• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 18.2 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 500.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.4 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 720.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • Detailed specifications
  • Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V
  • Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX30
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General
Model Number: HX30V QX30
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: Compact Lens-Style Camera
Currently Manufactured: No No
Retail Price: $419.99 $349.99
Street Price: $477.39 $549.95
Date Available: 2012-05-15 2014-09-30
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)
2.7 x 2.6 x 2.3 in.
(68 x 65 x 58 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Sony Exmor R Sony Exmor R
Effective Megapixels: 18.2 20.4
Sensor Format: 1/2.3 inch 1/2.3 inch
Sensor size: 28.0735mm2 (6.17mm x 4.55mm) 28.0735mm2 (6.17mm x 4.55mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.26 microns 1.19 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3 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: 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)
5184 x 3888 (20.2 MP, 4:3),
5184 x 3456 (17.9 MP, 3:2),
5184 x 2920 (15.1 MP, 16:9),
3888 x 3888 (15.1 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),
2592 x 1944 (5.0 MP, 4:3),
2592 x 1728 (4.5 MP, 3:2),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
1920 x 1920 (3.7 MP, 1:1),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3)
Image File Format: JPEG, MPF JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 10.0 10.0
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 (60p/​30p)
Movie File Format: AVCHD Ver 2.0 or MP4; with stereo audio MP4 (H.264) with AA-LC stereo audio
Composite Video Out: No No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: n/a n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a n/a
HD Video Out: Yes No
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a n/a
Lens: Sony Lens G; 12 elements in 9 groups, 4 aspheric elements Sony G lens, 11 elements in 10 groups (including 5 aspheric elements)
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 25 - 500mm 24 - 720mm
Focal Length (actual): 4.5 - 89mm 4.3 - 129mm
Zoom Ratio: 20.00x 30.00x
Aperture Range: f/3.2 (W) - f/5.8 (T) f/3.5 (W) / f/6.3 (T) - f/8, 5-bladed iris diaphragm
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
 
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 2x Clear Image Digital Zoom
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 Detection AF: Multi Point AF; Single-shot AF, Touch AF
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes No
Manual Focus: Yes No
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: LCD No / No LCD
Viewfinder Type:   Uses smartphone screen
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 No
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 0.0
Rear Display Resolution: 921,600 dots (307,200 px)  
Touchscreen: No No
Articulating Screen: No No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No
Selfie Screen: No
Max Playback Zoom:    
Top Deck Display:
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native):   3200
Minimum ISO (native):   80
ISO Settings: Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800 Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200; up to 12800 in Superior Auto
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, Incandescent, Fluorescent 1 (Cool White), Fluorescent 2 (Day White), Fluorescent 3 (Daylight)
Shutter Speed Range: 1/1600 - 30 sec 1/1600 - 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 Multi-pattern
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: No Yes
Shutter Priority: No Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes No
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) Dynamic Range Optimizer
Self Timer: 2, 10, Portrait1, Portrait2 seconds 2, 10 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):    
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes No
Flash Modes: Auto, Flash On, Slow Syncro, Flash Off; Red-eye Reduction: On/Off/Auto n/a
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) n/a
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 MS PRO Duo / MS Micro M2 / microSD / microSDHC / microSDXC
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 MP4 (H.264) with AA-LC stereo audio
Included Memory: 105.0 MB  
Included Memory Type: Internal  
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: Yes Yes
NFC:
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,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: No No
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: No Yes
Remote Control Type:   Via Wi-Fi
Connections (extended): Micro USB, Micro HDMI (Type D) Multi-terminal Micro USB port, Wi-Fi with NFC
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 10.0
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 10 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): 0.11 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 200 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):    
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary NP-BG1/NP-FG1 Proprietary NP-BN
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary NP-BG1 Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary NP-BN Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
Software
Included Software:    
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.