Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX10 Digital Camera (Silver)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX10 Digital Camera (Silver)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX10 Digital Camera (Silver)

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Product Highlights

  • 16MP Exmor R CMOS
  • Waterproof (16') & Shockproof (5')
  • Dustproof & Freezeproof
  • Wide 4x Zoom Lens 25-100mm Equiv
  • 3.0" Wide Touch Screen LCD
  • 1080i AVCHD HD Video W/Dual Record
  • Superior Auto W/HDR
  • 3D and Intelligent Sweep Panorama Modes
  • Background Defocus
  • 10fps at Full Resolution
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Sony DSC-TX10 Overview

  • 1Description

Sony's Cyber-shot DSC-TX10 Digital Camera (Silver) goes where you go--to the beach, swimming, skiing, biking--with never a worry, because the TX10 is dustproof, waterproof (to 16'/4.87 m)), freezeproof (to 14°F/-10°C) and shockproof from falls as high as 5'/1.5 m. Not only is it tough as nails, the TX10 also takes gorgeous 16.2MP high-resolution photos and full 1920 x 1080 HD video, with its wide-angle 4x 25-100mm (equivalent) zoom lens. The CMOS sensor gives you high speed, high resolution and amazing low-light sensitivity with superb clarity and greatly reduced grain.

The bright 3" LCD monitor (with 921K-dot resolution) makes it easy to compose your shots and check them during playback. Optical SteadyShot image stabilization and sensitivity up to 3200 ISO eliminate blurry pictures due to low light conditions. The Superior Auto mode recognizes 33 scenes for photographs and 44 scenes for movies, and supplies the optimal settings for each one of them. You can even shoot 10 full-resolution images in 1 second with high-speed shooting technology.

There are plenty of creative effects available too: 3D and 3D Sweep Panorama, Background Defocus (perfect for portraits with a professional look), and many more. For flattering pictures of friends and family, Soft Skin, Smile Shutter, and Anti-Blink modes give you the best pictures time after time. Superior Auto mode automatically and intelligently recognizes 36 different scenes and instantly supplies the best settings for each one.

Rugged and Stylish
This camera is just as much at home in the water as on a night on the town! The sleek and stylish TX10 fits the slimmest pocket or purse, yet is waterproof to a depth of 16', shockproof from falls up to approximately 5' and dustproof thanks to its airtight construction. This durable camera can even withstand extreme weather conditions, as it is operable in temperatures from 14 to 104 degrees Fahrenheit. Seamlessly shifting from underwater marvels to a night on the town, the TX10 always makes it easy to get the best shot!
16.2 Megapixel Back-illuminated "Exmor R" CMOS Image Sensor
The DSC-TX10 features a 16.2 megapixel "Exmor R" CMOS image sensor that brings out the full resolving power of the camera's Sony G lens to deliver extremely fast speed, high resolution, and stunning low-light sensitivity with improved image clarity and drastically reduced grain. In addition, the combined "Exmor R" CMOS sensor and BIONZ image processor delivers extremely fast up to 10fps, Anti Motion Blur, Hand-held Twilight and 1080i movie modes.
Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar Lens W/25mm (Equivalent) Wide Angle 4x Optical Zoom
The high-performance Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar 4x optical zoom lens brings distant subjects closer for video recording as well as for outdoor, sports, and travel photos, and Close Focus shoots close-ups within a 0.5" of the subject. A 25mm equivalent wide-angle lens allows you to take wider shots of the scene or group in crowded spaces.
3.0" XtraFine LCD Display
3.0" (920K) XtraFine LCD technology gives you brilliant-quality still images and movies with easy focus.
Full HD 1080/60i
Record crystal clear movies at the highest resolution available with capabilities for 60i in 1080 Full HD. This provides stunning, fast motion video with less distortion for playback on your HD TV.
Background Defocus
DSLR photographs are often beautiful because they blur the background, putting the emphasis on your subject. Now our point-and-shoot cameras can deliver this signature DSLR benefit. The system takes two shots, identifies the background and applies a defocused background keeping the subject crisp and clear.
3D Still Image and Panorama
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.
High-Resolution iSweep Panorama Mode
With high resolution iSweep Panorama mode just press the shutter, pan the landscape and let the camera do the rest. It automatically links together each frame to produce a high resolution panoramic image providing the ability to zoom in on small details. This model even detects faces and moving subjects to stitch intelligently different widths to help avoid subject distortion.
Superior Auto Mode
Get cleaner, more dynamic pictures and fewer missed shots. 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. Superior Auto intelligently detects 33 scenes for still images and 44 scenes for movies, making it easy to get the best shot.
Backlight Correction HDR
Don't miss a single detail in high contrast shots. The built in backlight correction analyzes the image and automatically adjusts accordingly to give you a perfectly lit shot. Backlight Correction HDR helps correct for this by taking three pictures at different exposure settings and processing the best elements of each into a single image for more natural looking shots.
High-Speed Shooting
The DSC-TX10 can capture full 16.2 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. In addition, the DSC-TX10 employs a mechanical shutter that helps reduce distortion when continuously shooting moving subjects.
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.
Digital Zoom
Capturing the right shot at the right moment has never been so easy. Digital zoom brings you right close up to the action so you can get that perfect shot, every time.
Natural Flash
Conventional point-and-shoot camera flash shots just don't capture colors the way the eye sees them. Natural Flash mode takes a reference shot without flash and then uses that reference to correct the color, for far more lifelike images.
Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization
Optical SteadyShot image stabilization uses a built-in gyro sensor to detect camera shake and automatically shifts the lens to help prevent blur without sacrificing image quality.
Face Detection Technology
Sony's Face Detection technology can automatically distinguish between children and adults. Face Detection technology detects up to eight individual faces and adjusts flash, focus, exposure, and white balance to help deliver crisp, properly lit images of family and friends.
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.
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. Intelligent Scene Recognition can be used together with Smile Shutter mode. This means that beautiful smiles can be captured with settings optimized for the particular scene, even in difficult conditions such as twilight and backlighting.
Anti-Blink Function
It's frustrating to think you've captured that perfect shot, only to review it later and discover one of your subjects blinked just as you pressed the shutter. When the camera is set to Soft Snap, the Anti-blink function captures two images, recording only the photo with less squinting or blinking. If a blink is detected in other shooting modes, a warning will be displayed after you take the shot.
HDMI Output
The High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) is a compact audio/video connector interface for transmitting uncompressed digital streams. HDMI connects digital audio/video sources such as a compatible camcorder, Blu-ray Disc player, a personal computer, a video game console, or an AV receiver to a compatible digital audio device and/or video monitor such as a digital television (DTV). Easily connect your Cyber-shot camera via HDMI cable to any compatible HDMI compatible device to easily enjoy and upload your content.
TransferJet Technology
TransferJet technology, developed by Sony and advanced and promoted by a consortium of 18 other companies, allows you to transfer up to ten files between two TransferJet enabled devices just by touching their TransferJet logos together, without the hassle of hunting for cables or the complication of pairing.
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.
Anti-Motion Blur Mode
Capture cleaner and sharper images in low light for non-landscape shots. When set in Anti-motion Blur Mode, the DSC-TX10 captures six images in a fraction of a second with higher shutter speed and combines the data from all six to create a single image of extraordinary detail and dramatically reduce subject blur, beyond the capability of traditional cameras.
Includes Sony PMB (Picture Motion Browser) Software Ver. 5.5
Sony Picture Motion Browser software offers a simple, intuitive way to transfer, sort, and view your video and still images on your compatible PC. In addition, multiple output options let you burn your memories to DVD using an external DVD burning device (sold separately), as well as take advantage of one click upload to a number of popular video and photo sharing sites (such as Facebook and Sony's Personal Space site).
Includes Sony PMB Portable software
With the pre-installed Picture Motion Browser (PMB) Portable 5.5 software the DSC-TX10 makes it easy to pre-select videos and images in the camera and conveniently upload them from the camera to a compatible PC and popular Internet sharing sites without the need for any additional software or install.
Compatible with PC and Mac Systems
The Full HD video captured with the DSC-TX10 can be used with the provided Picture Motion Browser software for PC and iMovie (sold separately) for Mac systems.
In the Box
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX10 Digital Camera (Silver)
  • Battery (NP-BN1)
  • USB Charger (AC-UB10)
  • USB Cable
  • Paint Pen
  • Wrist Strap
  • CD-ROM
  • 1-Year Parts & Labor Limited Warranty
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    Sony DSC-TX10 Specs

    Pixels Actual: 16.8 Megapixel
    Effective: 16.2 Megapixel
    Sensor 1/2.3" CMOS
    File Formats Still Images: JPEG
    Movies: AVC/H.264
    Audio: AAC
    Max Resolution 16 MP: 4608 x 3456
    Aspect Ratio 4:3, 16:9
    Image Stabilization Optical
    Lens Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar, 12 Elements in 10 Groups
    6 Aspherical
    (35 mm Equivalent: 25 to 100mm)
    Aperture: f/3.5 (W) to f/6.3 (T)
    Zoom Optical: 4x
    Intelligent Zoom: 5.1x
    Focus Range Wide: 0.39" to / 0.99 cm to
    Telephoto: 19.69" to Infinity / 50.01 cm to Infinity
    Exposure Control
    ISO Sensitivity 125 to 3200
    Shutter 2 to 1/1600  
    Exposure Metering Center-Weighted, Multi, Spot
    Exposure Modes Modes: Program
    Compensation: -2 EV to +2 EV (in 1/3 EV Steps)
    White Balance Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Underwater
    Continuous Shooting Up to 10 fps at 16.2 MP for up to 10 Exposures
    Self-Timer 2 Sec
    Flash Modes Auto
    Flash On
    Slow Sync
    Effective Flash Range Wide:0.26 to 12.14' / 0.08 to 3.70 m
    Telephoto:1.64 to 8.86' / 0.50 to 2.70 m
    Memory Card Type Memory Stick Duo
    Memory Stick Pro Duo
    Memory Stick PRO HG-Duo
    Video Recording Yes, NTSC
    Audio Recording With Video (Stereo)
    Screen 3" LCD Rear Screen (921,000 Pixels)
    Connectivity/System Requirements
    Connectivity USB 2.0
    HDMI C (Mini)
    Battery NP-BN1 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 3.7 x 2.2 x 0.7" / 9.4 x 5.6 x 1.8 cm
    Weight 4.16 oz / 117.94 g Camera Only

    Sony DSC-TX10 Reviews

    Cyber-shot DSC-TX10 Digital Camera (Silver) is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 88.
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Waterproof???? Many negative reviews were written for this camera, and the preceding DSC-TX5. Sony advertises camara as waterproof. I rationalised paying extra for this camera to get this waterproof feature. First time jumping into a swimming pool, the camera got water in it. The camera was well within the warranty period. Sony would not cover the water damage. I was disappointed. The warranty department said the camera had corrosion???? I believe the camera is of a design, that does not stand up to the integrity, Sony is advertising. Many reviews state the same incidence. I would not have bought the camera if I read all the negative reviews. I will not buy another Sony camera based on Sony's warranty service.
    Date published: 2011-08-29
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Touch screen is not the greatest I got this camera in anticipation of an upcoming trip to Europe. I own a Sony DSC-T9 and aside from having to use Memory Stick media, really like the camera. I got the TX10 for it's waterproof, dustproof, shockproof features (plan on taking it to the beach too). The screen is nice and large, but I think I would still trade the larger screen in for the hard buttons. The screen seems to lag and there are multiple layers of menus. The lens cover seems flimsy and is a bit difficult to open, especially compared to the T9. The camera feels more fragile than the T9 as well because of that screen. Overall, I'll give it a 3/5.
    Date published: 2011-03-29
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great camera for women I love this little camera. It's SO light and small. In fact, it's so small that I would not recommend it for people with big hands but it's perfect for petite people like me. You need to be quite precise when pushing buttons on screen and your fingers can easily get in the way of the lens. Technically the quality is very good, nice pictures (for a point-and-shoot) and amazing HD video. Awesome to take panoramic photos with the sweep panorama feature. I haven't used it underwater yet but with a small child I like the idea of the camera being water and dust proof! Highly recommended for travel as it's so portable, has a great panorama feature and has wide-angle.
    Date published: 2011-12-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is real pocket size camera. this is my new everyday camera. I was using canon s90, GRD3 before TX10. This is perfect size, picture quality, and 1080 Movie(It is also working with iMovie perfectly). easy panorama picture and 3D Picture is one of great features on this camera. Especially I love this is water, shock proof camera. Touch is little bit hard compare with latest touch based smart phones but not too bad. This is great camera. I bought this blue and black color. Under max x4 zoom, picture quality is same as minimum zoom. AF is great too. I liked black usually but blue is really cool color for this camera.
    Date published: 2011-04-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really good cam ! - I used it for a trip in Montreal and New York, and in a Canadian Parc called Mauricie. I also tried taking photos under water (swimming pool and lake). - Pictures and even videos are of very high quality, whatever the conditions are : day, night, panorama, portrait, underwater, city, countryside, etc... - Maybe zoom is a little be just but you can arrange this by redimensionning the photo on your computer (quality is so high than you can easily zoom on the computer). Battery drops in a day and a half with very intensive use. At the beginning, you often mask the scope with your finger but it is a habit that you quickly loose
    Date published: 2011-08-26
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Touchpanel cannot be operated underwater I bought this waterproof camera for marine leisure with my family. Most of the operation should be done by touch panel. However, the touch panel cannot be operated underwater. It was cleary stated in the manual page 8. Furthermore, touch panel may activated by water splash, and Sony recommends to deactivate touch panel operation even near water. It is disappointing if you consider to use this camera near the water. The unique features with Sony, such as sweep panorama, sweep muti-angle 3D are great.
    Date published: 2011-03-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from WOW!! This camera is amazing! I had originally bought it to take photos while duck hunting, the waterproof feature is great for hunting over water (or any other water related activity). However, I am now shooting HD videos more often. Unlike other cameras that I have used, the Sony DSC TX-10 allows you to zoom in and out while recording video. The video stays crystal clear, with no pixilation. I discover new features every day, like the Burst Shooting Mode or the Background Defocus (like on DSLR's). I haven't even begun to use the 3D Modes (a 3D TV will be my next purchase from B&H). Oh, and did I mention that it's shock proof. This feature packed little camera is now definitely my go-to camera.
    Date published: 2011-05-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product consistent with technology I've had pocket cameras for quite some time, this is my 3rd waterproof one. It is easier to carry, does a ton more stuff and is better constructed. Working with this touchscreen can be a bit daunting as it doesn't always respond so well - buttons would have done a better job here. Overall this is really a fantastic camera, many features that are reasonably fast to access, tools that you can prioritize so that your 4 favorite always appear. you open the lens cover, take a shot, close cover and pocket it all with one hand. Not really ideal for star sky shots, exposure tends to be too short. All other shots seem superior to other camera's I've had and the close-ups are very good. Panorama is another of the fun modes, didn't really check out the 3d so no comment there.
    Date published: 2011-04-07
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