• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 18.2 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 500.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.33 inch 28.2mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 480.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • Detailed specifications
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General
Model Number: HX30V ZS25
Alternate Model Number(s):   TZ35
Camera Format: Compact Compact
Currently Manufactured: No No
Retail Price: $419.99  
Street Price: $477.39 $199.00
Date Available: 2012-05-15 2013-03-30
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 8.8 oz (250 g)
includes batteries
6.8 oz (193 g)
includes batteries
Size: 4.2 x 2.4 x 1.4 in.
(107 x 62 x 35 mm)
4.1 x 2.3 x 1.1 in.
(105 x 59 x 29 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Sony Exmor R  
Effective Megapixels: 18.2 16.1
Sensor Format: 1/2.3 inch 1/2.33 inch
Sensor size: 28.0735mm2 (6.17mm x 4.55mm) 28.198mm2 (6.13mm x 4.6mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.26 microns 1.33 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3 4:3
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter:    
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: 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, 16:9)
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),
3648 x 2736 (10.0 MP, 4:3),
3648 x 2432 (8.9 MP, 3:2),
3648 x 2056 (7.5 MP, Other),
2736 x 2736 (7.5 MP, 1:1),
3072 x 2304 (7.1 MP, 4:3),
3072 x 2048 (6.3 MP, 3:2),
3072 x 1728 (5.3 MP, 16:9),
2304 x 2304 (5.3 MP, 1:1),
2560 x 1920 (4.9 MP, 4:3),
2560 x 1712 (4.4 MP, 3:2),
2560 x 1440 (3.7 MP, 16:9),
1920 x 1920 (3.7 MP, 1:1),
2048 x 1536 (3.1 MP, 4:3),
2048 x 1360 (2.8 MP, Other),
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)
Image File Format: JPEG, MPF JPEG (EXIF v2.3), MPO
Continuous-mode frames/second: 10.0 5.0
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (60p(PS))
1920x1080 (60i(FX))
1920x1080 (60i(FH))
1440x1080 (60i(HQ))
1440x1080 (30p)
1280x720 (30p)
640x480 (30p)
1920x1080 (60i/​30p)
1280x720 (60p/​30p)
640x480 (30p)
Movie File Format: AVCHD Ver 2.0 or MP4; with stereo audio AVCHD or MP4 with monaural audio
Composite Video Out: No Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: n/a No
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a
HD Video Out: Yes Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a n/a
Lens: Sony Lens G; 12 elements in 9 groups, 4 aspheric elements LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR, 12 elements in 10 groups, 3 Aspherical, 2 ED elements
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 25 - 500mm 24 - 480mm
Focal Length (actual): 4.5 - 89mm 4.3 - 86mm
Zoom Ratio: 20.00x 20.00x
Aperture Range: f/3.2 (W) - f/5.8 (T) f/3.3 - 8.0 (W) / f/6.4 - 8.0 (T) Multistage Iris Diaphram
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range: 1 cm to Infinity
0.4 in to Infinity
50 cm to Infinity
19.7 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 1 cm to Infinity
0.4 in to Infinity
3 cm to Infinity
1.2 in to Infinity
Filter Thread: n/a n/a
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 2x Clear Image, up to 4x Precision, up to 306x Smart Zoom Up to 4x
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detection AF: Multi-point, Center-weighted, Flexible Spot, Manual, Semi Manual; Tracking, Face Tracking Contrast Detect: Face / AF Tracking / 23pt / 1pt / Spot
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: Yes No
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: LCD LCD
Viewfinder Type:    
Focus Peaking: No No
EVF Resolution: n/a n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):    
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):    
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No No
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 921,600 dots (307,200 px) 460,000 dots
Touchscreen: No No
Articulating Screen: No No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: No No
Max Playback Zoom:   16.0x
Top Deck Display:
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native):   3200
Minimum ISO (native):   100
ISO Settings: Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800 Auto, iISO, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent 1/2/3, Incandescent, Flash, One Push, White Balance Shift Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Incandescent, White Set
Shutter Speed Range: 1/1600 - 30 sec 1/2000 - 30 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 Intelligent Multiple, Center Weighted, Spot
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: No Yes
Shutter Priority: No Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes 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) Scene Modes: Portrait, Soft Skin, Scenery, Sports, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Hand Held Night Shot, HDR, Food, Baby1, Baby2, Pet, Sunset, High Sensitivity, Starry Sky, Glass Through, Underwater, 3D Photo; Creative Control: Expressive, Retro, High Key, Low Key, Sepia, Dynamic Monochrome, Impressive Art, High Dynamic, Cross Process, Toy Effect, Miniature Effect, Soft Focus, Star Filter, One Point Color; Panorama Shot
Self Timer: 2, 10, Portrait1, Portrait2 seconds 2 or 10 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):    
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Flash On, Slow Syncro, Flash Off; Red-eye Reduction: On/Off/Auto Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): n/a n/a
Flash Range Description: ISO Auto: Approx. 0.4 - 7.1m (W) / Approx. 1.7 - 3.9m (T) 0.6 - 6.4m (Wide/ISO Auto), 1.0 - 3.3m (Tele/ISO Auto)
Max Flash Sync:    
Flash Exposure Compensation:    
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 SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support:    
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: No No
Uncompressed Format:    
Movie File Format: AVCHD Ver 2.0 or MP4; with stereo audio AVCHD or MP4 with monaural audio
Included Memory: 105.0 MB 90.0 MB
Included Memory Type: Internal Internal
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: Yes No
NFC: No
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: Yes No
Microphone Jack: No No
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: No Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: No No
Remote Control Type:    
Connections (extended): Micro USB, Micro HDMI (Type D) Micro (Type D) HDMI
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 1.04  
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?
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 10.0 5.0
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 10 100
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): 0.11 seconds  
Shutter lag (full AF, tele): 0.16 seconds  
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter Lag (manual focus):    
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash):    
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.015 seconds  
Shutter Lag (notes):    
Startup Time: 1.5 seconds  
Play -> Record Time:    
Flash cycle time, full power: 7.3 seconds  
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 320 shots 260 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):    
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary NP-BG1/NP-FG1 Proprietary
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable 3.6V, 1250mAh Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary NP-BG1 Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: No
Internal Charging Supported: Yes
Software
Included Software:   PHOTOfunSTUDIO 9.1 AE, Adobe Reader
OS Compatibility:    
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Optical Image Stabilization, Full HD 1080p Movies, Dual Record captures 13MP stills during movies, 9 Picture Effect options, Built-in GPS, Built-in Wi-Fi. Available in black. Power O.I.S, Full HD 60i movies. Available in black or titanium.