We thought the days of 50x super zoom cameras was long gone, buried away along with the indignities of the early 2000's, but well here we are again. Sony continue their blockbuster 2016 with a sudden announcement of the HX350, which is compact yet jam full of features (as one would expect by now from a Sony camera).
Based on that, we also predict this will have horrid battery life.
It has a ZEISS branded Vario-Sonnar T* lens with 50x optical zoom that provides 100x of the image, zoomed in.
The camera will have manual control and a 201k-dot EVF in a DSLR-style body. The LCD is a 921k-dot 3" tilting screen, although it doesn't appear to be able to extend very far. Taking a page out of the A99-series, this will use a Back-illuminated Exmor RTM CMOS sensor.
The sensor will be a 20. 4MP 1/2. 3 type, and will use a BIONZ X image processing engine. Of course since the zoom will be so long, there is Optical SteadyShot, which will also help with the video. Expect Full HD at 24fps, and an ISO performance up to 12,800.
Check out more on the HX350 here, and the camera will be on sale in Europe in January 2017 for €450.. digitalrev.com