Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX100V Review

Overall Score

46

Main Features

  • 16 MP 1/2.3 BSI-CMOS Sensor
  • 27-810 mm (30x) F2.8-5.6 Zoom Lens
  • 100 - 3200 ISO
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • 10 fps continuous shooting
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • Built-In GPS
  • 122 x 87 x 93 mm, 577g.
  • Price Category:
  • Replaced by: Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX100V Overview


First introduced in October, 2011, Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX100V is a 16 MP Compact with a 1/2.3 (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sized BSI-CMOS sensor.

Sony replaced Cyber-shot DSC-HX100V with Sony HX200V. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Sony HX100V with Sony HX200V


Sony HX100V comes with a 6.16 x 4.62 mm BSI-CMOS sensor, which has a diagonal of 7.7 mm (0.3").

- Full Frame
- Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX100V

Sensor resolution of Sony HX100V ~ 4613 x 3468 pixels.

Sony HX100V has Crop Factor: 5.62

The sensor has a surface area of 28.5 mm².

There are approximate 15,997,884 photosites (pixels) on this area.


Proc and Cons of Sony HX100V


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX100V with competitors in small sensor superzoom cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
Tilting Screen
10.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Focus
9 Focus Points
±2 AE Bracketing Range
Optical Image Stabilization
921k dots Screen Resolution
1/4000s Max Shutter Speed
Manual Exposure Mode
5.6 Lens at Tele
27 mm Wide Angle Lens
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No Environmental Sealing
Slow Lens at Wide: F2.8
No Articulating Screen
No AF Face Detection
No External Flash
Slow Lens at Tele: F5.6
Type Scores

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX100V has an Overall Score of 46/100 and ranked #237 out of 802 in Compact cameras, and ranked #602 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Sony HX100V Scores
Imaging score
21
Features score
52
Value for money score
63
Portability score
78
Overall score
46
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 HX100V


Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX100V weighs 577g and has external dimensions of 122 x 87 x 93mm (4.8 x 3.43 x 3.66"). Considering that the average weight of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras is 392g, Sony HX100V is 185 grams more than the average weight of cameras in this category.

Weight Comparison
Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras


Sony HX100V
577g
Average weight
392g
Min weight
136g
Max weight
1415g

Thickness Comparison
Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras


Sony HX100V
93mm
Average Thickness
65mm
Min Thickness
0mm
Max Thickness
181mm

Here is the front and top view image of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX100V with the dimensions:

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX100V

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight Cyber-shot DSC-HX100V Dimensions Cyber-shot DSC-HX100V
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V Sony HX400V 660 g 577 g 130 x 93 x 103 mm 122 x 87 x 93 mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V Sony HX200V 583 g 577 g 122 x 87 x 93 mm 122 x 87 x 93 mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX300 Sony HX300 623 g 577 g 130 x 103 x 93 mm 122 x 87 x 93 mm
Nikon Coolpix P900 Nikon P900 899 g 577 g 140 x 103 x 137 mm 122 x 87 x 93 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 Panasonic FZ200 588 g 577 g 125 x 87 x 110 mm 122 x 87 x 93 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Panasonic FZ1000 831 g 577 g 137 x 99 x 131 mm 122 x 87 x 93 mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 Sony H300 590 g 577 g 130 x 95 x 122 mm 122 x 87 x 93 mm
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Canon SX50 HS 595 g 577 g 123 x 87 x 106 mm 122 x 87 x 93 mm

Specifications of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX100V


General
Brand Sony
Model Cyber-shot DSC-HX100V
Announced October, 2011
Body Type SLR-like (bridge)
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0
Macro Focus Range n/a
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Tilting
Screen Resolution 921k 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 12.70
Flash Modes Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±2 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1/2.3
Sensor Type BSI-CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 6.16 x 4.62 mm
Sensor Area 28.5 mm²
Sensor Resolution 16 MP
Max Image Resolution 4608 x 3456
Max Native ISO 3200
Min Native ISO 100
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Video Formats MPEG-4, AVCHD
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS Built-In
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 577 g
Physical Dimensions 122 x 87 x 93 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Duo/Memory Stick Pro Duo, Memory Stick Pro-HG Duo
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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