Renew your passion for photography with the Cyber-Shot DSC-HX100V/B digital camera. A Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonar T lens with 30x optical zoom brings distant subjects closer for video recording as well as for outdoor, sports and travel photos. The Hi-speed Linear Focus achieves dramatically clearer images while the "Exmor R" CMOS sensor delivers superior low-light performance. In addition to Full HD 1080/60p movie recording capabilities, this high zoom digital camera also features iSweep Panorama mode to capture high resolution panoramic shots.
The Sony DSC-HX100V is commonly used for Family photos, Landscape/scenery, Low light, Sports/action, Travel, Video, Weddings, Wildlife and more.The Sony DSC-HX100V is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Casual photographer, Photo enthusiast among others.The Sony DSC-HX100V is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Sony DSC-HX100V: Compact, Easy to use, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Good image quality, Good in low light, Image stabilization, Large clear LCD, Nice body color and Zoom range/performance
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Love My New Sony DSC-HX100V/B
I just got back from a two-week trip in Europe with my new Sony DSC-HX100V Camera and wanted to add my feedback to help others and thank everyone who helped me choose this camera. In summary, this is a fantastic camera and was a pleasure to use. It is a large step up from my older version from Sony. I took more than 6,000 photographs in two weeks. and put the camera through about every test that it could have. In more detail, here are the key aspects and my two cents on them. Overall Camera P...View full Review
I just got back from a two-week trip in Europe with my new Sony DSC-HX100V Camera and wanted to add my feedback to help others and thank everyone who helped me choose this camera. In summary, this is a fantastic camera and was a pleasure to use. It is a large step up from my older version from Sony. I took more than 6,000 photographs in two weeks. and put the camera through about every test that it could have. In more detail, here are the key aspects and my two cents on them. Overall Camera Performance: This camera is a work horse and had many features that made it a dream to work with and a couple that are major issues in my opinion (which I will cover later). I used the Superior Auto automatic feature almost exclusively with the hand dial located near the shutter release I quickly tweaked the EV levels when necessary. It also does this for you automatically by taking three bracketed photographs. I chose to have the instant control which worked very well for me. The battery life was very good. I had three batteries which lasted longer than I anticipated. I would charge them daily which more than met my needs. Only once did I run out of batteries and used my new Sony DSC-H70 at that time. I actually switched between cameras depending if I needed a really wide angle or wanted to be less obvious. Picture Quality: Picture quality was outstanding even at the longer focus distances. What an incredible range of framing options with the 30x Zoom. In many cases, since I was shooting at the highest 16M size I simply made minor edits in the camera after the shot. I was totally amazed at the picture quality at all ranges day and night. Even though I took a monopod, I never used it. All photographs were either hand held or I found a natural tripod at night to add some minor stability. I was more than impressed with the picture quality and so were the people I was traveling with. At the far end of the zoom it can be difficult to get a 100 percent steady shot. I used whatever I could find to heal steady the camera. Ease of Use: This is a very easy camera to use. Most things are well placed and there are great features. It is lightweight, very user-friendly and was a joy to use. The weight is well distributed and makes it an easy camera to keep with you at all times. I just enjoyed using this camera and it just got easier. Two Major Flaws: Again, this is my opinion, but I found two flaws in the camera design that impacted my work with the camera. First and most important, this camera will allow you to delete an entire days worth of photographs without asking you if you are sure you want to do this. Click and they are gone! Paris at night...gone. I went back out until 5:00 a.m. to re-shoot. Before the trip, my son deleted some photographs and I was furious - not at him but that it could have happened. And then I did it. I was tired and looking at photographs and deleting some and then a day's worth were gone. This is a huge flaw and I would by no means let it stop you from getting the camera. I ended up manually protecting all of my photographs before I would look at them. Just be careful. Second, is that I kept turning on the movie function which is a small button located in the wrong place for me apparently! I missed a few shots stopping the movie. Very Highly Recommended: I would highly recommend this camera. This trip and this camera were both dreams come true for me. Watch the delete button and you should be very happy.
Most Liked Negative Review
Amazing camera, but....
I really liked this camera, loved it, until i realized there is no way to turn off the auto preview. I've already missed a lot of good pictures because of this. I sold a Hx1 and buy a Hx100V, sorry but i just can't understand why sony would removed this feature for this camera. It's definitely a step back, now I really miss my Hx1.
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I purhcased this last minute for a trip. I have outgrown my slim cybershot but not quite ready for the big leagues. Took it to my stepdaughters choir recital, was able to take video of her like I was sitting right in front of her!! photos have been amazing adn very easy to take. If you want high quality photos and don't know what you are doing...thsiis your camer! I chose this particular model mainly for the Zeiss lens, figured 16.2mp is really as good as 18mp.
I learned to do photos and videos over the last 8 years, seriously doing shooting and editing for the last 3 years. I own and use 4 Sony camera/camcorders. (DSC-HX100, HDR-HC9, HDR-TG1 and MHS-CM5) This is the BEST from Sony. Right out of the box, or after learning to use the many features, the HX100 gives consistently superb photos and videos. I bought this one for the 30X optical zoom, the 60p field/frame rate and the excellent low-light image quality. I'm not disappointed with any of these features. I was blown away by the panoramic sweep-stitch together photo feature. As with all new cameras there are some adjustments in shooting and editing. Playing and editing AVCHD at 1920 X 1080 (28 Mbps) and 60p requires some changes for my computer, editing software and monitors. I shoot a lot of tripod, wildlife, outdoors at sunrise and sunset. This camera gives excellent results in all lighting conditions and at fast or slow pan rates. No more 'combing,' 'tearing,' or 'double sets of wings' on birds in flight. The only two additional things I would want from this camera? A remote input to trigger the shutter/video record operations. And, a user manual (it comes with one) that has an INDEX. At 300 pages the user manual is only searchable when viewed on a computer. You can print the manual out, but have to create your own index (page number for looking up a specific feature or operation). The attached photo (first from this camera) was taken right out of the box, no manual settings, just a hand-held, point-and-shoot (after sunset!). Great price from Adorama.
I love the zoom lens; very effective for wildlife photos. Took great pics of hummingbirds this summer and use shutter priority to stop the action - worked great. I own a Sony a580 and wanted a good compact superzoom as a grab-and-go camera. It is excellent for times I don't want to lug around the DSLR. I love Sony cameras. I have owned a a300, and HX1. Loved them both but wanted more MPs for enlarging photos and cropping.
Great for family photos and photo cards to sell and send.
I wanted a camera that was easy to use but took great pictures, I use it to take wildlife pictures around our house, the shutter is very fast and the zoom and lens focus are great. I wish it was a little smaller but I will get used to it-I was using a smaller camera before.
I bought this camera mostly for work (event lighting). The picture quality is really good with very low level light. It also did fairly well with the extreme color saturation from my lights, the recorded images were similar to what the eye would see. I have not yet tested this camera with LED sources. I have not learned how to change all of the settings to see what works the best, but the auto settings work well as is.
Great camera. Great pic. Happy with my new views of Biscayne Bay and ships seiling Miami.
This is a change made to DSC-H9 on which have few experiences on high speed shoots and need a change. So I look for a faster shooter and found on the same budget range than my previous buy this one. Considered to be great in speed compared to other digitals without being an SLR you will feel like. I don't have any longer to control the flash so you will have only automatic and no flash, which I consider a reverse, but their intelligent mode looks like works at least in my first shoots. Thank you.
Most of my photos are of outdoor content. I have taken some panoramic photos but have not mastered it yet.Most all the photos come out crisp and with excelent resolution.
The camera is great, feels good, looks good and performs very good. Much better pictures than compact point and clicks but much more user friendly than DSLR's. We love the rechargeable battery and large, pivoting LCD screen.