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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V Digital Camera Review

Can Sony's new Cyber-shot HX10V live up to its predecessor?

$329.99 MSRP


The Cyber-shot HX9V stands as our best travel zoom camera of 2011, so when Sony's new HX10V arrived in the office last week, we couldn't wait to dive in and test it out. This iteration obviously bears the same "V" designation as its predecessor and many other Sony cameras, which signifies GPS capability. Zoom ratio still maxes out at a respectable 16x, but megapixel count has been upped to 18.2. Yet the test results weren't quite what we expected, meaning the HX10V might not be the blockbuster sequel we were hoping for.

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  1. Introduction
  2. Product Tour
  3. Hardware
  4. Photo Gallery
  5. Image Quality
  6. Sharpness
  7. Color
  8. Noise Reduction
  9. Distortion
  10. Video
  11. Usability
  12. Ease of Use
  13. Handling
  14. Controls
  15. Speed
  16. Features
  17. Extras
  18. Video Features
  19. Specs & Ratings

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