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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the focus and lens are on the whole positive. The portability and responsiveness are also appreciated, whereas many are critical about the screen and battery.

performance, responsiveness, portability, lens, focus

value for money, shutter, usability, battery, screen

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V


With its Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V, Sony packs a long 20x zoom lens, Wi-Fi, and GPS into one decidedly svelte camera. It's one of the more expensive compact superzoom models you'll find, but all those features along with high performance warrant the price.

Sharp images. Good high ISO performance. Wi-Fi. GPS. Long zoom range. Shoots stills while recording video


The HX30V is one of the faster compact superzooms that we've tested. It starts and shoots in about 1.5 seconds and delivers a shutter lag that is very close to zero, which is a boon for candid and action photography. The camera grabs a 10 shot burst at...

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V


Sony's Cyber-shot HX9V has long been the most popular camera on CNET, and for good reason. It has a nice lens, great shooting options, and fast performance, and it takes good photos and video to boot. Its successor, the HX30V, is pretty much more of...

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V has excellent photo and video quality for its class, fast shooting performance, and plenty of shooting options for every kind of user.

The HX30V is expensive, especially compared with competing models. It's not always the easiest camera to use and the feature set is so deep it might be too much for some users.

The feature-rich Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V has a great mix of speed and photo quality.

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V


The HX30V is Sony's high-end travel zoom camera, and comes with the same lens and essentially the same feature set as the less expensive HX20V. A 20x zoom fits in a pretty small body that, with its 18 megapixel CMOS sensor, should perform well in low...


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"Great quality, ultra-zoom, and not heavy."


In summary, the Sony HX30V is a great camera but with a bit of flaws when using it in detail. With a price of $3290HKD (424USD), it is considered quite cheap compared to many other cameras in Hong Kong. Though this camera isn't the best camera with...

Not heavy

Long time required when using Superior Auto mode

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"awesome product!"


agree with all reviews, this camera is awesome, quality pics, fast

usuable zoom right to 20x

screen hard to see in sunlight

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"The best quality in the compact zuperzoom."


Clear images, superzoom, stabilization mode, supermacro, stereo mic and full hd video in a stunning small factor. GPS and WIFI as good addons.

1cm macro, image quality, hd video and stereo recording, 20x crisp zoom

Small battery

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"Great camera"


I have been using this camera for several weeks now and love it. Cristal clear picture, natural color, super "image stablization" great Low light photos. Over all I am very happy with this wonderful camera.Over all I am very happy with this wonderful...

-Wide angle lens and optical zoom(20x)are great

-Photo review zoom in is slow to get going

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Function over Form


I've compared this with many other similar high-zoom-power cameras and I decided on this one. I am not disappointed. I am used to Canons and the controls take a little getting used to. But with practice it wasn't too bad. I love the photo qualities and...

20x zoom ; Beautiful photos ; Manual Controls ; Quick Start-up


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Almost "Just Right" compact camera!


Pros: Wonderful pocket camera when I don't want to mess with my Sony A77 DSLR weight and size. Besides very fast focus, it turns on fast enough with brillently exposed photos with good colors. Took some wedding photos in a semi dark church and got some...

Excellent Steady Shot ; Fast Focus ; Good Follow Focus ; Good Low Light Photos ; Great Intellegent Modes ; Great zoom range ; Lots Of User Adjustments ; Outstanding Macro Mode ; Sharp Lense

Charger Cord On Bottom ; Impossible To Shoot W Ac ; No wrist strap

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V 18.2 MP 20x Optical Zoom Wifi Ultrazoom - OPEN BOX