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Sony DSC-HX20B Digital Camera

18.2MP 20x CMOS 306x Sep 2013
Megapixel Optical Zoom Sensor Type Digital Zoom Release Date
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Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

We calculated the average reviews for all Sony cameras and also specifically for Sony compact cameras and found that in both cases Sony had good reviews compared to other manufacturers.

Quite Large Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the KHX20BBGSFDI has a quite large display diagonal compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the KHX20BBGSFDI. The smallest display diagonal of compact cameras that were released more than two years ago is 1", the largest is 4.8", and the average display diagonal is 2.8".

It may also be worth considering one of the other 3" screen cameras currently available including the Nikon 26[plb_1280883_price], or the Fujifilm F660EXR[plb_1409997_price] which has better reviews.

If this compact camera camera display diagonal is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77[plb_1836487_price] (3.5" and higher rated), or the Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC110[plb_2083466_price] (4.8" and higher rated).

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

The average digital zoom of compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the KHX20BBGSFDI is 10x. When compared to other digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the KHX20BBGSFDI, the digital zoom of the KHX20BBGSFDI of 80 times zoom factor is one of the biggest.

If this camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Olympus Stylus SZ-15[plb_1721132_price] (96x), or the Sony DSC-WX200[plb_1609944_price] (102x) which also has a higher rating.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

has a GPS (satellite)

Unlike most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the KHX20BBGSFDI which do not have a GPS (satellite), the KHX20BBGSFDI has a GPS (satellite).

There are a number of other digital cameras with a GPS (satellite) currently available which you might want to look at including the Panasonic DMC-TZ30[plb_1847857_price] which has better reviews.

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Supports Full HD Video

The KHX20BBGSFDI supports Full HD video, unlike most of the other compact cameras that have been available for more than two years which do not support Full HD video.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras which support Full HD video and we think the X10[pl_1150_price], and the F800EXR[pl_1518759_price] both from Fujifilm which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

SD compatible memory cards

This camera supports a microSDHC|MS Duo|MS Micro (M2)|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory cards on similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If the memory card type of this camera is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Panasonic DMC-TZ55[plb_2145740_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC) which is also higher rated.

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

Unlike most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the KHX20BBGSFDI which do not support video capability, the KHX20BBGSFDI supports video capability.

There are a number of alternative cameras which support video capability currently available that you might also want to consider including the Fujifilm FinePix JX500[plb_1672380_price] which has better reviews.

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Fairly High Megapixel

Similar spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago have megapixels of between 0.3MP and 46MP, and the average megapixel is 14MP. The KHX20BBGSFDI has a fairly high megapixel (18.2 megapixels) compared to most of the other cameras that were released more than two years ago.

Digital cameras with a higher megapixel that might be worth looking at include the Sony DSC-W830[plb_3766520_price] (20.1MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

Similar spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the KHX20BBGSFDI have optical zooms of between 0.17x and 63x, and the average optical zoom is 9.3x. With an optical zoom of 20 times zoom factor, the KHX20BBGSFDI has one of the bigger optical zooms amongst compact cameras of this age.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 20x optical zoom digital cameras and we think the SX240 HS[pl_410378_price], and the PowerShot SX270 HS[pl_1496416_price] both from Canon or the Fujifilm FinePix F770EXR[plb_383572_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might be worth considering include the Galaxy Camera EK-GC110[pl_2083466_price] (21x), or the GC100[pl_2600424_price] (21x) both from Samsung which is also higher rated.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Sony KHX20BBGSFDI has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the KHX20BBGSFDI.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available including because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price], or the Olympus Stylus SH-60[plb_2273504_price].

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Very Big Combined Zoom

The combined zoom of the KHX20BBGSFDI of 1,600 times zoom factor is one of the biggest amongst digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. The combined zooms of compact cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 3x to 1,600x.

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Electronic Camera Shutter Type

This digital camera has an Electronic camera shutter type, which is typical of many compact cameras that came out around the same time as it.

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Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

With a closest focusing distance of only 0.01 meters, the Sony KHX20BBGSFDI has one of the smaller closest focusing distances amongst similar spec cameras of this age. The closest focusing distances of cameras of this spec and age range from 0.01m to 0.2m.

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Has Five White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the KHX20BBGSFDI is more than most similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the KHX20BBGSFDI. The white balances "Cloudy", "Flash", "Fluorescent" and "Incandescent" are also found on this Sony camera.

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Has One Photo Effects

The Sony KHX20BBGSFDI has a greater number of photo effects than most cameras of this type and age. This Sony camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most frequently found photo effects found on compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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±2EV (1/2, 1/3 EV Step) Flash Exposure Correction

The KHX20BBGSFDI has a ±2EV (1/2, 1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction which is wider than the ±2EV (1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction found on most cameras of this spec and age. In addition, this digital camera have a ±2EV (1/2 and 1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction. Comparable spec cameras that have been around for more than two years flash exposure corrections range from ±2EV (1/3 EV step) (worst) to ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step) (best).

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Quite High Display Resolution (numeric)

Digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the KHX20BBGSFDI have display resolution (numeric)s of between 1 pixels and 16,000,000 pixels. The KHX20BBGSFDI has one of the higher display resolution (numeric)s (921,600 pixels) amongst compact cameras of this age.

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Quite High ISO Sensitivity (max)

Across all the similar spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the KHX20BBGSFDI the ISO sensitivity (max)s range from 3 to 26,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 4,600. With an ISO sensitivity (max) of 12,800, the Sony KHX20BBGSFDI has a quite high ISO sensitivity (max) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the KHX20BBGSFDI.

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Quite Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The KHX20BBGSFDI has one of the longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s (500 millimeters) amongst compact cameras of this age. The average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of digital cameras of this age and type is 250mm.

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Has Two Image Editings

The number of image editing modes found on the KHX20BBGSFDI is more than most cameras of this age and spec. The most commonly found image editing is Resizing, but this image editing is not found on this Sony camera. The image editings Rotating and Trimming are also found on this camera.

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2 USB Version

This digital camera supports a 2 USB version, which is typical of many cameras of a similar spec and age to it.

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4896 X 3672 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The KHX20BBGSFDI has a 4896 x 3672 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to it. Most cameras of a comparable type and age to it have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution. Cameras of a comparable age and spec to the KHX20BBGSFDI maximum image resolutions range from 2592 x 1944 pixels (worst) to 5152 x 3864 pixels (best).

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The highest video resolution supported by the KHX20BBGSFDI is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by cameras of this type and age. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this Sony digital camera. In addition, this camera support a video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels and 1440 x 1080 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best supported video resolution amongst all digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

A 320 x 240 pixels video resolutions is the worst supported video resolution across comparable types of digital camera.

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3648 X 2736 Still Image Resolution(s)

The KHX20BBGSFDI has a 3648 x 2736 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most cameras of this type and age. Most compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this Sony camera has a still image resolution(s) of 1920 x 1080. The best still image resolution of all comparable spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago is 5152 x 3864 and the worst is 384 x 480.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Sony KHX20BBGSFDI is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is actually the best video resolution amongst all compact cameras that have been available for more than two years.

The worst video resolution amongst similar types of camera is 320 x 240 pixels.

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320 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

The Sony KHX20BBGSFDI is a camera that takes 320 shots battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto / Manual focus adjustment, which is the most commonly found focus adjustment on similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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12 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The Sony KHX20BBGSFDI does not have an image stabilizer. Most of the other cameras of this type and age do have an image stabilizer.

It is worth considering alternative cameras which also have an image stabilizer including the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price].

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The KHX20BBGSFDI does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the KHX20BBGSFDI also do not support wi-Fi.

Other digital cameras which also support wi-Fi that you might also want to look at include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40[plb_2046319_price], or the Sony DSC-WX300[plb_1621847_price].

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other digital cameras of this age and type, the KHX20BBGSFDI is not waterproof.

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Heavy

The lightest compact camera camera that has been on the market for around the same time as the KHX20BBGSFDI is 20g , the heaviest is 840g, and the average weight is 170g. With a weight of 221 grams, the KHX20BBGSFDI is one of the heavier compact cameras that have been around for more than two years amongst compact cameras of this age.

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Only Features Five Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the KHX20BBGSFDI is more than most cameras that are a similar age to it. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on digital cameras of a similar type and age to the KHX20BBGSFDI. The flash modess "Flash off", "Flash on", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Sony camera.

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Only Features Three Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the KHX20BBGSFDI is more than most compact cameras that are a similar age to it. The most frequently featured auto focusing (AF) modes is Face detection, but this auto focusing (AF) modes is not featured on this digital camera. The auto focusing (AF) modess Centre weighted Auto Focus, Flexible Spot Auto Focus and Multi Point Auto Focus are also featured on this Sony digital camera.

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Only Supports Two Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the KHX20BBGSFDI is more than most digital cameras of this age and spec. The most frequently supported camera file system is Exif 2.3, but this camera file system is not supported by this camera. The camera file systems DCF 2.0 and DPOF 1.1 are also supported by this Sony camera.

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Quite Low Playback Zoom (max)

The Sony KHX20BBGSFDI has a fairly low playback zoom (max) (only 8 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to the KHX20BBGSFDI. The playback zoom (max)s of compact cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the KHX20BBGSFDI range from 1x to 16x.

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Very Short Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

With a slowest camera shutter speed of only 4 seconds, the Sony KHX20BBGSFDI has a quite short slowest camera shutter speed compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the KHX20BBGSFDI. Across all the digital cameras of a similar type and age to the KHX20BBGSFDI the slowest camera shutter speeds range from 0.12s to 250s.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The KHX20BBGSFDI has a greater number of supported image formats than most digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the KHX20BBGSFDI.

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Quite Big ISO Sensitivity (min)

At 100, the KHX20BBGSFDI has a fairly big ISO sensitivity (min) compared to most of the other cameras that have been available for around the same time as the KHX20BBGSFDI. The smallest ISO sensitivity (min) of digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the KHX20BBGSFDI is 10 and the biggest is 200.

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Heavy

The KHX20BBGSFDI is fairly heavy (0.221 kilograms) compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to the KHX20BBGSFDI. Across all the compact cameras that were released more than two years ago the weights range from 0.097kg to 180kg, and the average weight is 4.1kg.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony DSC-HX20B

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Sony released the KHX20BBGSFDI.

1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This digital camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as it. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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MOS Sensor Type

The KHX20BBGSFDI has a better sensor type than most digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. This camera has a MOS sensor type, whereas most compact cameras that were released more than two years ago have a CCD sensor type.

There are a number of alternative cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available which you might want to look at including the Nikon Coolpix P510[plb_2071647_price] which has better reviews.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Waterproof
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Closest Focusing Distance
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Smile Detection
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Flash Exposure Lock
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
3D
GPS (satellite)
White Balance
Histogram
Image Editing
Camera File System
Saturation Adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
Built-In Processor
Scene Modes
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Life (max)
Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Hand Strap
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
Lens System

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers khx20b, dschx20, khx20bb, dschx20v, dschx20b, khx20bbg, dschx20vb, khx20bbgs, khx20bbgsf, khx20bbgsfd, khx20bbgsfdi, dschx20vbceh, sony dschx20, dschx20vtceh, sony dschx20v, dschx20vtcee8, dschx20vbcee8, sony dschx20vb, sony dschx20vbc
Barcodes 00027242846227, 00894685228411, 04905524861228, 04905524861242, 04905524861259, 04905524861280, 04905524861297, 04905524873009, 04905524873047, 07501450762416

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