Sony HX10V summary
Sony HX10V is Sony's Small Sensor Superzoom camera first released on February of 2012. It has a 18 MegaPixel, BSI-CMOS 1/2.3" size sensor with a full resolution of 4896 x 3672.
The HX10V is scored #88 out of 243 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras and overall #547 out of 1422 for digital cameras in our list. Please check our Advanced camera search to see camera results based on your custom requirements.
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Sony HX10V family
The Sony HX10V comes with a history of related digital cameras. Listed below, you can discover all earlier and most recent models alongside key features.
Sony HX10V Gallery
You can view the HX10V from several angles in the gallery underneath.
Sony HX10V Pros and Cons
Here is a checklist of pros and cons of the Sony HX10V based on factors which are often regarded as useful in a camera.
Sony HX10V Sensor information
The Sony HX10V features the BIONZ processor. The sensor dimension in the Sony HX10V is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the ability to capture 4896 x 3672 pixels with aspect ratios of 4:3 and 16:9. The camera boasts Image Stabilization (Optical). Sensor stabilization is superior than digital stabilization as the latter may lead to cropping.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
The BSI-CMOS sensor boasts 18MP and has a native ISO range of 100 - 12800. Unfortunately, RAW format is not supported therefore the user has less margin for error.
The graphic underneath shows the HX10V's sensor size in comparison to other common sizes. The HX10V sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is highlighted in green.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
Sony HX10V dimensions
Sony HX10V weighs around 0.52 lbs (234 gr / 8.25 oz) and features outside size of 105mm x 60mm x 34mm (4.1" x 2.4" x 1.3"). The weight of average Small Sensor Superzoom camera is 387 gr so the Sony HX10V is less heavy than its competitors.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
Down below is a picture of the Sony HX10V next to a soft drink to help you have a sense of its size.
The top view under will show the button design on the HX10V.
Sony HX10V Lens information
The HX10V features a fixed lens with a focal range of 24-400mm making it a 16.7 x zoom which is amazing and will make it easier to zoom all the way in.
At it's widest 24mm, the lens will have an aperture of f3.3 making it somewhat sluggish and not ideal in low light events and you might find it difficult to capture good bokeh. You would also need to boost your ISO which results in noisy files. At the long end, 400mm is exceptional zoom and comes with f5.9 which is quite slow and you will have to go with slow shutter speeds.
Sony HX10V Connectivity
The HX10V has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- HDMI Yes
- GPS Yes
Digital cameras that come with NFC and / or Bluetooth compatibility can easily be used wirelessly with smartphones. You can easily send pictures and sometimes adjust settings without connecting straight with the camera.
Several apps also stream a Liveview and release the shutter whenever you are not near the camera. If the camera features a HDMI out, it could be hooked up to an external monitor. A good number of cameras enable you to recharge the battery pack with the USB socket.
Sony HX10V Video information
The highest possible video resolution in the Sony HX10V is 1920 x 1080 and it can save in MPEG-4 and AVCHD format. 1080p resolution gives you an excellent balance in quality versus file size but 1080p isn't going to give you much room to downsample. The body does not offer a mic and / or headphone socket which means that you get zero control over your audio. It is perhaps best to find an alternative model in case you want good audio in your video clips.
Sony HX10V Weather Sealing
There is no environment sealing on the Sony HX10V so you have to be careful in wet or dusty situations.
Sony HX10V Display and Viewfinder
The Sony HX10V has a 3 inch fixed display screen with a resolution of 922 thousand dots.
Please be aware that the display offers no touch support.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
The View Finder details regarding Sony HX10V are below:
- ViewFinder None
In those sunny outdoor situations that make the camera displays washed out and challenging to view, viewfinders will be rather useful.
Sony HX10V Shutter information
Sony HX10V continuous shooting rate is 10.0 fps. The maximum shutter speed is 1/1600 seconds.
Sony HX10V Flash and Hot shoe information
Sony HX10V boasts just built in flash with no external flash support.
Sony HX10V Autofocusing information
Sony HX10V boasts only Contrast Detect Auto Focus and is missing Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot quicker & accurate than Contrast Detect focusing. The camera has Face detect which is helpful for taking photos of people.
It has 9 focus points to pick from. It also comes with Tracking Auto Focus for things on the move. Sony HX10V has no manual focus. Manual focus ability is good in low light conditions or you want to have more exact control on focusing.
Sony HX10V Battery life
The battery life (NP-BG1) on the Sony HX10V is made to last for 320 pictures according to the CIPA specifications making it about average when compared to its competitors. The average Small Sensor Superzoom camera battery life is 316. Fujifilm HS35EXR has got the best (600) battery life in this range of cameras.
Listed below is a collection of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras which have the highest battery life:
Sony HX10V for varying styles of photography
The following diagram presents a outline of the Sony HX10V for varying styles of photography. To see more, visit the specific paragraph underneath.
Sony HX10V Portrait photography advice
The Sony HX10V has a points tally of 39 which is low, meaning that it is not acceptable to use for portrait photography. Photographing portrait images favors heavily to sensor dimension, support for RAW files plus the potential to work with off-camera lighting.
Sony HX10V as a Street photography camera
Getting a nice score of 62, the Sony HX10V is a good option to use in street photography. A decent street photography camera gives a perfect balance of image quality plus portability.
Sony HX10V Sports photography info
A modest sports photography points total of 50 means the Sony HX10V is somewhat suited for taking pictures of sports. A camera should have excellent focusing and fast continuous shooting for sports photography.
Sony HX10V Travel photography highlights
Portability is pretty crucial when selecting a travel camera. In general, the Sony HX10V gets a nice 70 as a travel camera which is a good choice to buy for your journeys.
Sony HX10V Landscape photography features
In case you're looking to purchase a digital camera for landscape photos, the most significant factor will no doubt be image quality. The Sony HX10V and it's moderate grade of 46 for a landscape camera is somewhat appropriate amongst it's competition.
Sony HX10V Vlogging details
A camera for vlogging really should posses a moving display screen, mic input and ideally image stabilization. Considering everything, the Sony HX10V is not acceptable as a vlog camera as it delivers a low rating of 35.
Sony HX10V Alternatives
If you are interested in replacements to the HX10V, below is a selection of the top placed cameras that fall within the class of Small Sensor Superzoom.
The diagram down below provides you a bird's eye view of the HX10V versus it's highest scored competitors listed previously.
Following are several cameras you may see as alternative options. To read a comprehensive comparison, click the "compare" link.