Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX60V Review

April 11, 2014 | Mark Goldstein |


Image Sensor

Type Exmor R CMOS sensor
Size 1/2.3 type (7.82mm)
Gross Pixels Approx. 21.1 Mega Pixels
Effective Pixels Approx. 20.4 Mega Pixels


Lens Type Sony G, 11 elements in 10 groups (including 5 aspheric elements)
F Number F3.5 (W) - 6.3 (T)
Focal Length (f=) f=4.3-129mm
Focal Length (35mm conversion) - Still Image 16:9 f=26-780mm
Focal Length (35mm conversion) - Still Image 4:3 f=24-720mm
Focal Length (35mm conversion) - Movie 16:9 f=26.5-795mm (SteadyShot Standard), f=27.5-1150mm (SteadyShot Active), f=30.5-1170mm (SteadyShot InteligentActive)
Focal Length (35mm conversion) - Movie 4:3 f=32.5-975mm (SteadyShot Standard), f=33.5-1400mm (SteadyShot Active), 37-1430mm (SteadyShot InteligentActive)
Focus Range (iAuto) W: Approx. 5cm to Infinity, T: Approx. 200cm to Infinity
Focus Range (Program Auto) W: Approx. 5cm to Infinity, T: Approx. 200cm to Infinity
Optical Zoom 30x (Optical Zoom during movie recording)
Clear Image Zoom 20M Approx. 120x/10M Approx. 170x/5M Approx. 240x/VGA Approx. 486x/15M (16:9) Approx. 120x/2M (16:9) Approx. 324x *1 *2
Precision Digital Zoom - Still Image 20M Approx. 120x/10M Approx. 170x/5M Approx. 240x/VGA Approx. 486x/15M (16:9) Approx. 120x/2M (16:9) Approx. 324x*1


Screen Size Approx. 7.5cm (3.0 inch)
Number Of Dots 921,600 dots
Name Xtra Fine/TFT LCD
Brightness Setting Manual(5 steps)

Shooting Specs

Imaging Processor BIONZ X
Image Stabilizer System Optical SteadyShot
Focus Mode - Manual Focus Yes
Focus Mode - Semi-Manual AF Yes
Light Metering - Multi Pattern Yes
Light Metering - Center-Weighted Yes
Light Metering - Spot Yes
Exposure Compensation +/- 2.0 EV, 1/3 EV step
ISO Sensitivity Setting Auto(ISO80-3200, selectable with upper/lower limit) *11, 80/100/200/400/800/1600/3200 *11, Multi-Frame NR:Auto(ISO80-3200) *11, 100/200/400/800/1600/3200/6400 *3 *11/12800 *3 *11
White Balance "Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluor.: Cool White, Fluor.: Day White, Fluor.: Daylight Flash, C.Temp./Filter, Custom"
Shutter Speed iAuto (4 - 1/1600)/Program Auto (1 - 1/1600)/Aperture Priority (8 - 1/1600)/Shutter Priority (30 - 1/1600)/Manual (30 - 1/1600) *4
Self-Timer Off/10sec./2sec./Portrait 1/Portrait 2
Flash Mode Flash Off/Autoflash/Fill-flash/Slow Sync./Advanced Flash/Rear Sync./Wireless(with optional compliant flash)
Flash Range ISO Auto: Approx. 0.25m to 5.6m(W)/Approx. 2.0m to 3.0m(T), ISO3200: up to Approx. 7.9m(W)/Approx. 4.2m(T)
Auto Macro Yes
Auto Focus Illuminator Auto / Off
Aperture iAuto(F3.5-F6.3(W))/Program Auto(F3.5-F6.3(W) )/Manual(F3.5-F8.0(W))/Aperture Priority(F3.5-F8.0(W))/Shutter Priority(F3.5-F6.3(W))
Face Detection - Mode Off / ON
Face Detection - Max. No of Detectable Faces 8 faces

Shooting mode

Superior Auto Yes
Intelligent Auto Yes
Program Auto Yes
Movie Mode Yes
Panorama Yes
Scene Selection Yes
Manual Exposure Yes

Scene Selection

High Sensitivity Yes
Night Scene Yes
Night Portrait Yes
Portrait Yes
Landscape Yes
Beach Yes
Snow Yes
Fireworks Yes
Advanced Sports Shooting Yes
Gourmet Yes
Pet Yes
Soft Skin Yes
Handheld Twilight Yes
Anti Motion Blur Yes

Picture Effect

HDR Painting Yes
Rich-tone Monochrome Yes
Miniature Yes
Toy Camera Yes
Pop Colour Yes
Partial Colour Yes
Soft High-key Yes
Water Colour Yes
Posterization Yes
Retro Photo Yes
Soft Focus Yes
High Contrast Mono. Yes
Illustration Yes

Compatible Recording Media

Memory Stick Duo (Still Image / Movies) Yes*6
Memory Stick PRO Duo (Still Image / Movies) Yes*6
Memory Stick PRO Duo - High Speed Yes*6
Memory Stick PRO HG Duo Yes*6
SD Memory Card Yes*6
SDHC Memory Card Yes*6
SDXC Memory Card Yes*6
Memory Stick Micro Yes*6 *7
Memory Stick Micro (Mark2) Yes*6 *7
Micro SD Memory Card Yes*6 *7
Micro SDHC Memory Card Yes*6 *7
Micro SDXC Memory Card Yes*6 *7

Still Image Recording

Stamina (Battery Life) Approx. 380 / Approx. 190min*10
15M (3,888×3,888) 1:1 mode Yes
7.5M (2,736×2,736) 1:1 mode Yes
3.7M (1,920×1,920) 1:1 mode Yes
18M (5,184×3,456) 3:2 mode Yes
8.9M (3,648×2,432) 3:2 mode Yes
4.5M (2,592×1,728) 3:2 mode Yes
20M (5,184×3,888) 4:3 mode Yes
10M (3,648 X 2,736) 4:3 mode Yes
5M (2,592 X 1,944) 4:3 mode Yes
VGA (640 X 480) 4:3 mode Yes
15M (5,184×2,920) 16:9 mode Yes
7.5M (3,648×2,056) 16:9 mode Yes
2.1M (1,920×1,080) 16:9 mode Yes
Sweep Panorama 360 (11,520 X 1,080) Yes
Sweep Panorama Wide (7,152 X 1,080 / 4,912 X 1,920) Yes
Sweep Panorama Standard (4,912 X 1,080 / 3,424 X 1,920) Yes

Movie Recording

AVCHD - 1,920 X 1,080/50p (28M, PS) Yes
AVCHD - 1,920 X 1,080/50i (24M, FX) Yes
AVCHD - 1,920 X 1,080/25p (24M, FX) Yes
AVCHD - 1,920 X 1,080/50i (17M, FH) Yes
AVCHD - 1,920 X 1,080/25p (17M, FH) Yes
AVC MP4 - 1,440 X 1,080 (12M) Yes
MP4 - 3M VGA (640 X 480 / 30fps) Yes

Other Features

Face Detection Yes
Smile Shutter Yes
Grid Line Yes
In-Camera Guide Yes
Still Image Capture from Movie Yes
Slideshow with Music Yes
Control for HDMI Yes
Start-up Time Approx. 1.9 sec.*8
Shooting Time Lag Approx. 0.15 sec.*8
Shutter Release Time Lag Approx. 0.010 sec.
Shooting Interval Approx. 0.8 sec.*8
Burst Speed (Maximum) Approx. 10 fps (for up to 10 shots)*5
Burst Interval (Minimum) Approx.0.1 sec.(10 shots)*5 *9
Built-in Microphone Stereo
Wind Noise Reduction Off / On
Optical Zoom During Movie Recording 30x
Histogram Indicator Yes (On/Off)
Photo Creativity Yes


Slide Show - Video Out HD (HDMI)
Slide Show - Movie Yes
Automatic Image Rotation Yes


USB Connection - Auto (Multi-Configuration) Yes
USB Connection - Mass Storage Yes
USB Connection - MTP Yes
Hi-Speed USB Yes
Micro USB Yes


Multi-use Terminal Yes
Micro HDMI Yes
DC IN Terminal Yes

Optional Accessory Capability

Tripod Receptacle Yes

Power Source

Supplied Battery Maximum Voltage: 4.2V, Nominal Voltage: 3.6V, Maximum charge voltage: DC 4.2V, Maximum charge current: 1.89A, Capacity for Shooting: 4.5Wh (1240mAh)
AC Adaptor Power Requirements: AC 100V to 240V, 50/60 Hz, 70mA; Output voltage: DC 5V, 0.5A
USB Charge Yes (supplied AC Adaptor)
USB Power Supply Yes (not supplied AC Adaptor AC-UD10)

Dimensions & Weight

Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 108.1 x 63.6 x 38.3 mm
Weight (with Battery & Memory Stick) Approx. 272g
Weight (Body only) Approx. 246g

Supplied Accessories

Supplied Accessories Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-BX1, AC AdaptorAC-UB10C/UB10D, Micro USB cable, Wrist Strap, Shoe Cap, Instruction Manual