Sony DSC-HX20V

18.2 megapixels Exmor R™, 20x optical zoom, Full HD 50p, 3D, 7.5cm LCD, Intelligent Sweep Panorama,GPS Log Recording

High-performance Cyber-shot™ with powerful 20x zoom and macro shooting

18.2 effective megapixels Exmor R™ CMOS sensor: Highly efficient sensor design works with BIONZ™ processor to reduce image noise for superb low-light pictures.

20x optical zoom/25mm wide angle lens: Very high quality G lens by with powerful zoom range and superb optical quality at all zoom settings.

40x Clear Image Zoom: Doubles 20x optical zoom range to an effective 40x, filling the frame with distant subjects while maintaining superb image quality.

By Pixel Super Resolution technology: Intelligently optimises detail and sharpness for ultra-realistic images - also boosts effective resolution of high-zoom shots.

Superior Auto Mode: Achieve DSLR-like quality easily: settings are adjusted automatically for superb images with low noise and high dynamic range.

Extra High Sensitivity Technology: Expands shooting opportunities to include extremely dimly-lit conditions.

Smooth, high speed autofocus: Lock onto your subject with pin-sharp AF in as little as 0.13 seconds: focus quickly in dim conditions when other cameras struggle.

Tracking Focus: Keeps accurate focus on your selected subject, even when it's moving - so the star of your movie always looks their best.

Photo Creativity interface: Make quick, simple adjustments to colour, brightness and other picture settings - preview changes in real time on screen..

Artistic Picture Effect modes: Create 'in camera' effects, including Toy Camera, Partial Colour, Pop Colour, HDR Painting, Miniature, Illustration, Watercolour,.

Background Defocus: Create pro-style images with crisp foreground subjects against a smoothly blurred background, just like a DSLR camera.

High-speed continuous shooting: Press the shutter button and freeze the action with a burst of images at up to 10 frames per second.

1080i Full HD movie: One-touch record with zoom of high quality Full HD video clips using AVCHD format (1920x1080i).

1920x1080 50p Full HD movie: Shoot smooth, cinematic movies in progressive shooting mode.

Optical SteadyShot Active Mode: Corrects shaky handheld camera movements when shooting video, even while walking or zooming; also compensates for rolling motion.

Dual REC: Press the shutter button and capture high-resolution still photos during video recording. Grab still frames from video playback.

Intelligent Sweep Panorama: Automatically combines a burst of images to create extra-wide panoramic pictures, even with moving subjects in the frame.

3D Sweep Panorama: Sweep the camera and capture extra-wide 3D panoramic images. Enjoy the dramatic results either in 2D or on a 3D TV.

Sweep Panorama High Resolution: Sweep the camera and shoot super-detailed panoramas. Enjoy on your connected HD TV, or zoom in with PlayStation®3.

Sweep Multi Angle: Shoot a burst of images to see your subject from different angles. View on LCD or on HDTV with PS3® and PlayMemories Studio.

3D Still Image: Press the shutter button: Cyber-shot™ automatically creates a single 3D image from two successive frames: view on 3D TV.

7.5cm/3" XtraFine TruBlack LCD: Large, very high resolution screen (921k dot resolution) with excellent detail and high contrast.

Digital Level Gauge: On-screen guide helps you keep horizons true and level.

Advanced manual functions: Enjoy DSLR-like creative control with manual ring for smooth zoom/focus; plus jog dial, WB shift, custom button and memory recall.

GPS and Log Record with Compass: Geotag images and video clips to enjoy after shooting with exciting on-line maps. Cyber-shot™ also traces your journey.

HD output: View video and still images on HD TV (requires optional cable): PhotoTV HD enhances viewing on compatible BRAVIA™.

Face Detection: Automatically adjusts focus, exposure and white balance for clearer portraits and priority selectable for children/adults.

Smile Shutter: Automatically fires shutter when subject smiles: with adjustable smile threshold and priority selectable for children/adults.

Backlight Correction HDR: Produces natural, balanced results with high contrast when shooting strongly backlit scenes.

Soft Skin mode: Automatically retouches portraits, removing blemishes and boosting skin tone for beautiful faces.

Self Portrait Timer: Detects correct framing when camera is held at arm's length; shutter fires automatically for great self portraits.

Easy Shooting mode: Fuss-free operation for beginners with large, easy-to-read on-screen instructions.

In-Camera Guide: Get on-screen tips and information on operating your camera without leafing through instruction manuals.

In-camera retouching: Fun in-camera still image retouching functions including Picture Effect, trim, red-eye correction and unsharp mask.

PlayMemories Home: Pre-installed software makes it easy to transfer images to PC for viewing, editing, printing, emailing, web uploads and more.

Memory card compatibility: Cyber-shot™ accepts a wide range of cards, including Memory Stick™ and SD/SDHC - see Technical Specifications for compatibility.

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