I bought one a few days ago...Today I returned it and got a Canon Powershot S100 instead. The Sony had good zoomreach, fast response, good movie mode, and was an OK camera. And the Canon is also very fast, (probably about the same speed as the Sony?) The thing it had not was low noise, clean and sharp images..On average prints it´s fine and most people will probably be happy with it since it is a travel zoom and not meant for "pixel-peeping" or very large prints. I printed the studio test shot from both the S100 and the HX20V in 20x30cm and can see no (oronly a VERY small differense..) and on screen/TV viewing it´s fine, just dont zoom in to 100%...But for me the Canon is the better choice, I´m used to quality from DSLR:s and the Sony is a OK compact travel zoom but the canon is...sharper...And a little smaller wich I also prefer.
I bought this camera a couple of days ago after comparing it with the Panasonic DMC-ZS15 on the dcresource review. The photos from the HX20V there looked better than the ones from the Panasonic... But after using it in real life i´m not so sure anymore... It looks fine on the screen and on A4 prints it´s ok but I´m thinking about returning it..