Sony has announced the DSLR-styled "Megazoom" Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300. The 20.4 megapixel CMOS image sensor pairs with an astounding 50x optical zoom. With a reach like that, you'll be thankful Sony has made its Optical SteadyShot image stabilization technology two times more powerful than previous models. Also upgraded is the camera's AutoFocus system, which is two times faster than the HX200 (and other previous models). Battery life has been improved as well, with the camera capable of capturing up to 300 still images in a single charge.
While you may be able to see great distances, snap incredibly close Marco shots, or capture the action with speeds up to 10 frames per second (in full resolution); the HX300 has also you covered for extremely wide angle pics with Sony's Smart Panorama Mode. Throw in Full HD 1080p video recording and an ISO range up to 12,800, and your still images / videos will be crisp and noise-free in all but the darkest lighting conditions.
Get Up-Close And Personal With Faraway Subjects
Capture stunning close-ups from afar with this 24mm to 1200mm optical zoom lens. The 50x ultra high magnification range is nothing short of incredible, allowing you to zoom up to faraway subjects while still maintaining the quality that only optical zoom can provide.
Shoot Clear And Sharp Pictures Even In Low Light
Capture beautiful images in low light environments with the Cyber-shot HX300. Its 20.4MP Exmor R CMOS sensor utilises a unique back-illuminated technology, doubling light sensitivity to reduce noise so that you can capture high quality images even in dim conditions.
Blur-Free Pictures And Videos Even Without A Tripod
Optical SteadyShot helps you get sharper images by reducing the effects of camera shake. The first of its kind, Cyber-shot HX300 features a newly-enhanced Optical SteadyShot which has a second lens-group shift. A clever mechanism detects the smallest hand tremors, and then adjusts the position of a second group of zoom lenses to compensate. This results in easier composition and clearer photos, even at high zoom settings.
Automatically Selects The Best Shooting Mode
Superior Auto combines Scene Recognition and high-quality image technology to automatically select one of 14 shooting settings. It has been newly improved to support scenes with dynamic motion, so you can capture beautiful shots even in the midst of action.
Enjoy The Flexibility Of Manual Operation
The Cyber-shot HX300 has been designed to include various manual shooting modes and functions, allowing you to expand your photographic possibilities beyond the scope of automatic operation. Settings such as shutter and aperture priority and manual flash can be accessed via a convenient manual ring and custom button.
Fast And Focused
Never miss any shooting opportunity. This advanced auto focus function lets you shoot accurately in a brisk. It's the perfect setting for capturing fleeting action and facial expressions.