Sony Cybershot DSC-HX1

(February 2010)

The Sony Cybershot DSC-HX1 is a superbly specified digital bridge camera, including a megazoom range.

What’s good about the HX1:

  • Very fast burst mode
  • Fantastic flash range
  • Full HD video
  • Sweep panorama feature
  • Price!

What’s disappointing:

  • Image quality slightly on the soft side, at all of ISO range

Our review rating – 69%

Key features:
Megapixels 9.1
Optical Zoom 20x
Wide Angle (35mm equivalent) 28mm
Telephoto (35mm equivalent) 560mm
Continuous shooting (max) 10fps
Built in flash – max range 9.2m
Hot Shoe for external flash? No
Macro minimum 10mm
Raw? No
Video Full HD, 30fps, Widescreen, Stereo
Weight 453g
Other Tilting screen
Sweep Panorama facility
Approx price (incl VAT & delivery) Discontinued – Used models are from £205
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Steve’s Digicams
Digital Camera Review 4.5 stars