Conclusion: It has almost the same specification as the Sony HX20V, save for the extra zoom range, so if you're looking to save a little money, the Sony HX10V is a fantastic option for those in the market for a new holiday camera, or perhaps as an "everyday camera" for always having on you.
Summary: Sony continues to crank out nice compact cameras with long zoom lenses, and the Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V is no exception.
Pros: The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V is a feature-filled compact megazoom with very good photo and video quality and a useful zoom lens.
Cons: The HX10V's 18-megapixel resolution is more about marketing than image quality. Many of its shooting modes require multishot processing, which slows you down and can't be used with moving subjects.
Excerpt: The DSC-HX10V is Sony's latest travel-zoom camera, following 2011's popular HX9V model. Travel-zooms now typically offer at least a 16x or bigger lens in a compact body that you can still fit inside a pocket, with some models upping the ante to a 20x lens. The Sony DSC-HX10V joins the party with a 16x, 24-384mm extending optical lens with respectable maximum apertures of f/3.2 at the 24mm wide-angle setting and f/5.9 at the 384mm full telephoto setting.
Summary: Travel compact with built in GPS and 16x optical zoom
Pros: Full manual control, Great screen, Picture effects, Large zoom range, GPS, Easy to use and nice to hold, the Sony HX10V's full manual control is a real bonus for something you can slip into a pocket, as is the large zoom range boosted by Clear Zoom technology.
Cons: No raw shooting, Processing time sometimes slow, It's a shame that this doesn't offer raw shooting mode, as on the Sony RX100 , since that would have added even more flexibility.
Excerpt: Last month we reviewed the Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX20V , a pocket ultra-zoom camera packed with impressive features and a high price to match. That price has come down by £30 over the past month, but £280 is still a lot to pay for a point-and-shoot camera. Those looking to save a further £30 should consider the DSC-HX10V.
Excerpt: Le Sony HX10V est une variante (comme son nom l'indique) du Soy HX20V Voir le test du Sony HX20V Ce HX10V se différencie par son zoom de moindre amplitude : un zoom x16 équivalent 24-384 mm (f/3,3-5,) et dont la stabilisation est moins évoluée que celle du HX20V (la stabilisation ne se fera ici que sur deux axes). Cette optique délivre des résultats de qualité notamment avec une homogénéité qui n'est pas trop mise à mal...