Sony Cyber-shot QX10

The Good The Sony Cyber-shot QX10 at its core is a good point-and-shoot camera with photo quality that's better than you'd get with most smartphones. Connects easily with Android devices with NFC. Available platform-agnostic API allows app developers to add support.

The Bad The camera has a very limited feature set compared with a regular point-and-shoot; Sony's mobile app has few features; extended shooting drains your smartphone's battery; and its shooting performance can be extremely frustrating.

The Bottom Line The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX10 might be a fresh take on a point-and-shoot camera, but the design ends up being a bit more trouble than it's worth.

Editors' Rating
  • Design 7.0
  • Features 6.0
  • Performance 6.0
  • Image quality 7.0
6.5 Overall

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Review

Sony's camera in a can frustrating to use

You have to give Sony credit for trying something new to stem declining point-and-shoot sales.

The Cyber-shot DSC-QX10 and its higher-end linemate, the QX100, are essentially compact cameras redesigned for people who've forsaken standalone cameras for their smartphone's.

The cameras wirelessly link to your smartphone (or tablet if you want) via a direct Wi-Fi connection and, with the help of Sony's PlayMemories Mobile app (for now, at least), let you use your device as a viewfinder and interface for the camera.

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Specs / Prices

  • Brand Sony
  • Digital Camera Type smartphone attachable
  • Weight 90 g
  • Sensor Resolution 18.2 pixels
  • Optical Sensor Size (metric) 7.8 mm (1/2.3")
  • Optical Sensor Type Exmor CMOS
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