Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1 Review

4.5
August 31, 2009 | Zoltan Arva-Toth |

Specifications

Lens

Optical Zoom 20x
Precision Digital Zoom Approx. 40x(Total)
Smart Zoom up to 108x (with VGA)
F 2.8-5.2
Focal Length (f= mm) 5-100
Focal Length (f=35mm conversion) 28-560
Macro (cm) Wide: Approx. 1-Infinity, Tele: Approx. 150-Infinity
Filter Diameter (mm) NO
Conversion Lens compatibility YES
NightShot NO
NightFraming NO
Sony G YES

Image Sensory

CCD Type Exmor™ CMOS Sensor
Size (Inches) 1/2.4

Camera

Effective Pixels (Mega Pixels) Approx. 9.1
Bionz Processor YES
Face Detection YES
Smile Shutter YES
A/D Conversion (DXP) (Bit) 12
Clear RAW NR YES
Auto Focus Method (Intelligent) YES
Auto Focus Method (Continuous) NO
Auto Focus Area (Multi Point) YES
Auto Focus Area (Centre weighted) YES
Auto Focus Area (Spot) NO
Auto Focus Area (Flexible Spot) YES
Manual Focus YES
Focus Preset NO
Focus Preset (m) NO
Aperture Auto Mode YES
Aperture Priority Mode NO
Aperture Manual Mode YES
Shutter Speed Auto Mode (sec) 2" - 1/4000
NR Slow Shutter YES
Hand Shake Alert YES
Exposure Control +/- 2.0EV, 1/ 3 EV step
White Balance Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent1,Fluorescent2,Fluorescent3, Incandescent, Flash, One Push, One Push Set
Automatic White Balance YES
Light Metering (Multi Pattern) YES
Light Metering (Centre weighted) YES
Light Metering (Spot) YES
Sharpness Setting Plus / Minus 1step
Saturation Setting Plus / Minus 1step
Contrast Setting Plus / Minus 1step
ISO Sensitivity (REI) YES (Auto,100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200)
Scene Selection Twilight, Twilight Portrait, Twilight using a tripod, Backlight, Backlight Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Portrait
AF Illuminator YES
Flash Mode Auto, Forced Flash, Slow Syncro, No Flash
Distance limitations using Flash (m) 0.3-9.2 (wide), 1.5-5.1 (tele)
Pre-flash YES
Red-eye Reduction YES
Auto Daylight Synchronized Flash YES

Super SteadyShot

Super SteadyShot capability NO
SteadyShot capability NO
Optical SteadyShot capability YES

Auto Focus System

AF Illuminator YES

Built-In-Flash

Flash Mode Auto, Forced Flash, Slow Syncro, No Flash
Red-Eye Reduction YES
Auto Daylight Synchronized Flash YES

LCD/ Viewfinder

LCD Screen Size (inches) 3
LCD Total Dots Number 230.400
LCD Monitor Type TFT
Auto Bright Monitoring YES
LCD Field of View (%) 100
Optical Viewfinder NO
Electrical Viewfinder YES

LCD screen

LCD Field of View (%) 100

Recording

Recording Media Memory Stick™ Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo™. Memory Stick PRO Duo™ High Speed (No Speed Advantage), Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo™ (same speed as PRO Duo), Internal memory (11MB)
Recording Format JPEG, AVC/H.264
Memory Stick™ Pro Interface Parallel
DCF (Design rule for Camera File System) YES
DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) YES
Burst Mode (shots) 10
Burst Interval (approximately sec) 0.1
Still Image size (12 Mega 4000 x 3000) NO
Still Image size (10 Mega 3648 x 2736) NO
Still Image size (9.0 Mega, 3456 x 2592) YES
Still Image size (8.0 Mega, 3264 x 2448) NO
Still Image size (5.0 Mega, 2592 x 1944) YES
Still Image size (3.1 Mega, 2048 x 1536) YES
Still Image size (VGA, 640 x 480) YES
Still Image size (16:9 mode, 1920 x 1080) YES
Still Image size (16:9 mode, 3456 x 1944) YES
Still Image size (16:9 mode, 3648 x 2056) NO
Still Image size (16:9 mode, 4000 x 2248) NO
Still Image size (3:2 mode, 4000 x 2672) NO
Still Image size (3:2 mode 3648 x 2432) NO
Still Image size (3:2 mode 3456 x 2304) YES
Panorama (7152 x 1080) / (4912 x 1080) / (4912 x 1920) / (3424 x 1920)
Moving Image Size (MPEG VX Fine, 640x480, 30fps) NO
Moving Image Size (MPEG VX Standard, 640x480, 16.6fps) NO
Moving Image Size (QVGA:  320x240 30fps) NO
Moving Image Size (QVGA:  320x240 8.3fps) NO
Moving Image Size (1440x1080 30fps Fine Approx.12Mbps) YES
Moving Image Size (1440x1080 30fps Standard Approx.7Mbps) YES
Moving Image Size (1280x720 30fps Fine Approx.9Mbps) NO
Moving Image Size (1280x720 30fps Standard Approx.6Mbps) YES
Moving Image Size (640x480 30fps Approx.3Mbps) YES

Playback/ Edit

HD (High Definition) Playback YES
Slideshow Playback YES
Slideshow with Music YES
Trimming YES
Resize NO
Playback Zoom YES
Divide (MPEG) NO
Cue & Review (MPEG) YES
Index Playback YES
Image Rotation YES
Auto Image Rotation YES

General

Battery Remaining Indicator YES
Histogram Indicator YES
Exposure Warning Indicator YES
Disk / Memory Stick remaining indicator YES
PTP (Picture Transfer Protocol) YES
Print Image Matching YES
PictBridge YES
Shop Front Mode YES
Start up time (approximately sec) 2.2
Menu Language English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek
Bluetooth Function NO

Jacks

Multi use Terminal with HD YES
Multi use Terminal YES
AV Out NO
Digital I/O (USB) NO
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed YES

Power/ Others

Battery System Lithium H
Supplied Battery NP-FH50
Stamina (battery life) with the supplied battery(s) in normal shooting condition 390 shots, 195min (CIPA standard with LCD screen on)
Battery for Clock Manganese-Lithium (MS614SE)
Weight (g) 453
Weight with Accessories (g) 504
Supplied Software Picture Motion Browser Ver.4.2 (Windows only) + Music Transfer
Supplied Accessories Rechargeable battery pack (NP-FH50), Battery Charger, Multi Connector Cable, Power Cord, CD-ROM, Lens Cap, Lens Cap Strap, Shoulder Strap, HDMI adaptor

Dimensions

Width (mm) 114.5
Height (mm) 82.8
Depth (mm) 91.8

Entry Tags

3 inch LCD, compact, sony, super-zoom, cybershot, 9 megapixel, Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1 Review, hx1

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