Reviews and Problems with Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20
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Excellent camera with more features & better images than a point-and-shoot
3 weeks ago
Summary: This is a wonderful camera packed with all of the features that I need. I am an advanced amateur photographer that likes to take quick photos at times, but I also enjoy carefully setting up more creative photos or taking photos under demanding conditions where auto settings frequently fail to accurately capture an image. I regularly enlarge my photos to 11 x 14 and 16 x 20 for framing and this camera provides sufficient resolution for prints of this size.
I will try to find the exact same camera when my new one gives out.
16 September 2014
Summary: This is an awesome camera! When my first Sony finally gave out I went on ebay to buy the exact same camera. My favorite feature is the close ups I take of flowers and bees. They are amazing. Refresh time is pretty quick too. Love all the options this camera has. It takes overall awesome pictures.
Summary: It is my second unit of this camera at home. It has got some worthy features over the previous HX9v that I also still own, horizon indicator for avoiding unbalanced pictures -wonder how I can make so many of my pics tilted when I swear I am doing them right!- , some effects with colours and good Hd video that makes our recordings like living in Directv! Hd video is really good!!
Not Bad for the Price but Canon Powershot SX700 HS Better
26 May 2014
Summary: I dropped my Canon Powershot S80 & got this to replace it. I was looking for the widest (24-25 mm) with good zoom in a compact camera. However, I'm not a "true' camera person & don't want to do my own settings mostly. (The Canon Powershot SX50 hs got the best reviews but at 19.4 oz, I just can't live with that big/heavy a camera.) Note: I first tried the Panasonic LUMIX DMC-ZS19.
Summary: Great picture with all the bells and whistles for control. Actually too much for a novice. But if you know what you need, you definitely can tweak it for a fantastic picture. Great pictures straight out of the camera. Video is not too bad. Only thing I am not fan of the the placement of the flash. Little awkward and not ergonomically designed, Otherwise, I recommend it especially if you can get a deal.
Summary: I have had this camera for about two years now, and it is wonderful. It's small and lightweight, so it doesn't look intimidatingly huge like the cameras with foot-long lenses, but it takes amazing photos with great zoom. One of my favorite features is the ability to take photos while videoing a scene. Perfect for recitals, sporting events, graduations. I have tried out all of the modes available, and it is truly one of the best buys I have ever made.
Summary: I upgraded to the HX20V from the HX9V. Many other reviewers have written plenty on the model so I would only say one thing: The biggest issue I have is that this one is also slow in processing and the wait is frustrating when good shots have been missed time and again. Not to mention under strong sunlight you could not see anything with the 3" screen. This is a common issue with all the point-n-shoot cameras without a good old view finder.
Summary: This is our first Sony camera. I read other reviews and thought given the features this one offeres we would give it a try. Thus far we are very happy with the camera. It offers a lot of idiot-proof options. The one thing I wish all cameras came with was a cheat sheet to find the features though. The tech manual that came with the camera stinks. I had to go to Sony's page to find the real one. Also, if you are like me, you tend hold the camera with both hands.
Summary: I absolutely love this camera. I had a older version of this camera and loved it too, but when video taping I could not zoom in or out, which was disappointing. This version is sleeker, zooms better and you can change the zoom while video taping. I have had big nicer cameras and videos in the past ,yes the expensive ones are much more capable than a small camera but who has the room to fit that in a purse or even juggling with all that bulky equipment.
Summary: I was looking for a smaller backup camera to my larger DSLR which is much heavier and bulkier. Although the smaller compact digital cameras are not as versatile as a good DSLR they nonetheless offer a lot of flexibility and convenience as well as pretty good quality images so long as you dont want to enlarge them to large. My HX20v at the time had the specs that I wanted and liked and the reviews were very favorable.