The Cybershot has been one of the most successful and one of the most sought after series of digital camera from the house of Sony. Sony still believes that the brand name of Cybershot has got the potential of drawing in huge amount of revenue for the company and hence the company does not seem to stop promoting the Cybershot series, in fact they have come up with a new camera called the Sony DSC HX100V which is a feature-rich ultra-zoom camera, offering 30x optical zoom along with an EVF, an articulated screen and even Sony’s specialized EXMOR-R sensor which claims to provide exceptional performance in low-light situations. The situation somewhat similar to milking your well bread cow for more and revenue one you know that It has the potential. Let us take a look at the device and find out exactly what it has to offer.
However, as far as the review is concerned, we shall first take a look at the specs of the device and then find out exactly how good the device is.
- Lens: 6.17 x 4.55’’ CMOS Sensor with BIONZ Image Processor
- Pixel Count: 16.2 Megapixels
- Optical Zoom: 30x
- Digital Zoom: 7x
- Image stabilizer: Lens Shift
- Shutter Speed: (fastest) 1/4000 (slowest) 30
- Focus: Auto
- Flash: Supported
- Screen Size: 3 inches
- No Touchscreen
It seems to be quite a good device by the look of it however, a camera only shows its real mettle when it is put in the hands of a photographer so let us take a photographers perspective on the device. As far as the features are concerned the camera is a good one, on the optics front it offers 30x optical zoom and 7x digital zoom. The camera features a large and comfortable zoom ring on the lens, but it is interesting to note that the zoom ring electronically controls the movement of the lens. Also, the camera is one of the few in this category that actually provides an EVF. The Camera is built with great quality and the articulated LCD is quite sturdy.
The buttons are well places and had no defects on offer during our hands on experience. The interface is also simple and features almost complete manual controls. The camera also has a dedicated button for video recording a feature that is seen in most of the cameras of the current generation. As far as performance was concerned the camera lived up to both its name and our expectation with giving us one of the best shooting experiences during the day time and an even better one during the night.
As far as our verdict is concerned we would say we have both the thumbs up for the device for anyone who wants an amazing photography experience. Hope you liked the review do not forget to let us know of your experiences about the same in the comments section below.