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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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15 Reasons For

Nine Industry Awards

Experts rave about this camera and have given it nine awards.

The experts at Ephotozine, M3.idg.se and Pcactual.com all thought that concluded that they would recommend this Sony camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

The writers at two more expert review sites endorsed this camera. This Sony camera received a "Gold" award from Buy-n-shoot.com and Optyczne.pl decided that it was marvellous and gave it an "Editor's Choice" award.

The writers at three additional expert review sites all decided that this digital camera was good. Digital Versus and 01net.com both gave this camera a "5 Star" award and it received an "Essential" award from PhotographyBlog.com.

This Sony camera received a "5 Star" award from Les Numeriques.com.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

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

Good Owner Reviews

People who bought this camera rated this digital camera 87 out of 100 on average.

Good Size

Some customers who reviewed the product concluded that it was compact. Pcmag.com mentioned on expert review site PC Mag five years ago “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 wrote “It's one of the more expensive compact superzoom models you'll find.”.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was a good body shape. Five years ago Ephotozine.com gave the product a score of 80 out of 100 and said in their review of the Sony DSC-HX20V on expert website Ephotozine “The body has a firm, solid build, but”.

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Good Quality Lens

Several Sony DSC-HX20V owners who reviewed the Sony DSC-HX20V reckoned that it had a good zoom. Five years ago 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”. Cnet.co.uk gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100 and said “A long zoom, decent resolution”. Five years ago Techradar.com mentioned on Techradar “The chief selling point here remains the ideal compromise between the broad zoom range and compact dimensions”.

Two Sony DSC-HX20V owners wrote in their reviews that this digital camera had a good lens. Expert website Cnet.com.au wrote in their review of the Sony DSC-HX20V “Offering a wide range of features from a 20x optical zoom lens to excellent low-light modes” .

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Good Quality Pictures

Four customers agreed that the product was able to produce good images. Expert review site Pcmag.com wrote in their review of the Sony DSC-HX20V five years ago “The 18-megapixel shooter captures sharp photos, does well in dimmer light” . Expert website Digitalversus.com said in their review of the Sony DSC-HX20V “Takes great pictures” and rated it 5 stars.

Some customers who reviewed it agreed that it had a good picture resolution.

A number of customers said in their reviews that it had a good image sensor. Expert website Smh.com.au mentioned “This camera has an 18-megapixel sensor and an image-stabilised 25mm-500mm (film equivalent) lens” in their review of this digital camera. Expert website Digit.in gave it a rating of 5 stars and wrote “The Sony Cyber-shot HX20V packs an impressive sensor” in their review of this digital camera.

One person thought the product was good in low light.

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Good Technical Features

A few Sony DSC-HX20V reviewers who reviewed the product concluded that it had good features. Five years ago Whatdigitalcamera.com mentioned “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”. In the same month expert review site Cnet.co.uk gave the product a rating of 4 stars and mentioned “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 review of this digital camera. Also five years ago Expertreviews.co.uk wrote on expert website Expert Reviews “A fantastic array of innovative and genuinely useful features.” however they gave it a rating of 3 stars.

Good Connectivity

Five Sony DSC-HX20V reviewers considered that it had gps. Photographyblog.com said on expert review site PhotographyBlog.com “A 20x 25-500mm lens, built-in GPS tracking, full 1080i high-definition video with stereo sound”. Five years ago 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. Digit.in gave the product a rating of 5 stars and said in the same month “The longest zoom range in a travel zoom and an on-board gps chip for easy geotagging”.

Robust

A few Sony DSC-HX20V reviewers said in their reviews that the Sony DSC-HX20V was well made. One customer mentioned in their reviews that it was strong and durable. Cnet.co.uk wrote five years ago “Rugged good looks” .

Good Geotagging

A number of people who bought this digital camera agreed that it had good geotagging.

Easy to Use

Some Sony DSC-HX20V reviewers agreed that this digital camera was easy to use. Expert website Stuff.tv mentioned “17PM We think a compact camera should be easy to use in any situation, fast to react” in their review and gave it a score of 5 stars. Five years ago expert website 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” in their Sony DSC-HX20V review.

Sony Cameras Have Good Reviews

Based on 14,237 user and expert reviews, Sony has good reviews for its digital cameras. Sony also has good reviews specifically for its cameras compared to other brands.

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Nice Design

One Sony DSC-HX20V reviewer mentioned in their reviews that the Sony DSC-HX20V was smooth. Five years ago expert review site Smh.com.au said “Zoom action is smooth” in their review of this digital camera.

One person considered that it was good looking. Expert website Gizmodo.com.au wrote five years ago “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 person reckoned that the Sony DSC-HX20V was good for video recording.

Good Product Quality

One person said in their reviews that this digital camera was good quality. Ephotozine.com gave it a rating of 4 stars and mentioned in their review of the Sony DSC-HX20V on expert review site Ephotozine “Image quality is good”.

9 Reasons Against

Poor Support

A number of customers who reviewed the product considered that it did not have good technical guidance.

Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The Sony DSC-HX20V does not have an image stabilizer, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the DSC-HX20V also do not have an image stabilizer.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The DSC-HX20V does not support wi-Fi, although this is within the context that most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also do not support wi-Fi.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

Like most of the other cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the DSC-HX20V, the DSC-HX20V does not support video capability.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Like most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the DSC-HX20V, the Sony DSC-HX20V does not have a built-in flash.

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Not Waterproof

The Sony DSC-HX20V is not waterproof, although it is worth noting that most of the other cameras that came out more than two years ago are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The DSC-HX20V does not support Full HD video, although keep in mind that most of the other cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-HX20V also do not support Full HD video.

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Not 3D

Most digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DSC-HX20V are not 3D. The DSC-HX20V is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Most comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-HX20V do not have a GPS (satellite). The Sony DSC-HX20V is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS (satellite).

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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

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

Expert Reviews

(46)
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...

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 9 January 2013 by LectricLarry
LectricLarry would recommend the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX20V (Verified Purchase)

My daughter was so impressed with my camera she took her more expensive high end camera back and got one like mine. we are both are satisfied with the price and features...

Reviewed 22 February 2013 by Vactioner
Vactioner would recommend the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX20V

This is the 3rd Sony camera that I have owned. I love it! The picture quality is outstanding and it is very easy to use. I love the different scene settings. I would recommend this camera to anyone...

Reviewed 23 January 2013 by Ladybfree
Ladybfree would recommend the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX20V (Verified Purchase)

I purchased the Sony Cyber shot DSCHX20V B Black 18MP camera a few weeks ago and have completely enjoyed learning how to luse it. The quality of the photos is very good, no need to edit once... Read more…

Reviewed 25 July 2013 by Itsmemick1946
Itsmemick1946 would recommend the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX20V (Verified Purchase)

I do my research before buying. Superb. Vivid like you can't believe...and the zoom...perfect. CNET .com...youtube....great reviews...

Reviewed 25 January 2013 by BobIC2
BobIC2 would recommend the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX20V (Verified Purchase)

This is my third Sony camera. I selected another Sony product to continue to use the memory stick. I am still testing the new features and am very pleased. The images are so much sharper and the... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony dschx20, sony dschx20v, sony dschx20vb, sony dschx20vbc
Barcodes 00027242846227, 04905524873009, 04905524873047
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