• 1/2.4 inch 27.1mm2
  • 9.1 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 560.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 1200.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • Detailed specifications
  • Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1
  • Canon PowerShot SX530 HS
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Predecessor:    
Successor: Sony HX100V
DSC-HX1 vs HX100V
Canon SX540 HS
SX530 HS vs SX540 HS
General
Model Number: DSC-HX1 SX530 HS
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: EVF Mid-Sized
Currently Manufactured: No Yes
Retail Price: $499.00 $429.99
Street Price:   $253.75
Date Available: 2009-04-15 2015-02-15
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 18.2 oz (515 g)
includes batteries
15.6 oz (442 g)
includes batteries
Size: 4.5 x 3.3 x 3.6 in.
(115 x 83 x 92 mm)
4.7 x 3.2 x 3.6 in.
(120 x 82 x 92 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Sony Exmor  
Effective Megapixels: 9.1 16.0
Sensor Format: 1/2.4 inch 1/2.3 inch
Sensor size: 27.0544mm2 (5.92mm x 4.57mm) 28.0735mm2 (6.17mm x 4.55mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.71 microns 1.34 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3, 16:9 4:3
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter:   None
Self-Cleaning: No No
Sensor shift image stabilization: No No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No No
DxO Sensor Score:    
DxO Color Depth Score (bits):    
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs):    
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso):    
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)
4608 x 3456 (15.9 MP, 4:3),
4608 x 3072 (14.2 MP, 3:2),
4608 x 2592 (11.9 MP, 16:9),
3456 x 3456 (11.9 MP, 1:1),
3264 x 2448 (8.0 MP, 4:3),
3264 x 2176 (7.1 MP, 3:2),
3264 x 1832 (6.0 MP, 16:9),
2448 x 2448 (6.0 MP, 1:1),
2048 x 1536 (3.1 MP, 4:3),
2048 x 1368 (2.8 MP, 3:2),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
1536 x 1536 (2.4 MP, 1:1),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3),
640 x 424 (0.3 MP, Other),
640 x 360 (0.2 MP, 16:9),
480 x 480 (0.2 MP, 1:1),
2304 x 1728 (4.0 MP, 4:3)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF v2.21) JPEG (EXIF 2.3)
Continuous-mode frames/second: 10.0 1.6
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (30)
1280x720 (30)
640x480 (30)
1920x1080 (30p)
1280x720 (30p)
640x480 (30p)
Movie File Format: MPEG4 AVC/H.264 MP4 (Image: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264; Audio: MPEG-4 AAC-LC (Stereo))
Composite Video Out: Yes Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder:
HD Video Out: Yes Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI, Component HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a n/a
Lens: Sony G Lens, 13 elements in 10 groups including 1 ED, 1 asph. element Canon Zoom Lens
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 28 - 560mm 24 - 1,200mm
Focal Length (actual):   4.3 - 215mm
Zoom Ratio: 20.00x 50.00x
Aperture Range: f/3.5 (wide) / f/5.2 (tele) - f/? f/3.4 (W) / f/6.5 (T) - ???
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range: 1 cm to Infinity
0.4 in to Infinity
5 cm to Infinity
2.0 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 1 cm to Infinity
0.4 in to Infinity
0 - 50 cm
0.0 - 19.7 in
Filter Thread: n/a n/a
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom Values: 2x Precision, up to 108x Smart Zoom Up to 4x
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detection Contrast Detection; Face Detect AiAF, Single AF point (center or face select and track)
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: EVF / LCD No / LCD
Viewfinder Type: EVF type, 201K pixels  
Focus Peaking: No No
EVF Resolution:   n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):    
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):    
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes No
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 230,000 dots 461,000 dots (153,600 px)
Touchscreen: No No
Articulating Screen: Yes No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No
Selfie Screen: No
Max Playback Zoom:   10.0x
Top Deck Display: No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native):   3200
Minimum ISO (native):   100
ISO Settings: Auto, 125 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 Auto, ISO 100 - 3200
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent 1, Fluorescent 2, Fluorescent 3, Incandescent, Flash Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom
Shutter Speed Range: 1/4000 - 30 sec 1/2000 - 15 sec
Bulb Mode: No No
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Multi Pattern, Center Weighted, Spot Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot (Center); Facial brightness is evaluated in Face Detection AF
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes 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 Live View Control, Creative Shot (Auto, Retro, Monochrome, Special and Natural effects), Portrait, Smart Shutter (Smile, Wink Self-timer, Face Self-timer), High-Speed Burst, Low Light, Snow, Fireworks, Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect
Self Timer: 2 or 10 seconds 2, 10, Custom seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):    
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Flash Off Auto, Manual Flash On / Off, Slow Synchro; Red-Eye Reduction available
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): n/a n/a
Flash Range Description: ISO Auto: 0.3m-9.2m(W), 1.5m-5.1m(T) Auto ISO: 1.6 ft. - 18 ft. (W), 4.3 - 9.8 ft. (T) (50cm - 5.5m (W), (1.3 - 3.0m (T))
Max Flash Sync:    
Flash Exposure Compensation:   +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: n/a n/a
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:    
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: MS Duo / MS PRO Duo SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support:    
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: No No
Uncompressed Format:    
Movie File Format: MPEG4 AVC/H.264 MP4 (Image: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264; Audio: MPEG-4 AAC-LC (Stereo))
Included Memory: 11.0 MB No memory included
Included Memory Type: Internal  
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No Yes
NFC: No Yes
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: No No
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: Yes Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: No No
Remote Control Type:    
Connections (extended): Multi-connector Mini (Type C) HDMI
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 1.55  
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame):    
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames):    
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):    
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 10.0 1.6
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 10  
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):    
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):    
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):    
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):    
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.31 seconds  
Shutter lag (full AF, tele): 0.23 seconds  
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter Lag (manual focus):    
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.67 seconds  
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.008 seconds  
Shutter Lag (notes):    
Startup Time: 2.3 seconds  
Play -> Record Time:    
Flash cycle time, full power: 6.0 seconds  
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 390 shots 210 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):    
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary Info LITHIUM Proprietary NB-6LH
Usable Battery Types: Lithium ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary Lithium ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary NB-6LH Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes
Internal Charging Supported: No
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. DIGIC 4+ processor, high-speed AF, Intelligent IS, zoom framing assist, built-in Wi-Fi with NFC. Available in black only.