Sony Cybershot DSC-WX300 Features
The Sony Cybershot DSC-WX300 has an 18.2 megapixel Exmor R CMOS sensor and 20x optical zoom lens, a 35mm equivalent of 25-500mm, and can be extended to 40x with Clear Image Zoom. There is Optical SteadyShot to reduce blur when shooting handheld and you can also shoot at 10 fps.
Intelligent Auto recognises the scene and automatically adjusts the camera settings, with Superior Auto recognising when your subject is moving. Other shooting modes include iSweep Panorama and artistic picture effects which can be applied to both images and videos. When shooting portraits the WX300 will automatically remove skin blemishes, brighten teeth, widen eyes and cut forehead shine.
The built-in Wi-Fi allows you to transfer your images and videos to a smartphone or tablet and allows your mobile device to act as a remote control.
Videos are recorded in full 1080p HD with Optical SteadyShot Active Mode to ensure they are as smooth and steady as possible
The WX300 has an extremely compact, metal body. It’s a pocketable camera and isn’t overly heavy, despite housing a 20x optical zoom lens. To aid grip there is a vertical groove on the front on the camera.
Measuring 21.6mm at the thickest point and weighing a mere 105g, the WX300 is portable despite housing a 20x optical zoom lens. The company claims that the WX300 is the smallest 20x shooter in its class.
This point-and-shoot features a versatile 25-500mm focal range which is useful for covering a variety of scenarios–from wide-angle group shots to faraway subjects. The WX300′s lens is also supported by an enhanced optical image stabilization mode which helps you get sharper stills and steadier videos in low-light conditions or when shooting at telephoto ranges.
Like the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 we previewed, the WX300 is Wi-Fi-enabled which means you get to wirelessly transfer photos and videos to smart devices such as smartphone and tablets. In addition, shutterbugs have the ability to control the camera remotely using a proprietary app.
Based on its specifications, the WX300 is capable of recording up to 500 images on a fully charged battery, which is pretty impressive considering that typical long-zoom compacts average at about 260 shots
The LCD is a good size at 3 inches, resolution is also good and it is easy to view in varying lighting conditions. Alongside the screen are playback, movie record, menu and delete buttons, as well as a rotating wheel which also acts as a d-pad, giving quick access to the flash, continuous shooting and the photo creativity mode. The latter allows you to change the brightness, colour, vividness and choose a picture effect. The top of the camera hosts the on / off switch, zoom rocker, shutter release and mode dial. The buttons are generally small, but easy to press.
The menu system is easy to navigate, press the menu button the enter the shooting options, if you want to amend the camera settings, scroll down the bottom and you’ll find an option represented by a briefcase which gives access to them.
To use the Wi-Fi you need to install the free PlayMemories app. Pairing the devices and using the app is easy. You can transfer images and videos, as well as use the app to capture them as well. You can control the zoom and set a self-timer with the app.
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Enjoy a level of creative freedom unimaginable with the use of interchangeable lenses. Its 16.1 Effective Megapixel Exmor™ APS HD CMOS sensor lets you record beautiful Full HD video with high-quality audio and with dramatic background defocusing effects.
E-mount System for Lens Interchangeability
Progressive recording: 50p / 25p
Quad Capsule Spatial Array Microphone Records High-Quality Stereo and 5.1 Surround Sound
Full Manual Control Capability for Video Recording
3.0 Type Xtra Fine Touch-Panel LCD Monitor with TruBlack Technology
Includes SEL18200 telephoto zoom lens (with Optical SteadyShot Active Mode )
Enjoy a level of creative freedom unimaginable with the use of interchangeable lenses. Its 16.1 Effective Megapixel Exmor™ APS HD CMOS sensor lets you record beautiful Full HD video with high-quality audio and with dramatic background defocusing effects.E-mount System for Lens InterchangeabilityProgressive recording: 50p / 25pQuad Capsule Spatial Array Microphone Records High-Quality Stereo and 5.1 Surround SoundFull Manual Control Capability for Video Recording3.0 Type Xtra Fine Touch-Panel LCD Monitor with TruBlack TechnologyIncludes SEL18200 telephoto zoom lens (with Optical SteadyShot Active Mode )
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Canon has announced the new PowerShot SX40 HS. While the previous model had more megapixels (14 to be exact), the new SX40 HS has a better CMOS sensor (12 megapixels). This sensor, when combined with the upgraded DIGIC 5 image processor means this new model can take better pictures at higher speeds.
The SX40 HS as a High-speed Burst HQ mode that snaps up to 8 frames. Its HS SYSTEM allows for more clarity in low light situations. The CMOS sensor also translates to full HD 1080p video recording. Intelligent IS (Image Stability) selects from six modes to make sure your shots are blur-free, even when you’re at the camera’s full 35x optical zoom (35mm equivalent of 24-840mm). There is also a Zoom Framing Assist button to help stabilize the camera while tracking moving objects in “extreme telephoto settings.”
Another nice feature on this new model is the 2.7-inch vari-angle LCD viewing screen, which will help taking self-portraits as well as high and low angle shots. While the camera has a host of manual settings, novices and newbies will enjoy the improved Smart AUTO settings, where in the camera selects the optimum shooting mode from one of 32 predefined shooting conditions and situations.
Canon PowerShot SX40 HS Features:
- 12.1 megapixel CMOS sensor
- 35x optical zoom (35mm equivalent of 24-840mm; F2.7-F5.8)
- 2.7-inch vari-angle LCD
- DIGIC 5 image processor
- Improved Smart AUTO (32 predefined shooting situations)
- HS SYSTEM
- Full 1080p HD video capture
- High-speed Burst HQ
- Intelligent IS
- Zoom framing assist button
- HDMI out
- 10 frames per second
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ony’s latest refinements to its Translucent Mirror Technology make these new cameras the fastest, most responsive interchangeable lens cameras in their class, as well as set new performance benchmarks that even professional DSLRs have yet to achieve. The α77 and α65 both feature a newly developed Exmor™ APS HD CMOS sensor with 24.3 effective megapixel resolution, as well as the world’s first XGA OLED Tru-Finder™ viewfinder. The sensor teams with the next generation of Sony’s BIONZ® image processing engine to handle huge amounts of high speed data from the camera sensor, enabling unprecedented response times and flawless image quality with ultra-low noise when shooting still images or Full HD video.
“We feel that these cameras are not only a significant evolution of our breakthrough Translucent Mirror Technology,” said Mike Kahn, director of the alpha camera business group for Sony Electronics. “They’re also a revolution in terms of redefining how this unique technology can be put to use by enthusiasts.”
The much anticipated successor to Sony’s acclaimed α700 DSLR, the α77 boasts the world’s fastest continuous autofocus (AF) shooting performance (among DSLRs in Aug 2011), capturing a burst of full resolution, 24 megapixel images at 12 frames per second with full-time phase-detection AF. The α65 achieves a similarly impressive 10fps shooting speed.
Precision AF tracking of moving subjects is more precise with the α77 due to a new 19-point autofocus system with 11 cross sensors. The α65 boasts 15-point AF with three cross sensors. Tracking Focus maintains accurate focus lock on a moving subject — even if the target is momentarily obscured. Additionally, a new electronic front shutter curtain achieves a minimum release time lag of approximately 50 milliseconds, comparable to much more expensive professional-class DSLRs.
The α77 and α65 further refine Sony’s acclaimed Fast Continuous AF Full HD Movie shooting, already featured on previous Sony Translucent Mirror cameras. Phase Detection maintains accurate focus during video shooting of portrait subjects, even when they’re moving at fast speeds.
Unprecedented image quality and creative options
A broad sensitivity range of ISO 100-16000 expands (α77 only) down to ISO 50. At the highest sensitivities, both cameras can freeze fast action or capture atmospheric low-noise shots without flash. Low ISO settings are ideal when used with a long exposure to create expressive shots, such as splashing water.
Both cameras showcase a remarkably crisp OLED Tru-Finder™ viewfinder, the world’s first of its kind. With a 2359k dot (XGA) resolution, this precision electronic viewfinder offers a bright, highly detailed, high contrast image with 100 percent frame coverage and a wide field of view comparable to the most advanced class optical viewfinders.
However, unlike optical viewfinders, users have expansive customization capabilities through the XGA OLED Tru-Finder™ viewfinder and can preview the effects of adjusting exposure, white balance and other settings in real-time. Photographers can also make fine focus adjustments via a zoomed-in portion of the image.
The Smart Teleconverter displays an enlarged central portion of the image sensor, allowing compositions to be displayed clearly on the OLED viewfinder and captured as 12 megapixel images with a digital zoom factor of 1.4x or 2x.
In another first for DSLR cameras, both new models can capture Full HD video at 60p (progressive) frame rates — incorporating the recently introduced AVCHD™ Progressive (Ver. 2.0) format. Also, 24p shooting is available for capturing beautiful cinematic video footage. Manual focusing and P/A/S/M exposure modes, familiar to creative filmmakers, also can provide enhanced control during video shooting.
Shooters can compose and review stills and video on the adjustable-angle three-inch Xtra Fine LCD™ display that offers high resolution (921k dot) and TruBlack™ technology for superb detail and contrast. As an extra refinement, the α77 introduces the world’s first three-way adjustable screen that tilts and pivots freely for effortless framing at any angle (α65: two-way adjust LCD).
Revised ergonomics on both cameras include a comfortably contoured new grip design and tactile new button layout for ‘eyes off’ operation while viewing via the high-resolution XGA OLED Tru-Finder™ viewfinder.
The α77 adds front and rear control dials for intuitive fingertip operation and a separate top-mounted LCD data display. The durable body features magnesium alloy panels for strength and lightness. Key controls are sealed against the effects of dust and moisture, complementing similar levels of protection offered by the new SAL1650 lens, VG-C77AM Vertical Grip for α77 and HVL-F43AM flash unit.
A new shutter unit on the α77 is tested up to 150,000 cycles and supports an ultra-fast minimum 1/8000 sec shutter speed (1/250 sec flash sync). On-board GPS allows automatic geo-tagging of photos and video clips with location data.
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The Sony Alpha NEX- 5N maintains the industrial-chic look. It houses a 16.1 megapixel Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor capable of recording 1080 HD video at up to 60p. ISO range stretches up to 25600, which Sony claims is the very highest among mirrorless cameras to date.
Speed-wise, the NEX-5N can keep up with the fastest mirrorless cameras with a 10 fps burst rate. The tilting 3.0-inch LCD has added touch functionality, lending itself to a redesigned user interface. A new clip-on OLED viewfinder will be available separately for purchase. Like all NEX and Alpha cameras launched alongside it today, the NEX-5N will accept SD/SDHC/SDXC memory media along with Sony Memory Stick Duo cards
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