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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX100V

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1028 reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX100V. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and performance. The image quality and zoom are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed views about the flash and reliability. Many are critical about the storage and energy efficiency.

usability, zoom, image quality, performance, portability

memory, energy, storage

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX100V 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-HX100V

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 user reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX100V from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the image quality and performance are on the whole positive. The zoom and portability are also appreciated. Views are divided on the price, and some have doubts about the reliability.

usability, portability, zoom, performance, image quality

reliability

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

Nov, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX100V

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 197 user reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX100V from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the price and zoom. The performance and image quality are also mentioned favorably, whereas the shutter and portability get mixed comments. There are some critical comments about the energy efficiency.

usability, image quality, performance, zoom, price

energy

93% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Expert review by : William Perceval (pocket-lint.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX100V

 

The Sony Cyber-shot HX100V hits the shelves some 2 years following on from the original Sony HX1 model. The latter was the instigator of the “Sweep Panorama” (live panorama capture that's auto-stitched in camera) craze, and the HX100V not only takes...

GPS, good autofocus, manual zoom and focus ring

No RAW shooting, image quality no better than standard compact

When it comes to superzoom cameras there are three major ones to consider: the 30x zoom Fujifilm HS20, 35x zoom Canon SX30 IS and now the Sony HX100V. Although the Sony may not offer the ability to shoot RAW files (Fuji HS20 only) and its images aren’t...

May, 2011

Expert review by : William Perceval (pocket-lint.com)

First Look: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX100V

 

Sony's latest HX100V has a massive 30x optical zoom, GPS technology, and can even snap 3D images. Just how does it stand up against other superzoom models out there? We spent some time with the camera at its launch at Focus on Imaging. All in all we're...

Packed full of features, lens ring

Too soon to tell

Mar, 2011

Expert review by : Martin Bailey (techradar.com)

Sony Cyber-shot HX100V review

 

Is Sony's 30x optical zoom HX100V the superzoom market leader?

Clever dual zoom/focus ring ; 30x zoom range equates to 27-810mm ; GPS is forward-thinking tech

No RAW files ; Excess shutter speeds in auto modes ; Images aren't going to replace a DSLR ; Unfazed by 3D mode

The Sony Cyber-shot HX100V updates the innovative HX1. A new sensor, 30x optical zoom and GPS all feature begging the question, is the Sony HX100V as good as superzoom cameras get?

Aug, 2011

Expert review by : Ben Pitt (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX100V review

 

An impressive all-rounder but it fails to stand out over its rivals in any particular area

Oct, 2011

Expert review by : Theano Nikitas (techadvisor.co.uk)

Sony DSC-HX100V review

 

A couple of trends are evident in the category of long-zoom cameras. First, companies are outfitting impossibly small cameras--pocket megazooms--with lenses that provide optical zoom ranges of 10X and up. Second, companies are going even bigger with...

The 30X optical-zoom Sony Cyber-shot HX100V offers a good balance of manual and automated features, as well as standout video and 3D capabilities. It doesn’t match the sophistication of the Nikon P500’s feature set, but its special features and GPS...

Sep, 2011

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.co.uk)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX100V (Black) review

 

Sony waited a good, long while before updating its full-size megazoom, the HX1. That camera, announced back in March 2009, was ahead of the competition at the time--at least technologically. A lot's changed since then, though, with manufacturers like...

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX100V is overflowing with shooting features, has excellent photo and video quality, and solid shooting performance for its class.

The HX100V might actually be too much camera for some users and it has a couple minor design issues.

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX100V has a lot of features and a lot of lens with photo and video quality that's just good enough to back up its hefty price tag.

Aug, 2011

Expert review by : Theano Nikitas (macworld.co.uk)

Sony DSC-HX100V review

 

The Sony Cyber-shot HX100V is a long-zoom camera with a larger body that resembles a small DSLR. Its 30X-optical-zoom lens is a few steps behind the 36X-optical-zoom Nikon Coolpix P500 and the 35X-optical-zoom Canon PowerShot SX30 IS in zoom range, but...

10-fps burst mode at full resolution; Tiltable LCD; Excellent built-in user guide; Good blend of manual and automated controls * 30X stabilized zoom with 810mm telephoto

Soft images or lack of detail at high ISO; No RAW shooting; Minimal range of fine-tune adjustments; Stabilization struggles at full telephoto

The 30X optical-zoom Sony Cyber-shot HX100V offers a good balance of manual and automated features, as well as standout video and 3D capabilities. It doesn’t match the sophistication of the Nikon P500’s feature set, but its special features and GPS...

Sep, 2011

Expert review by (ephotozine.com)

Sony Cybershot HX100v Ultra Zoom Review

 

Joshua Waller reviews the Sony Cybershot HX100v Ultra Zoom with GPS, 30x optical zoom, 3 inch screen, 16 megapixel backlit CMOS, and full HD video.

Excellent macro performance; Eye detection EVF; Build in guide / manual; High speed shooting - 10fps; Excellent 30x optical zoom lens; 3inch tilting screen; Excellent video quality; 42.9 megapixel panoramas

High price

Jul, 2011

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (whatdigitalcamera.com)

Sony Cyber-shot HX100V review

 

As the superzoom market continues to hot up, Sony's latest HX100V dips its oar into the 30x ultra-zoom sector. With unique features such as GPS (Global Positioning Satellite), does it have the...

Dual manual zoom/focus ring, GPS

Fine image quality detail at 100%, no Raw capture

May, 2011

Expert review by (photoanswers.co.uk)

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX100V

 

Sony's HX100V features a brand new 16.2Mp, back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor. This new sensor is able to capture large 4608x3456px JPEGs, as well as full 1080HD video. On the front sits a 30x optical zoom lens (27-810mm), and this offers Sony's...

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