Reviews and Problems with Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30
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18 January 2013
Summary: Easy to use and pixx are beautiful. I bought this camera due to the fact that it was Wifi enabeled. The program it uses "Play Memories" has to sync with your cell and I have a Blackberry and I have tried every one of their mobile downloads but I cant download. Sony NEEDS to fix that glitch. So I guess all I have is another camera, allthough its a good one I cant do what I bought it for.
Summary: I've only had the camera for a couple of weeks and it seems very nice, but I have noticed a few things that I'm not happy about. When the flash pops up to take a picture, great, but it doesn't go back down. You are not supposed to push the flash down, so you have to turn the camera off so it will retract. Second, when you just want to view your pictures, it works great, but when you turn off the display, the camera goes on without me pushing the ON button.
Summary: What I liked: I brought this camera for my trip to Europe back in July, the camera does take really great pictures and even better pictures with the right settings, of course (IMO) the pictures are not as great as a DSLR but you can't quite compare the two. The videos were great as well very high quality; only thing I don't like is how Sony uses the AVCHD, and then it gets confusing on putting them onto a blu- ray disc or DVD.
Summary: I have a Sony HX-7V and wanted to step up to the more recent model. Very nice in many respects, however the battery seems to drain much faster than my HX-7V and many of the pictures that I take seem soft and lack some of the sharpness that I had on my HX-7V.
Summary: [May '12 Updated feature descriptions, but still two stars as a camera] [June '12 gave camera one more star - but still disappointed about wifi and other accessory features] Received the camera today and pretty happy with it after a day of shooting test stuff. Read the warning below about what you get versus the product description & advertisement.
Excerpt: I have the Sony HX30V, plus the Sony NEX-7, RX-100, and the older DSC-P150. After a couple of months of use, I am putting my Sony HX30V for sale on eBay. I am very, very happy with my other Sony cameras. But the HX30V hasn't endeared itself to me like my other Sonys. I'm sure the HX30V is just fine for its target audience. It is without a doubt a very capable point-and-shoot travel zoom. And it is the only camera I own with built-in wi-fi, which I have found useful.
Summary: After having done considerable research, I purchased this camera for my real estate business. While I typically use a Nikon D200 DSLR, I wanted something that would be more readily available. I was particularly intrigued by the sweep panorama for wide angle shots of interiors. It turns out that this camera has tons of great features and takes excellent photographs.
Excerpt: I just purchased this camera it may be a great camera if I can figure out how to use it efficiently. However the manual that is included in the box is next to useless! It is the same one that is downloadable from their site. I talked to Sony support and they where not at this time able to do anything about this. How can you put a camera on the market with such a poor instruction book?