Reviews and Problems with Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX100V
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MatreG, DP Review
25 May 2012
Excerpt: Photo quality is very good. 30x zoom is very handy. And 10fps burst mode is great. However, there are some major drawbacks. No RAW. Poor quality in low-light situations. Inability to focus when using the zoom to capture a macro-like shot. And the operational performance is sluggish... switching between shooting modes, or between playback and shooting. Overall I've learned to work with the shortcomings, and the photos I've taken come out great.
Summary: This camera was perfect for my line of business, used 5 days/week. The camera was working GREAT, purchased on Sept 15, 2011. One day last week I was 40 miles away from my office, taking pics of property, & screen flashed message "Turn power off & back on" error C:32:60. Wouldn't take another picture. Ruined my day. Logged in to Sony support, got Event ID # to ship the camera in for repairs. Got an email the next morn "We are sorry..... cancelled" so I did it again.
Summary: How good is the camera is one of the things that I cannot write more then the other reviewers have wrote about it. The only thing that I think sony did it wrong with this great came is the time that the camera takes between pushing the button and taking the pic, and the time that the camera takes to display the taken pic before being able to take another pic. The problem is there is no way to disable this function through the settings!!!!!!!!
Summary: The large zoom range and the fast shutter speed sold me on the HX100. I purchased it and immediately took pictures to test the various features. It was fall around here and the leaves had started turning colors and we had some beautiful weather. So I was able to test most of the features of the camera. I was pleased with the ease of use. I was able to get excellent pictures of most anything in bright sunlight.
Summary: OK, My quest for the perfect camera began 1 year ago. I had a simple Canon SD750, which I thought was a good digital camera. I didn't know anything about DSLRs or super zooms - I thought those big cameras were 35mm. Anyway, I was at party where someone had a Panasonic FZ28. I really liked it. I didn't know there were cameras that had such high zoom. And so my camera education began.... After A LOT of research, I bought a Panasonic FZ35. I had this camera for 10 months.
Summary: I was so excited to get this camera. I'm not an ultimate photographer, but I like to play one on the weekend. This camera takes great pictures. This zoom is excellent and the colors quality is equally impressive. Now to the reason I only gave it 3-star and ultimately returned it... the burst mode. I take a large majority of my pictures in burst mode. This camera stalls to record the images at the end of every burst set taken.
Summary: This is an interesting camera. Strengths- 1. good image quality, nearly on par with a 4/3 at low iso's (provided you dial back the noise suppression and do a bit of work in gimp or photoshop). No raw output, but with the noise reduction at minimum I don't think you loose much,given the sensor size. focus is accurate and fast. Color balance is a cut above, Saturation is just a tad high but not bad. 2. that lens!! No need to buy/carry extra expensive lenses.
Excerpt: Becoming a serious birdwatcher, I knew its time for a megazoom to satisfy myself..and how HX100V fits in like a glove!...to get 30x in a DSLR setup + lenses is just not economical for me at the moment...I bought this camera after researching / comparing /analysing whats in the megazoom market for about 2months.. I earlier had a Kodak Z8612IS for two years, which had good features for an amateur i am...
HX100V Competes Well In Its Class Despite Weaknesses
29 July 2011
Summary: I purchased this camera after previously owning a Canon SX30 that struggled focusing. As an amateur nature photographer, it was frustrating to miss so many shots, even though I realize smaller subjects like birds present quite a challenge for these cameras. Because I'm hiking through varying lighting conditions, I run the risk of missing my fleeting subjects entirely if I stop to change settings, so an excellent auto mode is a must.
Summary: I had this camera for a few days and my initials trials were satisfactory. However, I have one warning that was not pointed out by the other reviewers. The PMB software that comes with the camera does not work on the Mac. There is a "light" version of this software for the Mac, but it only handles the basic import and display of pictures, it does not handle video or 3D pictures at all. I had a second computer that runs Windows XP-64 bit and ...