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Old Sep 14, 2012, 1:32 PM   #1
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Default Upgrade for Sony DSC-HX5V?

I've had a Sony DSC-HX5V for a couple of years and love it. It's my travel and concert camera. I've been really happy with it in low light, and for shooting panoramic pics.

My plan is to buy another Sony but an upgraded model. I went to the Sony web site but am trying to figure out which model(s) are the same form factor but upgrades lens and features. They have a HX10V, HX20V, HX30V. Anyone know if those are just updated versions of what I have with the HX30V being the most recent and best?
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Old Sep 14, 2012, 3:57 PM   #2
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They're all a "different" camera to the HX5V.
The HX10V has a different 18mp sensor and a large 16x (24-384mm) zoom.

The HX20V has the same sensor as the 10V- but a larger zoom- 20x (25-500mm).
The 20V also adds more picture control (saturation/sharpness/contrast),manual focus option and adds flexible point autofocus.
It can also record video at 1080p/50 frames per second.

The HX30v adds Wi-Fi connectivity..... yawn.....!
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Old Sep 17, 2012, 11:24 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. I was trying to research the different models. It looked like there was a HX7V, then a HX9V. I couldn't tell if it was pretty much the same body or not but the physical specs are close. I was trying to figure out if they HX10V, 20 and 30 were upgrades to the same "family" or if they started over.

Given that I love the HX5V but would like a larger zoom I'm thinking I should probably get the HX20V unless someone can suggest a different camera.

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They're all a "different" camera to the HX5V.
The HX10V has a different 18mp sensor and a large 16x (24-384mm) zoom.

The HX20V has the same sensor as the 10V- but a larger zoom- 20x (25-500mm).
The 20V also adds more picture control (saturation/sharpness/contrast),manual focus option and adds flexible point autofocus.
It can also record video at 1080p/50 frames per second.

The HX30v adds Wi-Fi connectivity..... yawn.....!
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Old Sep 17, 2012, 6:00 PM   #4
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If you love the HX5V, then I'm sure you'll love the latest models, with the HX20V seemingly the best value if you want the BIG zoom.
Obvious other non-Sony candidates would be the Panasonic TZ30 and Canon's SX240/260HS.
AF speed goes to the Sony,closely followed by the Panasonic.
Shot to shot speed goes to the Panny... just...
Overall IQ goes to the Canon.... though at anything other than LARGE prints and "pixel peeping" all are comparable.
If you loved the HX5V then I guess you won't miss the omission of Aperture and Shutter priority modes that are on the Canon/Panny...
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