Reviews and Problems with Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20
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Luekutus, DP Review
8 January 2015
Excerpt: I loved this camera. The zoom, the GPS, the colors in the photos — everything I wanted in a compact camera. The problem was dust. There was so much debris on the sensor after less than a month of casual shooting that I had to send it off for cleaning. In the interim I actually bought a second camera of the exact same model thinking I might have had a defective unit, but the exact same issue occurred.
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: I am used to shooting with a DSLR, but I wanted something light and small that I could carry around with me. I chose this camera because it had the option to manually set the aperture, shutter speed, and ISO to a certain extent. I also chose this camera because the zoom is outstanding. Pro's: 1.The zoom is fantastic. You can be fully zoomed in and the picture quality is still good. 2.As long as you are taking a picture outside, the pictures should turn out great.
Summary: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V 18.2 MP Exmor R CMOS Digital Camera with 20x Optical Zoom and 3.0-inch LCD (Black) (2012 Model) Received as a gift. Wanted a camera that could catch pictures of very active grandchildren. So I was looking for a camera with minimal shutter delay and short shot to shot delay. This camera seemed a perfect fit and is one of the fastest small cameras that I have seen.
Excerpt: The 18 MP are irrelevant: the actual sharpness is disappointing, equivalent to a good 10MP only! There are many features to like in this camera - zoom range, quality of the LCD screen, the 'Auto Macro' function (all compact cameras should have it), 3 customized programs - but also a few shortcomings: burried ISO and exposure controls, only two apertures - maximum and ~+3IL.
Summary: I was looking for a small high-zoom camera that can double as an HD camcorder. My impressions so far are as follows: Pro's * The 20X zoom is good (but note that the minimum focal distance to your subject is about 6 feet when zoomed in all the way). * The image stabilizer in this camera does a good job of compensating for motion. * USB charging is convenient; I don't like carrying around a power adapter brick. * Battery life has been good so far.
Excerpt: I m looking for a new camera and visited the local electronic shop. There I checked the HX20V camera and i must say i was happy with the tests that I performed with the camera. This camera has 20xoptical zoom and that was the catch here because lot of brands just say zoom and offer the normal zoom which is poorer than optical zoom.
Excerpt: I have a DSC HX9V and have used it extensively - and largely happy with the camera in both still and movie format. I was hoping the new DSC-HX20V would have had a OLED screen for daylight use and USB3 connectivity and sufficient on board RAM to permit a number of single shots to be taken without a storage/write delay. Also would like to see a second button alongside the Custom button for 16:9 or 4:3 selection.
Summary: I think this a better video camera than a still camera due to the fact it cannot capture raw images. The image stabilisation is very good but the lack of an articulated screen means that it is slightly more awkward to use than a dedicated video camera. The practically none exsistant instruction booklet included is worse than useless, and the menu system somewhat confusing. Another thing worth mentioning is the screen image which tends to black out in sunny conditions.