• 1/2.5 inch 24.7mm2
  • 8.1 megapixels
  • 38.00mm - 380.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 140.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Sony DSC-H10 advantages over Pentax I-10

  • More telephoto lens reach
    380 mm vs 140 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 310 vs 250 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Longer exposure
    30 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

Pentax I-10 advantages over Sony DSC-H10

  • Larger sensor
    1/2.3 inch vs 1/2.5 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Thinner
    28 mm vs 48 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    153g vs 265g
    Lighter weight
  • More pixels
    12.1 vs 8.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Wider angle lens
    28 mm vs 38 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    Neither provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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The Competition

Compared to Panasonic DMC-TZ5

Sony DSC-H10
Panasonic DMC-TZ5
  • $300
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $350
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Thinner
Pentax I-10
Panasonic DMC-TZ5
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Manual focus
  • $350
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Panasonic DMC-TZ4

Sony DSC-H10
Panasonic DMC-TZ4
  • $300
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $300
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Thinner
  • Wider angle lens
Pentax I-10
Panasonic DMC-TZ4
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Manual focus
  • $300
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Sony DSC-H20

Sony DSC-H10
Sony DSC-H20
  • $300
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • $279
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • More pixels
Pentax I-10
Sony DSC-H20
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Manual focus
  • $279
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer exposure

Compared to Pentax W90

Sony DSC-H10
Pentax W90
  • $300
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Manual focus
Pentax I-10
Pentax W90
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Faster JPEG shooting
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch

Compared to Pentax WG-1

Sony DSC-H10
Pentax WG-1
  • $300
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $160
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Larger sensor
Pentax I-10
Pentax WG-1
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Faster JPEG shooting
  • $160
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • HDMI out
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