Sony DSC-HX100V mini review

So a week ago I received my Sony DSC-HX100V in the mail and have to say, after to mild usage I am very happy with my purchase. I wanted a versatile camera that could shoot decent in low light, have great Zooming, had GPS, and obviously took great shots, all while not forcing me to lug around a bunch of lenses. The Hx100v fit the bill and I chose it over the Canon SX40, mostly for the GPS, sweep panarama, better reviews and much better LCD.

Some Key specs of the HX100v are :

16mp Backlit CMOS Sensor

30x Zoom

GPS

Sweep Panorama Mode

DSLR like shape and feel

Etc.

What I love:

  • absolutely great looking photos
  • Very Accurate GPS tagging
  • Really great Auto and Intelligent Auto mode
  • Really cool features like HDR and Background Defocus which works fantasically
  • great sharpness
  • movie mode is absolutely great! 1080p with image stabilization, zooming and auto focus
  • really great manual features with ability to create presets
  • amazing macro shots
  • fairly decent in low light
What I don't like:
  • Battery like could be better, I get 2 hours and 40 minutes of usage generally
  • Wish it had some fun features like color swap and color pop like my Canon sx210 has.
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