Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V

Last Updated (04 June’13):
– Review & Sample Photos @ TechRadar

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V is a 18.2 MP Exmor R CMOS Digital Camera which offers 20x Optical Zoom and has a large 3.0-inch LCD Monitor. It also offers variety of interesting features such as High speed AF, Full HD 1080/60p with dual record of stills and movies, GPS and Compass record shot location & direction, 3D still image and 3D Sweep Panorama mode, including Picture Effect and Wireless battery charging with included dock, and Wi-Fi sharing. The camera measures (W x H x D) 4 1/4″ x 2 1/2″ x 1 3/8″ (106.6 x 61.9 x 34.6mm) and weight 9.0oz (254g).

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V Reviews

CNET reviews the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V and writes;
“If you’re after a compact megazoom that does just about everything well, the Sony Cyber-shot HX30V is probably the one for you. It’s expensive, but you do get a lot of camera for that money.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

PCMAG reviews the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V and writes;
“If you’re in the market for a compact camera with a long lens, and money isn’t an object, the full-featured Sony DSC-HX30V is the way to go. It delivers excellent image quality, automatically geotags your photos, and can transfer shots to your iPhone or Android phone via Wi-Fi.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V Features

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V comes with 18.2 Megapixel Exmor R CMOS Image Sensor which lets you capture outstanding images with incredible details. This sensor delivers advanced images processing that effectively reduces the noise levels to produce beautiful low light images. Also, it has been improve its focusing speed and sensitivity for High speed AF in any shooting situations including in low light situation. There is an Optical zoom with Clear image zoom which lets you get closer to the subject photos.


The camera is able to record crystal clear movies at the highest resolution available with capabilities for 60p in 1080. This ability also lets you playback the movies on your HD TV. In addition, Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V offers dual record capability of stills and movies which allows users to shoot both at the same time. It also enable to capture full 18.2 megapixel resolution images at up to 10fps to ensure you can capture images of fast moving subject. There is a mechanical shutter which effectively reduce distortion when continuously shooting moving subjects.


Moreover, this camera offers an Optical SteadyShot image stabilization features with 3-way Active Mode which provides ability to reduce shake and blur by countering camera movements in both horizontal and vertical directions. With 3D still image and 3D Sweep Panorama mode, the camera allows you to capture 3D photos that bring you to view the world in a whole new way. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V is equipped with GPS and compass features which record location data and camera direction as you shoot movies and photos.

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V Highlights Features:

+ Wi-Fi sharing and wireless battery charging for quickly share photos and videos.
+ Picture Effect for more expressive photos
+ Superior Auto mode
+ Face Detection technology
+ Smile Shutter technology
+ Soft Skin mode
+ Intelligent Scene Recognition (iSCN) Mode
+ Natural Flash


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