• 1/2.5 inch 24.7mm2
  • 8.1 megapixels
  • 38.00mm - 380.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 35mm 861.6mm2
  • 24.6 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 3200
  • Detailed specifications
  • Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H10
  • Sony Alpha DSLR-A850
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General
Model Number: DSC-H10 A850
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: Mid-Sized Pro SLR
Currently Manufactured: No No
Retail Price: $300.00 $1999.95
Street Price:   $2,219.00
Date Available: 2008-05-30 2009-10-08
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 9.3 oz (265 g) 30.0 oz (850 g)
Size: 4.2 x 2.7 x 1.9 in.
(106 x 69 x 49 mm)
6.2 x 4.6 x 3.2 in.
(156 x 117 x 82 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CCD CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Sony Super HAD Sony
Effective Megapixels: 8.1 24.6
Sensor Format: 1/2.5 inch 35mm
Sensor size: 24.7104mm2 (5.76mm x 4.29mm) 861.6mm2 (35.90mm x 24.00mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.76 microns 5.94 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a 1.0x
Aspect Ratio: 4:3, 16:9 3:2, 16:9
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter:   Fixed
Self-Cleaning: No Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization: No Yes
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No No
DxO Sensor Score:   79
DxO Color Depth Score (bits):   23.8
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs):   12.2
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso):   1,415
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 3264 x 2448 (8.0 MP, 4:3),
3264 x 2176 (7.1 MP, 3:2),
2592 x 1944 (5.0 MP, 4:3),
2048 x 1536 (3.1 MP, 4:3),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3)
6048 x 4032 (24.4 MP, 3:2),
6048 x 3408 (20.6 MP, Other),
4400 x 2936 (12.9 MP, 3:2),
4400 x 2472 (10.9 MP, 16:9),
3984 x 2656 (10.6 MP, 3:2),
3024 x 2016 (6.1 MP, 3:2),
2896 x 1928 (5.6 MP, 3:2),
3024 x 1704 (5.2 MP, Other),
1984 x 1320 (2.6 MP, 3:2)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF v2.21) JPEG (EXIF 2.21), RAW, cRAW, RAW+JPEG; (ARW 2.0)
Continuous-mode frames/second: n/a 3.0
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes No
Movie Resolution: 640x480 (30/16.6)
320x240 (8.3)
Movie File Format: MPEG-1  
Composite Video Out: Yes Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder: No
HD Video Out: Yes Yes
HD Video Connection: Component HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a Sony Alpha (Minolta A)
Lens: Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar, 10 elements in 9 groups n/a
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 38 - 380mm  
Focal Length (actual): 6.3 - 63mm  
Zoom Ratio: 10.00x  
Aperture Range: f/3.5 (wide) / f/4.4 (tele) - f/10.0  
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range: 50 cm to Infinity
19.7 in to Infinity
 
Macro Focus Range: 2 cm to Infinity
0.8 in to Infinity
 
Filter Thread: n/a n/a
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes No
Digital Zoom: Yes No
Digital Zoom Values: 2x Precision, up to 51x Smart Zoom n/a
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: 9-point Contrast Detection 9-point TTL phase detection with 10 assist points, center dual-cross at f/2.8.
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: No Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: LCD Optical / LCD (playback only)
Viewfinder Type:   SLR type; eye-level pentaprism with 98% coverage, 0.74x mag., 20mm eyepoint, -3 to +1 diopter
Focus Peaking: No No
EVF Resolution: n/a n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):   0.74x
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):   0.74x
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No Yes
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 230,000 dots 921,600 dots
Touchscreen: No No
Articulating Screen: No No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: No No
Max Playback Zoom: 5.0x 19.0x
Top Deck Display: Yes
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native):   3200
Minimum ISO (native):   200
ISO Settings: Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 Auto, 200-3200, Extensions to 100 and 6400
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent 1, Fluorescent 2, Fluorescent 3, Incandescent, Flash Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Flash, Color Temperature from 2,500K to 9,900K, Custom (3)
Shutter Speed Range: 1/2000 - 30 sec 1/8000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode: No Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Multi Pattern, Center Weighted, Spot 40-segment Honeycomb Pattern, Center-weighted, Spot
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: No Yes
Shutter Priority: No Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Twilight, Twilight portrait, Soft snap, Landscape, Beach, Snow, Fireworks, High Sensitivity, Advanced Sports Shooting  
Self Timer: 2 or 10 seconds 2 or 10 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):    
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes No
Flash Modes: Auto, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Flash Off n/a
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): n/a n/a
Flash Range Description: Auto ISO: Wide: 0.2 - 7.0 m; Tele: 0.9 - 5.6 m n/a
Max Flash Sync:   1/250
Flash Exposure Compensation:   +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: n/a Hot shoe, PC-sync
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:    
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: MS Duo / MS PRO Duo CF1 / CF2 / MS Duo / MS PRO Duo / Microdrive
UHS Support:    
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No Yes
RAW Capture Support: No Yes
Uncompressed Format:   RAW, cRAW, RAW+JPEG; (ARW 2.0)
Movie File Format: MPEG-1  
Included Memory: 31.0 MB  
Included Memory Type: Internal  
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No No
NFC: No
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: No No
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: No Yes
Remote Control Type:   Optional wired or wireless
Connections (extended): DC Input, Multi-connector DC input, Multi-connector, Sync termimal, Remote terminal, HDMI Type-C minijack
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution):   0.40
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame):   0.50
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames):   23
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):    
Camera penalizes early shutter press? Yes
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution):   3.0
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution):   23
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):   0.18 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):    
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter Lag (manual focus):   0.154 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash):    
Shutter Lag (prefocused):   0.074 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes):    
Startup Time:   0.5 seconds
Play -> Record Time:   0.3 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power: 0.0 seconds 0.0 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 310 shots  
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):   880 shots
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary NP-BG1 Proprietary
Usable Battery Types: Lithium Ion rechargeable NP-FM500H Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary NP-BG1 Lithium Ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary NP-FM500H Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
Software
Included Software: Sony CD-ROM Image Data Converter SR, Image Data Lightbox SR, Remote Camera Control (all Windows & Macintosh), Picture Motion Browser (Windows only).
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS Windows 2000Pro/XP/Vista; Mac OS X (v 10.1.3+)
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: This model has a powerful Carl Zeiss® 10x optical zoom lens and a long-range flash to help you capture details from afar. Its face detection technology can identify and focus on up to eight faces in a frame, and automatically adjusts the focus for correctly exposed photos. The high-zoom camera includes Sony’s advanced sports shooting mode, which combines high shutter speed and continuous auto-focusing to help you capture fast-action shots. This intelligent technology allows the camera to quickly focus on fast-moving subjects by predicting where they will be in the frame – and ultimately reducing shutter lag. To help you capture well-exposed, natural-looking photos – even in challenging low-light conditions – the new model features high sensitivity shooting (up to ISO 3200). It also incorporates Super Steady Shot® optical image stabilization to reduce blur caused by shaky hands. The DSC-H10 camera incorporates Sony’s D-Range Optimizer (DRO) to help you capture balanced images when shooting in high-contrast or backlit scenes. DRO modifies the range from highlights to shadows through its in-camera hardware processing – ultimately producing more natural, evenly exposed images. The camera also has helpful functions to manually correct images immediately after capturing them, including in-camera red-eye correction and photo retouching. Cost reduced Sony A900. Smaller viewfinder (98% vs 100%), slower burst mode (3 fps vs 5), wireless remote not included.