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Sony Cybershot DSC-HX1 Digital Camera

9 Megapixels9 MegapixelsUltra-Zoom: At least 10X optical zoom.Ultra-Zoom: At least 10X optical zoom.Electronic View FinderElectronic View FinderStabilization: Compensates for tiny involuntary movements of the camera.Stabilization: Compensates for tiny involuntary movements of the camera.Continuous DriveContinuous Drive720p HD Video: 1280 x 720 resolution or more but less than 1920 x 1080.720p HD Video: 1280 x 720 resolution or more but less than 1920 x 1080.Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Spot MeteringSpot MeteringAccepts Memory Stick Duo memory.Accepts Memory Stick Duo memory.Discontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.Discontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.

Digital Camera Description

The Sony Cybershot DSC-HX1 is a Large Digital Camera with a 1/2.3" sensor. Its 9 Megapixels CMOS sensor offers an ISO 125-3200 sensitivity range which is expandable to ISO 125-3200. With 9 MP of resolution, sharp prints are possible up to at 240 DPI.

A builtin Image Stabilization mechanism allows the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX1 to compensate for camera shake.

This camera features a mechanic shutter that can expose for 1/4000 to 30s. With a fastest shutter-speed of 1/4000, fast action can easily be frozen. Night photography is possible using this digital camera due to its long exposure capability. This camera model offers Full Manual Controls.

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX1

The Sony Cybershot DSC-HX1 features a 9-point Contrast-Detect AF system. Manual Focus is also available.

A single control-dial on this camera makes it easy to use semi-automatic modes by adjusting the current exposure parameter directly This camera does not feature any seals to protect it against adverse weather, dust and moisture. Care must be taken, just like with most electronics. Framing on the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX1 is performed via a 0.20" Built-in EVF with 200K Pixels. This EVF shows 100% coverage.

Model Specifications

BrandSony ModelCybershot DSC-HX1
Sensor 9 Megapixels CMOS Sensor Size 6 x 5mm
Anti-Alias Filter Yes Sensor Aspect 4:3 Aspect-Ratio
Stabilization Built-In Dust-ReductionN / A
Sensitivity ISO 125 - 3200 Shutter-Speed 1/4000 - 30s
Lens28 - 560mm F/2.8 - 5.2 / 8Mininum Focus1cm (w) / 1.5m (t)
ZoomElectronicManual Focus Electronic
Filter Diameter Focus System 9-point Contrast-Detect, Assist-lamp
Viewfinder Type Built-in EVF Viewfinder Size 0.20" EVF 200K Pixels 100% Coverage
Display Attachment Display Size 230K Pixels 3" LCD 100% Coverage
Exposure ModesP, A, T, M Scene Modes14Handheld Twilight, Anti-Motion Blur, Sweep Panorama, Manual Exposure, Aperture Priority, Shutter Speed Priority and Scene Selection such as High Sensitivity, Landscape, Soft Snap, Advanced Sports Shooting, Twilight Portrait, Twilight, Beach, Snow, Firework
MeteringMulti-Segment, Center, Spot Bracketing 3 Shots ±1 EV
Exposure Compensation ±2 EV, 1/3 EV Flash Compensation
White Balance Auto , Presets, Custom White Balance Tuning
Continuous Drive 10 FPS, 10 JPEG Self Timer Yes *2s, 10s
Command Dials 1 DOF Preview No
Protection Dust Reduction No
Digital Level Tripod Mount Yes
Remote Trigger Eye-Start Sensor No
HDR No Orientation Sensor Yes
Interval Timer No Multiple Exposure No
Image Formats JPEG Flash Ports
Built-In Flash Yes, 9.2 - 5.1m (W-T) Flash Sync
Video Capture 1440x1080 @ 30 FPS 16:9 *Anamorphic video capture, output at 1920x1080. Sound Input
Video Format MPEG-4 WiFi No
Memory Memory Stick Duo, Internal Memory GPS No
Battery Lithium-Ion Battery Life 390 *CIPA Standard, 50% flash use.
Introduced 2009-03-02, DiscontinuedYES Construction Standard
Size 115 x 83 x 92mm (W x H x D) Weight 504g

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Sony DSC-HX1 Highlights


Large digital camera

Sensor-Size: 6 x 5mm

1/2.3" Sensor

Actual size when viewed at 100 DPI

9 Megapixels Ultra ZoomISO 125-3200
20X Wide Optical ZoomShutter 1/4000-30s
Built-in StabilizationFull manual controls, including Manual Focus
0.20" Built-in EVF 200K PixelsCustom white-balance
10 FPS Drive, 10 ImagesSpot-Metering
1440x1080 @ 30 FPS Video RecordingLithium-Ion Battery
3" LCD 230K PixelsMemory Stick Duo
Internal Memory
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