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Sony HX100V

Camera Labs Highly Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended What Digital Camera Recommended
A multi award winning and fully featured 16.2 megapixel 30 times zoom factor camera
Bridge 16.2MP 30x Yes Sep 2013
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date

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Sony HX100V Review

100
82 Reviews + 9 Awards
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Not Currently for Sale
50
Good Features
Overall Score
41
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 42?

It has very good expert reviews and fantastic user reviews with an average overall rating of 100%, based on 82 reviews.
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 digital cameras 2017.
Customers report good video capture, product quality and picture quality. However they also report it is not robust.
This Sony digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
1" image sensor size
Fairly big optical zoom
Heavy
Does not support Wi-Fi

Sony HX100V Video Reviews


How Big is the Sony HX100V?

The Sony HX100V is 119mm wide and 93mm tall. It is 88.9mm deep and weighs 0.574kg.

Sony HX100V front dimensions

Sony HX100V size in context

Sony HX100V In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

10 Industry Awards

Amongst cameras, this Sony digital camera is one of the most highly awarded by experts.

This Sony camera received a "Recommended" award from review sites Dgl.ru, Alphr.com and What Digital Camera all of whom thought that this Sony digital camera was very good.

The authors at three other expert review sites all decided that this camera was very good. This digital camera received a "Highly Recommended" award from Camera Labs, Ephotozine and PhotographyBlog.com.

This Sony camera received an "Editor's Choice" award from both review websites Photoreview.com.au and Reviewed.com, both of which said that this camera was excellent.

The experts at two more expert review sites both said that this digital camera was very good. Digital Versus and Les Numeriques.com both gave this camera a "5 Star" award.

Expert Reviews Are Good

The average expert rating of this digital camera is 81 out of 100 based on 41 expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, DP Review, PhotographyBlog.com and CNET.com.

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User Reviews Are Excellent

People who bought this camera rated this camera as superb on average. 22 reviewers (84% of all reviewers) gave this camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars. That puts this Sony camera in the top 12% of all the cameras.

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Customers Report it is Not Robust

Two owners who reviewed it considered that it was not well made.

Sony Has Very Good Reviews for Its Cameras

We checked 29,814 expert and user reviews (including 10,342 verified purchases) for Sony cameras and found that on average Sony has very good reviews. We also found that Sony has very good reviews specifically within its cameras range. 92% of those that bought a Sony digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report Good Video Capture

Five people agreed that it was good for video recording.

Customers Report Excellent Product Quality

Five owners agreed that it was good quality.

  • A camera is nothing without solid image quality and, t…
  • Excellent quality images and videos…
    Alphr.com June 2011
  • Has got better video quality…
  • The quality of images is amazing!
  • The setting and functions are all very familiar and easy to get used to with a bit of experimentation and produce beautiful high quality pictures…
  • Sound quality was also excellent with the stereo microphones mounted on top of the camera, although the wind noise reduction didn't help one bit on a blustery coastline…
    Ross (Amazon) - January 2012

Users Report Good Picture Quality

10 people who reviewed it agreed that it was able to produce good images.

Customers Report it is Easy to Use

Five customers said in their reviews that the Sony HX100V was easy to use, two customers mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was comfortable and easy to hold and two owners who reviewed it agreed that it was easy to use the menus.

Users Report Good Lens Quality

Five people who reviewed it concluded that it had a good zoom.

Customers Report it is a Good Size

Two people who reviewed the product concluded that it was compact.

  • It's chunky, which means it's comfortable to hold…
    Alphr.com June 2011
  • The compact cameras for half the price just cannot compete with the image quality that you get from something like this with a serious lens…
    Ross (Amazon) - January 2012
  • Excellent camera, really worth the money, can't have any problem with it, small, light and compact.
  • It is not too heavy…

Features

Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 16.2 megapixels, the Sony HX100V has a fairly average megapixel compared to most of the other cameras.

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1" Image Sensor Size

This digital camera has a 1|1/2.3" image sensor size, which is typical of many cameras.

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Heavy

The lightest digital camera is 1g , the heaviest is 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g. The Sony HX100V is one of the heavier digital cameras (525 grams) amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

At 30 times zoom factor, the Sony HX100V has a quite big optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras. The optical zooms of digital cameras range from 0.34x to 83x.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Sony HX100V has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Sony HX100V has a relatively standard display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Sony HX100V does not support Wi-Fi, unlike most of the other cameras which support Wi-Fi.

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Quite Low Playback Zoom (max)

When compared to other cameras, the Sony HX100V's playback zoom (max) of only 1 times zoom factor is one of the lowest. The lowest playback zoom (max) of digital cameras is 1x and the highest is 30x.

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Does Not Have a Video Out

Like most of the other cameras, the Sony HX100V does not have a video out.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Sony HX100V has an image stabilizer. Most of the other cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Sony HX100V supports video capability, as do most of the other cameras.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Sony HX100V supports Full HD video, as do most of the other cameras.

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Heavy

The lightest camera is 0.097kg heavy, the heaviest is 360kg, and the average weight is 12kg. With a weight of 0.574 kilograms, the Sony HX100V is one of the heavier cameras amongst cameras of this age.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

GPS (satellite)

The Sony HX100V has a GPS (satellite), which is unusual. Most of the other cameras do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The Sony HX100V features saturation adjustment. Most of the other cameras also feature saturation adjustment.

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Only One Aspherical Lens

Most cameras have between 1 and 14 aspherical lenses, including the Sony HX100V which has one aspherical lens.

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3D

The Sony HX100V is 3D. Most of the other cameras also are 3D.

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

At 120 times zoom factor, the Sony HX100V has a very big digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras. The smallest digital zoom of cameras is 0.72x and the biggest is 810x.

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Quite High Display Resolution (numeric)

The average display resolution (numeric) of digital cameras is 600,000 pixels. At 921,000 pixels, the Sony HX100V has a fairly high display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other cameras.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Sony HX100V has an HDMI port. Most of the other digital cameras also have an HDMI port.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Sony HX100V has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most cameras. Most cameras have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this camera have still image resolution(s) of 4608 x 2592, 3648 x 2736 and 2592 x 1944 and 1920 x 1080. Cameras still image resolution(s) range from S: (3:2) 2496 x 1664 / (16:9) 2496 x 1408 / (1:1) 1664 x 1664 (worst) to 6016 x 4000 (best).

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Sony HX100V features contrast adjustment, as do most of the other digital cameras.

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Features Smile Detection

The Sony HX100V features smile detection, as do most of the other cameras.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum video resolution on digital cameras.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was September 2013 when this camera was released.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony dschx100v
Barcodes 00027242808782, 03610170025443, 04905524768749, 04905524768756, 04905524774955

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