Excellent High End, High ZOOM Power, Full Features
Oakland Z "StevenZ", Amazon
15 August 2014
Summary: The HX-30 and (20, 10 and later models too) are simply astounding for the class of camera called "Compact Super Zoom." While no match ultimately for a DSLR Micro Four Thirds system, this is a high end "point and shoot" camera that is perfect for what I got it for -- traveling or events where I want...
Summary: This camera was supposed to be our compromise - we wanted a better camera with a great zoom that wasn't too big to carry around. Nothing about it is a compromise. The colors are vivid, the zoom is amazing, and - for the first time ever - I can take pictures inside, at night, and get action shots...
Summary: This camera takes wonderful pictures and movies every time. I find that it's almost hard to take a bad picture with it. Detail and color rendition are superb. This camera has a mountain of features and capabilities. I confess to not having the time to explore all of them.
Summary: I would classify myself as a "serious picture-taker" more than an amateur photographer mainly because I'm more concerned with effectively capturing moments than focusing on the artistic qualities of photographs.
Outstanding! Zoom in on windows 7 viewer to bettter see sharpness. Stunning images on 13x19
9 March 2013
Summary: I am very impressed with this camera. The results I have seen so far on the computer are stunning. When previewing the images on windows photo view, the image is so large that you actually have to slightly zoom in to see and appreciate the sharpness of the lens.
Summary: I also own the Sony DSC-HX200v and it's hard to not compare the two.... Much of the performance is extremely similar to the 200v, but in a smaller easier to carry camera. The powered zoom is very adequate (20x optical, 40x ClearZoom), while the 200v is 50% longer.
Summary: I have tried many compact cameras that professed to be fully featured but this one far outshines all of them. The others have always managed to fall short in color rendition, sharpness, and shutter speed to name a few. The photos from this camera do not disappoint.
Summary: This camera: - It takes excellent crisp pictures - The video quality is breathtaking - It is surprisingly compact despite how many features it contains (20X Optical Zoom!) - I find the WiFi feature to be extremely useful, especially being able to send the pictures to my android phone - Battery life...
Summary: I purchased this camera in May 2012 after a disappointing run of similar cameras by SONY's competitors. About 800 shots later,I am pleased to say that this camera has continued to amaze me with the quality of photos in every situation I have used it in.