Prices(Prices as of 11/19/2012)
|$399||B&H Photo Video (Typically free shipping)|
|$5-$25||Additional SD (standard capacity) memory cards, 4GB-8GB, Class 4-6 (Class 10 is fastest)|
|$15-$75||Additional SDHC (high capacity) memory cards, 16GB-32GB, Class 10 |
|$50-$200+||Additional SDXC (extended capacity, used for video) memory cards, 64GB-128GB, Class 10|
|$15-$40||2GB-8GB Memory Stick Pro Duo|
|$50-$110+||16GB-32GB Memory Stick Pro-HG Duo |
|$50 ||Replacement rechargeable battery pack (replacement charger $50)|
|Weight||9 oz. |
|Included in Box||Battery, wrist strap, USB cable, AC adaptor, instruction manual|
|Type of Media||SD memory card, SDHC memory card, SDXC memory card, memory stick Duo|
|Sensor|| 1/2.3" CMOS |
(Typical point-and-shoot: 1/2.3" sensor ratio. Larger sensors: 1/1.7")
|Monitor||3" LCD display (921k dots)|
|Video||1080/60 p HD video recording up to 29 minutes with stereo audio|
|Flash||Built-in flash (auto, flash on, slow synchro, flash off) with 1'3.75"-23' coverage|
|Zoom||20X optical zoom, 40X Clear Image (digital) zoom|
(Basic point-and-shoots: 3X-10X optical zoom. Superzoom: 10X-40X+)
|Photographic Values||Focal length: 4.45mm-89mm (film equivalent 25mm-500mm)|
Shutter speed: 4 seconds to 1/1600th second; 30 seconds in manual mode
ISO: Auto, 100-12800
|Manual Settings||Shutter priority, aperture priority|
|Continuous Shooting||Up to 10 frames per second in Burst mode, for a maximum of 10 shots|
|Batteries||Lithium Ion rechargeable battery pack|
|Other Features||Wi-Fi sharing|
GPS and e-compass for geo-tagging photos
3D still image and 3d sweep panorama modes
9 special effects (monochrome, richtone, watercolor, illustration, etc.)
Face detection (priority exposure) for up to eight programmed faces
Blink and smile detection
In-camera editing (trimming, red eye correction, unsharp masking)
Self-timer (off, 2 second, 10 second, portrait 1, portrait 2)
|Warranty||1 year limited, parts and labor|
The manufacturer's detailed product information is available at store.Sony.com.
What People Are Saying:
Although it can be expensive compared to similar models, critics say the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V takes great photos, has a long 20X optical zoom and offers plenty of options for just about any user. User reviews are primarily positive, calling it a fast, all-round, small camera packed with options, and praising the zoom, Wi-Fi and crisp images, although several complain that it does not have a wireless charging dock as originally advertised, and a few say the Wi-Fi was hard to use.
- CNET: "The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V has excellent photo and video quality for its class, fast shooting performance, and plenty of shooting options for every kind of user. The bad: The HX30V is expensive, especially compared with competing models. It's not always the easiest camera to use and the feature set is so deep it might be too much for some users."
- PC Mag: "With its Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V, Sony packs a long 20x zoom lens, Wi-Fi, and GPS into one decidedly svelte camera. It's one of the more expensive compact superzoom models you'll find, but all those features along with high performance warrant the price."
- Imaging-Resource.com: "If you want an attractive, coat-pocket friendly camera, don't want to sacrifice in terms of zoom reach and resolution, and don't want to fiddle around with cables or swapping flash cards around every time you want to see your photos on your phone, tablet, or PC, the Sony DSC-HX30V might be the camera for you."