Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30
Top 45%840 points
Top 45%
Megapixels
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10.91MP - 19.73MP
NaN% of all camerasYes
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megapixels
sensor size
maximum light sensitivity
continuous shooting at high resolution
video recording
longer battery life

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30: 51 facts and highlights

1. megapixels

18.20MP
Panono Camera: 108MP
295
0

2. sensor size

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
6.17 x 4.55mm
Polaroid Snap: 81.2 x 38mm
247
0

3. focus points

The more focus points the more flexibility in picking which part of the scene to focus on. They also give the image sensor a better probability in identifying the right area of the scene to focus on in more automatic modes.
9
Sony Alpha a6500: 425
191
0

4. continuous shooting at high resolution

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
10fps
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II: 60fps
176
0

5. weight

221g
HTC Re: 65.50g
142
0

6. maximum light sensitivity

With a higher light sensitivity (ISO level), the sensor absorbs more light. This can be used to capture moving objects using a fast shutter speed, or to take images in low light without using a flash.
12800ISO
Pentax KP: 819200ISO
127
0

7. video recording

1080 x 60fps
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II: 2160 x 60fps
115
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8. longer battery life

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
320shots
Nikon D3x: 4400shots
114
0

9. Has WiFi

The device can connect to WiFi.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30
34% have it
100
0

10. has a stereo microphone

A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30
48% have it
86
0

11. fastest shutter speed

A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
0s
Canon EOS-1D C: 0s
81
0

12. pixel density

481ppi
Hasselblad Stellar: 544ppi
77
0

13. width

62mm
DxO One: 26.20mm
76
0

14. height

107mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V: 39mm
71
0

15. volume

232.19cm³
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 65.29cm³
71
0

16. thickness

35mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 13mm
70
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17. battery power

960mAh
Samsung Galaxy NX: 4360mAh
69
0

18. resolution

1108 x 831px
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2K + Lumix G Vario 14-42mm/ F3.5-5.6 ASPH./ MEGA O.I.S: 1517 x 1920px
69
0

19. has a microphone in

A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30
23% have it
68
0

20. has built-in optical image stabilization

Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30
46% have it
67
0

21. screen size

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
3"
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2: 4.80"
59
0

22. Can create panoramas in-camera

It allows you to take multiple photos capturing different parts of the scene, and then joins them together into a single photo.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30
36% have it
59
0

23. has GPS

GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30
14% have it
58
0

24. has AF tracking

With AF tracking, once you choose the subject and press the shutter release part way down, as the subject moves, the autofocus will follow it. No more out of focus shots.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30
73% have it
57
0

25. supports AVCHD format

AVCHD (Advanced Video Coding High Definition) is a file-based format for the digital recording and playback of high-definition video. It's a standard popular among professional cameras and camcorders.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30
26% have it
54
0

26. has a flash

A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30
88% have it
51
0

27. shutter lag

The amount of time it takes the camera to take a photo, without having to focus.
0s
Leica M Typ 240: 0s
49
0

28. has manual shutter speed

This allows to manually set the shutter speed.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30
45% have it
48
0

29. number of microphones

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
2
Canon EOS M6: 2
43
0

30. optical zoom

The zoom range is the ratio between the longest and shortest focal lengths. A higher zoom range means that the lens is more versatile.
20x
Nikon Coolpix P900: 83.30x
43
0

31. widest aperture

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.
3.20f
Ricoh GR II: 1f
41
0

32. has a CMOS sensor

CMOS image sensors are slowly replacing CCD sensors, due to reduced power consumption and better image quality. They can be very compact and cost relatively little to produce.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30
67% have it
41
0

33. has a serial shot mode

You can shoot multiple pictures in a row.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30
88% have it
41
0

34. maximum focal length

A longer maximum focal length allows you to focus in on a small part of a scene, and offers a narrower angle of view than shorter focal lengths.
500mm
Nikon Coolpix P900: 2m
39
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35. lenses

A bigger variety of brand lenses means that you have more options and can find one that suits your needs.
1
Nikon D5: 400
38
0

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