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Sony DSC-J10
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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

This compact camera digital camera was given a "Recommended" award by PhotographyBlog.com who decided that this camera was good.

Average User Reviews

Owners have rated this Sony camera on average 74%.

Good Size

Several Sony DSC-J10 owners who purchased this digital camera wrote that it was compact. Miss C. Lindsay said on Amazon three years ago “Maybe not for the serious photographer! It looks great, is really compact and has an easy option for people who have no clue”. Photographyblog.com wrote “The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-J10 is a new 16.1 megapixel compact camera with a built-in USB connector for easier image transfer”. Expert review site Cnet.co.uk mentioned “The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-J10 is a compact camera that dares to be different” nonetheless they scored it 60 out of 100.

One person who reviewed it thought it was thin. Computeractive.co.uk mentioned five years ago “The camera is distinctively modern, eschewing the traditional look almost entirely in favour of a slim, curvy slab-like appearance” in their review of this digital camera.

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Good Connectivity

Several customers reckoned that this digital camera was good in terms of USB connections. Annie said on Amazon “Apart from the easy access storage and charging facility from the use of the integrated USB there is nothing special about it” in her Sony DSC-J10 review. Miss C. Lindsay said “The built in usb connection if fantastic for travelling as you don't have to carry cables etc” in her Sony DSC-J10 review. Photographyblog.com mentioned “The addition of the built-in USB means the camera can be charged up in any co” in their review.

Nice Design

A few Sony DSC-J10 owners who bought it thought it was good looking. Five years ago Photographyblog.com gave the product a score of 80 out of 100 and wrote in their Sony DSC-J10 review on expert review site PhotographyBlog.com “The stylish Sony J10 also has 4Gb of built-in memory”. Expert website Cameras.co.uk said in the same month “The Sony Cybershot DSC J10 is a small, stylish digital camera” .

One Sony DSC-J10 reviewer who bought it concluded that it was a good design. Five years ago Ephotozine.com said on expert website Ephotozine “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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Good Quality Pictures

A number of people wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was able to produce good images. Annie mentioned on Amazon “I don't believe that it is 16.1 mega pixel, my phone can take better pics” nonetheless she scored the product 1 stars. Ephotozine.com wrote on expert website Ephotozine “The J10 takes good pictures with excellent colour reproduction”.

One Sony DSC-J10 reviewer who reviewed the product thought it had a good image sensor. Five years ago Ephotozine.com said “The camera has a 16.1 megapixel sensor and a 4x optical zoom lens which is”. One Sony DSC-J10 owner who reviewed the product considered that it had a good picture resolution. Cameras.co.uk said five years ago “It has 16 megapixels and a 4x optical zoom lens”.

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Robust

Two people who purchased the product concluded that it was well made. Expertreviews.co.uk wrote in their review of this digital camera on Expert Reviews five years ago “Generous memory capacity and a USB plug built in.”.

Good Brand

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

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Easy to Use

One customer who bought the Sony DSC-J10 thought it was easy to use. Expert website Cameras.co.uk said five years ago “The Sony Cybershot DSC J10 looks good and is easy to use” in their review of this digital camera.

Good Battery Life

One customer concluded that this digital camera had a good battery life.

CCD Sensor Type

This camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on digital cameras of this type and age. 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.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available including the Samsung 90, the Sony DSC-W630, or the Panasonic DMC-FS40EF-Y which has better reviews.

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

The DSC-J10 has a quite big digital zoom (8 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other compact cameras that came out more than two years ago. Across all the compact cameras that were released more than two years ago the digital zooms range from 1x to 810x, and the average digital zoom is 11x.

If you would prefer a digital camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to look at the DSC-RX1 ($2,286.99) (9.1x), or the DSC-W570 ($110.97) (10x) both from Sony which is also higher rated.

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The DSC-J10 supports video capability, unlike most of the other digital cameras of this age and type which do not support video capability.

We compared all the other cameras which support video capability to this camera and we think the Nikon D300s, the Fujifilm FinePix JZ 200, and the Canon IXUS 130 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other cameras of this type and age, the DSC-J10 has a built-in flash.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available including because of it's better review score, the Nikon D300s, the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo ($597.00), or the Fujifilm FinePix AX600.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

Digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DSC-J10 have internal memorys of between 6.9MB and 8.2GB, and the average internal memory is 280MB. When compared to other compact 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.

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Has Six White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the DSC-J10 is more than most cameras of this age and spec. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on compact cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-J10. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent" and "Incandescent" are also found on this Sony camera.

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Has One Camera Playback

The DSC-J10 has a greater number of camera playback modes than most digital cameras of this type and age. The most frequently found camera playback is Movie, but this camera playback is not found on this Sony digital camera. The camera playbacks slide show are also found on this camera.

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Has Two Image Editings

The number of image editing modes found on the DSC-J10 is more than most digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it. The most frequently found image editing is Resizing, but this image editing is not found on this camera. The image editings rotating and trimming are also found on this digital camera.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum image resolution on compact cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is typical of many digital cameras of this age and spec.

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16 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Poor

The average expert rating of this camera is 61 out of 100 based on ten expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Expert Reviews and Cameras.co.uk. It seems that digital camera experts really don't rate this compact camera digital camera very highly.

Unacceptable Noise Level

A few people reckoned that the product was not noisy. Expertreviews.co.uk said in their review on Expert Reviews five years ago “They don't make up for the basic VGA video resolution and noisy photos” and gave the Sony DSC-J10 a score of 40 out of 100.

Poor Product Quality

One customer who reviewed the Sony DSC-J10 thought it was not good quality. Annie wrote “Don't waste your money unless you just want the convenience of framing shots as quality is not given here” in her Sony DSC-J10 review.

Inferior Technical Features

Two Sony DSC-J10 owners mentioned in their reviews that the Sony DSC-J10 did not have good features. Expert review site Ephotozine.com wrote in their review “Sadly it lacks many features which you can find on many digital compact cameras available for less than the price of the J10”. Expert website Cameras.co.uk wrote five years ago “It has one or two extra features that are not widely available elsewhere” however they gave it a rating of 4 stars.

Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The Sony DSC-J10 does not have an image stabilizer. Most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DSC-J10 do have an image stabilizer.

There are a number of other digital cameras which also have an image stabilizer which you might want to look at including the Fujifilm X10, the GE J1250, or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ36 which also has a higher rating.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

Across all the cameras of this spec and age the optical zooms range from 3x to 63x. With an optical zoom of only 4 times zoom factor, the DSC-J10 has a quite small optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the DSC-J10.

We compared all the other 4x optical zoom cameras to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm X10, the Nikon Coolpix S2500, and the Canon 130 is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to consider the Nikon Coolpix P310 ($499.00) (4.2x and higher rated), the Canon 310 HS (4.4x and higher rated), or the Panasonic DMC-FT4 (4.6x and higher rated).

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Sony DSC-J10 does not support Full HD video. Most of the other compact cameras that have been available for more than two years also do not support Full HD video.

We compared all the other cameras which also support Full HD video to this digital camera and we think the Fujifilm X10, the Nikon 9500, or the Sony KHX20BBGSFDI which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Sony DSC-J10 does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the DSC-J10 also do not support wi-Fi.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also support wi-Fi to this camera and we think the ST200 ($68.99), the Galaxy Camera EK-GC110, or the SAMSUNG WB150F all from Samsung which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not 3D

The DSC-J10 is not 3D. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the DSC-J10 are also not 3D.

If you are looking for a digital camera that is 3D then you might want to consider the Olympus VR-360, the Vivitar T135 ($61.82), or the Nikon 9500 which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The DSC-J10 does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other cameras that were released more than two years ago also do not have a GPS (satellite).

We think you might also be interested in alternative digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) including the Nikon Coolpix P330, the Sony DSC-HX10V/R, or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 which is also higher rated.

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Not Waterproof

Most cameras of a similar age and type to the DSC-J10 are not waterproof. The DSC-J10 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Very Low Playback Zoom (max)

The Sony DSC-J10 has one of the lower playback zoom (max)s (only 1 times zoom factor) amongst digital cameras of this age. The lowest playback zoom (max) of compact cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the DSC-J10 is 1x, the highest is 16x, and the average playback zoom (max) is 9.3x.

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Only Features Four Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the DSC-J10 is more than most compact cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on similar spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as the DSC-J10. The flash modess "Flash off", "pre-flash" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Sony digital camera.

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Only 320 X 240 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The DSC-J10 has a maximum video resolution of 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 in fact the worst video resolution across all digital cameras of this spec and age.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is the best video resolution amongst comparable types of camera.

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Only Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds

The number of supported image formats on the DSC-J10 is more than most cameras of this spec and age. This camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by digital cameras of this spec and age. The image formats supported "JPEG" is also supported by this Sony camera.

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Fairly Long Start-Up Time

Across all the digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DSC-J10 the start-up times range from 2ms to 2,000ms. With a start-up time of 2,000 milliseconds, the Sony DSC-J10 has one of the longer start-up times amongst compact cameras of this age.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Sony DSC-J10

Released Over Six Years Ago

It was over six years ago when Sony released the DSC-J10.

Average Megapixel

The DSC-J10 has a pretty standard megapixel (16.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the DSC-J10.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 16.1MP digital cameras and we think the Sony DSC-H70, the Canon IXUS 240 HS, and the Casio Exilim EX-ZR200 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Cameras with a higher megapixel that might be worth looking at include the Kodak Pixpro FZ41 ($39.00) (16.15MP and higher rated), the Sony DSC-WX10 (16.2MP and higher rated), or the Samsung 31F (16.2MP and higher rated).

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This digital camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Average Display Diagonal

The DSC-J10 has a relatively average display diagonal (2.7 inches) compared to most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the DSC-J10.

There are a number of other 2.7" screen cameras currently available which you might also want to consider including the 130, or the A4000 IS ($130.00) both from Canon which has better reviews.

Cameras with a larger display diagonal that might be worth looking at include the Sony DSC-WX10 (2.8"), the Canon PowerShot N ($149.99) (2.8"), or the Fujifilm FinePix x100 Classic Kit (2.8") which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 126 grams, the DSC-J10 has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other digital cameras that came out around the same time as the DSC-J10.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Extra/Smart Zoom
Combined Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Smile Detection
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Focus Adjustment
Smile Detection
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Flash
Flash Modes
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Recording
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Internal Memory
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
Camera
White Balance
Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
Image Editing
Multi Burst Mode
Camera Playback
Saturation Adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
Start-Up Time
Scene Modes
Languages Support
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Battery Technology
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Interface
Dimensions (WxDxH)
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Aperture Range (F-F)
Camera Shutter Speed
Camera CCD Sensor
Digital SLR

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Expert Reviews

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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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Product Identifiers

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