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by Brad Soo on February 28 2012

Sony Cyber-shot HX20V

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

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