Sony has announced the new DSC HX350 Cyber shot camera with 50x super zoom, an Exmor RTM CMOS 1 / 2.3″ sensor and a 20.4-megapixels resolution. The processor that inside it is the BIONZ X. The sensitivity ranges from ISO 80 to ISO 3200 and it is possible continuous shooting at 10fps. The goal is a Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* lens with 50x optical zoom and a focal length equivalent to 24 to 1200 mm. Construction includes the 15 elements in 10 groups with one Super ED glass element, 2 ED glass elements, 3 aspherical elements, 7 blades and aperture is F2.8-F6.3.
The focus of constant moving subjects is made easier by the Lock-on AF and DMF systems. Zeiss quality ensures brilliant images with rich details and contrast. Stabilized with Optical SteadyShot image stabilization helps prevent camera shake even when zooming at the highest setting. An intelligent Active Mode with 5-axis2 image stabilization and advanced frame analysis compensates for camera shake during movie recording to minimise blur that often results from handheld shooting.
New Sony Cyber shot DSC HX350 has a 201k-dot resolution electronic viewfinder gives you a clear, real-time preview with 100% field coverage. On the back side is a 921k-dot resolution Xtra Fine LCD WhiteMagic 3.0-inch display which can be tilted up (90°) or down (60°).
The videos are shot at a Full HD resolution up to 60 frames per second (28Mbps AVCHD). The new Sony HX350 measuring 129.6 x 93.2 x 103.2 mm and weighs 652 grams (battery included). The battery life is about 300 stills or 50 minutes of footage. The available connections include a USB 2.0 port and micro HDMI output. The camera will be on sale from next month in UK, not available in the US yet. The price has not been disclosed yet, but might be around €450 – approximately $519.
New Sony HX350 Specifications
- Dimensions of 129.6 x 93.2 x 103.2 mm
- Weight of 652g
- Xtra Fine / TFT LCD Tilt Display of 3 inches
- 20.4 megapixels Exmor R CMOS sensor
- ZEISS Vario Sonnar T Lens
- F2.8 (W) – 6.3 (T) Aperture
- 50x Optical Zoom
- BIONZ X image processor
- Auto ISO 80-3200
- Full HD recording 1920×1080 pixels @ 60 fps.
- Viewfinder coverage of 100%
- Shutter speed – Min. 30 sec. Max. 1/4000 sec
- Continuous Shooting Speed – 10 fps
- Connectivity of Micro-USB 2.0, mini HDMI port
- NP-BX1 Battery up to 300 shots