Sony HX20v review DCResource online!
well, in all fairness, I have seen mostly very good reviews about the camera, but several users mentioning the painting effect at 100% pixels zoom.
That made me very hesitant to buy it. I am a bit of a pixelpeeper myself for that matter, but fine detail smearing or not, all 100% zooms of the not very expensive compacts are ugly, the Sony also but in a different way.
It is really because i find the Canon sx260hs output very bland (else i would have bought that one without giving a second thought to the Sony) and some of the features on the HX20v very useful that I decided to see what was the painting fuss all about.
I was pleasantly surprised by its output, so we will see if my choice proves to be the right one