30x optical zoom plus 60x Clear Image Digital ZoomGet super close with 30x optical zoom plus 60x Clear Image digital zoom. Most digital zooms use electronic cropping to get closer to the subject, resulting in unsharp images. With Clear Image Zoom the powerful processor compares patterns found in adjacent pixels and creates new pixels to match selected patterns, resulting in more realistic, higher-quality images. Clear Image Zoom doubles optical zoom for closer photos.
Optical SteadyShot image stabilizationOptical SteadyShot image stabilization reduces shake and blur by countering camera movements in both horizontal and vertical directions. Active 3-Way stabilization adds digital rolling control that counters clockwise and anti-clockwise rotation, resulting in more stable videos even at long focal lengths
20.4 Megapixel Back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS Image SensorThis camera features a 20.4 megapixel Exmor R CMOS image sensor that brings out the full resolving power of the camera's Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T lens to deliver extremely fast speed, high resolution, and stunning low-light sensitivity with improved image clarity and drastically reduced grain.
Full HD 1080/60pRecord crystal clear movies at the highest resolution available with capabilities for 60p in 1080 AVCHD video. This provides stunning, fast motion video with less distortion for playback on your HD TV. With dual record of stills and movies, you can shoot both at the same time.
Full manual & dedicated EV control dial allow more creativityFor creative flexibility, users can enter Program Auto (P), Aperture Priority (A), Shutter Speed Priority (S) or Manual Exposure (M) mode for manual shooting and direct access exposure control via dedicated dial
Capture the decisive moment with up to 10fpsCapture full 20.4 megapixel resolution images at up to 10 frames per second, helping to ensure that the decisive moment is captured such as the soccer ball flying into the goal. In addition, a mechanical shutter helps reduce distortion when continuously shooting moving subjects.
Multi interface shoe attaches flash, light, and micThe multi interface shoe allows easy connection with wide-ranging accessories expanding the range of photographic expression. Available accessories include a powerful external flash unit, electronic viewfinder etc.
Incredible battery life of approx. 400 shotsTake up to 400 photos per charge for high-volume photography on-the-go. Perfect partner for travel.
3.0" LCD (921K dots) with high resolution viewingThe 3.0-inch Xtra Fine LCD LCD has 921K dots for superb resolution.
Intelligent Sweep Panorama mode-up to 360 degreesIntelligent Sweep Panorama mode takes our Sweep Panorama function to the next level with the addition of motion compensation. Even when subjects are moving in the foreground of your landscape, these cameras can detect faces and moving subjects, intelligently stitching different widths together to minimize distortion. Simply press the shutter button and sweep the camera in the desired direction and the camera continuously shoots at a high speed, then seamlessly stitches the images together with automatic position adjustment to create one stunning panoramic image. Available in wide and up to 360? full circle, the camera can take a variety of panoramic shots.
Specifications: Camera- Camera Type: High zoom
Imaging Sensor- Imaging Sensor: 1/2.3" Exmor R CMOS sensor- Pixel Gross: 21.1 MP- Effective Picture Resolution: 20.4 MP- Color Filter System: RGB primary color filters
Recording- Media Type: Optional "Memory Stick Duo" (No movie recording), optional "Memory Stick PRO Duo" (Mark 2 only for movie recording), optional "Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo", optional SD Memory Card (Class 4 or higher), optional SDHC Memory Card (Class 4 or higher)- Color Space: RGB- Still Image Max Effective Resolution: Approx. 20.4 Megapixels- Still Image Size 16:9: 16:9 mode: 15M (5,184 x 2,920) / 2M (1,920 x 1,080)- Still Image Size 4:3: 4:3 mode: 20M (5,184 x 3,888) / 10M (3,648 x 2,736) / 5M (2,592 x 1,944) / VGA- Panorama Still Image Size: Sweep Panorama: 360 (11,520 x 1,080) / HR (10,480 x 4,096) / Wide (7,152 x 1,080/4,912 x 1,920) / Standard (4,912 x 1,080/3,424 x 1,920)- Video Format: AVCHD Ver2.0/MP4- Video Mode: AVCHD 60i/60p: 28M PS (1,920x1,080/60p) / 24M FX / 17M FH (1,920x1,080/60i) / 9M HQ (1,440x1,080/60i), MP4: 12M (1,440x1,080/30fps) / 6M (1,280x720/30fps) / 3M VGA (640x480/30fps)- Dual Record: Yes- Audio Format: AC3(Stereo)- Microphone/Speaker: Stereo/mono- Wind Noise Reduction: Off / On
Optics/Lens- Lens Type: Sony G- Optical Zoom: 30x- Focal Length (35mm equivalent): Still 4:3: 24-720mm /Movie 4:3: 32.5-975mm(SteadyShot Standard) 32.5-1320(SteadyShot Active) / Still 16:9: 26-780mm / Movie 16:9: 26.5-795mm(SteadyShot Standard) 26.5-1080mm(SteadyShot Active)- Lens Construction: 11 elements in 10 groups (including 5 aspheric elements)- Minimum Focus Distance: iAuto: AF (W: Approx. 5cm (0.16 ft.) to Infinity, T: Approx. 200cm (6.56 ft.) to Infinity) / Program Auto: AF (W: Approx. 5cm (0.16 ft.) to Infinity, T: Approx. 200cm (6.56 ft.) to Infinity)- Steady Shot Mode:Active: Yes
LCD Display- LCD Type: 3.0" Xtra Fine LCD (921K dots)- Brightness Control: 5(Bright) / 4 / 3 / 2 / 1(Dark)- Histogram: Yes(On/Off)- Grid Display: Yes
Focus Control- AF Modes: Multi Point AF/Center Weighted AF/SpotAF/Flexible Spot AF/Manual/Face Tracking Focus- AF Illuminator: Auto / Off
Exposure System- Metering Modes: Multi Pattern / Center Weighted / Spot- Exposure Compensation: Plus / Minus 2.0EV, 1 / 3EV step- Scene Mode(s): High Sensitivity / Soft snap / Soft Skin / Landscape / Night Portrait / Night Scene / Handheld Twilight / Gourmet / Beach / Snow / Fireworks / Pet mode /Anti-motion blur/Backlight Correction HDR / Advanced Sports Shooting- ISO: Auto / 80 / 100 / 125 / 160 / 200 / 250 / 320 / 400 / 500 / 640 / 800 / 1000 / 1250 / 1600 / 2000 / 2500 / 3200 / 4000*4 / 5000*4 / 6400*4 / 8000*4 / 10000*4 / 12800*4- White Balance Mode: Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Fluorescent 1 (White Fluorescent Lighting) / Fluorescent 2 (Natural White Fluorescent Lighting) / Fluorescent 3 (Day White Fluorescent Lighting) / Incandescent / Flash / One Push, One Push Set / White Balance Shift
Drive System- Self-timer: Off / 10sec. / 2sec. / portrait1 / portrait2- Shutter Speeds: iAuto (4 - 1/4000) / Program Auto (1 - 1/4000) / Aperture Priority (8 - 1/2000) / Shutter Priority (30 - 1/4000) / Manual (30 - 1/4000)- Burst Mode: Approx 10 fps at 20.4MP (Maximum 10 shots)
Flash- Flash Modes: Auto / Flash On / Slow Synchro / Rear Slow Synchro / Flash Off / Advanced Flash- Flash Coverage: ISO Auto: Approx. 0.25m to 5.6m (0.82 ft. to 18.37 ft.) (W) / Approx. 2.0m to 3.0m (6.56 ft.. to 9.84 ft.) (T), ISO3200: up to Approx. 7.9m (25.91 ft.) (W) / Approx. 4.2m (13.78 ft.) (T)
Convenience Features- Red-Eye Reduction: Auto / On / Off- Erase/Protect: Erase: Single / Select / Date / Folder / AVCHD Protect: Single / Select / Date / Folder / AVCHD- Power Save Mode: Standard / Max / Off
Advanced Features- Anti Motion Blur: Yes- Sweep Panorama: Intelligent Sweep Panorama (360)- Face Detection: 8 faces- Smile Shutter technology: Yes- Image Stabilization: Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization with 3-way Active mode- In-Camera Editing: Retouch / Trimming / Red Eye Correction / Unsharp Masking/Still image capture from Movie / Date view / Slideshow with Music / 3D Viewing Mode / BRAVIA Sync / Picture Effect (Watercolor, Illustration)- Intelligent Auto: Yes- Background Defocus: Yes- Superior Auto: Yes- Tracking Focus: Off / Auto- Blink Detection: Yes- Picture Effects: HDR Painting / Richtone Monochrome / Miniature / Toy camera / Pop Color / Partial color / Soft High-key / Watercolor / Illustration
Interface- Memory Card Slot: MS Duo and SD/SDHC compatible- HD Output: Micro HDMI- USB Port(s): Multi (AV/USB), Hi-Speed USB (USB2.0)
Weights and Measurements- Dimensions (Approx.): W x H x D: 4 3/8'' x 2 5/8'' x 1 9/16'' (108.1 x 63.6 x 38.3mm)- Weight (Approx.): 9.6oz (272g)- Weight(Approx) (Main unit only): 8.6oz (246g)
Power- Battery Type: LITHIUM ION NP-BX1 3.6V- Battery Capacity: 4.5Wh (1240mAh)- Power Consumption (in Operation): Approx. 1.2W- Power Requirements: AC 100V to 240V, 50/60 Hz, 70mA
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Pocket beast that takes crisp shots
from south brunswick, NJ
1. Takes great shots and has DSLR features. You can control the shutter and aperture.2. Flash is awesome. You can manually control it3. Great camera for Family and travelling.5. Fits in pocket with DSLR results
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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