Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX10V Digital Camera, 18.2MP, 3" Xtra Fine LCD Monitor, 1/2.3" Exmor R CMOS Sensor, 16x Optical Zoom, White

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About Sony DSC-HX10V

The Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX10V Digital Camera is an 18.2MP point-and-shoot with a number of things going for it, not the least of which is GPS and Compass functionality. That means your images will be tagged with the exact location they were shot - and contain information on the exact direction in which they were shot! Whether you plan to use this data for geo-tagging, storage, albums, or for future re-shoots, it makes your digital life a whole lot easier, not to mention, interesting.

True to its genre, the HX10V has a number of auto modes packed in for seamless shooting, without the guesswork. The High Speed AF mode, for instance, improves on focus speed speeds over past models, even in low-light. This makes for effortless image capture day or night.

Sixteen times optical zoom - and 32x Clear Image Zoom - come in handy for far-off subjects, while Optical image stabilization ensures blur-free photos, even when shooting hand held. Of course, modes like 3D Still Image and Background Defocus will come in handy too, providing you with functionality not normally seen on a point-and-shoot.

In addition to capturing high res still, the HX10V also captures 1080/60i video. Helping the camera to preserve memories of both varieties you'll find features like a built-in flash, a 3.0" Xtra Fine LCD and a Sony G lens. And no matter which way you choose to shoot, the camera records to Memory Stick Duo cards, as well as SD, SDHC and SDXC memory cards.

Sony DSC-HX10V Features

  • 18.2MP Exmor R CMOS sensor: The 18.2MP Exmor R CMOS sensor captures ultra-high definition images that take full advantage of the camera's sharp Sony G lens
  • Full HD 1080/60i: Record crystal clear movies at the highest resolution available with capabilities for 60i in 1080 AVCHD video. This provides stunning, fast motion video with less distortion for playback on your HD TV
  • 3D Still Image and 3D Sweep Panorama mode: Produce awe-inspiring images with 3D Still Image and 3D Sweep Panorama capabilities. Photos will take on a new dimension of creative capabilities for viewing the world in a whole new way
  • Background Defocus: DSLR photographs are often beautiful because they blur the background, putting the emphasis on the subject. Now point-and-shoot cameras can deliver this signature DSLR benefit
  • Smile Shutter technology: Smile Shutter technology captures a smile the moment it happens. Simply press the Smile Shutter button and the camera does the rest. You can also select adult and child priority and indicate the degree of Smile Detection sensitivity
  • Soft Skin mode: Portrait subjects will love the results. Soft Skin mode recognizes skin tones and reduces the appearance of blemishes and wrinkles without affecting the rest of the shot
  • Motion Detection: Motion Detection, along with Face Motion Detection adjusts ISO sensitivity and increases the shutter speed when movement is detected, reducing blur in moving subjects and faces
  • High speed AF: To improve focusing speed and sensitivity, the Exmor R CMOS sensor uses its rapid throughput to deliver high-quality image signals to the camera's BIONZ processor. The result is fast, DSLR-like focusing speeds, even in low light
  • Capture the decisive moment with up to 10fps: Capture full 18.2 megapixel resolution images at up to 10 frames per second, helping to ensure that the decisive moment is captured such as the soccer ball flying into the goal
  • Picture Effect: Picture Effect adds a new level of expression to photos, making ordinary landscapes and portraits come to life by heightening mood and emphasizing certain attributes. Select camera models have up to nine different effects
  • Superior Auto mode: The camera automatically recognizes the correct scene mode, then quickly shoots and combines up to six shots to produce images with greater clarity, optimum dynamic range using Backlight Correction HDR technology and lower image noise using 6 shots layering technology
  • GPS and Compass: GPS and compass record location data and camera direction as you shoot movies and photos. GPS Log lets users track a photographic journey and later view the path and images on a map
  • Intelligent Scene Recognition Mode: Intelligent Scene Recognition (iSCN) Mode automatically detects 33 different types of scenes and selects the appropriate camera settings. iSCN has two modes: Auto and Advanced
  • Sweep Multi Angle mode: In Sweep Multi Angle mode, the camera takes 15 images at different angles as it sweeps across the scene. By tilting the camera during playback, the camera's Gyro Sensor detects motion and displays the image in a 3D-like view on the camera's LCD
  • Optical zoom plus Clear image zoom: With Clear Image Zoom the powerful processor compares patterns found in adjacent pixels and creates new pixels to match selected patterns, resulting in more realistic, higher-quality images
  • Optical SteadyShot with Active Mode: Optical SteadyShot with Active Mode for blur-free movies even while walking. Camera-shake compensation using Optical SteadyShot/Active Mode has been improved with the addition of new electronic image stabilization
  • Photo Creativity: Photo Creativity allows you to fine-tune your exposure settings, such as brightness, color and vividness and quickly choose the right enhancement for your subject
  • Face Detection technology: Face Detection technology detects up to eight individual faces and adjusts focus, exposure and white balance to help deliver crisp, properly lit images of family and friends
  • Anti-blink Function: It's frustrating to capture the perfect shot, only to review it later and discover subjects blinked during the photo. The Anti-blink function works to help counter blinking and squinting
  • Natural Flash: Conventional point-and-shoot camera flash shots just don't capture colors the way the eye sees them. Natural Flash controls the white balance of both the background and main subjects

Sony DSC-HX10V Specifications

LCD Type
3.0" Xtra Fine LCD display (921K dots)
Brightness Control
5 (Bright) / 4 / 3 (Normal) / 2 / 1 (Dark)
Grid Display
Yes (Off / On)
Imaging Sensor
1/2.3" Exmor R CMOS Sensor
Pixel Gross
Effective Picture Resolution
Color Filter System
RGB primary color filters
Lens Type
Sony G
f 3.3-5.9
Optical Zoom
Focal Length (35mm equivalent)
Still 16:9: 26-416mm / Still 4:3: 24-384mm / Movie 16:9: 25-400mm (SteadyShot Standard), 26-546mm (SteadyShot Active) / Movie 4:3: 31-496mm (SteadyShot Standard), 32-672mm (SteadyShot Active)
Lens Construction
10 elements in 7 groups
Minimum Focus Distance
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)
Aspheric Elements
Clear Image Zoom
Steady Shot Mode
Active: Yes
Metering Modes
Multi Pattern / Center Weighted / Spot
Exposure Compensation
Plus / Minus 2.0EV, 1 / 3EV step
Scene Mode(s)
High Sensitivity / Soft snap / Soft Skin / Landscape / Night Portrait / Night Scene / Handheld Twilight / Gourmet / Beach / Snow / Fireworks / Pet mode /Anti-motion blur / Backlight Correction HDR / Advanced sports shooting
D-Range Optimizer
Auto / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400 / 12800
White Balance Mode
Auto (Intelligent) / Daylight / Cloudy / Fluorescent 1 (White Fluorescent Lighting) / Fluorescent 2 (Natural White Fluorescent Lighting) / Fluorescent 3 (Day White Fluorescent Lighting) / Incandescent / Flash / One Push, One Push Set
Red-Eye Reduction
Auto / On / Off
Erase: Single / Select / Date / Folder / AVCHD, Protect: Single / Select / Date / Folder / AVCHD
Off / 10sec. / 2sec. / portrait1 / portrait2
Shutter Speeds
iAuto (4" - 1/1600) / Program Auto (1" - 1/1600) / Manual (30" - 1/1600)
Burst Mode
Approx 10 fps at 18.2MP (Maximum 10 shots)
Anti Motion Blur
Sweep Panorama
Intelligent Sweep Panorama / 3D Sweep Panorama
Face Detection
8 Faces (Auto / Off / Child Priority / Adult Priority / Key Selected Face Memory)
Smile Shutter technology
Image Stabilization
Optical SteadyShot with Active Mode Image Stabilization
In-Camera Editing
Trimming / Red Eye Correction / Unsharp Masking
Intelligent Auto
Shooting Tips
Background Defocus
Tracking Focus
Off / Auto
Blink Detection
Photo Creativity
Picture Effects
HDR Painting / Richtone Monochrome / Miniature / Toy camera / Pop Color / Partial Color / Soft High-key / Watercolor / Illustration
Battery Type
Lithium Ion NP-BG1 3.6V
Battery Capacity
Typical:3.4Wh (960mAh), Minimum:3.3Wh (910mAh)
Power Consumption (in Operation)
Approx. 1.0W
Power Requirements
AC 100V to 240V, 50/60 Hz, 70mA
Media Type
Optional "Memory Stick Duo" (No movie recording), optional "Memory Stick PRO Duo" (Mark 2 only for movie recording), optional "Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo", optional SD Memory Card (Class 4 or higher), optional SDHC Memory Card (Class 4 or higher), optional SDXC Memory Card (Class 4 or higher)
Still Image Max Effective Resolution
Approx. 18.2 Megapixels
Still Image Size 16:9
13M (4,896x2,752) / 2M (1,920 x 1,080)
Still Image Size 4:3
18M (4,896x3,672) / 10M (3,648 x 2,736) / 5M (2,592 x 1,944) / VGA
Panorama Still Image Size
Sweep 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)
Sweep Multi Angle Image Size
2M (1,920 x 1,080)
Video Mode
AVCHD 60i:24M FX/ 17M FH (1,920 x 1,080/60i) / 9M HQ (1,440 x 1,080/60i) / MP4:12M (1,440 x 1,080/30fps)/ 6M (1,280 x 720/30fps)/ 3M VGA (640 x 480/30fps)
Photo Capture from Movie
Dual Record
Audio Format
AC3 (Stereo)
Wind Noise Reduction
AF Modes
Multi Point AF / Center Weighted AF / Spot AF / Tracking Focus / Face Tracking Focus
AF Illuminator
Auto / Off
Flash Modes
Auto / Flash On / Slow Synchro / Flash Off
Flash Coverage
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) / Approx.4.1 m (13 feet 5 1/2 inches) (T)
Memory Card Slot
MS Duo and SD/SDHC/SDXC Compatible
HD Output
USB Port(s)
Micro USB, Hi-Speed USB (USB2.0)
Send: Yes, Receive: Yes
4.12" x 2.37" x 1.37" (104.7mm x 60.1mm x 34.7mm)
8.3 oz (235 g)
Main Unit: 7.2 oz (204 g)
Mfr #

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Reviewed by 2 customers


Compact but near equal performance to DSLR camera


The capabilities and the performance of this camera are just impressive. I have a website for which I use this camera to take my product photos, and I keep getting comments about how great the product photography looks, including from photographers! What they don't know is that this is the camera I use, and I am just your average camera user! You can see my photos at So here are some of the highlights of what I love about this compact camera: awesome anti-shake function, impressive manual zoom at 8x, auto setting mode according to the type of shoot and environment, nice panorama shoot, 18.1 M Pixels for crisp photos, background blur function, has lots of built-in artificial intelligence to automatically help the un-professional user like me, non-stop video with zoom, and slips right into the little pocket of my shirt! What I don't like about it: it feels a little bit flimsy (although it dropped hard twice and is still going), battery life could be longer, and I don't like the delete toggle button function. Well, I'm about to order another one as a gift for my brother. Great job on this one Sony!

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)




An amazing camera with a lot of modes and features really amazing! <3

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