Sony DSC-HX1 Review

 
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Model Name: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1 
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General
Model Number: DSC-HX1
Camera Format: EVF
Currently Manufactured: No
Retail Price: $499.00
Street Price:  
Date Available: 2009-04-15
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 18.2 oz (515 g)
includes batteries
Size: 4.5 x 3.3 x 3.6 in.
(115 x 83 x 92 mm)
Waterproof: No
Waterproof Depth: n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Sony Exmor
Effective Megapixels: 9.1
Sensor Format: 1/2.4 inch
Sensor size: 27.0544mm2 (5.92mm x 4.57mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.71 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3, 16:9
Color Filter Type: RGBG
Self-Cleaning: No
Built-in image stabilization: No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 3456 x 2592 (9.0 MP, 4:3),
3456 x 2304 (8.0 MP, 3:2),
3456 x 1944 (6.7 MP, 16:9),
2592 x 1944 (5.0 MP, 4:3),
2048 x 1536 (3.1 MP, 4:3),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF v2.21)
Continuous-mode frames/second: 10.0
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (30)
1280x720 (30)
640x480 (30)
Movie File Format: MPEG4 AVC/H.264
Composite Video Out: Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder:
HD Video Out: Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI, Component
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a
Lens Thread: n/a
Lens Thread Type: n/a
Kit Lens: Sony G Lens, 13 elements in 10 groups including 1 ED, 1 asph. element
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 28 - 560 mm
Zoom Ratio: 20.00x
Aperture Range: f/3.5 (wide) / f/5.2 (tele) - f/?
Normal Focus Range: 1 cm to Infinity
0.4 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 1 cm to Infinity
0.4 in to Infinity
Optical Image Stablization: Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values: 2x Precision, up to 108x Smart Zoom
Filter Thread: n/a
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detection
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus: Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Yes
Viewfinder Type: EVF type, 201K pixels
Focus Peaking: No
EVF Resolution In Pixels:  
EVF Resolution In Dots:  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes
Rear Display: Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 230,000 dots
Touchscreen: No
Articulating Screen: Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen:
Selfie Screen:
Max Playback Zoom:  
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native):  
Minimum ISO (native):  
ISO Settings: Auto, 125 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent 1, Fluorescent 2, Fluorescent 3, Incandescent, Flash
Shutter Speed Range: 30 - 1/4000
Bulb Mode: No
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Multi Pattern, Center Weighted, Spot
Program, Aperture, Shutter, Manual (PASM) Modes: Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Easy, Sweep Panorama, Anti motion blur, Handheld Twilight, High Sensitivity, Twilight,Twilight Portrait, Landscape, Portrait , Snow, Beach, Fireworks, Gourmet, Adv. Sports
Self Timer: 2 or 10 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):  
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Flash Off
Flash Guide Number: n/a
Flash Range Description: ISO Auto: 0.3m-9.2m(W), 1.5m-5.1m(T)
Max Flash Sync:  
Flash Exposure Compensation:  
External Flash Connection: n/a
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: MS Duo / MS PRO Duo
Dual Card Slots: No
Uncompressed Format:  
CCD Raw Format: No
Movie File Format: MPEG4 AVC/H.264
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-fi: No
Built-In GPS: No
Bluetooth: No
NFC: No
Microphone Jack: No
Headphone Jack: No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes
Remote Control: No
Remote Control Type:  
Connections (extended): Multi-connector
Performance Timing
Cycle Time RAW Format (secs):  
Buffer Size (Frames, RAW format):  
Cycle Time Max Res JPEG (secs): 1.550
Buffer Size (Frames, Max Res JPEG): Unlimited
Cycle Time Min Res (secs)  
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
Continuous Mode Rate (fps): 10.000
Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res): 10
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode Rate (fps):  
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res):  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) WIDE: 0.308
Shutter Lag (manual focus):  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) TELE: 0.231
Shutter Lag with Flash: 0.674
Shutter Lag (prefocus): 0.008
Shutter Lag (continuous auto):  
Shutter Lag (notes):  
Startup Time: 2.300
Shutdown Time: 2.500
Play -> Record Time:  
Record -> Play Max Res Time:  
Record -> Play Min Res Time:  
Download Speed (KB/sec): 12,759.00
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary Info LITHIUM
Usable Battery Types: Lithium ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary Lithium ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (external or internal): Yes
External Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
CIPA Rating Monitor (Live View): 390
CIPA Rating Viewfinder (OVF/EVF):  
Software
Included Software: Sony CD-ROM
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: 10fps Full-resolution Burst Mode, Optical Image Stabilization, Tilt LCD, Intelligent Scene Recognition, Face Detection, Sweep Panorama, Anti-Motion-blur, Handheld Twilight, In-camera Retouching, HD Movie (1080p, 720p), HD Output.

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