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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1284 reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers really like the portability and zoom. The image quality and performance also get good reviews. Many are negative about the shutter and memory. There are some mixed views about the optics and contrast.

usability, performance, image quality, zoom, portability

memory, shutter

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 41 user reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the performance and portability. The zoom and usability also get good opinions, but many are less positive about the shutter.

image quality, usability, zoom, portability, performance

shutter

98% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 339 user reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the zoom and portability. The performance and image quality are also appreciated. The optics and contrast get critical opinions.

usability, image quality, performance, portability, zoom

memory, contrast, optics

96% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : Paul Miller (engadget.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1 superzoomer reviewed

 

Sure, it's got that funky flip-out display, in-camera panorama stitching, HD video recording and a host of other fancy features for its $500 pricepoint, but does Sony's new Cyber-shot DSC-HX1 give DSLRs a run for their money? Digital Photography ...

Apr, 2009

Expert review by : Danny Palmerlee (pcworld.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1

 

Of all the megazoom cameras I've handled, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1 ($500 as of September 2, 2009) is by far the fastest. It starts up in about 2 seconds and has almost no lag time between shots. Its sharp, tilting 3-inch LCD screen makes shooting...

Extremely fast to focus and shoot ; Tilting 3-inch LCD screen

Subpar image quality ; Settings Menu is difficult to access

The DSC-HX1 trounces megazoom competitors in speed and special functions, but fails painfully in image quality.

Sep, 2009

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1 review: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1

 

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1

Fast; tiltable LCD; Hand-held Twilight mode produces better-than-average photos in low light; zooms during movie capture.

Small EVF; no raw support; HDMI output requires dongle; no standard continuous-shooting mode.

Trade-offs abound in Sony's Cyber-shot DSC-HX1 megazoom. Though it's fast and has some really novel, useful features, it just doesn't deliver the photo quality expected for its class.

Apr, 2009

Recommended!

Expert review by (dpreview.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1

 

2009 is already shaping up to be another bumper year for the superzoom 'bridge' camera. Since the publication of our superzoom test at the start of this year there have been a number of new models released with new features such as bigger zooms, better...

Decent resolution for such an ambitious lens; Good color, generally accurate focus gives a high 'hit rate' even in auto mode; Huge photographic versatility with 28-560mm lens and auto macro mode; Image stabilization works well (and can be used in movie...

Pixel level quality not great; visible sharpening and NR artefacts; ISO 800 - 3200 noisy and of limited use; Noise reduction destroys fine detail at anything over ISO 400, effects visible at base ISO; Electronic view finder is low resolution and small;...

The HX1 presents a very attractive package to the potential buyer.

Apr, 2009

Expert review by : Josh Fate (steves-digicams.com)

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX1 Review

 

The Sony HX1 is an innovative new Super-zoom camera that Sony hasloaded with its top lens,imaging sensor and processor as well as itsnewest and best features. Read more in our Full Conclusion.

Versatile zoom lens with 28-560mm equivalent focal range; Sweep Panorama Mode; 1080p HD Video Capture; Versatile exposure mode options; 3.0-Inch LCD; Bionz Processor; EXMOR CMOS Imaging sensor; 10fps at 9-Megapixels; Excellent overall Performance ;...

More than average noise at all ISO settings; Noticeable Chromatic Aberrations ; Bottom Line ; The Sony HX1 is an innovative new Super-zoom camera that Sony hasloaded with its top lens,imaging sensor and processor as well as itsnewest and best features....

The Sony HX1 is an innovative new Super-zoom camera that Sony hasloaded with its top lens,imaging sensor and processor as well as itsnewest and best features. Read more in our

Feb, 2010

Expert review by (electronicsme.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1

 

The DSC-HX1 is a full-featured compact digital super zoom, or “bridge” camera, as some people call them. Cameras like this are intended to be a “bridge” between the compact point-and-shoot and DSLR worlds, and the DSC-HX1 does a good job at this. The...

9.1MP resolution20X zoom (28-560mm 35mm equivalent)10 fps continuous shootingTilt-and-swivel 3.0 inch LCDFace detection autofocus

Sony's latest entry into the compact digital super zoom category is the...

Sep, 2009

Highly Recommended

Expert review by : Zoltan Arva-Toth (photographyblog.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1 Review

 

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1 is an innovative super-zoom compact camera, offering a 20x optical zoom range (28-560mm) and a G branded lens that was originally developed for the Sony Alpha DSLR family. The 9 megapixel Sony HX1 features a new...

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1 is an undeniably fun camera to use. As you can see from our Sample Images we've used it to capture everything from fast-moving aeroplanes to quaint streets and quiet landscapes, fireworks to interiors and more. Having a long...

Aug, 2009

Expert review by : Richard Baguley (washingtonpost.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1

 

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1 is a point and shoot camera with a trick or two up its sleeve: it can take panoramas in one pass, shoots good looking low light images and also captures high definition video. It also does a good job of capturing images and...

The HX1 is a rather chunky camera: at just over 3 inches on all sides (and deeper with the lens extended when in use), it is definitely not pocket sized. But it does fit well into the hand, and the controls are well placed for easy use. The 3-inch LCD...

Sep, 2009

Expert review by : Richard Baguley (reviewed.com)

Sony DSC-HX1

 

Pricey but impressive, with sharp low light shooting, good video, and a panorama mode

Clean, sharp images; Good looking video

Very noisy at high ISOs; Smile filter is terrifying

The Sony DSC-HX1 is a powerful camera that boasts a number of interesting features. And these features actually do what they say: the panorama mode takes great panoramic shots quickly, and the hand held low light mode also produces much sharper and...

Sep, 2009

Expert review by : David Rasnake (digitalcamerareview.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1 Review

 

Our first look at the Sony Cyber-shot HX1 came nearly a year ago at PMA 2009.

Extremely fast ; Great panorama mode ; 1080p HD video

Expensive ; Tricky menus ; EVF isn't the best

As a technological achievement, though, the HX1 truly shines. Sony has always been known for their gadgetry: lately, it seems, they're figuring out how to make all of this novel tech less novel and more useful. And with phenomenal continuous shooting,...

Aug, 2009

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