•20.4MP BSI Exmor R CMOS Sensor
•ISO 80 - 12800
•BIONZ Image Processor
•3.0" 921k-dot Xtra Fine Tiltable LCD
•Full HD 1080p Video / 60 fps
- bigger body
+ 50x zoom
+new menu option
+viewfinder/screen manual switch on/off(no sensor)
+manual focus and zoom working perfect
The Cyber-shot DSC-HX300 Digital Camera from Sony is a "bridge" camera with a 20.4MP back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor with a 50x optical zoom lens. The CMOS sensor combined with the BIONZ image processor create photos and videos with sharp details, accurate colours and minimal noise. It is particularly effective in low light with ISO sensitivity that extends to 12800. On the low end, an ISO sensitivity of 80 will create images with saturated colours and rich tones. The image processing engine and sensor in the HX300 offer fast response times and auto focus speeds and a continuous shooting rate of 10fps at full resolution.
The Carl Zeiss Sonnar-Vario T 50x optical zoom lens is equivalent to a 24-1200mm lens in the 35mm format. With a broad focal range that extends from wide-angle to ultra telephoto, it is capable of handling almost any shooting situation. Its maximum aperture of f/2.8 at the wide-angle end is effective in low light and offers shallow depth of field options. In addition, Optical SteadyShot image stabilization compensates for camera shake to provide sharp images when shooting in low light and at the long focal lengths provided by this lens.
Overall HX300 is better than previous HX models, if you thinking about buying camera I truly recommended, especially for stunning video performance, but if you thinking about buying and you had have previous model its not worth it. Price 420 GBP.
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