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Sony HX100V Digital Camera

Bridge Camera 16.2MP 30x Sep 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Nine industry awards
Good geotagging
Big zoom of 30X Lightweight Sweep panorama
81 Reviews + 9 Awards
Camera Labs Highly Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended What Digital Camera Recommended

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Reviews

Nine Industry Awards

This medium megapixel camera has received nine awards from expert review sites.

This camera received a "Highly Recommended" award from websites Ephotozine, PhotographyBlog.com and Camera Labs all of whom concluded that this medium megapixel camera was very good.

The writers at review websites What Digital Camera, Dgl.ru and Alphr.com all decided that concluded that they would recommend this medium megapixel camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

The editor of one more expert review site concluded that this camera was outstanding and gave it their highest award. Photoreview.com.au gave this digital camera an "Editor's Choice" award.

Digital Versus and Les Numeriques.com both gave this digital camera a "5 Star" award.

Good Expert Reviews

Fourty experts from sites including What Digital Camera, DP Review, PhotographyBlog.com and CNET.com have rated this medium megapixel camera on average 81 out of 100. That puts this camera in the top 15% of all the cameras of this type and age.

Excellent Owner Reviews

Based on 42 owner reviews this camera has a terrific average owner rating. 22 reviewers gave this camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars. This puts this medium megapixel camera in the top 12% of all the digital cameras of this age and spec when ranked by average owner review score.

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

We checked 23,045 expert and user reviews (including 401 verified purchases) for Sony digital cameras and found that on average Sony has good ratings. We also found that Sony has good ratings specifically within its medium megapixel digital cameras range. 93% of those that bought a Sony camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Sony HX100V supports video capability, as do most of the other cameras of this age and type.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Sony HX100V has a built-in flash. Most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for more than two years also have a built-in flash.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Sony HX100V has an HDMI port. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camera also have an HDMI port.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Sony HX100V has a USB 2.0 port. Most of the other cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera also have a USB 2.0 port.

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Does Not Have a Video Out

Like most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera, the Sony HX100V does not have a video out.

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Heavy

The average weight of digital cameras of a similar spec and age to this camera is 6.8kg. The Sony HX100V is one of the heavier digital cameras of this age and spec (0.574 kilograms) amongst cameras of this age.

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Networking

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Sony HX100V does not support Wi-Fi, unlike most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to this digital camera.

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Support

Dual Manual Zoomfocus Ring

Seven owners who reviewed the product considered that it had good technical guidance. Expert Reviews mentioned “Good blend of manual and automated controls 30X stabilized zoom with 810mm telephoto” in their review of this digital camera although they only gave it a score of 1 stars. Mac World said “Excellent built-in user guide” in his Sony HX100V review. What Digital Camera mentioned “Dual manual zoomfocus ring”.


Features

Packed Full of Features, Lens Ring

Twelve customers who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it had good features. Evogadget.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Packed full of features, lens ring”. Asia.cnet.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Overflowing with shooting features” although they scored it 18.68 out of 100. Pcworld.com_techhive.com said in their review of this digital camera “Its special features and GPS gi”.


Focusing

Features Smile Detection

The Sony HX100V features smile detection, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this digital camera.

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Smart TV

GPS E Bussola

Eleven owners considered that this digital camera had gps. Camera Labs mentioned “Built-in GPS receiver” in their Sony HX100V review. Expert Reviews wrote “30x optische zoom, goede en snelle gps, relatief snelle autofocus”. Pcworld.in said “Catches GPS signals very fast”.


Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Sony HX100V has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

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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 the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most cameras of this age and type. In addition, this camera have still image resolution(s) of 1920 x 1080, 2592 x 1944 and 3648 x 2736 and 4608 x 2592. The worst still image resolution of all medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camera is 640 x 360 and the best is 4928 x 3264.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum image resolution on medium megapixel digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Video

Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Sony HX100V supports Full HD video. Most of the other similar spec cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera do not support Full HD video.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also support Full HD video to this camera and we think the Samsung Camera ($45.99), or the Nikon V2 + 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm is also worth considering.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Sony HX100V has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is in fact the best video resolution amongst all digital cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera.

The worst video resolution across similar types of camera is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Good Geotagging

One person who reviewed the product wrote that it had good geotagging. Al wrote “The feature of the range is the geotagging of pictures” .

Good Screen (even If Not the Most Accurate) With Vertical Tilt

Three owners who reviewed this digital camera said that it had a good screen. Digital Versus said in their Sony HX100V review “Good screen (even if not the most accurate) with vertical tilt” . Expertreviews.co.uk wrote on expert website Expert Reviews “The 3in articulated screen is seriously sharp, ther”.

Impressive Flash Power for Its Class

Three customers who bought it reckoned that it had a good flash. Dp Review said on DP Review eleven years ago “Impressive flash power for its class” in their review of the Sony HX100V. Al mentioned “I found that the HX1, often over-exposed some shots and its strong flash drowned out the white-balance” in his Sony HX100V review. Ross rated it 6 stars and he said in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “The flash was also used intelligently by the superior auto mode”.

Video Performance

Twenty-four owners who bought the product reckoned that it was good for video recording. Camera Labs mentioned six years ago “1080 5060 HD video”. Evogadget.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Video performance”. Six years ago Pcworld.in said in their review of this digital camera “1080p full HD captured video is great”.

Zoom Ottico 30x

Twenty-five owners who reviewed the product mentioned that it had a good zoom. Dp Review mentioned in their review of the Sony HX100V “Extremely versatile zoom range” but even so they only scored it 18.38 out of 100. Expert Reviews mentioned “Gute Bildqualitt, viel Ausstattung, starker Zoom, schnell und przise, ausdauernder Akku”. Evogadget.com said in their review of the Sony HX100V “Zoom ottico 30x” but in spite of that they only gave the product a rating of 1 stars.

Six owners who purchased it concluded that it had a good lens. Six years ago Photographyblog.com wrote in their review of the Sony HX100V on expert review site PhotographyBlog.com “A 30x, 27-810mm lens, built-in GPS tracking, full 1080p high-definition video with stereo sound” and gave it a score of 7 stars. Luminous-Landscape.com gave it a rating of 4 stars and wrote “These are fixed lens cameras with small sensors”. Frankb said in their Sony HX100V review on Amazon.co.uk six years ago “To change to a DSLR with a good telephoto lens requires very deep pockets” and gave it a rating of 6 stars.

One customer wrote in their reviews that the product had a good autofocus. Expert website Whatdigitalcamera.com mentioned “Its close-up focusing and nippy autofocus will do you proud in all manner of scenarios”.

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Ability to Capture 3D Images

Thirty-one customers who reviewed it agreed that it was able to produce good images. Evogadget.com said “Tendue des fonctions, qualit photo et vido, performances globales” in their review of this digital camera. Pcworld.in said in their review of this digital camera “Ability to capture 3D images” however they gave this digital camera a score of 19.04 out of 100. Dp Review mentioned eleven years ago “Good image quality for its class with pleasing colors” in their review of this digital camera.

Nine owners thought the Sony HX100V had a good picture resolution. Six years ago Camera Labs wrote in their review of this digital camera “Fast 10fps burst shooting” nonetheless they scored the product 1 stars. Also six years ago Mac World said in his review of this digital camera “10-fps burst mode at full resolution”. Expert review site Digitalcamerainfo.com mentioned also six years ago “A 16.2 megapixel CMOS sensor, Full HD video shooting at 60p, high speed focus, articulating LCD, plus a GPS transceiver.” in their review of the Sony HX100V and scored it 4 stars.

Two people wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was good in low light. Evogadget.com wrote five years ago “Performance in lowlight” in their review of this digital camera nonetheless they rated it 14 out of 100.

Two owners reckoned that it had a good image sensor. Ross wrote “Why the hell would I, when I can do everything they can without the need to change lenses every five minutes and clean the sensor”. Tom mentioned “No big problem as the heat sensor can be turned off”.

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Camera

Has a GPS (satellite)

has a GPS (satellite)

The Sony HX100V has a GPS (satellite), which is unusual. Most of the other cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera do not have a GPS (satellite).

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) which you might also want to look at including the Samsung Camera ($45.99), or the Nikon Coolpix S9700 ($329.99).

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The Sony HX100V features saturation adjustment. Most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera also feature saturation adjustment.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Sony HX100V features contrast adjustment, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

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Features Histogram

The Sony HX100V features histogram, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Very Low Playback Zoom (max)

The playback zoom (max) of similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera range from 1x to 16x. The Sony HX100V has one of the lower playback zoom (max) (only 1 times zoom factor) amongst medium megapixel digital cameras of this age.

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Display

Fairly Large Display Diagonal

Digital cameras of this age and spec have display diagonals of between 2" and 4.8". The Sony HX100V has a fairly large display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camera.

If this medium megapixel camera display diagonal is not large enough for you then you might want to consider the Df ($1,995.95) (3.2"), or the D4S ($4,200) (3.2") both from Nikon or the Samsung Camera ($45.99) (4.8").

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Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

Medium megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera have display resolutions (numeric) of between 230 pixels and 1,300,000 pixels. The Sony HX100V has one of the higher display resolutions (numeric) (921,000 pixels) amongst medium megapixel digital cameras of this age.

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Lens System

Very Big Digital Zoom

Across all the digital cameras of this type and age the digital zooms range from 1x to 120x, and the average digital zoom is 6.6x. When compared to other cameras that were released more than two years ago that we have checked, the digital zoom of the Sony HX100V of 120 times zoom factor is one of the biggest.

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

The average optical zoom of similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera is 14x, and the optical zooms range from 0.34x to 65x. At 30 times zoom factor, the Sony HX100V has a fairly big optical zoom compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

If this Sony digital camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might want to look at the Nikon P510 (42x).

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Design

Easy to Use

Eleven customers who bought this digital camera thought it was easy to use. Ld2.ciol.com wrote in their Sony HX100V review “The bottom line for me with this camera is it is just plain fun to use”. Firstpost.com wrote six years ago “It does offer ease of use along with various other features” in their review of this digital camera. Dpreview.com wrote on expert review site DP Review “The camera feels great in the hand, is comfortable to use and its 16MP sensor provides image quality which, at most ISO sen” in their review of the Sony HX100V and gave the product a rating of 6 stars.

Four customers thought it was easy to handle. Photopete rated it 7 stars and mentioned on Amazon five years ago “Same great handling camera.”. Pix mentioned in their review of the Sony HX100V “The controls are over sensitive and handling the camera in any other way is awkward” .

Three owners who bought it reckoned that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Al mentioned in his review of this digital camera on Amazon.co.uk “I found the camera quite nice to hold and there is a leather `effect' grip which facilitates that”. Pix scored it 7 stars and wrote on Amazon.co.uk five years ago “However, whilst the shooting position is comfortable” in their review of this digital camera.

Three owners who purchased this digital camera concluded that it was easy to use the menus. Kev T Brown mentioned “There are more than enough settings to help you take better photos”. Six years ago Mr. M. P. Dibley gave the product a score of 5 stars and wrote “The settings are fairly straight forward.”.

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Full HD Video That's Accurate, Smooth and Has Decent Sound

Four customers reckoned that it was good looking. Evogadget.com said “The new CyberShot DSC-HX100V it is a gadget that looks elegant, has many interesting features” in their review of this digital camera. Expert website Digital-Photography-School.com mentioned in their review of the Sony HX100V six years ago “It has since traveled with us on all our excursions, elegantly and easily recording our trips as HD movies” . In the same month Al gave the product a rating of 5 stars and he mentioned on Amazon.co.uk “The picture quality of the HX100 is pretty good too”.

Three owners mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was well designed. Six years ago Digitalversus.com said on Digital Versus “With its nice design, high-quality lens, good sensor”. Expert website Cameralabs.com mentioned in their review of the Sony HX100V “The Cyber-shot HX100V is a very capable model that's packed full of exciting features, is nicely designed and handles beautifully”.

Three people wrote in their reviews that it was smooth. Digital Versus said in their review of this digital camera “Full HD video that's accurate, smooth and has decent sound”. Six years ago Reuben gave it a score of 7 stars and he said “It stays extreamley smooth, you can use the full 120x zoom (30x optical 90x digital) whilst filming” in his review of this digital camera.

One owner who bought it mentioned that it was ergonomic. Dp Review said on DP Review “Good ergonomic handling experience with well-placed external control points” however they scored it 1 stars. One owner said in their reviews that it was neat. Photopete mentioned “The GPS mapping is neat” in their review of this digital camera.

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Solid Shooting Performance for Its Class

Eight owners who reviewed it thought it was well made. Digital Versus mentioned “Great design and handling, nice build and finish” in their Sony HX100V review but they only gave it a score of 20 out of 100. Asia.cnet.com said six years ago “And solid shooting performance for its class” in their review of this digital camera. Popphoto.com wrote “Prise en mains agrable, construction soigne, cran particulirement confortable (quoiqu'infidle) et orientable verticalement”.

One owner who purchased it mentioned that it was reliable. Dp Review mentioned “Reliable AF performance for its class”. One person who reviewed it thought it was strong and durable. P a Bateson gave it a score of 6 stars and said in their review of this digital camera “I was expecting a reasonably sturdy camera however, as it cost appx”.

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Excellent Photo and Video Quality

Eighteen owners mentioned that it was good quality. Six years ago Camera Labs wrote in their review of the Sony HX100V “Excellent 16 Megapixel image quality”. Also six years ago Asia.cnet.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Excellent photo and video quality”. Digital Versus said “Great picture quality, particularly in telephoto mode” in their review of the Sony HX100V.


Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

One customer concluded that it was noisy. Al gave it a rating of 7 stars and he said in his review of this digital camera on Amazon.co.uk “Found the pictures quite noisy, washed out”.

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Sony HX100V has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as this camera.

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Weight & Dimensions

Big Zoom of 30X Lightweight Sweep Panorama

Nine customers who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was compact. Expert website Photographyblog.com said in their review of this digital camera “The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX100V is a new super-zoom compact camera that seemingly offers all of the latest must-have features”. Expert review site Digital-Photography-School.com said “About this time last year I fell upon a Sony DSC-HX5V compact digicam with great glee, buying one to use for my family picture making” and rated it 5 stars. Fatthy Rahim gave it a score of 7 stars and mentioned “Image quality can not be distinguished from DSLR, well in other words they made a DSLR in a compact version, there you go” in their Sony HX100V review.

Seven customers mentioned that it was heavy and bulky. Six years ago expert review site Techreviewsource.com scored the product 7 stars and mentioned “The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX100V measures 4.6 x 3.6 x 3.5-inches (wdh) and weighs 1 pound, 4 ounces, which puts it on the large and heavy side”. Techreviewsource.com also wrote “It does feel a little bulky in the hands of its user.” in their review. Alphr.com mentioned six years ago “It's chunky, which means it's comfortable to hold” .

Two people mentioned in their reviews that the product was lightweight. Ld2.ciol.com said in their review of the Sony HX100V “Big zoom of 30X Lightweight Sweep panorama”. Expert website Firstpost.com said in their Sony HX100V review “This camera is lightweight and compact making it an ide”.

One customer who reviewed it reckoned that it was good structurally. One customer mentioned in their reviews that it was a good body shape.

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Heavy

The Sony HX100V is one of the heavier digital cameras of this spec and age (525 grams) amongst comparable spec cameras of this age. The weights of medium megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 20g to 1.3kg, and the average weight is 250g.

Cameras with a heavier weight that might also be worth looking at include the Nikon Coolpix D7000 (690g).

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was April 2017 when Sony released the HX100V.


Product Identifiers

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