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Sony DSC-HX20V
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Sony DSC-HX20V Digital Camera

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High-performance Cyber-shot with powerful 20x zoom and macro shooting 18.2 effective megapixels Exmor R CMOS sensor: Highly efficient sensor design works with BIONZ processor to reduce image noise... More
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15 Reasons For

Nine Industry Awards

This camera is one of the most highly awarded by camera experts of all the cameras that have been available for more than two years.

This digital camera received a "Recommended" from Ephotozine, M3.idg.se and Pcactual.com all of whom decided that this camera was good.

Two additional expert review sites both liked this camera. This digital camera received a Buy-n-shoot.com "Gold" award and it received an Optyczne.pl "Editor's Choice" award.

The experts at three more expert review sites all decided that this Sony camera was good. This digital camera received a "5 Star" award from both Digital Versus and 01net.com and PhotographyBlog.com gave it an "Essential" award.

The editor of one other expert review site concluded that this camera was good. This Sony digital camera received a "5 Star" award from Les Numeriques.com.

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Good Expert Reviews

This camera has an average expert rating of 84% based on thirty-four expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, DP Review and Ephotozine. Digital camera experts think this digital camera is one of the very best digital cameras of this spec and age.

User Reviews Are Good

This camera has an average user rating of 87 out of 100 based on 6 user reviews.

Good Size

A few Sony DSC-HX20V owners wrote in their reviews that it was compact. Five years ago Pcmag.com gave it a rating of 4 stars and mentioned on expert review site PC Mag “The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V ($399.99 direct) is a compact point-and-shoot camera with a long 20x zoom lens” in their Sony DSC-HX20V review. Pcmag.com also mentioned “GPS into one decidedly svelte camera”. Ephotozine.com gave it a score of 4 stars and said on expert review site Ephotozine “A premium digital compact camera, with its headline features being an 18.2 megapixel sensor” in their review of this digital camera.

One Sony DSC-HX20V reviewer who purchased this digital camera said that it was a good body shape. Ephotozine.com mentioned “The body has a firm, solid build, but” and scored the product 4 stars.

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Good Quality Pictures

Some people thought the Sony DSC-HX20V was able to produce good images. Pcmag.com wrote on expert website PC Mag “The 18-megapixel shooter captures sharp photos, does well in dimmer light” in their review of this digital camera and gave it a score of 4 stars. Five years ago expert review site Digitalversus.com said “Takes great pictures” in their review of this digital camera.

A few Sony DSC-HX20V reviewers thought it had a good picture resolution. Cnet.co.uk wrote on expert website CNET.co.uk five years ago “A long zoom, decent resolution”.

Some Sony DSC-HX20V reviewers who reviewed the Sony DSC-HX20V agreed that it had a good image sensor. Five years ago Smh.com.au wrote in their Sony DSC-HX20V review “This camera has an 18-megapixel sensor and an image-stabilised 25mm-500mm (film equivalent) lens”. In the same month expert review site Digit.in wrote in their review “The Sony Cyber-shot HX20V packs an impressive sensor” and gave it a rating of 5 stars.

One person who reviewed it reckoned that it was good in low light. Expert website Cnet.com.au gave it a rating of 4 stars and said “Offering a wide range of features from a 20x optical zoom lens to excellent low-light modes”.

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Good Quality Lens

Ten Sony DSC-HX20V owners said in their reviews that it had a good zoom. Five years ago expert review site Dcresource.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Conclusion 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”. Expert review site Techradar.com wrote “The chief selling point here remains the ideal compromise between the broad zoom range and compact dimensions” in their Sony DSC-HX20V review and rated the product 80 out of 100. Pocket-Lint.com wrote “A great zoom range crammed into a small body” in their review.

Several Sony DSC-HX20V reviewers mentioned that it had a good lens.

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Good Technical Features

Six people wrote in their reviews that this digital camera had good features. Expert review site Whatdigitalcamera.com said “Sony has a knack of cramming its Cyber-shot series with a whole host of imaging gadgetry, as well as a range of cutting edge features” in their review. Expert website Cnet.co.uk wrote in their review “The HX20V comes close to being the perfect traveller's camera, with a high resolution, long zoom and built-in geotagging features that put your pictures on the map” . Expertreviews.co.uk said on Expert Reviews five years ago “A fantastic array of innovative and genuinely useful features.” however despite that they gave the Sony DSC-HX20V a rating of 60 out of 100.

Good Connectivity

A few Sony DSC-HX20V owners who reviewed the Sony DSC-HX20V concluded that it had gps. Expert website Photographyblog.com mentioned “A 20x 25-500mm lens, built-in GPS tracking, full 1080i high-definition video with stereo sound” in their review. Expert review site Digit.in said in their review of this digital camera “The longest zoom range in a travel zoom and an on-board gps chip for easy geotagging” and rated it 5 stars.

Robust

Some Sony DSC-HX20V reviewers agreed that it was well made. Expert review site Smh.com.au wrote in their Sony DSC-HX20V review five years ago “There is GPS built in and the 75mm LCD is a fine, bright, high-definition viewer” . One person thought it was strong and durable. Five years ago Cnet.co.uk gave the product a score of 80 out of 100 and said on expert review site CNET.co.uk “Rugged good looks”.

Good Geotagging

Some people mentioned in their reviews that it had good geotagging.

Sony Has Good Camera Reviews

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

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Easy to Use

A few people said in their reviews that it was easy to use. Stuff.tv gave this digital camera a very good rating and mentioned in their Sony DSC-HX20V review “17PM We think a compact camera should be easy to use in any situation, fast to react”. Five years ago expert website Stuffmideast.com wrote “A superb compact that's ready for anythingWe think a compact camera should be easy to use in any situation, fast to react” in their Sony DSC-HX20V review.

Nice Design

One Sony DSC-HX20V reviewer wrote in their reviews that the product was smooth. Expert website Smh.com.au mentioned “Zoom action is smooth” in their review of the Sony DSC-HX20V.

One customer reckoned that the Sony DSC-HX20V was good looking. Gizmodo.com.au mentioned in their review of the Sony DSC-HX20V “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”.

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Good Video Capture

One person who purchased the Sony DSC-HX20V concluded that it was good for video recording.

Good Product Quality

One Sony DSC-HX20V owner mentioned in their reviews that the product was good quality. Five years ago Ephotozine.com mentioned on expert review site Ephotozine “Image quality is good” in their review.

10 Reasons Against

Poor Support

A few Sony DSC-HX20V reviewers wrote in their reviews that it did not have good technical guidance.

A Bit Expensive

Some people concluded that this digital camera was not cheap. Pcmag.com wrote “It's one of the more expensive compact superzoom models you'll find.” in their review of this digital camera. Expert website Amateurphotographer.co.uk wrote “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”.

Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The DSC-HX20V does not have an image stabilizer. Most of the other cameras of this type and age also do not have an image stabilizer.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most of the other digital cameras that have been available for more than two years, the DSC-HX20V does not support Full HD video.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other cameras that were launched around the same time as the DSC-HX20V, the DSC-HX20V does not have a GPS (satellite).

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the DSC-HX20V, the Sony DSC-HX20V does not support wi-Fi.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

The DSC-HX20V does not support video capability. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago also do not support video capability.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Most digital cameras of this age and spec do not have a built-in flash. The DSC-HX20V is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in flash.

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Not Waterproof

The DSC-HX20V is not waterproof. Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age are also not waterproof.

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Not 3D

Most comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years are not 3D. The DSC-HX20V is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

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1 Other reason to consider the Sony DSC-HX20V

Released Over Three Years Ago

Sony released the DSC-HX20V over three years ago.

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9 Awards

pcactual.com Recommended buy-n-shoot.com Gold Digital Versus 5 Star Ephotozine Recommended 01net.com 5 Star Les Numeriques.com 5 Star PhotographyBlog.com Essential M3.idg.se Recommended optyczne.pl Editor's Choice

Expert Reviews

(46)
12 November 2012

When it comes to the digital camera market, there are many cameras that provide similar specifications and image quality. The Sony Cyber-Shot DSC HX20V is no exception to these specifics and the...

Buy-n-shoot.com

1 September 2012

There's no doubt the fixed lens compact camera market has been hard hit by the quality and convenience of the smartphone and its use for everyday snapping.The photo industry's response is an... Read more…

24 August 2012

A superb compact that's ready for anythingWe think a compact camera should be easy to use in any situation, fast to react and if it can make a camcorder redundant, so much the better. Sony ?s... Read more…

The Sony CyberShot DSC-HX20V is a more capable and more refined version of our favourite travel-zoom camera from 2011, the HX9V, with a longer lens, higher resolution and extra features helping to...

PhotographyBlog.com

5 July 2012

With its Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V, Sony packs a long 20x zoom lens and GPS into one decidedly svelte camera. It's one of the more expensive compact superzoom models you'll find, but all those features...

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User Reviews

(6)
Reviewed 9 January 2013 by LectricLarry
LectricLarry would recommend the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX20V (Verified Purchase)

My daughter was so impressed with my camera she took her more expensive high end camera back and got one like mine. we are both are satisfied with the price and features...

Reviewed 22 February 2013 by Vactioner
Vactioner would recommend the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX20V

This is the 3rd Sony camera that I have owned. I love it! The picture quality is outstanding and it is very easy to use. I love the different scene settings. I would recommend this camera to anyone...

Reviewed 23 January 2013 by Ladybfree
Ladybfree would recommend the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX20V (Verified Purchase)

I purchased the Sony Cyber shot DSCHX20V B Black 18MP camera a few weeks ago and have completely enjoyed learning how to luse it. The quality of the photos is very good, no need to edit once... Read more…

Reviewed 25 July 2013 by Itsmemick1946
Itsmemick1946 would recommend the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX20V (Verified Purchase)

I do my research before buying. Superb. Vivid like you can't believe...and the zoom...perfect. CNET .com...youtube....great reviews...

Reviewed 25 January 2013 by BobIC2
BobIC2 would recommend the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX20V (Verified Purchase)

This is my third Sony camera. I selected another Sony product to continue to use the memory stick. I am still testing the new features and am very pleased. The images are so much sharper and the... Read more…

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