Reviews and Problems with Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20
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Dust on sensor
Marika M "rubberduck", Amazon
25 October 2013
Summary: The camera is a nice size and has nice functions, however it lacks on quality in manufacturing as it gets dust on the sensor - in my case after 10 months, and I have seen other reports even earlier. I am not yet sure what I will do, but feel very disappointed that this Sony not of higher quality.
Excerpt: This is my 6. digicam. Zoom and picture quality are really great, it would be the best travel camera I ever had. BUT... despite always using a camera bag and taking the camera out only for taking pictures, putting it back right away, and despite being a careful owner trying to keep the camera away from wind, dust, etc. ...
I would recommend this camera for everyday shoots but no raw limits it.
6 August 2013
Summary: The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V is a good little camera for those who just want a point and shoot camera. For those who ask for more control over shooting parameters, perfect images and for commercial use, this Sony is not the right camera for you. The absence of RAW image ability and the small sensor makes this camera a good but not great camera. Yes, It has 18.2 mega pixels. That is not going to insure a great image. The sensor is just too small for the 18.2 mega pixels.
Summary: I wanted a good camera that I would be able to bring into concerts. This camera is small enough to fit in my pocket, and take takes great shots. The price was very reasonable, and I am extremely happy with my purchase.
Summary: My second camera like this, as I dropped the first one into salt water, (don't recommend this!) and OH.....ruined it!! This purchase was a replacement for the other one. Love this little camera. Has great picture quality and lots of whistles and bells. I own a larger Nikon digital, but use this little one the most. Very versatile camera. I highly recommend.
Excerpt: I tested out this camera for 3 days and although I ended up going for a higher end model (at twice the price) I must say I was impressed with how much was packed into this little camera for such a low price. The grip is excellent and the camera feels solid in your hand. Unfortunately the only gripe I have is with the quality of the buttons which feel a bit cheap.
Summary: I searched for a camera for over a year and finally settled on this model. It has all of the features I wanted and then some. I haven't found anything that I dislike about my new camera. This wasn't the newest model but the newer models did not have all of the features that I wanted.
Summary: For the last few years I've been using the Panasonic DMC-ZS3 (12x optical zoom) which I loved. Great zoom, great video, fit easily in my pocket, nice auto mode and nice macro. Many hundreds of family shots, parties, vacations, never let me down. A few months ago, I bought an Olympus XZ-1 (here at Amazon, a "used like new" for <$200). I used it at a few parties, and for my daughter's prom and graduation.