Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V Review

4.5
July 12, 2013 | Mark Goldstein |

Specifications

Lens

Optical Zoom 16x
Clear Image Zoom 32x
Digital Zoom 18M Approx.64x / 10M Approx.85x / 5M Approx.120x / VGA Approx.244x / 13M(16:9) Approx.64x / 2M(16:9) Approx.163x
F F3.3(W)-5.9(T)
Focal Length (f= mm) f=4.28-68.48mm
Focal Length (f=35mm conversion) f=24-384mm
Macro (cm) iAuto:AF(W:Approx.5cm(0.16') to Infinity, T:Approx.120cm(3.94') to Infinity) / Program Auto:AF(W:Approx.5cm(0.16') to Infinity, T:Approx.120cm(3.94') to Infinity)
Filter Diameter (mm) NO
Conversion Lens compatibility NO
Carl Zeiss® lens NO
Sony G YES

Image Sensory

Sensor Type Exmor R™ CMOS Sensor
Size (Inches) 1/2.3 type(7.76mm)

Camera

Effective Pixels (Mega Pixels) Approx. 18.2
Bionz Processor YES
Face Detection YES
Smile Shutter YES
Soft Skin Mode YES
Background Defocus YES
GPS YES
Waterproof NO
Backlight correction HDR YES
Picture Effect HDR Painting, Richtone Monochrome, Miniature, Toy camera, Pop Color, Partial Color, Soft High-key, Watercolor, Illustration
Sweep Panorama NO
Intelligent Sweep Panorama YES
Underwater Sweep Panorama NO
3D Sweep Panorama YES
Clear RAW NR NO
Auto Focus Area (Multi Point) YES
Auto Focus Area (Centre weighted) YES
Auto Focus Area (Spot) YES
Auto Focus Area (Flexible Spot) NO
Manual Focus NO
Aperture Auto Mode iAuto(F3.3/F8.0(W), 2 steps with ND Filter) / Program Auto(F3.3/F8.0(W), 2 steps with ND Filter) / Manual(F3.3/F8.0(W), 2 steps with ND Filter)
Aperture Priority Mode NO
Aperture Manual Mode NO
Shutter Speed Auto Mode (sec) iAuto(4" - 1/1600) / Program Auto(1" - 1/1600) / Manual(30"-1/1600)
NR Slow Shutter NO
Hand Shake Alert NO
Exposure Control ± 2.0EV, 1/3EV step
White Balance Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent1, Fluorescent2, Fluorescent3, Incandescent, Flash, One Push, One Push Set
Automatic White Balance YES
Light Metering (Multi Pattern) YES
Light Metering (Centre weighted) YES
Light Metering (Spot) YES
Sharpness Setting NO
Saturation Setting NO
Contrast Setting NO
ISO Sensitivity (REI) ISO100-3200(iAuto), ISO100-12800(Superior Auto), ISO100-1600(Program Auto)
Scene Selection Soft Snap / Soft Skin / Anti Motion Blur / Backlight Correction HDR / Night Portrait / Night Scene / High Sensitivity / Handheld Twilight / Beach / Snow / Fireworks / Gourmet / Pet Mode / Landscape

SteadyShot

SteadyShot capability YES
Optical SteadyShot capability YES

Auto Focus System

AF Illuminator Auto / Off

Built-In-Flash

Flash Mode Auto / Flash On / Slow Synchro / Flash Off
Red-Eye Correction Auto / On / Off
Auto Daylight Synchronized Flash NO
Distance limitations using Flash (m) ISO Auto: Approx.0.25m to 5.3m(9 7/8 inches to 17 feet 4 3/4 inches)(W) / Approx.1.2m to 2.9 m(3 feet 11 1/4 inches to 9 feet 6 1/4 inches)(T), ISO3200: up to Approx.8.0 m(26 feet 3 inches)(W) / App

LCD/ Viewfinder

LCD Screen Size (inches) 7.5cm (3.0type)
LCD Total Dots Number 921.600
LCD Monitor Type TFT Xtra Fine
Auto Bright Monitoring NO
Optical Viewfinder NO
Electrical Viewfinder NO

Recording

Recording Media Memory Stick™ Duo / Memory Stick PRO Duo™ / Memory Stick PRO Duo™ (high speed) / Memory Stick PRO HG Duo™ / Memory Stick Micro* / Memory Stick Micro (mark 2)*
Recording Media II SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card / SDXC Memory Card / microSD Memory Card* / microSDHC Memory Card*
Recording Format JPEG
DCF (Design rule for Camera File System) YES
DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) YES
Burst Mode (shots) Approx.10 fps
Burst Interval (approximately sec) Approx.0.1 sec.(10 shots)
Still Image size (16M 4608 x 3456) NO
Still Image size (18 M 4896×3672) YES
Still Image size (14M 4320 x 3240) NO
Still Image size (13M 4224 x 3168) NO
Still Image size (12M 4000 x 3000) NO
Still Image size (10M 3648 x 2736) YES
Still Image size (9.0M, 3456 x 2592) NO
Still Image size (8.0M, 3264 x 2448) NO
Still Image size (7.2M 3072 x 2304) NO
Still Image size (5.0M, 2592 x 1944) NO
Still Image size (3.1M, 2048 x 1536) NO
Still Image size (VGA, 640 x 480) YES
Still Image size (16:9 mode, 1920 x 1080) YES
Still Image size (16:9 mode, 4896X2752) YES
Still Image size (16:9 mode, 4,608 x 2,592) NO
Still Image size (16:9 mode, 4,320 x 2,432) NO
Still Image size (16:9 mode, 4000 x 2248) NO
Still Image size (3:2 mode, 4000 x 2672) NO
Still Image size (3:2 mode 3648 x 2432) NO
Still Image size (3:2 mode 3456 x 2304) NO
2D Panorama HR(10,480 x 4,096) / Wide(7,152 x 1,080/4,912 x 1,920) / Standard(4,912 x 1,080/3,424 x 1,920)
3D Panorama Wide(7,152 x 1,080/4,912 x 1,920) / Standard(4,912 x 1,080/3,424 x 1,920) / 2M(1,920 x 1,080) / Sweep Multi Angle:2M(1,920 x 1,080)
Moving Image Size (1920x1080 50p Approx.28Mbps) NO
Moving Image Size (1920x1080 50i Approx.24Mbps) YES
Moving Image Size (1920x1080 50i Approx.17Mbps) NO
Moving Image Size (1440x1080 25fps Fine Approx.12Mbps) YES
Moving Image Size (1280x720 50i Fine Approx.9Mbps) YES
Moving Image Size (1280x720 30fps Standard Approx.6Mbps) NO
Moving Image Size (1280x720 25fps Fine Approx.6Mbps) YES
Moving Image Size (640x480 30fps Approx.3Mbps) NO
Moving Image Size (640x480 25fps Approx.3Mbps) YES
Moving Image Size (320x240 30fps) NO

Playback/ Edit

HD (High Definition) Playback YES (HDMI® out)
Slideshow (Playback/Music/Movie) YES
Trimming YES
Playback Zoom YES (8x)
Cue & Review (MPEG) YES
Index Playback 16 / 25 images
Image Rotation YES
Auto Image Rotation YES
Auto grouping and & Best Picture Recognition YES

General

Battery Remaining Indicator YES(NP-FG1)
Histogram Indicator YES
PTP (Picture Transfer Protocol) NO
Print Image Matching YES
PictBridge NO
Shop Front Mode YES
Start up time (approximately sec) Approx. 1.9 sec.
Menu Language English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian , Turkish, Greek, Bulgarian, Croatian, Romanian

Jacks

Multi use Terminal with HD MicroUSB, Hi-Speed USB(USB2.0), Mini HDMI
Multi use Terminal YES
AV Out NO
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed YES

Power/ Others

Battery System Lithium N
Supplied Battery NP-BG1
Stamina (battery life) with the supplied battery(s) in normal shooting condition Approx. 340 / Approx. 170min
Battery for Clock NO
Weight (g) Approx. 204g (7.2oz.)
Weight with Accessories (g) Approx. 234g (8.3oz.)
Supplied Software PlayMemories Home
Supplied Accessories Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-BG1, AC AdaptorAC-UB10/UB10B, Micro USB, Wrist Strap, Instruction Manual, AC Power Cord

Dimensions

Width (mm) 104.7
Height (mm) 59.7
Depth (mm) 33.8

Disclaimers

* Requires adaptor (not supplied)

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