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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX100V

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1046 reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX100V. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviews about the portability and performance are overall positive. The image quality and zoom also get good feedback. The viewfinder and battery get mixed views. The storage and energy efficiency get negative views.

usability, zoom, image quality, performance, portability

flash, memory, energy, storage

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX100V is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX100V


alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 user reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX100V from The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on People are impressed by the image quality and performance. The zoom and portability also get good feedback. There are some mixed comments about the price, while many are negative about the reliability.

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

Jul, 2020

Consumer review ( review summary for Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX100V


alaTest has collected and analyzed 197 user reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX100V from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on People are impressed by the price and zoom. The performance and image quality are also mentioned favorably, but views are divided on the portability.

usability, image quality, performance, zoom, price

93% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2020

Expert review by : Amadou Diallo (

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 and...

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

Oct, 2011

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX100V (Black) review


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.

Aug, 2011

Expert review by : Armando Rodriguez (

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Expert review by : William Chambers (

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...

Feb, 2011

Highly Recommended

Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100V Review


The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX100V is a feature-packed super-zoom camera, offering a 30x, 27-810mm zoom lens, 16.2 megapixel back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor, built-in GPS tracking complete with a compass, full 1080p high-definition video recording...

The Sony CyberShot DSC-HX100V is one of the best super-zoom camera that we've ever reviewed, offering a compelling mix of advanced features, excellent still image quality, fantastic lens and a class-leading video mode, all at a price that is...

Jun, 2011

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX100V Review


A high quality ultra-zoom from Sony. This camera almost ran away with the our scores this time around, with only the Canon Powershot S100 giving it a run for its money. The camera sports impressive video recording capabilities and managed to ace almost...

Video performance, Performance in low-light, Detail in macro mode, Optics are excellent

Lack of hot shoe, Noise Reduction algorithms too aggressive

Jan, 2012

Expert review by : Christopher Snow (

Sony HX100V


Strong color accuracy, with plenty of features geared to the more professional crowd

Superb color results; Controls are solid and well-designed

Average lens amid great hardware; Struggles with noise

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...

Oct, 2011


Expert review by : Ken McMahon (

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...

Aug, 2011

Expert review by : Philip Ryan (

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

May, 2011

Expert review by : Barrie Smith (

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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