Ilse Jurriën : March 20th 2012 - 23:30 CET
Sony CyberShot DSC-HX20V
Sony DSC-HX20V digital camera : Sony is pleased to announce a new H-Series high-zoom camera to its CyberShot line-up. The Sony CyberShot DSC-HX20V digital camera captures crisp and vivid photos and Full HD videos with ease. Ideal for travel photography or simply capturing everyday content, the new Sony DCS-HX20V is equipped with a 20x optical zoom lens. Additionally, the Sony CyberShot DSC-HX20V features "Clear Image Zoom" digital zoom technology, which boosts optical zoom to 2x virtual capabilities while maintaining full resolution. Other DSC-HX20V highlights include advanced manual functions, AVCHD Full HD 50p video recording, artistic Picture Effect modes, 3D photo shooting and GPS functionality.|
Sony CyberShot DSC-HX20V
The highly-efficient Exmor R CMOS sensor with 18.2 effective megapixels is teamed with the latest BIONZ processor that assures flawless, low-noise images, even in low light. By processing each area of an image to achieve the optimal balance between noise and details, the advanced noise reduction technology achieves a natural look with reduced noise. Ideal for action-packed scenes, fleeting portraits and close-ups, speedy shooting responses and quick autofocus (approximately 0.13 second in daylight and 0.21seconds in low-light at 3 EV) help you capture more split-second moments.
Sony DSC-HX20V camera body
The new Sony CyberShot DSC-HX20V is partially constructed using ‘SoRPlas’ (Sony Recycled Plastic), a flame-retardant polycarbonate plastic that contains 99% recycled materials. SoRPlas exhibits excellent strength plus world-leading heat resistance and durability. The new 20x zoom "AA" (advanced aspherical) lens element in the Sony CyberShot DSC- HX20V produces outstanding results with a design drastically smaller than comparable 20x lenses in previous models. The thinly-designed lens, which requires highly sophisticated glass molding to create, allows the camera body to remain as compact as possible. In addition to its strong zoom capabilities, the new "AA" lens can focus at a minimum distance of approximately 1cm for stunning, clear macro shots.
Sony CyberShot HX20V features
• Manufactured with "SoRPlas" recycled plastic
• 18.2 Megapixel Sony Exmor R CMOS sensor
• 20x optical zoom lens (25-500mm in 35mm format)
• 40x digital "Clear Image Zoom" at full resolution
• "Extra High Sensitivity" enhances low-light shooting capabilities
• Lightning-fast AF speed (0.13s in daylight, 0.21s in low-light at 3 EV)
• Dual-Record captures 13MP still pictures while shooting movies
• Full HD Video Shooting capability (1920x1080 at 60p)
• Optical SteadyShot Active Mode (3 way shake cancelling)
• Large 3.0-inch, 921k dot LCD screen
• GPS functionality with Log recording
• Photo Creativity interface
• Nine Picture Effect options
Sony DSC-HX20V price & availability
The new Sony CyberShot HX20V digital camera will be available from May 2012 at Sony retail stores and online as well as other authorized retailers throughout the Sony dealer network. The Sony CyberShot DSC-HX20V will be available in the colors black and brown for a suggested retail price of $400 USD / €420 Euro. Prices and colors may vary from country to country.
Sony CyberShot DSC-HX20V review
As soon as we receive a Sony CyberShot DSC-HX20V test sample, we will publish a sample photo gallery with high resolution pictures, followed by an extensive Sony DSC-HX20V review.