View, Edit, And Print Images
Inputs and Outputs
3" LCD Touch Screen Display: The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX10 digital
camera has a 3" Xtra Fine LCD touch panel display with 921,600 dots. The camera does not include a separate
viewfinder. A paint pen is supplied to allow you to operate the touch panel. It
can be attached to the wrist strap for storage.
Rugged Design: The TX10 features a rugged design for use in
extreme situations. The camera is waterproof to a depth of 16 feet, and can
shoot a special underwater panorama. The TX 10 is shockproof from falls up to
approximately 5 feet, dustproof due to its airtight construction, and
freezeproof, withstanding temperatures from 14°-104°
Dual Media: This camera has an internal memory of
approximately 19 MB. This camera is also compatible with the following recording
media: Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick Pro-HG Duo, SD, SDHC, and SDXC memory
cards. Mark2 Memory Stick PRO Duo, PRO-HG Duo, and Class 4 or higher SD cards
are recommended when recording movies.
Image Recording Format: The camera records still images in
JPEG format. Movies are recorded in AVCHD format or MP4 format. Both formats
feature MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 video compression. The audio for AVCHD is 2-channel
Dolby Digital, while MP4 movie audio is 2-channel AAC.
Image Sensor: For optimal image quality, the camera
uses a 7.77mm (1/2.3") color Exmor R CMOS imaging sensor with approximately 16.8-million gross pixels
and 16.2-million effective pixels.
DSC-TX10 camera features a wide-angle lens that works well for cityscapes, landscapes, or group portraits. The lens
has a 4x optical zoom and a focal length of 25mm
to 100mm (35mm equivalent) for still images, 27-108mm for 16:9 movies and
33-132mm for 4:3 movies. It has an aperture range of F3.5 - F6.3 (W) to
F4.6 - F6.3 (T).
Smart/Precision Digital Zoom:The camera has a
Precision Digital Zoom of 4x. Combined with the 4x optical zoom, the maximum
total zoom is 16x. The camera's Smart zoom technology intelligently uses the
full image sensor to let you zoom into the portion of interest by
cropping the image size, thus avoiding the image degradation found in most
digital zooms. The maximum
zoom scale depends upon the image size:
|Image Size ||Maximum Smart
Note: Smart zoom is not compatible with
16M or 16:9 (12M)
Optical SteadyShot: With Optical SteadyShot image
stabilization, the DSC-TX10 uses a built-in gyro sensor to compensate for shaky
hands, minimize blur, brighten images, and allow flash-free shooting to preserve
Still Image Size: When recording digital still
images, the DSC-TX10 allows you to choose from six image sizes:
|Image Size||19 MB Internal Memory||Memory Card Capacity|
|2 GB||4 GB||8 GB||16 GB||32 GB|
(4608 x 3456)
(3648 x 2736)
(2592 x 1944)
(640 x 480)
(4608 x 2592)
(1920 x 1080)
3D Photo Recording: The TX10 can
record 3D images in two sizes: 16M (4608 x 3456) for printing, or 12M-16:9 (4608 x 2592) for
viewing on an HDTV or printing. You can view 3D images recorded on the camera in
3D format by connecting the camera to a 3D-capable TV via HDMI.
iSweep Panorama: You can create a panoramic image from
composite images recorded by sweeping
the camera horizontally or vertically. The camera
continuously shoots at a high speed and then seamlessly stitches the images
together with automatic position adjustment to create one stunning panoramic
image in the span of a second. There is a special Underwater iSweep Panorama
setting which sets the white balance for shooting underwater. iSweep panorama image sizes are as follows:
- Standard: Horizontal 4912 x 1080 or Vertical 3424 x 1920
- Wide: Horizontal 7152 x 1080 or Vertical 4912 x 1920
Note: 3D Sweep Panorama recording is also available.
Recording Movies: Besides recording still images, you can
also record moving images with sound onto a memory card, but not the internal
memory. High Definition movies are recorded in MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (AVCHD) at 60 frames per second with
2 channel Dolby Digital audio. Standard Definition movies are also recorded in
MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, but with 2-channel AAC audio. There are 6 available movie
|Movie Image Size
||Picture Quality||Frame Rate||4 GB Memory Card|
|FX: AVC HD|
|1920 x 1080||60i||20 min|
|FH: AVC HD|
|1920 x 1080||60i||30 min|
|HQ AVC HD|
|1440 x 1080||60i||50 min|
|1440 x 1080||30 fps||40 min|
|1280 x 720||30 fps||1 hr 15 min|
|VGA size||30 fps||2 hrs 25 min|
Note: You can shoot continuously for
approximately 29 minutes. The maximum size of an MP4-format
movie is approximately 2 GB.
Dual Recording: It is possible to shoot a still image while
recording a movie. The image size is fixed to 16:9 (3M). When the movie image
size is set to MP4 3M, the still image size is 4:3 (2M).
Burst Mode: The burst mode lets you shoot multiple images in
succession when you press and
hold down the shutter release. You can choose from a high speed burst of up
to 10 images per second, or a low-speed burst of up to 2 images per second in
Self-Timer: You can set the Self-Timer mode to a 10-second
or 2-second delay so you can be in the picture. You can also select two
Self-Portrait Timer modes which will capture the image 2 seconds after the face
of one person or two people are detected.
Focus Modes: You can select from three auto focusing
- Multi AF: The camera focuses in nine areas around the center of
the frame. This method is helpful when your subject is not centered in the
- Center AF: The camera focuses on a subject in the center of the
frame. By pressing the shutter release halfway, you can lock the focus on
your subject and recompose your shot with the subject off center.
- Spot AF: The camera focuses on a very small area in the center of
Face Detection: Face Detection technology detects up to
eight individual faces and controls flash, focus, exposure, and white balance to
deliver accurate, natural skin tones with reduced red-eye. It can also give
priority to children or adults. You can also select and register an individual's
face to be given priority.
Anti-Blink Function: The Anti-blink function works to help
counter blinking and squinting. When Face Detection is active, and the Scene
Selection is set to Soft Skin or Soft Snap, the
Anti-blink function captures two images, recording only the photo with less
squinting. If a blink is detected in other shooting modes, a warning will be
displayed after you take the shot so you can determine whether or not you need
to take another shot.
Smile Shutter Mode: The Smile Shutter technology
automatically detects and captures a smiling face. Simply activate by pressing
the Smile Shutter button and the camera will capture a smile the moment it
happens. You can select the degree of Smile Detection
Sensitivity to Slight smile, Normal smile or Big Smile.
Scene Recognition: Scene Recognition operates in Easy Mode,
and automatically detects shooting conditions and selects the appropriate camera settings.
Recognized scenes include: Portrait, Infant, Twilight Portrait,
Twilight, Backlight Portrait, Backlight, Landscape, Macro, Close Focus,
Spotlight, and Low Light. In addition, if the camera recognizes the need for a
tripod, it will indicate it with an icon. You can choose from iSCN Auto or iSCN
Scene Selection Modes: You can choose from the following Scene Selection modes:
- Soft Skin: Allows you to shoot faces with
- Soft Snap: Allows you to shoot images with a softer atmosphere
for portraits, flowers, etc.
- Anti Motion Blur: For shooting indoor shots without
flash to reduce subject blur.
- Landscape: This mode is used for shooting landscapes at
- Backlight Correction HDR: Shoots three images having
different exposures to create a single image with a greater range of
- Twilight Portrait: This mode is used for shooting
people in the foreground at night.
- Twilight: This mode is used for shooting a distant
subject at night.
- Hand-held Twilight: Allows you to shoot night scenes
with less noise without using a tripod.
- High Sensitivity: The camera shoots without flash in
low light, reducing blur.
- Gourmet: Shoots food arrangements in delicious color.
- Pet: Allows you to shoot images of your pet with the
- Beach: This mode is for shooting at seaside or the
- Snow: This mode shoots snowy scenes clearly, preventing
- Fireworks: This mode allows you to record fireworks in
all their splendor.
- Underwater: Allows you to shoot underwater in natural
- Hi-Speed Shutter: For capturing fast moving subjects
outdoors or other bright places.
Built-In Flash: The camera's built-in flash
features a range of 3-1/4"
to 12' 1-3/4" with the zoom set
to wide and 1' 7-3/4" to 8' 10-3/8" with the zoom set to telephoto. The flash
- Auto: the flash automatically strobes when the surroundings are
- On: the flash strobes with every shot
- Slow Synchro: the flash is used regardless of the amount of
ambient light, but the shutter speed is slower under dark conditions,
allowing you to clearly shoot a background that is out of the flash-lit
- Off: the flash does not operate
Red-eye Reduction: The flash pre-strobes before shooting to
reduce the red-eye phenomenon. You can set to Auto (when Face Detection is
activated), On, or Off.
Metering Modes: You can select Spot, Center-weighted, or Multi-pattern Metering. Spot metering lets you adjust the
exposure to the subject, even when the subject is a backlit or when there is
strong contrast between the subject and the background. Center-weighted metering
measures the center of the image and determines the exposure based on the
brightness of the subject. When multi-pattern metering is used, the image is
divided into multiple regions and metering is performed in each region. The
camera judges the subject position and background brightness, and determines a
White Balance: When the white balance is set to auto, the
white balance is set automatically in response to the condition of the subject,
and the overall color balance is adjusted. When shooting under special lighting
conditions, you can select the settings manually. When using flash, you can
select the flash white balance mode. The white balance can also be set to
Incandescent, Fluorescent 1 (white fluorescent), Fluorescent 2 (natural white
fluorescent), Fluorescent 3 (day white fluorescent), Daylight, Cloudy, or One Push
(adjust white balance depending on the light source).
Grid Lines: The cameras
on-screen grid lines make it easy to set a subject's horizontal and vertical
Histogram: A histogram is a graph showing the brightness of an image.
The graph display indicates a bright image when skewed to the right side, and a
dark image when skewed to the left side.
In-camera Function Guide: An
on-screen function guide text/icon display makes it easy to learn the camera
functions that give you greater creative freedom to adjust photo settings. The
function guide can be turned on or off as desired.
Date and Time:
Each time you take a picture, the camera records the date and time. The date and
time are not superimposed on the picture, instead saved in a data file along
with the image. Using the included PMB software, you can print or save images
with the date.
View, Edit, And Print Images
Viewing Images: The Sony DCR-TX10 allows you to
view your images one at a time, 12 at a time in a 4 x 3 index view, or 28 at a
time in a 4 x 7 index view. In the
Date Select mode, a montage of thumbnail images are aligned along a time line.
You can advance the time line by dragging your finger or the paint pen across
the screen horizontally.
Auto Orientation:When the camera is rotate to shoot a portrait
(vertical) image, the camera records it position change and displays the image
in the portrait position.
Playback Zoom: You can enlarge a recorded still image up to
8x the size of the original image. Once the image is zoomed, you can pan left
to right and up or down through the image.
Slide Show: The Slide Show function lets you play back
images one after the other. You can select from the following slide show effects
(Simple, Nostalgic, Stylish, or Active). Each effect has a preset music soundtrack, or you can choose
from the 4 selections. The interval between the pictures can be adjusted,
allowing you to choose 1, 3, 5, and 10 seconds or automatic to suit the selected effect. You can select Folder play (all images in the selected folder), All play
(all images on the memory card), or This Date (all images from selected date). When repeat
is selected, the images are replayed in a continuous loop.
Calendar: Thumbnail images can be displayed in a calendar
format and searched by date. As you find the desired month, the images recorded
during that month can be selected and viewed.
Rotating Images: Recorded images can be rotated 360-degrees in
90-degree increments on the camera's LCD screen.
Retouching Still Images: You can add effects or make corrections to a
recorded images and then record it as a new file while the original image is
retained. You can use the following features to edit your recorded images:
- Trimming: playback zoom is performed on the image and
part of the image is cropped
- Red Eye Correction: corrects the red-eye phenomenon
caused by flash
- Unsharp Masking: sharpens the image within a chosen
Images:You can delete a selected
image, or you can delete all the unprotected images at once. In order to avoid
accidentally deleting of an image, it can be protected.
Print Mark: You can place a print mark on still images recorded with this camera. This mark
is convenient when you have images printed at a shop that conforms to the DPOF
(Digital Print Order Format) standard.
Battery Information:The DSC-TX10 is powered by the
supplied NP-BN1 Lithium-ion rechargeable battery (3.6V/2.3Wh/630mAh). Using the supplied
AC-UB10 AC adapter and the supplied USB cable, the battery
charges in the camera in approximately 210 minutes. Under normal operating conditions, the
battery has the following capacity:
|Function||Battery Life||Number of Images|
|Recording Stills||Approx. 125 min||Approx. 250 images|
|Playback||Approx. 190 min||Approx. 3800 images|
|Recording Movies||Approx. 60 min||---|
Inputs and Outputs
USB/AV Output: The Sony DSC-TX10 features a single
proprietary jack (Type 3b terminal) on the bottom of the camera for connecting the supplied USB
cable. This one output allows you to download your photos to your computer or
printer via USB or charge the battery. The USB interface is USB 2.0 High Speed
compatible. You can also view your photos on a non-HD TV via composite video and
stereo audio RCA when using an optional VMC-MD3 Type 3b-compliant multi-use
The camera is equipped with a mini-HDMI (Type C) output for connecting to an
HDTV via an HDMI cable (such as the
119M2SHDMI). For viewing 3D images, a 3D compatible HDTV and
compatible 3D glasses are required.
Software: The DSC-TX10 comes with a CD-ROM containing the
- Picture Motion Browser (Ver.5.5): compatible with
Windows operating systems only
- save and print images with the date
- display images stored on a computer by shooting date in a calendar
- correct still images and change the shooting date and time
- upload images to media services
- create Blu-ray, AVCHD, and DVD-Video discs from movies recorded in
- Cyber-shot User Guide: a detailed instruction guide for
uploading to your computer
- Product Registration: register your camera online
System Requirements: You can copy images from the DSC-TX10 to
a Windows PC or a Macintosh computer. The supplied Picture Motion Browser
software can only be used on a Windows PC; it cannot be used on a Macintosh. The minimum system requirements are:
Windows: For PMB, Music Transfer and PMB Portable:
Macintosh: For Music Transfer and PMB Portable: