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Sony DSC-HX20V
Sony DSC-HX20V
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Sony DSC-HX20V Digital Camera

Nine industry awards
Reasonably priced
Poor support
52 Reviews + 9 Awards
buy-n-shoot.com Gold Digital Versus 5 Star Ephotozine Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Essential

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Reviews

Nine Industry Awards

Experts in digital cameras love this camera and have given it nine awards.

This Sony digital camera received a "Recommended" award from review sites Ephotozine, M3.idg.se and Pcactual.com all of whom said that this digital camera was good.

In addition, this camera received a "Gold" award from review website Buy-n-shoot.com and website Optyczne.pl wrote that it was marvellous and gave it an "Editor's Choice" award.

The writers at three other expert review sites all wrote that this digital camera was good. 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 other expert review site decided that this camera was good. This Sony digital camera received a "5 Star" award from Les Numeriques.com.

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Good Expert Reviews

This camera has an average expert rating of 84% based on thirty-four expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera, DP Review and Ephotozine. Experts think this digital camera is one of the very best cameras of this type and age.

Good User Reviews

This digital camera has an average user rating of 87 out of 100 based on 6 user reviews. 5 reviewers gave this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 83% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Good Brand

We checked 23,045 user and expert reviews (including 196 verified purchases) for Sony digital cameras and found that on average Sony has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Sony has good reviews specifically within its digital cameras range. 83% of those that bought a Sony digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Design

Easy to Use

Three owners mentioned in their reviews that the Sony DSC-HX20V was easy to use. Expert review site Stuffmideast.com said “A superb compact that's ready for anythingWe think a compact camera should be easy to use in any situation, fast to react” and scored the product 6 stars. Stuff.tv mentioned “17PM We think a compact camera should be easy to use in any situation, fast to react” in their review of this digital camera and gave this digital camera a score of 8 stars.

One customer who reviewed it thought it was easy to use the menus. Vactioner mentioned on Walmart.com “I love the different scene settings” in their review of the Sony DSC-HX20V.

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Nice Design

Two customers said in their reviews that it was good looking. Gizmodo.com.au said “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” in their review of the Sony DSC-HX20V and gave it a rating of 6 stars. Ladybfree said four years ago “I also enjoy taking photos of my pets and OMG, just beautiful” in their review of this digital camera and gave it a rating of 8 stars.

One customer wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was smooth. Expert website Smh.com.au said in their review of this digital camera “Zoom action is smooth”.

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Robust

Three customers who reviewed this digital camera thought it was well made. Expert review site Smh.com.au said “There is GPS built in and the 75mm LCD is a fine, bright, high-definition viewer” in their review of this digital camera and scored the product 5 stars. Five years ago Ephotozine.com wrote in their review of the Sony DSC-HX20V on expert website Ephotozine “The body has a firm, solid build, but” and gave it a score of 6 stars.

One person thought it was strong and durable. Cnet.co.uk wrote on CNET.co.uk “Rugged good looks”.

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Good Product Quality

Two customers said that this digital camera was good quality. Ephotozine.com mentioned on expert review site Ephotozine “Image quality is good”. Vactioner wrote on Walmart.com “I love it! The picture quality is outstanding” and rated it 8 stars.


Good Geotagging

Two customers said in their reviews that the product had good geotagging.

Good Quality Pictures

Eight owners agreed that it was able to produce good images. Digitalversus.com mentioned on expert review site Digital Versus “Takes great pictures” and scored this digital camera 7 stars. Expert website Pcmag.com scored it 7 stars and said in their review of this digital camera “The 18-megapixel shooter captures sharp photos, does well in dimmer light”. Bobic2 mentioned four years ago “The images are so much sharper” in their review of this digital camera.

Two owners who reviewed this digital camera mentioned that it had a good image sensor. Digit.in wrote five years ago “The Sony Cyber-shot HX20V packs an impressive sensor” in their review of this digital camera. Expert website Smh.com.au wrote “This camera has an 18-megapixel sensor and an image-stabilised 25mm-500mm (film equivalent) lens”.

Two customers who reviewed it agreed that it had a good picture resolution. Expert website Cnet.co.uk wrote “The HX20V comes close to being the perfect traveller's camera, with a high resolution, long zoom” and gave it a score of 8 stars. Cnet.co.uk also wrote “A long zoom, decent resolution” in their review.

One customer who purchased this digital camera thought it was good in low light.

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Good Video Capture

One person mentioned in their reviews that it was good for video recording.

Good Quality Lens

Twelve owners who reviewed the product agreed that it had a good zoom. Five years ago Cnet.com.au said in their review of the Sony DSC-HX20V on CNET.com.au “Offering a wide range of features from a 20x optical zoom lens to excellent low-light modes” and gave the product a rating of 7 stars. Eleven years ago Dpreview.com wrote on expert website DP Review “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”. Techradar.com/au/ wrote five years ago “If you're in the market for a travel zoom camera that delivers remarkably consistent, colourful”.

One customer concluded that it had a good lens.

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Smart TV

Good Connectivity

Five people considered that it had gps. Digit.in mentioned “The longest zoom range in a travel zoom and an on-board gps chip for easy geotagging” in their Sony DSC-HX20V review. Photographyblog.com gave the product a score of 7 stars and said on PhotographyBlog.com “A 20x 25-500mm lens, built-in GPS tracking, full 1080i high-definition video with stereo sound”. Pcmag.com said “With its Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V, Sony packs a long 20x zoom lens and GPS into one decidedly svelte camera”.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Fifteen owners who reviewed it considered that it was compact. Cameras.co.uk said “The Sony Cybershot DSC HX20V is a powerful camera with plenty of features packed into a compact body”. Five years ago expert website Amateurphotographer.co.uk wrote in their Sony DSC-HX20V review “Loosely termed ‘travel compact”. Amateurphotographer.co.uk also said “Advances in technology have allowed travel compact cameras to remain competitive” in their review.

One person who purchased the product thought it was a good body shape.

One owner who reviewed it reckoned that it was thick. Expert website Techradar.com mentioned in their Sony DSC-HX20V review “The chief selling point here remains the ideal compromise between the broad zoom range and compact dimensions” .

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Features

Good Technical Features

Seven customers who bought the product thought it had good features. Digitalversus.com mentioned on expert website Digital Versus “It has plenty of features, offers good performances”. Expertreviews.co.uk gave it a rating of 6 stars and said in their review of the Sony DSC-HX20V on expert review site Expert Reviews “A fantastic array of innovative and genuinely useful features.”. Expert website Pocket-Lint.com scored the product 6 stars and mentioned “A great zoom range crammed into a small body and stacks of features including super-fast autofocus work in the HX20V’s favour.”.


Support

Poor Support

Two people reckoned that this digital camera did not have good technical guidance.


Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Sony camera was released in April 2017.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony dschx20vbc
Barcodes 00027242846227, 04905524873009, 04905524873047

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