Sony TX10 summary
Sony TX10 is Sony's Ultracompact camera initially announced on August of 2011. It features a 16 MegaPixel, BSI-CMOS 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a max resolution of 4608 x 3456.
The TX10 is placed #19 out of 151 in Ultracompact cameras & over all #696 out of 1436 for digital cameras in our collection. You should check out our Smart camera filter to find camera rankings based on your customized requirements.
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Sony TX10 family
The Sony TX10 has a history of related digital cameras. Down below, you can identify all earlier and most recent models along with main specs.
Sony TX10 Gallery
You can check the TX10 from different angles in the gallery below.
Sony TX10 Pros and Cons
Below is a checklist of upsides and downsides of the Sony TX10 based on things which are oftentimes considered important in a camera.
Sony TX10 Sensor specifications
The Sony TX10 is run by the BIONZ chip. The dimension of the sensor on the Sony TX10 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the ability to capture 4608 x 3456 pixels and aspect ratios of 4:3 and 16:9. The camera features Image Stabilization (Optical). Sensor stabilization is more desirable than digital stabilization since the latter might lead to cropping.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
The BSI-CMOS sensor has 16MP and includes a native ISO range of 125 to 3200. Sadly, RAW files are not saved which means that you have less margin for error.
The graphic underneath displays the TX10's sensor dimensions in comparison to other common sizes. The TX10 sensor has a crop factor of 5.8 and is outlined in green.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
To get a sense of different aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.
Sony TX10 dimensions
Sony TX10 weighs around 0.29 lbs (133g or 4.69 oz) & the volume of the camera is 96mm x 56mm x 18mm (3.8" x 2.2" x 0.7"). The weight of typical Ultracompact camera is 121g and the Sony TX10 is very much the same compared with other competitors.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
Underneath is a picture of the Sony TX10 with a soda to help you get a feel for its scale.
The top view underneath will highlight the button design on the TX10.
Sony TX10 Lens specifications
The TX10 has a fixed lens and it has a focal range of 25-100mm making it a 4.0 x zoom which may not be exceptional however it could be invaluable in some cases.
At the widest 25mm, it features an aperture of f3.5 which will be somewhat slow and not the best for low light events and you will struggle to get good bokeh. You would also need to increase the ISO producing noisy photographs. For the tele end, 100mm comes to f4.6 making it pretty sluggish and you would need to set slow shutter speeds.
Sony TX10 Connectivity
The TX10 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- HDMI Yes
Digital cameras that have NFC and Bluetooth support are able to be used wirelessly via smartphones. You can easily copy pictures and sometimes change settings with no need to connect directly to the camera.
Several applications even enable a Liveview and hit the shutter when you are not close to the camera. If the camera comes with a HDMI port, it can easily be connected to an external monitor. Most cameras enable you to charge the battery pack using the USB socket.
Sony TX10 Video specifications
The max video resolution on the Sony TX10 is 1920 x 1080 and you can shoot in MPEG-4, AVCHD and H.264 format. 1080p resolution provides a good balance between quality and file sizes but 1080p will not leave you with any room to downsample. The camera does not have a microphone and headphone port which means you get little control over the audio. It is probably a better idea to shop for an alternative model in case you require good audio for your video clips.
Sony TX10 Weather Sealing
Sony TX10 features environment proofing which makes it a great selection for use during rough climates. This can be particularly helpful in case you are unsure about the elements you might face during outdoor photography.
Sony TX10 Display and Viewfinder
The Sony TX10 features a 3" fixed display screen supporting a resolution of 921k dots.
Additionally the display screen is touch friendly which means that you are able to adjust focus points and adjust settings by using your finger.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The View Finder specs for Sony TX10 are below:
- ViewFinder None
For sunny outdoor situations which make the camera displays washed out and challenging to see, viewfinders can be quite valuable.
Sony TX10 Shutter specifications
Sony TX10 continuous shooting rate is 10.0 frames/s. The maximum shutter speed is 1/1600s.
Sony TX10 Flash and Hot shoe specifications
Sony TX10 features only built in flash lacking external flash support.
Sony TX10 Autofocus specifications
Sony TX10 features just Contrast Detect AF & is missing Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot more faster and accurate in comparison with Contrast Detect autofocusing.
The AF system features 9 focus points to select from. Sony TX10 has tap to focus. You can easily use your fingers to adjust focus. Sony TX10 lacks manual focus. Manual focus can be useful during low light conditions or you need to have more exact control on focus.
Sony TX10 Battery life
The usual Ultracompact camera battery life is 214. Nikon L32 comes with the maximum (320) battery life within this class of cameras.
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Sony TX10 for different styles of photography
The following graph displays a summary of the Sony TX10 for different styles of photography. To look at more, check out the specific section underneath.
Sony TX10 Portrait photography advice
The Sony TX10 receives a rating of 30 which is low, and means the camera is simply not good to use for portrait photography. Taking portraits leans greatly towards sensor specs, support for RAW photos & flexibility to work with off-camera flash.
Sony TX10 Street photography information
Having a very good points total of 67, the Sony TX10 is a fine fit to buy for street photography. A very good street photography camera offers a fine balance of image quality plus portability.
Sony TX10 as a Sports photography camera
A low sports photography rating of 45 suggests the Sony TX10 is simply not good for taking photos of sports. A camera really should have good autofocus and continuous shooting for sports photography.
Sony TX10 as a Travel photography camera
Weight is pretty critical in picking a camera for travel. All round, the Sony TX10 gets a very good 71 for a travel camera which makes it a fine pick to buy for your trips.
Sony TX10 Landscape photography information
If you're looking to choose a digital camera for landscape photos, the most vital factor will be image quality. The Sony TX10 with it's decent score of 46 as a landscape camera is fairly appropriate in the current marketplace.
Sony TX10 Vlogging info
A vlogging camera preferably should posses a moving display screen, microphone input and if possible IBIS. Considering all things, the Sony TX10 is simply not good as a vlog camera as it delivers a low rating of 34.
Sony TX10 Alternatives
If you are looking for replacements to the TX10, below is a selection of the highest placed cameras that fall within the category of Ultracompact.
The diagram underneath shows you a bird's eye view of the TX10 versus it's top scored competitors shown previously.
Following are additional cameras you may look at as alternate options. To read through a thorough comparison, just click on the "compare" link.