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Model Name: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX10 
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General
Model Number: QX10
Camera Format: Other
Currently Manufactured:
Retail Price: $249.99
Street Price: $196.19
Date Available: 2013-09-30
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 3.7 oz (105 g)
includes batteries
Size: 2.5 x 2.4 x 1.3 in.
(62 x 62 x 33 mm)
Waterproof: No
Waterproof Depth: n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Sony Exmor R
Effective Megapixels: 18.2
Sensor Format: 1/2.3 inch
Sensor size: 28.0735mm2 (6.17mm x 4.55mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.26 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Color Filter Type: RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter:  
Self-Cleaning: No
Sensor shift image stabilization: No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4896 x 3672 (18.0 MP, 4:3),
4896 x 2752 (13.5 MP, 16:9),
2592 x 1944 (5.0 MP, 4:3),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9)
Image File Format: JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: n/a
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes
Movie Resolution: 1440x1080 (30p)
Movie File Format: MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) with AAC-LC stereo audio
Composite Video Out: No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a
HD Video Out: No
HD Video Connection:
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a
Lens: Sony G len; 9 elements in 7 groups, including 4 aspheric elements
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 25 - 250 mm
Zoom Ratio: 10.00x
Aperture Range: f/3.3 (wide) / f/5.9 (tele) - f/8.0
Normal Focus Range: 5 cm to Infinity
2.0 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 5 cm to Infinity
2.0 in to Infinity
Filter Thread: n/a
Thread Type: n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes
Digital Zoom: No
Digital Zoom Values: n/a
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detection: Multi point AF with Single-shot AF, Touch AF
Auto Focus Assist Light? No
Manual Focus: No
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No
Viewfinder Type: Uses smartphone screen
Focus Peaking: Yes
EVF Resolution: n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):  
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No
Rear Display: No
Rear Display Size (inches): 0.0
Rear Display Resolution:  
Touchscreen: No
Articulating Screen: No
Tilt Swivel Screen:
Selfie Screen:
Max Playback Zoom:  
Top Deck Display:
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 3200
Minimum ISO (native): 100
ISO Settings: Auto ISO only; 100-3200 (iAuto), 100-12800 (Superior Auto), 100-1600 (Program Auto)
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent (0, 1, 2)
Shutter Speed Range: 4 - 1/1600
Bulb Mode: Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Multi Pattern
Program Auto Exposure: Yes
Aperture Priority: No
Shutter Priority: No
Full Manual Exposure: No
Creative Exposure Modes:  
Self Timer: 2, 10 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):  
High Resolution Composite: No
Flash
Built-in Flash: No
Flash Modes: n/a
Flash Guide Number: n/a
Flash Range Description: n/a
Max Flash Sync:  
Flash Exposure Compensation:  
External Flash Connection: n/a
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: MS Micro M2 / microSD / microSDHC / microSDXC
UHS Support:  
Other Memory:  
Dual Card Slots: No
Uncompressed Format:  
RAW Capture Support: No
Movie File Format: MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) with AAC-LC stereo audio
Included Memory:  
Included Memory Type:  
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: Yes
Built-In GPS: No
Bluetooth: No
NFC:
Microphone Jack: No
Headphone Jack: No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: No
DPOF Compliant: Yes
Remote Control: Yes
Remote Control Type: Via Wi-Fi
Connections (extended): Multi-terminal Micro USB port
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution):  
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame):  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames):  
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):  
Camera penalizes early shutter press?
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution):  
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution):  
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):  
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):  
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):  
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid):  
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):  
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):  
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):  
Shutter Lag (manual focus):  
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash):  
Shutter Lag (prefocused):  
Shutter Lag (notes):  
Startup Time:  
Play -> Record Time:  
Flash cycle time, full power (seconds): 0.0
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary NP-BN/BN1
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary NP-BN Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
CIPA Rating Monitor (Live View): 220
CIPA Rating Viewfinder (OVF/EVF):  
Software
Included Software:  
OS Compatibility:  
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: "Camera-in-a-lens" works with smartphones, communicates via Wi-Fi and NFC. Features an EXMOR R CMOS 1/2.3" sensor, BIONZ processor, Sony G 10x lens with SteadyShot optical image stabilization, 1080p video capture. Available in black or white.

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