Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX100V
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.
Shooters looking for a DSLR-like handling experience with an EVF and a wide zoom range.
More experienced shooters who like to tweak settings between each shot. Those who prefer a small pocketable camera.
Sony Cyber-shot HX100V review
By: Mike Lowe, What Digital Camera (May 16, 2011)
In terms of performance the Sony HX100V is king of the superzooms: its close-up focusing and nippy autofocus will do you proud in all manner of scenarios. The dual zoom-meets-focus ring is a great control mechanism that's well-placed for comfortable use. Other areas such as HD movie and GPS will make it an all the more attractive purchase.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX100V review
The Sony Cyber-shot HX100V is a 16 Megapixel super-zoom with a 30x stabilised optical zoom lens and a 3 inch flip-up LCD screen with 921 thousand pixel resolution. Sony's first new super-zoom for nearly two years has a job on its hands to compete with the best-selling Canon PowerShot SX30 IS as well as popular models from Panasonic and Fujifilm. On features alone though, the Cyber-shot HX100V...