Summary Sony DSC-HX1

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Screen size
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Help f/2.8
Screen resolution
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Wide angle
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Movie format
Help 1,440 x 1,080 @ 30fps
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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1


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 Much higher resolution screen
Wide angle Better wide angle

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The Sony DSC-HX1 vs other recent digicams

Aperture Very wide aperture Help
Screen flips out Flip-out screen Help
Great for movies
Viewfinder Doesn't use battery, see more detail Help
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


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The Sony DSC-HX1 vs other recent digicams

Touch screen No touch screen Help
More buttons
Thickness Thick Help
Popularity Not so popular Help
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Announced Old Help
March 2009
Weight Heavy Help
544 g
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The Sony DSC-HX1 vs other recent super zooms

Zoom Poor zoom Help
Screen resolution Very low resolution screen Help
230k dots
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
8.1 MP
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack Help
Limited to the in-camera mic
External flash No external flash Help
Less expandable
Wide angle Very poor wide angle lens Help
28 mm
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
3,200 ISO
Autofocus contrast detection autofocus Help
slower focusing
Sensor size Small sensor Help
1/2.7" 5.6x4.2mm


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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)
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 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 must try!