Sony has announced its "most stable 50x Optical Zoom CMOS" digicam. The new Cyber-shot DSC-HX400 boasts a 20.4-megapixel CMOS image sensor mated to a BIONZ X image processing engine and a 50x Carl Zeiss Optical Zoom lens. This DSLR-styled point-and-shoot includes Optical SteadyShot image stabilization for blur-free image capture, speedy 10 fps Burst Shooting, easy-for-beginners iAuto / Superior Auto, Full 1080p HD Video Recording, and "4K" still image output via the camera's built-in Micro HDMI connection. It even has an ISO range of 100-12800 for noise-free images in less than ideal lighting conditions.
The HX400 also features GPS, for geo-tagging all your pictures and mapping your adventures, as well as Wi-Fi and NFC (Near Field Communications) technologies to connect the camera to smartphones or tablets. Once paired, it's pretty easy to share videos and photos via email or your favorite social networking sites. Finally, the HX400 has 8-person Face Detection, a 360 Sweep Panorama mode, and a multi-interface "shoe" to connect and power optional accessories like external flashes and microphones.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V Features:
20.4-megapixel CMOS Image Sensor
BIONZ X Image Processing Engine
50x Carl Zeiss Optical Zoom Lens
100x Clear Image Zoom
24mm Wide-Angle Lens (35mm equivalent)
3.0-inch XtraFine Tiltable LCD Monitor
Optical SteadyShot image stabilization
10 frames-per-second Burst Shooting
iAuto (Intelligent Auto) + Superior Auto
Full 1080p HD Video Recording
4K Still Image Output (via HDMI)
Wi-Fi & NFC
360 Sweep Panorama
8-person Face Detection
Multi Interface Shoe
The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX300 will be available in March (2014) with an estimated $499 MSRP.
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