 0.01m and 0.2m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.039m.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony DSC-HX10V/R

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this 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 digital cameras of this type and age. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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MOS Sensor Type

The DSC-HX10V/R has a better sensor type than most cameras that are a comparable age to it. This digital camera has a MOS sensor type, whereas most cameras of a similar type and age to it have a CCD sensor type.

It may also be worth considering one of the other cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available including because of it's better review score, the Casio Exilim EX-ZR400[plb_1892885_price].

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Waterproof
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Number of Aspheric Elements
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Smile Detection
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Closest Focusing Distance
Normal Focusing Range
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Focus Adjustment
Smile Detection
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Flash Exposure Lock
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Wind Filter
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
AV Output
USB Connector Type
Connection to PC
HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
3D
GPS (satellite)
White Balance
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Image Editing
Camera Playback
Built-In Processor
Scene Modes
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Life (max)
Battery Capacity
Battery Voltage
Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Hand Strap
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
Date Imprinting
Shock Proof
Face Detection
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Ports Quantity
Trimming
Cool Shot Function

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, dschx10vbceh, dschx10vrceh, dschx10vwceh, sony dschx10, dschx10vscee8, dschx10vwcee8, sony dschx10v, dschx10vbcee8, dschx10vrcee8, 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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