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CNET First Look
Hands-on with the Sony Cyber-shot HX30VThe feature-rich Sony Cyber-shot HX30V has a great mix of speed and picture quality making it an easy recommendation.
Hey there I'm Josh Goldman senior editor for CNET and this is a look at the Sony cyber shot HX. Thirty V. It's the follow up to the HX nine V an excellent and extremely popular sixteen X compact mega -- from 2011. -- at thirty XV is just as good but with a longer twenty excellence. It's still loaded with all kinds of shooting options from full auto to full manual. And you get things like adjustments for contrast saturation -- Different color modes manual focus all kinds of stuff. Just no raw capture and fortunately. You also get built in GPS and Wi-Fi. Which lets you wirelessly back up to a computer sent to your Smartphone word view -- the Wi-Fi enabled TV. If the wireless stuff doesn't appeal veto look for the HX twenty V which is the same camera but without the Wi-Fi. Photo and video quality are excellent as is its shooting performance it's a very quick camera with -- very fast auto focus. About the biggest problem I have with -- it is its price and two other front runners in category the Canon SX 260 chest. And Panasonic easiest twining can be found for up to about a hundred dollars less. They don't have the exact features of the text -- -- but they're close enough that the price difference is substantial. Nevertheless if you have the money and this is a great camera I'm Josh Goldman and that's the Sony cyber shot -- -- --