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Sony DSC-HX20V
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Sony DSC-HX20V Digital Camera

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High-performance Cyber-shot with powerful 20x zoom and macro shooting 18.2 effective megapixels Exmor R CMOS sensor: Highly efficient sensor design works with BIONZ processor to reduce image noise... More
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14 Reasons For

Nine Industry Awards

This digital camera has received nine awards from camera experts.

This Sony digital camera was given a "Recommended" award by Ephotozine, M3.idg.se and Pcactual.com all of whom thought that this camera was good.

Furthermore, the reviewer at Buy-n-shoot.com wrote that this Sony camera was terrific and gave it a "Gold" award and it received an "Editor's Choice" award from Optyczne.pl who concluded it was fantastic.

Digital Versus and 01net.com both gave this Sony camera a "5 Star" award and PhotographyBlog.com gave it an "Essential" award.

The editor of one more expert review site concluded that this Sony camera was good. This Sony digital camera received a "5 Star" award from Les Numeriques.com.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

Based on thirty-four expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, DP Review and Ephotozine this camera has an average expert rating of 84 out of 100. This means that digital camera experts think this Sony camera is one of the very best cameras of this age and spec.

Good Size

Some Sony DSC-HX20V reviewers who reviewed this digital camera mentioned that it was compact. Pcmag.com wrote in their review of the Sony DSC-HX20V on expert website PC Mag “The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V ($399.99 direct) is a compact point-and-shoot¬†camera¬†with a long 20x zoom lens”. Pcmag.com also said “GPS into one decidedly svelte camera”. Pcmag.com also mentioned “It's one of the more expensive compact superzoom models you'll find.”.

One person who reviewed the product concluded that it was a good body shape. Ephotozine.com said on expert website Ephotozine four years ago “The body has a firm, solid build, but”.

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Good Quality Lens

Ten Sony DSC-HX20V reviewers considered that the Sony DSC-HX20V had a good zoom. Expert review site Dcresource.com said “Conclusion The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V is a very good travel zoom camera that offers a great selection of auto modes, some very useful bells”. Expert review site Cnet.co.uk mentioned in their review of this digital camera “A long zoom, decent resolution”. Four years ago Techradar.com said in their review of this digital camera “The chief selling point here remains the ideal compromise between the broad zoom range and compact dimensions”.

A few customers who purchased this digital camera said that it had a good lens. Expert review site Cnet.com.au rated it 4 stars and wrote “Offering a wide range of features from a 20x optical zoom lens to excellent low-light modes” in their review of this digital camera.

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Good Quality Pictures

Some people who bought the Sony DSC-HX20V mentioned that it was able to produce good images. Expert review site Pcmag.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “The 18-megapixel shooter captures sharp photos, does well in dimmer light” and gave it a score of 4 stars. Digitalversus.com said in their review on Digital Versus “Takes great pictures”.

A number of Sony DSC-HX20V owners wrote in their reviews that the Sony DSC-HX20V had a good picture resolution.

Several customers who bought this digital camera reckoned that it had a good image sensor. Expert website Smh.com.au said “This camera has an 18-megapixel sensor and an image-stabilised 25mm-500mm (film equivalent) lens”. Expert review site Digit.in wrote “The Sony Cyber-shot HX20V packs an impressive sensor”.

One Sony DSC-HX20V reviewer mentioned in their reviews that the product was good in low light.

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Good Technical Features

A few Sony DSC-HX20V owners who bought the Sony DSC-HX20V wrote that it had good features. Whatdigitalcamera.com said on expert website What Digital Camera “Sony has a knack of cramming its Cyber-shot series with a whole host of imaging gadgetry, as well as a range of cutting edge features”. Cnet.co.uk mentioned on expert website CNET.co.uk “The HX20V comes close to being the perfect traveller's camera, with a high resolution, long zoom and built-in geotagging features that put your pictures on the map” in their Sony DSC-HX20V review and gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100. Four years ago expert website Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned “A fantastic array of innovative and genuinely useful features.”.

Good Connectivity

A few people said that this digital camera had gps. Photographyblog.com said on PhotographyBlog.com four years ago “A 20x 25-500mm lens, built-in GPS tracking, full 1080i high-definition video with stereo sound”. In the same month expert website Smh.com.au said “There is GPS built in and the 75mm LCD is a fine, bright, high-definition viewer” in their review. Digit.in wrote “The longest zoom range in a travel zoom and an on-board gps chip for easy geotagging” in their review of the Sony DSC-HX20V.

Robust

Three Sony DSC-HX20V owners said that the product was well made. One customer who reviewed the Sony DSC-HX20V reckoned that it was strong and durable. Cnet.co.uk mentioned “Rugged good looks” in their Sony DSC-HX20V review.

Sony Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

Sony has good average reviews for its cameras as well as across its entire digital camera range.

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Good Geotagging

A number of customers wrote in their reviews that the product had good geotagging.

Easy to Use

A few Sony DSC-HX20V reviewers who bought it said that it was easy to use. Expert review site Stuff.tv said in their review of this digital camera “17PM We think a compact camera should be easy to use in any situation, fast to react”. Stuffmideast.com wrote four years ago “A superb compact that's ready for anythingWe think a compact camera should be easy to use in any situation, fast to react” in their Sony DSC-HX20V review.

Nice Design

One Sony DSC-HX20V owner who reviewed the Sony DSC-HX20V wrote that it was smooth. Smh.com.au said “Zoom action is smooth” in their Sony DSC-HX20V review.

One Sony DSC-HX20V reviewer mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was good looking. Expert review site Gizmodo.com.au mentioned in their review of this digital camera “It can produce some truly beautiful images that capture a solitary moment of fun, sadness or passion, ready to be shared to friends or printed on glossy paper”.

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Good Video Capture

One Sony DSC-HX20V reviewer concluded that it was good for video recording.

Good Product Quality

One customer who bought it wrote that it was good quality. Four years ago Ephotozine.com mentioned on Ephotozine “Image quality is good”.

9 Reasons Against

Poor Support

Several people who reviewed the Sony DSC-HX20V wrote that it did not have good technical guidance.

Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The Sony DSC-HX20V does not have an image stabiliser. Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age also do not have an image stabiliser.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most of the other cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DSC-HX20V, the DSC-HX20V does not support Full HD video.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to the DSC-HX20V, the Sony DSC-HX20V does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

Like most of the other cameras of this age and spec, the DSC-HX20V does not support video recording.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The DSC-HX20V does not have a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DSC-HX20V also do not have a built-in flash.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec, the DSC-HX20V is not waterproof.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec, the Sony DSC-HX20V is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Most cameras that were released around the same time as the DSC-HX20V do not have a GPS. The DSC-HX20V is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS.

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1 Other reason to consider the Sony DSC-HX20V

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Sony released the DSC-HX20V.

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9 Awards

PhotographyBlog.com Essential Ephotozine Recommended Digital Versus 5 Star buy-n-shoot.com Gold Les Numeriques.com 5 Star 01net.com 5 Star optyczne.pl Editor's Choice M3.idg.se Recommended pcactual.com Recommended

Expert Reviews

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12 November 2012

When it comes to the digital camera market, there are many cameras that provide similar specifications and image quality. The Sony Cyber-Shot DSC HX20V is no exception to these specifics and the...

Buy-n-shoot.com

1 September 2012

There's no doubt the fixed lens compact camera market has been hard hit by the quality and convenience of the smartphone and its use for everyday snapping.The photo industry's response is an... Read more…

24 August 2012

A superb compact that's ready for anythingWe think a compact camera should be easy to use in any situation, fast to react and if it can make a camcorder redundant, so much the better. Sony ?s... Read more…

The Sony CyberShot DSC-HX20V is a more capable and more refined version of our favourite travel-zoom camera from 2011, the HX9V, with a longer lens, higher resolution and extra features helping to...

PhotographyBlog.com

5 July 2012

With its Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V, Sony packs a long 20x zoom lens and GPS into one decidedly svelte camera. It's one of the more expensive compact superzoom models you'll find, but all those features...

1 July 2012

The Sony Cybershot DSC HX20V is a powerful camera with plenty of features packed into a compact body. These include 20x zoom, High Definition Movies with stereo sound and Manual Exposure Controls.... Read more…

Sony has a knack of cramming its Cyber-shot series with a whole host of imaging gadgetry, as well as a range of cutting edge features. The latest model in the range - the Sony HX20V - is no... Read more…

20 June 2012

Conclusion The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V is a very good travel zoom camera that offers a great selection of auto modes, some very useful bells and whistles, limited manual controls, blazing...

18 June 2012

Photography has always been one of those art forms that truly astonishes me. It can produce some truly beautiful images that capture a solitary moment of fun, sadness or passion, ready to be... Read more…

12 June 2012

The chief selling point here remains the ideal compromise between the broad zoom range and compact dimensions, and on the Sony Cyber-shot HX20V such far-reaching scope as afforded by a 25-500mm...

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