Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX100V
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.
|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)|
|ISO||Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200|
|Focal length (equiv.)||27–810 mm|
|Min shutter speed||30 sec|
|Max shutter speed||1/4000 sec|
|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″)|
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.