Summary Sony DSC-HX30V

Prices Price
Camera only
$461
Score Snapsort rank
Within its price range
#n/a of 3
Among similar cameras
#n/a of 8
Specifications Key specs
Zoom
Help 20x
Screen size
Help 3"
Aperture
Help f/3.2
Screen resolution
Help 921k dots
Wide angle
Help 25 mm
Movie format
Help 1080p @ 60fps
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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30VSony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V

Replacement

Sony has replaced the Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V with the DSC-HX50V.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V announced April 2013
Wide angle Better wide angle
Battery life Significantly longer battery life
External flash Supports an external flash

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Videos

Review: Sony Cybershot DSC-HX30 Camera
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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V Digitally Digested
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Pros

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The Sony DSC-HX30V vs other recent compacts

Built-in flash Built-in flash Help
Usually standard
Image stabilization Image stabilization Help
  1. Lens
Battery life Above average battery life Help
320 shots
Screen size Above average sized screen Help
3"
Light sensitivity Good maximum light sensitivity Help
12,800 ISO
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The Sony DSC-HX30V vs other recent travel zooms

GPS Built-in GPS Help
Great for travel
Thickness Thin Help
1.4"
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
$461.34
Size Quite small Help
Compact (107×62×35 mm)
Weight Light Help
254 g

Cons

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The Sony DSC-HX30V vs other recent compacts

Size Slightly large Help
Compact (107×62×35 mm)
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack Help
Limited to the in-camera mic
Weight Heavy Help
254 g
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
10 fps
Focus points Fewer focus points Help
9
Fastest shutter speed Slow shutter speed Help
1/1600 of a second
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The Sony DSC-HX30V vs other recent travel zooms

Zoom Below average zoom Help
20x
Touch screen No touch screen Help
More buttons
Screen flips out Fixed screen Help
Less flexible
Announced Old Help
February 2012
Popularity Not so popular Help
Among snapsort users
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
12,800 ISO
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
9.7 MP
Sensor size Small sensor Help
1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
Viewfinder Can only preview photos on the screen Help
None

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Discussion

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Dr Saeed Ahmed (4:39 PM, February 24, 2013)
Its a beautiful camera I waited a long time for this in Pakistan. Amazing features but little costly. Dr Saeed Ahmed