Excerpt: This camera is excellent. Its an all weather model and works great outdoors. The quality of the images is perfect. Importing the images from the camera to the computer or other devices can be done on a touch of a button.
Excerpt: This Sony is without a doubt the best camera I have ever owned and I have owned many. I have recently taken it on a trip to San Francisco and it produced amazing crystal clear pictures. It has incredible features that are so much fun to mess around with. I am so glad that I decided to get this camera because it made picture taking so much easier. This camera has one of the best zooms I have ever seen. The battery lasts forever and it holds thousands of pictures.
Excerpt: With my old digital camera either the battery was going dead after 10 min or the card was filled up and when that perfect shot was calling out I couldn't take it. For my birthday my cats and husband bought me a Sony DSC-HX1 digital camera and I so love it and having a blast. This Digital camera is a 9.1 mega pixels/CMSO Sensor, 20X optical zoom, HD movie. I think this puppy could make coffee if it wanted to it does so much. It has a face/smile detection..
Excerpt: The Sony - Cybershot HX1 Digital Camera is the best camera I have ever owned. I have owned Canon cameras and Kodak cameras and this surpasses those by far. My husband bought this for me as a gift and I'm so glad he did. I probably never would have payed this much for a camera on my own, but it's worth it. I have 3 small children and I love this camera because it catches so much, so quickly. I can take tons of shots in no time so I have so many to choose from.
Excerpt: This camera is real top quality product. I got this camera in 2008 and it still takes care of everything that I want out of a camera. I am a picture addicted person who can take so many pictures at one function that some people call me crazy. So out of the 10's of thousands of pictures I have taken with this camera I have never really had a day where I do not like this camera.
Excerpt: Where do I begin with how much I love this camera?? It is absolutely amazing! I used to own several different types of cameras, and I knew Sony made excellent mp3 players but I didn't really think of them in regards to cameras a whole lot. I researched this camera a lot before I bought it and I was pretty sure I knew the camera inside and out by the time I clicked the "confirm order" button. And boy, was I not disappointed!
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!