Reviews and Problems with Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX100V
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Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX100V Review
25 June 2013
Summary: The Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX100V is one of the last Bridge cameras from Sony with technical features of the latest generation is able to provide the end user of the tremendous performance gains with less effort if necessary.
Pros: GPS and compass; Exmor R ™ CMOS sensor 16.2 effective megapixels, 30x optical zoom; Panorama 3D, 1080i Full HD movie; TruBlack LCD XtraFine.
Excerpt: The Sony DSC HX100V from Sony is a feature-rich ultra-zoom camera, offering 30x optical zoom along with an EVF, an articulated screen and even Sony’s specialised EXMOR-R sensor which claims to provide exceptional performance in low-light situations.
Summary: The HX100V combines abundant external control points, DSLR-style ergonomic handling and an extremely versatile 30x zoom range. Image quality is better than average for a compact-sized sensor.
Pros: Good image quality for its class with pleasing colors and contrast, Extremely versatile zoom range, Excellent video quality and stereo microphone, Good ergonomic handling experience with well-placed external control points, Generally good metering and accurate WB, Reliable AF performance for its ...
Cons: Slow startup time, Sluggish operational speed, Cannot adjust placement of the zoom area in MF magnification mode, Self-timer cancelled after each exposure, Color mode options not available when shooting video
Excerpt: We write a lot about DSLRs and ILCs here, and all of the advantages of interchangeable lenses. But many people yearn for a camera with a built-in, long-range zoom lens that covers wide-angle to supertele—and that doesn’t cost a thousand dollars or more.
Excerpt: About this time last year I fell upon a Sony DSC-HX5V compact digicam with great glee, buying one to use for my family picture making. It has since traveled with us on all our excursions, elegantly and easily recording our trips as HD movies.
Summary: The Sony Cyber-shot HX100V is a 16 Megapixel super-zoom with a 30x stabilised optical zoom lens and a 3 inch flip-up LCD screen with 921 thousand pixel resolution. Sony's first new super-zoom for nearly two years has a job on its hands to compete with the best-selling Canon PowerShot SX30 IS as well...
Pros: Excellent 16 Megapixel image quality., 1080p50/60 HD video., Dual-mode focus/zoom ring., Fast 10fps burst shooting., Built-in GPS receiver.
Cons: No RAW mode., No hotshoe for external flash., Badly designed lens cap.
Summary: As a brand new release, the HX100V costs around £429 (May 2011). Given the inclusion of GPS there was always going to be an extra £30 or so additional cost compared to similar competitor models.
Pros: Dual manual zoom/focus ring, GPS
Cons: Fine image quality detail at 100%, no Raw capture
Excerpt: Sony's HX100V features a brand new 16.2Mp, back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor. This new sensor is able to capture large 4608x3456px JPEGs, as well as full 1080HD video. On the front sits a 30x optical zoom lens (27-810mm), and this offers Sony's Optical SteadyShot lens-shift image stabilisation.