Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V Review

Overall Score

47

Main Features

  • 18 MP 1/2.3 BSI-CMOS Sensor
  • 25-500 mm (20x) F3.2-5.8 Zoom Lens
  • 100 - 12800 ISO
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • 10 fps continuous shooting
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • Built-In GPS
  • 107 x 62 x 35 mm, 254g.
  • Price Category:
  • Replaced: Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V
  • Replaced by: Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V Overview


First introduced in February, 2012, Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V is a 18 MP Compact with a 1/2.3 (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sized BSI-CMOS sensor. Sony replaced the older Sony HX20V with Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Sony HX30V with Sony HX20V

Sony replaced Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V with Sony HX50V. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Sony HX30V with Sony HX50V


Sony HX30V 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-HX30V

Sensor resolution of Sony HX30V ~ 4892 x 3678 pixels.

Sony HX30V has Crop Factor: 5.62

The sensor has a surface area of 28.5 mm².

There are approximate 17,992,776 photosites (pixels) on this area.


Proc and Cons of Sony HX30V


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V with competitors in small sensor superzoom cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
AF Face Detection
922k dots Screen Resolution
Long Battery Life: 320 shots
Manual Exposure Mode
25 mm Wide Angle Lens
Optical Image Stabilization
12800 Max Native ISO
10.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Focus
3.2 Lens at Wide
9 Focus Points
2 AE Bracketing Range
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
Low Max Shutter Speed: 1/1600s
No Environmental Sealing
No External Flash
Slow Lens at Tele: F5.8
No Articulating Screen
Low Max Shutter Speed: 1/1600s
No Built-in Viewfinder
Slow Lens at Wide: F3.2
Type Scores

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V has an Overall Score of 47/100 and ranked #210 out of 802 in Compact cameras, and ranked #568 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Sony HX30V Scores
Imaging score
23
Features score
55
Value for money score
62
Portability score
94
Overall score
47
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 HX30V


Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V weighs 254g and has external dimensions of 107 x 62 x 35mm (4.21 x 2.44 x 1.38"). Considering that the average weight of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras is 392g, Sony HX30V is 138 grams less than the average weight of cameras in this category. Sony HX30V is less by 6mm more than the average length in Small Sensor Superzoom.

Weight Comparison
Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras


Sony HX30V
254g
Average weight
392g
Min weight
136g
Max weight
1415g

Thickness Comparison
Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras


Sony HX30V
35mm
Average Thickness
65mm
Min Thickness
0mm
Max Thickness
181mm

Here is the front and top view image of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V with the dimensions:

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V Dimensions Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V Sony HX50V 272 g 254 g 108 x 64 x 38 mm 107 x 62 x 35 mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V Sony HX20V 254 g 254 g 107 x 62 x 35 mm 107 x 62 x 35 mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V Sony HX90V 245 g 254 g 102 x 58 x 36 mm 107 x 62 x 35 mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350 Sony WX350 164 g 254 g 96 x 55 x 26 mm 107 x 62 x 35 mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80 Sony HX80 245 g 254 g 102 x 58 x 36 mm 107 x 62 x 35 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 Panasonic ZS50 243 g 254 g 111 x 65 x 34 mm 107 x 62 x 35 mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Sony RX100 III 290 g 254 g 102 x 58 x 41 mm 107 x 62 x 35 mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V Sony HX10V 234 g 254 g 105 x 60 x 34 mm 107 x 62 x 35 mm

Specifications of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V


General
Brand Sony
Model Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V
Announced February, 2012
Body Type Compact
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0
Macro Focus Range 1
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 922k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder None
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 1/1600 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 7.10
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 18 MP
Max Image Resolution 4896 x 3672
Max Native ISO 12800
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 320 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model NP-BG1
Physical
Weight 254 g
Physical Dimensions 107 x 62 x 35 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/Pro-HG Duo
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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