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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V Digital Camera

B&H # SODSCHX30VB Mfr # DSCHX30V/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
  • Wi-fi Sharing
  • GPS and Compass Functionality
  • MS Duo/SD/SDHC/SDXC Compatible

Sony's Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V Digital Camera is an 18.2Mp ultra-high definition camera that also features 1080/60p HD video capture, and numerous other highlights. Designed with more than just snapshots in mind, the HX30V will no doubt take a great snap, but it can do more than that. Every aspect of the camera has been planned out to help you make great-looking memories.

From the 20x optical zoom Sony G lens to the 3.0" Xtra Fine LCD TruBlack display, the HX30V has your back. Auto functions like High Speed AF ensure that you can make stellar images no matter what the situation. Other useful tools include Active 3-Way Optical Image Stabilization, iSCN - which detects 33 scenes and adjusts the camera accordingly - and Natural Flash, among many others.

The DSC-HX30V boasts WiFi sharing and also includes GPS and Compass functionality for everything from geo-tagging to storage by location shot. No matter what you choose to record, however, all files can be stored to Memory Stick Duo media and SD/SDHC and SDXC memory cards.

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. The sensor enables advanced processing that reduces noise levels up to 6 times more than other 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 60p in 1080 AVCHD video. This provides stunning, fast motion video with less distortion for playback on your HD TV. 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
WiFi Sharing
WiFi lets you quickly upload photos and videos directly to social media sites, back them up on a network-connected PC, or view them on a large screen TV. WiFi-enabled smartphones and tablets can also pull images from your camera and upload them to social media.
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 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 1,080/60p) / 24Mp FX / 17Mp FH (1,920 x 1,080/60i) / 9Mp HQ(1,440 x 1,080/60i), MP4:12Mp (1,440 x 1,080/30fps) / 6Mp (1,280 x 720/30fps) / 3Mp VGA(640 x 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
Exposure Compensation
Plus / Minus 2.0 EV, 1 / 3 EV step
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)
Filter Thread None
Zoom Optical: 20x
Advanced: 40x 1
Please Note:

Clear Image Zoom: 40x

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Focus Range Wide: 0.03' (1.0 cm) - Infinity
Telephoto: 5.58' (1.70 m) - Infinity
Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity Auto, 100-12800
Shutter 4 - 1/1600 seconds
1 - 1/1600 seconds
30 seconds in Manual Mode 2
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 3
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)
Up To 32.81' (10 m)
Up To 18.04' (5.5 m) 4
Please Note:

At ISO Auto (wide, tele) and ISO 3200(wide, 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 5
Please Note:

Memory Stick Pro Duo for Movie mode only

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Still Images per GB JPEG: 3200
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 (921,600 pixels)
Connectivity/System Requirements
Connectivity 1x HDMI C (Mini)
USB 2.0 6
Please Note:

Also: Micro USB, Transfer Jet

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Connectors 1x HDMI C (Mini), 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
Certifications CE
FCC
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 8.96 oz / 254 g with battery and card
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V Digital Camera
  • NP-BG1 Lithium-ion Battery
  • ACUB10 AC Adapter
  • Micro USB Cable
  • Wrist Strap
  • Instruction Manual
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    Transcend -  8GB SDHC Memory Card Class 10
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    Pearstone -  NP-FG1 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (3.7V, 925mAh)
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