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Sony Cybershot DSC-HX30V Digital Camera

18 Megapixels18 MegapixelsUltra-Zoom: At least 10X optical zoom.Ultra-Zoom: At least 10X optical zoom.High ISO: ISO 6400 or more is available at full-resolution.High ISO: ISO 6400 or more is available at full-resolution.Stabilization: Compensates for tiny involuntary movements of the camera.Stabilization: Compensates for tiny involuntary movements of the camera.Continuous DriveContinuous DriveFull 1080p HD Video: 1920 x 1080 resolution or more but less than 4K.Full 1080p HD Video: 1920 x 1080 resolution or more but less than 4K.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 MeteringBuilt-In GPSBuilt-In GPSAccepts Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), SDHC and SD memory.Accepts Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), SDHC and SD memory.Accepts 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-HX30V is a Compact Digital Camera with a 1/2.3" sensor. Its 18 Megapixels CMOS sensor offers an ISO 100-12800 sensitivity range which is expandable to ISO 100-12800. This makes it possible to shoot hand-held in relatively low-light. With 18 MP of resolution, sharp prints are possible up to at 240 DPI.

A builtin Image Stabilization mechanism allows the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX30V to compensate for camera shake.

This camera features a mechanic shutter that can expose for 1/1600 to 30s. With a fastest shutter-speed of 1/1600, fast action cannot 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-HX30V

The Sony Cybershot DSC-HX30V features a Contrast-Detect AF system. Autofocus can continuously adjust according to subject distance. A Real-Time Autofocus Tracking System allows focus to follow a moving subject within the frame.

Although this camera offers full manual controls, it does not have any control-dials to change exposure parameters 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. There is no viewfinder on the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX30V and no provision to add one.

Model Specifications

BrandSony ModelCybershot DSC-HX30V
Sensor 18 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 100 - 12800 Shutter-Speed 1/1600 - 30s
Lens25 - 500mm F/3.2 - 5.8Mininum Focus1cm (w) / 1.7m (t)
ZoomElectronicManual FocusN / A
Filter Diameter Focus System Contrast-Detect, Assist-lamp *Tracking AF-C
Viewfinder Type None Viewfinder Size
Display Attachment Fixed Display Size 920K Pixels 3" LCD 100% Coverage
Exposure ModesP, M Scene Modes13High Sensitivity, Soft, Soft Skin, Landscape, Night Portrait, Night, Gourmet, Beach, Snow, Fireworks, Pet, Advanced Sports, Sweep Panorama
MeteringMulti-Segment, Center-Weighed, Spot Bracketing
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 DOF Preview No
Protection Dust Reduction No
Digital Level Tripod Mount Yes
Remote Trigger WiFi Eye-Start Sensor No
HDR Yes Orientation Sensor Yes
Interval Timer No Multiple Exposure No
Image Formats JPEG Flash Ports
Built-In Flash Yes, 7.1 - 3.9m (W-T) Flash Sync
Video Capture 1920x1080 @ 60 FPS 16:9 Sound Input
Video Format AVCHD WiFi Yes
Memory Secure Digital Extended Capacity, Memory Stick Duo, Internal Memory GPS Position, Orientation
Battery Lithium-Ion Battery Life 320 *CIPA Standard, 50% flash use.
Introduced 2012-02-28, DiscontinuedYES Construction Standard
Size 107 x 62 x 35mm (W x H x D) Weight 254g

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Sony DSC-HX30V Highlights


Compact digital camera

Sensor-Size: 6 x 5mm

1/2.3" Sensor

Actual size when viewed at 100 DPI

18 Megapixels Travel ZoomISO 100-12800
20X Ultra-Wide Optical ZoomShutter 1/1600-30s
Built-in StabilizationFull manual controls
10 FPS Drive, 10 ImagesCustom white-balance
1920x1080 @ 60 FPS Video RecordingSpot-Metering
3" LCD 920K PixelsLithium-Ion Battery
Secure Digital Extended Capacity
Memory Stick Duo
Internal Memory
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