Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V

Announced Feb 28, 2012 •
18 megapixels | 3 screen | 25 – 500 mm (20×)
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Most my shots are for indoor basketball/no flash .... shooting at 1/400 to 1/600 .... in gyms that range from mediocre to excellent lighting. In this genre, compact, high zoom .... I've used the Canon, Nikon, Fuji & Pansasonic variants. Nothing touches the HX30V for high ISO performance, At ISO 3200 it produces very usable photos up to 8 X 10 ( haven't tried greater enlargement). At ISO 3200, I would say its on a par with the Canon T3i ( which oddly seems better than the new T4i at ...

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DougMace
 
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Great camera for outdoor use but pathetic for indoor/low light. Pros: Great zoom, great image stabilization, nice WiFi image transfer. Cons: 1. I doubt Sony actually tested this camera with the flash. The zoom lens is very long and the flash too flush with the camera such that for closeups with flash there is an obvious shadow in the lower right of the image (initially I thought there was something wrong with the chip) 2. In low light with no flash, the software overwhelms the optics. Skin ...

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I really don't know the way people judge cameras. All advantages of a camera (chic, fast, lots of features) are absolutely useless, if there is no picture quality. I felt happy when I bought this camera, because it lies absolut save and comfortable in my hand. Its fast, it has a great zoomand it is just fun to handle and to play with. But the picture quality is at same level as a 50$ camera. Just pixel squash!!! Only good enough to put item pics on Ebay. They say here "not so good for zooming ...

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davids8560
 
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I have the Sony HX30V, plus the Sony NEX-7, RX-100, and the older DSC-P150. After a couple of months of use, I am putting my Sony HX30V for sale on eBay. I am very, very happy with my other Sony cameras. But the HX30V hasn't endeared itself to me like my other Sonys. I'm sure the HX30V is just fine for its target audience. It is without a doubt a very capable point-and-shoot travel zoom. And it is the only camera I own with built-in wi-fi, which I have found useful. But maybe I expected a ...

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For now use the DSC-HX9V detailed camera manual that is found on line. The cameras are similar enough that you can substitute untill sony gets the 30V manual up. One would think that since the cameras are so similar that making the necessary edits would be a piece of cake, but I guess not. I still would like to see a few more manual controls, so that it is not so menu driven. More than 2 aperatures in manual would be useful. I would also like to be able to set an ISO ceiling like I was able ...

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I just purchased this camera it may be a great camera if I can figure out how to use it efficiently. However the manual that is included in the box is next to useless! It is the same one that is downloadable from their site. I talked to Sony support and they where not at this time able to do anything about this. How can you put a camera on the market with such a poor instruction book? I have owned several cameras but this is my first Sony camera and it has by far the crappyest instruction ...

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