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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V 18.2 MP 20x Optical Zoom Geotagging Ultrazoom Camera

Item # SNDSCHX20V (Part # DSC-HX20V/B)
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Item Description:
  • 18.2 Megapixels Ultra HD
  • 20x Optical Zoom
  • 3D Sweep Panorama Mode
  • Full HD 1080 Video
  • Shoot 10 Frames per Second
  • Dual record movies and stills
  • Get extremely close with the ultra-stabilized 20X optical/40X Clear Image zoom on the Sony DSC-HX20V, and capture detailed pictures and Full HD 1080/60p videos with its 18.2MP sensor. Picture Effects, Photo Creativity, 3D Still Image, and 3D Sweep Panorama modes expand creative options, and a built-in GPS lets you share your journeys.


    • Capture 18.2MP ultra-high definition images even in low-light
    • High speed AF improves focus speed, even in low-light
    • Get very close with 20x optical/40x Clear Image zoom
    • Full HD 1080/60i with dual record of stills and movies
    • Active 3-Way stabilization improves video stability
    • GPS and Compass record shot location & direction
    • Capture the decisive moment with up to 10fps
    • 3D Still Image and 3D Sweep Panoramamode3
    • Picture Effect for more expressive photos
    • Photo Creativity allows easy photo adjustments
    • Background Defocus highlights your subject like a DSLR
    • Superior Auto; awesome shots, automatically
    • Face Detection and Smile Shuttertechnologies
    • Anti Blink, Face Priority and Red Eye Reduction functions
    • Soft Skin mode reduces visible blemishes, and wrinkles
    • iSCN detects 33 scene conditions and adjusts camera settings
    • Natural Flash corrects color balance for lifelike shots
    • Motion Detection suppresses blur in people and other subjects
    • Sweep Multi Angle technology for 3D-like view on the camera?s LCD


    18.2MP Exmor R CMOS 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. An advanced BIONZ processor rapidly analyzes the Extra-High Sensitivity data from the sensor, and activates By-Pixel Super Resolution technologies to reduce noise levels up to 6X compared to previous CMOS sensors, resulting in stunning low light images with incredible details.

    High speed AF

    To improve focusing speed and sensitivity, the Exmor R CMOS sensor uses its rapid throughput to deliver high-quality image signals to the camera?s BIONZ processor. The result is fast, DSLR-like focusing speeds, even in low light.

    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 60i in 1080 AVCHDvideo.  This provides stunning, fast motion video with less distortion for playback on your HD TV. With dual record of stills and movies, you can shoot both at the same time.

    Optical SteadyShotimage stabilization with 3-way Active Mode

    Optical SteadyShotimage stabilization reduces shake and blur by countering camera movements in both horizontal and vertical directions. Active 3-Way stabilization adds digital rolling control that counters clockwise and anti-clockwise rotation, resulting in more stable videos even at long focal lengths.

    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.

    Capture the decisive moment with up to 10fps

    Capture full 18.2 megapixel resolution images at up to 10 frames per second, helping to ensure that the decisive moment is captured such as the soccer ball flying into the goal. In addition, a mechanical shutter helps reduce distortion when continuously shooting moving subjects.

    3D Still Image and 3D Sweep Panoramamode

    Produce awe-inspiring images with 3D Still Image and 3D Sweep Panoramacapabilities.3 Photos will take on a new dimension of creative capabilities for viewing the world in a whole new way.

    Picture Effect

    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.

    Photo Creativity

    Photo Creativity allows you to fine-tune your exposure settings, such as brightness, color, and vividness, and quickly choose the right enhancement for your subject. Now you can view Picture Effects and Photo Creativity effects in real time on the camera?s monitor or in the viewfinder before shooting.

    Background Defocus

    DSLR photographs are often beautiful because they blur the background, putting the emphasis on the subject. Now our point-and-shoot cameras can deliver this signature DSLR benefit. The system takes two shots, identifies the background and applies a defocused background keeping the subject crisp and clear

    Superior Auto mode

    Get cleaner, more dynamic pictures and fewer missed shots. The camera automatically recognizes the correct scene mode, then quickly shoots and combines up to six shots to produce images with greater clarity, optimum dynamic range using Backlight Correction HDR technology and lower image noise using 6 shots layering technology. Superior Auto intelligently detects 33 scenes for still images and 44 scenes for movies, making it easy to get the best shot.

    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.

    Smile Shutter technology

    Smile Shutter technology captures a smile the moment it happens. Simply press the Smile Shutter button and the camera does the rest. You can also select adult and child priority and indicate the degree of Smile Detection sensitivity. Intelligent Scene Recognition can be used together with Smile Shutter mode when the Intelligent Auto mode is on. This means that beautiful smiles can be captured with settings optimized for the particular scene, even in difficult conditions such as twilight and backlighting.

    Anti-blink Function

    It?s frustrating to capture the perfect shot, only to review it later and discover subjects blinked during the photo. The Anti-blink function works to help counter blinking and squinting. When the camera is set to Soft Snap, the Anti-blink function captures two images, recording only the photo with less squinting. If a blink is detected in other shooting modes, a warning will be displayed after you take the shot.

    Soft Skin mode

    Portrait subjects will love the results. Soft Skin mode recognizes skin tones and reduces the appearance of blemishes and wrinkles without affecting the rest of the shot.

    Intelligent Scene Recognition Mode

    Intelligent Scene Recognition (iSCN) Mode automatically detects 33 different types of scenes for photos and 44 scenes for videos and 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.

    Natural Flash

    Conventional point-and-shoot camera flash shots just don't capture colors the way the eye sees them. Natural Flash controls the white balance of both the background and main subjects.

    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 Anglemode

    In Sweep Multi Anglemode, the camera 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.




    Camera Type: High Zoom


    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



    Media Type: optional ?Memory Stick Duo? (No movie recording), optional ?Memory Stick PRO Duo? (Mark 2 only for movie recording), optional ?Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo?, optional SD Memory Card (Class 4 or higher), optional SDHC Memory Card (Class 4 or higher), optional SDXC Memory Card (Class 4 or higher)

    Still Image Max Effective Resolution: Approx. 18.2 Megapixels

    Still Image Size 16:9: 13M(4,896?2,752) / 2M(1,920 x 1,080)

    Still Image Size 4:3: 18M(4,896?3,672) / 10M(3,648 x 2,736) / 5M(2,592 x 1,944) / VGA

    Panorama Still Image Size: Sweep Panorama:HR(10,480 x 4,096) / Wide(7,152 x 1,080/4,912 x 1,920) / Standard(4,912 x 1,080/3,424 x 1,920)

    Sweep Multi Angle Image Size: 2M (1,920 x 1,080)

    Video Mode: AVCHD 60i:28M PS(1,920?1,080/60p)/24M FX/17M FH(1,920?1,080/60i)/9M HQ(1,440?1,080/60i),MP4:12M(1,440?1,080/30fps)/6M(1,280?720/30fps)/3M VGA(640?480/30fps)

    Photo Capture from Movie: Yes

    Dual Record: Yes

    Audio Format: AC3 (Stereo)

    Microphone/Speaker: Stereo/mono

    Wind Noise Reduction: Off/on



    Lens Type: Sony G

    Aperture: f 3.2-5.8

    Optical Zoom: 20x

    Focal Length (35mm equivalent): Still 16:9: 27.5-550mm / Still 4:3: 25-500mm / Movie 16:9: 27.5-550mm(SteadyShot Standard), 28-784mm(SteadyShot Active) / Movie 4:3: 34-680mm(SteadyShot Standard), 35-980mm(SteadyShot Active)

    Lens Construction: 12 elements in 9 groups

    Minimum Focus Distance: iAuto:AF(W:Approx.1cm(0.03') to Infinity, T:Approx.170cm(5.58') to Infinity) / Program Auto:AF(W:Approx.1cm(0.03') to Infinity, T:Approx.170cm(5.58') to Infinity)

    Aspheric Elements: 4

    Clear Image Zoom: 40x

    Steady Shot Mode:Active: Yes


    LCD Display

    LCD Type: 3.0? Xtra Fine LCDTruBlackdisplay (921K dots)

    Brightness Control: 5(Bright) / 4 / 3(Normal) / 2 / 1(Dark)

    Histogram: Yes

    Grid Display: Yes (Off / On)


    Focus Control

    AF Modes: Multi Point AF / Center Weighted AF / Flexible Spot AF / Manual / Semi Manual / Tracking Focus / Face Tracking Focus

    AF Illuminator: Auto / Off


    Exposure System

    Metering Modes: Multi Pattern / Center Weighted / Spot

    Exposure Compensation: Plus / Minus 2.0EV, 1 / 3EV step

    Scene Mode(s): High Sensitivity / Soft snap / Soft Skin / Landscape / Night Portrait / Night Scene / Handheld Twilight / Gourmet / Beach / Snow / Fireworks /Pet mode /Anti-motion blur / Backlight Correction HDR / Advanced sports shooting

    D-Range Optimizer: Standard

    ISO: Auto / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400 / 12800

    White Balance Mode: Auto (Intelligent) / Daylight / Cloudy / Fluorescent 1 (White Fluorescent Lighting) / Fluorescent 2 (Natural White Fluorescent Lighting) / Fluorescent 3 (Day White Fluorescent Lighting) / Incandescent / Flash / One Push, One Push Set / White Balance Shift


    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)



    Flash Modes: Auto / Flash On / Slow Synchro / Flash Off

    Flash Coverage: ISO Auto: Approx.0.4m to 7.1m(1 feet 3 3/4 inches to 23 feet 3 5/8 inches)(W) / Approx.1.7m to 3.9 m(5feet 7 inches to 12 feet 9 5/8 inches)(T), ISO3200: up to Approx.10.0 m(32 feet 9 3/4 inches)(W) / Approx.5.5 m(18 feet 5/8 inches)(T)


    Convenience Features

    Red-Eye Reduction: Auto / On / Off

    Erase/Protect: Erase: Single / Select / Date / Folder / AVCHD, Protect: Single / Select / Date / Folder / AVCHD


    Advanced Features

    Anti Motion Blur: Yes

    Sweep Panorama: Intelligent Sweep Panorama / 3D Sweep Panorama

    Face Detection: 8 Faces (Auto / Off / Child Priority / Adult Priority / Key Selected Face Memory)

    Smile Shuttertechnology: Yes

    Image Stabilization: Optical SteadyShotwith 3-way Active Mode Image Stabilization

    In-Camera Editing: Trimming / Red Eye Correction / Unsharp Masking

    Intelligent Auto: Yes

    Shooting Tips: Yes

    Background Defocus: Yes

    Tracking Focus: Off / Auto

    Blink Detection: Yes

    Photo Creativity: Yes

    Picture Effects: HDR Painting / Richtone Monochrome / Miniature / Toy camera / Pop Color / Partial Color / Soft High-key / Watercolor / Illustration



    Memory Card Slot: MS Duo and SD/SDHC/SDXC Compatible

    HD Output: Micro HDMI

    USB Port(s): Micro USB, Hi-Speed USB(USB2.0)

    TransferJet: Send: Yes, Receive: Yes


    Weights and Measurements

    Dimensions (Approx.): 4 1/4" x 2 1/2" x 1 3/8" (106.6mm x 61.9mm x 34.6mm)

    Weight (Approx.): 9.0oz (254g)

    Weight(Approx) (Main unit only): 2.7oz (221g)



    Battery Type: LITHIUM ION NP-BG1 3.6V

    Battery Capacity: typical:3.4Wh(960mAh), minimum:3.3Wh(910mAh)

    Power Consumption (in Operation): Approx. 1.1W

    Power Requirements: AC 100V to 240V, 50/60 Hz, 70mAh


    Battery (NP-BG1)
    AC Adaptor ACUB10
    Micro USB Cable
    Wrist Strap
    Instruction Manual
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