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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20
7.8 out of 10

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20

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Overall 8
7.6

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX20V: Review

Review guidelines
25 June 2013
  • Summary: The Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX20V is a beautiful compact camera equipped with modern and advanced features that allow you to get some of the effects that we can get with a digital SLR.
  • Pros: Full HD 50p 18.2 MP Exmor R sensor, 20x optical zoom, Smile Shutter, GPS and compass; Clear Image Zoom 40x; XtraFine TruBlack LCD display, 3D functions; Face detection.
  • Cons: Battery Pack and Price.
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

PC Magazine
8 October 2012
  • Conclusion: With its Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V, Sony packs a long 20x zoom lens and GPS into one decidedly svelte camera. It's one of the more expensive compact superzoom models you'll find, but all those features along with high performance warrant the price.
  • Pros: Sharp images. Good high ISO performance. GPS. Long zoom range. Shoots stills while recording video.
  • Cons: Expensive.
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Overall 7
7.4

Expert Review

DP Review
16 September 2012
  • Summary: The Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V features great automatic shooting modes (plus limited manual controls), several gimmicky-sounding features that are actually useful, a GPS that works quietly in the background, and 1080/60p movie mode.
  • Pros: Good photo quality for target audience, Packs a 20X zoom lens into a compact body, Optical image stabilization, with 3-way 'active mode' for movies, Super-sharp 3-inch LCD display, Very snappy performance, especially autofocus, Good set of manual controls, which include white balance fine-tuning ...
  • Cons: Lots of detail smudging, even at ISO 100, Tends to underexpose; highlight clipping can be an issue at times, Redeye a problem, though it can be removed in playback mode, Only two apertures to choose from at any one time; no shutter or aperture priority modes, or RAW support, No manual controls in...
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Overall 9
8.5
Design 9
9.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 9
8.5
Performance 9
8.5
Picture quality 9
8.5

Sony Cyber-shot HX20V Review

What Digital Camera
27 June 2012
  • Summary: While there’s no denying that the Sony HX20V is feature-laden advanced compact capable of producing good images, it’s not without it’s flaws. The model’s lens could be better specified, while the lack of Raw capture is a disappointment – two key features when considering a compact nearing the £300...
  • Pros: Design, full specification, usability
  • Cons: Exposure issues, lack of Raw capture
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX20V Review

Digital Photography School
10 May 2012
  • Excerpt: First there was the HX5V, then HX9V … now the HX20V. So we’ve gone from a 10x zoom camera to a 15x, and finally a 20x zoom compact digicam. I happily use the earlier HX5V as an everyday camera, for holidays and occasionally for shots of review cameras.
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony HX20V review

T3
10 September 2012
  • Summary: Is the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX20V the travel zoom camera of the year?
  • Pros: Pocket friendly dimensions, Sharp shots at maximum zoom, Lots of manual options
  • Cons: Pricey, Loss of focus at edge of frame, Barrel distorition
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony HX20V review

TechRadar UK
12 June 2012
  • Summary: 18.2MP travel compact with a 20x optical zoom, Full HD movies and GPS
  • Pros: Broad zoom range, Solid build, GPS and panorama stitching, Easy to use, Sharp, colourful results, A high-quality metal construction including padded rubberised grip provides a firm hold when shooting towards the telephoto end of the zoom, which, when coupled with SteadyShot image stabilisation, m...
  • Cons: Expensive RRP, Some barrel distortion at times, Loss of highlights at times, Aside from the odd performance niggle, the £349/$398 asking price of the Sony Cyber-shot HX20V is the issue here; it is on the high side. This money would alternatively buy you a bridge camera with an even larger zoom, s...
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony Cyber-shot HX20V

Trusted Reviews
18 May 2012
  • Summary: If you're looking for a feature-rich travel compact then this 20x model from Sony is well worth a closer look.
  • Pros: Huge zoom range offers plenty of flexibility, Plenty of useful shooting modes and features, Good image quality - especially at lower ISO settings, Stylish and well-built
  • Cons: Menu navigation can take a bit of getting used to, AVCHD video options may confuse some users
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX20V Digital Camera Review

ePHOTOzine
10 May 2012
  • Excerpt: Sony announced the Cybershot DSC-HX20V in February 2012, a premium digital compact camera, with its headline features being an 18.2 megapixel sensor and 20x optical zoom lens. It is available in black and brown for £379.00.
  • Pros: Feature packed, Image quality is good, Solid body, Excellent battery life, Decent noise performance up to ISO 3200, Good colour reproduction, Panoramas are free of stitching issues
  • Cons: Most settings rely on navigating in menus rather than buttons, Occasional purple fringing and chromatic aberration, Red-eye in portrait shots, Fairly expensive
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony Cyber-shot HX20V

Pocket Lint
9 May 2012
  • Conclusion: The HX20V is a top travel zoom camera, but it’s just too expensive. Just shy of £400 is about £100 more than the Canon PowerShot SX260, and £70 more than the Panasonic Lumix TZ30’s launch price.
  • Pros: Big zoom range, small body size, super-fast autofocus, great auto modes, GPS, well built, easy to use
  • Cons: Much pricier than the competition, no aperture or shutter priority, wide-angle suffers sharpness and purple fringing issues to edges, menus can be a little slow to react, shot-to-shot time could be faster
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