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50x optical zoom plus 100x Clear Image Digital Zoom
Get amazingly close with 50x optical zoom plus 100x 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 stabilization
Optical 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. The HX300 uses a second lens group shift which moves the lens group farther away from the sensor. This results in an expanded compensation area, allowing for easier framing.
20.4 Megapixel Back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS Image Sensor
This 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. In addition, the combined Exmor R CMOS sensor and BIONZ image processor delivers extremely fast up to 10fps, Anti Motion Blur, Hand-held Twilight and 1080p movie modes.
Full HD 1080/60p
Record 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.
3.0" tiltable LCD (921K dots) with high resolution viewing
The 3.0-inch Xtra Fine LCD LCD has 921K dots for superb resolution. The LCD is tiltable making it easy to frame shots above a crowd, or even down low to the ground.
Capture the decisive moment with up to 10fps
Capture 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.
Picture Effect adds a new level of expression to photos, making ordinary landscapes and portraits come to life by heightening mood and emphasizing certain attributes. There are nine different effects such as partial color to make your focal point stand out, or watercolor which looks like a painting.
Intelligent Sweep Panorama mode-up to 360?
Intelligent 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.
Enhanced Superior Auto
Enhanced Superior Auto supports scenes with dynamic motion to provide beautiful results even in dark situations. The result is clearer images with less blur.
Advanced Flash illuminates distant subjects for beautifully lit photos
Advanced Flash allows you to shoot bright, beautifully lit photos even when zooming. The built in flash reaches farther resulting in brighter subjects in dimly lit rooms or outdoors in the evening.
- Camera Type: High zoom
- 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
- 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)
- 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
- Lens Type: Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar T
- Optical Zoom: 50x
- Focal Length (35mm equivalent): Still 4:3: 24-1200mm /Movie 4:3: 32.5-1625mm(SteadyShot Standard) 34.5-2300(SteadyShot Active) / Still 16:9: 26-1300mm / Movie 16:9: 26.5-1325mm(SteadyShot Standard) 28-1850mm(SteadyShot Active)
- Lens Construction: 15 elements in 10 groups(including 1 superED glass element, 2 ED glass elements, and 3 aspheric elements)
- Minimum Focus Distance: iAuto: AF (W: Approx. 1cm (0.03 ft.) to Infinity, T: Approx. 240cm (7.87 ft.) to Infinity) / Program Auto: AF (W: Approx. 1cm (0.03 ft.) to Infinity, T: Approx.240cm (7.87 ft.) to Infinity)
- Steady Shot Mode:Active: Yes
- LCD Type: 3.0" Xtra Fine LCD (921K dots) - tiltable
- Brightness Control: 5(Bright) / 4 / 3 / 2 / 1(Dark)
- Histogram: Yes(On/Off)
- Grid Display: Yes
- AF Modes: Multi Point AF/Center Weighted AF/SpotAF/Flexible Spot AF/Manual/Face Tracking Focus
- AF Illuminator: Auto / Off
- 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
- 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 Modes: Auto / Flash On / Slow Synchro / Rear Slow Synchro / Flash Off / Advanced Flash
- Flash Coverage: ISO Auto: Approx. 0.5m to 8.5m (1.64 ft. to 27.89 ft.) (W) / Approx. 2.4m to 3.5m (7.87 ft. to 11.48 ft.) (T), ISO3200: up to Approx. 12.0m (39.37 ft.) (W) / Approx. 5.1m (16.73 ft.) (T)
- 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
- 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 / Date View
- 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
- 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:5 1/8" x 3 3/4" x 4 1/8" (129.6 x 93.2 x 103.2mm)
- Weight (Approx.): 1lb 6.9oz (650g)
- Weight(Approx) (Main unit only): 1lb 6.0oz (623g)
- Battery Type: LITHIUM ION NP-BX1 3.6V
- Battery Capacity: 4.5Wh (1240mAh)
- Power Consumption (in Operation): Approx. 1.3W (EVF:Approx. 1.1W)
- Power Requirements: AC 100V to 240V, 50/60 Hz, 70mA