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Sony DSC-QX10 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 18.9MP 10x Sep 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Six industry awards
No flash
Weak battery life
151 Reviews + 6 Awards
log.com.tr Editor's Choice reviewed.com Best of Year turkchip.com Silver hardwarezone.com.ph Recommended

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Reviews

Six Industry Awards

This digital camera received a 3dnews.ru "Innovative Design" award and it received a "Recommended" award from website Hardwarezone.com.ph, confirming their endorsement. This Sony digital camera also received an "Editor's Choice" award from review website Log.com.tr who decided it was terrific.

Two more expert review sites both endorsed this Sony camera. The author at review website Teknokulis.com decided that this Sony digital camera was innovative and gave it an "Innovation" award and it received a "Silver" award from review site Turkchip.com.

One other expert review site wrote that this camera was good. Reviewed.com gave this Sony camera a "Best of Year" award.

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Good User Reviews

People who bought this camera rated this camera 84 out of 100 on average. 29 reviewers gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars and 84% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Sony Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

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

Expert Reviews Are Poor

On average, based on twenty-four expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com, Ephotozine and Digital Versus the average expert rating of this high megapixel digital camera is 63 out of 100. It seems that camera experts really don't rate this Sony digital camera very highly.


Light Exposure

Supports Five ISO Sensitivities

The DSC-QX10 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. This digital camera supports a 100 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by digital cameras of a similar type and age to this camera. The ISO sensitivities "1000", "1600", "3200" and "12800" are also supported by this Sony digital camera.

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Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was April 2017 when this camera was released.


Battery

Only 220 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The DSC-QX10 is a camera that takes 220 shots battery life (CIPA standard).

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Other Features

Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The DSC-QX10 does not have a built-in flash, unlike most of the other cameras of this age and type which have a built-in flash.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which also have a built-in flash which you might also want to consider including the Alpha A5100L, or the Alpha A58 both from Sony or the Canon EOS 5D Mark II ($1,465) which is also higher rated.

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Features

Sony's Mobile App Has Few Features

Two owners concluded that this digital camera did not have good features. Geekgirlmanila.com said “The camera has a very limited feature set compared with a regular pointandshoot” in their review of the Sony DSC-QX10. Geekgirlmanila.com also said “Sony's mobile app has few features” in their review.


Smart TV

Spotty Wireless Connectivity

Two people concluded that this digital camera was not good in terms of connectivity. Geekgirlmanila.com mentioned “Spotty wireless connectivity” .


Support

Limited Manual Control

Three owners who reviewed it reckoned that it did not have good technical guidance. Geekgirlmanila.com mentioned in their Sony DSC-QX10 review “No manual settings available”. Geekgirlmanila.com also wrote “Limited manual control” in their review. Pocket-Lint.com said in their review of this digital camera on expert website Pocket Lint “We can't help being excited about the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX10”.


Power

Weak Battery Life

Five customers who purchased the product thought it did not have a good battery life. Theverge.com said “Could offer more control for advanced users, slow to get connected, battery life isn't amazing, no flash, some lag on display” in their Sony DSC-QX10 review. Geekgirlmanila.com wrote “Extended shooting drains your smartphone's battery” in their Sony DSC-QX10 review. Geekgirlmanila.com also wrote “Weak battery life” in their review.


Ports & Interfaces

2 USB Version

This camera supports a 2 USB version, which is the most frequently supported USB version on cameras of this spec and age.

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Does Not Have an HDMI

The Sony DSC-QX10 does not have an HDMI. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camera do have an HDMI.

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Design

Robust

Two people who reviewed the product agreed that it was well made. Ephotozine.com mentioned in their Sony DSC-QX10 review on expert website Ephotozine four years ago “With built in Wi-Fi and NFC the lens camera unit can connect to any compatible” and scored it 6 stars. Donatello said on Bestbuy.com “The picture quality is better than the smartphone built in camera”.

Mooi Design

Four owners who purchased the Sony DSC-QX10 concluded that it was good looking. Expert review site Pocket-Lint.com wrote in their review of the Sony DSC-QX10 “The new lens-style cameras are pretty special” and gave it a score of 5 stars. Dolfancheeto wrote on Bestbuy.com two years ago “Picture quality is perfect also very cool looking definitely recommend this to others” in their review of this digital camera. Msen1gma said on Bestbuy.com “Believe me the photos using my phone's camera were pretty sharp and defined prior to using the Sony lens” in their review of this digital camera and scored it 7 stars.

Three people concluded that it was well designed. Geekgirlmanila.com said in their Sony DSC-QX10 review “Vernieuwend design, degelijke behuizing en klemconstructie, vrijheid bij fotograferen dankzij wifi” although they scored it 1 stars. Theverge.com said “Mooi design” in their review of this digital camera. Geekgirlmanila.com also wrote “NFC, design inovador, simples de usar, muito verstil, funciona aaprelho com qualquer Android ou iOS” in their review.

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Image Quality

Eighteen people who reviewed this digital camera thought it was good quality. Geekgirlmanila.com said in their Sony DSC-QX10 review two years ago “The Sony Cybershot Q 10 at its core is a good pointandshoot camera with photo quality that's better than you'd get with most smartphones” . Geekgirlmanila.com also said “Better picture quality than the average smartphone camera” in their review. Geekgirlmanila.com also wrote “Image Quality” in their review.

Ease of Use

Seventeen people who reviewed it considered that it was easy to use. Geekgirlmanila.com mentioned “PlayMemories Mobile app is easy to use” in their review of the Sony DSC-QX10 but they only rated the product 1 stars. Geekgirlmanila.com also said “Handy optical zoom” in their review. Geekgirlmanila.com also wrote “Ease of use” in their review.

Three owners wrote that it was easy to setup. Two years ago Fantacyluver wrote in their review of this digital camera on Bestbuy.com “Picture quality is so so, bought when it was on sale, good for price, easy to set up”. Bizandtour mentioned on Bestbuy.com “Easy to set up and use” in their review of this digital camera.

Two owners who purchased this digital camera wrote that it was easy to use the menus. Two years ago Geekgirlmanila.com mentioned in their Sony DSC-QX10 review “Takes very good photos in low light settings”. Shawna mentioned in her review of this digital camera on Bestbuy.com “It's really easy to switch out settings - even between photo”.

Two owners who reviewed it considered that it was comfortable and easy to hold.

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Camera

Has a Tripod Mountable

The DSC-QX10 has a tripod mountable, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Packaging Content

Has a Hand Strap

The DSC-QX10 has a hand strap, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

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Has a Battery Charger Included

The DSC-QX10 has a battery charger included. Most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera also have a battery charger included.

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Has a Batteries Included

The DSC-QX10 has a batteries included. Most of the other cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera also have a batteries included.

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Weight & Dimensions

Very Light

With a weight of only 165 grams, the Sony DSC-QX10 is quite light compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera. The average weight of cameras that were released more than two years ago is 400g.

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Good Size

Eleven people who purchased this digital camera wrote that it was compact. Digitalspy.co.uk mentioned “Designed to turn your smartphone into a fully functional compact camera” . Expert website Techradar.com/au/ wrote in their Sony DSC-QX10 review “The QX10 is an excellent camera which produces great images which are on a par with similar point and shoot compact cameras”. Expert website Hardwarezone.com.ph gave the product a score of 5 stars and wrote “With digital compact camera sales dropping due to the rise of sm”.

Three people said that the product was heavy and bulky. Grreatt said in their review of this digital camera “Bulky and heavy; hard to hold steady” and gave it a rating of 6 stars. Ruben mentioned on Bestbuy.com “It is a little bulky” in his review of this digital camera and rated the product 7 stars. Simba wrote “It improves the quality of pictures greatly, seems a bit bulky” and gave this digital camera a rating of 7 stars.

Two people who reviewed the product concluded that it was easy to carry around. Lucy wrote “It's not easy to carry around and there is no case for it” in her review of this digital camera. Pingme1x mentioned on Bestbuy.com “Compact size makes it easy to carry along on listing appointments”.

One owner who reviewed it concluded that it was lightweight. Stabletv said on Bestbuy.com “I love this camera its small, lightweight and easy to use” and scored it 7 stars.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The DSC-QX10 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera.

Other cameras with an image stabilizer currently available which you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the DSC-HX200V, or the Alpha A5100L both from Sony.

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4896 X 3672 Still Image Resolution

The Sony DSC-QX10 has a higher still image resolution than most high megapixel cameras that have been available for more than two years. This Sony digital camera has a 4896 x 3672 still image resolution(s), whereas most high megapixel cameras that came out around the same time as it have a 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s). This Sony camera also have a still image resolution(s) of 4896 x 2752 and 2592 x 1944. Digital cameras that were released more than two years ago still image resolution(s) range from 640 x 360 (worst) to 6000 x 4000 (best).

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Sony DSC-QX10 supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

Other cameras which support Wi-Fi currently available that you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1, or the Sony DSC-WX200.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The DSC-QX10 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), as do most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

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Audio

Image Noise At Moderate ISO Settings

One person concluded that it was noisy. Geekgirlmanila.com wrote “Image noise at moderate ISO settings”.

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Sony DSC-QX10 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other cameras of this spec and age also have a built-in microphone.

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Unacceptable Noise Level

One person concluded that it was noisy. Geekgirlmanila.com wrote “Image noise at moderate ISO settings”.


Good Screen / Viewfinder

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it had a good screen.

Good Image and Movie Quality

Five owners who bought the Sony DSC-QX10 concluded that it was good for video recording. Geekgirlmanila.com said in their Sony DSC-QX10 review two years ago “It is able to record HD videos well” yet they only scored the product 14 out of 100. Kimmyks mentioned “I used it at a concert and got amazing video footage”. Kimmyks also wrote “Video amazing!” in their review.

Image Quality

Fourty-five people concluded that it was able to produce good images. Geekgirlmanila.com mentioned “Good image and movie quality”. Alphr.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “The Cyber-Shot DSC-QX10 adds to what's been an extraordinary year for smartphone photography”. Expert website Pocket-Lint.com wrote “It's fair to say that everyone knew Sony had something special lined up for the IFA 2013 reveal and for those interested in better smartphone photography” and gave the Sony DSC-QX10 a rating of 5 stars.

Three people who bought it thought it was good in low light. Geekgirlmanila.com said “Good lowlight shooting”. Msen1gma gave it a rating of 8 stars and said three years ago “You do get lovely low light photos, however if there is little to no light the pictures come out poorly”.

One owner mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good ISO range. Theverge.com mentioned “Qualit d'image (jusqu' 800 ISO”. One owner wrote in their reviews that it had a good image sensor.

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Optische Zoom

Sixteen owners who purchased it reckoned that it had a good zoom. Geekgirlmanila.com said “10krotny zoom optyczny” but they only gave this digital camera a rating of 1 stars. Theverge.com said in their review of this digital camera four years ago “Zoom 10X 25250 mm stabilis” although they gave the product a score of 1 stars. Theverge.com also wrote “Zoom ptico 10x” in their review.

Eight owners wrote in their reviews that it had a good lens. Expert website Hardwarezone.com.sg wrote in their review of the Sony DSC-QX10 “To recap, these are lens/camera attachments that you can attach to a smartphone to take photos” . Expert review site T3.com mentioned “The lens can be used attached to your phone or used frees” however despite that they gave it a rating of 64.380180882818 out of 100. Kate wrote “We love this lens and the quality of the pictures” in her review of this digital camera and gave it a score of 8 stars.

One owner who purchased it concluded that it had a good autofocus. Two years ago Geekgirlmanila.com wrote “Speedy autofocus” nonetheless they rated it 14 out of 100.

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No Flash

Four people who purchased it reckoned that it did not have a good flash. Geekgirlmanila.com mentioned two years ago “Ng dng PlayMemories cn phi c bn cp nht nng cp thm nhiu tnh nng nh Flash v cc ty chnh dnh cho my nh”.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The DSC-QX10 supports video recording. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camera also support video recording.

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Lens System

Average Optical Zoom

At 10 times zoom factor, the DSC-QX10 has a fairly standard optical zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera.

There are a number of alternative 10x optical zoom digital cameras currently available which you might also want to look at including the Canon 550D + EF-S 18-55mm, or the Sony DSC-WX200 which has better reviews.

If this digital camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might want to look at the Lumix DMC-FZ1000 ($697.99) (16x), or the DMC-TZ60 (30x) both from Panasonic or the Sony DSC-HX60V (30x) which also has a higher rating.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony dscqx10wce7, sony sz95124ean, dscqx10tce7
Barcodes 00027242872004, 00027242873773, 04905524951240, 04905524988192, 04905524988208, 04905524988215

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