Sony Cybershot HX20V camera is a host of user-friendly features including 20x optical/40x Clear Image zoom, 18.2MP Exmor R CMOS sensor, Full 1080/60p HD video..
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What do you want from a point-n-shoot camera that you want carry when you go out on an adventure? At least, you will want that your camera will have long zoom, punchy colors, high quality movie mode and built-in GPS. With the Sony Cyber-shot HX20V digital camera, you can capture the moments and memories you want to preserve forever. The camera is a host of user-friendly features including 20x optical/40x Clear Image zoom, 18.2MP Exmor R CMOS sensor, Full 1080/60p HD video, Optical SteadyShot image stabilization, built-in GPS functionality, 10 fps shooting, Intelligent Scene Recognition mode, 3D Still Image and 3D Sweep Panorama Mode, Smile Shutter, Face Detection, and much more.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V, Image Credit: Sony Store


Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V capture extremely close picture with the ultra stabilized 20X optical or 40X Clear Image zoom on the Sony DSC-HX20V. The camera 18.2 MP camera has Picture Effects, Photo Creativity, 3D Still Image, and 3D Sweep Panorama modes. A built-in GPS lets you share your journeys.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V is available at Best Buy for $397.99.


  • 18.2 Megapixel Exmor R CMOS Image 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. The sensor enables advanced processing that reduces noise levels, resulting in stunning low light images with incredible details.
  • 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, resulting in more realistic, higher-quality images. Clear Image Zoom doubles optical zoom for closer photos.
  • Full HD 1080/60p
    Record crystal clear movies at the highest resolution available with capabilities for 60p in 1080 AVCHD video.1 This provides stunning, fast motion video with less distortion for playback on your HD TV.2 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.3 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. Select camera models have up to nine different effects.
  • 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.
  • 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 showing where they were taken. The logged path and images can also be displayed on Google Earth.
  • Intelligent Scene Recognition (iSCN) Mode
    Intelligent Scene Recognition (iSCN) Mode automatically detects 33 different types of scenes and, within just 1/30th of a second, 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. 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.
  • 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 DSC-HX20V 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.


Imaging Sensor

  • 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 Display

  • 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)


  • Lens Type : Sony G
  • Aperture : f 3.2-5.8
  • Optical Zoom : 20x
  • Clear Image Zoom : 40x
  • Steady Shot Mode:Active : Yes

Drive System

  • 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)

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You can check Google online shop if you are interested to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V.

Source: Sony, Image: CNET

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