Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX100V

Announced Feb 1, 2011 •
16 megapixels | 3 screen | 27 – 810 mm (30×)
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Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX100V 16.2 MP Exmor R CMOS Digital Still Camera with Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar 30x Optical Zoom Lens and Full HD 1080 Video
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Product description
Announced Feb 1, 2011

The GPS-enabled DSC-HX100V features Sony's newly-developed back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor, and is capable of recording full 1080p60 HD videos. For still photography the HX100V offers 10fps continuous shooting. The HX100V boasts a 30x (27-810mm equiv.) optical zoom lens and a 921k dot display, and it can generate both high resolution panoramas and also 3D images.

Quick specs
Body type SLR-like (bridge)
Max resolution 4608 x 3456
Effective pixels 16 megapixels
Sensor size 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)
Sensor type BSI-CMOS
ISO Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
Focal length (equiv.) 27–810 mm
Optical zoom 30×
Articulated LCD Tilting
Screen size 3
Screen dots 921,000
Min shutter speed 30 sec
Max shutter speed 1/4000 sec
Format MPEG-4, AVCHD
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Duo/Memory Stick Pro Duo, Memory Stick Pro-HG Duo
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Weight (inc. batteries) 577 g (1.27 lb / 20.35 oz)
Dimensions 122 x 87 x 93 mm (4.8 x 3.43 x 3.66)
GPS BuiltIn

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Our review

The HX100V combines abundant external control points, DSLR-style ergonomic handling and an extremely versatile 30x zoom range. Image quality is better than average for a compact-sized sensor. Unfortunately, the camera's slow startup time and sluggish operational response can lead to missed photo opportunities.

Good for: Shooters looking for a DSLR-like handling experience with an EVF and a wide zoom range.

Not so good for: More experienced shooters who like to tweak settings between each shot. Those who prefer a small pocketable camera.

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