Sony DSC HX100V

The Sony Cybershot DSC HX100V is one of the most advanced compact digital cameras you are likely to find. To start with the Cybershot DSC HX100V has 16 megapixels and a 30x wide angle lens. The lens has a minimum focal length of 27mm. This gives you wide angle capabilities as well as the more obvious telephoto ones.

Image stabilisation is of increased importance with a lens of this length and weight. Sony have introduced a type of advanced image stabilisation that can even minimise blur if you take shots while walking.

A set of manual controls are available including aperture priority and shutter priority. There is a manual control ring. You can choose whether this controls zoom or focusing. The LCD screen is 3 inches in size. It is made up of 921,000 pixels. This is a much higher pixel count then you see on a typical digital camera. It is likely to give the screen greater clarity when viewing the screen, making it is easier for you to compose scenes you are about to photograph. There is a burst mode that is capable of firing off up to 10 frames per second at full resolution.

The quality of movies you are able to shoot with the Cybershot DSC HX100V is also impressive. As well as the 1920 x 1080 resolution the camera is able to capture footage at an impressive rate of 50 progressive frames per second.

Sony have built in GPS functionality and a compass. This means you will be able to work out where you were in the world when the picture was taken.

Additional features include the ability to capture 3D stills and panoramas. There is also a feature that allows you to defocus the background in a similar way to a professional photographer. This can help you to make your subject stand out from the background.

To help you get to grips with all the features on offer there is an in camera help guide. It may not answer all your photography questions, but it can help to point you in the right direction.

Sony DSC HX100V

Camera Type: Super Zoom / Bridge Camera

16 Megapixels

30x Zoom

Dimensions: 121.6 x 86.6 x 93.1mm

Weight: 577g

Memory Card: SD/SDHC Memory Stick PRO Duo

Sony DSC HX100V Details

Camera Type:

Extended Zoom





LCD Screen:


Memory Cards:

SD/SDHC Memory Stick PRO Duo

Aspect Ratios:

4:3 16:9

File Formats:


Focal Length Equivalent:

27 - 810mm

Shutter Speed:

30 to 1/4000 seconds


f/ 2.8-5.6


Auto / 100 / 125 / 160 / 200 / 250 / 320 / 400 / 500 / 640 / 800 / 1000 / 1250 / 1600 / 2000 / 2500 / 3200

White Balance Settings:

Auto (intelligent), Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent1, Fluorescent2, Fluorescent3, Incandescent, Flash, One Push, One Push Set

Exposure Compensation:

-2EV to +2EV (in 1/3EV steps)



Flash Modes:

Auto / Flash On / Slow Synchro / Rear Slow Synchro / Flash Off

Flash Range:



Multi Pattern, Centre weighted, Spot

Shooting Modes:

Auto / Portrait / Backlight Portrait / Twilight Portrait / Twilight / Backlight / Macro / Landscape / Infant / Spot Light / Low Light

Maximum Movie Resolution:

1920 x 1080

Max Movie Frames Per Sec:

50 fps

Maximum Movie Duration:


Macro Focus:



Manual, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority

Image Stabilisation


Lens Converters


Self Timer

10 seconds or 2 seconds

Video Out (TV Playback)


Computer Connection



Lithium-ion Rechargeable


121.6 x 86.6 x 93.1mm



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