Sony DSC-HX20V Point & Shoot Camera

    Sony DSC-HX20V Point & Shoot Camera  (Brown)

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    • Effective Pixels: 18.2 MP
    • Optical Zoom: 20 | Digital Zoom: 80x
    • Sensor Type: CMOS | LCD Size: 3 inch
    • Max Shutter Speed: 1/1600
    • Auto Focus
    • 2 Years Sony India Warranty and Free Transit insurance
    • 10 Days Replacement Policy
    2 Years Sony India Warranty and Free Transit insurance

    The DSC-HX20V is an advanced CyberShot camera from Sony comes with a 25 mm wide angle Sony G lens with a focal length of 4.45 - 89 mm or a 35 mm equivalent of 25 mm - 500 mm. This highly specialised lens comes with a phenomenal 20x optical zoom capacity along with the further availability of a 40x clear image digital zoom. The camera works through the highly capable Exmor R CMOS image sensor that comes with Extra High Sensitivity technology giving the DSC-HX20V a remarkable optical sensor resolution of 18.2 megapixels.

    The DSC-HX20V sports a slim body which features Sony’s trademark CyberShot design and styling. With a combined weight of 254 g that includes battery and memory stick, this compact digital camera is highly portable and easy to carry along on all your travels. The advent of a powerful BIONZ imaging processor, this CyberShot camera has the ability to record full HD videos with 1920 x 1080 resolution at 60 fps. All the captured images and videos can be viewed on the camera’s 3 inch XtraFine TruBlack LCD display with a brilliant display resolution of 921,600 dots which also doubles as the camera’s live viewfinder.

    Battery and Storage

    Powered by a NP-BG1 rechargeable lithium-ion battery, this camera has the capacity to capture up to 320 shots on a single charge. The memory device on the camera can be accessed through a memory card slot that supports a wide variety of cards that includes Memory Stick Duo/ Pro Duo/ PRO HG Duo, Memory Stick Micro, SD, SDHC, SDXC, Micro SD and Micro SDHC memory card.

    This CyberShot camera works on a high-speed USB 2.0 digital interface which lets you effortlessly transfer all the stored files from the camera’s memory to a PC or a laptop. It also features a HDMI mini connector which allows you to directly connect to an HDTV so you can instantly enjoy all your images and videos at its highest quality.


    The aperture control function lets you adjust the amount of light that passes through the lens of the camera, which on this CyberShot has an available range of f/3.2 - f/5.8. The autofocus function on this camera works using the contrast detection technology that gives the camera a macro focus range of 1 cm that helps you with all your close-up shots.

    The ISO speed or the light sensitivity of the DSC-HX20V has a wide range of ISO 100 all the way up to a colossal ISO 12800. The variety of shutter speeds available on this camera has a highest of 1/1600 sec and a lowest of a very prolonged 30 sec. This CyberShot further increases its low light image capturing capability with a built-in flash unit that has an operational range of 40 cm – 7.1 m (Wide) and 1.7 - 3.9 m (Tele) on auto ISO and 10 m (Wide) - 5.5 m (Tele) on ISO 3200.


    The Sony CyberShot camera comes with a variety of shooting modes and 6 white balance modes which give you a number of pre-programed functions that are tailor-made to work perfectly in very specific situations or conditions. The advent of Optical SteadyShot image stabilizer, the DSC-HX20V lets you capture sharp and blur-free images.

    The built-in flash features Red Eye Reduction which helps capture clear and undisturbed images, irrespective of the available light. The face detection feature automatically finds, focuses and prioritises the clarity of up to 8 faces within the image frame with a special child and adult priority function. This along with a 2 or 10 second self-timer function gives the photographer a great deal of convenience for self-portraits and group shots. The DSC-HX20V is capable is shooting up to 10 fps on the continuous mode which greatly helps while shooting fast moving objects.

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    • Sales Package
      • Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-BG1 / AC Adaptor / Micro USB / Wrist Strap
    • Model Name
      • DSC-HX20V
    • Type
      • Point & Shoot
    • Effective Pixel
      • 18.2 MP
    • Optical Zoom
      • 20
    • Maximum Shutter Speed
      • 1/1600 sec
    Sensor And Sensitivity Features
    • Sensor Type
      • CMOS
    • Sensor Size
      • 1/2.3
    • ISO Rating
      • ISO 100 - 12800 (Auto)
    • Metering
      • Multi Pattern, Center Weighted, Spot
    • Other Sensor Features
      • Exmor CMOS
    Focus Features
    • Auto Focus
      • Yes
    • Manual Focus
      • Yes
    • Digital Zoom
      • 80x
    Lens & Exposure Features
    • Type of Lens
      • Sony G Lens
    • Lens Color Filter
      • Primary (RGB) Color Filter
    • Lens Focal Length
      • 4.45 - 89 mm (35 mm Equivalent to 25 - 500 mm)
    • Aperture Range
      • F3.2 - F5.8
    • Minimum Shutter Speed
      • 30 sec sec
    Modes And Functions
    • Built-in Flash
      • Yes
    • Flash Modes
      • Auto, Flash On, Flash Off, Slow Sync
    • Flash Range
      • 0.4 - 7.1 m (W), 1.7 - 3.9 m (T) (ISO Auto)
    • HD Support
      • Yes
    • Delete Function
      • Yes
    • Self-timer
      • Yes
    • Red Eye Reduction
      • Yes
    • Macro Mode
      • Yes, iAuto AF: 1 cm (W) - 170 cm (T), Program Auto AF: 1 cm (W) - 170 cm (T)
    • Picture Angle
      • 25 mm Wide-angle
    • Other Features
      • High Speed Auto Focus, Blur Free Photos, Full HD Movies, 40x Clear Image Zoom, Photo Creativity (4 Picture Effects Included), LCD Brightness Setting, Bionz Image Processor, Focus Mode: MultiPoint AF, Center Weighted AF, Spot AF, Flexible Spot AF(Tracking Focus, Face Tracking Focus), 2 EV, 1/3 EV Step, Flash Mode: Auto, Slow Synchro, Flash On, Flash Off, Auto Macro, Auto Focus Illuminator, Face Detection: Auto, Off, Child Priority, Adult Priority, Maximum 8 Number Detectable Faces, Standard Dynamic Range Optimiser, Scene Mode: High Sensitivity, Night Scene, Night Portrait, Soft Snap, Landscape, Beach, Snow, Fierworks, Advanced Sports Shooting, Gourmet, Pet, Soft Skin, Handheld Twilight, Anti Motion Blur, Backlight Correction HDR, 3D Still Image, Steadyshot Inside Camera, 3D Sweep Multi Angle, Picture Effect: HDR Painting, Rich-tone Monochrome, Miniature, Top Camera, Pop Color, Patial Color, Soft Hight Key, Water Color, Illustration, Battery Life: 320 Shots / 160 Mins, Still Image Recording During Movie, Smile Shutter, Grid Line, In-Camera Guide, Retouch: Trimming, Red-eye Correction, Unsharp Masking, Still Image Capture From Movie, Date View, Slideshow with Music, 3D Viewing Mode, Control for HDMI, Wind Noise Reduction, Histogram Indicator, Mode Dial, Movie Slideshow, Slideshow Effects: Simple, Nostalgic, Stylish, Active, Simple, Download Music, Auto Image Rotation, Playback Self-recorded Movies, 4 Slideshow Music Tones, Blink Detection, 4 Aspheric Elements, Protect Function, Burst Mode (10 fps at 18.2 megapixel), Dual Record
    • White Balancing
      • Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Flash, One Push, One Push Set, White Balance Shift
    • Shooting Modes
      • Superior Auto, Intelligent Auto, Easy Shooting, Program Auto, Movie Mode, Panorama, Scene Selection, Picture Effect, 3D, Background Defocus, Intelligent Sweep Panorama, Manual Exposure
    • Auto Mode
      • Yes
    Audio And Video Features
    • Video Format
      • AVCHD, AVC MP4
    • Audio Format
      • AC3
    Image Features
    • Image Sizing
      • 4896 x 3672 (18 M)
    • Image Format
      • JPEG, DCF, DPOF
    • Image Stabilizer
      • Yes
    • Aspect Ratio
      • 4:3, 16:9
    • Face Detection
      • Yes
    • Continuous Shots
      • Yes, 10 fps
    • Other Resolution Features
      • 3648 x 2736 (10 M), 640 x 480 (VGA), 1920 x 1080 (16:9), 4896 x 2752 (16:9), 2D Panorama: 10480 x 4096 (HR), 7152 x 1080, 4912 x 1920 (W), 4912 x 1080, 3424 x 1920 (Standard), 3D Panorama: 7152 x 1080, 4912 x 1920 (W), 4912 x 1080, 3424 x 1920 (Standard), 1920 x 1080 (2 M), Sweep Multi Angle: 1920 x 1080 (2 M)
    Storage & Power Features
    • Upgradable Memory
      • Yes
    • Card Type
      • Memory Stick Duo / Memory Stick PRO Duo / Memory Stick PRO HG Duo / SD / SDHC / SDXC / Memory Stick Micro / Memory Stick Micro (Mark2) / Micro SD Memory Card / Micro SDHC Memory Card
    • Power Supply
      • AC Adapter
    • Battery Type
      • Lithium Battery
    Connectivity & Display Features
    • GPS
      • Yes
    • USB
      • Hi-Speed USB 2.0
    • HDMI
      • Micro HDMI
    • Display Size
      • 3 inch
    • LCD Display
      • XtraFine TruBlack LCD
    • LCD Display Image Resolution
      • 921,600 dots
    • LCD Display Video Resolution
      • 1920 x 1080
    Additional Features
    • Wide Angle
      • Yes
    • Microphone
      • Stereo
    • Red Eye Reduction
      • Yes
    • Supported Languages
      • 19
    • Camera Body Weight
      • 254 g
    • Dimensions
      • 106.6 (W) x 61.9 (H) x 34.6 (D) mm
    • Warranty Summary
      • 2 Years Sony India Warranty and Free Transit insurance
    Ratings and Reviews
    26 Ratings &
    3 Reviews
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    • 3
    • 2
    • 1

    Midrange - Near DSLR easy to use at 3rd PLACE

    Affordable price
    Near DSLR outputs
    Extremely Easy to use
    Wide range of scene selection & operating modes
    Intelligent Auto mode is excellent for first time users
    HD Video recording is awesome with stereo
    Slow sync flash mode takes superb pics even in dark light
    Built in adjustments lets you take pics in modes like toy cam, vivid,water color etc....which is very handy and avoids photoshop edits
    3D Images are just easy clicks
    Panaroma sweep angle photos are amazing
    GPRS puts date time and ...

    Rebekah Dixon

    Certified Buyer

    14 Jul, 2012

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    Good Camera But Weird Design of Flash

    Everything is good ..except the pop up flash...looks like the flash gets pop up from the place where we usually hold the one may find his or her left hand loosing grip of the camera if flash ops out.....very annoying...
    A built in flash would have been a great design...

    Gurpal singh

    Certified Buyer

    30 Nov, 2012

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    A remarkable point and shoot camera in the market

    I am using this camera for 10 months. The experience is quiet above of the satisfactory.
    It's manual controls are above expectation level in this range, and a strong point of it in the competition with the others. Photo quality is beyond questionable. I got near about DSLR quality image in controlled (lighting, positions, time, exposures in control) situation. Display is awesome.
    It fits in your pocket well (but don't keep it in a tight compact situation because if any damage takes place then...

    Soumya Mukhopadhyay

    Certified Buyer

    21 Aug, 2013

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