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Sony DSC-HX20V Digital Camera

Nine industry awards
Reasonably priced
Easy to use
52 Reviews + 9 Awards
buy-n-shoot.com Gold Digital Versus 5 Star Ephotozine Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Essential

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Reviews

Nine Industry Awards

Amongst digital cameras of this age and type, this camera is one of the most highly awarded.

The writers at websites Ephotozine, M3.idg.se and Pcactual.com all concluded that concluded that they would recommend this digital camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

In addition, this camera received a "Gold" award from review site Buy-n-shoot.com and it received an Optyczne.pl "Editor's Choice" award.

This camera received a "5 Star" award from both Digital Versus and 01net.com and it received an "Essential" award from PhotographyBlog.com.

This digital camera received a "5 Star" award from Les Numeriques.com.

Expert Reviews Are Good

Thirty-four experts from sites including What Digital Camera, DP Review, PhotographyBlog.com and Trusted Reviews have rated this digital camera on average 84%. The expert review sites think this camera is one of the very best cameras of this age and type.

Good User Reviews

Users have rated this digital camera on average 87 out of 100. 5 reviewers (83% of all reviewers) gave this camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 83% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Sony Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

We checked 23,306 user and expert reviews (including 196 verified purchases) for Sony digital cameras and found that on average Sony has good ratings. We also found that Sony has good ratings specifically for its cameras. 83% of those that bought a Sony digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Price

Reasonably Priced

Three people who purchased the Sony DSC-HX20V thought it was expensive. Expert website Amateurphotographer.co.uk wrote five years ago “Cameras at the top end of the compact market have to work hard to maintain their positions, due to competition from less expensive compact system cameras” . Expert review site Pcmag.com said also five years ago “It's one of the more expensive compact superzoom models you'll find.” . Lectriclarry mentioned on expert website Walmart.com “My daughter was so impressed with my camera she took her more expensive high end camera back”.

Two owners who bought it mentioned that it was good value for money. Ladybfree mentioned “Good price too”. Lectriclarry wrote on expert review site Walmart.com four years ago “We are both are satisfied with the price and features”.

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Design

Easy to Use

Three owners said that the product was easy to use. Expert website Stuffmideast.com said five years ago “A superb compact that's ready for anythingWe think a compact camera should be easy to use in any situation, fast to react” . Expert website Stuff.tv mentioned “17PM We think a compact camera should be easy to use in any situation, fast to react”.

Nice Design

Two owners concluded that the Sony DSC-HX20V was good looking. Five years ago expert review site Gizmodo.com.au mentioned in their review of this digital camera “It can produce some truly beautiful images that capture a solitary moment of fun, sadness or passion, ready to be shared to friends or printed on glossy paper”. Ladybfree said on expert review site Walmart.com four years ago “I also enjoy taking photos of my pets and OMG, just beautiful” and rated it 5 stars out of 5.

Robust

Three owners wrote in their reviews that it was well made. Expert website Smh.com.au mentioned “There is GPS built in and the 75mm LCD is a fine, bright, high-definition viewer”. Ephotozine.com said on expert website Ephotozine “The body has a firm, solid build, but”.

Good Product Quality

Two owners who purchased the product reckoned that it was good quality. Expert review site Ephotozine.com said “Image quality is good”. Vactioner wrote four years ago “I love it! The picture quality is outstanding” in their review of the Sony DSC-HX20V.


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Good Connectivity

Five customers who purchased the product reckoned that it had gps. Expert website Digit.in mentioned “The longest zoom range in a travel zoom and an on-board gps chip for easy geotagging” and scored it a maximum of 5 stars. Expert website Photographyblog.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “A 20x 25-500mm lens, built-in GPS tracking, full 1080i high-definition video with stereo sound” . Expert website Pcmag.com mentioned “With its Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V, Sony packs a long 20x zoom lens and GPS into one decidedly svelte camera” and rated it 4 stars out of 5.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Fifteen customers who reviewed the product thought it was compact. Expert review site Cameras.co.uk mentioned in their review of this digital camera five years ago “The Sony Cybershot DSC HX20V is a powerful camera with plenty of features packed into a compact body” . Expert review site Amateurphotographer.co.uk wrote “Loosely termed ‘travel compact” in their Sony DSC-HX20V review. They also said “Advances in technology have allowed travel compact cameras to remain competitive” in their review.


Good Geotagging

Two customers who bought the Sony DSC-HX20V wrote that it had good geotagging.

Good Quality Pictures

Eight people who reviewed it reckoned that it was able to produce good images. Expert website Digitalversus.com mentioned five years ago “Takes great pictures” in their review of this digital camera. Also five years ago Pcmag.com said in their review of this digital camera on expert website PC Mag “The 18-megapixel shooter captures sharp photos, does well in dimmer light” and scored it 4 stars out of 5. Bobic2 wrote on expert review site Walmart.com “The images are so much sharper”.

Two people considered that it had a good image sensor. Expert review site Digit.in wrote “The Sony Cyber-shot HX20V packs an impressive sensor” in their review of this digital camera and scored it a maximum of 5 stars. Expert review site Smh.com.au said “This camera has an 18-megapixel sensor and an image-stabilised 25mm-500mm (film equivalent) lens”.

Two customers wrote in their reviews that it had a good picture resolution. Five years ago expert website Cnet.co.uk said in their review of this digital camera “The HX20V comes close to being the perfect traveller's camera, with a high resolution, long zoom”. They also wrote “A long zoom, decent resolution” in their review.

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Good Quality Lens

Twelve owners said in their reviews that the product had a good zoom. Expert review site Smh.com.au wrote “Zoom action is smooth” in their review of the Sony DSC-HX20V. Expert review site Cnet.com.au rated this digital camera 4 stars out of 5 and mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Offering a wide range of features from a 20x optical zoom lens to excellent low-light modes”. Dpreview.com wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert review site DP Review “The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V is a very good travel zoom camera that offers a great selection of auto modes, some very useful bells”.


Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was September 2013 when Sony released the DSC-HX20V.


Features

Good Technical Features

Seven owners who bought it considered that it had good features. Expert review site Digitalversus.com wrote “It has plenty of features, offers good performances” in their review of this digital camera. Expert website Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned “A fantastic array of innovative and genuinely useful features.” yet they only scored the Sony DSC-HX20V 3 stars out of 5. Five years ago expert website Pocket-Lint.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “A great zoom range crammed into a small body and stacks of features including super-fast autofocus work in the HX20V’s favour.”.


Sony DSC-HX20V Review Sources

To prepare this Sony DSC-HX20V review we compared this digital camera to 1,217 other models. For each digital camera that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 311,674 product attributes, 178,028 digital camera reviews and 4,186,700 historical digital camera prices from 0 digital camera retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this digital camera compared to the other models as well as any areas where this digital camera is lacking.

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