Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX20V review

Reviews
Published 
30 May 2012
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Our Rating 
3/5
Price when reviewed 
318
inc VAT

A fantastic array of innovative and genuinely useful features, but image quality has its ups and downs

Basic Specifications

Rating ***
CCD effective megapixels 18.0 megapixels
CCD size 1/2.3in
Viewfinder none
Viewfinder magnification, coverage N/A
LCD screen size 3.0in
LCD screen resolution 921,600 pixels
Articulated screen No
Live view Yes
Optical zoom 20.0x
Zoom 35mm equivalent 25-500mm
Image stabilisation optical, lens based
Maximum image resolution 4,896x3,672
File formats JPEG, MPO; AVCHD, MP4 (AVC)

Physical

Memory slot SDXC, Memory Stick Pro HG Duo
Mermory supplied 105MB internal
Battery type Li-ion
Battery Life (tested) 320 shots
Connectivity USB, mini HDMI
Body material aluminium
Lens mount N/A
Focal length multiplier N/A
Kit lens model name N/A
Accessories USB cable
Weight 254g
Size 63x107x35mm

Buying Information

Warranty one-year RTB
Price £318
Supplier http://www.amazon.co.uk
Details www.sony.co.uk

Camera Controls

Exposure modes program, manual
Shutter speed 30 to 1/1,600 seconds
Aperture range f/3.2-8 (wide), f/5.8-14 (tele)
ISO range (at full resolution) 100 to 3200
Exposure compensation +/-2 EV
White balance auto, 7 presets with fine tuning, manual
Additional image controls contrast, saturation, sharpness
Manual focus Yes
Closest macro focus 1cm
Auto-focus modes multi, centre, flexible spot, face detect, tracking
Metering modes multi, centre-weighted, centre, face detect
Flash auto, forced, suppressed, slow synchro, red-eye reduction
Drive modes single, continuous, self-timer, AE bracket, WB bracket, face detect, smile detect, 3D, panorama

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