The new HX1 Cyber-shot model can take 224-degree panorama shots in one easy press-and-sweep motion. It is also the company s first Cyber-shot camera to use the exclusive 1/2.4-inch Exmor CMOS sensor technology. This technology allows it to achieve burst speeds of 10 frames per second at full 9.1 megapixel resolution in continuous burst mode. Setting it apart from most digital still cameras, which use an electronic shutter to achieve high speed, the HX1 unit has a mechanical shutter that helps reduce distortion when shooting a moving subject. Compared to images shot with traditional sensors, the HX1 model takes clearer images with about 50 percent less noise when in handheld twilight or anti-blur modes. It is also the first Cyber-shot camera include a Sony G lens and 1080p HD movie clip recording capabilities. Traditional CMOS sensor technology provides higher shutter speeds, but we are using what we call an Image3 system that combines the best image, sensor and processor, said Karim Noblecilla, senior product marketing manager in Sony Electronics Digital Imaging Division. By combining this sensor with a high-quality Sony G lens and powerful BIONZ processor, we are able to create solutions beyond fast speed that helps consumers get better pictures. Incorporating on-chip A/D conversion, which minimizes image degradation that can occur during analogue processing, Noblecilla said the Exmor CMOS sensor delivers outstanding images, reduces noise and can continuously shoot at a high speeds.
1 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1 Digital Camera 1 NP-FH50 Battery Pack 1 Battery Charger 1 Data Cable (USB) 1 AV Cable 1 Strap 1 CD-ROM
Clear Images in Low Light or for Moving Subjects. Compared to cameras with traditional sensors, the HX1 model has two scene modes that significantly reduce noise. Using the high-speed shutter Exmor CMOS sensor technology, the new model takes six shots within a fraction of a second. Combined with the power of the BIONZ imaging processor, it immediately superimposes them into one picture. The camera calculates the position of objects in each frame and composes the sharpest picture possible, resulting in clearer, sharper images. The two modes that use this functionality include hand-held twilight and anti-motion blur. For difficult shots in low light, the hand-held twilight mode results in clearer and sharper pictures without the need of a tripod. Anti-motion blur uses High ISO to reduce blur especially in dimly lit environments. To reduce blur, the camera detects if a person or object is moving, or if the camera is shaking, which is likely when taking a telephoto shot. When it superimposes the images, the camera captures the moving subject or object from one of the six shots. It takes, combines and composes the rest of the image using the six shots. This reduces blur on the main subject and results in a sharp, clear background. Sweep Panorama TechnologyCapturing wide landscapes, church spires or skyscrapers is as easy as press and sweep. Sweep panorama mode lets you reach beyond the traditional wide-angle lens and capture breathtaking shots. With wide and ultra-wide settings and horizontal or vertical directions, sweep panorama mode can take up to 224-degree horizontal or 154-degree vertical shots. Using the fast-speed Exmor CMOS sensor, the camera continuously shoots full-resolution images at a high speed. Using the BIONZ imaging processor, it automatically stitches the pictures together to create one stunning panoramic photo. The maximum resolution is 7152 x 1080 (ultra wide horizontal).
Sensor 1/2.4 Exmor CMOS Sensor 9.1 million effective pixel 10.3 million effective pixel Image sizes 3456 x 2592 3456 x 2304 3456 x 1944 3648 x 2056 2048 x 1536 1920 x 1080 640 X 480 Image sizes(Panorama) 7152 x 1080 4912 x 1080 4912 x 1920 3424 x 1920 Movie clips 1440 x 1080 (30fps) 1280 x 720 (30fps) 640x480 (30fps) File formats Still Image JPEG (EXIF 2.2), DPOF v1.1, DCF v2.0, MPF baseline Movie Clip mp4, MPEG4 Lens Sony G lens 28-560mm equiv. 20x Optical zoom f = 5.0-100.0mm F2.8(W)-5.2(T) Conversion lenses Yes, Tele VCL-HD1757 (Optional) Digital zoom Approx. 40x Image Stabalisation Optical SteadyShot Focus Auto focus, Semi-Manual, Manual AF area modes Intelligent Focus Mode Multi Centre Flexible Spot Focus distance Normal W Approx.1cm(0.03 ) to Infinity, T Approx.150cm(4.92 ) to Infinity Macro W Approx.1cm(0.03 ) to Infinity, T Approx.150cm(4.92 ) to Infinity ISO sensitivity Auto ISO 125 ISO 200 ISO 400 ISO 800 ISO 1600 ISO 3200 Metering modes Multi Centre Spot Shuttter speed Auto(2 sec- 1/4,000) Program Auto(1 sec- 1/4,000) Manual(30 - 1/4,000) Aperture Auto (F2.8./F8.0(W), Program auto (F2.8/F8.0(W) Manual( F2.8/F8.0(W) Shooting modes Mode dial Intelligent Auto, P Auto, easy, SCN, movie, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority, Manual Scene High Sensitivity, Twilight, Twilight portrait, Landscape, Snow, Beach, Fire works, Sports, gourmet, ASports, handheld Twilight, Anti-Motion Blur, Sweep Panorama White balance Auto Daylight Cloudy Fluorescent Fluorescent 2 Fluorescent 3 Incandescent Flash Custom Self timer Off 10sec 2sec Continous Shooting Approx. 10.0 fps(10 shots) Flash Modes Auto, Flash On, Slow Syncro, Flash Off Red Eye Reduction Auto, On, Off Range ISO Auto Approx.0.3-Approx.9.2m(W) Approx.1.5-Approx.5.1m (T) LCD monitor 3.0 inch TFT LCD approx. 230,400 pixels Digital input/output USB 2.0 High Speed Multi-use terminal Type2d Video output HD(1080i) Composite NTSC/ PAL Storage Internal memory (Approx. 11 MB) Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/ Pro HG Duo Power InfoLITHIUM H type 6.8V Weight (no batt) Approx. 453g (16oz.) Dimensions 115mm x 83mm x 92mm (4 5/8 x 3 3/8 x 3 5/8 )