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Sony DSC-HX20V/BC

74

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Sony DSC-HX20V/BC

$499.00
Sony DSC-HX20V/BC
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A fully featured but only middle of the road value for money compact digital camera
Compact 18.2MP 20x Yes Sep 2012
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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V 18.2 MP Exmor R CMOS Digital Camera with 20x Optical Zoom and 3.0-inch LCD (Black) (2012 Model)
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Sony DSC-HX20V/BC Review

With excellent features, we have ranked the Sony DSC-HX20V/BC number 555 across all digital cameras.
69
Value for Money
Good
80
Features
Fully-Featured
74
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 74?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better cameras are available. View the latest digital cameras 2018.
This digital camera has some great features:
4896 x 3672 pixels image resolution
Higher than average megapixels
Bigger than average optical zoom
Larger than average minimum aperture number
High-performance cyber-shot with powerful 20x zoom and macro shooting
Your powerful travel partner
Bring the action even closer
Magical movies
DSLR-style results made easy
Sensational images, even in low light
Know where you are and where you ve been

How Big is the Sony DSC-HX20V/BC?

The Sony DSC-HX20V/BC is 106.6mm wide and 61.9mm tall. It is 34.6mm deep and weighs 0.221kg.

Sony DSC-HX20V/BC front dimensions
Sony DSC-HX20V/BC size in context

Sony DSC-HX20V/BC In-Depth Analysis

Features

4896 X 3672 Pixels Image Resolution

The DSC-HX20V/BC has a maximum image resolution of 4896 x 3672 pixels. That's 13% higher resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found resolution. The worst resolution of all cameras is 640 x 480 pixels and the best is 8256 x 6192 pixels.

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Higher Than Average Megapixels

Across all the digital cameras the megapixels range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP. The DSC-HX20V/BC's sensor megapixels of 18.2MP is higher than 75% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Bigger Than Average Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the Sony DSC-HX20V/BC of 20x is bigger than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the biggest 33% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras.

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Larger Than Average Minimum Aperture Number

The Sony DSC-HX20V/BC's minimum aperture number of 3.2 is in the largest 21% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Sony DSC-HX20V/BC has an image stabilizer. 77% of digital cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Higher Than Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The maximum ISO sensitivity of the DSC-HX20V/BC of 12,800 is higher than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 29% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. Digital cameras have ISO sensitivities (max) of between 200 and 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 14,000.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Sony DSC-HX20V/BC has a built-in flash, as do 68% of digital cameras.

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Average Weight

The weight of the DSC-HX20V/BC of 221g is pretty typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is heavier than 46% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Sony DSC-HX20V/BC's display diagonal of 3" is pretty standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is larger than 38% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Slower Than Average Start-Up Time

The average start-up time of all digital cameras is 580ms, with the fastest being 0.1ms and the slowest being 2,000ms. The DSC-HX20V/BC's start-up time of 1,900ms is slower than 93% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Features Face Detection

The DSC-HX20V/BC features face detection, which is unusual. 88% of cameras do not feature face detection.

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Has an HDMI Port

The DSC-HX20V/BC has an HDMI port. 73% of cameras do not have an HDMI port.

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Average Image Sensor Size

The DSC-HX20V/BC's image sensor size of 0.435" is pretty standard compared to most other cameras. It is bigger than 18% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Lower Than Average Maximum Playback Zoom

The maximum playback zoom of the Sony DSC-HX20V/BC of only 8x is in the lowest 14% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. The lowest maximum playback zoom of cameras is 1x, the highest is 39x, and the average maximum playback zoom is 10x.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The DSC-HX20V/BC features saturation adjustment. 87% of digital cameras do not feature saturation adjustment.

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Bigger Than Average Digital Zoom

The Sony DSC-HX20V/BC's digital zoom of 306x is bigger than 99% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. Across all the digital cameras the digital zooms range from 1x to 810x, and the average digital zoom is 12x.

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Does Not Have an HDMI

The DSC-HX20V/BC does not have an HDMI. 55% of digital cameras also do not have an HDMI.

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Not Waterproof

The DSC-HX20V/BC is not waterproof. 92% of digital cameras are also not waterproof.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Sony DSC-HX20V/BC supports Full HD video. 76% of digital cameras do not support Full HD video.

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Features Smile Detection

The Sony DSC-HX20V/BC features smile detection, which is unusual. 88% of cameras do not feature smile detection.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

GPS (satellite)

The Sony DSC-HX20V/BC has a GPS (satellite), unlike 89% of digital cameras which do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Higher Than Average Display Resolution

The DSC-HX20V/BC's display resolution of 922,000 pixels is higher than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 21% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. The average display resolution of all digital cameras is 610,000 pixels, with the lowest being 23,000 pixels and the highest being 6,300,000 pixels.

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3D

The Sony DSC-HX20V/BC is 3D. 90% of digital cameras are not 3D.

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Heavier Than Average

The weight of the Sony DSC-HX20V/BC of 0.221kg is heavier than 74% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. The average weight of all digital cameras is 0.24kg, with the lightest being 0.095kg and the heaviest being 1.3kg.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Sony DSC-HX20V/BC supports video capability. 67% of digital cameras do not support video capability.

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Features Smile Detection

The DSC-HX20V/BC features smile detection, unlike 97% of digital cameras which do not feature smile detection.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Sony DSC-HX20V/BC features contrast adjustment. 83% of digital cameras do not feature contrast adjustment.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080|1440 x 1080|1280 x 720|640 x 480 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony dschx20vbc, dschx20vtcee8, dschx20vtceh

Barcodes:

00027242846227, 00894685228411, 04905524861228, 04905524861242, 04905524861259, 04905524861280, 04905524861297, 04905524873009, 04905524873047, 07501450762416

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