Summary Sony DSC-HX1

Prices Price
Camera only
$995
Score Snapsort rank
Within its price range
#n/a of 1
Among similar cameras
#n/a of 5
Specifications Key specs
Zoom
Help 20x
Screen size
Help 3"
Aperture
Help f/2.8
Screen resolution
Help 230k dots
Wide angle
Help 28 mm
Movie format
Help 1,440 x 1,080 @ 30fps
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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1

Replacement

Sony has replaced the Cyber-shot DSC-HX1 with the DSC-HX100v.

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v
Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v announced February 2011
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
GPS Has a GPS
Wide angle Better wide angle

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Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1.

Videos

Sony HX1 Image Clarity Sample
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Sony HX1 Shallow Depth of Field Sample
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Pros

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The Sony DSC-HX1 vs other recent digicams

Built-in flash Built-in flash Help
Usually standard
Screen flips out Flip-out screen Help
Great for movies
Viewfinder Doesn't use battery, see more detail Help
Digital
Image stabilization Image stabilization Help
  1. Lens
Battery life Incredible battery life Help
390 shots
Fastest shutter speed Fast shutter speed Help
1/4000 of a second
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The Sony DSC-HX1 vs other recent super zooms

Size Quite small Help
Prosumer size (115×83×92 mm)
Weight Light Help
544 g
Thickness Thin Help
3.6"

Cons

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The Sony DSC-HX1 vs other recent digicams

Movie format Low resolution movies Help
1,440 x 1,080 @ 30fps
Supports 24p No 24p movies Help
Missing that film look
Autofocus contrast detection autofocus Help
slower focusing
Announced Old Help
March 2009
Weight Heavy Help
544 g
Size Slightly large Help
Prosumer size (115×83×92 mm)
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
8.1 MP
Sensor size Slightly smaller than average sensor Help
1/2.7" 5.6x4.2mm
Thickness Thick Help
3.6"
Lowest price Expensive Help
$994.52
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The Sony DSC-HX1 vs other recent super zooms

Zoom Below average zoom Help
20x
Screen resolution Very low resolution screen Help
230k dots
Light sensitivity Very poor maximum light sensitivity Help
3,200 ISO
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack Help
Limited to the in-camera mic
Popularity Not so popular Help
Among snapsort users
Wide angle Very poor wide angle lens Help
28 mm
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
10 fps
Touch screen No touch screen Help
More buttons
External flash No external flash Help
Less expandable

Appearance

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Discussion

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Mgh2o (10:16 PM, June 13, 2011)
The HX1 smears detail way too much.  It has a great set of specs, but with the super small sensor size 1/2.4" it is a noisy chip.  Noise reduction removes too much detail.  It's fun to use, but the end results are not worth the cost.  Hopefully the 100v is better for that.  But at this price point, and size, grabbing an A33 would be worth the 15x larger chip if photos are your end need.
 
Soccershortsdude (7:41 PM, May 11, 2011)
looking for good in low light? U must have the HX1. Unfortunately Sony seems to have discontinued it, they have HX100V instead
 
Avatar for Pedro Silveira Pedro Silveira (7:47 PM, February 27, 2011)
oooi
 
cameragurl (8:59 AM, February 15, 2011)
Which camera is "better" This one or the Nikon P100?? Snapsort says the Nikon, but the reviews are better for the Sony on Bestbuy.com. I need good image stabilization and good in low light, please someone help a girl out lol :(
 
Vip300 (3:10 PM, October 05, 2010)
Sony HX-1 is the best ever semi professional camera.
To be honest guys...you must try!