The 16-megapixel Cyber-shot WX10 is a nice upgrade to last year’s Cyber-shot WX5, offering a wider-aperture F2.4 lens and a 7x optical zoom (24mm to 168mm); a new high-speed focus system that Sony says locks in on a subject in 0.1 of a second; and manual controls over aperture, shutter, focus, and white balance.
It offers the three 3D shooting modes, HDR support, a 10fps burst mode,, extensive scene modes for stills and video, and revamped in-camera guides. Video recording tops out at 1080i / 60fps at 24Mbps in AVCHD format. Due in March, the WX10 is the only one of the new Sony point-and-shoot cameras that offers manual controls. It will be available in black for $280.