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Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100V

alaTest has collected and analyzed 644 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the responsiveness and portability. The performance and usability are also mentioned favorably. There are mixed comments on the energy efficiency and battery. Some have doubts about the features and shutter.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100V is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Sony Cyber-shot HX100VDigital Camera Review


Sony's HX100V is an ambitious 30x ultrazoom with a tempting spec sheet. A 16.2 megapixel CMOS sensor, Full HD video shooting at 60p, high speed focus, articulating LCD, plus a GPS transceiver. But a camera is nothing without solid image quality and, to...

When a camera waltzes up to your imaging lab and aces the most important test, it’s hard not to be impressed. Such is the case with Sony’s Cyber-shot DSC-HX100V. But evaluating this camera was an exercise in tempering our enthusiasm. After recording...

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX100V


The Sony Cyber-shot HX100V is the latest in a series of 'superzoom' cameras from Sony which are intended to combine the versatility and portability of compact cameras with a DSLR-like form factor and operational ergonomics. With the HX100V, Sony brings...

Good image quality for its class with pleasing colors and contrast ; Extremely versatile zoom range ; Excellent video quality and stereo microphone ; Good ergonomic handling experience with well-placed external control points ; Generally good metering...

Slow startup time ; Sluggish operational speed ; Cannot adjust placement of the zoom area in MF magnification mode ; Self-timer cancelled after each exposure ; Color mode options not available when shooting video

The HX100V combines abundant external control points, DSLR-style ergonomic handling and an extremely versatile 30x zoom range. Image quality is better than average for a compact-sized sensor. Unfortunately, the camera's slow startup time and sluggish...

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX100V (Black)


Sony waited a good, long while before updating its full-size megazoom, the HX1. That camera, announced back in March 2009, was ahead of the competition at the time--at least technologically. A lot's changed since then, though, with manufacturers like...

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX100V is overflowing with shooting features, has excellent photo and video quality, and solid shooting performance for its class.

The HX100V might actually be too much camera for some users and it has a couple minor design issues.

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX100V has a lot of features and a lot of lens with photo and video quality that's just good enough to back up its hefty price tag.


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Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX100V Preview


The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX100V is yet another powerful HX-series super-zoom from Sony this year (2011). This offers almost identical specifications to the DSC-HX9V which was announced alongside the HX100V. However, the HX100V boasts a more powerful...

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX100V


The Sony Cyber-shot HX100V is a 16.2 Megapixel super-zoom camera with a 30x stabilized lens and a flip-up 3 inch LCD screen. Released concurrently with the Cyber-shot HX9V pocket super-zoom in February 2011, the HX100V shares the same Exmor-R...

Excellent 16 Megapixel image quality ; 1080p50/60 HD video ; Dual-mode focus/zoom ring ; Fast 10fps burst shooting ; Built-in GPS receiver

No RAW mode ; No hotshoe for external flash ; Badly designed lens cap

It's taken longer than usual for Sony to bring a new super-zoom to market, but the wait has been worth it. The Cyber-shot HX100V is a very capable model that's packed full of exciting features, is nicely designed and handles beautifully. In terms of...

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Sony Cyber-shot HX100V


The Sony Cyber-shot HX100V is a 16.2-megapixel superzoom camera. The optical zoom on the HX100V covers a 30x zoom range, equivalent to 27-810mm.

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Lab Test: Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX100V


We write a lot about DSLRs and ILCs here, and all of the advantages of interchangeable lenses. But many people yearn for a camera with a built-in, long-range zoom lens that covers wide-angle to supertele—and that doesn't cost a thousand dollars or more

High-res images, convenient zoom ring

Sluggish manual focus, wonky controls

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Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100V Review


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. It has since traveled with us on all our excursions, elegantly and easily recording our trips as HD movies.

The review was conducted under less than ideal circumstances; getting the camera with no manual, after a day or two eventually tracking down a small PDF guide on the Net. This was a far from ideal publication, in English and Spanish, with only 33 pages...

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX100V


The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX100V is a feature-packed 16-megapixel camera that has a backside-illiminated CMOS sensor that leads to really great photo and video quality. While it might suffer from some design flaws, it has full HD video quality and a...

Product Specifications

Passionate about pictures? This Cyber-shot HX100V digital camera will fuel your fervor for photography with its lineup of advanced yet user-friendly features. Take advantage of a massive 30x optical zoom, remarkable low-light performance and a top quality Carl Zeiss lens for crisp and brilliant images. You can even shoot crystal clear Full HD video and 3D photos to wow your friends and family.


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Changeable Lens: No
Image Stabiliser:Optical Image Stabiliser
Integrated GPS Module: Yes
Touchscreen: No
View Finder Type:Optical / Electronic Viewfinder / Optical / Electronic Viewfinder + LCD


Bluetooth: No
HDMI Interface: Yes
PictBridge: No
WiFi Connectivity:No / WiFi Ready

General Features

3D:3D enabled
Bridge Camera: Yes
Chip Type:CMOS
Product Type:Compact Camera
Sensor Size:1/2.3''
SLR / Compact:Compact Camera


Longest Shutter Speed in s:30
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/4000


Compact Flash Card: No
Memory Stick / Memory Stick Pro: No
Memory Stick Duo / Duo Pro: Yes
Memory Type:Internal + External
Micro Drive: No
Multimedia Card: No
SDXC Card: Yes
Secure Digital Card: Yes
Secure Digital High Capacity Card: Yes
XD Card: No

Power Supply

Battery Model:Sony NP-FH50
Battery Type:Sony NP-FH50


Aperture Priority: Yes
Face Detection Mode:Face + Smile Detection
Movie / Voice Recording:Movie + Voice
RAW Format: No
Serial Shot Mode: Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes