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Sony HX100V

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Sony HX100V
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A good spec and multi award winning bridge digital camera, with an Editor's Choice award from one expert review website and 8 further awards from other expert sites
Bridge 16.2MP 30x Yes Aug 2011
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Sony HX100V Review

With excellent reviews and very good features, we have ranked the Sony HX100V number 443 across all digital cameras.
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Reviews
82 Reviews + 9 Awards
79
Features
Good Features
61
Age
6 Years Old
73
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 73?

It has very good expert reviews and superb user reviews with an average overall rating of 89%, based on 82 reviews. This digital camera has received nine awards including a "Recommended" award from Dgl.ru plus two other sites and a "Highly Recommended" award from Camera Labs plus two other sites. Praktica cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However this Sony digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2018.
Customers report good video capture, great product quality and good picture quality. However they also report that it is not robust.
The HX100V has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
4608 x 3456 pixels image resolution
Includes sony PMB (picture motion browser) software ver. 5.5
Optical steadyshot image stabilization
Superior auto mode
Digital zoom
Natural flash
Face detection technology
Sweep multi angle mode
HDMI output
Intelligent sweep panorama mode
Motion detection
Anti-Motion blur mode
Includes sony PMB portable software
Soft skin mode
Smile shutter technology
Anti-blink function
Background defocus
Backlight correction HDR
Bigger than average optical zoom
3D still image and sweep panorama mode
Cyber-shot digital camera hx100v
Super zoom
Great low-light shots
Zoom in on the action
Amazing HD movies
Incredible contrast
Shoot in immersive 3d
Effortless panoramic shots
Features:
Carl zeiss vario-sonnart lens with 27mm equivalent wide angle lens and 30x optical zoom
3.0 (921k dots) xtrafine LCD
Hi-speed linear focus
Full HD 1080/60p
TransferJet technology
Heavier than average
Very slow camera shutter speed

Sony HX100V Video Reviews

How Big is the Sony HX100V?

The Sony HX100V is 119mm wide and 93mm tall. It is 88.9mm deep and weighs 0.574kg.

Sony HX100V front dimensions
Sony HX100V size in context

Sony HX100V In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Nine Industry Awards

This camera has received nine awards from expert review sites.

Three expert review sites all concluded that they would endorse this Sony camera. This was from Dgl.ru, Alphr.com and What Digital Camera who gave it an "Recommended".

Three more expert review sites all decided that this camera was great. This was from Camera Labs, Ephotozine and PhotographyBlog.com who gave it an "Highly Recommended".

This digital camera was given an "Editor's Choice" award by review site Photoreview.com.au who decided that this Sony digital camera was marvellous.

The authors at two more expert review sites both concluded that this camera was very good. This was from Digital Versus and Les Numeriques.com who gave it an "5 Star".

Good Expert Reviews

Based on 40 expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, DP Review, PhotographyBlog.com and CNET.com the average expert rating of this Sony camera is 81%.

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Excellent Owner Reviews

The average owner rating of this Sony camera is marvellous based on 42 owner reviews. Over 84% of reviewers gave this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars. This means that owners think this camera is one of the better cameras.

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Users Report That it is Not Robust

Two customers said in their reviews that the Sony HX100V was not well made.

Users Report Good Video Capture

Five owners wrote in their reviews that the product was good for video recording.

Very Good Brand

We checked 22,092 expert and user reviews (including 7,416 verified purchases) for Sony cameras and found that on average Sony has very good reviews. 92% of those that bought a Sony digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report Excellent Product Quality

Five owners who reviewed the product reckoned that it was good quality.

  • A camera is nothing without solid image quality and, t…
  • Excellent quality images and videos…
    Alphr.com June 2011
  • Has got better video quality…
  • The quality of images is amazing!
  • The setting and functions are all very familiar and easy to get used to with a bit of experimentation and produce beautiful high quality pictures…
  • Sound quality was also excellent with the stereo microphones mounted on top of the camera, although the wind noise reduction didn't help one bit on a blustery coastline…
    Ross (Amazon) - January 2012

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

10 people mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was able to produce good images.

Customers Report That it is Easy to Use

Five owners who bought it thought it was easy to use, two owners who reviewed the Sony HX100V reckoned that it was comfortable and easy to hold and two people concluded that it was easy to use the menus.

Users Report Good Lens Quality

Five owners who purchased it wrote that it had a good zoom.

Users Report That it is a Good Size

Two owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was compact.

  • It's chunky, which means it's comfortable to hold…
    Alphr.com June 2011
  • The compact cameras for half the price just cannot compete with the image quality that you get from something like this with a serious lens…
    Ross (Amazon) - January 2012
  • Excellent camera, really worth the money, can't have any problem with it, small, light and compact.
  • It is not too heavy…

Age

Released Over Six Years Ago

This camera was released in August 2011.

Features

Average Megapixels

The Sony HX100V's sensor megapixels of 16.2MP is pretty average compared to most other cameras. It is in the highest 65% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.

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Bigger Than Average Optical Zoom

The Sony HX100V's optical zoom of 30x is in the biggest 24% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found resolution on cameras.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Sony HX100V has an image stabilizer. 78% of digital cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Very Slow Camera Shutter Speed

The Sony HX100V's camera shutter speed of only 0.00025s is in the slowest 12% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Sony HX100V has a built-in flash. 68% of digital cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Heavier Than Average

Across all the cameras the weights range from 50g to 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g. The Sony HX100V's weight of 525g is heavier than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the heaviest 16% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Only 640 X 480 Still Image Resolution

The Sony HX100V supports a maximum still image resolution of 640 x 480. That's 90% lower still image resolution than the most frequently found resolution of 1712 x 1712. Across all digital cameras the worst resolution is 384 x 480 and the best is 6016 x 4016.

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Features Smile Detection

The Sony HX100V features smile detection. 88% of cameras do not feature smile detection.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Sony HX100V has an HDMI port, which is unusual. 72% of cameras do not have an HDMI port.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Sony HX100V does not support Wi-Fi, although this is within the context that 69% of cameras also do not support Wi-Fi.

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Does Not Have a Video Out

The Sony HX100V does not have a video out, although it is worth keeping in mind that 100% of digital cameras also do not have a video out.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Sony HX100V's display diagonal of 3" is relatively standard compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 74% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Heavier Than Average

The average weight of all cameras is 0.24kg, with the lightest being 0.095kg and the heaviest being 1.3kg. The Sony HX100V's weight of 0.574kg is heavier than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the heaviest 6% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Higher Than Average Display Resolution

The Sony HX100V's display resolution of 921,000 pixels is higher than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the highest 33% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. The display resolutions of cameras range from 23,000 pixels to 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 620,000 pixels.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Sony HX100V supports video capability. 67% of digital cameras do not support video capability.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

GPS (satellite)

The Sony HX100V has a GPS (satellite), which is unusual. 89% of cameras do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Bigger Than Average Digital Zoom

The smallest digital zoom of cameras is 1x, the biggest is 810x, and the average digital zoom is 12x. The Sony HX100V's digital zoom of 120x is in the biggest 2% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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3D

The Sony HX100V is 3D. 90% of cameras are not 3D.

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Lower Than Average Maximum Playback Zoom

The maximum playback zoom of the Sony HX100V of only 1x is very low compared to most other cameras. It is in the lowest 3% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. The playback zoom (max) of digital cameras range from 1x to 39x, and the average maximum playback zoom is 10x.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Sony HX100V features contrast adjustment, which is unusual. 83% of cameras do not feature contrast adjustment.

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Average Image Sensor Size

The Sony HX100V's image sensor size of 0.435" is fairly average compared to most other cameras. It is bigger than 54% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The Sony HX100V features saturation adjustment, unlike 87% of cameras which do not feature saturation adjustment.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Sony HX100V supports Full HD video, which is unusual. 76% of cameras do not support Full HD video.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony dschx100vb, sony zoom4x, sony hx100v

Barcodes:

00002724282502, 00027242808782, 03610170025443, 04905524707977, 04905524768749, 04905524768756, 04905524774955, 04905524774979, 05053460120738

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