Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V Brief Review

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Specifications

  • 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: 2012-04-30
  • Final Grade: 89 B+

B+
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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V
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
By , Last updated on: 5/18/2014

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.


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