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Sony Cyber-shot HX20V

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the build quality and zoom. The design and usability also get good feedback, whereas many are critical about the shutter and exposure.

portability, usability, design, zoom, build quality

performance, exposure, shutter

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Cyber-shot HX20V is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Sony Cyber-shot HX20V review


The Sony Cyber-shot HX20V is part of Sony's summer refresh of its compact camera range. The update to the excellent HX9V, the HX20V's title digits may have jumped by a margin of 11, but can this latest model crank up the performance dial by similar...

Big zoom range, small body size, super-fast autofocus, great auto modes, GPS, well built, easy to use

Much pricier than the competition, no aperture or shutter priority, wide-angle suffers sharpness and purple fringing issues to edges, menus can be a little slow to react, shot-to-shot time could be faster

A great zoom range crammed into a small body and stacks of features including super-fast autofocus work in the HX20V’s favour. But the near-£400 price tag is extortionate compared to the competition, particularly when image quality is no more refined...

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Sony Cyber-shot HX20V


If you're looking for a feature-rich travel compact then this 20x model from Sony is well worth a closer look.

Huge zoom range offers plenty of flexibility ; Plenty of useful shooting modes and features ; Good image quality - especially at lower ISO settings ; Stylish and well-built

Menu navigation can take a bit of getting used to ; AVCHD video options may confuse some users

While it's undoubtedly good that Sony has seen fit to include such a broad range of recording options, we do wonder how many users will fully appreciate the differences between the various AVCHD settings, or indeed realise that movies shot at the...

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Sony Cyber-shot HX20V review


Sony's Cyber-shot range has long been known for combining cutting-edge technology with sleek design in some of the most reliable compact cameras on the market. The HX20V is the latest of these...

Design, full specification, usability

Exposure issues, lack of Raw capture

While there’s no denying that the Sony HX20V is feature-laden advanced compact capable of producing good images, it’s not without it’s flaws. The model’s lens could be better specified, while the lack of Raw capture is a disappointment – two key...