Reviews and Problems with Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30
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Get to know this camera--you'll be surprised at the capacity
Elmaz Abinader "elmaza", Amazon
18 March 2013
Summary: After I dropped and hurt my DSLR EOS, I knew I didn't want a big camera again, but i was addicted to the qualities, especially zoom capacity and ability to manipulate speed and aperture. I shoot under varying conditions, indoors and out. I read many reviews and although i was warned about the positioning of the pop up flash, I went ahead and purchased it. Since I have, a month ago, I have shot indoors, low light, at the beach, in the dark woods and from a distance.
Summary: I recently purchased this camera after having spent the last several weeks studying various small size super zoom digital cameras. [My Canon was pretty old (8 megapixels; 8.0 zoom; 2.8" LCD 420K (could not see in bright light); and very bulky] This camera was previously a little more expensive than what I was willing to spend and then when i spotted this product at Amazon at about $100 less than elsewhere, it was too good to pass up!
Summary: I gave this camera to my wife for Christmas and she loves it..It takes the best photos of any camera she has ever owned. She takes a lot of the family especially the grandkids and a lot of flower photos and this camera is great! Still haven't started using all of the options this camera has as yet, but I'm sure she will be an expert before too long.
Easy to transfer pics wirelessly; lots of shooting options; would be 5 stars but for flash location
Lawyer Lisa, Amazon
30 December 2012
Summary: I can't comment on pic quality when printed yet - just got it and still trying out the options. Main reason for the review is that I read a number of reviews where the person could not get the wireless transfer to work. I found it easy, although the instructions aren't clear at all. So here is what I did: 1. load Sony PlayMemories mobile on iPad (from App Store) 2. Take pictures 3. Select display mode on camera, hit the menu button.
Summary: I love the camers. It takes fantastic pictures even in low light and I have shaky hands. It does not come with an instruction manual, you have to go online and download one if you want one. They are not easy to read and understand and the camara is menu driven and hard to find your way through. It seemed to change it settings and I could not easly find how to change it back. I set the camers to simple and use it as a point and shoot and it is working well for me now.
Replacement for DSLR? Yes and no depending on your needs.
4 September 2012
Summary: I wanted to write this review for all those angst ridden camera buyers out there. I was one of you until very recently when I finally pulled the trigger on this camera. This is more about the use of the camera than the camera itself. Here's my situation which from what I've read, many are in similar circumstances so I hope this helps you. 1. I normally shoot a Nikon DSLR, carry a dedicated sling style bag loaded with a flash unit and a second zoom.
Excerpt: Most my shots are for indoor basketball/no flash .... shooting at 1/400 to 1/600 .... in gyms that range from mediocre to excellent lighting. In this genre, compact, high zoom .... I've used the Canon, Nikon, Fuji & Pansasonic variants. Nothing touches the HX30V for high ISO performance, At ISO 3200 it produces very usable photos up to 8 X 10 ( haven't tried greater enlargement).
Excerpt: For now use the DSC-HX9V detailed camera manual that is found on line. The cameras are similar enough that you can substitute untill sony gets the 30V manual up. One would think that since the cameras are so similar that making the necessary edits would be a piece of cake, but I guess not. I still would like to see a few more manual controls, so that it is not so menu driven. More than 2 aperatures in manual would be useful.