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Sony DSC-HX30V

Sony DSC-HX30V
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An award winning and good spec compact digital camera
Compact 18.2MP 20x Yes May 2012
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Sony DSC-HX30V Review

With excellent reviews and very good features, we have ranked the Sony DSC-HX30V number 815 across all digital cameras.
92
Reviews
7 Reviews + 3 Awards
78
Features
Good Features
73
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 73?

It has great expert reviews with an average expert rating of 81%.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2018.
This Sony digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
4896 x 3672 pixels image resolution
Higher than average megapixels

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How Big is the Sony DSC-HX30V?

The Sony DSC-HX30V is 106.6mm wide and 61.9mm tall. It is 34.6mm deep and weighs 221g.

Sony DSC-HX30V front dimensions
Sony DSC-HX30V size in context

Sony DSC-HX30V In-Depth Analysis

Features

4896 X 3672 Pixels Image Resolution

The highest image resolution of the DSC-HX30V is 4896 x 3672 pixels. That's 13% higher resolution than the most common resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. The best resolution of all cameras is 8256 x 6192 pixels and the worst is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Higher Than Average Megapixels

The DSC-HX30V's sensor megapixels of 18.2MP is higher than average when compared to most other cameras. It is higher than 75% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. The megapixels of cameras range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP.

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Bigger Than Average Optical Zoom

The DSC-HX30V's optical zoom of 20x is bigger than 80% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found resolution on cameras.

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The DSC-HX30V's minimum aperture number of 3.2 is fairly standard compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 81% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The DSC-HX30V has an image stabilizer. 78% of cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Higher Than Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The maximum ISO sensitivity of the DSC-HX30V of 12,800 is higher than 75% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. Across all the cameras the ISO sensitivities (max) range from 200 to 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 14,000.

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Average Weight

The DSC-HX30V's weight of 221g is relatively average compared to most other cameras. It is heavier than 46% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The DSC-HX30V has a built-in flash. 68% of cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Average Image Sensor Size

The Sony DSC-HX30V's image sensor size of 0.435" is pretty average compared to most other cameras. It is in the biggest 78% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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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 cameras.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The Sony DSC-HX30V features multi burst mode. 87% of cameras do not feature multi burst mode.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The DSC-HX30V features brightness adjustment, which is unusual. 78% of cameras do not feature brightness adjustment.

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Bigger Than Average Digital Zoom

The DSC-HX30V's digital zoom of 40x is very big compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the biggest 4% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. The average digital zoom of all digital cameras is 12x, with the smallest being 1x and the biggest being 810x.

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the DSC-HX30V of 3" is fairly typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is larger than 11% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Wrist Strap

The DSC-HX30V has a wrist strap, unlike 91% of digital cameras which do not have a wrist strap.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Sony DSC-HX30V has an HDMI port. 73% of cameras do not have an HDMI port.

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Higher Than Average Display Resolution

Across all the cameras the display resolutions range from 23,000 pixels to 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 620,000 pixels. The Sony DSC-HX30V's display resolution of 921,000 pixels is higher than average when compared to most other cameras. It is higher than 68% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Longer Than Average Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The DSC-HX30V's minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 27.5mm is longer than average when compared to most other cameras. It is longer than 84% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Features Smile Detection

The DSC-HX30V features smile detection, which is unusual. 89% of cameras do not feature smile detection.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony dschx30vb

Barcodes:

00017856396836, 00027242843912

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