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Sony Cyber-shot HX300 20.4MP Digital Camera
Sony Cyber-shot HX300 20.4MP Digital Camera features 20.4 megapixels extra resolution Exmor R CMOS image sensor, 50x optical super-zoom, high-speed autofocusing, enhanced Optical SteadyShot image stabilization with 3-way Active Mode, Intelligent Auto Plus, full Manual shooting modes, AVCHD 1080/60p Full HD video, 3.0″ tiltable LCD, up to 10fps burst mode etc.
Big numbers abound in the specifications, including a 20-megapixel sensor, 50x zoom, a 921,600-dot articulated screen and 1080-50p video recording. There are some notable weaknesses in the spec sheet too, though. A hotshoe might have spoiled the curvaceous design but we’d still like to have one. It can’t save photos in RAW format, and 310-shot battery is below average for this type of camera. The electronic viewfinder (EVF) is a decent size, but while Sony doesn’t publish its resolution, we’re confident that it’s in the region of 200,000 dots rather than the million-plus resolutions used elsewhere. There’s no eye-level sensor so switching between the screen and EVF with the accompanying button is a bit of a chore.
|Image Sensor||20.4 megapixel back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor|
|Lens||Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar T Optical Zoom: 50x. High-speed Autofocusing|
|Viewfinder & Monitor||3.0″ Xtra Fine LCD (921K dots) – tiltable|
|Flash||Hidden Raised Flash|
|Aperture & Exposure||ISO range of 100-12,800; Intelligent Auto Plus, Superior Auto, Program and full Manual shooting modes|
|Still Image Features||10fps burst mode shooting|
|Video Features||1080/60p Full HD video; Microphone|
|Storage||Memory Stick PRO Duo and Secure Digital cards|
|Interfaces||USB Port(s): Multi (AV/USB), Hi-Speed USB (USB2.0)|
|Power||Lithium Ion NP-BX1 3.6V Battery with Capacity 4.5Wh (1240mAh)|
|More Features||100x Clear Image zoom; enhanced Optical SteadyShot with 3-way Active Mode|
|Warranty||5 Years Service Warranty|