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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1286 reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers really like the portability and zoom. The image quality and performance also get good opinions. There are some mixed opinions about the optics and contrast. Some have doubts about the shutter and memory.

usability, performance, image quality, zoom, portability

memory, shutter

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 41 user reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the performance and portability. The zoom and usability also get good opinions, whereas some have doubts about the shutter.

image quality, usability, zoom, portability, performance

shutter

98% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 339 user reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the zoom and portability. The performance and image quality also get good feedback, but many are less positive about the optics and contrast.

usability, image quality, performance, portability, zoom

memory, contrast, optics

96% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2019

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX1 review

 

Can HD video and smart shooting modes turn Sony's new bridge camera into a crossover hit?

Average both as a big-zoom camera and as a hi-def camcorder, but in one box that’s not half bad

Jun, 2009

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Stuff magazine

 

Can HD video and smart shooting modes turn Sony's new bridge camera into a crossover hit?

Average both as a big-zoom camera and as a hi-def camcorder, but in one box that's not half bad

Jun, 2009

Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (techadvisor.co.uk)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1 review

 

At its core, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1 is an advanced compact camera, but it's capable of shooting video at the full high-definition (Full HD) resolution of 1920x1080. It has a massive 20x zoom lens and lots of manual features to play with, but it...

If you want an advanced compact with a big zoom and if don't plan on making big prints of your photos then the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1 is worth considering. However, you will have to get used to its odd physical characteristics (such as the poor...

Jul, 2009

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Expert review by (tipa.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1

 

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1 with its 20x zoom lens f/2.8 can take 224-degree panorama shots in one easy press-and-sweep motion. It is also the company's first compact camera to use the Exmor CMOS sensor technology. This technology allows it to achieve...

Apr, 2009

Expert review by : Akihabara News (akihabaranews.com)

Sony’s Cyber-shot DSC-HX1: Review

 

Pictures are a little bit less perfect than Canon's SX1, the HX1 is better suited to those looking for a real all-in-one bridge. The HX1 gives colorful photos, has a great panoramic mode and nice HD video… But then again, if you're on a tight budget...

Oct, 2011

Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (macworld.co.uk)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1 review

 

With an impressive feature set, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1 should be all things for all people; but lacks at some of the basics.

Excellent viewfinder, 20x zoom, useful in-camera panorama mode, can shoot Full HD video

Noisy images, photos lack clarity, body feels too narrow, LCD screen does not rotate

All in all, the camera has some useful features, but feels underdone, and manages to be both bulky and cramped to use.

Oct, 2009

Expert review by (channel5.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1

 

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1 is a 9.1MP superzoom with CMOS sensor and stabilised 20x (28-560mm equivalent) zoom lens. It has a three-inch folding LCD, 10fps continuous shooting, sweep panorama, low noise and anti-blur modes. As well as a 1080p...

Japanese Sony’s most American camera yet: the big, brash HX1 chews gum and deafens cowering compacts with its 20x zoom and endless feature list. However, average picture quality is all mouth and no (plaid) ‘pants’. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1 has no tags.

Aug, 2009

Expert review by : electricpig.co.uk (electricpig.co.uk)

Sony DSC-HX1 review

 

Flexible, well designed and easy to use – a stonking bridge camera that can adapt to almost any shooting situation

Brilliantly versatile, sweeping panoramic mode

Noise in higher ISO shots

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (techworld.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1 review

 

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1 is one of the new hybrid digital still cameras that can be used to shoot good quality video.

If you want an advanced compact with a big zoom and if don't plan on making big prints of your photos then the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1 is worth considering. However, you will have to get used to its odd physical characteristics (such as the poor...

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : George Cole (reghardware.co.uk)

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX1

 

A super zoom camera with a good sprinkling of features, including a few novel ones. Shame about the video performance though.

Apart from lacking a RAW image option and the less than Full HD video, the DSC-HX1 offers a pretty good spec. Features such as a powerful optical image stabilisation system, Sweep Panorama and a lightning fast continuous shooting mode are great to...

Jul, 2009

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