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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2156 reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V. 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. People really like the performance and portability. The image quality and zoom also get good reviews. Views are divided on the exposure, and the shutter and memory get critical comments.

usability, zoom, image quality, portability, performance

flash, battery, viewfinder, memory, shutter

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V


alaTest has collected and analyzed 279 user reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V from The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Reviewers really like the performance and image quality. The zoom and portability also get good feedback, whereas many are less positive about the viewfinder and storage.

usability, portability, zoom, image quality, performance

storage, viewfinder

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

Jul, 2019

Consumer review ( review summary for Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V


alaTest has collected and analyzed 70 user reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Views about the size and image quality are on the whole positive. The zoom and usability are also mentioned favorably, but the viewfinder and lens get less positive comments. Views about the low light performance and flash are mixed.

portability, usability, zoom, image quality, size

lens, viewfinder

90% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (

Sony Cyber-shot HX20V


If you're looking for a feature-rich travel compact then this 20x model from Sony is well worth a closer look.

Huge zoom range offers plenty of flexibility, Plenty of useful shooting modes and features, Good image quality - especially at lower ISO settings, Stylish and well-built

Menu navigation can take a bit of getting used to, AVCHD video options may confuse some users

May, 2012

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Sony HX20V review


Is the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX20V the travel zoom camera of the year?

Pocket friendly dimensions ; Sharp shots at maximum zoom ; Lots of manual options

Pricey ; Loss of focus at edge of frame ; Barrel distorition

Sep, 2012

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V review


We think a compact camera should be easy to use in any situation, fast to react and if it can make a camcorder redundant, so much the better. Sony's DSC-HX20V does all of that, building on the success of the HX9V . The range now includes the HX10V...

Fantastic point-'n'- shoot results, Unrivalled video performance in its class, 20x zoom

Not the prettiest camera

Jun, 2012

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (

Sony Cyber-shot HX20V


The Sony Cyber-shot HX20V is part of Sony's summer refresh of its compact camera range. The update to the excellent HX9V , the HX20V's title digits may have jumped by a margin of 11, but can this latest model crank up the performance dial by similar...

Big zoom range, small body size, super-fast autofocus, great auto modes, GPS, well built, easy to use

Much pricier than the competition, no aperture or shutter priority, wide-angle suffers sharpness and purple fringing issues to edges, menus can be a little slow to react, shot-to-shot time could be faster

The HX20V is a top travel zoom camera, but it’s just too expensive. Just shy of £400 is about £100 more than the Canon PowerShot SX260, and £70 more than the Panasonic Lumix TZ30’s launch price.

May, 2012

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (

Sony HX20V review


18.2MP travel compact with a 20x optical zoom, Full HD movies and GPS

Broad zoom range ; Solid build ; GPS and panorama stitching ; Easy to use ; Sharp, colourful results

Expensive RRP ; Some barrel distortion at times ; Loss of highlights at times

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V, the latest flagship pocket compact in its High Performance range offers an all-in-one solution for travellers who don't want to pack a DSLR or compact system camera, yet still require choice when shooting stills and video.

Jun, 2012

Expert review by : Ben Pitt (

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX20V review


A fantastic array of innovative and genuinely useful features, but image quality has its ups and downs

May, 2012

EISA Award - Best Product

Expert review by : EISA (

European Travel Camera 2012-2013


What makes the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V interesting is that it is a small and portable compact camera that has a 25-500mm 20x optical zoom lens. Its 18.2-million-pixel sensor delivers large printable files while the metering system consistently...

Sep, 2012

Expert review by : Amateur Photographer (

Sony Cyber-shot HX20V review


Advances in technology have allowed travel compact cameras to remain competitive, and Sony has pushed the standard even higher with the Cyber-shot HX20V. Although it is not the most creative camera in terms of manual control, the HX20V allows great...

Apr, 2014

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Sony DSC HX20V


Sony DSC TX5585/100

Picture quality, range of features, GPS, HD Movies with stereo sound, 1cm macro mode

Aperture priority and shutter priority modes

There is a lot to like about the Sony Cybershot DSC HX20V. As well as being crammed with features it is a very reliable when it comes to taking pictures. It can handle most photo opportunities without breaking sweat. The amount of zoom power and other...

Jul, 2012

Expert review by : Paul Nuttall (

Sony Cyber-shot HX20V review


Sony's Cyber-shot range has long been known for combining cutting-edge technology with sleek design in some of the most reliable compact cameras on the market. The HX20V is the latest of these...

Design, full specification, usability

Exposure issues, lack of Raw capture

While there’s no denying that the Sony HX20V is feature-laden advanced compact capable of producing good images, it’s not without it’s flaws. The model’s lens could be better specified, while the lack of Raw capture is a disappointment – two key...

Jun, 2012

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