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Sony DSC-WX10 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 16.2MP 7x CMOS Feb 2011
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Sensor Type Release Date
One industry award
Unacceptable noise level
Slow flash recycle
32 Reviews + 1 Award
PhotographyBlog.com Recommended

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Reviews

One Industry Award

The editor of one expert review site concluded that they would endorse this digital camera. PhotographyBlog.com gave this camera a "Recommended" award.

Expert Reviews Are Average

This medium megapixel camera has an average expert rating of 73% based on thirteen expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com, Pocket Lint and PC Advisor.co.uk.

Owner Reviews Are Excellent

Based on 7 owner reviews the average owner rating of this medium megapixel camera is excellent. Over 100% of reviewers gave this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars. That puts this Sony digital camera in the top 7% of all the cameras that have been available for more than two years.

Sony Has Good Camera Reviews

We checked 23,045 expert and user reviews (including 401 verified purchases) for Sony cameras and found that on average Sony has good ratings. We also found that Sony has good ratings specifically for its medium megapixel digital cameras. 93% of those that bought a Sony camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

One owner who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it had a good screen. B. Wiesner mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “As with every camera I have tried with an LCD screen, bright sunlight on the screen is an enemy”.

60fps Video

Five owners who reviewed it considered that it was good for video recording. Evogadget.com said five years ago “60 fps video” in their review of this digital camera. Evogadget.com also said “Excellent HD video recording” in their review. Mr C rated it 5 stars and he mentioned on Amazon “The camera also has a HD video mode that has allowed us to capture some great moments with our little ones that we otherwise would have missed”.

Bright, Wide-Angle Lens

Three customers who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good lens. Evogadget.com mentioned “Ultraportable size with 7Xopticalzoom lens” however despite that they gave it a score of 14 out of 100. Evogadget.com also wrote “Bright, wide-angle lens” in their review. B. Wiesner wrote on Amazon “I bought the product because it has really good all round capabilities with a decent sensor and good lens from a reputable maker”.

Two owners who reviewed this digital camera considered that it had a good zoom. Expert review site Photographyblog.com mentioned “A fast f/2.4, 7x zoom lens, 16 megapixel Exmor R CMOS sensor, 10fps continuous shooting”. One person wrote in their reviews that it had a good image stabiliser. Five years ago Evogadget.com mentioned “Optical SteadyShot stabilization, iSweep Panorama mode”.

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Creative Shooting Modes and 1080i

Three people who purchased it agreed that it had a good picture resolution. Five years ago Evogadget.com wrote in their review of the Sony DSC-WX10 “Creative shooting modes and 1080i”. Two people who purchased it considered that it was good in low light. Evogadget.com said “Good low light” in their review of this digital camera.

Two people thought the product was able to produce good images. Poppy rated it 9 stars and mentioned on Amazon “Love my little camera have taken some very good photos with it”.

One customer who purchased it concluded that it had a good image sensor.

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Features

Good Technical Features

Four people who reviewed it thought it had good features. Cnet.com said on CNET.com “The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX10 has all the right features.”. Mr C wrote “This is one of the best compact cameras I have used to date! It has some superb features including Panorama” in his review of this digital camera.


Design

High Quality Construction, Lashings of Style, Feature Packed Thus Offering a Degree of Future Proofing, Good Quality Results in Daylight

Three people thought the product was good quality. Five years ago Evogadget.com wrote “High quality construction, lashings of style, feature packed thus offering a degree of future proofing, good quality results in daylight”. Expert website Pcworld.in rated it 7 stars and mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Image quality could be better.”. Six years ago B. Wiesner gave the product a rating of 9 stars and said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “All of my pictures to date have been of superb quality to my needs”.

Nice Design

Two owners said in their reviews that it was good looking. One customer who bought this digital camera concluded that it was smooth. Pcworld.in mentioned “Smooth 1080i video--into a small package” in their Sony DSC-WX10 review and gave the product a score of 6 stars.

Robust

Two owners reckoned that this digital camera was well made. Pocket-Lint.com gave it a rating of 7 stars and said “Another feature packed almost fully automatic pocket snapshot from Sony marries a sturdy build and attractive styling to a high degree of future proofing” in their review of this digital camera.

Intuitive Menu

Three customers who purchased it reckoned that it was easy to use the menus. Evogadget.com said “Intuitive menu” however they gave this digital camera a score of 14 out of 100. Imaging-Resource.com wrote on expert review site Imaging Resource.com “The Sony WX10 delivers a nice blend of point-and-shoot features with a number of settings that more advanced users will appreciate”. Mr C rated it 8 stars and he mentioned on Amazon “The camera always seems to choose the right settings for the perfect shot” in his review of this digital camera.


Audio

Noisy When Viewed At Full Size

One customer who reviewed the Sony DSC-WX10 mentioned that it was noisy. Evogadget.com said in their review of this digital camera “Noisy when viewed at full size” .

Has a Built-In Microphone

The DSC-WX10 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to this digital camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Unacceptable Noise Level

One customer who reviewed the Sony DSC-WX10 mentioned that it was noisy. Evogadget.com said in their review of this digital camera “Noisy when viewed at full size” .


Weight & Dimensions

The Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W 10 Has Lots of Fun and Useful Shooting Modes and Fast Shooting Performance Packed Into a Small Body

Six owners mentioned in their reviews that the Sony DSC-WX10 was compact. Evogadget.com said “It's hard to exactly categorize it, so let's just say that it's a compact point-and-shoot gadget” in their review of this digital camera and rated the product 5 stars. Expert review site Cnet.com wrote “It could almost be an enthusiast compact or at least it's as near to one than any other small Sony point-and-shoot”. Photographyblog.com gave it a score of 7 stars and said six years ago “The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX10 is a new mid-range compact camera with a wealth of advanced features” in their review of this digital camera.

One owner reckoned that it was good structurally.

One customer who bought this digital camera considered that it was a good body shape. Evogadget.com mentioned “The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W 10 has lots of fun and useful shooting modes and fast shooting performance packed into a small body” but despite that they only gave this digital camera a score of 14 out of 100.

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Very Light

Cameras that have been available for more than two years have weights of between 20g and 1.3kg, and the average weight is 250g. With a weight of only 109 grams, the Sony DSC-WX10 is quite light compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

Digital cameras with a heavier weight that might be worth looking at include the Nikon S9300 (215g) which is also cheaper.

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Lens System

Quite Big Digital Zoom

Medium megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera have digital zooms of between 1x and 120x, and the average digital zoom is 6.6x. At 28 times zoom factor, the DSC-WX10 has a very big digital zoom compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera.

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Average Optical Zoom

The Sony DSC-WX10 has a pretty standard optical zoom (7 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to this camera.

If you are looking for a camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to consider the Olympus Stylus SH-2 ($341.98) (24x), or the Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR (30x) which also has a higher rating.

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The DSC-WX10 supports video capability, as do most of the other cameras of this type and age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other cameras which support video capability currently available including a cheaper digital camera such as the D5100 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR, or the S9300 both from Nikon or you might consider a higher rated digital camera such as the Fujifilm FinePix F770EXR.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Sony DSC-WX10 has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to this digital camera.

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Camera

Features Saturation Adjustment

The Sony DSC-WX10 features saturation adjustment. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as this camera also feature saturation adjustment.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The DSC-WX10 features contrast adjustment, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Quite Low Playback Zoom (max)

When compared to other cameras of this age and spec that we have checked the playback zoom (max) of, the DSC-WX10's playback zoom (max) of only 1 times zoom factor is one of the lowest. The playback zoom (max) of medium megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera range from 1x to 16x.

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Focusing

Features Smile Detection

The DSC-WX10 features smile detection. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera also feature smile detection.

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Features Smile Detection

The DSC-WX10 features smile detection. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago also feature smile detection.

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Picture Quality

4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum image resolution on medium megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it.

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many cameras that have been around for more than two years. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Support

Manual Controls

Two owners who purchased it thought it had good technical guidance. Five years ago Evogadget.com said “In-camera Help Guide” in their review of this digital camera but even so they gave it a rating of 14 out of 100. Evogadget.com also wrote “Manual controls” in their review.


Power

Slow Flash Recycle

One person said in their reviews that this digital camera was not good in terms of recycling. Evogadget.com wrote “Slow flash recycle” in their review of this digital camera.


Other

Released Over Six Years Ago

It was April 2017 when Sony released the DSC-WX10.


Display

Average Display Diagonal

At 2.8 inches, the DSC-WX10 has a relatively typical display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

Cameras with a larger display diagonal that might also be worth looking at include the Sony NEX-3NL (3"), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 (3") which is also higher rated.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony dscwx10nceh, sony dscwx10b, dscwx10ncee8
Barcodes 00027242808669, 04905524769180, 04905524769197, 04905524769203, 04905524769210, 04905524769227, 04905524769234

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