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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX300 - digital camera

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    Key Features

    • Shoot like a professional - compose and shoot in confidence with the high-quality, DSLR-style camera body that fits reassuringly in your hand
    • Capture 20.4-megapixel detail, even in low light - shoot detail-packed stills and movies, even indoors or in dim light, with the 20.4 effective megapixels Exmor R CMOS sensor
    • Powerful zoom with less to carry - travel, wildlife and more, everything's covered by the high quality Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T lens with powerful 50x optical zoom
    • Get a wider view - make sure nothing's left out of the picture, the wide-angle lens packs more into holiday scenes, interiors and group shots
    • Don't worry about unsteady hands - take crisp, blur-free still photos with Optical SteadyShot that cuts handheld wobbles when you're zoomed in or don't have a tripod
    • Enjoy DSLR-like creative control - get the shot you want with a manual ring for smooth zoom/focus, jog dial, custom buttons and memory for favorite settings
    • Adjust light and exposure levels manually - use the P/S/A/M manual modes to control the aperture or shutter speed and play with the creative effects in your photos
    • Don't leave it to guesswork - intelligent auto recognizes a wide range of scenes and adjusts settings automatically so you can get detailed results every time
    • Capture action with no blur - superior auto recognizes when subjects are moving in your picture and automatically adjusts settings for crisp, blur-free results
    • Shoot smooth, steady Full HD movies - film smooth, steady video clips in Full HD 50p, even when you're walking or zooming, with Optical SteadyShot Active Mode
    • Get clear close-ups - a powerful 100x clear image zoom fills the frame, for dramatic close-ups that always stay clear and detail-packed
    • Focus on the moment - speedy, precise autofocus locks onto your subject for crisp, clear results, even in low light or when you're zoomed right in
    • Shoot high quality pictures quickly - the BIONZ processor is key to high-speed continuous shooting at 10 frames per second and finely detailed image quality
    • See detail in the dark - use extra high sensitivity mode to capture crisp detail in the dimmest conditions like dusk or candlelight
    • Compose with a realistic view - easily frame and view your shots and movies on the bright, high resolution LCD screen
    • Capture full panoramas with movement and faces - just press the shutter button and sweep the camera for extra-wide panoramas of landscapes, city scenes and packed parties
    • Boost your flash photography - advanced flash brightens up dim scenes, lighting up subjects who are further away from the camera
    Explore the creative freedom of manual controls plus DSLR-style design that fits comfortably in your hand. Pull any scene closer with the 50x optical zoom. Lock on to your subject with fast auto focus. Give your photos a professional finish, even when the lights are low.

    Product Features

    • One lens, endless possibilities
      Forget changing lenses while you're in the wild or on the beach: every photo opportunity's covered with the powerful 50x optical zoom lens. Grab expansive, wide-angle landscapes - or zoom in for telephoto close-ups of animals and birds, while your camera keeps it all steady.
    • Capture detail, even in low-light
      More detail means better pictures and Full HD video. Capture moments that really stand out from the crowd with an Exmor R CMOS sensor that cuts out picture noise for clear, sharp results, even at dusk or indoors when the lights are dim.
    • No guesswork needed
      Wondering which settings are best? Let your camera do all the work. From close-ups to twilight portraits, your camera adjusts everything automatically so you easily get the results you want, no fuss. It even detects if your subject's moving, cutting motion blur in any scene.
    • Smooth and steady Full HD movies
      Just touch a button and shoot brilliantly crisp, detailed Full HD video clips: you'll enjoy stable, blur-free images even while walking or zooming. Record in 50p mode and film 50 frames of Full HD (1920 x 1080) every second for silky-smooth, cinematic action.
    • Keep pace with moment
      Grab those spur-of-the moment photo opportunities that only happen once. Speedy autofocus snaps accurately onto your subject for crisp, blur-free shots - even at high zoom settings or in dim light where other cameras struggle.
    • Get that professional look
      Show you're serious about taking better pictures. Effortlessly handle lengthy shooting assignments with a compact DSLR-style camera body that fits comfortably in your hand. Every control's carefully placed and easy to reach, like you'd expect from a DSLR camera.
    Product Type
    Digital camera - compact
    Enclosure Colour
    Sensor Resolution
    20.4 Megapixel
    Optical Sensor Type
    Exmor R CMOS
    Total Pixels
    21,100,000 pixels
    Effective Sensor Resolution
    20,400,000 pixels
    Optical Sensor Size
    Optical Zoom
    50 x
    Digital Zoom
    4 x
    Image Processor
    Image Stabiliser
    Optical (Steady Shot with 3-way Active Mode)
    Auto Focus
    TTL contrast detection
    Auto Focus Points (Zones) Qty
    AE/AF Control
    Flex Focus Point, Face-priority AF, Subject-tracking AF
    Face Detection
    Blink Detection technology, Face Detection AF/AE/FE/WB, Smile Shutter
    Digital Video Format
    AVCHD, H.264
    Image Recording Format
    Max Video Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    AV Interfaces
    Exposure & White Balance
    Light Sensitivity
    ISO auto, ISO 80-12800
    Exposure Metering
    Multi-segment, centre-weighted, spot
    Exposure Modes
    Programme, automatic, manual, aperture-priority, shutter-priority
    Shooting Programs
    Landscape, night portrait, PET, fireworks, soft snap, night scene, beach, snow, high sensitivity, soft skin, handheld twilight, gourmet, advanced sports, anti-motion blur, backlight correction HDR
    Special Effects
    Illustration, Water Colour, miniature, partial colour, Toy camera, Pop Colour, HDR Painting, Rich-tone monochrome, Soft High-key
    White Balance
    Custom, automatic, presets
    White Balance Presets
    Incandescent, cloudy, Flash, daylight, fluorescent light (daylight white), fluorescent light (natural white), fluorescent light (white)
    Max Shutter Speed
    1/4000 sec
    Min Shutter Speed
    30 sec
    Exposure Compensation
    ±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps
    Lens System
    Carl Zeiss 50 x zoom lens - 4.3 - 215 mm - f/2.8-6.3
    Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera
    24 - 1200mm
    Focus Adjustment
    Automatic, manual
    Min Focus Distance
    1 cm
    Zoom Adjustment
    Manual (by ring), motorised drive
    Lens Construction
    10 groups / 15 elements
    ED glass, aspherical lens, Super ED glass
    Camera Flash
    Camera Flash
    Pop-up flash
    Flash Modes
    Fill-in mode, rear curtain sync, slow synchro, auto mode, flash OFF mode, red-eye reduction
    AF illuminator
    Effective Flash Range
    0.5 m - 8.5 m : ISO auto ( wide lens )
    2.4 m - 3.5 m : ISO auto ( tele lens )
    12 m : ISO 3200 ( wide lens )
    5.1 m : ISO 3200 ( tele lens )
    Additional Features
    Continuous Shooting Speed
    10 frames per second for 10 frames
    Self Timer Delay
    10 sec, 2sec
    Additional Features
    Direct print, USB 2.0 compatibility, built-in speaker, RGB primary colour filter, digital noise reduction, DPOF support, display brightness control, sharpness control, digital image rotation, PRINT Image Matching, camera orientation detection, histogram display, in-camera red-eye removal, cropping an image, saturation control, Intelligent Scene Recognition (iSCN), takes photos while film recording, contrast control, 1080p Full HD movie recording, TransferJet support, Manual Focus Check Live View, Dynamic Range Optimizer, USB charging, built-in help guide, automatic display brightness adjustment, Backlight Correction HDR, digital level meter, Intelligent AUTO (iAUTO), Background defocus, Eye-Fi Card Ready, 360 Sweep Panorama technology, Unsharp Masking, Superior Auto mode, By Pixel Super Resolution technology, Clear Image Zoom, BRAVIA Sync function
    Viewfinder Type
    Viewfinder Colour Support
    Viewfinder Diagonal Size
    Viewfinder Resolution
    201,600 pixels
    Auto eye sensor
    3" LCD display
    921,600 pixels
    Display Features
    Microphone Operation Mode
    Microphone Features
    Wind noise reduction
    Connector Type
    1 x Hi-Speed USB
    1 x HDMI output
    Memory Card Slot
    Memory Stick PRO Duo card, SD card
    Sony PlayMemories Home
    System Requirements for PC Connection
    Peripheral Devices
    USB port
    Compatible with Windows 7
    "Compatible with Windows 7" software and devices carry Microsoft’s assurance that these products have passed tests for compatibility and reliability with 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7.
    Included Accessories
    Lens cap, shoulder strap, AC power adaptor, USB cable
    Battery Type
    Sony NP-BX1
    1 x Sony NP-BX1 Li-ion rechargeable battery - 1240 mAh ( included )
    Battery Life Details
    Photo shooting - 310 shots ( LCD Monitor on )
    Photo shooting - 400 shots ( EVF on )
    Video recording - 1.5 hours ( LCD Monitor on )
    Video recording - 1.7 hours ( EVF on )
    Memory / Storage
    Memory Card Slot
    Memory Stick PRO Duo card, SD card
    Supported Memory Cards
    Memory Stick Duo, SD Memory Card, Memory Stick PRO Duo, SDXC Memory Card, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo HX, SDHC Memory Card, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo
    Image Storage
    JPEG 5184 x 3888
    JPEG 5184 x 2920
    JPEG 3648 x 2736
    JPEG 2592 x 1944
    JPEG 1920 x 1080
    JPEG 640 x 480
    MPF 5184 x 3888 - 3D mode
    MPF 5184 x 2920 - 3D mode
    Video Capture
    AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 - 60 fps - 28Mbps
    AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 - 60 fps - 24Mbps
    AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 - 60 fps - 17Mbps
    AVCHD - 1440 x 1080 - 60 fps - 9Mbps
    H.264 - 1440 x 1080 - 30 fps - 12Mbps
    H.264 - 1280 x 720 - 30 fps - 6Mbps
    H.264 - 640 x 480 - 30 fps - 3Mbps
    Dimensions & Weight
    12.96 cm
    10.32 cm
    9.32 cm
    623 g
    Environmental Parameters
    Min Operating Temperature
    0 °C
    Max Operating Temperature
    40 °C
    • Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX300
    • Sony NP-BX1 Battery
    • Lens cap, shoulder strap, AC power adaptor, USB cable

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