SONY HX350 COMPACT CAMERA WITH 50X OPTICAL ZOOM - DSCHX350

DSCHX350

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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

BIONZ X for more detail and less noise

To transform data from the Exmor R CMOS sensor into high-resolution images, the BIONZ X image processor integrates detail reproduction, diffraction-reducing and area-specific noise reduction technologies. This combination makes it possible to reproduce realistic images of truer colours and textures with exceptional precision in real time

Powerful zoom with less to carry

Travel, wildlife and more, everythings covered by the high quality ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T lens with powerful 50x optical zoom

Lock-on AF for enhanced photo opportunities

Simply press the shutter button halfway to activate Lock-on AF . It automatically adjusts the AF target frame size to match the subject size, improve tracking performance, and take full advantage of every photo opportunity

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

Compose with a realistic view

Easily frame and view your shots and movies on the bright, high resolution 7.5cm (3.0 ) Xtra Fine LCD screen

Electronic viewfinder

Take the guesswork out of composing shots and get exactly the result youre looking for. A 201k-dot resolution electronic viewfinder gives you a clear, real-time preview with 100% field coverage " ideal for framing, focusing, and reviewing shots using various settings

Shoot smooth, steady Full HD movies

Film smooth, steady video clips in Full HD 24p, even when youre walking or zooming, with Optical SteadyShot Active Mode

Intelligent Active Mode keeps blur away

Have no fear of handheld movie shooting. Intelligent Active Mode, featuring Sony's advanced frame-analysis technology and five-axis image stabilization, compensates for camera shake. This mode reduces the blurriness that tends to occur in images when shooting handheld or shooting while chasing a subject in action

Add artistic picture effects

Add up to 13 different creative effects to stills, movies, and panoramas without having to download and use image-editing software

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

After autofocusing, you can rotate a lens ring to use Direct Manual Focus to make fine adjustments, for fantastic focusing speed, precision, and control for shooting macro and fast-moving subjects.

Shoot high quality pictures quickly

The BIONZ X processor is key to high-speed continuous shooting at 10 frames per second and finely detailed image quality

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 favourite settings

Boost your flash photography

Advanced Flash brightens up dim scenes, lighting up subjects who are further away from the camera

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

Works with iMovie and Final Cut Pro X

This product is compatible with Final Cut Pro X and iMovie.

Sensor
Sensor Type1/2.3 type (7.82mm) Exmor R CMOS sensor
Number of Pixels (Effective)Approx. 20.4 Megapixels
Number of Pixels (Gross)Approx. 21.1 Megapixels
Lens
Lens typeZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* Lens, 15 elements in 10 groups (including 1 super ED glass element, 2 ED glass elements and 3 aspheric elements)
F-number (Maximum Aperture)F2.8 (W) - 6.3 (T)
Focal length (f=)f=4.3-215mm
Focus Range (From the Front of the Lens)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)
Optical Zoom50x (Optical Zoom during movie recording)
Clear Image Zoom (Still Image)Still Image: 20M Approx. 100x / 10M Approx.142x / 5M Approx. 200x / VGA Approx. 810x / 15M(16:9) Approx. 100x / 2M(16:9) Approx. 270x; Movie: Approx. 100x
Filter DiameterYes (φ55)
Digital Zoom20M Approx. 200x / 10M Approx. 284x / 5M Approx. 400x / VGA Approx. 810x / 15M (16:9) Approx. 200x / 2M (16:9) Approx. 540x
Iris diaphragm7 blades
Screen
Screen Type7.5cm (3.0type) (4:3) / 921,600 dots / Xtra Fine / TFT LCD
Adjustable AngleUp by approx. 90degrees, down by approx. 60degrees
Display Selector (Finder/Lcd)FINDER/MONITOR (not automatically)
MS Assist Magnification8.1x, 16.2x
Viewfinder
Screen Type/Number of DotsElectrical (0.5cm (0.2 type), 201.600dots equivalent)
Field Coverage100%
Brightness ControlManual (5 steps)
Camera
Image Processing EngineYes (BIONZ X)
SteadyshotOptical
Focus ModeSingle-shot AF; DMF; Manual Focus; Continuous AF (Advanced sports & Movie Only)
Focus AreaWide; Center; Flexible Spot (S/M/L)
LOCK ON AFYes
Light Metering ModeMulti Pattern;Center Weighted;Spot
Exposure Compensation+/- 2.0 EV, 1/3 EV step
ISO Sensitivity (Still Image)(Recommended Exposure Index)Auto (ISO80-3200, selectable with upper/lower limit), 80/100/125/160/200/250/320/400/500/640/800/1000/1250/1600/2000/2500/3200, Multi-Frame NR: Auto (ISO80-3200),100/200/400/800/1600/3200/6400/12800
ISO Sensitivity (Movie)Auto (ISO80-3200, selectable with upper/lower limit), 80/100/125/160/200/250/320/400/500/640/800/1000/1250/1600/2000/2500/3200
Minimum Illumination (Movie)Auto: 4lux (Shutter Speed 1/30)
WB Micro AdjustmentG7-M7,A7-B7
Dynamic Range FunctionsOff, Dynamic Range Optimizer (Auto/Level 1-5), Auto High Dynamic Range: Off, Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure difference level (1.0-6.0 EV, 1.0 EV step)
Shooting ModeProgram Auto; Aperture Priority; Shutter Speed Priority; Manual Exposure; MR (Memory Recall) 1,2; Movie Mode (Program Auto, Aperture Priority, Shutter Speed Priority, Manual Exposure); Panorama; Scene Selection; Intelligent Auto; Superior Auto
Scene SelectionHigh Sensitivity; Night Scene; Handheld Twilight; Night Portrait; Landscape; Portrait; Soft Skin; Anti Motion Blur; Beach; Snow; Fireworks; Advanced Sports Shooting; Gourmet; Pet Mode
Continuous Shooting Speed (maximum) (with max. recording pixels)Approx. 10 fps (for up to 10 shots)
Self-TimerOff / 10sec. / 2sec. / portrait 1 / portrait 2
Drive ModesSingle shooting; Continuous shooting; Self-timer; Self-timer (continuous); Self-portrait; Continuous bracketing; White balance bracketing
Panorama (Shooting)Intelligent Sweep Panorama (supports 360 format)
Creative StyleStandard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Black & White, Sepia
Auto Image RotationYes
Metering ModeMulti Pattern;Center Weighted;Spot
Number of Recognized ScenesStill Image: Superior Auto: 44/iAuto: 33; Movie: 44
Flash
Flash ModeFlash Off / Autoflash / Fill-flash / Slow Sync. / Advanced Flash / Rear Sync.
Flash TypeBuilt-in, manual pop-up
AF IlluminatorAuto / Off
Flash RangeISO 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)
Recording
Compatible Recording MediaMemory Stick Duo™; Memory Stick PRO Duo™; Memory Stick PRO Duo™ (High Speed); Memory Stick PROHG Duo; Memory Stick Micro™; Memory Stick Micro™(Mark2); SD Memory Card; SDHC Memory Card; SDXC Memory Card; microSD Memory Card; microSDHC Memory Card; microSDXC Memory Card
Recording FormatStill Images: JPEG ( DCF, Exif, MPF Baseline ) compliant, DPOF compatible
Recording Format (Movie Audio)AVCHD: Dolby Digital (AC-3) 2-channel (Dolby Digital Stereo Creator), MP4: MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch
Colour Space (Still)sRGB
Movie Recording Mode (NTSC)AVCHD: 28M PS (1,920x1,080/60p) / 24M FX (1,920x1,080/60i) / 17M FH (1,920x1,080/60i) / 24M FX (1,920x1,080/24p) / 17M FH (1,920x1,080/24p), MP4: 12M (1,440x1,080/30fps) / 3M VGA (640x480/30fps)
Panorama (Recording)Intelligent Sweep Panorama (supports 360 format)
Number of Recording Pixels (Image Size)3:2 mode: 18M (5,184×3,456) / 8.9M (3,648×2,432) / 4.5M (2,592×1,728) / 4:3 mode: 20M (5,184×3,888) / 10M (3,648×2,736) / 5M (2,592×1,944) / VGA / 16:9 mode: 15M (5,184×2,920) / 7.5M (3,648×2,056) / 2.1M (1,920×1,080) / 1:1 mode: 15M (3,888×3,888) / 7.5M (2,736×2,736) / 3.7M (1,920×1,920) / Sweep Panorama: Wide (7,152×1,080/4,912×1,920) /Standard (4,912×1,080/3,424×1,920) / Sweep Panorama: 360 (11,520×1,080)
Interface
Input and Output TerminalsMulti/Micro USB Terminal , Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0), Micro HDMI
Power
Power SourceDC3.6V (supplied battery)/DC5.0V (supplied AC Adapter)
Battery SystemNP-BX1
Power Consumption (Camera Mode)Approx. 1.4W (EVF:Approx. 1.1W)
USB Charge/USB Power SupplyYes (Power supply during shooting/playback requires separately sold AC-UD10.)
Battery Life(Still Images)Still Images: Approx. 300 / Approx. 150 min (EVF: Approx. 380 / Approx. 190 min); Movies (actual shooting): Approx. 50 min (EVF: Approx. 55 min). (In [MP4 12M] mode, max. continuous shooting time is approx. 15 min. and max. file size is 2GB); Movies (continuous shooting): Approx. 85min (EVF: Approx. 95min). (In [MP4 12M] mode, max. continuous shooting time is approx. 15 min. and max. file size is 2GB. )
OTHERS
Shooting FunctionsFace Detection; Grid Line; Smile Shutter; Digital Level Gauge (roll); WB Bracket; MF Assist; Micref Level
Playback FunctionsBRAVIA Sync (Control for HDMI); 9/25-frame index view; Auto Orientation; Slide Show; Forward/Rewind (Movie); Delete; Protect; Motion Shot Video; Beauty Effect
Operating Temperature0 degrees C. - +40 degrees C. / 32 degrees F. - 104 degrees F.
Size & Weight
Dimensions (W x H x D)129.6 x 93.2 x 103.2 mm (5 1/8 in. x 3 3/4 in. x 4 1/8 in.)
WeightApprox. 652 g (1lb 7.0oz.) (Battery and Memory Stick DUO™ are included) / Approx. 625 g (1lb 6.0oz.) (Body Only)

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