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.
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Focal Length Equivalent:
27 - 810mm
30 to 1/4000 seconds
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
-2EV to +2EV (in 1/3EV steps)
Auto / Flash On / Slow Synchro / Rear Slow Synchro / Flash Off
Multi Pattern, Centre weighted, Spot
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:
Maximum Movie Duration:
Manual, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority
10 seconds or 2 seconds
Video Out (TV Playback)
121.6 x 86.6 x 93.1mm
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
Sony DSC HX100V Specification