Sony has launched their near-flagship compact super-zoom Cyber-shot HX20V. The HX20V takes all the good stuff in its sibling, the Cyber-shot HX10V, and swaps out the lens for a more powerful 20X zoom model, improved movie frame sensor output and is made of Sony recycled plastic.
The Sony HX20V is only surpassed by its simultaneously-launched twin, the Sony Cyber-shot HX30V which is almost the same camera but with built-in WiFi.
- 18 megapixel CMOS imaging sensor
- 20X optical zoom: 25 – 500 mm (f3.2 – f5.8) lens
- Optical image stabilizer with improved shake correction
- 3 inch LCD (921,600 pixels)
- GPS feature for photo location tagging
- Superior Auto with scene modes; manual controls (No aperture/shutter priority modes though)
- 10 FPS continuous shooting
- Clear Image Zoom allows for 2X digital zoom without lowering image quality
- Picture Effects, 3D photo mode, Sweep Panorama, Anti Motion Blur and HDR modes
- Full HD 1080p 60p movie mode with stereo sound and zoom; can take 13 megapixel photos while recording
- Takes SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards
- Uses a lithium-ion battery
- Available in May for $400
- Comes in black only; camera is made of Sony recycled plastic