Monday, March 09, 2009

Sony DSC-HX1

Digital Photography Review reports: [edited]

Sony has announced a superzoom compact featuring the company's newly-developed high-speed 9 Mp Exmor CMOS sensor. Sporting a 28-480mm (35mm-equivalent) 20x zoom lens, the DSC-HX1 is capable of up to 10 frames per second in burst mode using a high-speed mechanical shutter.

The new sensor also enables high definition movie capture up to 1080/30p, with sound captured by a built-in stereo microphone. The specification is rounded off by 'Optical Steady Shot' image stabilization, a 3" LCD, an ISO range up to 3200 and a wide array of scene modes and face detection options.

There's also an interesting 'sweep panorama' mode which automatically stitches multiple frames in-camera to give one 7152 x 1080 pixel ultra-wide view.

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