Excerpt: With so many options out there, it can become a daunting task to pick a good superzoom that's priced right. Sony manages to enamor us with its new superzoom offering – the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1, with really good performance, and a plethora of features, but a slightly hefty pricetag. To begin with, the DSC-HX1 is on the tinier side at 115 x 83 x 92 mm, but it weighs quite a bit at 544 grams.
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 all go some way to tugging at your purse strings.
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 mode (limited to 10 frames), Fast focus for a camera of this type, HD video capture with high quality stereo sound, Unique sweeping panorama mode, In-camera image stacking fo...
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 zooming action quite slow, Takes a long time to turn on and off, Continuous shooting locking you out for up to 17 seconds can be quite frustrating, Quite expensive, Uses Memory ...
Excerpt: The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1 is one of the new hybrid digital still cameras that can be used to shoot good quality video. At its core, the Cyber-shot DSC-HX1 is an advanced compact camera, but it's capable of shooting video at the full high-definition (Full HD) resolution of 1,920-x-1,080. It has a massive 20x zoom lens and lots of manual features to play with, but it can be a little awkward to use.
Pros: Excellent viewfinder; 20x zoom; useful in-camera panorama mode; can shoot Full HD video
Cons: Noisy images; photos lack clarity when viewed at their full size; shutter button does not have a distinct step for focusing; body feels too narrow; LCD screen does not rotate
Conclusion: If you are looking for a truly fully featured digital camera then the Sony Cybershot DSC HX1 ticks most boxes. I like the innovation in the area of shooting wide photos, plus all the other controls. The layout of the camera controls and buttons is good too. Throw in picture quality and you have a camera that is hard to beat.
Pros: High Definition movies, burst shooting speeds, manual exposure controls, layout of buttons and controls, flexibility of lens, wide shooting options
Sony's Cyber-shot DSC-HX1 is a hybrid digital camera that can shoot 9-megapixel still shots, as well as 1920x1080 videos!
Good Gear Guide.au
30 March 2010
Summary: If you want an advanced compact with a big zoom and if don't plan on making big prints of your photos then the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1 is worth considering. However, you will have to get used to its odd physical characteristics (such as the poor shutter button, narrow width and non-rotating LCD screen).
Pros: Excellent viewfinder, 20x zoom, useful in-camera panorama mode, can shoot Full HD video
Cons: Noisy images, photos lack clarity when viewed at their full size, shutter button does not have a distinct step for focusing, body feels too narrow, LCD screen does not rotate
Excerpt: Le Sony HX1 est un appareil reprenant la technologie EXMOR (capteur CMOS et non plus CCD) permettant de grandes vitesses d'acquisition. Ce capteur particulier offre de nombreuses possibilités : - il assure une prise de vue en rafale de 10 i/s pendant 10 secondes (soit une rafle de 100 vues) à 9 MP (le capteur en fait 12 en natif, mais "n'utilise" pas tous ces pixels) - il permet un assemblage de 6 vues pour garantir une netteté optimale - il possède une fonction...
Pros: Performances du capteur, Amplitude du zoom, Vidéo HD, L'écran orientable
Conclusion: Sony wprowadził na rynek swój nowy model klasy superzoom. Można powiedzieć, że nie tylko zoom jest "super" – podobnie można określić też nową zastosowaną w tym aparacie technologię wykonywania zdjęć panoramicznych. A więc HX1 to superzoom z super panoramą. Kolejną nowością jest też oryginalny tryb zdjęć nocnych. Możesz dzięki niemu możesz wykonywać zdjęcia w bardzo trudnych warunkach oświetleniowych przy wysokiej czułości.