Zoom-Into Sony’s Powerful New Cyber-Shot HX350
Just last month, Sony launched yet another addition to the Cyber-Shot line-up, the HX350. This super-zoom camera is the follow-up to the HX300 and is available only through Amazon India. Priced at approximately Rs. 28,990, this camera has a slew of interesting features, the key one being its impressive zoom. Here’s a look at everything you can expect from Sony’s new camera.
When you first glimpse at the overall specifications of the HX350, the features seem largely the same as their predecessor. This camera is fitted with a 20.4 megapixel back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor and also an updated BIONZ X image processor. The ISO range of the HX350 extends from ISO 80 up to 3200. This can also be expanded up to 12800, using the camera’s multi-frame NR mode.
With the HX350, users will have access to a lens with a focal length of 24mm at the broad end and 1200mm at the telephoto base. This is equivalent to 35mm. The aperture range is of f/2.8 and extends up to 6.3. Overall, this should add up to better low light images, with a stunning clarity even in dark rooms.
All these features contribute to achieving the 50x optical zoom which the HX350 boasts of. So for all those looking for a camera that can capture crisp and bold images of objects at a great distance, the HX350 is certainly a good option. For shooting wildlife photography, the Sony Cyber-shot HX350 is very easy-to-use and convenient.
Additional features include a manual ring that allows you to smoothly adjust the focus and zoom, and a mode dial that can be easily accessed. There is also a button that can be customised to be used to quickly adjust a particular setting, whether it is ISO or aperture.
The HX350 also has full control for modes like Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority, Manual and Program mode. This camera can capture burst shooting of 10fps (frames per second) and can record videos of full HD (1080 pixels) quality at 60fps.
Sony’s new Cyber-shot features a tilting LCD display of 3 inches and a resolution of 921k dots. Unfortunately this camera does not feature WiFi or NFC ability. Instead, it offers a USB 2.0 port for connecting to your PC, and a micro-HDMI port for viewing images and data on a TV screen.
The HX350 has Sony’s SteadyShot feature, which works to keep videos still even under shakey conditions. There is also an Intelligent Active Mode built-in to keep full HD videos crisp without any blurring.
Offering a battery life of approximately two and a half hours, the HX350 should be able to capture up to 300 images in just one charge. This compact camera with its electronic view finder, manual controls and 50x zoom is a great option for those who require a smaller camera but do not wish to compromise on the features or quality.
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by techtalks @TechTalks February 27, 2017 9:06 AM UTC