Sony HX20V Review

 
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Model Name: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V 
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General
Model Number: HX20V 
Camera Format: Compact 
Currently Manufactured: No 
Retail Price: $399.99
Street Price: $325.99
Date Available: 2012-05-15
Tripod Mount: Yes 
Weight: 9.0 oz (254 g)
includes batteries
Weight With Batteries? Yes
Size: 4.2 x 2.4 x 1.4 in.
(107 x 62 x 35 mm)
Waterproof: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4896 x 3672 (18.0 MP, 4:3),
4896 x 2752 (13.5 MP, 16:9),
3648 x 2736 (10.0 MP, 4:3),
2592 x 1944 (5.0 MP, 4:3),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3),
10480 x 4096 (42.9 MP, Other),
7512 x 1080 (8.1 MP, Other),
4912 x 1920 (9.4 MP, Other),
4912 x 1080 (5.3 MP, Other),
3424 x 1920 (6.6 MP, Other)
Continuous-mode frames/second: 10.0
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080, 1920x1080, 1920x1080, 1440x1080, 1440x1080, 1280x720, 640x480
Movie Frame Rate: 60p(PS), 60i(FX), 60i(FH), 60i(HQ), 30p, 30p, 30p
Movie Audio: Yes 
CMOS Sensor (Megapixels): 18.90
CMOS Size (inches): 1/2.3" 
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3 
Sensor Type: CMOS 
Effective Megapixels: 18.20 
Lens
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 25 - 500 mm
Zoom Ratio: 20.00x
Digital Zoom: Yes 
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 2x Clear Image, up to 4x Precision, up to 306x Smart Zoom 
Auto Focus: Yes 
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes 
Manual Focus: Yes 
Normal Focus Range: 1 cm to Infinity
0.4 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 1 cm to Infinity
0.4 in to Infinity
Aperture Range: f/3.2 (W) - f/5.8 (T) 
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Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No 
Viewfinder Type:  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No 
LCD Viewfinder: Yes 
LCD Size (inches): 3.0
LCD Resolution: 921,600 dots (307,200 px)
Touchscreen:  
Articulating LCD: No 
Max Playback Zoom:  
Exposure
ISO Settings: Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent 1/2/3, Incandescent, Flash, One Push, White Balance Shift 
Shutter Speed Range: 30 - 1/1600
Exp Adj Range (EV): +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Multi-pattern, Center-weighted, Spot 
Program AE: Yes 
Aperture Priority: No 
Shutter Priority: No 
Full Manual Exposure: Yes 
Creative Exposure Modes: Background Defocus, Scene (High Sensitivity, Night Scene, Handheld Twilight, Night Portrait, Landscape, Soft Snap, Soft Skin, Anti Motion Blur, Backlight Correction HDR, Beach, Snow, Fireworks, Advanced Sports Shooting, Gourmet, Pet Mode), Picture Effect (HDR Painting, Richtone Monochrome, Miniature, Toy camera, Pop Color, Partial Color, Soft High-key, Watercolor, Illustration), 3D (3D Still Image, 3D Sweep Panorama, Sweep Multi Angle), Panorama (Intelligent Sweep Panorama) 
Self Timer: 2, 10, Portrait1, Portrait2 seconds
Flash
Internal Flash: Yes 
Flash Modes: Auto, Flash On, Slow Syncro, Flash Off; Red-eye Reduction: On/Off/Auto 
Flash Guide Number (Meters): n/a
Flash Range Description: ISO Auto: Approx. 0.4 - 7.1m (W) / Approx. 1.7 - 3.9m (T) 
Ext Flash Connection: n/a
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: MS Duo / MS PRO Duo / SD / SDHC / SDXC 
Memory Included (MB): 105.0
Uncompressed Format:  
CCD Raw Format: No 
Movie File Format: AVCHD Ver 2.0 or MP4; with stereo audio 
Connectivity
Video Out: No 
Video Mode (NTSC/PAL): n/a 
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a 
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed
Other Connection: Micro USB, Mini HDMI (Type C) 
Included Software:  
OS Compatibility:  
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary NP-BG1/NP-FG1 
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable 
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary NP-BG1 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included: Yes 
CIPA Rating: 320
Notes & Features: Optical Image Stabilization, Full HD 1080p Movies, Dual Record captures 13MP stills during movies, 9 Picture Effect options, Built-in GPS. Available in black. 

 


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