Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1 Review

Overall Score

43

Main Features

  • 9 MP 1/2.4 CMOS Sensor
  • 28-560 mm (20x) F2.8-5.2 Zoom Lens
  • 125 - 3200 ISO
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • 10 fps continuous shooting
  • 1440 x 1080 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 115 x 83 x 92 mm, 544g.
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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1 Overview


First introduced in April, 2009, Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1 is a 9 MP Compact with a 1/2.4 (6.104 x 4.578 mm) sized CMOS sensor.


Sony HX1 comes with a 5.90 x 4.43 mm CMOS sensor, which has a diagonal of 7.38 mm (0.29").

- Full Frame
- Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1

Sensor resolution of Sony HX1 ~ 3459 x 2601 pixels.

Sony HX1 has Crop Factor: 5.86

The sensor has a surface area of 26.1 mm².

There are approximate 8,996,859 photosites (pixels) on this area.


Proc and Cons of Sony HX1


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1 with competitors in small sensor superzoom cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
Tilting Screen
1/4000s Max Shutter Speed
Manual Exposure Mode
28 mm Wide Angle Lens
Optical Image Stabilization
10.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Focus
2.8 Lens at Wide
9 Focus Points
2 AE Bracketing Range
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No AF Face Detection
Low Resolution Sensor: 9 MP
Slow Lens at Wide: F2.8
Low Screen Resolution: 230k dots
No Articulating Screen
No Full HD Video
No Environmental Sealing
No External Flash
Slow Lens at Tele: F5.2
Type Scores

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1 has an Overall Score of 43/100 and ranked #307 out of 802 in Compact cameras, and ranked #704 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Sony HX1 Scores
Imaging score
18
Features score
49
Value for money score
39
Portability score
80
Overall score
43
Average Scores in Small Sensor Superzoom
Imaging Score
25
Features Score
51
Value For Money Score
61
Portability Score
85
Overall score
45

Physical Dimensions of Sony HX1


Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1 weighs 544g and has external dimensions of 115 x 83 x 92mm (4.53 x 3.27 x 3.62"). Considering that the average weight of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras is 392g, Sony HX1 is 152 grams more than the average weight of cameras in this category.

Weight Comparison
Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras


Sony HX1
544g
Average weight
392g
Min weight
136g
Max weight
1415g

Thickness Comparison
Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras


Sony HX1
92mm
Average Thickness
65mm
Min Thickness
0mm
Max Thickness
181mm

Here is the front and top view image of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1 with the dimensions:

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight Cyber-shot DSC-HX1 Dimensions Cyber-shot DSC-HX1
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V Sony HX400V 660 g 544 g 130 x 93 x 103 mm 115 x 83 x 92 mm
Fujifilm X-T20 Fujifilm X-T20 383 g 544 g 118 x 83 x 41 mm 115 x 83 x 92 mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 Sony H300 590 g 544 g 130 x 95 x 122 mm 115 x 83 x 92 mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX300 Sony HX300 623 g 544 g 130 x 103 x 93 mm 115 x 83 x 92 mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 Sony RX10 813 g 544 g 129 x 88 x 102 mm 115 x 83 x 92 mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V Sony HX200V 583 g 544 g 122 x 87 x 93 mm 115 x 83 x 92 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 Panasonic FZ200 588 g 544 g 125 x 87 x 110 mm 115 x 83 x 92 mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX100V Sony HX100V 577 g 544 g 122 x 87 x 93 mm 115 x 83 x 92 mm

Specifications of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1


General
Brand Sony
Model Cyber-shot DSC-HX1
Announced April, 2009
Body Type SLR-like (bridge)
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0
Macro Focus Range 1
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Tilting
Screen Resolution 230k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Electronic
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage n/a%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 9
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec
Continuous Shooting 10.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 9.20
Flash Modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye reduction, Slow Sync, Front Curtain, Rear Curtain
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±2 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1/2.4
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 5.90 x 4.43 mm
Sensor Area 26.1 mm²
Sensor Resolution 9 MP
Max Image Resolution 3456 x 2592
Max Native ISO 3200
Min Native ISO 125
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1440 x 1080
Video Formats H.264
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 0 shots
Battery Type
Battery Model NP-FH50
Physical
Weight 544 g
Physical Dimensions 115 x 83 x 92 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type Memory Stick Duo / Pro Duo, Internal
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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