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Sony HX10V review

Travel compact with built in GPS and 16x optical zoom

We shoot a specially designed chart in carefully controlled conditions and the resulting images are analysed using DXO Analyzer software to generate the data to produce the graphs below.

A high signal to noise ratio (SNR) indicates a cleaner and better quality image.

For more more details on how to interpret our test data, check out our full explanation of our noise and dynamic range tests.

Signal to noise ratio

Sony HX10V review

JPEG images from the Sony HX10V show similar signal to noise ratio results to Nikon Coolpix S9300 throughout its sensitivity range, and also produces similar results to the Sony HX9V between ISO 400 and ISO 800. The camera produces stronger results than the Panasonic TZ25 and Sony HX20V at every ISO setting.

Dynamic range

Sony HX10V review

In contrast, images from the Sony HX10V are the weakest of all the other cameras in terms of dynamic range. Its results almost line up with those of the Sony HX20V between ISO 100 and ISO 200, and are most similar to those of the Nikon Coolpix S9300 between ISO 200 and ISO 400, but they tail off after that. The camera consistently performs weaker than the Panasonic TZ25 and Sony HX9V.

Tech Specs

Product TypeCompact Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
Effective Camera Resolution18.2 Megapixel
Wide AngleYes
Product FamilyCyber-shot H
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedMemory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO High Speed Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick Micro, Memory Stick Micro (M2), Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), microSD Card, microSDHC Card
Image StabilizationOptical, Electronic
Optical Zoom16x
Digital Zoom64x
Brand NameSony
FeaturesFace Detection, Smile Detection, Continuous Shooting Mode, Self-timer, Blink Detection, 3D Panorama
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsAVCHD
Viewfinder TypeNo
Weight (Approximate)204 g
Minimum Focus Distance50 mm
Maximum Image Resolution4896 x 3672
Maximum Frame Rate60 fps
Number of Batteries Supported1
Battery Built-inNo
Battery RechargeableYes
Battery IncludedYes
Display Screen TypeLCD
Image Sensor TypeExmor R CMOS
Total Camera Resolution18.9 Megapixel
Battery Model SupportedNP-BG1
Height59.7 mm
Width104.7 mm
Depth33.8 mm
Product SeriesH
Focal Length4.28 mm to 68.48 mm
Image FormatsJPEG
Audio FormatsAC3
Focus ModesAuto
ManufacturerSony Corporation
Product ModelDSC-HX10V
Product NameHX10V Digital Compact Camera
Product LineCyber-shot
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberDSCHX10VW.CEH
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

Packed with easy-to-use features for better-looking images and HD videos, the compact, high-zoom Cyber-shot HX10V with Extra High Sensitivity Technology and GPS is your ideal travel partner. Experience high-performance imaging for detail-packed stills, 3D and Full HD video.

Battery Life340 Shot/2.83 Hour Video
Package Contents
  • HX10V Digital Compact Camera
  • Rechargeable Battery Pack (NP-BG1)
  • AC Adapter AC-UB10/UB10B
  • Multi USB
  • Wrist Strap
  • Instruction Manual
  • AC Power Cord
Display Resolution921600 Pixel
Limited Warranty1 Year
Built-in DevicesMicrophone, Speaker