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Good high ISO performance.
Long zoom range.
Shoots stills while recording video.
Good photo quality for target audience.
Packs a 20X zoom lens into a compact body.
Optical image stabilization, with 3way "active mode" for movies.
Super-sharp 3 inch LCD display.
Very snappy performance, especially autofocus.
Good set of manual controls.
Lack of Raw capture.
Lots of detail smudging, even at ISO 100.
Tends to underexpose.
Highlight clipping can be an issue at times.
Only two apertures to choose from at any one time.
By T3 Magazine on September 01, 2012
If the above all sounds like the perfect travel zoom in principle, the 18.2 effective megapixel, 20x optical zoom HX20V with its expansive 25-500mm focal range and 3-inch back screen also comes very close in practice. Generally this metal build...
By PC Mag on July 05, 2012
With its Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V, Sony packs a long 20x zoom lens and GPS into one decidedly svelte camera. It's one of the more expensive compact superzoom models you'll find, but all those features along with high performance warrant the price....
By What Digital Camera on June 27, 2012
Sony has a knack of cramming its Cyber-shot series with a whole host of imaging gadgetry, as well as a range of cutting edge features. The latest model in the range - the Sony HX20V - is no different at first glance.The HX20V features an 18.2MP Exmor...
By The Digital Camera Resource Page on June 20, 2012
Conclusion The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V is a very good travel zoom camera that offers a great selection of auto modes, some very useful bells and whistles, limited manual controls, blazing performance, and 1080/60p video recording. If you're not...
By TechRadar on June 12, 2012
The chief selling point here remains the ideal compromise between the broad zoom range and compact dimensions, and on the Sony Cyber-shot HX20V such far-reaching scope as afforded by a 25-500mm equivalent focal range will deliver a huge amount of...
By DPexpert on June 07, 2012
REVIEW—SONY CYBERSHOT DSC-HX20V by terry on 7 June 2012 Price: $500 Good party-cam THE LOW-DOWN: This camera has an 18 megapixel sensor and an image-stabilised 25–500mm (film equivalent) lens. Zoom action is smooth. There is GPS built-in...
By Sydney Morning Herald on June 06, 2012
Read later Sony Cybershot DSC-HX20V. This camera has an 18-megapixel sensor and an image-stabilised 25mm-500mm (film equivalent) lens. Zoom action is smooth. There is GPS built in and the 75mm LCD is a fine, bright, high-definition viewer. The body...
By Stuff.tv on June 01, 2012
A superb compact that's ready for anything...
By Expert Reviews on May 30, 2012
A fantastic array of innovative and genuinely useful features, but image quality has its ups and downs...
By Trusted Reviews on May 18, 2012
18.2MP Exmor R CMOS sensor 20x optical zoom (equiv to 25-500mm in 35mm terms) ISO 100 - 12,800 1080/50p Full HD AVCHD movie recording iSweep Panormama function Nine Picture Effect digital filter effects The Sony HX20V takes over from the HX9V that...
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