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Sony Cyber-shot HX100V review

Is Sony's 30x optical zoom HX100V the superzoom market leader?

As part of our image quality testing for the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100V, we've shot our resolution chart

If you view our crops of the resolution chart's central section at 100% (or Actual Pixels) you will see that, for example, at ISO 100 the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100V is capable of resolving up to around 24 (line widths per picture height x100) in its highest quality JPEG file

sensitivity setting reveals the following resolution scores in line widths per picture height x100:

Sony cybershot dsc hx100v iso100
Sony cybershot dsc-hx100v iso100

Sony cybershot dsc hx100v resolution iso 100
Sony cybershot dsc-hx100v resolution iso 100

ISO 100, score: 24 (see full image)

Sony cybershot dsc hx100v resolution iso 125
Sony cybershot dsc-hx100v resolution iso 125

ISO 125, score: 24 (see full image)

Sony cybershot dsc hx100v resolution iso 160
Sony cybershot dsc-hx100v resolution iso 160

ISO 160, score: 22 (see full image)

Sony cybershot dsc hx100v resolution iso 200
Sony cybershot dsc-hx100v resolution iso 200

ISO 200, score: 22 (see full image)

Sony cybershot dsc hx100v resolution iso 250
Sony cybershot dsc-hx100v resolution iso 250

ISO 250, score: 22 (see full image)

Sony cybershot dsc hx100v resolution iso 320
Sony cybershot dsc-hx100v resolution iso 320

ISO 320, score: 22 (see full image)

Sony cybershot dsc hx100v resolution iso 400
Sony cybershot dsc-hx100v resolution iso 400

ISO 400, score: 22 (see full image)

Sony cybershot dsc hx100v resolution iso 500
Sony cybershot dsc-hx100v resolution iso 500

ISO 500, score: 20 (see full image)

Sony cybershot dsc hx100v resolution iso 640
Sony cybershot dsc-hx100v resolution iso 640

ISO 640, score: 20 (see full image)

Sony cybershot dsc hx100v resolution iso 800
Sony cybershot dsc-hx100v resolution iso 800

ISO 800, score: 20 (see full image)

Sony cybershot dsc hx100v resolution iso 1000
Sony cybershot dsc-hx100v resolution iso 1000

ISO 1000, score: 18 (see full image)

Sony cybershot dsc hx100v resolution iso 1250
Sony cybershot dsc-hx100v resolution iso 1250

ISO 1250, score: 18 (see full image)

Sony cybershot dsc hx100v resolution iso 1600
Sony cybershot dsc-hx100v resolution iso 1600

ISO 1600, score: 18 (see full image)

Sony cybershot dsc hx100v resolution iso 2000
Sony cybershot dsc-hx100v resolution iso 2000

ISO 2000, score: 16 (see full image)

Sony cybershot dsc hx100v resolution iso 2500
Sony cybershot dsc-hx100v resolution iso 2500

ISO 2500, score: 16 (see full image)

Sony cybershot dsc hx100v resolution iso 3200
Sony cybershot dsc-hx100v resolution iso 3200

ISO 3200, score: 16 (see full image)

Tech Specs

Product TypeBridge Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
Effective Camera Resolution16.2 Megapixel
USBYes
Wide AngleNo
Product FamilyCyber-shot H
Image StabilizationOptical
ColourBlack
Optical Zoom30x
Digital Zoom4x
Brand NameSony
FeaturesFace Detection, Aperture Priority, Continuous Shooting Mode
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsMP4
Viewfinder TypeElectronic
Weight (Approximate)525 g
Minimum Focus Distance10 mm
Maximum Image Resolution4608 x 3456
Maximum Frame Rate50 fps
Number of Batteries Supported1
Battery Built-inNo
Battery RechargeableYes
Battery IncludedYes
Display Screen TypeLCD
Image Sensor TypeCMOS
Total Camera Resolution16.8 Megapixel
HDMIYes
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedMemory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick PRO High Speed Duo, Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC)
Height86.6 mm
Width121.6 mm
Depth93.1 mm
Autofocus Points9
Product SeriesH
Focal Length4.80 mm to 144 mm
Image FormatsJPEG
Focus ModesAuto, Manual
ManufacturerSony Corporation
Product ModelDSC-HX100V
Product NameCyber-shot DSC-HX100V Bridge Camera
Product LineCyber-shot
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberDSCHX100V
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.sony.co.uk
Marketing Information

Renew your passion for photography with Cyber-shot HX100V digital camera. A Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonar T lens with 30x optical zoom brings distant subjects closer and high speed auto focus achieves dramatically clearer images while "Exmor R" CMOS sensor delivers superior low-light performance.

Battery Life410 Shot/3.42 Hour Video
Package Contents
  • Cyber-shot DSC-HX100V Bridge Camera
  • NP-FH50 Lithium Ion Battery
  • AC Adapter
  • Neck Strap
  • Lens Cap
  • Lens Cap Strap
  • USB Cable
  • Power Cord
  • Software Media
Display Resolution921000 Pixel
Limited Warranty1 Year