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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1
6.4 out of 10

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1

Cyber-Shot HX1 The Cyber-Shot HX1 is a 1/2.4-inch Exmor™ CM Read more

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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
7.5
Features 9
8.5
Performance 9
8.5
Picture quality 8
7.5
Ergonomics 8
8.0
Build quality 8
8.0

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DP Review
3 March 2010
  • Conclusion: The HX1 presents a very attractive package to the potential buyer. The large and versatile zoom range that extends from moderate wide angle to extreme telephoto, the HD video recording, very fast continuous shooting speeds, and unique shooting modes all contained in a well built, mini-SLR style body...
  • Pros: Decent resolution for such an ambitious lens, Good color, generally accurate focus gives a high 'hit rate' even in auto mode, Huge photographic versatility with 28-560mm lens and auto macro mode, Image stabilization works well (and can be used in movie mode), Ultra fast 10 fps continuous shooting...
  • Cons: Pixel level quality not great; visible sharpening and NR artefacts, ISO 800 - 3200 noisy and of limited use, Noise reduction destroys fine detail at anything over ISO 400, effects visible at base ISO, Electronic view finder is low resolution and small, Focus hunts in low light situations, Lens zo...
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Steve's Digicams
10 February 2010
  • Summary: Sony's new Cybershot DSC-HX1 is one of the first Sony cameras to feature their new Exmor CMOS image processor. This sensor is combined with Sony's G-Lens to give you faster speeds and higher quality images, even in low-light.
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Digital Camera Review
15 October 2009
  • Summary: I first got my hands on Sony’s current flagship ultrazoom, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1 , all the way back at PMA 2009. A lot can change in the camera world in nine months, but when you’re talking about a point-and-shoot (albeit an expensive one) that can fire off full-res frames at a rate of ten per...
  • Pros: Extremely fast, Great panorama mode, 1080p HD video
  • Cons: Expensive, Tricky menus, EVF isn't the best
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Overall 6
6.3

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21 September 2009

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Digital Photography Now
8 August 2009
  • Excerpt: Sony did a great job of stealing the limelight here at PMA in Las Vegas with their innovative new bridge camera, the Cyber Shot DSC-HX1. It's a first in that Sony has endowed the HX1 with a CMOS sensor from the Sony Exmor sensor technology family, which their high-end Alpha DSLR models use.
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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1 review

Techworld
17 July 2009
  • Summary: The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1 is one of the new hybrid digital still cameras that can be used to shoot good quality video.
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Overall 9
8.5

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1 Review

Digitaltrends
24 June 2009
  • Conclusion: It’s hard to live up to great expectations, but as far as we’re concerned, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1 did just that. Is it a perfect camera? Hardly, since one hasn’t been invented.
  • Pros: Sweep panorama, 10 fps, 20x zoom
  • Cons: No RAW option
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Sony Cyber-Shot HX1

Digital Photography Interface
13 June 2009
  • Conclusion: Sony has made the Cyber-shot HX1 an apparently hip-looking camera to own – a digital SLR like design, huge 20X zoom lens with a tilting LCD, 10 FPS burst mode at full resolution, “full HD” movie mode (yeah right) as well as the much discussed ‘Sweep Panorama’ feature.
  • Pros: Acceptable image quality up to mid-sized prints/display; please use low ISOs and shoot outdoors too, Huge 20X optical zoom lens with image stabilization, Large, tilt-able 3 inch LCD with good visibility, Full manual controls, HD movie mode (1080p and 720p options available) with stereo sound and ...
  • Cons: Noise reduction and over-sharpening produces muddy photos, Proprietary and expensive Sony Memory Stick Duo cards, No image compression settings or RAW mode, No custom mode position on mode dial; ‘custom’ button can only be tasked to one of three limited functions, Electronic viewfinder size is be...
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Overall 9
8.7

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1

Camera Labs
1 June 2009
  • Summary: Sony’s Cyber-shot DSC-HX1 is a powerful super-zoom camera with some pretty unique features that allow it to stand out from the crowd. At the core is a flexible 20x optical zoom range taking you from 28mm wide-angle to serious 560mm telephoto, complete with effective image stabilisation.
  • Pros: Massive 20x range with 28mm wide angle., HD video at 1440x1080 with stereo sound., Ultra-fast 10fps continuous shooting., Vertically-tilting screen.
  • Cons: Burst mode ties-up camera for 18 seconds., No RAW or control over JPEG compression., Proprietary port and Memory Stick cards., Main menu system very slow to enter.
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Dc Resource
24 May 2009
  • Excerpt: The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1 ($499) is a super zoom camera that uses a CMOS sensor, rather than the CCD typically found on compact cameras. This 9.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor allows the HX1 to perform all kinds of tricks, including 10 frame/second continuous shooting, HD movie recording, a unique "sweep...
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