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Sony DSC-WX10
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Sony DSC-WX10 Digital Camera

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16.2MP 7x CMOS Jan 2011
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33 Reasons For

One Industry Award

This Sony camera received a "Recommended" from PhotographyBlog.com who wrote that this compact camera digital camera was good.

Average Expert Reviews

Thirteen experts from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com, Pocket Lint and PC Advisor.co.uk have rated this camera on average 73 out of 100.

Excellent Owner Reviews

On average, people who bought this compact camera digital camera rated it as exceptional. This camera in the top 9% of all the compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years when ranked by user rating.

Good Size

Seven customers concluded that it was compact. Mr C scored the product very highly and he wrote in his review of the Sony DSC-WX10 on Amazon “I looked around for quite a while before replacing our 7 year old 6MP Olympus compact and we have not regretted our purchase”. Mr C also mentioned “If you're looking for a compact camera and want to spend a little extra to make sure you get something that's above the rest, definitely go for this one”. Cnet.com gave the Sony DSC-WX10 a score of 76 out of 100 and wrote on expert website CNET.com “It could almost be an enthusiast compact or at least it's as near to one than any other small Sony point-and-shoot”.

One person thought it was good structurally.

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Good Quality Pictures

Several people thought this digital camera had a good picture resolution. Photographyblog.com said “A fast f/2.4, 7x zoom lens, 16 megapixel Exmor R CMOS sensor, 10fps continuous shooting and Superior Auto” and scored this digital camera 4 stars. Evogadget.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W 10 has lots of fun and useful shooting modes and fast shooting performance packed into a small body”.

Some people who reviewed this digital camera mentioned that it was able to produce good images. Poppy wrote on Amazon “Love my little camera have taken some very good photos with it” and gave it a very good rating.

One person who purchased it thought it had a good image sensor. B. Wiesner wrote in their review of this digital camera “I bought the product because it has really good all round capabilities with a decent sensor and good lens from a reputable maker”.

One customer who bought it reckoned that it was good in low light. Evogadget.com mentioned “Good low light”.

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Good Technical Features

A number of people considered that this digital camera had good features. Mr C mentioned “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 and rated it as excellent. Cnet.com gave the Sony DSC-WX10 a score of 4 stars and wrote on CNET.com five years ago “The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX10 has all the right features.” in their review. In the same month Photographyblog.com gave it a score of 4 stars and mentioned on expert review site PhotographyBlog.com “The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX10 is a new mid-range compact camera with a wealth of advanced features”.

Good Product Quality

Some Sony DSC-WX10 owners wrote in their reviews that the Sony DSC-WX10 was good quality. B. Wiesner said “All of my pictures to date have been of superb quality to my needs” in their review and gave it a score of 5 stars. Expert review site Pcworld.in mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Image quality could be better.”.

Good Video Capture

Some Sony DSC-WX10 reviewers who purchased the product thought it was good for video recording. B. Wiesner said on Amazon five years ago “It has first class video capabilities”. Mr C gave it an excellent review score and he said 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”. Evogadget.com said “Excellent HD video recording” .

Good Quality Lens

A number of people concluded that it had a good lens. Evogadget.com said four years ago “Bright, wide-angle lens”. One person thought the Sony DSC-WX10 had a good zoom.

Nice Design

Some Sony DSC-WX10 owners who purchased the product agreed that it was good looking. One Sony DSC-WX10 reviewer who purchased it considered that it was smooth. Expert website Pcworld.in said five years ago “Smooth 1080i video--into a small package” in their review of the Sony DSC-WX10.

Easy to Use

Two people agreed that the Sony DSC-WX10 was easy to use the menus. Mr C mentioned in his review on Amazon “The camera always seems to choose the right settings for the perfect shot”. Imaging-Resource.com wrote in their review of the Sony DSC-WX10 “The Sony WX10 delivers a nice blend of point-and-shoot features with a number of settings that more advanced users will appreciate”.

One person concluded that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Evogadget.com mentioned “Lack of decent handgrip, some extras verge on the gimmicky”.

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Sony Has Good Camera Reviews

On average Sony compact cameras have good ratings compared to other brands as do all digital cameras manufactured by Sony.

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Robust

One person mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was strong and durable. Pocket-Lint.com mentioned “Another feature packed almost fully automatic pocket snapshot from Sony marries a sturdy build and attractive styling to a high degree of future proofing” and scored it 4 stars.

One person who reviewed it concluded that it was well made. Evogadget.com wrote “High quality construction, lashings of style, feature packed thus offering a degree of future proofing, good quality results in daylight”.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

One customer wrote in their reviews that the Sony DSC-WX10 had a good screen. B. Wiesner mentioned in their review of the Sony DSC-WX10 on Amazon “As with every camera I have tried with an LCD screen, bright sunlight on the screen is an enemy”.

Quite Big Digital Zoom

Across all the cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-WX10 the digital zooms range from 1x to 810x, and the average digital zoom is 11x. The DSC-WX10 has a quite big digital zoom (28 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

If you want a digital camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to consider the Sony DSC-WX350 ($236.25) (40x and higher rated).

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Sony DSC-WX10 supports Full HD video. Most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to the DSC-WX10 do not support Full HD video.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other digital cameras which support Full HD video currently available including the Sony DSC-WX350 ($236.25) which has better reviews.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

SD compatible memory cards

This digital camera supports an MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG|SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory cards on compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago. 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 compact camera digital camera is too bad for you then you might want to look at the 105 (HC MMC+|MMC|MMC+|SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the S120 ($449.66) (SD|SDHC|SDXC) both from Canon or the Fujifilm F660EXR (SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

Unlike most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age which do not support video capability, the DSC-WX10 supports video capability.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras which support video capability currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon 105, or the Fujifilm F660EXR.

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Fairly High Megapixel

The Sony DSC-WX10 has a quite high megapixel (16.2 megapixels) compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-WX10. The lowest megapixel of comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the DSC-WX10 is 0.3MP, the highest is 46MP, and the average megapixel is 14MP.

If you are looking for a digital camera with a higher megapixel then you might also want to look at the Sony DSC-WX350 ($236.25) (18.2MP and higher rated).

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Sony DSC-WX10 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and type also have an image stabilizer.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including the 105, or the S120 ($449.66) both from Canon which has better reviews.

We think you might also be interested in other digital cameras which also have an image stabilizer including the Nikon 28.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The DSC-WX10 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the DSC-WX10.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available including the Canon 105 which has better reviews.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a built-in flash and we think the Coolpix S5300 ($139.00), or the 28 both from Nikon is also worth considering.

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Fairly High Motion JPEG Frame Rate

Compact cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-WX10 have motion JPEG frame rates of between 15fps and 240fps. With a motion JPEG frame rate of 60 frames per second, the DSC-WX10 has one of the highest motion JPEG frame rates amongst compact cameras of this age.

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Has Six White Balances

The Sony DSC-WX10 has a greater number of white balance modes than most similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as it. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent" and "Incandescent" are also found on this Sony camera.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution(s)

The DSC-WX10 has a higher still image resolution than most compact cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. This camera has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s), whereas most cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This Sony camera also have still image resolution(s)s of 2592 x 1944 and 3648 x 2736 and 7152 x 1080. The still image resolution of all digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the DSC-WX10 ranges from 640 x 360 (worst) to 5152 x 3864 (best).

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Quite Big Extra/Smart Zoom

With an extra/Smart zoom of 50 times zoom factor, the Sony DSC-WX10 has a fairly big extra/Smart zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras that came out around the same time as the DSC-WX10. Across all the cameras of this spec and age the extra/Smart zooms range from 1.3x to 96x, and the average extra/Smart zoom is 27x.

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Has One Camera Playback

The number of camera playback modes found on the Sony DSC-WX10 is more than most digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The most commonly found camera playback is Movie, but this camera playback is not found on this digital camera. The camera playbacks slide show are also found on this Sony digital camera.

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Has Two Image Editings

The Sony DSC-WX10 has a greater number of image editing modes than most cameras of this spec and age. 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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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the DSC-WX10 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most frequently found maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best video resolution amongst all digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the DSC-WX10.

The worst video resolution across comparable types of digital camera is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Features One Auto Focusing (AF) Modes

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the DSC-WX10 is more than most compact cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. The most frequently featured auto focusing (AF) modes is Face detection, but this auto focusing (AF) modes is not featured on this camera. The auto focusing (AF) modess Single Auto Focus are also featured on this Sony 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 frequently found maximum image resolution on digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of 950 milliamperes * hour, the DSC-WX10 has one of the bigger battery capacitys amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age. The average battery capacity of compact cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-WX10 is 830mAh.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is typical of many compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Light

The lightest camera of this age and spec is 20g , the heaviest is 840g, and the average weight is 170g. With a weight of only 109 grams, the DSC-WX10 is one of the lighter digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DSC-WX10 amongst digital cameras of this age.

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12 Reasons Against

Poor Support

Some people who purchased it thought it did not have good technical guidance. Pcworld.in said in their review of this digital camera five years ago “It offers not only (very limited) manual controls for shutter” yet they still scored this digital camera 4 stars.

Bad Environmental Credentials

One Sony DSC-WX10 owner who reviewed the product reckoned that it was not good in terms of recycling. Evogadget.com mentioned “Slow flash recycle” in their review.

Unacceptable Noise Level

One Sony DSC-WX10 reviewer considered that the Sony DSC-WX10 was not noisy. Evogadget.com said “Noisy when viewed at full size”.

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DSC-WX10, the DSC-WX10 does not support wi-Fi.

Alternative digital cameras which also support wi-Fi that you might also want to consider include the Canon S120 ($449.66), or the Sony DSC-WX350 ($236.25).

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The DSC-WX10 does not have a GPS (satellite), although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the DSC-WX10 also do not have a GPS (satellite).

We compared all the other digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) to this camera and we think the Fujifilm F660EXR which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

Most compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago are not waterproof. The Sony DSC-WX10 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Only One Flash Guide Number

The DSC-WX10 is a one flash guide number digital camera. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the DSC-WX10 have between one and four flash guide numbers.

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Quite Low Playback Zoom (max)

Compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years have playback zoom (max)s of between 1x and 16x. The DSC-WX10 has one of the lower playback zoom (max)s (only 1 times zoom factor) amongst compact cameras of this age.

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Only Features Four Flash Modess

The DSC-WX10 has a greater number of flash modes than most compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the DSC-WX10. The flash modess "Flash off", "pre-flash" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Sony camera.

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Only Supports One Power Source Type

The number of power sources supported by the Sony DSC-WX10 is more than most compact cameras that were launched around the same time as it. The most commonly supported power source type is Battery, but this power source type is not supported by this Sony camera. The power source types AC are also supported by this camera.

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Only Supports One Audio Formats Supported

The DSC-WX10 has a greater number of audio formats than most cameras that came out more than two years ago. The most frequently supported audio formats supported is WAV, but this audio formats supported is not supported by this camera. The audio formats supporteds AAC are also supported by this digital camera.

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Only Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds

The DSC-WX10 has a greater number of supported image formats than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by cameras that have been around for more than two years. The image formats supported "JPEG" is also supported by this digital camera.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Sony DSC-WX10

Released Over Six Years Ago

This compact camera digital camera has been on the market for over six years.

1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on digital cameras of this age and spec. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 7 times zoom factor, the DSC-WX10 has a fairly average optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the DSC-WX10.

If you would prefer a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to look at the Fujifilm F660EXR (15x and higher rated), or the Sony DSC-WX350 ($236.25) (20x and higher rated).

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 2.8 inches, the DSC-WX10 has a relatively average display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the DSC-WX10.

If this compact camera digital camera display diagonal is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Fujifilm F660EXR (3"), or the Canon S120 ($449.66) (3") which is also higher rated.

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MOS Sensor Type

The DSC-WX10 has a MOS sensor type which is better than the CCD sensor type found on most compact cameras that have been available for more than two years.

Other cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available that you might also want to consider include the Fujifilm F660EXR, the Canon S120 ($449.66), or the Sony DSC-WX350 ($236.25) which has better reviews.

If the sensor type of this Sony digital camera is not good enough for you then you might also want to consider the Canon 105 (CCD) which is also higher rated.

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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
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Extra/Smart Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Smile Detection
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Focus Adjustment
Smile Detection
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Guide Number
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
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
Audio Formats Supported
Voice Recording
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
DC-In Jack
Camera
3D
White Balance
Self-Timer Delay
Sharpness Levels
Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
Image Editing
Camera Playback
Saturation Adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
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 Capacity
Battery Voltage
System Requirements
Mac Operating Systems Supported
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Hand Strap
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Aperture Range (F-F)
Camera Shutter Speed
Camera CCD Sensor
Digital SLR

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Expert Reviews

(25)
1 June 2012

In conclusion, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX10 is money well-spent, even with the washed-out stills and videos we took, respectively recorded...

Excellent HD video recording
Stereo microphone
Bright, wide-angle lens
Manual controls
Optical SteadyShot stabilization, iSweep Panorama mode
Multiple "Auto" modes can get confusing
Superior Auto mode can make exposures take longer
Cramped controls
LCD difficult to view in bright sun
Sometimes sluggish operation
23 November 2011

The Sony WX10 delivers a nice blend of point-and-shoot features with a number of settings that more advanced users will appreciate. Sony's innovative Sweep Panorama Mode gets a nice improvement... Read more…

13 August 2011

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX10 has all the right features, but its photos aren't as sharp as the rest of the package...

28 June 2011

If you enjoy your current point-and-shoot camera, but realize that it is somewhat out of date, then you most likely would not only want a replacement, but some upgrades as well. This year, Sony...

16 June 2011

Another feature packed almost fully automatic pocket snapshot from Sony marries a sturdy build and attractive styling to a high degree of future proofing...

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User Reviews

(8)
Reviewed 28 April 2011 by B. Wiesner

I am no photographer, just someone who takes photos. This is essentially a fairly sophisticated point-and-shoot camera with useful modes for someone like me. I bought the product because it has... Read more…

Reviewed 11 October 2011 by Mr C

I looked around for quite a while before replacing our 7 year old 6MP Olympus compact and we have not regretted our purchase. This is one of the best compact cameras I have used to date! It has... Read more…

Reviewed 8 July 2013 by Jonathan P.

Since this is a server motherboard, shouldn't it be categorized under... oh, I don't know, SERVER MOTHERBOARDS? The other two H8SGL series boards are there, why is this one hidden with desktop boards?

AMD 34. That says it all
Boots in UEFI
Didn't start on fire : )
Good price, stable board, usb 3.1. This board may not look flashy but it gets the job done with all the basic features you need. My last two computers have had AsRock motherboards and both computers h
Seems like a nice, stable, reliable systemboard at a reasonable price
None. It's a SuperMicro Opteron board
Stock Bios is horrible. Tried to install Windows 10 from newly downloaded DVD. No go. Tried everything in the bios to disable anything I didn't need. When I locked up multiple times (was still able to
Got a USB Drive and updated to 1.60. Seems much more stable. No dice on Windows. Several errors, WHEA, KMOD, etc. Overall, it most of the time would get into the installer then just crash. CtrlAltDel
Updated to 1.61 beta to see if that was better. Same. Reverted back, found some ACPI advanced settings to disable. Still nothing. Overall, it is worthless. Put my old system back in and cleaned out th
None of which I'm aware
Reviewed 7 April 2016 by Martin
(Verified Purchase)

Great little camera! Does everything very well!

Reviewed 25 January 2015 by Poppy
(Verified Purchase)

Love my little camera have taken some very good photos with it. Fits nicely into my pockets...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dscwx10, sony 162, dscwx10n, sony 162m, sony 162mp, dscwx10nceh, sony dscwx10, dscwx10ncee8, dscwx10n.ceh, sony dscwx10n, dscwx10n.cee8, sony dscwx10b, sony dscwx10bc, sony dscwx10nc, sony dscwx10nce, sony dscwx10bce, sony dscwx10bceh, sony dscwx10nceh
Barcodes 00027242808669, 04905524769180, 04905524769197, 04905524769203, 04905524769210, 04905524769227, 04905524769234
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