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: 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 ...
Excerpt: Если описанные минусы не напрягают, то по качеству оптики/функциям камера вполне достойная. Но лично меня задумчивость и неестественность цветопередачи на дисплее камеры не радуют. По сему - более такое творчество от Соней брать не буду...
Pros: Универсальность. При нормальном освещении - достойное качества фото, даже при оптическом зуме 15-20 крат. Видео - очень хорошего качества. При съемке в контровом свете встроенный HDR-режим в большинстве случаев дает достойную картинку. Камера удобно лежит в руке. Меню не вызывает нареканий.
Cons: Более 20 крат - мыло, практической пользы нет. Фото, отображаемые на дисплее, по цветопередаче и насыщенности цвета не имеют ничего общего с фотками на компьютере (даже с откалиброванным монитором), поэтому после съемки кадра не советую ориентироваться на картинку на мониторе камеры. Задумчивость после съемки кадра. Может висеть секунд 7-8, прежде чем можно будет сделать следующий кадр. Честно говоря, временами раздражает.