Summary Sony DSC-HX20V

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Camera only $330
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Within its price range #n/a of 60 Among similar cameras #n/a of 72
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Specifications Key specs
Zoom Help 20x Screen size Help 3.0"
Aperture Help f/3.2 Screen resolution Help 921k dots
Wide angle Help 25 mm Movie format Help 1080p @ 60fps
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Pros

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The Sony DSC-HX20V vs other recent compacts

Zoom Great zoom Help
20x
GPS Built-in GPS Help
Great for travel
Light sensitivity Very good maximum light sensitivity Help
12,800 ISO
Sensor type CMOS Sensor Help
Better in low light
Battery life Above average battery life Help
320 shots
3D Takes 3D photos Help
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Screen resolution High resolution screen Help
921k dots
Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
HDR In-camera HDR Help
Combines multiple exposures
Macro focus Good macro Help
1 cm
Longest exposure Long exposures Help
30 seconds

Cons

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The Sony DSC-HX20V vs other recent compacts

Size Slightly large Help
Compact 107x62x35 mm
Touch screen No touch screen Help
More buttons
Focus points Fewer focus points Help
9
Thickness Thick Help
1.4"
Weight Heavy Help
254 g
High-speed framerate High speed movies Help
Not supported
Startup delay Longer startup delay Help
1900 ms startup delay
Supports RAW No RAW support Help
Less editing fidelity
Lowest price Expensive Help
$329.95
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The Sony DSC-HX20V vs other recent travel zooms

Announced Old Help
February, 2012

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Lean-2 (5:07 PM, May 03, 2012)
I miss a full instruction manual. It isn't immediately obvious what some things do.
 
Doshi1985 (8:30 AM, April 27, 2012)
canon sx260hs is 12.1 mp and 20x optical zoom so as compared to hx9v 16 mp and 16x optical zoom it was the best choice as canon lens are far more superior than sony but with hx20v ,no one would be able to beat sony, only if price would be reasonable enough will people go for sony 
 
PL (3:52 PM, April 23, 2012)
Canon SX240-SX260 is better. 
 
Pete (5:27 PM, April 08, 2012)
The Sony HX20V is definitely  the best travel zoom for 2012. Simply amazing. Great zoom, very good photo quality (very decent for a travel
zoom), good photos with low light (better than HX9V), amazing (stunning) macro, fantastic video recording (the same quality as HX9V), decent battery life, very good materials...     in comparison, its main 2012's competitors, Canon SX 240 - SX 260 and Nikon 9300, are not better in photo quality (about the same quality) and are far worst in video quality (much worst.) Canon's 24 fps in video is just ridiculous. Instead of a film look you get jerky videos. I returned a Canon SX230 for that reason. Canon should definitely do something about it. And Nikon 9300 is worst than both, at least for me.  Not good enough. Many people bought the Sony HX9V only because of a much better video quality compared to the rest, especially compared to Canon’s SX 220-230, even if the photo quality was slightly inferior, but the new Sony HX20V not only is still much better in video but it also makes amazing pictures, at the Canon SX 240-260’s level. For real. With regard to the HX20V's main disadvantages, I would say: a) price. Too expensive! You can buy a Canon S100 for that price! B) manual control: still
no full manual control. Canon is better in that aspect.