Sony HX20V Review
The Sony HX20V compact camera is a premium camera that features top-of-the-range G series lens, integral GPS, stereo microphones, and chased in a black finish solid-feeling metal build. The Sony HX20V will be the rival to the Panasonic Lumix TZ30 yet both of them features a 20x optical zoom range.
The Sony HX20V compact camera is available in UK with a price at £349 while in US area, the Sony HX20V is offered in a price tag of $398.
Sony HX20V Specs & Performance
The Sony HX20V is equipped with Advanced Aspherical (AA) lens design promising the small body to deliver a big zoom. The Sony HX20V has dimensions at 106.6 x 61.9 x 34.6mm and its body is housed by a leather effect rubber grip. Sony has already prepared Optical SteadyShot stabilization to the Sony HX20V so the camera is able to avoid blur when the shooting handheld at maximum telephoto.
Under the hood, the 18.2 megapixel 1/2.3-type Exmor R CMOS sensor is adopted from the brother Sony HX200V. The machine has Pixel Super Resolution technology, an image enhancing to help reducing the blocky appearance when zooming.
With the ISO 3200 and below, the Sony HX20V is ready to tackle the low light performance. Set the ISO to 1600 then you will let the Sony HX20V avoid resulting any grain. If you want to make an artificial look images shooting, simply set it to the ISO 6400 and ISO 12800.
You will find that the zooming in Sony HX20V is much slower but giving a good deal quieter lens movement instead. Once the shutter button is fully pressed, Sony HX20V remains the captured full resolution frame for a couple second, waiting the images to be written into the card.
Sony HX20V – Pros and Cons
- It has a broad zoom range
- Packed in a solid build
- Easy to use with GPS and panorama stitching
- Resulting sharp, colorful images
- Bundled in high price
- It may loss of highlights at times
Sony HX20V Price
Price : $349.99
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