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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

We've given the HX20V a grade of B+.
This product is ranked
43rd of 68 in Over 16 Megapixels Digital Cameras
28th of 46 in Sony Digital Cameras
16th of 37 in Travel Zoom Digital Cameras

Editor's Review

The HX20V is Sony's midrange travel zoom camera, and comes with the same lens and essentially the same feature set as the more expensive HX30V. A 20x zoom fits in a pretty small body that, with its 18 megapixel CMOS sensor, performs surprisingly well in low light. Images can be soft when looked at closely, but overall the sensor pulls more detail out of a scene than Sony's prior 16 megapixel iterations. Focus speed as well as burst speeds are among the fastest on the market, too, which helps make up for the lack of RAW. In summary, a great package that competes with the best of the travel zooms. The only difference between the two cameras is the HX30's addition of WiFi.


  • 18.2 megapixel BSI CMOS sensor
  • 20X optical zoom with 25mm wide-angle
  • 1080 HD video with stereo sound
  • 3-inch LCD
  • GPS tracker and compass
  • Optical image stabilization
  • Manual modes
  • Release Date: Apr 30, 2012

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V Reviews

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V Reviews by Digital Camera-HQ Users

Sony has been a leader in the market for consumer electronics for the past 30 years. Sony has made cameras that are ideal for casual users, hobbyists, and professional photographers through their dedication to using the most up to date technology with a sleek and minimal style, resulting in an end result of the highest quality.

The Latest Innovation in Sony Digital Cameras

In September 2012, Sony announced the release of its latest camera, the Cybershot DSC-RX1. This is the world's first full-frame compact digital camera, according to Sony. A 24.3 megapixel full-frame sensor attached to a capable 35mm f2 lens makes this camera very desirable. Being able to produce professional quality photos in a small package that fits in your pocket ensure the popularity of this camera.

Two of the best digital cameras by Sony of 2012 as indicated by consumer ratings include the following:

* Sony Cybershot HX30V: This Sony digital camera produces fantastic photos and video in a very compact yet flexible package perfect for travel. The 18.2 megapixel camera is known for its fast performance, including full HD video capture and very fast continuous burst mode, as well as features like a GPS tracker.
* Sony Cybershot HX200V: This model is rated by consumers as one of Sony's best digital cameras because of its very large 35x optical zoom and fast burst mode. Without RAW capture, it's clear that Sony is aiming the camera at a more amateur market than some of the competition. The HX200's image quality is rated from good to excellent in Sony digital camera reviews, and video quality is among the best available.

Sony has a wide range of digital cameras suitable for photographers of any skill level, and reviews of most of the cameras offered by Sony can be found on this site. No matter what Sony digital camera you choose, you will be pleased with the photos and videos you make.

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