DSC-HX100V... "OK" camera

Started May 25, 2012 | User reviews thread
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MatreG New Member • Posts: 4
DSC-HX100V... "OK" camera

Photo quality is very good. 30x zoom is very handy. And 10fps burst mode is great. However, there are some major drawbacks. No RAW. Poor quality in low-light situations. Inability to focus when using the zoom to capture a macro-like shot. And the operational performance is sluggish... switching between shooting modes, or between playback and shooting.

Overall I've learned to work with the shortcomings, and the photos I've taken come out great. I just feel that I'm being limited and am being held back by this camera. Next stop, a true DSLR.

Problems:

Focusing when zooming into a macro-like shot.
Low-light situations.
Sluggish operational performance.

 MatreG's gear list:MatreG's gear list
Canon EOS 7D Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX100V
16 megapixels • 3 screen • 27 – 810 mm (30×)
Announced: Feb 1, 2011
MatreG's score
3.0
Average community score
4.6
bad for good for
Kids / pets
great
Action / sports
great
Landscapes / scenery
great
Portraits
good
Low light (without flash)
poor
Flash photography (social)
weak
Studio / still life
unrated
= community average
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