In this Sony CyberShot Camera Guide I will give you all the information and links you need for the current and recently discontinued models including the: Sony DSC-RX1R, DSC-RX1, DSCrx100mII, DSC-RX100, HX300, HX50v, H200, HX200v, HX30v, TX66, TX200v, W690, WX150, WX70, and WX50.

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Pro Oriented – RX Series

 

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R Digital CameraSony decided to come out with a “R” version of the incredible Sony DSC-RX1! The R stand for resolution, but what actually happened is Sony removed the low-pass Anti Aliasing filter from in front of the Sony sensor. The result is slightly sharper images and resolution on test charts, but a minor overall change that can barley be noticed int he real world. The downside is increased “moire’ and other flaws introduced by the sensors pixel pattern.

Specs are exactly the same as the RX1, see rx1 below for details please.

Sony DSC-RX1R Price: ~$2798 US

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1

Sony Cybershot Camera Guide

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 is the world’s first 35mm compact digital camera, with a small camera body that houses 24.3MP full-frame sensor. The camera has a built-in 35mm f/2.0 Carl Zeiss Sonnar T lens!!! Taking advantage of the high quality images that a full-frame sensor can deliver, the camera can shoot “clean” high-ISO images up to 25,600!!

The Sony DSC-RX1 is designed for the serious photographer who is already comfortable with manual exposure and focus control, and who may already own a DSLR and are looking for a sophisticated little camera to augment their big rigs. By putting a prime lens on the camera, Sony was able to use the best glass possible – a good thing, because a lesser lens’s optical issues would show up clearly on a full-frame 24MP sensor. And, as the first compact 35mm digital camera, it is likely to be embraced by high-end photographers.

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Sony DSC-RX1 Features

  • 24.3 MP 35 mm Full Frame Sensor: High-quality images are realized through the 24.3 MP effective 35mm full-frame sensor, a normal sensor range of ISO 100 25600, and a balance of gradation and low noise. The BIONZ image processor enables up to 5 fps high-speed continuous shooting and 14-bit RAW image data recording.
  • Full HD 24p video: Full HD 24p video with manual control and audio input. For creative flexibility, users can enter Program Auto (P), Aperture Priority (A), Shutter Speed Priority (S) or Manual Exposure (M) mode for manual shooting and exposure control. Enjoy clear sound recording and playback via built-in stereo microphone and and mono speaker.
  • Bright F2.0 Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* lens: Newly developed large-diameter F2.0 Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* lens delivers refined background defocusing bokeh, and macro capabilities. A premium multi-layered T* coating also dramatically reduces ghost and flare caused by light reflection.
  • World’s first fixed lens 35mm camera: The DSC-RX1 is the world’s first fixed lens 35 mm full-frame digital camera which offers an uncompromising design that focuses on an intuitive, user-friendly operation. The camera fits in the palm of a hand and allows users to carry it nearly everywhere to capture any shooting opportunity that arises.
  • Three control lens rings: Full manual operation is intuitive on the RX1. Users can keep their eyes on the subject and concentrate on the composition while comfortably adjusting the dedicated aperture, focusing, and macro switching rings.
  • Conveniently placed dials: Quick access to conveniently placed exposure compensation and focus mode dials.
  • Quick Navi – settings at a glance: Quick Navi enhances direct control of your favorite functions. Pressing the Fn button activates Quick Navi, which allows the user to check camera settings at a glance and promptly change settings without having to search for dedicated menus.
  • Memory recall: MR (memory recall) mode can memorize up to three groups of the user’s preferred settings. Settings include zoom magnification, white balance, exposure compensation, shutter speed, drive mode and metering modes. This enables quick switching of of settings at the right moment.
  • Nine aperture blades: Nine aperture blades form a nearly perfect circle throughout the normally used aperture range of F2.0 to F22, resulting in background defocusing that is smooth and genuinely beautiful.
  • Expandable with multi interface shoe: The multi interface shoe allows easy connection with wide-ranging accessories expanding the range of photographic expression. Available accessories include a powerful external flash unit, electronic viewfinder, optical viewfinder, thumb grip, clip-on LCD monitor, etc.
  • 3″ Xtra Fine LCD Display: The 3″ (1,229k dots) Xtra Fine LCD Display makes it easy to scroll through menus and preview live Picture Effects. WhiteMagic technology increases visibility in bright daylight. The large display delivers brilliant-quality still images and movies while enabling easy focusing operation.
  • Auto HDR mode: Captures more scene dynamic range than a single exposure can handle-and more range than photo film. Combines the best highlight detail from one shot, the best mid-tones from a second and the best shadow detail from a third for one incredible shot (up to 6 EV stops), all in a split second. (Recommended for still subjects.)
  • Dual-aspect ratio recording for still images: Capture still images in either 3:2 or 16:9 aspect ratio. This provides the freedom to choose a ratio that matches the scene or the specific shooting purpose.
  • Built in pop up flash: Enjoy the convenience of flash photography everywhere you go. Guide number is approximately 6*. Choose from Auto, Slow Sync, Rear Sync, Fill-flash and Flash Off modes.
  • Capture JPEG files, RAW files, or both: The DSC-RX1 saves pictures as compact JPEG files and/or ultra-high quality RAW files. RAW files save images prior to de-mosaicing, white balance, sharpness and color enhancement. This retains maximum latitude for enhancing the image on your PC.
  • Four focusing modes: DSC-RX1 has 2 Autofocus modes: Single-shot AF (AF-S) or Continuous AF (AF-C), which tracks moving objects. It also has Manual Focus for manual focusing freedom, and Direct Manual Focus (DMF), that first uses autofocusing to focus on the subject, and then allows fast switching to manual focusing for precise adjustment.
  • Digital level gauge: Digital level gauge to allow easier leveling of the camera.
  • MF assist and peaking: Manual focus becomes much easier because peaking highlights the edges that are in focus in your choice of three colors (white, red, or yellow). This is especially helpful during macro or portrait photography where your focus setting can make or break your shot.
  • Creative Style: Control how the camera processes your images with 15 finishing styles: Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Clear, Deep, Light, Twilight, Night View, Autumn Leaves, B&W, Sepia, Sunset, Portrait and Landscape. You can even fine-tune contrast, saturation, and sharpness to your personal taste.
  • Picture Effect mode: Realize your creative potential with Picture Effect. Effects are Soft Focus, Posterization, Retro Photo, High Contrast Monochrome, Rich-tone Monochrome, Miniature, Soft High-key, Toy Camera, Pop Color, Partial Color, Watercolor Painting, HDR Painting, and Illustration.
  • Sweep Panorama Mode: Capture expansive landscapes automatically. Press the shutter, sweep vertically or horizontally. The camera does the rest, continuously shooting images and stitching them together.
  • Auto portrait framing: Simply photograph a person and Auto Portrait Framing will save an additional, optimally framed image in portrait or landscape orientation. Combining Face Detection and By Pixel Super Resolution technologies with rule of thirds, Auto Portrait Framing provides appealingly balanced full resolution portraits.
  • Face Detection/ Registration technology: The camera can automatically detect and register up to eight individual faces and adjust focus, exposure, white balance and flash to help deliver crisp, properly lit images of family and friends. Can prioritize children or adults.
  • Full frame burst shooting: High speed continuous shooting at up to 5 frames per second (fps) is made possible by the BIONZ processor and 24 megapixel sensor.
  • Multi-frame NR: Experience incredible low-light shooting without a flash. The camera captures six images in a fraction of a second. Combining the data from all six, it creates a single image with a reduction in noise equivalent to two additional steps of ISO sensitivity. Sensitivity selectable up to ISO 25600. (Recommended for still subjects.)
  • High speed Auto Focus: Focus as fast as 0.13 seconds with high speed AF. To improve focusing speed and sensitivity, the Exmor CMOS sensor uses its rapid throughput to deliver high-quality image signals to the camera’s BIONZ processor, which provides intelligent response data to a new high speed actuator motor in the lens.

Sony DSC-RX1 Specifications

Camera Type Professional compact digital camera
Imaging Sensor Imaging Sensor: 35mm full-frame (35.8mm × 23.9mm) ExmorTM CMOS Sensor, aspect ratio 3:2
Pixel Gross: 24.7MP (approx.)
Effective Picture Resolution: 24.3MP (approx.)
Lens Lens Type: Carl Zeiss Sonnar T*
Aperture: F2-22
Digital Zoom: 24M approx. 4x / 10M approx. 6.1x / 4.6M approx. 9.1x
Focal Length (35mm equiv.): [Still 3:2] f=35mm [Still 16:9] f=37mm [Movie 16:9] f=44mm (SteadyShot On), f=37mm (SteadyShot Off)
Lens Construction: 8 elements in 7 groups (3 aspherical elements including AA lens)
Aperture Blade: Iris diaphragm (9 blades)
Clear Image Zoom: 2x
Focal Distance : AF approx. 24cm (Normal mode), approx. 14cm to 29cm (Macro)
Steady Shot Mode Active : [Still image] Optical [Movie] Active Mode, Optical type with electronic compensation (Anti-rolling)
Metering Modes Multi segment / Center weighted / Spot
Exposure Compensation +/- 3.0EV, 1/3EV step
Scene Modes Portrait, Sports Action, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Handheld Twilight, Night Portrait
D-Range Optimizer Off, Dynamic Range Optimizer (Auto/Level), Auto High Dynamic Range: Auto exposure difference, Exposure difference level (1.0-6.0EV, 1.0-EV step)
Creative Style Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Clear, Deep, Light, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Autum Leaves, Black, White, Sepia
White Balance Mode Auto/Daylight/Shade/Cloudy/Incandescent/Fluor (Warm White)/Fluor (Cool White)/Fluor (Day White)/Fluor (Daylight)/Flash/C. Temp., Filter/Custom
ISO Sensitivity (Movie) Auto (ISO100-3200 equivalent (1/3 EV stop), selectable with upper/lower limit), 100/6400
Picture Effects Toy Camera, Pop Color, Posterization, Retro Photo, Soft High-key, Partial Color, High Contrast Monochrome, Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Rich-tone Monochrome, Miniature, Watercolor, Illustration
Convenience Features Still Image Playback Options : Control for HDMI, Slideshow
LCD Display LCD Type: 3.0″ (7.5cm) (4:3) / 1,229k dots / Xtra Fine / TFT LCD
Brightness Control: Auto / Manual (5 steps) / Sunny Weather mode
Drive System Shutter Type: Program Auto (30-1/2000) / Manual (Bulb, 30-1/2000) / Aperture Priority (30-1/2000) / Shutter Priority (30-1/2000)
Continuous Shooting Speed: 5 fps at 24.3MP
Self-timer: 10sec. / 2sec
Advanced Features Sweep Panorama: Sweep Panorama
Face Detection: 8 Faces (Off / On(Registered Faces) / On)
Image Stabilization: SteadyShot Image Stabilization
Intelligent Auto: Yes
Picture Effects: Yes, 13 effects
Media Type Memory Stick Duo
Memory Stick PRO Duo
Memory Stick PRO Duo (High Speed)
Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo
SD Memory Card
SDHC Memory Card
SDXC Memory Card
Still Image Mode JPEG, RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format)
Still Image Size 16:9 L: 20M (6000 x 3376)
M: 8.7M (3936 x 2216)
S: 3.9M (2640 x 1488)
Still Image Size 3:2 L: 24M (6000 x 4000)
M: 10M (3936 x 2624)
S: 4.6M (2640×1760)
Panorama Still Image Size Standard (3872 x 2160/8192 x 1856)
Wide (5536 x 2160/12416 x 1856)
Video Format AVCHD: 28M PS (1920×1080, 60p/50p)
24M FX (1920×1080, 60i/50i),
17M FH (1920×1080, 60i/50i)
24M FX (1920×1080, 24p/25p)
17M FH (1920×1080, 24p/25p)
MP4: 12M (1440×1080, 30fps/25fps)
3M VGA (640×480, 30fps/25fps)
Focus Control Focus System : Single-shot AF (AF-S) / Continuous AF (AF-C) / Direct Manual Focus (DMF) / Manual Focus (MF)AF Modes : Multi point AF (25 points) / Center weighted AF / Flexible spot / Flexible spot (tracking focus) / Flexible sport (face tracking)
Flash Flash Modes : Auto/Fill-flash/Slow Sync/Rear Sync/Off/Wireless
Flash Coverage : ISO Auto 0.75m to 21.7m / ISO 25600 up to 43.4
Interface Memory Card Slot: MS Duo and SD/SDHC/SDXC Compatible
HD Output: Micro HDMI
USB Port(s): Micro USB, Hi-Speed USB (USB2.0)
Microphone Input: Microphone jack
Accessory Shoe: Multi Interface Shoe
Power Battery Type: LITHIUM ION NP-BX1 (supplied)
Power Consumption (in Operation): Approx. 1.5W
Dimensions 4.5 x 2.6 x 2.7″ (113.3 x 65.4 x 69.6mm)
Weight Weight: 17 oz (782g)
Weight: 16 oz (453g ) main unit only

Sony DSC-RX1 Price: ~$2798 US

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100M2

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100M2 Digital CameraSony announced a new updated version of the RX100 called the RX100M2. Featuring an updated Exmor sensor for better low light performance, an articulating rear lcd screen, and standard hot-shoe, the RX100MII is certainly worth consideration if your need more power and flexibility!

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The Sony DSC-RX100M2 with its 1-inch sensor , the Sony DSC-RX100M2. offers several more advanced features and claims improved image quality over the RX100, which will continue to be available. While it physically looks the same as the RX100 (which will continue to be available), the Sony DSC-RX100M2 adds Wi-Fi sharing, and a new imaging sensor that Sony saes will deliver better image quality and less noise in low light. The Sony DSC-RX100M2 also addresses one of the major knocks against the original Sony DSC-RX100, which was a lack of a hot shoe/data port to accomodate an electronic viewfinder and/or flash.

Sony DSC-RX100M2 Key features:

• New 1″ 20.2 MP Exmor R® sensor
• Bright F1.8 Carl Zeiss® Vario-Sonnar T* zoom lens Simple connectivity to smartphones via Wi-Fi® or NFC
• ISO range 160-12800, advanced noise reduction
• Up to 0.13 seconds with high speed AF
• P/A/S/M operating modes via control ring
• JPEG and RAW
• Multi-interface Smart Accessory Shoe
• Full HD movies at 60p/24p with full exposure control
• Tiltable, 1,229k dot, 3-inch LCD

Sony DSC-RX100MII Features

  • 20.2 MP Exmor 1″ CMOS sensor – extreme low-light shots
  • Bright F1.8 Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* lens w/3.6x zoom
  • Simple connectivity to smartphones via Wi-Fi® or NFC
  • Up to ISO 12800 sensitivity w/ advanced noise reduction
  • Focus as fast as 0.13 seconds with high speed AF
  • P/A/S/M operating modes with smooth precise control ring
  • Record your photos as JPEG files, RAW files, or both
  • Multi-interface Smart Accessory Shoe for system accessories
  • Full HD 1080/60p video w/manual control and dual record
  • Large tiltable 3″ display w/ bright whites & true blacks

Wi-Fi features

In addition to Wi-Fi support for connecting to smartphones, the DSC-RX100M2 also supports NFC (near field communication) – a first for Sony digital cameras – providing “touch connection” operation when transferring images to Android smartphones and tablets. Users touch devices to connect; no complex set-up is required. When using Smart Remote Control – a feature that allows shutter release to be controlled by a smartphone – the connection between the DSC-RX100MR and the smartphone can be established by touching devices.

Zippy AF claimed
To improve focusing speed and sensitivity, Sony says the Exmor R® CMOS sensor uses its rapid throughput to deliver high-quality image signals to the camera’s BIONZ® processor, which provides intelligent response data to a new high speed actuator motor in the lens. Sony claims fast, DSLR-like focusing speeds even in low light.

New Shoe
A Multi Interface Shoe (Sony’s proprietary version of a hot shoe) will accommodate an external flash, stereo microphone, or electronic viewfinder. This is an important addition; rather than forcing you to rely exclusively on the LCD monitor (which may be difficult in bright sunlight and other shooting situations) you will be able to use an EVF to frame images by holding the camera up to your eye, which is a more comfortable way of shooting for many photographers.

Control Ring
The control ring around the lens can be assigned to adjust various features (at various values), from basics like zooming and aperture to creative functions like Picture Effect.

More cool features:

• A customizable function button can be assigned one of seven different functions.

• Optical Steady Shot uses 3-way digital image stabilization to avoid rolling, clockwise and anti-clockwise rotation, a useful thing for video.

• HDR up to 6 stops is available and can be captured in a split second, although a tripod is recommended.

• Auto Object Framing zooms in on a person in a horizontal photo and crops to a vertical, recognizing the face in the scene. * 15 Picture Effect Modes, 6 creative styles.

Sony DSC-RX100MII Specs

Lens Type Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T*
Aperture F1.8-4.9
Optical Zoom 3.6x
Digital Zoom 20M approx. 14x / 10M approx. 20x / 5M approx. 28x / VGA approx. 54x
Focal Length (35mm equivalent) Still 16:9 29-105mm / Still 4:3 30-108mm / Still 3:2 28-100mm / Still 1:1 36-127mm / Movie 16:9 29-105mm (Std), 33-120mm (Active) / Movie 4:3 36-128 mm (Std), 41-146mm (Active)
Lens Construction 7 elements in 6 groups ( including AA lens)
Aperture Blade Iris diaphragm (7 blades)
Clear Image Zoom 7.2x
Focal Distance AF approx. 5cm to infinity (W), approx. 55cm to infinity (1)
Steady Shot Mode: Active [Still image] Optical [Movie] Active Mode, Optical type with electronic compensation (Anti-rolling)
Metering Modes Multi segment / Center weighted / Spot
Exposure Compensation +/- 3.0EV, 1/3EV step
Imaging Sensor Imaging Sensor : 1.0″ (13.2 x 8.8mm) Exmor CMOS sensor, aspect ratio 3:2
Pixel Gross: 20.9MP (approx.)
Effective Picture Resolution: 20.2MP (approx.)
Drive System Shutter Type: iAuto (4-1/2000) / Program Auto (1-1/2000) / Manual (Bulb, 30-1/2000) / Aperture Priority (8-1/2000) / Shutter Priority (30-1/2000)Continuous Shooting Speed: 10 fps at 20.2MPSelf-timer: 10sec. / 2sec. / Self portrait / Self timer Cont.
Scene Modes Portrait, Anti Motion Blur, Sports Action, Pet, Gourmet, Macro, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Hand-held Twilight, Night Portrait, Fireworks, High Sensitivity
D-Range Optimizer Off, Dynamic Range Optimizer (Auto/Level), Auto High Dynamic Range: Auto exposure difference, Exposure difference level (1.0-6.0EV, 1.0-EV step)
ISO Auto ISO 125-6400 select w/upper/lower limit, 125/200/400/800/1600/3200/6400 expand to 80/100, Multi Frame NR:Auto ISO125-25600 equiv. 200/400/800/1600/3200/6400/12800 4/25600
Creative Style Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Black & White
White Balance Mode Auto/Daylight/Shade/Cloudy/Incandescent/Fluor (Warm White)/Fluor (Cool White)/Fluor (Day White)/Fluor (Daylight)/Flash/C. Temp., Filter/Custom
Picture Effects Toy Camera, Pop Color, Posterization, Retro Photo, Soft High-key, Partial Color, High Contrast Monochrome, Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Rich-tone Monochrome, Miniature, Watercolor, Illustration
Convenience Features Still Image Playback Options: Control for HDMI, Slideshow
LCD Display LCD Type: 3.0″ (7.5cm) (4:3) / 1,229k dots / Xtra Fine / TruBlack / TFT LCDBrightness Control: Auto / Manual (5 steps) / Sunny Weather mode
Advanced Features Sweep Panorama: Sweep Panorama
Face Detection: 8 Faces (Auto / Off / Child Priority / Adult Priority / Face Registration)
Image Stabilization: Optical SteadyShot with Active Mode Image Stabilization
Intelligent Auto: Yes
Background Defocus: Yes
Superior Auto: Yes
Photo Creativity: Yes
Still Image Mode JPEG, RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format)
Still Image Size Still Image Size 16:9 : L: 17M (5472×3080); M: 7.5M (3648 x 2056); S:4.2M (2720 x 1528)Still Image Size 3:2 : L: 20M (5472 x 3648; M: 10M (3888 x 2592); S: 5.0M (2736 x 1824)Still Image Size 4:3 : L: 18M (4864 x 3648); M: 10M (3648 x 2736); S: 5.0M (2592 x 1944); VGAPanorama Still Image Size : [3:2] L: 20M (5472×3648)/M: 10M (3888×2592)/S: 5.0M (2736×1824)
Video Format AVCHD Ver2.0, MP4
Video Mode AVCHD: 28M PS (1920×1080, 60p/50p) / 24M FX (1920×1080, 60i/50i ) / 17M FH (1920×1080, 60i/50i) MP4: 12M (1440×1080, 30/25 fps) / 3M VGA (640×480 30/25 fps)
Photo Capture from Movie Yes
Focus Control Focus System: Single-shot AF (AF-S) / Continuous AF (AF-C) / Direct Manual Focus (DMF) / Manual FocusAF Modes: Multi point AF (25 points) / Center weighted AF / Flexible spot / Flexible spot (tracking focus) / Flexible sport (face tracking)
Flash Flash Modes: Auto/Fill-flash/Slow Sync/Rear Sync/OffFlash Coverage: ISO Auto 0.30m to 17.1m (W)/0.55m to 6.3m (T) (Approx.1′ 3/4″ to Approx.56′ 1 3/4″) (W) ISO 6400 up to 24.2m (W)/8.9m (T)
Memory Card Slot Dual compatibility slot: Memory Stick PRO Duo/Pro-HG Duo/PRO-HG HX Duo media – SD, SDHC and SDXC memory card
NFC Yes (NFC Forum Type 3 Tag compatible, One-touch remote, One-touch sharing)
Wi-Fi Yes
HD Output HDMI (Type D micro)
USB Port(s) USB 2.0 Hi-speed (mass-storage, MTP)
BRAVIA Sync Yes, via HDMI® with compatible BRAVIA HDTV (link menu)
PhotoTV HD Yes, with BRAVIA Sync enabled HDTV and HDMI® cable
Microphone Input Via MI Shoe + Optional ECM-XYST1M
Remote Commander Yes, via RM-VPR1
Accessory Shoe Multi Interface Shoe
DC IN Yes, via AC-UB10 AC charger and USB cable
Tripod Mount Yes (1/4″ diameter, 20 threads per inch)
Power Battery Type : LITHIUM ION NP-BX1 (supplied)
Power Consumption (in Operation) : Approx. 1.5W
Dimensions WxHxD 4″ × 2-9/32″ × 1-1/2″ (101.6 x 58.1 x 38.3 mm) excluding protrusions
Weight With battery and Memory Stick PRO Duo Approx. 9.9 oz. (281 g)
Weight(Approx) (Main unit only) 7.8 oz. (222 g)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100M2 Price: ~$748 US

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100

Sony DSC-RX100 Digital CameraThe Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 is the best point and shoot I ever personally used!! The image quality is phenomenal and with the Carl Zeiss designed Zoom Lens the photos are extremely sharp.

Exquisite image quality and high-end handling are available for the first time in a truly compact camera. The Sony Cyber-shot RX100 features a massive 1″ sensor and large-aperture f/1.8 lens with integrated control ring for intuitive access to settings. Combined with supreme ISO sensitivity, you’ll enjoy richly-detailed results with remarkably low noise even in challenging lighting conditions. Whether you’re a pro looking for a premium compact camera, or simply want to take your point and shoot photography to the next level, the RX100 offers excellent quality and SLR-like operation in a sophisticated, pocket-friendly package you’ll want to take everywhere.

The Sony DSC-RX100 is loaded with shot-enhancing features and high-quality components. The Exmor CMOS image sensor and refined BIONZ image processor work together to facilitate fast DSLR-like focusing speeds even in low-light – and without sacrificing any detail. The lens supports 3.6x optical zoom and 7.2x clear image digital zoom. It also features a multi-layered T coating that dramatically reduces ghost and flare caused by light reflection. For added convenience, the RX100 is equipped with a 3″ Xtra Fine LCD display so you’ll be able to quickly scroll through menus and pictures. The display even features WhiteMagic technology for increased visibility under intense sunlight.

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Sony DSC-RX100 Features

20.2 Megapixel Exmor 1″ CMOS Image Sensor
The massive 20.2MP Exmor 1″ CMOS sensor captures ultra-high definition images that take full advantage of the camera’s sharp Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T lens. The sensor enables advanced column A/D processing that reduces noise levels, resulting in astonishing low light images with incredible smooth and clear details
Bright F1.8 Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T Lens with 3.6x Optical Zoom
This large-diameter F1.8 Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T lens delivers refined background defocusing. It also features a premium multi-layered T coating that dramatically reduces ghost and flare caused by light reflection. Focal length (35mm equivalent) – Still 16:9: 29-105mm; Still 4:3: 30-108mm; Still 3:2: 28-100mm; Still 1:1: 36-127mm; Movie 16:9: 29-105mm (Std), 33-120mm (Active); Movie 4:3: 36-128mm (Std), 41-146mm (Active)
P/A/S/M Modes for Video & Stills
Enjoy a full range of controls for video and still shooting from iAUTO mode to P/A/S/M: Program, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority and Manual. There are even on-screen prompts which help you refine your skills, build your confidence and exercise greater creative control
Capture JPEG Files, RAW Files, or Both
The RX100 saves pictures as compact JPEG files and/or ultra-high quality RAW files. RAW files save images prior to de-mosaicing, white balance, sharpness and color enhancement. This retains maximum latitude for enhancing the image on your PC
Full HD 1080/60p Video Capture
Record crystal clear movies in Full HD 1080p at 60 fps. This provides stunning, fast motion video with less distortion for playback on your HDTV. Plus, with dual recording for stills and movies, you can shoot both at the same time
Low-Light ISO 6400 Sensitivity
Capture incredibly clear low-light pictures without sacrificing detail, thanks to the low-noise Exmor CMOS image sensor and refined BIONZ image processor
High-Speed Auto Focus
To improve focusing speed and sensitivity, the Exmor CMOS sensor uses its rapid throughput to deliver high-quality image signals to the camera’s BIONZ processor, which provides intelligent response data to a high-speed actuator motor in the lens. The result is fast, DSLR-like focusing speeds even in low light
Up to 10 fps Burst Mode
Capture full 20.2 megapixel resolution images at up to 10 fps, helping to ensure that the decisive moment is captured such as the soccer ball flying into the goal. In addition, a mechanical shutter helps reduce distortion when continuously shooting moving subjects
Large 3″ Xtra Fine LCD Display
The 3″ (1229k dots) Xtra Fine LCD Display makes it easy to scroll through menus and preview pictures. Plus, the large display delivers brilliant-quality still images and movies while enabling easy focusing operation. It also features WhiteMagic technology, which increases visibility in bright daylight
Customizable Function Button
Assign up to seven different functions to the function button, to allow quick access to your most frequently used functions
Optical SteadyShot with Active Mode
Optical SteadyShot with Active Mode enables blur-free movies even while walking. Plus, the camera-shake compensation using Optical SteadyShot/Active Mode has been improved with the addition of electronic image stabilization, which makes it easier to obtain sharp, blur-free movies even when zooming in unsteady situations, such as shooting with one hand while walking
Memory Recall
MR (memory recall) mode can memorize up to three groups of the user’s preferred settings. The settings include zoom magnification, white balance, exposure compensation, date and grid lines. This enables quick switching of settings at the right moment
Sophisticated Design with Pop Up Flash
The sophisticated aluminum body is lightweight, slim and strong. There’s even an integrated pop up flash, which affords the convenience of flash photography everywhere you go
Auto Portrait Framing
Simply photograph a person and Auto Portrait Framing will save an additional, optimally framed image in portrait or landscape orientation. This mode combines Face Detection and By Pixel Super Resolution technologies with rule of thirds to provide beautifully composed and appealingly balanced full resolution portraits
Auto HDR Mode
Using auto HDR mode allows you to capture more scene dynamic range than a single exposure can handle – and more range than photo film. It combines the best highlight detail from one shot, the best mid-tones from a second shot and the best shadow detail from a third shot for one incredible image (up to 6 EV stops). Plus, it works in a split second (recommended for still subjects)
Face Detection / Face Registration
The camera can automatically detect and register up to eight individual faces and adjust focus, exposure, white balance and flash to help deliver crisp, properly lit images of family and friends. You can even prioritize children or adults
Multi-Aspect Ratio Recording for Still Images
Capture still images in any of four aspect ratios – 1:1, 2:3, 4:3, or 16:9 (vertical to horizontal). This provided the freedom to choose a ratio that matches the scene or the specific shooting purpose
3.6x Optical Zoom & 7.2 Digital Zoom
Most digital zooms use electronic cropping to get closer to the subject, resulting in decreased image sharpness. With Clear Image Zoom the powerful processor compares patterns found in adjacent pixels and creates new pixels to match selected patterns, resulting in more realistic, higher-quality images. Clear Image Zoom digitally doubles optical zoom for closer photos
Four Focusing Modes
This camera has two Autofocus modes: Single-shot AF (AF-S) or Continuous AF (AF-C), which tracks moving objects. It also has Manual Focus for manual focusing freedom, and Direct Manual Focus (DMF), that first uses autofocusing to focus on the subject, and then allows fast and easy switching to manual focusing for even more precise adjustment
MF Assist & Peaking
Manual focus becomes much easier because peaking highlights the edges that are in focus in your choice of three colors (white, red, or yellow). This is especially helpful during macro or portrait photography where your focus setting can make or break your shot
Multi-Frame Noise Reduction
In this mode, the camera automatically shoots multiple images and layers them to produce a single noise-free image. This method provides noise reduction equivalent to a 2-stop lower shutter speed while maintaining the same aperture setting. Since the Multi Frame NR mode can be used in combination with P/A/S/M modes, it expands the user’s shooting flexibility
Photo Creativity
The Photo Creativity interface enables you to easily enjoy the creative expression of SLR-quality digital imaging without complex jargon. Changes can be combined, removed and viewed in real time on the LCD display, which makes it a breeze to make adjustments. Choose from several different Photo Creativity functions using the convenient control wheel and center button including: Picture Effect, Background Defocus, Color, Brightness and Vividness
Picture Effect Mode
Picture Effect is a fun and simple way to convert ordinary landscapes and portraits by heightening mood and emphasizing certain attributes. Effects include: Soft Focus, Posterization, Retro Photo, High Contrast Monochrome, Rich-Tone Monochrome, Miniature, Soft High-key, Toy Camera, Pop Color, Partial Color, Watercolor Painting, HDR Painting and Illustration
Creative Style Settings
Control how the camera processes your images with six finishing styles: Standard, Vivid, B&W, Sunset, Portrait and Landscape. You can even fine-tune contrast, saturation and sharpness to your personal taste
Sweep Panorama Mode
Capture expansive landscapes automatically. Press the shutter and sweep vertically or horizontally. The camera does the rest by continuously shooting images and stitching them together
Superior Auto Mode
In order to get cleaner, more dynamic pictures and fewer missed shots, the camera automatically recognizes the correct scene mode, then quickly shoots and combines up to six shots to produce images with greater clarity, optimum dynamic range using Backlight Correction HDR technology, and lower image noise using six shot layering technology. Superior Auto can intelligently detect 33 scenes for still images and movies, making it easy to get the best shot
Intelligent Scene Recognition Mode
Intelligent Scene Recognition (iSCN) automatically detects 33 different types of scenes for photos and 44 scenes for movies, and then selects the appropriate camera settings. In Auto Mode, the camera takes a single shot using the optimal settings. In Advanced Mode, the camera takes a photo with the optimal settings and, if in difficult lighting (low light or back light) immediately takes a second photo with another optimized setting so you can choose which to keep
Digital Level Gauge
The digital level gauge allows for easier leveling of the camera

Sony DSC-RX100 Specifications

Lens Type Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T*
Aperture F1.8-4.9
Optical Zoom 3.6x
Digital Zoom 20M approx. 14x / 10M approx. 20x / 5M approx. 28x / VGA approx. 54x
Focal Length (35mm equivalent) Still 16:9 29-105mm / Still 4:3 30-108mm / Still 3:2 28-100mm / Still 1:1 36-127mm / Movie 16:9 29-105mm (Std), 33-120mm (Active) / Movie 4:3 36-128 mm (Std), 41-146mm (Active)
Lens Construction 7 elements in 6 groups ( including AA lens)
Aperture Blade Iris diaphragm (7 blades)
Clear Image Zoom 7.2x
Focal Distance AF approx. 5cm to infinity (W), approx. 55cm to infinity (1)
Steady Shot Mode: Active [Still image] Optical [Movie] Active Mode, Optical type with electronic compensation (Anti-rolling)
Metering Modes Multi segment / Center weighted / Spot
Exposure Compensation +/- 3.0EV, 1/3EV step
Imaging Sensor Imaging Sensor : 1.0″ (13.2 x 8.8mm) Exmor CMOS sensor, aspect ratio 3:2
Pixel Gross: 20.9MP (approx.)
Effective Picture Resolution: 20.2MP (approx.)
Drive System Shutter Type: iAuto (4-1/2000) / Program Auto (1-1/2000) / Manual (Bulb, 30-1/2000) / Aperture Priority (8-1/2000) / Shutter Priority (30-1/2000)Continuous Shooting Speed: 10 fps at 20.2MPSelf-timer: 10sec. / 2sec. / Self portrait / Self timer Cont.
Scene Modes Portrait, Anti Motion Blur, Sports Action, Pet, Gourmet, Macro, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Hand-held Twilight, Night Portrait, Fireworks, High Sensitivity
D-Range Optimizer Off, Dynamic Range Optimizer (Auto/Level), Auto High Dynamic Range: Auto exposure difference, Exposure difference level (1.0-6.0EV, 1.0-EV step)
ISO Auto ISO 125-6400 select w/upper/lower limit, 125/200/400/800/1600/3200/6400 expand to 80/100, Multi Frame NR:Auto ISO125-25600 equiv. 200/400/800/1600/3200/6400/12800 4/25600
Creative Style Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Black & White
White Balance Mode Auto/Daylight/Shade/Cloudy/Incandescent/Fluor (Warm White)/Fluor (Cool White)/Fluor (Day White)/Fluor (Daylight)/Flash/C. Temp., Filter/Custom
Picture Effects Toy Camera, Pop Color, Posterization, Retro Photo, Soft High-key, Partial Color, High Contrast Monochrome, Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Rich-tone Monochrome, Miniature, Watercolor, Illustration
Convenience Features Still Image Playback Options: Control for HDMI, Slideshow
LCD Display LCD Type: 3.0″ (7.5cm) (4:3) / 1,229k dots / Xtra Fine / TruBlack / TFT LCDBrightness Control: Auto / Manual (5 steps) / Sunny Weather mode
Advanced Features Sweep Panorama: Sweep Panorama
Face Detection: 8 Faces (Auto / Off / Child Priority / Adult Priority / Face Registration)
Image Stabilization: Optical SteadyShot with Active Mode Image Stabilization
Intelligent Auto: Yes
Background Defocus: Yes
Superior Auto: Yes
Photo Creativity: Yes
Media Type Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo (High Speed), Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick Micro, Memory Stick Micro (Mark2), SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card, microSD Memory Card, microSDHC Memory Card
Still Image Mode JPEG, RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format)
Still Image Size Still Image Size 16:9 : L: 17M (5472×3080); M: 7.5M (3648 x 2056); S:4.2M (2720 x 1528)Still Image Size 3:2 : L: 20M (5472 x 3648; M: 10M (3888 x 2592); S: 5.0M (2736 x 1824)Still Image Size 4:3 : L: 18M (4864 x 3648); M: 10M (3648 x 2736); S: 5.0M (2592 x 1944); VGAPanorama Still Image Size : [3:2] L: 20M (5472×3648)/M: 10M (3888×2592)/S: 5.0M (2736×1824)
Video Format AVCHD Ver2.0, MP4
Video Mode AVCHD: 28M PS (1920×1080, 60p/50p) / 24M FX (1920×1080, 60i/50i ) / 17M FH (1920×1080, 60i/50i) MP4: 12M (1440×1080, 30/25 fps) / 3M VGA (640×480 30/25 fps)
Photo Capture from Movie Yes
Focus Control Focus System: Single-shot AF (AF-S) / Continuous AF (AF-C) / Direct Manual Focus (DMF) / Manual FocusAF Modes: Multi point AF (25 points) / Center weighted AF / Flexible spot / Flexible spot (tracking focus) / Flexible sport (face tracking)
Flash Flash Modes: Auto/Fill-flash/Slow Sync/Rear Sync/OffFlash Coverage: ISO Auto 0.30m to 17.1m (W)/0.55m to 6.3m (T) (Approx.1′ 3/4″ to Approx.56′ 1 3/4″) (W) ISO 6400 up to 24.2m (W)/8.9m (T)
Interface Memory Card Slot: MS Duo and SD/SDHC/SDXC CompatibleHD Output: Micro HDMIUSB Port(s): Micro USB, Hi-Speed USB (USB2.0)
Power Battery Type : LITHIUM ION NP-BX1 (supplied)
Power Consumption (in Operation) : Approx. 1.5W
Dimensions WxHxD 4 x 2.4 x 1.4″ / 102 x 58 x 36mm
Weight 8.5 oz / 240g

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 Price: ~$648 US

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HX Series

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX300

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX300

See details you never knew existed with the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX300 astoundingly clear 50x zoom, making close-ups more interesting. Imagine tight shots of the lead singer in concert, or the expression on your favorite athlete’s face at the game. Best of all, the action stays clear and stable even when you’re fully zoomed. Explore the creative freedom of manual controls plus DSLR-style design that fits comfortably in your hand. Pull any scene closer with the 50x optical zoom. Lock on to your subject with fast autofocus. Give your photos a professional finish, even when the lights are low.

Forget changing lenses while you’re in the wild or on the beach: every photo opportunity’s covered with the powerful 50x optical zoom lens. Grab expansive, wide-angle landscapes or zoom in for telephoto close-ups of animals and birds, while your camera keeps it all steady. Wondering which settings are best? Let your camera do all the work. From close-ups to twilight portraits, your camera adjusts everything automatically so you easily get the results you want, no fuss. It even detects if your subject’s moving, cutting motion blur in any scene.

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Sony DSC-HX300 Features

Grab those spur-of-the moment photo opportunities that only happen once. Speedy autofocus snaps accurately onto your subject for crisp, blur-free shots even at high zoom settings or in dim light where other cameras struggle. More detail means better pictures and Full HD video. Capture moments that really stand out from the crowd with an Exmor R CMOS sensor that cuts out picture noise for clear, sharp results, even at dusk or indoors when the lights are dim.

Just touch a button and shoot brilliantly crisp, detailed Full HD video clips: you’ll enjoy stable, blur-free images even while walking or zooming. Record in 50p mode and film 50 frames of Full HD (1920×1080) every second for silky-smooth, cinematic action. Show you’re serious about taking better pictures. Effortlessly handle lengthy shooting assignments with a compact DSLR-style camera body that fits comfortably in your hand. Every control’s carefully placed and easy to reach, like you’d expect from a DSLR camera.

  • Shoot like a professional: Compose and shoot in confidence with the high-quality, DSLR-style camera body that fits reassuringly in your hand
  • Capture 20.4 megapixel detail, even in low light: Shoot detail-packed stills and movies, even indoors or in dim light, with the 20.4 effective megapixels Exmor R CMOS sensor
  • Powerful zoom with less to carry: Travel, wildlife and more, everything’s covered by the high quality Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* lens with powerful 50x optical zoom
  • Get a wider view: Make sure nothing’s left out of the picture, the wide-angle lens packs more into holiday scenes, interiors and group shots
  • Don’t worry about unsteady hands: Take crisp, blur-free still photos with Optical SteadyShot that cuts handheld wobbles when you’re zoomed in or don’t have a tripod
  • Enjoy DSLR-like creative control: Get the shot you want with a manual ring for smooth zoom/focus, jog dial, custom buttons and memory for favorite settings
  • Adjust light and exposure levels manually: Use the P/S/A/M manual modes to control the aperture or shutter speed and play with the creative effects in your photos
  • Don’t leave it to guesswork: Intelligent Auto recognises a wide range of scenes and adjusts settings automatically so you can get detailed results every time
  • Capture action with no blur: Superior Auto recognises when subjects are moving in your picture and automatically adjusts settings for crisp, blur-free results
  • Shoot smooth, steady Full HD movies: Film smooth, steady video clips in Full HD50p, even when you’re walking or zooming, with Optical SteadyShot Active Mode

Sony DSC-HX300 Specs

Camera Type High zoom
Imaging Sensor Imaging Sensor: 1/2.3″ Exmor R CMOS sensor
Pixel Gross: 21.1 MP
Effective Picture Resolution: 20.4 MP
Color Filter System: RGB primary color filters
Media Type Optional Memory Stick Duo (No movie recording), optional Memory Stick PRO Duo (Mark 2 only for movie recording), optional Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo optional SD Memory Card (Class 4 or higher), optional SDHC Memory Card (Class 4 or higher)
Still Image Max Effective Resolution Approx. 20.4 Megapixels
Still Image Size 16:9 mode: 15M (5,184 x 2,920) / 2M (1,920 x 1,080)
4:3 mode: 20M (5,184 x 3,888) / 10M (3,648 x 2,736) / 5M (2,592 x 1,944) / VGA
Panorama Still Image Size Sweep Panorama: 360 (11,520 x 1,080) / HR (10,480 x 4,096) / Wide (7,152 x 1,080/4,912 x 1,920) / Standard (4,912 x 1,080/3,424 x 1,920)
Video Format AVCHD Ver2.0/MP4
Video Mode AVCHD 60i/60p: 28M PS (1,920×1,080/60p) / 24M FX / 17M FH (1,920×1,080/60i) / 9M HQ (1,440×1,080/60i), MP4: 12M (1,440×1,080/30fps) / 6M (1,280×720/30fps) / 3M VGA (640×480/30fps)
Dual Record Yes
Audio Format AC3 (Stereo)
Microphone/Speaker Stereo/mono
Wind Noise Reduction Off / On
Lens Type Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar T
Optical Zoom 50x
Focal Length (35mm equivalent) Still 16:9: 26-1300mm / Movie 16:9: 26.5-1325mm (SteadyShot Standard) 28-1850mm (SteadyShot Active) / Still 4:3: 24-1200mm / Movie 4:3: 32.5-1625mm (SteadyShot Standard) 34.5-2300 (SteadyShot Active)
Lens Construction 15 elements in 10 groups(including 1 superED glass element, 2 ED glass elements, and 3 aspheric elements)
Minimum Focus Distance iAuto: AF (W: Approx. 1cm (0.03 ft.) to Infinity, T: Approx. 240cm (7.87 ft.) to Infinity) / Program Auto: AF (W: Approx. 1cm (0.03 ft.) to Infinity, T: Approx. 240cm (7.87 ft.) to Infinity)
Steady Shot Mode: Active Yes
LCD Display LCD Type: 3.0″ Xtra Fine LCD (921K dots) – tiltable
Brightness Control: 5 (Bright) / 4 / 3 / 2 / 1 (Dark)
Histogram: Yes (On/Off)
Grid Display: Yes
AF Modes Multi Point AF/Center Weighted AF/SpotAF/Flexible Spot AF/Manual/Face Tracking Focus
AF Illuminator Auto / Off
Metering Modes Multi Pattern / Center Weighted / Spot
Exposure Compensation Plus / Minus 2.0EV, 1 / 3EV step
Scene Modes High Sensitivity / Soft snap / Soft Skin / Landscape / Night Portrait / Night Scene / Handheld Twilight / Gourmet / Beach / Snow / Fireworks / Pet mode / Anti-motion blur / Backlight Correction HDR / Advanced Sports Shooting
ISO Auto / 80 / 100 / 125 / 160 / 200 / 250 / 320 / 400 / 500 / 640 / 800 / 1000 / 1250 / 1600 / 2000 / 2500 / 3200 / 4000 / 5000 / 6400 / 8000 / 10000 / 12800
White Balance Mode Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Fluorescent 1 (White Fluorescent Lighting) / Fluorescent 2 (Natural White Fluorescent Lighting) / Fluorescent 3 (Day White Fluorescent Lighting) / Incandescent / Flash / One Push, One Push Set / White Balance Shift
Self-Timer Off / 10sec. / 2sec. / portrait1 / portrait2
Shutter Speeds iAuto (4 – 1/4000) / Program Auto (1 – 1/4000) / Aperture Priority (8 – 1/2000) / Shutter Priority (30 – 1/4000) / Manual (30 – 1/4000)
Burst Mode Approx 10 fps at 20.4MP (Maximum 10 shots)
Flash Modes Auto / Flash On / Slow Synchro / Rear Slow Synchro / Flash Off / Advanced Flash
Flash Coverage ISO Auto: Approx. 0.5m to 8.5m (1.64 ft. to 27.89 ft.) (W) / Approx. 2.4m to 3.5m (7.87 ft. to 11.48 ft.) (T), ISO3200: up to Approx. 12.0m (39.37 ft.) (W) / Approx. 5.1m (16.73 ft.) (T)
Red-Eye Reduction Auto / On / Off
Erase/Protect Erase: Single / Select / Date / Folder / AVCHD Protect: Single / Select / Date / Folder / AVCHD
Power Save Mode Standard / Max / Off
Advanced Features Anti Motion Blur: Yes
Sweep Panorama: Intelligent Sweep Panorama (360)
Face Detection: 8 faces
Smile Shutter technology: Yes
Image Stabilization: Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization with 3-way Active mode
Intelligent Auto
Background Defocus
Superior Auto
Tracking Focus (Off / Auto)
Blink Detection
Memory Card Slot MS Duo and SD/SDHC compatible
HD Output Micro HDMI
USB Ports Multi (AV/USB), Hi-Speed USB (USB2.0)
Battery Type Lithium ion NP-BX1 3.6V
Battery Capacity 4.5Wh (1240mAh)
Power Consumption (in Operation) Approx. 1.3W (EVF:Approx. 1.1W)
Power Requirements AC 100V to 240V, 50/60 Hz, 70mA
Dimensions (WxHxD) 5.1 x 3.7 x 4.1″ (129.6 x 93.2 x 103.2mm)
Weight 1.4 lbs (650g)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX300 Price: ~$498 US

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

Sony cybershot camera guideThe Sony DSC-HX200V Digital Camera (black) puts 18.2MP, 1080/60p video capture and the grip and styling of a DSLR in the palm of your hand. Designed for the more active shooter with a need for a better grip than that of a traditional point-and-shoot, the HX200V goes the distance. It works hard to provide you with great looking images and the extensive functionality to achieve them.

The 18.2MP images just don’t happen. An entire system has to come together to make it possible. The HX200V provides you with the tools needed, including Active 3-Way Optical Image Stabilization, a 3.0″ Xtra Fine LCD TruBlack display and a Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar 30x optical zoom lens. The lens also utilizes a 60x Clear Image Zoom.

A number of auto modes come into play when shooting the HX200V as well. From GPS and Compass functionality for geo-tagging to iSCN for automatically adjusted camera settings, Sony gave the HX200V a host of features that take the guesswork out of shooting. Other highlights include 10 fps burst shooting, Background Defocus and Anti-blink. And of course, no matter what you’re shooting, the camera accepts Sony’s Memory Stick Duo media as well as SD/SDHC and SDXC memory cards.

Sony DSC-HX200v Features

  • 18.2 MP Back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS Image Sensor: This sensor captures ultra-HD images that take full advantage of the camera’s sharp Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens. The sensor enables advanced processing that reduces noise levels resulting in stunning low light images with incredible details
  • High speed AF: To improve focusing speed and sensitivity, the Exmor R CMOS sensor uses its rapid throughput to deliver high-quality image signals to the camera’s BIONZ processor. The result is fast, DSLR-like focusing speeds, even in low light
  • Optical zoom plus Clear image zoom: Most digital zooms use electronic cropping to get closer to the subject, resulting in unsharp images. With Clear Image Zoom the powerful processor compares patterns found in adjacent pixels and creates new pixels to match selected patterns
  • Full HD 1080/60p: Record crystal clear movies at the highest resolution available with capabilities for 60p in 1080. This provides stunning, fast motion video with less distortion for playback on your HD TV. With dual record of stills and movies, you can shoot both at the same time
  • Optical SteadyShot image stabilization with 3-way Active Mode: This reduces shake and blur by countering camera movements in both horizontal and vertical directions. Active 3-Way stabilization adds digital rolling control that counters clockwise and anti-clockwise rotation
  • GPS and Compass: GPS and compass record location data and camera direction as you shoot movies and photos. GPS Log lets users track a photographic journey and later view the path and images on a map
  • Capture the decisive moment with up to 10fps: Capture full 18.2 megapixel resolution images at up to 10 frames per second, helping to ensure that the decisive moment is captured such as the soccer ball flying into the goal
  • 3D still image and 3D Sweep Panorama mode: Produce awe-inspiring images with 3D still image and 3D Sweep Panorama capabilities. Photos will take on a new dimension of creative capabilities for viewing the world in a whole new way
  • Picture Effect for more expressive photos: Picture Effect adds a new level of expression to photos, making ordinary landscapes and portraits come to life by heightening mood and emphasizing certain attributes
  • Photo Creativity: This allows you to fine-tune your exposure settings, such as brightness, color and vividness and quickly choose the right enhancement for your subject. Now you can view Picture Effects and Photo Creativity effects in real time on the camera’s monitor
  • Background Defocus: The system takes two shots, identifies the background and applies a defocused background keeping the subject crisp and clear
  • Intelligent Sweep Panorama HR mode: With Intelligent Sweep Panorama HR mode just press the shutter, pan the landscape and let the camera do the rest. It automatically links together each frame to produce a high resolution panoramic image providing the ability to zoom in on small details
  • Superior Auto mode: The camera automatically recognizes the correct scene mode, then quickly shoots and combines up to six shots to produce images with greater clarity, optimum dynamic range using backlight correction HDR technology and lower image noise using 6 shots layering technology
  • Face Detection technology: Face Detection technology detects up to eight individual faces and adjusts focus, exposure and white balance to help deliver crisp, properly lit images of family and friends
  • Soft Skin mode: Soft Skin mode recognizes skin tones and reduces the appearance of blemishes and wrinkles without affecting the rest of the shot
  • Smile Shutter technology: Simply press the Smile Shutter button and the camera does the rest. You can also select adult and child priority and indicate the degree of Smile Detection sensitivity
  • Anti-blink Function: It’s frustrating to capture the perfect shot, only to review it later and discover subjects blinked during the photo. The Anti-blink function works to help counter blinking and squinting
  • Natural Flash: Conventional point-and-shoot camera flash shots just don’t capture colors the way the eye sees them. Natural Flash controls the white balance of both the background and main subjects
  • Intelligent Scene Recognition mode: iSCN Mode automatically detects 33 different types of scenes and selects the appropriate camera settings

Sony DSC-HX200v Specifications

Imaging Sensor 1/2.3″ Exmor R CMOS Sensor
Processor BIONZ
Pixel Gross 18.9MP
Effective Picture Resolution 18.2MP
Color Filter System RGB primary color filters
Media Type optional “Memory Stick Duo” (No movie recording), optional “Memory Stick PRO Duo” (Mark 2 only for movie recording), optional “Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo”, optional SD Memory Card (Class 4 or higher), optional SDHC Memory Card (Class 4 or higher), optional SDXC Memory Card (Class 4 or higher)
Still Image Max Effective Resolution Approx. 18.2 Megapixels
Still Image Size 16:9 13M(4896×2,752) / 2M(1,920 x 1,080)
Still Image Size 4:3 18M(4,896×3,672) / 10M(3,648 x 2,736) / 5M(2,592 x 1,944) / VGA
Panorama Still Image Size Sweep Panorama:HR(10,480 x 4,096) / Wide(7,152 x 1,080/4,912 x 1,920) / Standard(4,912 x 1,080/3,424 x 1,920)
Sweep Multi Angle Image Size 2M (1,920 x 1,080)
Video Mode AVCHD 60i:28M PS(1,920×1,080/60p)/24M FX/17M FH(1,920×1,080/60i)/9M HQ(1,440×1,080/60i),MP4:12M(1,440×1,080/30fps)/6M(1,280×720/30fps)/3M VGA(640×480/30fps)
Photo Capture from Movie Yes
Dual Record Yes
Audio Format AC3 (Stereo)
Microphone/Speaker Stereo/mono
Wind Noise Reduction Off/on
Lens Type Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar
Aperture f 2.8-5.6
Optical Zoom 30x
Focal Length (35mm equivalent) Still 16:9: 29-870mm / Still 4:3: 27-810mm / Movie 16:9: 29-870mm(SteadyShot Standard), 30-1250mm(SteadyShot Active) / Movie 4:3: 36-1080mm(SteadyShot Standard), 37-1530mm(SteadyShot Active)
Lens Construction 11 elements in 10 groups(including 1 ED glass element and 1 aspheric element)
Minimum Focus Distance iAuto:AF(W:Approx.1cm(0.03′) to Infinity, T:Approx.200cm(6.56′) to Infinity) / Program Auto:AF(W:Approx.1cm(0.03′) to Infinity, T:Approx.200cm(6.56′) to Infinity)
Aspheric Elements 1
Clear Image Zoom 60x
Steady Shot Mode Active: Yes
Viewfinder Type Optical (0.2 type), 201K dots equivalent)
Metering Modes Multi Pattern / Center Weighted / Spot
Exposure Compensation Plus / Minus 2.0EV, 1 / 3EV step
Scene Mode(s) High Sensitivity / Soft snap / Soft Skin / Landscape / Night Portrait / Night Scene / Handheld Twilight / Gourmet / Beach / Snow / Fireworks / Pet mode /Anti-motion blur / Backlight Correction HDR / Advanced sports shooting
D-Range Optimizer Standard
ISO Auto/100/125/160/200/250/320/400/500/640/800/1000/1250//1600/2000/2500/3200/4000/5000/6400/8000/10000/12800
White Balance Mode Auto (Intelligent) / Daylight / Cloudy / Fluorescent 1 (White Fluorescent Lighting) / Fluorescent 2 (Natural White Fluorescent Lighting) / Fluorescent 3 (Day White Fluorescent Lighting) / Incandescent / Flash / One Push, One Push Set / White balance shift
AF Modes Multi Point AF / Center Weighted AF / Flexible Spot AF / Manual / Tracking Focus / Face Tracking Focus
AF Illuminator Auto / Off
LCD Type 3.0″ Xtra Fine LCD TruBlack display (921K dots)
Brightness Control 5(Bright) / 4 / 3(Normal) / 2 / 1(Dark)
Histogram Yes
Grid Display Yes (Off / On)
Red-Eye Reduction Auto / On / Off
Erase/Protect Erase: Single / Select / Date / Folder / AVCHD, Protect: Single / Select / Date / Folder / AVCHD
Flash Modes Auto / Flash On / Slow Synchro / Rear Slow Synchro / Flash Off
Flash Coverage ISO Auto: Approx.0.3m to 12.4m(11 7/8 inches to 40 feet 8 1/4 inches)(W) / Approx.2.0m to 5.9 m(6feet 6 3/4 inches to 19 feet 4 3/8 inches)(T), ISO3200: up to Approx.17.5 m(57 feet 5 1/8 inches)(W) / Approx.8.4 m(27 feet 6 3/4 inches)(T)
Memory Card Slot MS Duo and SD/SDHC/SDXC Compatible
HD Output Micro HDMI
USB Port(s) Micro USB, Hi-Speed USB(USB2.0)
TransferJet Send: Yes, Receive: Yes
Self-timer Off / 10sec. / 2sec. / portrait1 / portrait2
Shutter Speeds iAuto(4″ – 1/4000) / Program Auto(1″ – 1/4000) / Shutter Priority(30″ – 1/4000) / Aperture Priority(8″ – 1/2000) / Manual(30″ – 1/4000)
Burst Mode Approx 10 fps at 18.2MP (Maximum 10 shots)
Anti Motion Blur Yes
Sweep Panorama Intelligent Sweep Panorama / 3D Sweep Panorama
Face Detection 8 Faces (Auto / Off / Child Priority / Adult Priority / Key Selected Face Memory)
Smile Shutter technology Yes
Image Stabilization Optical SteadyShot with 3-way Active Mode Image Stabilization
In-Camera Editing Trimming / Red Eye Correction / Unsharp Masking
Intelligent Auto Yes
Shooting Tips Yes
Background Defocus Yes
Tracking Focus Off / Auto
Blink Detection Yes
Photo Creativity Yes
Picture Effects HDR Painting / Richtone Monochrome / Miniature / Toy camera / Pop Color / Partial Color / Soft High-key / Watercolor / Illustration
Battery Type LITHIUM ION NP-FH50 6.8V
Battery Capacity Typical:6.1Wh(900mAh), minimum:5.9Wh(870mAh)
Power Consumption Operation: Approx. 1.3W(LCD) / Approx. 1.2W(EVF)
Power Requirements AC 100V to 240V, 50/60 Hz, 18W
Dimensions 4-7/8″ x 3-1/2″ x 3-3/4″ (121.6 x 86.6 x 93.3mm)
Weight 1 lb 4.6oz (583g)
Main unit only: 1 lb 2.7oz (531g)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200v Price: ~$478 US

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V

Sony cybershot camera guideThe Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V Digital Camera (Black) is an 18.2 MP ultra-high definition camera that also features 1080/60p HD video capture and numerous other highlights. Designed with more than just snapshots in mind, the HX30V will no doubt take a great snap, but it can do more than that. Every aspect of the camera has been planned out to help you make great-looking memories.

From the 20x optical zoom Sony G lens to the 3.0″ Xtra Fine LCD TruBlack display, the HX30V has your back. Auto functions like High Speed AF ensure that you can make stellar images no matter what the situation. Other useful tools include Active 3-Way Optical Image Stabilization, iSCN – which detects 33 scenes and adjusts the camera accordingly – and Natural Flash, among many others.

The DSC-HX30V also boasts wireless battery charging with the included dock and Wi-Fi sharing. It also includes GPS and Compass functionality for everything from geo-tagging to storage by location shot. No matter what you choose to record, however, all files can be stored to Memory Stick Duo media and SD/SDHC and SDXC memory cards.

Sony Cyber-shot HX30v Features

  • 18.2 MP Exmor R CMOS sensor: The 18.2 MP Exmor R CMOS sensor captures ultra-high definition images that take full advantage of the camera’s sharp Sony G lens. The sensor enables advanced processing that reduces noise levels up to 6 times more than other sensors
  • High speed AF: To improve focusing speed and sensitivity, the Exmor R CMOS sensor uses its rapid throughput to deliver high-quality image signals to the camera’s BIONZ processor. The result is fast, DSLR-like focusing speeds, even in low light
  • Optical zoom plus Clear image zoom: Most digital zooms use electronic cropping to get closer to the subject, resulting in unsharp images. With Clear Image Zoom the powerful processor compares patterns found in adjacent pixels and creates new pixels to match selected patterns
  • Full HD 1080/60p: Record crystal clear movies at the highest resolution available with capabilities for 60p in 1080 AVCHD video. This provides stunning, fast motion video with less distortion for playback on your HD TV. With dual record of stills and movies, you can shoot both at the same time
  • Optical SteadyShot image stabilization with 3-way Active Mode: This reduces shake and blur by countering camera movements in both horizontal and vertical directions. Active 3-Way stabilization adds digital rolling control that counters clockwise and anti-clockwise rotation
  • Wi-Fi sharing and wireless battery charging: Wi-Fi lets you quickly upload photos and videos directly to social media sites, back them up on a network-connected PC, or view them on a large screen TV. Wi-Fi-enabled smartphones and tablets can also pull images from your camera and upload
  • GPS and Compass: GPS and compass record location data and camera direction as you shoot movies and photos. GPS Log lets users track a photographic journey and later view the path and images on a map. Map View in “PlayMemories Home” software, allows users to view images on a map
  • Capture the decisive moment with up to 10 fps: Capture full 18.2 megapixel resolution images at up to 10 frames per second, helping to ensure that the decisive moment is captured such as the soccer ball flying into the goal. In addition, a mechanical shutter helps reduce distortion
  • 3D Still Image and 3D Sweep Panorama mode: Produce awe-inspiring images with 3D Still Image and 3D Sweep Panorama capabilities. Photos will take on a new dimension of creative capabilities for viewing the world in a whole new way
  • Picture Effect: Picture Effect adds a new level of expression to photos, making ordinary landscapes and portraits come to life by heightening mood and emphasizing certain attributes. Select camera models have up to nine different effects
  • Photo Creativity: Photo Creativity allows you to fine-tune your exposure settings, such as brightness, color and vividness and quickly choose the right enhancement for your subject. Now you can view Picture Effects and Photo Creativity effects in real time on the camera’s monitor
  • Background Defocus: The system takes two shots, identifies the background and applies a defocused background keeping the subject crisp and clear
  • Superior Auto mode: Get cleaner, more dynamic pictures and fewer missed shots. The camera automatically recognizes the correct scene mode, then quickly shoots and combines up to six shots to produce images with greater clarity, optimum dynamic range using Backlight Correction HDR technology
  • Face Detection technology: Face Detection technology detects up to eight individual faces and adjusts focus, exposure and white balance to help deliver crisp, properly lit images of family and friends
  • Smile Shutter technology: Simply press the Smile Shutter button and the camera does the rest. You can also select adult and child priority and indicate the degree of Smile Detection sensitivity
  • Anti-blink Function: The Anti-blink function works to help counter blinking and squinting. When the camera is set to Soft Snap, the Anti-blink function captures two images, recording only the photo with less squinting. If a blink is detected in other shooting modes, a warning will be displayed
  • Soft Skin mode: Portrait subjects will love the results. Soft Skin mode recognizes skin tones and reduces the appearance of blemishes and wrinkles without affecting the rest of the shot
  • Motion Detection: Motion Detection, along with Face Motion Detection adjusts ISO sensitivity and increases the shutter speed when movement is detected, reducing blur in moving subjects and faces
  • Natural Flash: Conventional point-and-shoot camera flash shots just don’t capture colors the way the eye sees them. Natural Flash controls the white balance of both the background and main subjects
  • Intelligent Scene Recognition Mode: Intelligent Scene Recognition (iSCN) Mode automatically detects 33 different types of scenes and selects the appropriate camera settings. iSCN has two modes: Auto and Advanced. In Auto Mode, the camera takes a single shot using the optimal settings
  • Sweep Multi Angle mode: In Sweep Multi Angle mode, the camera takes 15 images at different angles as it sweeps across the scene. By tilting the camera during playback, the camera’s Gyro Sensor detects motion and displays the image in a 3D-like view on the camera’s LCD

Sony Cyber-shot HX30v Specifications

Imaging Sensor 1/2.3″ Exmor R CMOS Sensor
Processor BIONZ
Pixel Gross 18.9MP
Effective Picture Resolution 18.2MP
Color Filter System RGB primary color filters
Media Type optional “Memory Stick Duo” (No movie recording), optional “Memory Stick PRO Duo” (Mark 2 only for movie recording), optional “Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo”, optional SD Memory Card (Class 4 or higher), optional SDHC Memory Card (Class 4 or higher), optional SDXC Memory Card (Class 4 or higher)
Still Image Max Effective Resolution Approx. 18.2 Megapixels
Still Image Size 16:9 13M(4,896×2,752) / 2M(1,920 x 1,080)
Still Image Size 4:3 18M(4,896×3,672) / 10M(3,648 x 2,736) / 5M(2,592 x 1,944) / VGA
Panorama Still Image Size HR(10,480 x 4,096) / Wide(7,152 x 1,080/4,912 x 1,920) / Standard(4,912 x 1,080/3,424 x 1,920)
Sweep Multi Angle Image Size 2M (1,920 x 1,080)
Video Mode AVCHD 60i:28M PS(1,920×1,080/60p)/24M FX/17M FH(1,920×1,080/60i)/9M HQ(1,440×1,080/60i),MP4:12M(1,440×1,080/30fps)/6M(1,280×720/30fps)/3M VGA(640×480/30fps)
Photo Capture from Movie Yes
Dual Record Yes
Audio Format AC3 (Stereo)
Microphone/Speaker Stereo/mono
Wind Noise Reduction Off/on
Lens Type Sony G
Aperture f 3.2-5.8
Optical Zoom 20x
Focal Length (35mm equivalent) Still 16:9: 27.5-550mm / Still 4:3: 25-500mm / Movie 16:9: 27.5-550mm(SteadyShot Standard), 28-784mm(SteadyShot Active) / Movie 4:3: 34-680mm(SteadyShot Standard), 35-980mm(SteadyShot Active)
Lens Construction 12 elements in 9 groups
Minimum Focus Distance iAuto:AF(W:Approx.1cm(0.03′) to Infinity, T:Approx.170cm(5.58′) to Infinity) / Program Auto:AF(W:Approx.1cm(0.03′) to Infinity, T:Approx.170cm(5.58′) to Infinity)
Aspheric Elements 4
Clear Image Zoom 40x
Steady Shot Mode Active: Yes
LCD Type 3.0″ Xtra Fine LCD TruBlack display (921K dots)
Brightness Control 5(Bright) / 4 / 3(Normal) / 2 / 1(Dark)
Histogram Yes
Grid Display Yes (Off / On)
Self-timer Off / 10sec. / 2sec. / portrait1 / portrait2
Shutter Speeds iAuto(4″ – 1/1600) / Program Auto(1″ – 1/1600) / Manual(30″ – 1/1600)
Burst Mode Approx 10 fps at 18.2MP (Maximum 10 shots)
Metering Modes Multi Pattern / Center Weighted / Spot
Exposure Compensation Plus / Minus 2.0EV, 1 / 3EV step
Scene Mode(s) High Sensitivity / Soft snap / Soft Skin / Landscape / Night Portrait / Night Scene / Handheld Twilight / Gourmet / Beach / Snow / Fireworks / Pet mode /Anti-motion blur / Backlight Correction HDR / Advanced sports shooting
D-Range Optimizer Standard
ISO Auto / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400 / 12800
White Balance Mode Auto (Intelligent) / Daylight / Cloudy / Fluorescent 1 (White Fluorescent Lighting) / Fluorescent 2 (Natural White Fluorescent Lighting) / Fluorescent 3 (Day White Fluorescent Lighting) / Incandescent / Flash / One Push, One Push Set / White Balance Shift
Anti Motion Blur Yes
Sweep Panorama Intelligent Sweep Panorama / 3D Sweep Panorama
Face Detection 8 Faces (Auto / Off / Child Priority / Adult Priority / Key Selected Face Memory)
Smile Shutter technology Yes
Image Stabilization Optical SteadyShot with 3-way Active Mode Image Stabilization
In-Camera Editing Trimming / Red Eye Correction / Unsharp Masking
Intelligent Auto Yes
Shooting Tips Yes
Background Defocus Yes
Tracking Focus Off / Auto
Blink Detection Yes
Photo Creativity Yes
Picture Effects HDR Painting / Richtone Monochrome / Miniature / Toy camera / Pop Color / Partial Color / Soft High-key / Watercolor / Illustration
AF Modes Multi Point AF / Center Weighted AF / Flexible Spot AF / Manual / Semi Manual / Tracking Focus / Face Tracking Focus
AF Illuminator Auto / Off
Flash Modes Auto / Flash On / Slow Synchro / Flash Off
Flash Coverage ISO Auto: Approx.0.4m to 7.1m(1 feet 3 3/4 inches to 23 feet 3 5/8 inches)(W) / Approx.1.7m to 3.9 m(5feet 7 inches to 12 feet 9 5/8 inches)(T), ISO3200: up to Approx.10.0 m(32 feet 9 3/4 inches)(W) / Approx.5.5 m(18 feet 5/8 inches)(T)
Red-Eye Reduction Auto / On / Off
Erase/Protect Erase: Single / Select / Date / Folder / AVCHD, Protect: Single / Select / Date / Folder / AVCHD
Memory Card Slot MS Duo and SD/SDHC/SDXC Compatible
HD Output Micro HDMI
USB Port(s) Micro USB, Hi-Speed USB(USB2.0)
TransferJet Send: Yes, Receive: Yes
Battery Type LITHIUM ION NP-BG1 3.6V
Battery Capacity Typical:3.4Wh(960mAh), minimum:3.3Wh(910mAh)
Power Consumption (in Operation) Approx. 1.1W
Power Requirements AC 100V to 240V, 50/60 Hz, 70mA
Dimensions 4-1/4″ x 2-1/2″ x 1-3/8″ (108 x 63.5 x 34.9mm)
Weight 9.0oz (255.14g)
Main unit only: 2.7oz (76.54g)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30v Price: ~$398 US

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Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX20V

Sony Cybershot Camera GuideThe Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX20V Digital Camera (Black) is an advanced point-and-shoot that has 18.2Mp, 40x Clear Image Zoom and Active 3-Way stabilization to its credit, not to mention 1080/60i HD video capture. In addition, the HX20V also provides you with GPS and compass functionality for geo-tagging and more!

When you consider all the auto features of the camera as well, you’ll find the HX20V is more than a snapshot machine, it’s a real memory-maker. Those 18.2Mp just don’t work alone to provide you with stellar images, they have the help of High Speed AF – for clear photos, even in low-light – along with all the aforementioned features. Other notable features include the Sony G lens and a 3.0″ Xtra Fine LCD TruBlack display.

The camera also puts a 10 fps burst mode at your disposal and numerous auto functions for great photos without the guesswork. Face detection, Anti-blink, iSCN, Natural Flash and more all work hard to ensure that your memories will be beautiful for years to come.

Sony DSC-HX20v Features

  • 8.2MP Exmor R CMOS sensor: The 18.2MP Exmor R CMOS sensor captures ultra-high definition images that take full advantage of the camera’s sharp Sony G lens
  • Full HD 1080/60p: Record crystal clear movies at the highest resolution available with capabilities for 60i in 1080 AVCHD video. This provides stunning, fast motion video with less distortion for playback on your HD TV
  • Capture the decisive moment with up to 10fps: Capture full 18.2 megapixel resolution images at up to 10 frames per second, helping to ensure that the decisive moment is captured such as the soccer ball flying into the goal
  • Photo Creativity: Photo Creativity allows you to fine-tune your exposure settings, such as brightness, color and vividness and quickly choose the right enhancement for your subject
  • Face Detection technology: Face Detection technology detects up to eight individual faces and adjusts focus, exposure and white balance to help deliver crisp, properly lit images of family and friends
  • Soft Skin mode: Portrait subjects will love the results. Soft Skin mode recognizes skin tones and reduces the appearance of blemishes and wrinkles without affecting the rest of the shot
  • Motion Detection: Motion Detection, along with Face Motion Detection adjusts ISO sensitivity and increases the shutter speed when movement is detected, reducing blur in moving subjects and faces
  • High speed AF: To improve focusing speed and sensitivity, the Exmor R CMOS sensor uses its rapid throughput to deliver high-quality image signals to the camera’s BIONZ processor. The result is fast, DSLR-like focusing speeds, even in low light
  • Optical SteadyShot image stabilization with 3-way Active Mode: Optical SteadyShot image stabilization reduces shake and blur by countering camera movements in both horizontal and vertical directions
  • 3D Still Image and 3D Sweep Panorama mode: Produce awe-inspiring images with 3D Still Image and 3D Sweep Panorama capabilities. Photos will take on a new dimension of creative capabilities for viewing the world in a whole new way
  • Background Defocus: DSLR photographs are often beautiful because they blur the background, putting the emphasis on the subject. Now point-and-shoot cameras can deliver this signature DSLR benefit
  • Smile Shutter technology: Smile Shutter technology captures a smile the moment it happens. Simply press the Smile Shutter button and the camera does the rest. You can also select adult and child priority and indicate the degree of Smile Detection sensitivity
  • Intelligent Scene Recognition Mode: Intelligent Scene Recognition (iSCN) Mode automatically detects 33 different types of scenes for photos and 44 scenes for videos and selects the appropriate camera settings. iSCN has two modes: Auto and Advanced
  • Sweep Multi Angle mode: In Sweep Multi Angle mode, the camera takes 15 images at different angles as it sweeps across the scene
  • Optical zoom plus Clear image zoom: With Clear Image Zoom the powerful processor compares patterns found in adjacent pixels and creates new pixels to match selected patterns, resulting in more realistic, higher-quality images. Clear Image Zoom doubles optical zoom for closer photos
  • GPS and Compass: GPS and compass record location data and camera direction as you shoot movies and photos. GPS Log lets users track a photographic journey and later view the path and images on a map
  • Picture Effect: Picture Effect adds a new level of expression to photos, making ordinary landscapes and portraits come to life by heightening mood and emphasizing certain attributes
  • Superior Auto mode: The camera automatically recognizes the correct scene mode, then quickly shoots and combines up to six shots to produce images with greater clarity, optimum dynamic range using Backlight Correction HDR technology and lower image noise using 6 shots layering technology
  • Anti-blink Function: It’s frustrating to capture the perfect shot, only to review it later and discover subjects blinked during the photo. The Anti-blink function works to help counter blinking and squinting
  • Natural Flash: Conventional point-and-shoot camera flash shots just don’t capture colors the way the eye sees them. Natural Flash controls the white balance of both the background and main subjects

Sony DSC-HX20v Specifications

Lens Type Sony G
Aperture f 3.2-5.8
Optical Zoom 20x
Focal Length (35mm equivalent) Still 16:9: 27.5-550mm / Still 4:3: 25-500mm / Movie 16:9: 27.5-550mm(SteadyShot Standard), 28-784mm(SteadyShot Active) / Movie 4:3: 34-680mm(SteadyShot Standard), 35-980mm(SteadyShot Active)
Lens Construction 12 elements in 9 groups
Minimum Focus Distance iAuto:AF(W:Approx.1cm(0.03′) to Infinity, T:Approx.170cm(5.58′) to Infinity) / Program Auto:AF(W:Approx.1cm(0.03′) to Infinity, T:Approx.170cm(5.58′) to Infinity)
Aspheric Elements 4
Clear Image Zoom 40x
Steady Shot Mode Active: Yes
Imaging Sensor 1/2.3″ Exmor R CMOS Sensor
Processor BIONZ
Pixel Gross 18.9MP
Effective Picture Resolution 18.2MP
Color Filter System RGB primary color filters
LCD Type 3.0″ Xtra Fine LCD TruBlack display (921K dots)
Brightness Control 5(Bright) / 4 / 3(Normal) / 2 / 1(Dark)
Histogram Yes
Grid Display Yes (Off / On)
Metering Modes Multi Pattern / Center Weighted / Spot
Exposure Compensation Plus / Minus 2.0EV, 1 / 3EV step
Scene Mode(s) High Sensitivity / Soft snap / Soft Skin / Landscape / Night Portrait / Night Scene / Handheld Twilight / Gourmet / Beach / Snow / Fireworks /Pet mode /Anti-motion blur / Backlight Correction HDR / Advanced sports shooting
D-Range Optimizer Standard
ISO Auto / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400 / 12800
White Balance Mode Auto (Intelligent) / Daylight / Cloudy / Fluorescent 1 (White Fluorescent Lighting) / Fluorescent 2 (Natural White Fluorescent Lighting) / Fluorescent 3 (Day White Fluorescent Lighting) / Incandescent / Flash / One Push, One Push Set / White Balance Shift
Red-Eye Reduction Auto / On / Off
Erase/Protect Erase: Single / Select / Date / Folder / AVCHD, Protect: Single / Select / Date / Folder / AVCHD
Self-timer Off / 10sec. / 2sec. / portrait1 / portrait2
Shutter Speeds iAuto(4″ – 1/1600) / Program Auto(1″ – 1/1600) / Manual(30″ – 1/1600)
Burst Mode Approx 10 fps at 18.2MP (Maximum 10 shots)
Media Type Optional “Memory Stick Duo” (No movie recording), optional “Memory Stick PRO Duo” (Mark 2 only for movie recording), optional “Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo”, optional SD Memory Card (Class 4 or higher), optional SDHC Memory Card (Class 4 or higher), optional SDXC Memory Card (Class 4 or higher)
Still Image Max Effective Resolution Approx. 18.2 Megapixels
Still Image Size 16:9 13M(4,896×2,752) / 2M(1,920 x 1,080)
Still Image Size 4:3 18M(4,896×3,672) / 10M(3,648 x 2,736) / 5M(2,592 x 1,944) / VGA
Panorama Still Image Size Sweep Panorama:HR(10,480 x 4,096) / Wide(7,152 x 1,080/4,912 x 1,920) / Standard(4,912 x 1,080/3,424 x 1,920)
Sweep Multi Angle Image Size 2M (1,920 x 1,080)
Video Mode AVCHD 60i:28M PS(1,920×1,080/60p)/24M FX/17M FH(1,920×1,080/60i)/9M HQ(1,440×1,080/60i),MP4:12M(1,440×1,080/30fps)/6M(1,280×720/30fps)/3M VGA(640×480/30fps)
Photo Capture from Movie Yes
Dual Record Yes
Audio Format AC3 (Stereo)
Microphone/Speaker Stereo/mono
Wind Noise Reduction Off/on
AF Modes Multi Point AF / Center Weighted AF / Flexible Spot AF / Manual / Semi Manual / Tracking Focus / Face Tracking Focus
AF Illuminator Auto / Off
Flash Modes Auto / Flash On / Slow Synchro / Flash Off
Flash Coverage ISO Auto: Approx.0.4m to 7.1m(1 feet 3 3/4 inches to 23 feet 3 5/8 inches)(W) / Approx.1.7m to 3.9 m(5feet 7 inches to 12 feet 9 5/8 inches)(T), ISO3200: up to Approx.10.0 m(32 feet 9 3/4 inches)(W) / Approx.5.5 m(18 feet 5/8 inches)(T)
Memory Card Slot MS Duo and SD/SDHC/SDXC Compatible
HD Output Micro HDMI
USB Port(s) Micro USB, Hi-Speed USB(USB2.0)
TransferJet Send: Yes, Receive: Yes
Anti Motion Blur Yes
Sweep Panorama Intelligent Sweep Panorama / 3D Sweep Panorama
Face Detection 8 Faces (Auto / Off / Child Priority / Adult Priority / Key Selected Face Memory)
Smile Shutter technology Yes
Image Stabilization Optical SteadyShot with 3-way Active Mode Image Stabilization
In-Camera Editing Trimming / Red Eye Correction / Unsharp Masking
Intelligent Auto Yes
Shooting Tips Yes
Background Defocus Yes
Tracking Focus Off / Auto
Blink Detection Yes
Photo Creativity Yes
Picture Effects HDR Painting / Richtone Monochrome / Miniature / Toy camera / Pop Color / Partial Color / Soft High-key / Watercolor / Illustration
Battery Type Lithium Ion NP-BG1 3.6V
Battery Capacity Typical:3.4Wh(960mAh), minimum:3.3Wh(910mAh)
Power Consumption (in Operation) Approx. 1.1W
Power Requirements AC 100V to 240V, 50/60 Hz, 70mA
Dimensions 4.25 x 2.50 x 1.37″ (107.95 x 63.5 x 34.79mm)
Weight 9.0oz (255g)
Main unit only: 2.7oz (76.5g)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20v Price: ~$378 US

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

Sony cybershot camera guideThe Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V (black) Digital Camera is an 18.2Mp point-and-shoot with a number of things going for it, not the least of which is GPS and Compass functionality. That means your images will be tagged with the exact location they were shot – and contain information on the exact direction in which they were shot! Whether you plan to use this data for geo-tagging, storage, albums, or for future re-shoots, it makes your digital life a whole lot easier, not to mention, interesting.

True to its genre, the HX10V has a number of auto modes packed in for seamless shooting, without the guesswork. The High Speed AF mode, for instance, improves on focus speed over past models, even in low-light. This makes for effortless image capture day or night. Sixteen times optical zoom – and 32x Clear Image Zoom – come in handy for far-off subjects, while Optical image stabilization ensures blur-free photos, even when shooting handheld. Of course, modes like 3D Still Image and Background Defocus will come in handy too, providing you with functionality not normally seen on a point-and-shoot.

In addition to capturing high resolution still, the HX10V also captures 1080/60i video. Helping the camera to preserve memories of both varieties, you’ll find features like a built-in flash, a 3.0″ Xtra Fine LCD and a Sony G lens. And no matter which way you choose to shoot, the camera records to Memory Stick Duo cards, as well as SD, SDHC and SDXC memory cards.

Sony DSC-HX10v Features

  • 18.2 MP Exmor R CMOS sensor: The 18.2 MP Exmor R CMOS sensor captures ultra-high definition images that take full advantage of the camera’s sharp Sony G lens
  • Full HD 1080/60i: Record crystal clear movies at the highest resolution available with capabilities for 60i in 1080 AVCHD video. This provides stunning, fast motion video with less distortion for playback on your HD TV. With dual record of stills and movies, you can shoot both at the same time
  • 3D Still Image and 3D Sweep Panorama mode: Produce awe-inspiring images with 3D Still Image and 3D Sweep Panorama capabilities. Photos will take on a new dimension of creative capabilities for viewing the world in a whole new way
  • Background Defocus: DSLR photographs are often beautiful because they blur the background, putting the emphasis on the subject. Sony’s point-and-shoot cameras can deliver this signature DSLR benefit
  • Smile Shutter technology: Smile Shutter technology captures a smile the moment it happens. Simply press the Smile Shutter button and the camera does the rest. You can also select adult and child priority and indicate the degree of Smile Detection sensitivity
  • Soft Skin mode: Portrait subjects will love the results. Soft Skin mode recognizes skin tones and reduces the appearance of blemishes and wrinkles without affecting the rest of the shot
  • Motion Detection: Motion Detection, along with Face Motion Detection adjusts ISO sensitivity and increases the shutter speed when movement is detected, reducing blur in moving subjects and faces
  • High speed AF: To improve focusing speed and sensitivity, the Exmor R CMOS sensor uses its rapid throughput to deliver high-quality image signals to the camera’s BIONZ processor. The result is fast, DSLR-like focusing speeds, even in low light
  • Capture the decisive moment with up to 10 fps: Capture full 18.2 megapixel resolution images at up to 10 frames per second, helping to ensure that the decisive moment is captured such as the soccer ball flying into the goal
  • Picture Effect: Picture Effect adds a new level of expression to photos, making ordinary landscapes and portraits come to life by heightening mood and emphasizing certain attributes. Select camera models have up to nine different effects
  • Superior Auto mode: The camera automatically recognizes the correct scene mode, then quickly shoots and combines up to six shots to produce images with greater clarity, optimum dynamic range using Backlight Correction HDR technology and lower image noise using 6 shots layering technology
  • GPS and Compass: GPS and compass record location data and camera direction as you shoot movies and photos. GPS Log lets users track a photographic journey and later view the path and images on a map
  • Intelligent Scene Recognition Mode: Intelligent Scene Recognition (iSCN) Mode automatically detects 33 different types of scenes and selects the appropriate camera settings. iSCN has two modes: Auto and Advanced
  • Sweep Multi Angle mode: In Sweep Multi Angle mode, the camera takes 15 images at different angles as it sweeps across the scene. By tilting the camera during playback, the camera’s Gyro Sensor detects motion and displays the image in a 3D-like view on the camera’s LCD
  • Optical zoom plus Clear image zoom: With Clear Image Zoom the powerful processor compares patterns found in adjacent pixels and creates new pixels to match selected patterns, resulting in more realistic, higher-quality images
  • Optical SteadyShot with Active Mode: Optical SteadyShot with Active Mode for blur-free movies even while walking. Camera-shake compensation using Optical SteadyShot/Active Mode has been improved with the addition of new electronic image stabilization
  • Photo Creativity: Photo Creativity allows you to fine-tune your exposure settings, such as brightness, color and vividness and quickly choose the right enhancement for your subject
  • Face Detection technology: Face Detection technology detects up to eight individual faces and adjusts focus, exposure and white balance to help deliver crisp, properly lit images of family and friends
  • Anti-blink Function: It’s frustrating to capture the perfect shot, only to review it later and discover subjects blinked during the photo. The Anti-blink function works to help counter blinking and squinting
  • Natural Flash: Conventional point-and-shoot camera flash shots just don’t capture colors the way the eye sees them. Natural Flash controls the white balance of both the background and main subjects

Sony DSC-HX10v Specifications

Camera Type High Zoom
LCD Type 3.0″ Xtra Fine LCD display (921K dots)
Brightness Control 5 (Bright) / 4 / 3 (Normal) / 2 / 1 (Dark)
Histogram Yes
Grid Display Yes (Off / On)
Imaging Sensor 1/2.3″ Exmor R CMOS Sensor
Processor BIONZ
Pixel Gross 18.9MP
Effective Picture Resolution 18.2MP
Color Filter System RGB primary color filters
Lens Type Sony G
Aperture f 3.3-5.9
Optical Zoom 16x
Focal Length (35mm equivalent) Still 16:9: 26-416mm / Still 4:3: 24-384mm / Movie 16:9: 25-400mm (SteadyShot Standard), 26-546mm (SteadyShot Active) / Movie 4:3: 31-496mm (SteadyShot Standard), 32-672mm (SteadyShot Active)
Lens Construction 10 elements in 7 groups
Minimum Focus Distance iAuto: AF (W:Approx.5cm(0.16′) to Infinity, T: Approx.120cm (3.94′) to Infinity) / Program Auto: AF (W:Approx.5cm (0.16′) to Infinity, T: Approx.120cm (3.94′) to Infinity)
Aspheric Elements 4
Clear Image Zoom 32x
Steady Shot Mode Active: Yes
Metering Modes Multi Pattern / Center Weighted / Spot
Exposure Compensation Plus / Minus 2.0EV, 1 / 3EV step
Scene Mode(s) High Sensitivity / Soft snap / Soft Skin / Landscape / Night Portrait / Night Scene / Handheld Twilight / Gourmet / Beach / Snow / Fireworks / Pet mode /Anti-motion blur / Backlight Correction HDR / Advanced sports shooting
D-Range Optimizer Standard
ISO Auto / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400 / 12800
White Balance Mode Auto (Intelligent) / Daylight / Cloudy / Fluorescent 1 (White Fluorescent Lighting) / Fluorescent 2 (Natural White Fluorescent Lighting) / Fluorescent 3 (Day White Fluorescent Lighting) / Incandescent / Flash / One Push, One Push Set
Red-Eye Reduction Auto / On / Off
Erase/Protect Erase: Single / Select / Date / Folder / AVCHD, Protect: Single / Select / Date / Folder / AVCHD
Self-timer Off / 10sec. / 2sec. / portrait1 / portrait2
Shutter Speeds iAuto(4″ – 1/1600) / Program Auto(1″ – 1/1600) / Manual(30″ – 1/1600)
Burst Mode Approx 10 fps at 18.2MP (Maximum 10 shots)
Anti Motion Blur Yes
Sweep Panorama Intelligent Sweep Panorama / 3D Sweep Panorama
Face Detection 8 Faces (Auto / Off / Child Priority / Adult Priority / Key Selected Face Memory)
Smile Shutter technology Yes
Image Stabilization Optical SteadyShot with Active Mode Image Stabilization
In-Camera Editing Trimming / Red Eye Correction / Unsharp Masking
Intelligent Auto Yes
Shooting Tips Yes
Background Defocus Yes
Tracking Focus Off / Auto
Blink Detection Yes
Photo Creativity Yes
Picture Effects HDR Painting / Richtone Monochrome / Miniature / Toy camera / Pop Color / Partial Color / Soft High-key / Watercolor / Illustration
Battery Type Lithium-ion NP-BG1 3.6V
Battery Capacity Typical:3.4Wh(960mAh), Minimum:3.3Wh(910mAh)
Power Consumption (in Operation) Approx. 1.0W
Power Requirements AC 100V to 240V, 50/60 Hz, 70mA
Media Type Optional “Memory Stick Duo” (No movie recording), optional “Memory Stick PRO Duo” (Mark 2 only for movie recording), optional “Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo”, optional SD Memory Card (Class 4 or higher), optional SDHC Memory Card (Class 4 or higher), optional SDXC Memory Card (Class 4 or higher)
Still Image Max Effective Resolution Approx. 18.2 Megapixels
Still Image Size 16:9 13M (4,896×2,752) / 2M (1,920 x 1,080)
Still Image Size 4:3 18M (4,896×3,672) / 10M (3,648 x 2,736) / 5M (2,592 x 1,944) / VGA
Panorama Still Image Size Sweep Panorama:HR(10,480 x 4,096) / Wide(7,152 x 1,080/4,912 x 1,920) / Standard(4,912 x 1,080/3,424 x 1,920)
Sweep Multi Angle Image Size 2M (1,920 x 1,080)
Video Mode AVCHD 60i:24M FX/ 17M FH(1,920 x 1,080/60i) / 9M HQ(1,440 x 1,080/60i) / MP4:12M(1,440 x 1,080/30fps)/ 6M(1,280 x 720/30fps)/ 3M VGA(640 x 480/30fps)
Photo Capture from Movie Yes
Dual Record Yes
Audio Format AC3 (Stereo)
Microphone/Speaker Stereo/mono
Wind Noise Reduction Off/on
AF Modes Multi Point AF / Center Weighted AF / Spot AF / Tracking Focus / Face Tracking Focus
AF Illuminator Auto / Off
Flash Modes Auto / Flash On / Slow Synchro / Flash Off
Flash Coverage ISO Auto: Approx.0.25m to 5.3m (9 7/8 inches to 17 feet 4 3/4 inches) ( W) / Approx.1.2m to 2.9 m (3 feet 11 1/4 inches to 9 feet 6 1/4 inches) (T), ISO3200: up to Approx.8.0 m (26 feet 3 inches) (W) / Approx.4.1 m (13 feet 5 1/2 inches) (T)
Memory Card Slot MS Duo and SD/SDHC/SDXC Compatible
HD Output Mini HDMI
USB Port(s) Micro USB, Hi-Speed USB (USB2.0)
TransferJet Send: Yes, Receive: Yes
Dimensions 4-1/8″ x 2-3/8″ x 1-3/8″ (104.7 mm x 59.7 mm x 33.8 mm)
Weight 8.3 oz (234 g)
Main Unit: 7.2 oz (204 g)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10v Price: ~$298 US

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TX Series

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

Sony Cybershot Camera GuideThe Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V Digital Camera (Red) is a waterproof, dustproof 18.2Mp point-and-shoot that’s both rugged and high-performing. Not afraid of the elements, the TX200V is great for outdoor and indoor adventures alike. At the same time, this high-resolution camera provides excellent image quality and 1080/60p video capture.

Features like a 3.0″ touchscreen LCD, 5x optical and 10x clear image zoom and Optical SteadyShot image stabilization help you make great memories into detailed, beautiful stills and movies. Other features like Hi-Speed AF (autofocus) allow you to capture even fast moving subjects with ease. Additional auto modes take the guesswork out of shooting, while creative modes let you put an artistic spin on your images, in-camera.

The TX200V also sports a built-in flash for capturing even in low-light situations. The “Natural Flash” mode creates lifelike images that utilize a reference shot to correct color in the final photo. Other modes that enhance your photos include the Anti-blink function, Soft Skin mode and Intelligent Scene Recognition, among others.

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Sony DSC-TX200v Features

  • 18.2Mp Exmor R CMOS Sensor: The 18.2Mp Exmor R CMOS sensor captures ultra-high definition images that take full advantage of the camera’s sharp Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens. The sensor enables advanced processing that reduces noise levels up to 6 time more than other sensors
  • Waterproof and Dustproof: The sleek and stylish camera fits the slimmest pocket or purse. Thanks to its airtight construction, it is dustproof as well as waterproof to a depth of 16 feet
  • Slim Glass Design Plus a 3.0″ LCD: This camera features a sleek, polished glass camera front making it one of the thinnest cameras in its class and adding to its water-and dust-proof design. The 5x optical zoom extends internally and scenes can be composed or played back on the 3.0″ LCD monitor
  • Hi-Speed AF: To improve focusing speed and sensitivity, the Exmor R CMOS sensor uses its rapid 240fpsthroughput to deliver high-quality image signals to the camera’s BIONZ processor. The result is fast, DSLR-like focusing speeds, even in low light
  • Full HD 1080/60p: Record crystal clear movies at the highest resolution available with capabilities for 60p in 1080. This provides stunning, fast motion video with less distortion for playback on your HD TV. With dual record of stills and movies, you can shoot both at the same time
  • Optical Zoom Plus Clear Image Zoom: Most digital zooms use electronic cropping to get closer to the subject, resulting in unsharp images. With Clear Image Zoom the powerful processor compares patterns found in adjacent pixels and creates new pixels to match selected patterns
  • Optical SteadyShot with Active Mode: Optical SteadyShot with Active Mode for blur-free movies even while walking. Camera-shake compensation using Optical SteadyShot/Active Mode has been improved with the addition of new electronic image stabilization
  • Picture Effect for More Expressive Photos: Picture Effect adds a new level of expression to photos, making ordinary landscapes and portraits come to life by heightening mood and emphasizing certain attributes. Select camera models have up to nine different effects
  • Photo Creativity: Photo Creativity allows you to fine-tune your exposure settings, such as brightness, color and vividness and quickly choose the right enhancement for your subject. Now you can view Picture Effects and Photo Creativity effects in real time on the camera’s monitor
  • Background Defocus: DSLR photographs are often beautiful because they blur the background, putting the emphasis on the subject. The system takes two shots, identifies the background and applies a defocused background keeping the subject crisp and clear
  • Superior Auto Mode: Get cleaner, more dynamic pictures and fewer missed shots. The camera automatically recognizes the correct scene mode, then quickly shoots and combines up to six shots to produce images with greater clarity, optimum dynamic range using Backlight Correction HDR technology
  • Face Detection Technology: Face Detection technology detects up to eight individual faces and adjusts focus, exposure and white balance to help deliver crisp, properly lit images of family and friends
  • Smile Shutter Technology: Smile Shutter technology captures a smile the moment it happens. Simply select Smile Shutter and the camera does the rest. You can also select adult and child priority and indicate the degree of Smile Detection sensitivity
  • Anti-Blink Function: It’s frustrating to capture the perfect shot, only to review it later and discover subjects blinked during the photo. The Anti-blink function works to help counter blinking and squinting
  • Soft Skin Mode: Portrait subjects will love the results. Soft Skin mode recognizes skin tones and reduces the appearance of blemishes and wrinkles without affecting the rest of the shot
  • Intelligent Scene Recognition (iSCN) Mode: Intelligent Scene Recognition (iSCN) Mode automatically detects 36 different types of scenes and, within just 1/30th of a second, selects the appropriate camera settings
  • Natural Flash: Conventional point-and-shoot camera flash shots just don’t capture colors the way the eye sees them. Natural Flash mode takes a reference shot without flash and then uses that reference to correct the color, for far more lifelike images
  • Motion Detection: Motion Detection, along with Face Motion Detection adjusts ISO sensitivity and increases the shutter speed when movement is detected, reducing blur in moving subjects and faces
  • AF Modes: Multi Point AF / Center Weighted AF / Spot AF / Flexible Spot AF / Tracking Focus/ Face Tracking Focus / Flexible Spot AF(Tracking Focus) / Flexible Spot AF(FaceTracking Focus)
  • Scene Modes: High Sensitivity / Soft Snap / Soft Skin / Landscape / Night Portrait / Night Scene /Handheld Twilight / Gourmet / Beach / Snow / Fireworks / Pet Mode / Anti-Motion blur / Backlight Correction HDR / Hi-speed Shutter / Underwater

Sony DSC-TX200v Specifications

Imaging Sensor 1/2.3″ Exmor R CMOS Sensor
Processor BIONZ
Pixel Gross 18.9MP
Effective Picture Resolution 18.2MP
Color Filter System RGB primary color filters
LCD Type 3.3″ Xtra Fine TruBlack OLED touch screen (1,229K dots)
Brightness Control 5 (Bright) / 4 / 3 (Normal) / 2 / 1 (Dark)
Histogram Yes
Grid Display Yes (Off / On)
Touch Panel Yes
Lens Type Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar
Optical Zoom 5x
Focal Length (35mm equivalent) Still 16:9: 28-140mm / Still 4:3: 26-130mm / Movie 16:9: 28-140mm (Optical SteadyShot Standard), 30-150mm (Optical SteadyShot Active) / Movie 4:3: 35-175mm (Optical SteadyShot Standard), 37-185mm (Optical SteadyShot Active)
Lens Construction 12 elements in 10 groups (including 6 aspheric elements, 1 prism)
Minimum Focus Distance iAuto: AF (W:Approx.3cm (1.18”) to Infinity, T: Approx.60cm (1.97′) to Infinity) / Program Auto: AF (W:Approx.8cm (0.26′) to Infinity, T: Approx.60cm (1.97′) to Infinity)
Aspheric Elements 6
Clear Image Zoom 10x
Steady Shot Mode Active: Yes
Metering Modes Multi Pattern / Center Weighted / Spot
Exposure Compensation Plus / Minus 2.0EV, 1 / 3EV step
Scene Mode(s) High Sensitivity / Soft Snap / Soft Skin / Landscape / Night Portrait / Night Scene / Handheld Twilight / Gourmet / Beach / Snow / Fireworks / Pet Mode / Anti-Motion blur / Backlight Correction HDR / Hi-speed Shutter / Underwater
D-Range Optimizer Standard
ISO Auto / 64 / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400 / 12800
White Balance Mode Auto (Intelligent) / Daylight / Cloudy / Fluorescent 1 (White Fluorescent Lighting) / Fluorescent 2 (Natural White Fluorescent Lighting) / Fluorescent 3 (Day White Fluorescent Lighting) / Incandescent / Flash / One Push, One Push Set / Underwater
Red-Eye Reduction Auto / On / Off
Erase/Protect Erase: Single / Select / Date / Folder / AVCHD, Protect: Single / Select / Date / Folder / AVCHD
Self-timer Off / 10sec. / 2sec. / portrait1 / portrait2
Shutter Speeds iAuto (2″ – 1/1600) / Program Auto (1″ – 1/1600)
Burst Mode Approx 10 fps at 18.2MP (Maximum 10 shots)
Anti Motion Blur Yes
Sweep Panorama Intelligent Sweep Panorama / 3D Sweep Panorama
Face Detection 8 Faces (Auto / Off / Child Priority / Adult Priority / Selected Face Memory)
Smile Shutter technology Yes
Image Stabilization Optical SteadyShot with Active Mode Image Stabilization
In-Camera Editing Trimming / Red-Eye Correction / Unsharp Masking
Intelligent Auto Yes
Shooting Tips Yes
Background Defocus Yes
Waterproof Yes
Superior Auto Yes
Tracking Focus Off / Auto
Blink Detection Yes
Picture Effects HDR Painting / Richtone Monochrome / Miniature / Toy camera / Pop Color / Partial Color / Soft High-key / Watercolor / Illustration
Battery Type Lithium Ion NP-BN 3.6V
Battery Capacity Typical: 2.3Wh (630mAh)
Minimum: 2.2Wh (600mAh)
Power Consumption (in Operation) 1.0W
Power Requirements AC 100V to 240V, 50/60 Hz, 18W
Media Type Memory Stick Micro, Memory Stick Micro (Mark 2), microSD Memory Card, microSDHC Memory Card
Still Image Mode JPEG
Still Image Max Effective Resolution 18.2 Megapixels
Still Image Size 16:9 13M (4896×2,752) / 2M (1,920 x 1,080)
Still Image Size 4:3 18M (4896×3,672) / 10M (3,648 x 2,736) / 5M (2,592 x 1,944) / VGA
Panorama Still Image Size Sweep Panorama: HR (10,480 x 4,096) / Wide (7,152 x 1,080/4,912 x 1,920) / Standard (4,912 x 1,080/3,424 x 1,920)
Sweep Multi Angle Image Size 2M (1,920 x 1,080)
Video Format AVCHD Ver2.0/MP4
Video Mode AVCHD 60i: 28M PS (1,920×1,080 / 60p) / 24M FX / 17M FH (1,920×1,080/60i) / 9M HQ (1,440×1,080/60i), MP4:12M (1,440×1,080/30fps) / 6M (1,280×720/30fps) / 3M VGA (640×480/30fps)
Photo Capture from Movie Yes
Dual Record Yes
Audio Format AC3 (Stereo)
Microphone/Speaker Stereo/Mono
Wind Noise Reduction Off/On
AF Modes Multi Point AF / Center Weighted AF / Spot AF / Flexible Spot AF / Tracking Focus / Face Tracking Focus / Flexible Spot AF(Tracking Focus) / Flexible Spot AF(Face Tracking Focus)
AF Illuminator Auto / Off
Flash Modes Auto / Flash On / Slow Synchro / Flash Off
Flash Coverage ISO Auto: Approx.0.08m to 3.1m (3 1/4 inches to 10 feet 2 1/8 inches) (W) / Approx.0.6m to 2.3 m (1feet 11 5/8 inches to 7 feet 6 5/8 inches) (T), ISO3200: up to Approx.6.1 m (20 feet 1/4 inches) (W) / Approx.4.6 m (15 feet 1 1/8 inches) (T))
Memory Card Slot MS Micro, Memory Stick Micro (Mark 2) and Micro SD/Micro SDHC Compatible
HD Output Micro HDMI
USB Port(s) Micro USB, Hi-Speed USB (USB2.0)
TransferJet Send: Yes, Receive: Yes
Dimensions (W x H x D) 3.76 x 2.30 x 0.63″ / 95.5 x 58.3 x 16.0 mm
Weight 4.6 oz / 129 g
Main Unit: 4.0 oz / 114 g

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200v Price: ~$498 US

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66

Sony cybershot camera guideThe Sony DSC-TX66 Digital Camera (white) is an 18.2 MP point-and-shoot with a number of things going for it, including superb high definition capture. Capable of capturing 1080/60i movies with dual record of stills and movies, the TX66 is an all-in-one memory making machine. Quality features like a large 3.3″ OLED touchscreen, 5x optical and 10x clear image zoom and a Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens all work hard to provide you with high-quality memories that will last a lifetime.

In addition, the TX66 is a super-slim camera. It’s only as thick as a single AA battery, making the TX66 an ideal companion at all times. Other features include 3D still image and 3D Sweep Panorama mode, Picture Effect and a feature called Background Defocus for images where the subjects pops out of the scene. Brightness, color and vividness can all be adjusted with the Photo Creativity mode and of course face detection and Smile Shutter technologies ensure that everyone looks their best in every shot.

iSCN automatically adjusts the camera’s settings by detecting 36 different scene conditions and deciding what is best for that individual shot. Natural Flash, meanwhile, corrects color balance for lifelike shots. Anti-blink, Face Priority, Red-eye Reduction, Motion Detection and more save your memories from what used to be the hazards incumbent in shooting snapshots.

Sony DSC-TX66 Features

  • 18.2MP Exmor R CMOS sensor: The 18.2MP Exmor R CMOS sensor captures ultra-HD images that take full advantage of the camera’s sharp Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens. The sensor enables advanced processing that reduces noise levels resulting in stunning low light images with incredible details
  • Slim and stylish design: At just over 1/2″ thin and only 3.3 oz, this stylish camera is the perfect size to take with you almost anywhere. Slip it into a pocket, purse, or backpack and be ready to shoot memorable moments
  • High speed AF: To improve focusing speed and sensitivity, the Exmor R CMOS sensor uses its rapid throughput to deliver high-quality image signals to the camera’s BIONZ processor, which provides intelligent response data to a new high speed actuator motor in the lens
  • Full HD 1080/60i: Record crystal clear movies at the highest resolution available with capabilities for 60i in 1080 AVCHD video. This provides stunning, fast motion video with less distortion for playback on your HD TV. With dual record of stills and movies, you can shoot both at the same time
  • Optical zoom plus Clear image zoom: With Clear Image Zoom the powerful processor compares patterns found in adjacent pixels and creates new pixels to match selected patterns, resulting in more realistic, higher-quality images. Clear Image Zoom doubles optical zoom for closer photos
  • Capture the decisive moment with up to 10fps: Capture full 18.2 megapixel resolution images at up to 10 fps, helping to ensure that the decisive moment is captured such as the soccer ball flying into the goal. In addition, a mechanical shutter helps reduce distortion when continuously shooting
  • Optical SteadyShot with Active Mode: Optical SteadyShot with Active Mode for blur-free movies even while walking. Camera-shake compensation using Optical SteadyShot/Active Mode has been improved with the addition of new electronic image stabilization
  • 3D still image and 3D Sweep Panorama mode: Produce awe-inspiring images with 3D still image and 3D Sweep Panorama capabilities. Photos will take on a new dimension of creative capabilities for viewing the world in a whole new way
  • Picture Effect: Picture Effect adds a new level of expression to photos, making ordinary landscapes and portraits come to life by heightening mood and emphasizing certain attributes
  • Photo Creativity: Photo Creativity allows you to fine-tune your exposure settings, such as brightness, color and vividness and quickly choose the right enhancement for your subject. Now you can view Picture Effects and Photo Creativity effects in real time on the camera’s monitor
  • Background Defocus: Now Sony’s point-and-shoot cameras can deliver this signature DSLR benefit. The system takes two shots, identifies the background and applies a defocused background keeping the subject crisp and clear
  • Superior Auto mode: Get cleaner, more dynamic pictures and fewer missed shots. The camera automatically recognizes the correct scene mode, then quickly shoots and combines up to six shots to produce images with greater clarity, optimum dynamic range using backlight correction HDR technology
  • Face Detection technology: Face Detection technology detects up to eight individual faces and adjusts focus, exposure and white balance to help deliver crisp, properly lit images of family and friends
  • Smile Shutter technology: Smile Shutter technology captures a smile the moment it happens. Simply press the Smile Shutter button and the camera does the rest. You can also select adult and child priority and indicate the degree of Smile Detection sensitivity
  • Anti-blink function: The Anti-blink function works to help counter blinking and squinting. When the camera is set to Soft Snap, the Anti-blink function captures two images, recording only the photo with less squinting
  • Soft Skin mode: Portrait subjects will love the results. Soft Skin mode recognizes skin tones and reduces the appearance of blemishes and wrinkles without affecting the rest of the shot
  • Motion Detection: Motion Detection, along with Face Motion Detection adjusts ISO sensitivity and increases the shutter speed when movement is detected, reducing blur in moving subjects and faces
  • Intelligent Scene Recognition mode: iSCN Mode automatically detects 36 different types of scenes and selects the appropriate camera settings. iSCN has two modes: Auto and Advanced. In Auto Mode, the camera takes a single shot using the optimal settings
  • Natural Flash: Conventional point-and-shoot camera flash shots just don’t capture colors the way the eye sees them. Natural Flash controls the white balance of both the background and main subjects

Sony DSC-TX66 Specifications

Imaging Sensor 1/2.3″ Exmor R CMOS Sensor
Processor BIONZ
Pixel Gross 18.9MP
Effective Picture Resolution 18.2MP
Color Filter System RGB primary color filters
Media Type Optional Memory Stick Micro, Memory Stick Micro (Mark 2), microSD Memory Card, microSDHC Memory Card
Still Image Mode JPEG
Still Image Max Effective Resolution Approx. 18.2 Megapixels
Still Image Size 16:9 13M(4896×2,752) / 2M(1,920 x 1,080)
Still Image Size 4:3 18M(4,896 x 3,672) / 10M(3,648 x 2,736) / 5M(2,592 x 1,944) / VGA
Panorama Still Image Size HR(10,480 x 4,096) / Wide(7,152 x 1,080/4,912 x 1,920) / Standard(4,912 x 1,080/3,424 x 1,920)
Sweep Multi Angle Image Size 2M (1,920 x 1,080)
Video Mode AVCHD 60i:24M FX/ 17M FH(1,920 x 1,080/60i) / 9M HQ(1,440 x 1,080/60i) / MP4:12M(1,440 x 1,080/30fps)/ 6M(1,280 x 720/30fps)/ 3M VGA(640 x 480/30fps)
Photo Capture from Movie Yes
Dual Record Yes
Audio Format AC3 (Stereo)
Microphone/Speaker Stereo/mono
Wind Noise Reduction Off/on
Lens Type Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar
Aperture f 3.5-4.8
Optical Zoom 5x
Focal Length (35mm equivalent) Still 16:9: 28-140mm / Still 4:3: 26-130mm / Movie 16:9: 28-140mm(SteadyShot Standard), 30-150mm(SteadyShot Active) / Movie 4:3: 35-175mm(SteadyShot Standard), 37-185mm(SteadyShot Active)
Lens Construction 12 elements in 10 groups(including 6 aspheric elements, 1 prism)
Minimum Focus Distance iAuto:AF(W:Approx.3cm(0.1”) to Infinity, T:Approx.60cm(1.97′) to Infinity) / Program Auto:AF(W:Approx.8cm(0.26′) to Infinity, T:Approx.60cm(1.97′) to Infinity)
Aspheric Elements 6
Macro Mode Yes
Steady Shot Mode Yes
Metering Modes Multi Pattern / Center Weighted / Spot
Exposure Compensation Plus / Minus 2.0EV, 1 / 3EV step
Scene Mode(s) High Sensitivity / Soft snap / Soft Skin / Landscape / Night Portrait / Night Scene / Gourmet / Beach / Snow / Fireworks /Pet mode
D-Range Optimizer Standard
ISO Auto / 80 / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400 / 12800
White Balance Mode Auto (Intelligent) / Daylight / Cloudy / Fluorescent 1 (White Fluorescent Lighting) / Fluorescent 2 (Natural White Fluorescent Lighting) / Fluorescent 3 (Day White Fluorescent Lighting) / Incandescent / Flash / One Push, One Push Set
AF Modes Multi Point AF / Center Weighted AF / Spot AF / Flexible Spot AF / Tracking Focus / Face Tracking Focus / Flexible Spot AF(Tracking Focus) / Flexible Spot AF(Face Tracking Focus)
AF Illuminator Auto / Off
Red-Eye Reduction Auto / On / Off
Erase/Protect Erase: Single / Select / Date / Folder / AVCHD, Protect: Single / Select / Date / Folder / AVCHD
LCD Type 3.3″ Xtra Fine OLED display (1,229K dots)
Brightness Control 5(Bright) / 4 / 3(Normal) / 2 / 1(Dark)
Grid Display Yes (Off / On)
Touch Panel Yes
Flash Modes Auto / Flash On / Slow Synchro / Flash Off
Flash Coverage ISO Auto: Approx.0.08m – 3.7m(3 1/4 inches to 12 feet 1 3/4 inches)(W) / Approx.0.6m – 2.6 m(1 feet 11 5/8 inches to 8 feet 6 3/8 inches)(T), ISO3200: up to Approx.5.2 m(17 feet 3/4 inches)(W) / Approx.3.7 m(12 feet 1 3/4 inches)(T)
Self-timer Off / 10sec. / 2sec. / portrait1 / portrait2
Shutter Speeds Auto(2″ – 1/1600) / Program Auto(1″ – 1/1600)
Burst Mode Approx 10 fps at 18.2MP (Maximum 10 shots)
Anti Motion Blur Yes
Sweep Panorama Sweep Panorama / Intelligent Sweep Panorama HR / 3D Sweep Panorama
Face Detection 8 Faces (Auto / Off / Child Priority / Adult Priority / Key Selected Face Memory)
Smile Shutter technology Yes
Image Stabilization Optical SteadyShot with Active Mode Image Stabilization
In-Camera Editing Trimming / Red Eye Correction / Unsharp Masking
Intelligent Auto Yes
Shooting Tips Yes
Background Defocus Yes
Superior Auto Yes
Tracking Focus Off / Auto
Blink Detection Yes
Picture Effects HDR Painting / Richtone Monochrome / Miniature / Toy camera / Pop Color / Partial Color / Soft High-key / Watercolor / Illustration
Memory Card Slot MS Micro, Memory Stick Micro (Mark 2) and Micro SD/Micro SDHC Compatible
HD Output Micro HDMI
USB Port(s) Multi Type3b(AV/USB/DC IN), Hi-Speed USB(USB2.0)
Battery Type LITHIUM ION NP-BN 3.6V
Battery Capacity Typical: 2.3Wh (630mAh), minimum: 2.2Wh (600mAh)
Power Consumption Approx. 1.0W (in Operation)
Power Requirements AC 100V to 240V, 50/60 Hz, 18W
Dimensions (Approx.) 3 -3/4″ x 2-1/4″ x 17/32″ (92.9 x 54.4 x 13.4mm)
Weight (Approx.) 3.8 oz. (109g)
(Main unit only): 3.3 oz. (94g)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66 Price: ~$348 US

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Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-TX20

Sony Cybershot Camera GuideThe Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-TX20 Digital Camera (Orange) is a 16.2 MP point-and-shoot that boasts water, dust and shock-proof capabilities. That means it’s tough enough to stand up to an extreme sport lifestyle, a toddler and life in general. In addition to capturing high-resolution stills, the TX20 also captures 1080/60i HD video using dual record for stills and movies.

A generous 3.0″ Xtra Fine touch panel LCD provides a large platform for recording, reviewing and menu navigation. The Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar 4x optical zoom lens provides a wide 25-116 mm focal length and the added benefit of Sony’s Optical Steady Shot with Active Mode Image Stabilization. This ensures that even handheld shots will look smooth and clear.

No matter what you’re recording, the DSC-TX20 stores files to MS Duo, SD, SDHC and SDXC memory cards. A micro HDMI connection also allows for a one-cable connection to your HDTV, for big, beautiful memories on the big screen. Additional highlights of the camera include 10 fps burst capture, 3D still and 3D Sweep Panorama shooting, Intelligent Sweep Panorama HR mode and more.

Sony DSC-TX66 Features

  • 16.2 Megapixel Back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS Image Sensor: It brings out the full resolving power of the camera’s Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens to deliver extremely fast speed, high resolution and stunning low-light sensitivity with improved image clarity and drastically reduced grain
  • Capture the decisive moment with up to 10 fps: Capture full 16.2 megapixel resolution images at up to 10 frames per second, helping to ensure that the decisive moment is captured such as the soccer ball flying into the goal
  • Optical zoom plus Clear image zoom: Most digital zooms use electronic cropping to get closer to the subject, resulting in unsharp images. With Clear Image Zoom the powerful processor compares patterns found in adjacent pixels
  • Photo Creativity: Photo Creativity allows you to fine-tune your exposure settings, such as brightness, color and vividness and quickly choose the right enhancement for your subject
  • Face Detection technology: Face Detection technology detects up to eight individual faces and adjusts focus, exposure and white balance to help deliver crisp, properly lit images of family and friends
  • Soft Skin mode: Portrait subjects will love the results. Soft Skin mode recognizes skin tones and reduces the appearance of blemishes and wrinkles without affecting the rest of the shot
  • Motion Detection: Motion Detection, along with Face Motion Detection adjusts ISO sensitivity and increases the shutter speed when movement is detected, reducing blur in moving subjects and faces
  • Rugged and Stylish: This camera is just as much at home in the water as on a night on the town! The sleek and stylish camera fits the slimmest pocket or purse, yet is waterproof to a depth of 16 ft, shockproof from falls up to approximately 5 ft and dustproof thanks to its airtight construction
  • Optical SteadyShot with Active Mode: Optical SteadyShot with Active Mode for blur-free movies even while walking. Camera-shake compensation using Optical SteadyShot/Active Mode has been improved with the addition of new electronic image stabilization
  • Intelligent Sweep Panorama HR mode: With Intelligent Sweep Panorama HR mode just press the shutter, pan the landscape and let the camera do the rest. It automatically links together each frame to produce a high resolution panoramic image providing the ability to zoom in on small details
  • Background Defocus: DSLR photographs are often beautiful because they blur the background, putting the emphasis on the subject. Now point-and-shoot cameras can deliver this signature DSLR benefit
  • Smile Shutter technology: Smile Shutter technology captures a smile the moment it happens. Simply press the Smile Shutter button and the camera does the rest. You can also select adult and child priority and indicate the degree of Smile Detection sensitivity
  • Intelligent Scene Recognition mode: Intelligent Scene Recognition (iSCN) Mode automatically detects 36 different types of scenes and selects the appropriate camera settings. In Auto Mode, the camera takes a single shot using the optimal settings
  • Full HD 1080/60i: Record crystal clear movies at the highest resolution available with capabilities for 60i in 1080 AVCHD video. This provides stunning, fast motion video with less distortion for playback on your HD TV
  • 3D still image and 3D Sweep Panorama mode: Produce awe-inspiring images with 3D still image and 3D Sweep Panorama capabilities. Photos will take on a new dimension of creative capabilities for viewing the world in a whole new way
  • Picture Effect: Picture Effect adds a new level of expression to photos, making ordinary landscapes and portraits come to life by heightening mood and emphasizing certain attributes
  • Superior Auto mode: The camera automatically recognizes the correct scene mode, then quickly shoots and combines up to six shots to produce images with greater clarity, optimum dynamic range using backlight correction HDR technology and lower image noise using 6 shots layering technology
  • Anti-blink function: It’s frustrating to capture the perfect shot, only to review it later and discover subjects blinked during the photo. The Anti-blink function works to help counter blinking and squinting
  • Natural Flash: Conventional point-and-shoot camera flash shots just don’t capture colors the way the eye sees them

Sony DSC-TX66 Specifications

Lens Type Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar
Aperture f 3.5-4.6
Optical Zoom 4x
Focal Length (35mm equivalent) Still 16:9: 27-08mm / Still 4:3: 25-100mm / Movie 16:9: 27-108mm(Optical SteadyShot Standard), 29-116mm(Optical SteadyShot Active) / Movie 4:3: 33-132mm(Optical SteadyShot Standard), 35-110mm(Optical SteadyShot Active)
Lens Construction 12 elements in 10 groups(including 6 aspheric elements, 1 prism)
Minimum Focus Distance iAuto:AF(W:Approx.1cm(0.03′) to Infinity, T:Approx.50cm(1.64′) to Infinity) / Program Auto:AF(W:Approx.8cm(0.26′) to Infinity, T:Approx.50cm(1.64′) to Infinity)
Clear Image Zoom 8x
Macro Mode Yes
Steady Shot Mode Active: Yes
Metering Modes Multi Pattern / Center Weighted / Spot
Exposure Compensation Plus / Minus 2.0EV, 1 / 3EV step
Scene Mode(s) High Sensitivity / Soft Snap / Soft Skin / Landscape / Night Portrait / Night Scene / Handheld Twilight / Gourmet / Beach / Snow / Fireworks / Pet Mode / Anti-Motion blur / Backlight Correction HDR / Hi-speed Shutter / Underwater
D-Range Optimizer Standard
ISO Auto / 125 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200
White Balance Mode Auto (Intelligent) / Daylight / Cloudy / Fluorescent 1 (White Fluorescent Lighting) / Fluorescent 2 (Natural White Fluorescent Lighting) / Fluorescent 3 (Day White Fluorescent Lighting) / Incandescent / Flash / One Push, One Push Set / Underwater
Red-Eye Reduction Auto / On / Off
Erase/Protect Erase: Single / Select / Date / Folder / AVCHD, Protect: Single / Select / Date / Folder / AVCHD
Imaging Sensor 1/2.3″ Exmor R CMOS Sensor
Processor BIONZ
Pixel Gross 16.8MP
Effective Picture Resolution 16.2MP
Color Filter System RGB primary color filter
LCD Type 3.0″ Xtra Fine LCD display (921K dots)
Brightness Control 5(Bright) / 4 / 3(Normal) / 2 / 1(Dark)
Grid Display Yes (Off / On)
Touch Panel Yes
Self-timer Off / 10sec. / 2sec. / portrait1 / portrait2
Shutter Speeds iAuto(4″ – 1/1600) / Program Auto(1″ – 1/1600)
Burst Mode Approx 10 fps at 16.2MP (Maximum 10 shots)
Media Type Optional “Memory Stick Duo” (No movie recording), optional “Memory Stick PRO Duo” (Mark 2 only for movie recording), optional “Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo”, Optional SD Memory Card (Class 4 or higher), optional SDHC Memory Card (Class 4 or higher), optional SDXC Memory Card (Class 4 or higher)
Still Image Mode JPEG
Still Image Max Effective Resolution 16.2 Megapixels
Still Image Size 16:9 12M(4,608 x 2,592) / 2M(1,920 x 1,080)
Still Image Size 4:3 4:3mode:16M(4,608 x 3,456) / 10M(3,648 x 2,736) / 5M(2,592 x 1,944) / VGA
Panorama Still Image Size Sweep Panorama:HR(10,480 x 4,096) / Wide(7,152 x 1,080/4,912 x 1,920) / Standard(4,912 x 1,080/3,424 x 1,920)
Sweep Multi Angle Image Size 2M (1,920 x 1,080)
Video Mode AVCHD 60i:24M FX/ 17M FH(1,920 x 1,080/60i) / 9M HQ(1,440 x 1,080/60i) / MP4:12M(1,440 x 1,080/30fps)/ 6M(1,280 x 720/30fps)/ 3M VGA(640 x 480/30fps)
Photo Capture from Movie Yes
Dual Record Yes
Audio Format AC3 (Stereo)
Microphone/Speaker Stereo/mono
Wind Noise Reduction Off/on
AF Modes Multi Point AF / Center Weighted AF / Spot AF / Flexible Spot AF / Tracking Focus / Face Tracking Focus / Flexible Spot AF(Tracking Focus) / Flexible Spot AF(Face Tracking Focus)
AF Illuminator Auto / Off
Flash Modes Auto / Flash On / Slow Synchro / Flash Off
Flash Coverage ISO Auto: Approx.0.08m-3.7m(3 1/4 inches to 12 feet 1 3/4 inches)(W) / Approx.0.5m-2.7m(1 feet 7 3/4 inches to 8 feet 10 3/8 inches)(T), ISO3200: up to Approx.5.2m(17 feet 3/4 inches)(W) / Approx.3.8m(12 feet 5 5/8 inches)(T)
Memory Card Slot MS Duo and SD/SDHC/SDXC Compatible
HD Output Micro HDMI
USB Port(s) Multi Type3b(AV/USB/DC IN), Hi-Speed USB(USB2.0)
TransferJet Send: Yes, Receive: Yes
Anti Motion Blur Yes
Sweep Panorama Intelligent Sweep Panorama / 3D Sweep Panorama / Underwater Sweep Panorama
Face Detection 8 Faces (Auto / Off / Child Priority / Adult Priority / Selected Face Memory)
Smile Shutter technology Yes
Image Stabilization Optical SteadyShot with Active Mode Image Stabilization
In-Camera Editing Trimming / Red-Eye Correction / Unsharp Masking
Intelligent Auto Yes
Shooting Tips Yes
Background Defocus Yes
Waterproof Yes
Dustproof Yes
Shockproof Yes
Superior Auto Yes
Tracking Focus Off / Auto
Blink Detection Yes
Picture Effects HDR Painting / Richtone Monochrome / Miniature / Toy camera / Pop Color / Partial Color / Soft High-key
Battery Type Lithium-ion NP-BN 3.6V
Battery Capacity Typical: 2.3Wh (630mAh), minimum: 2.2Wh (600mAh)
Power Consumption (in Operation) Approx. 1.0W
Power Requirements AC 100V to 240V, 50/60 Hz, 18W
Dimensions 3.7″ x 2.25 x 0.70″(95.9 x 56.2 x 17.9mm)
Weight 4.7 oz (133g)
Main unit: 4.2 oz (118g)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20 Price: ~$328 US

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WX Series

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

Sony Cybershot Camera GuideThe Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150 Digital Camera (Red) is a versatile point-and-shoot with a sleek design and even more impressive megapixels thanks to its 18.2 MP Exmor R CMOS sensor. When you consider the camera’s 1080/60i video capture functionality, it’s easy to see why it’s one serious memory-making machine.

The camera is helped along in its mission of making great memories by 10x optical zoom, 20x Clear Image Zoom, a Sony G lens and a 3.0″ Clear Photo LCD, among others. Of course the numerous auto functions also help you to make the most of each snap, by leaving all the leg-work to the WX150. Features like Background Defocus, Intelligent Sweep Panorama, Anti-blink and others all take the guessing out of shooting – no matter what the situation is.

Sony DSC-WX150 Features

  • 18.2 MP Exmor R CMOS sensor: The 18.2 MP Exmor R CMOS sensor captures ultra-high definition images that take full advantage of the camera’s sharp Sony G lens. The sensor enables advanced processing that reduces noise levels more than other sensors, resulting in stunning low light images
  • High speed AF: To improve focusing speed and sensitivity, the Exmor R CMOS sensor uses its rapid 240 fps throughput to deliver high-quality image signals to the camera’s BIONZ processor. The result is fast, DSLR-like focusing speeds, even in low light
  • Optical zoom plus Clear image zoom: Clear image digital zoom maintains a high-resolution feel that is as precise as optical zoom and vastly expands the zoom range without lowering visible quality or pixel count in the final image
  • Full HD 1080/60i: Record crystal clear movies at the highest resolution available with capabilities for 60i in 1080 AVCHD video. This provides stunning, fast motion video with less distortion for playback on your HD TV
  • Capture the decisive moment – up to 10 fps: Capture full 18.2 megapixel resolution images at up to 10 frames per second, helping to ensure that the decisive moment is captured such as the soccer ball flying into the goal
  • Optical SteadyShot with Active Mode: Optical SteadyShot with Active Mode for blur-free movies even while walking. Camera-shake compensation using Optical SteadyShot/Active Mode has been improved with the addition of new electronic image stabilization
  • 3D still image and 3D Sweep Panorama mode: Produce awe-inspiring images with 3D still image and 3D Sweep Panorama capabilities. Photos will take on a new dimension of creative capabilities for viewing the world in a whole new way
  • Picture Effect: Picture Effect adds a new level of expression to photos, making ordinary landscapes and portraits come to life by heightening mood and emphasizing certain attributes
  • Intelligent Sweep Panorama HR mode: With Intelligent Sweep Panorama HR mode just press the shutter, pan the landscape and let the camera do the rest. It automatically links together each frame to produce a high resolution panoramic image providing the ability to zoom in on small details
  • Background Defocus: The system takes two shots, identifies the background and applies a defocused background keeping the subject crisp and clear
  • Superior Auto mode: The camera automatically recognizes the correct scene mode, then quickly shoots and combines up to six shots to produce images with greater clarity, optimum dynamic range using Backlight Correction HDR technology and lower image noise using 6 shots layering technology
  • Smile Shutter technology: Smile Shutter technology captures a smile the moment it happens. Simply press the Smile Shutter button and the camera does the rest. You can also select adult and child priority and indicate the degree of Smile Detection sensitivity
  • Anti-blink Function: The Anti-blink function works to help counter blinking and squinting. When the camera is set to Soft Snap, the Anti-blink function captures two images, recording only the photo with less squinting
  • Soft Skin mode: Portrait subjects will love the results. Soft Skin mode recognizes skin tones and reduces the appearance of blemishes and wrinkles without affecting the rest of the shot
  • Intelligent Scene Recognition mode: Intelligent Scene Recognition (iSCN) Mode automatically detects 33 different types of scenes and selects the appropriate camera settings. iSCN has two modes: Auto and Advanced. In Auto Mode, the camera takes a single shot using the optimal settings
  • Natural Flash: Conventional point-and-shoot camera flash shots just don’t capture colors the way the eye sees them. Natural Flash controls the white balance of both the background and main subjects
  • Motion Detection: Motion Detection, along with Face Motion Detection adjusts ISO sensitivity and increases the shutter speed when movement is detected, reducing blur in moving subjects and faces
  • Sweep Multi Angle mode: In Sweep Multi Angle mode, the camera takes 15 images at different angles as it sweeps across the scene. By tilting the camera during playback, the camera’s Gyro Sensor detects motion and displays the image in a 3D-like view on the camera’s LCD

Sony DSC-WX150 Specifications

Imaging Sensor 1/2.3″ Exmor R CMOS Sensor
Processor BIONZ
Pixel Gross 18.9MP
Effective Picture Resolution 18.2MP
Color Filter System RGB primary color filters
Media Type optional “Memory Stick Duo” (No movie recording), optional “Memory Stick PRO Duo” (Mark 2 only for movie recording), optional “Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo”, optional SD Memory Card (Class 4 or higher), optional SDHC Memory Card (Class 4 or higher), optional SDXC Memory Card (Class 4 or higher)
Still Image Mode JPEG
Still Image Max Effective Resolution Approx. 18.2 Megapixels
Still Image Size 16:9 13M(4896×2,752) / 2M(1,920 x 1,080)
Still Image Size 4:3 18M(4896×3,672) / 10M(3,648 x 2,736) / 5M(2,592 x 1,944) / VGA
Panorama Still Image Size HR(10,480 x 4,096) / Wide(7,152 x 1,080/4,912 x 1,920) / Standard(4,912 x 1,080/3,424 x 1,920)
Sweep Multi Angle Image Size 2M (1,920 x 1,080)
Video Mode AVCHD 60i:24M FX/ 17M FH(1,920 x 1,080/60i) / 9M HQ(1,440 x 1,080/60i) / MP4:12M(1,440 x 1,080/30fps)/ 6M(1,280 x 720/30fps)/ 3M VGA(640 x 480/30fps)
Photo Capture from Movie Yes
Dual Record Yes
Audio Format AC3 (Stereo)
Microphone/Speaker Stereo/mono
Wind Noise Reduction Off/on
Lens Type Sony G
Optical Zoom 10x
Focal Length (35mm equivalent) Still 16:9: 27.5-275mm / Still 4:3: 25-250mm / Movie 16:27.5-275mm(SteadyShot Standard), 27.5-385mm(SteadyShot Active) / Movie 4:3: 33.5-335mm(SteadyShot Standard), 33.5-469mm(SteadyShot Active)
Lens Construction 9 elements in 7 groups
Minimum Focus Distance iAuto:AF(W:Approx.5cm(0.16′) to Infinity, T:Approx.150cm(4.92′) to Infinity) / Program Auto:AF(W:Approx.5cm(0.16′) to Infinity, T:Approx.150cm(4.92′) to Infinity)
Aspheric Elements 4
Clear Image Zoom 20x
Macro Mode Yes
Steady Shot Mode Active: Yes
AF Modes Multi Point AF /Center Weighted AF / Spot AF / Tracking Focus / Face Tracking Focus
AF Illuminator Auto / Off
Metering Modes Multi Pattern / Center Weighted / Spot
Exposure Compensation Plus / Minus 2.0EV, 1 / 3EV step
Scene Mode(s) High Sensitivity / Soft snap / Soft Skin / Landscape / Night Portrait / Night Scene / Handheld Twilight / Gourmet / Beach / Snow / Fireworks /Pet Mode /Anti-motion blur / Backlight Correction HDR / Underwater
D-Range Optimizer Standard
ISO Auto / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400 / 12800
White Balance Mode Auto (Intelligent) / Daylight / Cloudy / Fluorescent 1 (White Fluorescent Lighting) / Fluorescent 2 (Natural White Fluorescent Lighting) / Fluorescent 3 (Day White Fluorescent Lighting) / Incandescent / Flash / One Push, One Push Set
Flash Modes Auto / Flash On / Slow Synchro / Flash Off
Flash Coverage ISO Auto: Approx.0.2m to 3.7m(7 7/8 inches to 12feet 1 3/4 inches)(W) / Approx.1.5m to 2.2 m(4feet 11 1/8 inches to 7feet 2 5/8 inches)(T), ISO3200: up to Approx.5.9m(19feet 4 3/8 inches)(W) / Approx.3.4m(11feet 1 7/8 inches)(T)
Red-Eye Reduction Auto / On / Off
Erase/Protect Erase: Single / Select / Date / Folder / AVCHD, Protect: Single / Select / Date / Folder / AVCHD
LCD Type 3.0″ Clear Photo LCD (460K dots)
Brightness Control 5(Bright) / 4 / 3(Std) / 2 / 1(Dark)
Histogram Yes
Grid Display Yes (Off / On)
Memory Card Slot MS Duo and SD/SDHC/SDXC Compatible
HD Output Mini HDMI
USB Port(s) Micro USB, Hi-Speed USB(USB2.0)
TransferJet Send: Yes (Single / Select, U2/CEH/CN1 Version), Receive: Yes (U2/CEH/CN1 Version)
Self-timer Off / 10sec. / 2sec. / portrait1 / portrait2
Shutter Speeds iAuto(4″ – 1/1600) / Program Auto(1″ – 1/1600)
Burst Mode Approx 10 fps at 18.2MP (Maximum 10 shots)
Anti Motion Blur Yes
Sweep Panorama Intelligent Sweep Panorama / 3D Sweep Panorama
Face Detection 8 Faces (Auto / Off / Child Priority / Adult Priority / Key Selected Face Memory)
Smile Shutter technology Yes
Image Stabilization Optical SteadyShot with Active Mode Image Stabilization
In-Camera Editing Trimming / Red Eye Correction / Unsharp Masking
Intelligent Auto Yes
Shooting Tips Yes
Background Defocus Yes
Superior Auto Yes
Tracking Focus Off / Auto
Blink Detection Yes
Picture Effects HDR Painting / Richtone Monochrome / Miniature / Toy camera / Pop Color / Partial Color / Soft High-key / Watercolor / Illustration
Battery Type LITHIUM ION NP-BN 3.6V
Battery Capacity Typical: 2.3Wh (630mAh), minimum: 2.2Wh (600mAh)
Number of Still Images Typical: 2.3Wh (630mAh), minimum: 2.2Wh (600mAh)
Power Consumption (in Operation) Approx. 1.0W
Power Requirements AC 100V to 240V, 50/60 Hz, 18W
Dimensions (W x H x D) 3.75″ x 2.25″ x 0.88″ (95.25mm x 57.15mm x 22.0mm )
Weight 4.7 oz. (133.2g)
Main Unit: 4.1 oz. (116.2g)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150 Price: ~$228 US

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

sony cybershot camera guideThe Sony DSC-WX50 Digital Camera is a straight-forward point-and-shoot with 16.2 megapixels packed into an Exmor R CMOS sensor. That means, even though it’s a compact camera, you can shoot detailed photos that look great big or small – even on your HDTV or blown up to a poster-size print. Additionally, the WX50 shoots 1080i video, giving you the ability to take full advantage of social media sites with your movies.

Along with features like iSCN – which detects 33 scene conditions and automatically adjust camera settings for you – the WX50 also puts a number of creative and advanced capture options at your fingertips. From the ease of using the Intelligent Sweep Panorama feature for one shot landscapes to the Background Defocus function for a look more frequently associated with DSLR capture, this camera has an extensive menu of useful capabilities. Other such features include Anti-blink, Soft Skin mode, Sweep Multi Angle and then some.

Of course, you can’t get great shots without the right tools. The WX50 has a 2.7″Clear Photo LCD for composition, review and menu navigation. A Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens with 5x optical zoom – and 10x Clear Image Zoom – gives you the ability to zoom in close or go out wide for great shots from groups and landscapes to interiors. Sony’s SteadyShot image stabilization keeps images blur-free, even when the camera is hand-held and the built-in flash gives you great stills when shooting in low-light. SD/SDHC/SDXC and Memory Stick Duo media all can be used with the camera for convenient file storage.

Sony DSC-WX50 Features

  • 16.2Mp Back-Illuminated Exmor R CMOS Image Sensor: This camera features a 16.2Mp Exmor R CMOS image sensor that brings out the full resolving power of the camera’s Carl Zeiss lens to deliver extremely fast speed, high resolution and stunning low-light sensitivity
  • Optical Zoom Plus Clear Image Zoom: Most digital zooms use electronic cropping to get closer to the subject, resulting in unsharp images. With Clear Image Zoom the powerful processor compares patterns found in adjacent pixels and creates new pixels to match selected patterns
  • Full HD 1080/60i: Record crystal clear movies at the highest resolution available with capabilities for 60i in 1080 AVCHD video. This provides stunning, fast motion video with less distortion for playback on your HDTV. With dual record of stills and movies, you can shoot both at the same time
  • Capture the Decisive Moment with Up to 10fps: Capture full 16.2Mp resolution images at up to 10 frames per second, helping to ensure that the decisive moment is captured such as the soccer ball flying into the goal. In addition, a mechanical shutter helps reduce distortion
  • Optical SteadyShot with Active Mode: Optical SteadyShot with Active Mode for blur-free movies even while walking. Camera-shake compensation using Optical SteadyShot/Active Mode has been improved with the addition of new electronic image stabilization
  • 3.0″ LCD Touchscreen: The 3.0″ Xtra Fine LCD display (921K dots) with touchscreen makes it easy to glide through menus and preview live Pictures Effects. The large display delivers brilliant-quality still images and movies while enabling easy focusing operation
  • 3D Still Image and 3D Sweep Panorama Mode: Produce awe-inspiring images with 3D Still Image and 3D Sweep Panorama capabilities. Photos will take on a new dimension of creative capabilities for viewing the world in a whole new way
  • Intelligent Sweep Panorama HR Mode: With Intelligent Sweep Panorama HR mode just press the shutter, pan the landscape and let the camera do the rest. It automatically links together each frame to produce a high resolution panoramic image providing the ability to zoom in on small details
  • Background Defocus: DSLR photographs are often beautiful because they blur the background, putting the emphasis on the subject. Now these point-and-shoot cameras can deliver this signature DSLR benefit. The system takes two shots, identifies the background and applied a defocused background
  • Picture Effect for More Expressive Photos: Picture Effect adds a new level of expression to photos, making ordinary landscapes and portraits come to life by heightening mode and emphasizing certain attributes. Select models have up to nine effects
  • Superior Auto Mode: Get cleaner, more dynamic pictures and fewer missed shots. The camera automatically recognizes the correct scene mode, then quickly shoots and combines up to six shots to produce images with greater clarity, optimum dynamic range using Backlight Correction HDR technology
  • Face Detection Technology: Face Detection technology detects up to eight individual faces and adjusts focus, exposure and white balance to help deliver crisp, properly lit images of family and friends
  • Smile Shutter Technology: Smile Shutter technology captures a smile the moment if happens. Simply select Smile Shutter and the camera does the rest. You can also select adult and child priority and indicate the degree of Smile Detection sensitivity
  • Anti-blink Function: It’s frustrating to capture the perfect shot, only to review it later and discover subjects blinked during the photo. The Anti-blink function works to help counter blinking and squinting
  • Soft Skin Mode: Portrait subjects will love the results. Soft Skin mode recognizes skin tones and reduces the appearance of blemishes and wrinkles without affecting the rest of the shot
  • Intelligent Scene Recognition (iSCN) Mode: Intelligent Scene Recognition (iSCN) Mode automatically detects 36 different types of scenes and, within just 1/30th of a second, selects the appropriate camera settings
  • Natural Flash: Conventional point-and-shoot camera flash shots just don’t capture colors the way the eye sees them. Natural Flash mode takes a reference shot without flash and then uses that reference to correct the color, for far more lifelike images
  • Motion Detection: Motion Detection, along with Face Motion Detection adjusts ISO sensitivity and increases the shutter speed when movement is detected, reducing blur in moving subjects and faces
  • Sweep Multi Angle Mode: In Sweep Multi Angle mode, the camera takes 15 images at different angles as it sweeps across the scene. By tilting the camera during playback, the camera’s Gyro Sensor detects motion and displays the image in a 3D-like view on the camera’s LCD
  • Scene Modes: High Sensitivity / Soft Snap / Soft Skin / Landscape / Night Portrait / Night Scene /Handheld Twilight / Gourmet / Beach / Snow / Fireworks / Pet Mode /Anti-motion blur / Backlight Correction HDR
  • AF Modes: Multi Point AF /Center Weighted AF / Spot AF / Flexible Spot AF / Flexible Spot AF(Tracking Focus) / Flexible Spot AF (Face Tracking Focus)

Sony DSC-WX50 Specifications

Imaging Sensor 1/2.3″ Exmor R CMOS Sensor
Processor BIONZ
Pixel Gross 16.8MP
Effective Picture Resolution 16.2MP
Color Filter System RGB primary color filters
LCD Type 2.7″ Clear Photo LCD (460K dots)
Brightness Control 5(Bright) / 4 / 3(Normal) / 2 / 1(Dark)
Histogram Yes
Grid Display Yes (Off / On)
Lens Type Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar
Optical Zoom 5x
Focal Length (35mm equivalent) Still 16:9: 28-140mm / Still 4:3: 25-125mm / Movie 16:9: 29-145mm(Optical SteadyShot Standard), 30-150mm(Optical SteadyShot Active) / Movie 4:3: 35-175mm(Optical SteadyShot Standard), 37-185mm(Optical SteadyShot Active)
Lens Construction 6 elements in 5 groups
Minimum Focus Distance iAuto:AF(W:Approx.5cm(2”) to Infinity, T:Approx.100cm(39 3/8”) to Infinity) / Program Auto:AF(W:Approx.5cm(2”) to Infinity, T:Approx.100cm(39 3/8”) to Infinity)
Aspheric Elements 3
Clear Image Zoom 10x
Steady Shot Mode Active: Yes
Media Type Optional “Memory Stick Duo” (No movie recording), optional “Memory Stick PRO Duo” (Mark 2 only for movie recording), optional “Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo”, optional SD Memory Card (Class 4 or higher), optional SDHC Memory Card (Class 4 or higher), optional SDXC Memory Card (Class 4 or higher)
Still Image Mode JPEG
Still Image Max Effective Resolution Approx. 16.2 Megapixels
Still Image Size 16:9 12M(4,608 x 2,592) / 2M(1,920 x 1,080)
Still Image Size 4:3 16M(4,608 x 3,456) / 10M(3,648 x 2,736) / 5M(2,592 x 1,944) / VGA
Panorama Still Image Size HR(10,480 x 4,096) / Wide(7,152 x 1,080/4,912 x 1,920) / Standard(4,912 x 1,080/3,424 x 1,920)
Sweep Multi Angle Image Size 2M (1,920 x 1,080)
Video Format AVCHD Ver2.0/MP4
Video Mode AVCHD 60i:24M FX/ 17M FH(1,920 x 1,080/60i) / 9M HQ(1,440 x 1,080/60i) / MP4:12M(1,440 x 1,080/30fps)/ 6M(1,280 x 720/30fps)/ 3M VGA(640 x 480/30fps)
Photo Capture from Movie Yes
Dual Record Yes
Audio Format AC3 (Stereo)
Microphone/Speaker Stereo/mono
Wind Noise Reduction Off/on
Self-timer Off / 10sec. / 2sec. / portrait1 / portrait2
Shutter Speeds iAuto(4″ – 1/1600) / Program Auto(1″ – 1/1600)
Burst Mode Approx 10 fps at 16.2MP (Maximum 10 shots)
Metering Modes Multi Pattern / Center Weighted / Spot
Exposure Compensation Plus / Minus 2.0EV, 1 / 3EV step
Scene Mode(s) High Sensitivity / Soft Snap / Soft Skin / Landscape / Night Portrait / Night Scene / Handheld Twilight / Gourmet / Beach / Snow / Fireworks / Pet Mode / Anti-motion blur / Backlight Correction HDR / Underwater
D-Range Optimizer Standard
ISO Auto / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400 / 12800
White Balance Mode Auto (Intelligent) / Daylight / Cloudy / Fluorescent 1 (White Fluorescent Lighting) / Fluorescent 2 (Natural White Fluorescent Lighting) / Fluorescent 3 (Day White Fluorescent Lighting) / Incandescent / Flash / One Push, One Push Set / Underwater
Anti Motion Blur Yes
Sweep Panorama Intelligent Sweep Panorama / Underwater Sweep Panorama / 3D Sweep Panorama
Face Detection 8 Faces (Auto / Off / Child Priority / Adult Priority / Key Selected Face Memory)
Smile Shutter technology Yes
Image Stabilization Optical SteadyShot with Active Mode Image Stabilization
In-Camera Editing Trimming / Red Eye Correction / Unsharp Masking
Intelligent Auto Yes
Shooting Tips Yes
Background Defocus Yes
Superior Auto Yes
Tracking Focus Off / Auto
Blink Detection Yes
Photo Creativity Yes
Picture Effects HDR Painting / Richtone Monochrome / Miniature / Toy camera / Pop Color / Partial Color / Soft High-key / Watercolor / Illustration
AF Modes Multi Point AF / Center Weighted AF / Spot AF / Tracking Focus / Face Tracking Focus
AF Illuminator Auto / Off
Flash Modes Auto / Flash On / Slow Synchro / Flash Off
Flash Coverage ISO Auto: Approx.0.2m to 5.3m(7 7/8 inches to 17 feet 4 3/4 inches)(W) / Approx.1.0m to 2.2 m(3feet 3 3/8 inches to 7 feet 2 5/8 inches)(T), ISO3200: up to Approx.7.5 m(24 feet 7 3/8 inches)(W) / Approx.3.2 m(10 feet 6 inches)(T)
Red-Eye Reduction Auto / On / Off
Erase/Protect Erase: Single / Select / Date / Folder / AVCHD, Protect: Single / Select / Date / Folder / AVCHD
Memory Card Slot MS Duo and SD/SDHC/SDXC Compatible
HD Output Mini HDMI
USB Port(s) Micro USB, Hi-Speed USB(USB2.0)
TransferJet Send: Yes, Receive: Yes
Battery Type LITHIUM ION NP-BN 3.6V
Battery Capacity Typical: 2.3Wh (630mAh), minimum: 2.2Wh (600mAh)
Power Consumption (in Operation) Approx. 1.0W
Power Requirements AC 100V to 240V, 50/60 Hz, 18W
Dimensions (W x H x D) 3.63 x 2.05 x 0.75″ / 92.2 x 52.0 x 19.1 mm
Weight 4.1 oz / 116 g
Main unit only: 3.6 oz. (101g)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50 Price: ~$188 US

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

Sony Cybershot Camera GuideThe Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690 Digital Camera (Blue) is a super-compact point-and-shoot with more under the hood than meets the eye. This sleek little number is host to a 16.1 MP image sensor, a 3.0″ LCD screen, Optical SteadyShot image stabilization, 10x optical zoom and more. In addition to capturing stills, the W690 also records 720p HD video. A bevy of auto functions also come in handy by taking the guesswork out of image making. Functions like iSCN, Natural Flash, Picture Effect and more do all the hard work while you enjoy the memory in-progress.

The Sony 10x optical zoom G lens brings distant subjects super close for great outdoors, sports, and travel photos. The compact size makes it easy to take with you in a pocket, purse, or backpack

Sony DSC-W690 Features

  • Compact camera with 10x zoom: The Sony 10x optical zoom G lens brings distant subjects super close for great outdoors, sports and travel photos. The compact size makes it easy to take with you in a pocket, purse, or backpack
  • 720p MP4 HD Movie Mode: In 720p MP4 movie mode the camera shoots 1280 x 720 high definition movies at 30 fps, a standard format when working with a PC. Users will create high quality movies with full use of optical zoom in files small enough to transfer to compatible PC or Mac computer
  • Sweep Panorama mode (up to 360deg): Reach beyond the traditional wide angle lens and capture more breathtaking shots with Sweep Panorama mode. Available in wide and up to 360deg full circle, the camera can take a variety of panoramic shots. Now capturing wide landscapes is as easy as press and sweep
  • 16.1 Megapixel Super HAD CCD Image Sensor: A powerful 16.1 megapixel 1/2.3″ Super HAD CCD image sensor helps you capture gorgeous images with superb contrast and clarity down to the finest detail
  • 3.0″ Clear Photo LCD display: Large 3.0″ (230K dots) Clear Photo LCD display features sharp, natural color that makes it easy to compose shots, read menus and view photos, even in bright sunlight
  • Optical SteadyShot image stabilization: Optical SteadyShot image stabilization uses a built-in gyro sensor to detect camera shake and automatically shifts the lens to help prevent blur without sacrificing image quality
  • Picture Effect: Picture Effect adds a new level of expression to photos, making ordinary landscapes and portraits come to life by heightening mood and emphasizing certain attributes. Select camera models have up to nine different effects. See camera specs for details
  • Intelligent Auto Mode: Unlike traditional auto mode, Intelligent Auto (iAuto) mode thinks for you, recognizing scenes, lighting conditions, faces & adjusts settings resulting in clear images, faces with natural skin tone and less blur. Take advantage of all the technology without leaving Auto mode
  • Face Detection technology: Face Detection technology detects up to eight individual faces and adjusts focus, exposure and white balance to help deliver crisp, properly lit images of family and friends
  • Smile Shutter technology: Simply press the Smile Shutter button and the camera does the rest. You can also select adult and child priority and indicate the degree of Smile Detection sensitivity
  • Anti-blink Function: The Anti-blink function works to help counter blinking and squinting. When the camera is set to Soft Snap, the Anti-blink function captures two images, recording only the photo with less squinting
  • Soft Skin mode: Portrait subjects will love the results. Soft Skin mode recognizes skin tones and reduces the appearance of blemishes and wrinkles without affecting the rest of the shot
  • Intelligent Scene Recognition mode: Intelligent Scene Recognition (iSCN) mode automatically detects 33 different types of scenes and selects the appropriate camera settings. iSCN has two modes: Auto and Advanced
  • Natural Flash: Conventional point-and-shoot camera flash shots just don’t capture colors the way the eye sees them. Natural Flash controls the white balance of both the background and main subjects
  • Dynamic Range Optimizer: Dynamic Range Optimizer (DRO) Standard and Plus uses a sophisticated algorithm to help recover shadows and highlights. The result is more natural images with clearer details that more closely match what your naked eye sees
  • Self-Portrait Timer: Self-Portrait Timer helps take the guesswork out of self-portraits by utilizing Face Detection technology to recognize when your face enters the frame. Once the camera detects your face, it triggers a 2-second timer and then snaps a picture

Sony DSC-W690 Specifications

Imaging Sensor 1/2.3″ Super HAD CCD Sensor
Processor BIONZ
Pixel Gross 16.4MP
Effective Picture Resolution 16.1MP
Color Filter System RGB primary color filters
Media Type optional “Memory Stick Duo” (No movie recording), optional “Memory Stick PRO Duo” (Mark 2 only for movie recording), optional “Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo”, optional SD Memory Card (Class 4 or higher), optional SDHC Memory Card (Class 4 or higher), optional SDXC Memory Card (Class 4 or higher)
Still Image Mode JPEG
Still Image Max Effective Resolution Approx. 16.1 Megapixels
Still Image Size 16:9 12M (4,608 x 2,592) / 2M (1,920 x 1,080)
Still Image Size 4:3 16M (4,608 x 3,456) / 10M (3,648 x 2,736) / 5M (2,592 x 1,944) / VGA
Panorama Still Image Size 7,152 x 1,080 (235deg) / 4,912 x 1,080 (161deg) / 4,912 x 1,920 (161deg) / 3,424 x 1,920 (112deg)
Video Mode 1280×720(Fine)(1,280×720/30fps)/1280×720(Standard)(1,280×720/30fps)/VGA(640×480/30fps)
Audio Format MP3
Microphone/Speaker Mono / Mono
Lens Type Sony G
Aperture f 3.3-5.9
Optical Zoom 5x
Digital Zoom 40x
Smart Zoom Technology 10M: Approx.12x / 5M: Approx.17x / VGA: Approx.72x / 2M: (16:9) Approx.24x)
Focal Length (35mm equivalent) Still 16:9: 27.5-275mm / Still 4:3: 25-250mm / Movie 16:9: 27.5-275mm(SteadyShot Standard), 27.5-385mm(SteadyShot Active) / Movie 4:3: 33.5-335mm(SteadyShot Standard), 33.5-469mm(SteadyShot Active)
Lens Construction 9 elements in 7 groups (including 4 aspheric elements)
Minimum Focus Distance iAuto:AF(W:Approx.5cm(0.16′) to Infinity, T:Approx.150cm(4.92′) to Infinity) / Program Auto:AF(W:Approx.5cm(0.16′) to Infinity, T:Approx.150cm(4.92′) to Infinity)
Aspheric Elements 3
Steady Shot Mode Active: Yes
Metering Modes Multi Pattern / Center Weighted / Spot
Exposure Compensation Plus / Minus 2.0EV, 1 / 3EV step
Scene Mode(s) High Sensitivity / Soft snap / Soft Skin / Landscape / Night Portrait / Night Scene / Gourmet / Beach / Snow / Fireworks / Pet mode
D-Range Optimizer Standard / Plus / Off
ISO Auto / 80/ 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200
White Balance Mode Auto (Intelligent) / Daylight / Cloudy / Fluorescent 1 (White Fluorescent Lighting) / Fluorescent 2 (Natural White Fluorescent Lighting) / Fluorescent 3 (Day White Fluorescent Lighting) / Incandescent / Flash / One Push
LCD Type 2.7″ LCD Clear Photo LCD (230K dots)
Brightness Control Normal / Bright / Auto Bright
Grid Display Yes (Off / On)
AF Modes Multi Point AF /Center Weighted AF / Spot AF / Tracking Focus / Face Tracking Focus
AF Illuminator Auto / Off
Red-Eye Reduction Auto / On / Off
Erase/Protect Erase: Single / Select / Date / Folder, Protect: Single / Select / Date / Folder
Power Save Mode Standard / Max / Off
Self-timer Off / 10sec. / 2sec. / portrait1 / portrait2
Shutter Speeds Auto (2″ – 1/1600) / Program Auto (1″ – 1/1600)
Burst Mode Approx 1 fps at 16.1MP (Maximum 100 shots)
Flash Modes Auto / Flash On / Slow Synchro / Flash Off
Flash Coverage ISO Auto: Approx. 0.2-Approx. 3.7m (Approx. 0.66′- Approx. 12.1′) (W) / Approx. 1.0-Approx. 1.5m (Approx. 3.28′- Approx. 4.92′) (T), ISO3200: Up to Approx. 7.3m (Approx. 24.0′) (W) / Up to Approx. 3.1m (Approx. 10.2′) (T)
Sweep Panorama Sweep Panorama / Sweep Panorama (360)
Face Detection 8 Faces (Auto / Off / Child Priority / Adult Priority / Key Selected Face Memory)
Smile Shutter technology Yes
Image Stabilization Optical SteadyShot with Active Mode Image Stabilization
In-Camera Editing Trimming / Red Eye Correction / Unsharp Masking
Intelligent Auto Yes
Shooting Tips Yes
Tracking Focus Off / Auto
Blink Detection Yes
Picture Effects Toy camera / Pop Color / Partial color / Soft High-key
Memory Card Slot MS Duo and SD/SDHC/SDXC Compatible
SD Output 4:3
HD Output Composite
USB Port(s) Multi (AV/USB), Hi-Speed USB (USB2.0)
Battery Type LITHIUM ION NP-BN 3.6V
Battery Capacity Typical: 2.3Wh (630mAh), minimum: 2.2Wh (600mAh)
Number of Still Images 220
Power Consumption (in Operation) Approx. 1.1W
Power Requirements AC 100V to 240V, 50/60 Hz, 2W
Dimensions (W x H x D) 3-3/4″ x 2-1/4″ x 7/8″ (94.3mm x 56.1mm x 21.7mm)
Weight 5.0 oz (142g)
Main unit only: 4.4 oz (124g)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690 Price: ~$139 US

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Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W650

sony cybershot camera guideThe Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W650 Digital Camera (Black) is ready for anything–its 16.1MP resolution guarantees excellent image quality and the sharp Carl Zeiss 5x wide-angle optical 25-125mm (equivalent in 35mm format) lens gives you a true wide-angle-to-telephoto range that’s great for landscapes, parties, kids, portraits, etc. This little gem will always be there when you’re ready to take a picture–it only weighs 3.8 oz (107.7 g) and fits in a shirt pocket (3.75 x 2.25 x 0.75″).

The 3″ LCD monitor makes it easy to compose and view photographs, or the superb 1280 x 720 HD video. A Sweep Panorama mode makes it a snap to produce a truly impressive ultra wide-angle 360Deg. panoramic photo, even without a tripod and SteadyShot image stabilization plus sensitivity up to 3200 ISO means you can wave good-bye to blurry pictures, even in dim lighting situations.

Friends and family will love the way they look in your photos when you’re using the Smile Shutter (captures a smile the moment it appears on your subject’s face), Anti-Blink (waits until eyes are open to take the picture) and Soft Skin (removes blemishes and wrinkles from faces in your pictures) modes. And, best of all, the W650 will do it all automatically–just press the shutter button in iAuto mode. Great pictures and videos, no stress or strain for you.

Sony DSC-W650 Features

  • 720p MP4 HD Movie Mode: In 720p MP4 movie mode the camera shoots 1280 x 720 high definition movies at 30 fps, a standard format when working with a PC. Users will create high quality movies with full use of optical zoom in files small enough to transfer to compatible PC or Mac computer
  • 3.0″ (230K dots) Clear Photo LCD display: Large 3.0″ (230K dots) Clear Photo LCD display features sharp, natural color that makes it easy to compose shots, read menus and view photos, even in bright sunlight
  • Intelligent Auto Mode: Unlike traditional auto mode, Intelligent Auto mode thinks for you, recognizing scenes, lighting conditions, faces and adjusts settings resulting in clear images, faces with natural skin tone and less blur. Take advantage of all the technology without leaving Auto mode
  • Anti-blink Function: It’s frustrating to capture the perfect shot, only to review it later and discover subjects blinked during the photo. The Anti-blink function works to help counter blinking and squinting
  • Natural Flash: Conventional point-and-shoot camera flash shots just don’t capture colors the way the eye sees them. Natural Flash mode takes a reference shot without flash and then uses that reference to correct the color, for far more lifelike images
  • Sweep Panorama mode (up to 360 Deg.): Simply press the shutter button and sweep the camera in the desired direction and the camera continuously shoots at a high speed, then seamlessly stitches the images together with automatic position adjustment to create one stunning panoramic image
  • Optical SteadyShot image stabilization: Optical SteadyShot image stabilization uses a built-in gyro sensor to detect camera shake and automatically shifts the lens to help prevent blur without sacrificing image quality
  • Face Detection technology: Face Detection technology detects up to eight individual faces and adjusts focus, exposure and white balance to help deliver crisp, properly lit images of family and friends
  • Soft Skin mode: Portrait subjects will love the results. Soft Skin mode recognizes skin tones and reduces the appearance of blemishes and wrinkles without affecting the rest of the shot
  • Dynamic Range Optimizer: Standard and Plus Dynamic Range Optimizer (DRO) Standard and Plus uses a sophisticated algorithm to help recover shadows and highlights. The result is more natural images with clearer details that more closely match what your naked eye sees
  • 16.1 Megapixel Super HAD CCD Image Sensor: A powerful 16.1 megapixel 1/2.3″ Super HAD CCD image sensor helps you capture gorgeous images with superb contrast and clarity down to the finest detail
  • Picture Effect for more expressive photos: Picture Effect adds a new level of expression to photos, making ordinary landscapes and portraits come to life by heightening mood and emphasizing certain attributes. Select models have up to nine effects
  • Smile Shutter technology: Smile Shutter technology captures a smile the moment it happens. Simply press the Smile Shutter button and the camera does the rest. You can also select adult and child priority and indicate the degree of Smile Detection sensitivity
  • Intelligent Scene Recognition (iSCN) Mode: It automatically detects seven different types of scenes and, within just 1/30th of a second, selects the appropriate camera settings: Backlight, Backlight Portrait, Twilight, Twilight Portrait, Twilight using a tripod, Portrait, Landscape and macro

Sony DSC-W650 Specifications

Lens Type Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar
Optical Zoom 5x
Focal Length (35mm equivalent) Still 16:9: 28-140mm / Still 4:3: 25-125mm / Movie 16:9: 29-145mm(SteadyShot Standard), 30-150mm(SteadyShot Active) / Movie 4:3: 35-175mm(SteadyShot Standard), f=37-185mm(SteadyShot Active)
Lens Construction 6 elements in 5 groups (including 3 aspheric elements)
Minimum Focus Distance iAuto: AF(W:Approx..5cm(0.16′) to Infinity, T:Approx.100cm(3.28′) to Infinity) / Program Auto: AF(W:Approx..5cm(0.16′) to Infinity, T:Approx.100cm(3.28′) to Infinity)
Aspheric Elements 3
Steady Shot Mode Active Yes
AF Modes Multi Point AF /Center Weighted AF / Spot AF / Face Tracking Focus
AF Illuminator Auto / Off
Flash Modes Auto / Flash On / Slow Synchro / Flash Off
Flash Coverage ISO Auto: Approx.0.3m to 3.7m(11 7/8 inches to 12 feet 1 3/4 inches)(W) / Approx.1.0m to 1.5 m(3feet 3 3/8 inches to 4 feet 11 1/8inches)(T), ISO3200: up to Approx.7.3 m(23 feet 11 1/2 inches)(W) / Approx.3.1 m(10 feet 2 1/8inches)(T)
Memory Card Slot MS Duo and SD/SDHC/SDXC Compatible
SD Output Yes
HD Output Composite
Imaging Sensor 1/2.3″ Super HAD CCD Sensor
Processor BIONZ
Pixel Gross 16.4MP
Effective Picture Resolution 16.1MP
Color Filter System RGB primary color filters
Viewfinder No
Metering Modes Multi Pattern / Center Weighted / Spot
Exposure Compensation Plus / Minus 2.0EV, 1 / 3EV step
Scene Mode(s) High Sensitivity / Soft snap / Soft Skin / Landscape / Night Portrait / Night Scene / Gourmet / Beach / Snow / Fireworks / Pet mode
D-Range Optimizer Standard / Plus / Off
ISO Auto / 80/ 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200
White Balance Mode Auto (Intelligent) / Daylight / Cloudy / Fluorescent 1 (White Fluorescent Lighting) / Fluorescent 2 (Natural White Fluorescent Lighting) / Fluorescent 3 (Day White Fluorescent Lighting) / Incandescent / Flash / One Push, One Push Set
Red-Eye Reduction Auto / On / Off
Erase/Protect Erase: Single / Select / Date / Folder, Protect: Single / Select / Date / Folder
Media Type Optional “Memory Stick Duo” (No movie recording), optional “Memory Stick PRO Duo” (Mark 2 only for movie recording), optional “Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo”, optional SD Memory Card (Class 4 or higher), optional SDHC Memory Card (Class 4 or higher), optional SDXC Memory Card (Class 4 or higher)
Still Image Mode JPEG
Still Image Max Effective Resolution Approx. 16.1 Megapixels
Still Image Size 16:9 12M(4,608 x 2,592) / 2M(1,920 x 1,080)
Still Image Size 4:3 16M(4,608 x 3,456) / 10M(3,648 x 2,736) / 5M(2,592 x 1,944) / VGA
Panorama Still Image Size 360Deg.(11,520×1,080) / Wide(7,152 x 1,080/4,912 x 1,920) / Standard(4,912 x 1,080/3,424 x 1,920)
Video Format MP4(AVC/H.264)
Video Mode 1280×720(Fine)(1,280×720/30fps)/1280×720(Standard)(1,280×720/30fps)/VGA(640×480/30fps)
Audio Format AAC
Microphone/Speaker Mono/mono
LCD Type 3.0″ Clear Photo LCD (230K dots)
Brightness Control 5(Bright) / 4 / 3(Normal) / 2 / 1(Dark)
Self-timer Off / 10sec. / 2sec. / portrait1 / portrait2
Shutter Speeds iAuto(2″ – 1/1600) / Program Auto(1″ – 1/1600)
Burst Mode Approx 1 fps at 16.1MP (Maximum 100 shots)
Sweep Panorama Sweep Panorama / Sweep Panorama (360)
Smile Shutter technology Yes
Image Stabilization Optical SteadyShot with Active Mode Image Stabilization
In-Camera Editing Trimming / Red Eye Correction / Unsharp Masking
Intelligent Auto Yes
Shooting Tips Yes
Tracking Focus Off / Auto
Blink Detection Yes
Picture Effects Toy camera / Pop Color / Partial color / Soft High-key
Battery Type Lithium-ion NP-BN 3.6V
Battery Capacity Typical: 2.3Wh (630mAh), minimum: 2.2Wh (600mAh)
Number of Still Images Typical: 2.3Wh (630mAh), minimum: 2.2Wh (600mAh)
Power Consumption (in Operation) Approx. 1.1W
Power Requirements AC 100V to 240V, 50/60 Hz, 2W
Dimensions (W x H x D) 3-3/4 x 2-1/4 x 3/4″ (94 x 56 x 19.1mm)
Weight 4.4 oz. (124g)
Main unit: 3.8 oz. (108g)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W650 Price: ~$138 US

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