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PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2009 10:37 pm 
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Hi everyone, just a quick note to let you know our full review of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX1 is now ready!

http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Sony_ ... t_DSC-HX1/

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Thanks Gordon for another great review!

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2009 12:30 am 
Excellent review. If your into sports photography, this might be a nice camera to have alongside your Alpha. For instance, in football (soccer for yankees) you can get some impressive shots with high fps and high zoom, if you can read the flow of the game (which is not hard if you watch a lot of football and if the other team sucks to no end :lol:) and could also make sure you catch the perfect shot at pivotal moments (free kicks, penalties, etc.).

Shame about the RAW though. Maybe Sony felt they had to hold back on the RAW since it might start competing with its DSLR range. It would be silly if they actually thought that, but marketing people are a strange set that sometimes only see in black or white. Might be a technical restriction as well, since only few pro dslrs can even shoot past 6 fps using RAW, I doubt this camera would have the memory to buffer 10x9mb images.


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Weeell, depending on the processing path, the camera has to buffer RAW data for ten images while it processes and converts them into JPEGs, before then writing them to the card. So in theory, it *could* write them as RAW images instead.

But, if it takes 18 seconds to process and record them as JPEGs, the writing time for RAW files would be intolerably slow.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 5:08 am 
i think i can consider this to be my backup camera for my alpha?

i don't know i have to read more i think but to consider the feature i would like to read mor on its low light situation :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 6:03 pm 
Gordon, always a pleasure to read your reviews, can you confirm that the Sony does not have a focus and exposure lock in the video mode? The manual does not state that.
I just recovered from a bad experience with the FUJIFILM S2000HD and learned that this is a must have feature.

http://sx10-is.blogspot.com/2009/06/you-need-bad-camera-to-learn-what-is.html


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 9:39 pm 
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Good question Joe, but I'm afraid I can't answer it definitively becuase the camera's been returned to Sony. I don't think it's possible though.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2009 1:02 pm 
Good review...

I don´t know, but to use MS card is not a bad point...

Mr. Gordon, will you test the new Sony H20?

Thank you...


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2009 3:04 am 
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No plans to do the H20, sorry.

And reliance on a proprietary memory format is a disadvantage in my view!


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 05, 2009 12:39 am 
I have the HX-1.
As far as I can tell there is no AE lock in video mode (you can set EV compensation with the thumb wheel on the fly but doesn't seem to lock). You can set the focus to manual mode (it then focuses with either thumb wheel or left and right joystick buttons, moving slider on screen) but I am afraid it is not meant to be a camcorder.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 10:11 pm 
just ordered mine today,

Its going to be a big upgrade from my last camera sony dsc-s70

the flash keeps erroring out on me lately, even with the fix i discovered
it gets to be a pain.
http://www.agoraquest.com/viewtopic.php ... topic=8624


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2009 6:34 pm 
Got my camera

after using the camera i noticed a smudge like dot in my pictures and video.
after cleaning the lens i realized it was an internal issue.
as zooming in or out does not effect the location or size of the smudge. that leads me to believe the contaminant is on the cmos sensor or a level right after that and not on any part of the moving lens. it is mostly noticeable in the color light blue like the sky.
since the sky is in many shots this can be a real pain.
It is located in the middle far left of the image.

Another thing i noticed is that when in movie mode while zooming you will get a flicker ever 30 - 60 frames. 1-2 sec
the flicker is an over all changed in brightness of the image for just one frame than back in the next. playing the video on my ps3 makes smooth frame by frame play back possible.


this is flicker annoying, have seen in a few other videos on youtube.
its hard to see since the video is not as clear or smooth in m case.

i think its just a side effect of this model and not a defect.
maybe a frimware update can correct it?

I have done some tests(not much can be change when recording video) and i am not sure what triggers it.
My guess is some thing to do with the auto focus.
my 2nd guess is its auto exposer adjustments....



right now amazon is sending me a replacement so ill see how that performs when i get it.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2009 5:12 am 
posting emage for example would be good


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2009 5:19 pm 
got my replacement camera in so far i do not see any of the problems.
I have had little tme to test.
the flicker when recording video and zooming in and out seem to be gone. my other camera would do it 99% of the time.
i have yet to see it on this one.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 7:12 pm 
flicker while zooming is still there, after more tests it is easy to see when zooming in and out when its bright day light.
I did not see ita 1st on the new camera because during my 1st test it was cloudy and or rainy outside.


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