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Sony HX30 Cyber Shot Digital Camera - DSCHX30VB

Abt Model: DSCHX30VB | UPC Code: 027242843912
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Sony HX30 Cyber Shot Digital Camera - DSCHX30VB

Capture and share all the action with the ultra-zoom DSC-HX30V. Its advanced 18.2MP sensor records 2D or 3D still photos and Full HD 1080/60p videos, while its 20X Optical/40X Clear Zoom lens features 3-way stabilization for movies. Share images quickly with WiFi.

Key Features:

  • 18.2-Megapixel
  • High Speed AF
  • 20x/40x Clear Image Zoom
  • Full HD 1080/60p With Dual Record
  • GPS And Compass Functionality
  • 10fps
  • 3D Still Image
  • 3D Sweep Panorama™ Mode
  • 3.0" Display


  • 18.2MP Exmor® R CMOS sensor The 18.2MP Exmor® R CMOS sensor captures ultra-high definition images that take full advantage of the camera’s sharp Sony® G lens. The sensor enables advanced processing that reduces noise levels up to 6 times more than other sensors, resulting in stunning low light images with incredible details.
  • High speed AF To improve focusing speed and sensitivity, the Exmor® R CMOS sensor uses its rapid throughput to deliver high-quality image signals to the camera’s BIONZ® processor. The result is fast, DSLR-like focusing speeds, even in low light.
  • Optical zoom plus Clear image zoom Most digital zooms use electronic cropping to get closer to the subject, resulting in unsharp images. With Clear Image Zoom the powerful processor compares patterns found in adjacent pixels and creates new pixels to match selected patterns, resulting in more realistic, higher-quality images. Clear Image Zoom doubles optical zoom for closer photos.
  • Full HD 1080/60p Record crystal clear movies at the highest resolution available with capabilities for 60p in 1080 AVCHD™ video.¹ This provides stunning, fast motion video with less distortion for playback on your HD TV.2 With dual record of stills and movies, you can shoot both at the same time.
  • Optical SteadyShot™ image stabilization with 3-way Active Mode Optical SteadyShot™ image stabilization reduces shake and blur by countering camera movements in both horizontal and vertical directions. Active 3-Way stabilization adds digital rolling control that counters clockwise and anti-clockwise rotation, resulting in more stable videos even at long focal lengths.
  • WiFi sharing WiFi lets you quickly upload photos and videos directly to social media sites, back them up on a network-connected PC, or view them on a large screen TV. WiFi-enabled smartphones and tablets can also pull images from your camera and upload them to social media.
  • GPS and Compass GPS and compass record location data and camera direction as you shoot movies and photos. GPS Log lets users track a photographic journey and later view the path and images on a map. Map View in “PlayMemories Home” software, allows users to view images on a map showing where they were taken. The logged path and images can also be displayed on Google Earth.
  • Capture the decisive moment with up to 10fps Capture full 18.2 megapixel resolution images at up to 10 frames per second, helping to ensure that the decisive moment is captured such as the soccer ball flying into the goal. In addition, a mechanical shutter helps reduce distortion when continuously shooting moving subjects.
  • 3D Still Image and 3D Sweep Panorama™ mode Produce awe-inspiring images with 3D Still Image and 3D Sweep Panorama™ capabilities.3 Photos will take on a new dimension of creative capabilities for viewing the world in a whole new way.
  • Picture Effect Picture Effect adds a new level of expression to photos, making ordinary landscapes and portraits come to life by heightening mood and emphasizing certain attributes. Select camera models have up to nine different effects.
  • Photo Creativity Photo Creativity allows you to fine-tune your exposure settings, such as brightness, color, and vividness, and quickly choose the right enhancement for your subject. Now you can view Picture Effects and Photo Creativity effects in real time on the camera’s monitor or in the viewfinder before shooting.
  • Background Defocus



  • Camera Type High Zoom

Imaging Sensor

  • Imaging Sensor 1/2.3” Exmor® R CMOS Sensor
  • Processor BIONZ®
  • Pixel Gross 18.9MP
  • Effective Picture Resolution 18.2MP
  • Color Filter System RGB primary color filters


  • Media Type optional “Memory Stick Duo” (No movie recording), optional “Memory Stick PRO Duo” (Mark 2 only for movie recording), optional “Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo”, optional SD Memory Card (Class 4 or higher), optional SDHC Memory Card (Class 4 or higher), optional SDXC Memory Card (Class 4 or higher)
  • Still Image Max Effective Resolution Approx. 18.2 Megapixels
  • Still Image Size 16:9 13M(4,896×2,752) / 2M(1,920 x 1,080) Still Image Size 4:3 18M(4,896×3,672) / 10M(3,648 x 2,736) / 5M(2,592 x 1,944) / VGA
  • Panorama Still Image Size Sweep
  • Sweep Multi Angle Image Size 2M (1,920 x 1,080)
  • Video Mode AVCHD 60i:28M
  • Photo Capture from Movie
  • Dual Record
  • Audio Format AC3 (Stereo)
  • Microphone/ Speaker Stereo/mono
  • Wind Noise Reduction Off/on


  • Lens Type Sony G
  • Aperture f 3.2-5.8
  • Optical Zoom 20x
  • Focal Length (35mm equivalent) Still 16:9: 27.5- 550mm / Still 4:3: 25-500mm / Movie 16:9:
  • Lens Construction 12 elements in 9 groups
  • Minimum Focus Distance
  • Aspheric Elements 4
  • Clear Image Zoom 40x
  • Steady Shot Mode:Active

LCD Display

  • LCD Type 3.0” Xtra Fine LCD™ TruBlack™ display (921K dots)
  • Brightness Control 5(Bright) / 4 / 3(Normal) / 2 / 1(Dark)
  • Histogram
  • Grid Display (Off / On)

Focus Control

  • AF Modes Multi Point AF / Center Weighted AF / Flexible Spot AF / Manual / Semi Manual / Tracking Focus / Face Tracking Focus
  • AF Illuminator Auto / Off

Exposure System

  • Metering Modes Multi Pattern / Center Weighted / Spot
  • Exposure Compensation Plus / Minus 2.0EV, 1 / 3EV step
  • Scene Mode(s) High Sensitivity / Soft snap / Soft Skin / Landscape / Night Portrait / Night Scene / Handheld Twilight / Gourmet / Beach / Snow / Fireworks / Pet mode / Anti-motion blur / Backlight Correction HDR / Advanced sports shooting
  • D-Range Optimizer Standard
  • ISO Auto / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400 / 12800
  • White Balance Mode Auto (Intelligent) / Daylight / Cloudy / Fluorescent 1 (White Fluorescent Lighting) / Fluorescent 2 (Natural White Fluorescent Lighting) / Fluorescent 3 (Day White Fluorescent Lighting) / Incandescent / Flash / One Push, One Push Set / White Balance Shift

Drive System

  • Self-timer Off / 10sec. / 2sec. / portrait1 / portrait2
  • Shutter Speeds iAuto(4" - 1/1600) / Program Auto(1" - 1/1600) / Manual(30" - 1/1600)
  • Burst Mode Approx 10 fps at 18.2MP (Maximum 10 shots)


  • Flash Modes Auto / Flash On / Slow Synchro / Flash Off
  • Flash Coverage ISO Auto: Approx.0.4m to 7.1m(1 feet 3 3/4 inches to 23 feet 3 5/8 inches)(W) / Approx.1.7m to 3.9 m(5feet 7 inches to 12 feet 9 5/8 inches)(T), ISO3200: up to Approx.10.0 m(32 feet 9 3/4 inches) (W) / Approx.5.5 m(18 feet 5/8 inches)(T)

Convenience Features

  • Red-Eye Reduction Auto / On / Off
  • Erase/Protect Erase: Single / Select / Date / Folder / AVCHD, Protect: Single / Select / Date / Folder / AVCHD
  • Red-Eye Reduction Auto / On / Off Erase/Protect
  • Erase: Single / Select / Date / Folder / AVCHD, Protect: Single / Select / Date / Folder / AVCHD

Advanced Features

  • Anti Motion Blur
  • Sweep Panorama Intelligent Sweep Panorama / 3D Sweep Panorama
  • Face Detection 8 Faces (Auto / Off / Child Priority / Adult Priority / Key Selected Face Memory)
  • Smile Shutter™ technology
  • Image Stabilization Optical SteadyShot™ with 3-way Active Mode Image Stabilization
  • In-Camera Editing Trimming / Red Eye Correction / Unsharp Masking
  • Intelligent Auto
  • Shooting Tips
  • Background Defocus
  • Tracking Focus Off / Auto
  • Blink Detection
  • Photo Creativity


  • Memory Card Slot MS Duo and SD/ SDHC/SDXC Compatible
  • HD Output Micro HDMI
  • USB Port(s) Micro USB, Hi- Speed USB(USB2.0)
  • TransferJet Send, Receive


  • Battery Type LITHIUM ION NPBG1 3.6V
  • Battery Capacity
  • Power Consumption (in Operation) Approx. 1.1W
  • Power Requirements AC 100V to 240V, 50/60 Hz, 70mA

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 2 lbs
  • Shipping: 5 lbs

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Depth: 1.38"
  • Height: 2.50"
  • Width: 4.25"

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): 1 Year Parts And Labor
Key Features
18.2-Megapixel/ High Speed AF/ 20x/40x Clear Image Zoom/ Full HD 1080/60p With Dual Record/ GPS And Compass Functionality/ 10fps/ 3D Still Image/ 3D Sweep Panorama Mode/ 3.0 " Display/ Black Finish
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  • The Sony DSCHX30VB Ships in a Factory Sealed Box.
  • Abt ships this product for free!
TypePoint And Shoot
Effective Pixels18.2 Megapixels
Records VideoYes
Records HD VideoYes
Height (inches)2.50"
Width (inches)4.25"
Depth (inches)1.38"
Optical Zoom20x
Built-In FlashYes
Focal LengthStill 16:9: 27.5- 550mm / Still 4:3: 25-500mm
Focus ModesAuto, Manual
Image StabilizationYes
LCD Screen Size (inches)3.0"
LCD Type
Red-Eye ReductionYes
Self TimerYes
Self Timer Delay10/2 seconds
Shutter SpeediAuto(4" - 1/1600) / Program Auto(1" - 1/1600) / Manual(30" - 1/1600)
Power SourceLithium-Ion Battery
White BalanceAuto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent, Incandescent
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