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Old Dec 24, 2010, 10:27 PM   #1
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Default The Sometimes Forgotten HX1

When a super zoom is considered, it seems like the names Canon and Panasonic come to mind instantly. People should also think of the excellent 20X optical zoom HX1 as well.

It has recently come down in price. That might increase the interest in that fine camera. Here is a recent HX1 photo sample.

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Merry Christmas Sarah !

Is the IQ of the HX1 better than that of the HX5 ?

Does is also use NR ?
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Merry Christmas, Marawder-

It is just my opinion, but yes, I feel that the HX1's image quality is considerably better than the HX5. As an added bonus you also get HD video, 20X optical zoom, and numerically high ISO settings that retain full color saturation, which the HX5 does not.

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Merry Christmas, Marawder-

It is just my opinion, but yes, I feel that the HX1's image quality is considerably better than the HX5. As an added bonus you also get HD video, 20X optical zoom, and numerically high ISO settings that retain full color saturation, which the HX5 does not.

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I have not compared image quality, but I think for many we are talking Apples and Oranges. I switched from a DSLR to a compact camera because I wanted a camera I could carry in my pocket. The HX5 meets that requirement and I have been pleased with its image quality. Also the 25mm wide angle is very important to me. I am not sure if I could live with 28mm.

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Old Dec 26, 2010, 11:27 AM   #5
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Frank-

Everyone of us as camera users have different priorities. I am glad to hear that the HX5 meets your need quite nicely. I purchased and sold off the HX5 as it did not work well for me.

The HX1 is not my only camera. I active shoot with 18 different cameras, including DSLR cameras. So we each have to be true to our own personal requirements. 'Not to worry.

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Is the IQ of the HX1 better than that of the HX5 ?

Does is also use NR ?
So far I only have image samples posted by others to compare to my own HX5V images but I think the HX1 photos look considerably better. The HX1 seems to use much less aggressive NR than the HX5V and you can turn it down further in-camera, which you cannot do on the HX5V.
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i prefer the iq of my hx5 over the of of my hx1
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I've had my HX1 and it's one of the best Sony superzooms-I like the SLR like styling and the handheld twilight, sweep panorama and the HD movie recording are some of the features I most.

The titlting 3" screen is fantastic.
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I've had my HX1 and it's one of the best Sony superzooms-I like the SLR like styling and the handheld twilight, sweep panorama and the HD movie recording are some of the features I most.

The titlting 3" screen is fantastic.
these are the strongest features.. I love this camera.. Its more than a year since I bought mine..
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Old Jan 26, 2011, 8:50 PM   #10
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I just bought the hx1 and have discovered that my computer does not have a slot for the produo stick. I don't want to use the battery to download my photos to my computer.
What does anyone use to download the photos off hx1? I have a mac and a pc.
My sandisk image 8 in 1 reader does not support the produo stick .
I din't know how many small investments and trips I would be making to use Sony hx1.
Thanks for any advice.
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