Features3D Still Image and 3D Sweep Panorama30x Optical Zoom27mm wide angle Sony G lens·AVCHD Full HD movie recordingBackground Defocus and high speed auto focusBuilt-in GPS and Compass
Design and Ergonomics
This camera is 93.1mm thick.
Picture Quality and Lens
With 16.2 megapixels you can get a 11x14 print at full resolution with room for cropping and with greater enlargement possible to achieve high quality banner size prints. The 30 times Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar T has a 35mm film equivalent focal length range of 27-810mm, which will give you a perspective from a extra wide angle to full telephoto for large groups and landscapes to very creative portraits and distant landmarks of interest. The lens has extend even when zooming. It also has a 120 times digital zoom and up to 216 times smart zoom which is just a digital zoom that adjusts for optimum results by lowering resolution. This camera is also capable of a high 3200 ISO for better lowlight photography.
Sweep Panorama mode
Reach beyond the traditional wide angle lens, and capture more breathtaking shots with Sweep Panorama Mode. Simply press the shutter button and sweep the camera in the desired direction and the camera continuously shoots at a high speed, then seamlessly stitches the images together with automatic position adjustment to create one stunning panoramic image. Available in wide and ultra-wide options, the camera can take panoramic shots of up to 185 degrees. Now capturing wide landscapes is as easy as press and sweep.
Optical SteadyShot image stabilization
Optical SteadyShot image stabilization uses a built-in gyro sensor to detect camera shake and automatically shifts the lens to help prevent blur without sacrificing image quality.
Intelligent Auto (iAuto) mode
Unlike traditional auto mode, Intelligent Auto (iAuto) mode thinks for you, recognizing scenes, lighting conditions, and faces, and adjusts settings resulting in clearer images, faces with more natural skin tone, and less blur. By incorporating advanced features such as Intelligent Scene Recognition, Face Detection technology, and Optical SteadyShot image stabilization, iAuto mode lets you take advantage of the latest Sony Cyber-shot technology without leaving auto mode. Whether you’re shooting expansive landscapes, capturing playground action, or taking pictures at a birthday party or wedding shower, iAuto mode will optimize your camera’s settings to help ensure you come away with a great shot.
Face Detection technology
Sony’s improved Face Detection technology can automatically distinguish between children and adults. Face Detection technology detects up to eight individual faces and adjusts focus, exposure, and white balance to help deliver crisp, properly lit images of family and friends. Newly added Face Motion Detection adjusts ISO sensitivity and accelerates the shutter speed when facial movement is detected, reducing blur in the subjects face.
Smile Shutter technology
Smile Shutter technology captures a smile the moment it happens. Simply press the Smile Shutter button and the camera does the rest. You can also select adult and child priority and indicate the degree of Smile Detection Sensitivity. Intelligent Scene Recognition can now be used together with Smile Shutter when the Intelligent Auto mode is on. This means that beautiful smiles can be captured with settings optimized for the particular scene, even in difficult conditions such as twilight and backlighting.
Available scene modes are: Advanced Sports Shooting / Twilight / Twilight Portrait / Landscape / Soft Snap / Snow / Beach / Fireworks / High Sensitivity / Gourmet / Pet / Soft Skin
CompatibilityConnectivity: USB 2.0 Hi-SpeedBattery: Lithium ION Battery NP-FH50Memory: Memory Stick Duo / Memory Stick PRO Duo / Memory Stick PRO Duo (High Speed) / Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo / SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card / SDXC Memory Card
Included AccessoriesBatteryChargerMulti-cablePicture Motion Browser