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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V Digital Camera

B&H # SODSCHX20VB Mfr # DSCHX20V/B
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Product Highlights
  • 18.2Mp 1/2.3" Exmor R CMOS Sensor
  • 25-500mm Sony G Lens
  • 3.0" Xtra Fine LCD TruBlack Display
  • 20x Optical Zoom
  • Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization
  • 3-Way Active Mode
  • 1080/60p HD Video Capture
  • GPS and Compass Functionality
  • 10 fps Burst Mode
  • MS Duo/SD/SDHC/SDXC Compatible

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V Digital Camera is an advanced point-and-shoot that has 18.2Mp, 40x Clear Image Zoom, and Active 3-Way stabilization to its credit, not to mention 1080/60i HD video capture. In addition, the HX20V also provides you with GPS and compass functionality for geo-tagging and more! When you consider all the auto features of the camera as well, you'll find the HX20V is more than a snapshot machine, it's a real memory-maker.

Those 18.2Mp just don't work alone to provide you with stellar images, they have the help of High Speed AF - for clear photos, even in low-light - along with all the aforementioned features. Other notable features include the Sony G lens and a 3.0" Xtra Fine LCD TruBlack display. The camera also puts a 10 fps burst mode at your disposal, and numerous auto functions for great photos without the guesswork. Face detection, Anti-blink, iSCN, Natural Flash and more all work hard to ensure that your memories will be beautiful for years to come.

18.2Mp Exmor R CMOS Sensor
The 18.2Mp Exmor R CMOS sensor captures ultra-high definition images that take full advantage of the camera's sharp Sony G lens. An advanced BIONZ processor rapidly analyzes the Extra-High Sensitivity data from the sensor, and activates By-Pixel Super Resolution technologies to reduce noise levels up to 6X compared to previous CMOS sensors, resulting in stunning low light images with incredible details
High Speed AF
To improve focusing speed and sensitivity, the Exmor R CMOS sensor uses its rapid throughput to deliver high-quality image signals to the camera's BIONZ processor. The result is fast, DSLR-like focusing speeds, even in low light
Optical Zoom Plus Clear Image Zoom
Most digital zooms use electronic cropping to get closer to the subject, resulting in unsharp images. With Clear Image Zoom the powerful processor compares patterns found in adjacent pixels and creates new pixels to match selected patterns, resulting in more realistic, higher-quality images. Clear Image Zoom doubles optical zoom for closer photos.
Full HD 1080/60p
Record crystal clear movies at the highest resolution available with capabilities for 60i in 1080 AVCHD video. This provides stunning, fast motion video with less distortion for playback on your HDTV. With dual record of stills and movies, you can shoot both at the same time
Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization with 3-Way Active Mode
Optical SteadyShot image stabilization reduces shake and blur by countering camera movements in both horizontal and vertical directions. Active 3-Way stabilization adds digital rolling control that counters clockwise and anti-clockwise rotation, resulting in more stable videos even at long focal lengths
GPS and Compass
GPS and compass record location data and camera direction as you shoot movies and photos. GPS Log lets users track a photographic journey and later view the path and images on a map. Map View in "Play Memories Home" software, allows users to view images on a map showing where they were taken. The logged path and images can also be displayed on Google Earth
Capture the Decisive Moment with Up to 10 fps
Capture full 18.2 megapixel resolution images at up to 10 frames per second, helping to ensure that the decisive moment is captured such as the soccer ball flying into the goal. In addition, a mechanical shutter helps reduce distortion when continuously shooting moving subjects
3D Still Image and 3D Sweep Panorama Mode
Produce awe-inspiring images with 3D Still Image and 3D Sweep Panorama capabilities. Photos will take on a new dimension of creative capabilities for viewing the world in a whole new way
Picture Effect
Picture Effect adds a new level of expression to photos, making ordinary landscapes and portraits come to life by heightening mood and emphasizing certain attributes. Select camera models have up to nine different effects
Photo Creativity
Photo Creativity allows you to fine-tune your exposure settings, such as brightness, color, and vividness, and quickly choose the right enhancement for your subject. Now you can view Picture Effects and Photo Creativity effects in real time on the camera's monitor or in the viewfinder before shooting
Background Defocus
DSLR photographs are often beautiful because they blur the background, putting the emphasis on the subject. Now our point-and-shoot cameras can deliver this signature DSLR benefit. The system takes two shots, identifies the background and applies a defocused background keeping the subject crisp and clear
Superior Auto Mode
Get cleaner, more dynamic pictures and fewer missed shots. The camera automatically recognizes the correct scene mode, then quickly shoots and combines up to six shots to produce images with greater clarity, optimum dynamic range using Backlight Correction HDR technology and lower image noise using 6 shots layering technology. Superior Auto intelligently detects 33 scenes for still images and 44 scenes for movies, making it easy to get the best shot
Face Detection Technology
Face Detection technology detects up to eight individual faces and adjusts focus, exposure, and white balance to help deliver crisp, properly lit images of family and friends
Smile Shutter Technology
Smile Shutter technology captures a smile the moment it happens. Simply press the Smile Shutter button and the camera does the rest. You can also select adult and child priority and indicate the degree of Smile Detection sensitivity. Intelligent Scene Recognition can be used together with Smile Shutter mode when the Intelligent Auto mode is on. This means that beautiful smiles can be captured with settings optimized for the particular scene, even in difficult conditions such as twilight and backlighting
Anti-Blink Function
It's frustrating to capture the perfect shot, only to review it later and discover subjects blinked during the photo. The Anti-blink function works to help counter blinking and squinting. When the camera is set to Soft Snap, the Anti-blink function captures two images, recording only the photo with less squinting. If a blink is detected in other shooting modes, a warning will be displayed after you take the shot
Soft Skin Mode
Portrait subjects will love the results. Soft Skin mode recognizes skin tones and reduces the appearance of blemishes and wrinkles without affecting the rest of the shot
Intelligent Scene Recognition Mode
Intelligent Scene Recognition (iSCN) Mode automatically detects 33 different types of scenes for photos and 44 scenes for videos and selects the appropriate camera settings. iSCN has two modes: Auto and Advanced. In Auto Mode, the camera takes a single shot using the optimal settings. In Advanced Mode, the camera takes a photo with the optimal settings and, if in difficult lighting (low light or back light) immediately takes a second photo with another optimized setting so you can choose which to keep
Natural Flash
Conventional point-and-shoot camera flash shots just don't capture colors the way the eye sees them. Natural Flash controls the white balance of both the background and main subjects
Motion Detection
Motion Detection, along with Face Motion Detection adjusts ISO sensitivity and increases the shutter speed when movement is detected, reducing blur in moving subjects and faces
Sweep Multi Angle Mode
In Sweep Multi Angle mode, the camera takes 15 images at different angles as it sweeps across the scene. By tilting the camera during playback, the camera's Gyro Sensor detects motion and displays the image in a 3D-like view on the camera's LCD
Panorama Still Image Size
Sweep Panorama: HR (10,480 x 4,096) / Wide (7,152 x 1,080 / 4,912 x 1,920) / Standard (4,912 x 1,080 / 3,424 x 1,920)
Video Mode
AVCHD 60i: 28Mp PS(1,920 x 215; 1,080/60p) / 24Mp FX / 17Mp FH (1,920 x 215; 1,080/60i) / 9Mp H(1,440 x 215; 1,080/60i), MP4: 12Mp (1,440 x 215; 1,080/30fps) / 6M (1,280 x 215; 720/30fps) / 3Mp VGA (640 x 215; 480/30fps)
Focal Length (35mm Equivalent)
Still 16:9: 27.5-550mm / Still 4:3: 25-500mm / Movie 16:9: 27.5-550mm (SteadyShot Standard), 28-784mm (SteadyShot Active) / Movie 4:3: 34-680mm(SteadyShot Standard), 35-980mm (SteadyShot Active)
AF Modes
Multi Point AF / Center Weighted AF / Flexible Spot AF / Manual / Semi Manual / Tracking Focus / Face Tracking Focus
Scene Modes
High Sensitivity / Soft snap / Soft Skin / Landscape / Night Portrait / Night Scene / Handheld Twilight / Gourmet / Beach / Snow / Fireworks /Pet mode /Anti-motion blur / Backlight Correction HDR / Advanced sports shooting
Imaging
Pixels Actual: 18.9 Megapixel
Effective: 18.2 Megapixel
Sensor 1/2.3" CMOS
Bit Depth Not Specified By Manufacturer
File Formats Still Images: JPEG, MPO
Movies: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, MPEG-4 AVCHD
Audio: AAC
Max Resolution 18MP: 4896 x 3672
Aspect Ratio 4:3, 16:9
Image Stabilization Optical
Color Spaces sRGB
Optics
Lens 12 elements in 9 groups
4 Aspherical
EFL: 4.45-89 mm (35 mm equivalent: 25-500 mm)
Aperture: f/3.2 (W) - 5.8 (T)
Zoom Optical: 20x 1
Please Note:

Clear Image zoom: 40x

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Focus Range Wide: 0.03' (1.0 cm) - Infinity
Telephoto: 5.58' (170 cm) - Infinity 2
Please Note:

For both iAuto and Program Auto

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Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity Auto, 100-12800
Shutter 4 - 1/1600 seconds
1 - 1/1600 seconds
30 - 1600 seconds in Manual Mode 3
Please Note:

iAuto, Program Auto and Manual respectively

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Exposure Metering Center-weighted, Multi, Spot
Exposure Modes Modes: Auto, Manual, Programmed Auto
Compensation: -2 EV to +2 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
White Balance Modes Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (Day White), Fluorescent (Natural White), Fluorescent (White), Incandescent 4
Please Note:

Also: One Push, One Push Set, White Balance Shift

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Burst Rate Up to 10 fps at 18.2 MP for up to 10 frames
Self Timer 10 Seconds, 2 Seconds
Interval Recording No
Remote Control None
Flash
Flash Modes Auto
Flash On
Off
Slow Sync
Built-in Flash Yes
Maximum Effective Flash Range Wide: 1.31 - 23.29' (0.4 - 7.1 m)
Telephoto: 5.58 - 12.80' (1.7 - 3.9 m)
Wide: Up To 32.81' (10 m)
Telephoto: Up To 18.04' (5.5 m) 5
Please Note:

ISO Auto (Wide and Tele) and ISO 3200 (Wide and Tele) respectively

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External Flash Connection None
Memory
Built-in Memory 105MB
Memory Card Type Memory Stick Duo
Memory Stick Pro Duo
Memory Stick PRO HG-Duo
SD
SDHC
SDXC 6
Please Note:

Memory Stick Pro Duo for Movie recording only

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Still Images per GB JPEG: 2300
Recording
Video Recording Yes, NTSC/PAL
Video
Video Clip Length Up to 29 Minutes
Audio Recording With Video, Stereo
Viewfinder/Display
Screen 3.0" LCD Rear Screen (921,000 pixels) 7
Please Note:

Brightness Control: Yes Histogram: Yes Grid Display: Yes (Off/On)

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Connectivity/System Requirements
Connectivity 1x HDMI C (Mini)
USB 2.0 8
Please Note:

Also Micro USB

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Connectors 1x USB 2.0
Software System Requirements Not Specified By Manufacturer
Environmental
Operating/Storage Temperature Operating
32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Storage
-4 to 140°F (-20 to 60°C)
Waterproofing Not Specified By Manufacturer
Power
Battery NP-BG1 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 3.6VDC, 960mAh
AC Power Adapter ACUB10 (Included)
Physical
Dimensions (WxHxD) 4.2 x 2.4 x 1.4" / 106.6 x 61.9 x 34.6 mm
Weight 9.0 oz / 255 g with battery and card
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V Digital Camera
  • NP-BG1 Battery
  • ACUB10 AC Adapter
  • Micro USB Cable
  • Wrist Strap
  • Instruction Manual
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    SonyCyber-shot DSC-HX20V Digital Camera
     
    4.5

    (based on 31 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (17)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (13)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good image quality (29)
    • Easy to use (28)
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (27)
    • Zoom range/performance (25)
    • Image stabilization (24)

    Cons

    • No viewfinder (7)
    • Short battery life (5)

    Best Uses

    • Travel (25)
    • Family photos (22)
    • Landscape/scenery (19)
    • Low light (19)
    • Video (14)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (13), Casual photographer (11), Semi-pro photographer (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (25), Yes (5)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    18M 4:3 - 13M 16:9 1080 60p

    Cons:compared to the latest tx66 this camera is thicker, heavier and more complicated with a smaller "non touch screen" that might take you time to get used to it...Read complete review

    Cons:compared to the latest tx66 this camera is thicker, heavier and more complicated with a smaller "non touch screen" that might take you time to get used to it ...flash popup on the left ,it should be in the body ,no manual focus on video....i use the track focus before i star rec and it focus past a branch or track an object ,cat ,bird etc but it turns off or disappears if something pass by in front of subject, and goes back to auto and gets blurry.
    Pros: if you want the features of the latest tx66 like pre-shoot color adjustment/effects, plus after effects"steady shot with active mode" plus a bigger zoom 20x optical "40x with Digital" manual focus or track focus and the 1080p 60 frames per second instead of 1080i and bigger battery...,the hx20v is the smallest with all those features..every other camera with this capability its a "super zoom".. bigger size ..huge" and expensive so the hx20 hx30 are the best hybrid between a pocket and a super zoom,it fits on my bag pocket, jacket pocket,backpack side pocket,pijama pocket,skirt pocket,mumu pocket,tutu pocket. :D even jeans if you dont mind women staring at your package...,the only downside is that "the manual focus" dont work during video recording ...the only reason why im considering the hx200v ring on lens with switch from zoom to focus ...but need to test if t works during video rec ...otherwise this is the most powerful ,smallest on its kind ,camcorder replacement ,fit on your pocket 1080 60p steadyshot with activeshot,..point and shoot.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    More Is Not Better

    I purchased the HX-20V to replace an aging Nikon P&S that I pack whenever I don't want to carry my DSLR. Unfortunately, the combination of 18Mpix on a small chip, and...Read complete review

    I purchased the HX-20V to replace an aging Nikon P&S that I pack whenever I don't want to carry my DSLR. Unfortunately, the combination of 18Mpix on a small chip, and Sony's aggressive in-camera processing result in photos that I feel fall short of my old Nikon, especially in low light. Most users will never know the difference, but if you're an enthusiast you'll not be happy with image quality.

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    4.0

    It reproduces emotions beautifully!!

    By Fatinha

    from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Efficient
    • Fast/accurate auto-focus
    • Good Image Quality
    • Good Image Stabilization
    • Good in Low Light
    • Great Zoom
    • Small / Compact

    Cons

    • It Is Not Beautiful
    • Short Battery Life

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • In All The Settings
    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Sports/Action
    • Travel

    Comments about Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V Digital Camera:

    It is a friend that accompanied me throughout my trip to NY. It is light and efficient. My most recent toy and friend.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I would buy this product again and again

    By Lucia-SP

    from São Paulo - Brasil

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Fast/accurate auto-focus
    • Good Image Quality
    • Good Image Stabilization
    • Good in Low Light
    • Great Zoom
    • Large Clear LCD
    • Nice Body Color
    • Short Lag Time
    • Small / Compact

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Travel

      Comments about Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V Digital Camera:

      I'm using this product to take pictures in my vacations and with my family.
      I loved this product, it's very easy to use and have a good zoom (20x)

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      best point and shoot with benefits

      By mr bass

      from scranton, pa

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fast/accurate auto-focus
      • Good Image Quality
      • Good in Low Light
      • Great Zoom
      • Large Clear LCD
      • Short Lag Time
      • Small / Compact

      Cons

      • No Viewfinder

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Sports/Action
      • Travel
      • Wildlife photos

      Comments about Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V Digital Camera:

      Scenery, wildlife, events. quick recovery, a zoom unheard of in this price range, great clarity . a ton of features. for the price

      • Ease of Operation:
      • 9
      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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      5.0

      Great Camera

      By Danny C

      from NJ

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fast/accurate auto-focus
      • Good Image Quality
      • Good Image Stabilization
      • Good in Low Light
      • Great Zoom
      • Large Clear LCD
      • Nice Body Color

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Travel
        • Video

        Comments about Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V Digital Camera:

        As with any great camera that comes with a bag of tricks, it takes time to learn. You can get some really great shots but there will be some throw aways. Not the cameras fault though. I call it user error. Love the camera. I was originally going for something smaller but I wanted the lens that this camera offered.

        • Ease of Operation:
        • 10
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Excelente product!

        By Jessica

        from Belo Horizonte, Brasil

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Fast/accurate auto-focus
        • Good Image Quality
        • Good Image Stabilization
        • Great Zoom
        • Large Clear LCD
        • Nice Body Color

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Travel
          • Video

          Comments about Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V Digital Camera:

          Excelent product!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Camera and Smart

          By s bkk

          from seattle

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fast/accurate auto-focus
          • Good Image Quality
          • Good Image Stabilization
          • Good in Low Light
          • Great Zoom
          • Large Clear LCD
          • Small / Compact

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Sports/Action
            • Travel
            • Video
            • Weddings/Events
            • Wildlife photos

            Comments about Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V Digital Camera:

            intelligent camera can switch from landscape to macro to normal just by pointing at object.

            Would prefer flash was in center away from left hand holding camera, but getting used to it

            • Ease of Operation:
            • 10
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            "I would buy this product again and agai

            By Ronaldo

            from Goiânia, Goiás, Brasil

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Fast/accurate auto-focus
            • Good Image Quality
            • Good Image Stabilization
            • Good in Low Light
            • Great Zoom
            • Large Clear LCD
            • Nice Body Color
            • Short Lag Time
            • Small / Compact

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Travel

              Comments about Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V Digital Camera:

              I would buy this product again and again

              • Ease of Operation:
              • 10
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              4.0

              This one is very good!

              By Sunny

              from Toronto, ON

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Fast/accurate auto-focus
              • Good Image Quality
              • Good Image Stabilization
              • Good in Low Light
              • Great Zoom
              • Small / Compact

              Cons

              • No Viewfinder

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Travel

              Comments about Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V Digital Camera:

              I like this handy camera, it has great functions for taking photos in different situations, specially, it can handle well in a low light situation, this is amazing!

              • Ease of Operation:
              • 8
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              4.0

              OK WITH THIS PRODUCT

              By MARY

              from MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY

              About Me Photography Student

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V Digital Camera:

                    OK WITH THIS PRODUCT

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

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                    (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    3.0

                    More Is Not Better

                    By Islandhopper

                    from Key Largo, FL

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Good Image Stabilization
                    • Large Clear LCD
                    • Nice Body Color
                    • Short Lag Time

                    Cons

                    • Poor Image Quality

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Travel
                    • Video
                    • Weddings/Events

                    Comments about Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V Digital Camera:

                    I purchased the HX-20V to replace an aging Nikon P&S that I pack whenever I don't want to carry my DSLR. Unfortunately, the combination of 18Mpix on a small chip, and Sony's aggressive in-camera processing result in photos that I feel fall short of my old Nikon, especially in low light. Most users will never know the difference, but if you're an enthusiast you'll not be happy with image quality.

                    • Ease of Operation:
                    • 9
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    Share this review

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Amazing piece of technology

                    By casumicasu

                    from Vancouver, BC

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                    • Good Image Quality
                    • Good Image Stabilization
                    • Good in Low Light
                    • Great Zoom
                    • Large Clear LCD
                    • Small / Compact

                    Cons

                    • No Viewfinder
                    • Short Battery Life

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoors/Low Light
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Sports/Action
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V Digital Camera:

                    A point and shoot camera doing the job of a DSLR camera. I'm sure that even a professional photographer will be pleased of the quality of this product. And, with free shipment to get it in my hands! Thank you Sony, thank you B&H!

                    • Ease of Operation:
                    • 8
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

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                    4.0

                    18M 4:3 - 13M 16:9 1080 60p

                    By Oscar

                    from new york

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Pros

                    • 1080 60p
                    • Color Adjust Before Shoot
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Effects On M And P Mode
                    • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                    • Good Image Quality
                    • Good Image Stabilization
                    • Good in Low Light
                    • Great Zoom
                    • Miniature effect
                    • Short Lag Time
                    • Small / Compact

                    Cons

                    • No Manual Focus On Video
                    • Track Focus Useless

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Indoors/Low Light
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Sports/Action
                    • Travel
                    • Video
                    • Weddings/Events
                    • Wildlife photos

                    Comments about Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V Digital Camera:

                    Cons:compared to the latest tx66 this camera is thicker, heavier and more complicated with a smaller "non touch screen" that might take you time to get used to it ...flash popup on the left ,it should be in the body ,no manual focus on video....i use the track focus before i star rec and it focus past a branch or track an object ,cat ,bird etc but it turns off or disappears if something pass by in front of subject, and goes back to auto and gets blurry.
                    Pros: if you want the features of the latest tx66 like pre-shoot color adjustment/effects, plus after effects"steady shot with active mode" plus a bigger zoom 20x optical "40x with Digital" manual focus or track focus and the 1080p 60 frames per second instead of 1080i and bigger battery...,the hx20v is the smallest with all those features..every other camera with this capability its a "super zoom".. bigger size ..huge" and expensive so the hx20 hx30 are the best hybrid between a pocket and a super zoom,it fits on my bag pocket, jacket pocket,backpack side pocket,pijama pocket,skirt pocket,mumu pocket,tutu pocket. :D even jeans if you dont mind women staring at your package...,the only downside is that "the manual focus" dont work during video recording ...the only reason why im considering the hx200v ring on lens with switch from zoom to focus ...but need to test if t works during video rec ...otherwise this is the most powerful ,smallest on its kind ,camcorder replacement ,fit on your pocket 1080 60p steadyshot with activeshot,..point and shoot.

                    • Ease of Operation:
                    • 8
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    Share this review

                     
                    4.0

                    great camera for the prtce

                    By boomer

                    from NJ

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                    • Good Image Quality
                    • Good Image Stabilization
                    • Sharp Pics

                    Cons

                    • Non

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Sports/Action
                    • Travel
                    • Video

                    Comments about Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V Digital Camera:

                    If you are looking for a decent pocket camera that gives you usable images you will like this one. Of course you cant compare the image quaality to a dslr.

                    • Ease of Operation:
                    • 8
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Great camera!

                    By Danafl

                    from New York, NY

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Good Image Quality
                    • Good Image Stabilization
                    • Good in Low Light
                    • Great Zoom
                    • Large Clear LCD

                    Cons

                    • Short Battery Life

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Indoors/Low Light
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Travel
                    • Video
                    • Weddings/Events
                    • Wildlife photos

                    Comments about Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V Digital Camera:

                    This camera is really good for someone who's looking for a small amatuer camera but still wants to feel like taking semi-professional looking shots. The quality of the pictures is superb and the clarity is really above average.
                    There are many different options for taking a picture in different conditions with different scenes, color schemes, several manual modes, etc.
                    Teo disadvantages I found were battery life isn't so great - you'd probably want to get a spare battery with you for filming without charging longer than 1 day.
                    Other thing is I wish there was an option to edit pictures taken - for example crop pictures.
                    Otherwise, great camera for the price!

                    • Ease of Operation:
                    • 7
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Excelente cámara

                    By Luis vanegas

                    from Caracas venezuela

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                    • Good Image Quality
                    • Good Image Stabilization
                    • Good in Low Light
                    • Great Zoom
                    • Large Clear LCD
                    • Nice Body Color
                    • Short Lag Time
                    • Small / Compact

                    Cons

                    • Lag / Shutter Delay
                    • Limited Zoom
                    • No Viewfinder
                    • Poor Flash
                    • Poor Image Quality
                    • Poor Image Stabilization
                    • Short Battery Life

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Indoors/Low Light
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Sports/Action
                    • Travel
                    • Weddings/Events
                    • Wildlife photos

                    Comments about Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V Digital Camera:

                    The camera is great and extraordinary zoom, the photos are spectacular recommend it 100%

                    • Ease of Operation:
                    • 10
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

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                    5.0

                    Very satisfied !!

                    By Stéphan

                    from St-Félicien, Québec, Canada

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Good Image Quality
                    • Good in Low Light
                    • Great Zoom
                    • Large Clear LCD
                    • Small / Compact

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Travel
                      • Wildlife photos

                      Comments about Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V Digital Camera:

                      Very easy to use and if takes great picture of my childrens in action ! Great souvenirs !! I feel like a pro photographer when I look at the pictures I took with this camera.

                      • Ease of Operation:
                      • 9
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Great value for money!

                      By eman

                      from Berrien Springs, MI

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                      • Good Image Quality
                      • Great Zoom
                      • Small / Compact

                      Cons

                      • No Viewfinder

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Indoors/Low Light
                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Travel
                      • Video
                      • Wildlife photos

                      Comments about Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V Digital Camera:

                      Probably the best "point & shoot" camera out there under $. Great value for money!The only problem I have with it is that the image is distorted when taking a portrait. It elongates the subject. Seems to be fine when shooting in landscape.

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Fast and all around well built camera

                      By Richard

                      from Manhattan

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                      • Good Image Quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Indoors/Low Light

                        Comments about Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V Digital Camera:

                        Small Camera = + and -, The dials tend to move EASILY switching unintentionally from one mode to another. I can fat finger it right into movie mode with little notice....
                        Flash is powerful. ONLY USES SONY BRAND BATTERY. No others. Spares I had are now useless.

                        • Ease of Operation:
                        • 7
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Excellent

                        By Sabonito

                        from France

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                        • Good Image Quality
                        • Good Image Stabilization
                        • Good in Low Light
                        • Great Zoom
                        • Large Clear LCD
                        • Small / Compact

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Family Photos
                          • Indoors/Low Light
                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Sports/Action
                          • Travel
                          • Video
                          • Wildlife photos

                          Comments about Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V Digital Camera:

                          First time I can do almost everything I want with a compact camera!
                          Just a shame there's no RAW mode.
                          But very acceptable low light quality, fast operation, focus a shooting.

                          • Ease of Operation:
                          • 8
                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Brilliant Camera Software

                          By tuk

                          from Sao Paulo, BRA

                          About Me Casual Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                          • Good Image Quality
                          • Good Image Stabilization
                          • Great Zoom
                          • Nice Body Color
                          • Short Lag Time
                          • Small / Compact

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Family Photos
                            • Indoors/Low Light
                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Sports/Action
                            • Travel

                            Comments about Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V Digital Camera:

                            The camera has great quality and very interesting features, specially the optical zoom, the enhanced automatic function (which even takes HDR photos automatically when needed, without making the photos look artificial), a very good manual focus and a really useful panorama mode. I'm happy with every picture I took with this camera, and I can carry it in my jeans' pocket!

                            • Ease of Operation:
                            • 7
                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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