Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

Announced Feb 28, 2012 •
18 megapixels | 3 screen | 25 – 500 mm (20×)
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This is my 6. digicam. Zoom and picture quality are really great, it would be the best travel camera I ever had. BUT... despite always using a camera bag and taking the camera out only for taking pictures, putting it back right away, and despite being a careful owner trying to keep the camera away from wind, dust, etc. ... Every time I am travelling abroad and use the camera extensively, at some point I get a little bit of dust/particles inside the lenses such that there are little spots on ...

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wolfenite
 
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I have owned this model for almost two years. For a point and shoot camera I enjoy this one. I like the fact I can set my own manual settings when I want. It is comfortable to use although it took me a few times remember not to place my left index finger on top of the camera where the flash pops up. I like the fact that I can record my children's events and take snap shots at the same time. Those pictures seem to be of a lessor quality then if I had just taken the pictures outright but for ...

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I tested out this camera for 3 days and although I ended up going for a higher end model (at twice the price) I must say I was impressed with how much was packed into this little camera for such a low price. The grip is excellent and the camera feels solid in your hand. Unfortunately the only gripe I have is with the quality of the buttons which feel a bit cheap. Apart from this, camera performs very well, it's quick and snappy from shot to shot, it has a ton of really great functions like ...

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Belgarchi
 
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The 18 MP are irrelevant: the actual sharpness is disappointing, equivalent to a good 10MP only! There are many features to like in this camera - zoom range, quality of the LCD screen, the 'Auto Macro' function (all compact cameras should have it), 3 customized programs - but also a few shortcomings: burried ISO and exposure controls, only two apertures - maximum and ~+3IL.

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I had a chance to play with this camera for a few days over the weekend and came away very impressed. I've used a DSLR (Canon 450D) for the past few years, with an iPhone for the occasional snapshot, so I was interested to see how far compact digital cameras had come. The FX20 packs in a whole heap of features that make it an ideal travel companion: The size is nice and compact It has an excellent 20x optical zoom, and the digital zoom to 40x is actually very good The image stabilisation is ...

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I have owned about 10 different point and shoot cameras, ranging from Canon, to Casio, to Fuji, to Kodak, to Sony. One of the trade-offs with a point and shoot is the low-light capabilities of the sensor. I knew that going into this one, but was startled by the quality of the low-light photos I was able to get. This camera has an "intelligent" auto mode, that adjusts the settings of the camera as you focus on your scene. It then can take a series of shots in rapid succession, and combine ...

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I m looking for a new camera and visited the local electronic shop. There I checked the HX20V camera and i must say i was happy with the tests that I performed with the camera. This camera has 20xoptical zoom and that was the catch here because lot of brands just say zoom and offer the normal zoom which is poorer than optical zoom. I tried to zoom on one corner of the store and the image didnt blur even when i keept zooming, so its safe to conclude that the zoom is very powerful. I am a ...

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I have a DSC HX9V and have used it extensively - and largely happy with the camera in both still and movie format. I was hoping the new DSC-HX20V would have had a OLED screen for daylight use and USB3 connectivity and sufficient on board RAM to permit a number of single shots to be taken without a storage/write delay. Also would like to see a second button alongside the Custom button for 16:9 or 4:3 selection. I think the many user requests for a larger sensor would result in a much smaller ...

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