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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V Digital Camera

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V Digital Camera

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V Digital Camera

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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
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Overview
  • 1Description

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
In the Box
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V Digital Camera
  • NP-BG1 Battery
  • ACUB10 AC Adapter
  • Micro USB Cable
  • Wrist Strap
  • Instruction Manual
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
  • Table of Contents
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    Specifications
    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 18 MP: 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: 4.45-89mm (35 mm equivalent: 25-500mm)
    Aperture: f/3.2 (W) - 5.8 (T)
    Zoom Optical: 20x

    Clear Image zoom: 40x

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

    For both iAuto and Program Auto

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

    iAuto, Program Auto and Manual respectively

    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

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

    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)

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

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

    Memory Stick Pro Duo for Movie recording only

    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)

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

    Connectivity/System Requirements
    Connectivity 1x HDMI C (Mini)
    USB 2.0

    Also Micro USB

    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, 3.6 VDC, 960 mAh
    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
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.0 x 5.0 x 2.5"

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