Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1 Specifications

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1

Part Number: DSC-HX1 (Reviewed) Released: April 29, 2009

General

  • Depth
    3.6 in
  • Sensor Resolution
    9.1 Megapixel
  • Optical Sensor Type
    Exmor CMOS
  • Total Pixels
    10300000 pixels
  • Effective Sensor Resolution
    9100000 pixels
  • Optical Sensor Size
    1/2.4"
  • Digital Zoom
    2 x
  • Image Processor
    BIONZ
  • System
    TTL contrast detection
  • Auto Focus Points (Zones) Qty
    9
  • Face Detection Detalis
    Adult Priority, Blink Detection technology, Child Priority, Smile Capture, Smile Shutter
  • Digital Video Format
    H.264
  • Image Recording Format
    JPEG
  • Max Video Resolution
    1440 x 1080
  • Interfaces Provided
    HDMI, USB 2.0, composite video/audio
  • Manufacturer
    Sony

Exposure & White Balance

  • Light Sensitivity
    ISO 125, ISO 1600, ISO 200, ISO 3200, ISO 400, ISO 800, ISO auto (125-3200)
  • Exposure Metering
    center-weighted, multi-segment, spot
  • Exposure Modes
    aperture-priority, automatic, manual, program, shutter-priority
  • Shooting Programs
    advanced sports, portrait mode, soft snap, twilight mode, twilight portrait, back light, backlight portrait, beach/snow, fireworks, gourmet, high sensitivity, landscape, macro
  • Special Effects
    Black & White, partial color, radial blur, unsharp masking, Color Filter, Fisheye, Retro, Sepia, Soft Focus, Vivid, cross filter, happy face
  • White Balance
    automatic, custom, presets
  • White Balance Presets
    cloudy, daylight, flash, fluorescent light (cool white), fluorescent light (daylight), fluorescent light (warm white), incandescent
  • Max Shutter Speed
    1/4000 sec
  • Min Shutter Speed
    30 sec
  • Exposure Compensation
    ±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps
  • Auto Exposure Bracketing
    3 steps in 1/3, 2/3 or 1 EV steps
  • White Balance Bracketing
    Yes

Camera Flash

  • Type
    pop-up flash
  • Effective Flash Range
    1 ft - 30 ft : ISO auto
    1.6 ft - 16.7 ft : ISO auto
  • Red Eye Reduction
    Yes
  • Features
    AF illuminator, flash +/- compensation
  • Flash Modes
    auto mode, fill-in mode, flash OFF mode, red-eye reduction, slow synchro

Display

  • Display Format
    230,400 pixels
  • Display Form Factor
    folding

Environmental Parameters

  • Min Operating Temperature
    32 °F
  • Max Operating Temperature
    104 °F

Lens System

  • Type
    20 x zoom lens - 5 - 100 mm - f/2.8-5.2
  • Optical Zoom
    20 x
  • Lens Aperture
    f/2.8-5.2
  • Min Focal Length
    5 mm
  • Max Focal Length
    100 mm
  • Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera
    28 m
  • Min Focus Distance
    0.4 in
  • Macro Focus Range
    0.4 in
  • Focus Adjustment
    automatic, manual
  • Zoom Adjustment
    motorized drive
  • Group Qty
    10
  • Element Qty
    13
  • Features
    ED glass, aspherical lens

Memory / Storage

  • Supported Memory Cards
    Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo
  • Video Capture
    H.264 - 1440 x 1080 - 30 fps - 12Mbps
    H.264 - 1440 x 1080 - 30 fps - 7Mbps
    H.264 - 1280 x 720 - 30 fps - 6Mbps
    H.264 - 640 x 480 - 30 fps - 3Mbps

Viewfinder

  • Viewfinder Type
    electronic
  • Viewfinder Color Support
    color
  • Viewfinder Diagonal Size
    0.2 in
  • Viewfinder Resolution
    201000 pixels
  • Viewfinder Type
    Electronic - electronic
  • Viewfinder Diagonal Size (metric)
    0.5 cm

Additional Features

  • Continuous Shooting Speed
    10 frames per second
  • Self Timer Delay
    10 sec, 2 sec
  • Features
    1080p Full HD movie recording, built-in speaker, camera orientation detection, cropping an image, date/time stamp, digital image rotation, digital noise reduction, face detection, histogram display, in-camera red-eye fix, resizing an image, Dynamic Range Optimizer, saturation control, sharpness control, Intelligent Scene Recognition (iSCN), RGB primary color filter, Sweep Panorama technology, audio recording, auto power save, automatic display brightness adjustment, built-in help guide

Connections

  • Memory Card Slot
    Memory Stick PRO Duo card
  • Type
    DC power input, HDMI output, USB 2.0, component video output, composite video/audio output
  • Qty
    1, 1, 1, 1, 1

Shutter

  • Max Shutter Speed
    1/4000 sec
  • Min Shutter Speed
    30 sec

Microphone

  • Microphone Operation Mode
    stereo

Software

  • Type
    Drivers & Utilities, Sony Picture Motion Browser

Battery

  • Battery Type
    Sony NP-FH50
  • Details
    1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery ( included )
  • Battery Form Factor
    manufacturer specific
  • Manufacturer Battery Name
    Sony NP-FH50
  • Run Time (Up To)
    195 min

System Requirements for PC Connection

  • Operating System Support
    Apple Mac OS 9.1, Apple Mac OS 9.2, Apple Mac OS X 10.1 - 10.5, MS Windows Vista SP1, MS Windows XP SP3
  • Peripheral Devices
    CD-ROM drive, USB port

Header

  • Brand
    Sony
  • Product Line
    Sony Cyber-shot
  • Model
    DSC-HX1
  • Packaged Quantity
    1

Video Input

  • Type
    digital camera
  • Digital Camera Type
    compact
  • Continuous Shooting Speed
    10 frames per second
  • Light Sensitivity
    ISO 125, ISO 1600, ISO 200, ISO 3200, ISO 400, ISO 800, ISO auto (125-3200)
  • ISO (Max)
    3200
  • Digital Zoom
    2 x
  • Digital Video Format
    H.264
  • Image Recording Format
    JPEG
  • Max Video Resolution
    1440 x 1080
  • Interfaces Provided
    HDMI, USB 2.0, composite video/audio
  • Image Processor
    BIONZ
  • Special Effects
    Black & White, partial color, radial blur, unsharp masking, Color Filter, Fisheye, Retro, Sepia, Soft Focus, Vivid, cross filter, happy face
  • Face Detection
    Yes
  • Face Detection Detalis
    Adult Priority, Blink Detection technology, Child Priority, Smile Capture, Smile Shutter
  • Self Timer Delay
    10 sec, 2 sec
  • Image Stabilizer
    optical (Steady Shot)
  • Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer
    Yes
  • Features
    1080p Full HD movie recording, built-in speaker, camera orientation detection, cropping an image, date/time stamp, digital image rotation, digital noise reduction, face detection, histogram display, in-camera red-eye fix, resizing an image, Dynamic Range Optimizer, saturation control, sharpness control, Intelligent Scene Recognition (iSCN), RGB primary color filter, Sweep Panorama technology, audio recording, auto power save, automatic display brightness adjustment, built-in help guide

Optical System

  • Image Stabilizer
    optical (Steady Shot)

Exposure Parameters

  • Exposure Metering
    center-weighted, multi-segment, spot
  • Exposure Compensation
    ±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps
  • Exposure Modes
    aperture-priority, automatic, manual, program, shutter-priority
  • Auto Exposure Bracketing
    3 steps in 1/3, 2/3 or 1 EV steps
  • Shooting Programs
    advanced sports, portrait mode, soft snap, twilight mode, twilight portrait, back light, backlight portrait, beach/snow, fireworks, gourmet, high sensitivity, landscape, macro

White Balance

  • White Balance
    automatic, custom, presets
  • White Balance Presets
    cloudy, daylight, flash, fluorescent light (cool white), fluorescent light (daylight), fluorescent light (warm white), incandescent
  • White Balance Bracketing
    Yes

Auto Focus

  • System
    TTL contrast detection
  • Auto Focus Points (Zones) Qty
    9

Dimensions & Weight

  • Width
    4.5 in
  • Height
    3.3 in
  • Weight
    15.98 oz

Optical Sensor

  • Sensor Resolution
    9.1 pixels
  • Optical Sensor Type
    Exmor CMOS
  • Optical Sensor Size
    1/2.4"
  • Optical Sensor Size (metric)
    7.6 mm ( 1/2.4" )
  • Total Pixels
    10300000 pixels
  • Effective Sensor Resolution
    9100000 pixels

Camera Display

  • Type
    LCD display
  • Display Form Factor
    folding
  • Diagonal Size
    3 in
  • Diagonal Size (metric)
    7.6 cm
  • Display Format
    230,400 pixels
  • Features
    contrast control

Service & Support

  • Type
    1 year warranty

Service & Support Details

  • Type
    limited warranty
  • Service Included
    parts and labor
  • Full Contract Period
    1 year

Camera Memory

  • Memory Card Slot
    Memory Stick PRO Duo card
  • Supported Memory Cards
    Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo

Camera Specifications

  • Print Standard
    DPOF support, Exif Print support, PRINT Image Matching, PictBridge support, direct print

Flash Range Details

  • Min Shooting Distance
    1 ft, 1.6 ft
  • Max Shooting Distance
    16.7 ft, 30 ft
  • Sensitivity
    ISO auto, ISO auto

Main Features

  • Image stabilizer feature
    Optical stabilization helps prevent blurry pictures, especially for handheld cameras at slow shutter speeds or when using high optical zoom. This camera utilizes built-in Super SteadyShot stabilization to assist in taking sharper pictures.

Still Image Storage Capacity

  • Image Resolution
    1920 x 1080, 2048 x 1536, 2592 x 1944, 3456 x 1944, 3456 x 2304, 3456 x 2592, 640 x 480
  • Still Image Format
    JPEG, JPEG, JPEG, JPEG, JPEG, JPEG, JPEG

Video Capture

  • Digital Video Format
    H.264, H.264, H.264, H.264
  • Image Resolution
    1280 x 720, 1440 x 1080, 1440 x 1080, 640 x 480
  • Frame Rate
    30 frames per second, 30 frames per second, 30 frames per second, 30 frames per second
  • Bitrate
    12Mbps, 3Mbps, 6Mbps, 7Mbps

Audio Input

  • Microphone Operation Mode
    stereo

Supported Battery Details

  • Quantity
    1
  • Details
    Li-ion rechargeable battery
  • Included
    included

General

  • Manufacturer
    Sony
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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1

Part Number: DSC-HX1 Released: Apr 29, 2009

MSRP: $499.99

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