Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V comparison

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V
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Sony Cyber-shot HX50V (Black)

Sony Cyber-shot HX50V (Black)
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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300 (Black)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300 (Black)
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS30 (Black)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS30 (Black)
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Canon PowerShot SX280 HS (Red)

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS (Red)
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Price $560 at 1 store $318 to $449 at 7 stores $199 to $376 at 2 stores $590 at 1 store
CNET editors' rating
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.2 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.2 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.7 (3.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 5.0 stars out of 4 reviews 4.0 stars out of 2 reviews 0 stars No reviews, write one! 3.5 stars out of 2 reviews 1.0 stars out of 1 review
Release date February 29, 2012 April 22, 2013 February 28, 2013 March 19, 2013 March 27, 2013
The Bottom Line The feature-rich Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V has a great mix of speed and photo quality. Sony's Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V is an excellent compact megazoom suitable for snapshooters and enthusiasts, though the latter might be turned off by some aspects of the camera. If you miss having a zoom lens, but don't want to add too much bulk and weight to your travels, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300 is a very good choice. A fully loaded travel zoom that's fun to use, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS30 has a lot to offer both advanced and casual snapshooters. Wi-Fi connectivity and a new processor help make Canon's PowerShot SX280 HS one of the top compact megazooms available. But you'd better load up on batteries.

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Flash Memory - Integrated
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Type TFT active matrix
LCD display - 3 in
Info unavailable LCD display - 3 in
LCD display - 3 in
LCD display - 3 in
Dimensions (W x D x H) 4.2 in x 1.4 in x 2.4 in
Info unavailable 3.8 in x 1 in x 2.2 in
4.3 in x 1.1 in x 2.3 in
4.2 in x 1.3 in x 2.5 in
Lens System 20 x x Zoom lens - 4.45 mm - 89 mm - F/3.2-5.8 G
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20 x x
Zoom lens - 4.3 mm - 86 mm - F/3.5-6.5 G
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Zoom lens - 4.3 mm - 86 mm - F/3.3-6.4
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Zoom lens - 4.5 mm - 90 mm - F/3.5-6.8
Optical sensor type Exmor R CMOS
Exmor R CMOS
Exmor R CMOS
MOS
CMOS
Light sensitivity ISO 3200
ISO 1600
ISO 800
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ISO 200
ISO 6400
ISO 12800
ISO 400
ISO auto
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ISO 80-1600
ISO auto (80-12800)
ISO auto (1600-6400)
ISO 3200
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ISO 6400
ISO 400
ISO auto
ISO 3200
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ISO 80
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ISO auto
Digital zoom Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 4 x
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Video capture AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 -
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H.264 - 1440 x 1080 -
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MJPEG - 640 x 480 -
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Battery technology Lithium ion
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Weight 7.8 oz
Info unavailable 4.9 oz
6.1 oz
7.4 oz
Product Type Digital camera - Compact
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Digital camera - Compact
Digital camera - Compact
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