Super versatile and a lot of fun with a little practice
John Funatake "John F", Amazon
7 March 2011
Summary: I bought this camera for a trip to Italy. Over the course of three weeks I snapped 6500 pictures and a few dozen Video Clips. Battery life ran 2 1/2 hours with straight shots and about an hour with video. I strongly recommend a spare battery. I would turn off between shots to extend battery but I completely drained the battery in Rome and really would have liked another hour of battery (the third party battery on this page charges great and is a superb value).
Summary: This camera provides the best combination - Decent picture quality, Excellent HD video and 20x optical zoom. Build quality is great and battery life is good. I agree that picture quality will not match with DSLR but you need to spend a lot of money to buy a DSLR and telephoto IS lens to match the optical zoom of this camera.
Summary: I'm very pleased with my purchase. Great quality images. Great price, Very easy to use. A little bulky but it does fit well in hand. I absolutely love the panoramic setting when taking "nature" shots. I love the zoom, my kids don't look like ants on the field during their marching band competitions anymore. All in all a great product for the price. I recommend it to anyone who's a beginner, looking to get great quality images and video, with ease of use at a great price!
Summary: I have to say that my experience is good so far! When i received he camera(my 3rd digital cam)we were leaving the that morning to go to Disney's Magic Kingdom in Orlando,so i charged up the battery for approx. 1.5 hours,and although it wasn't fully charged up when i left home,the battery lasted the entire 6 hours that we spent there.Now,because i didn't get to peruse the camera or instructions,i simply set it to Intelligent Mode,and started to shoot away,and yes i have...
Summary: I love my HX1. If you want a point and shoot with loads of features this is the camera for you. I was slightly intimidated by all the features but I am learning to use them. This camera was an upgrade from my old Cyber-shot DSC. If you want an SLR then you should buy one but if you want a point and shoot that does EVERYTHING...this is the camera for you.
Summary: Just took it to Hawaii, and it worked like a pro. Used all the manual functions; so much better than a standard point-n-shoot. I wanted a SLR, my husband wanted a PNS, this brought our two worlds together. Love the panoramic function and beach mode. Love the video and big zoom, too. If we have to list a negative, it's that it takes longer to shut-down than our old PowerShot.
Summary: I am not a professional photographer but a mother who loves to photograph all the awesome things my family does. I bought the DSC-HX1 6 months ago, I had the Sony DSC-H10 for a couple years and it was really good, I was very pleased so when I went to upgrade I wanted to stay in the family because I already learned all the buttons on my old Sony and was very happy with it.