|As befitting Sony's flagship Cyber-shot, the new DSC-HX1 takes classic SLR camera styling to new heights. Finely balanced and with a unique leather-like finish, the HX1 smoothly integrates basic structural elements — lens, finder, LCD and flash — into a lightweight, compact design that is pure magic in your hands. The comfortably familiar form is accented by an enlarged grip for excellent handling and enhanced stability.|
Swift, sure operation is a hallmark of the HX1. All main controls are conveniently located on the right within easy reach of your thumb and forefinger, assuring rapid access so you never miss a photo opportunity.
Main shooting modes are now selected with the mode dial, which has a two-layered, knurled edge — the upper layer delicately grated and the lower with vertical scoring — to deliver smooth, confident operation with either fingertips or thumb. Mode settings are logically grouped, as exemplified by the side-by-side positioning of Sweep Panorama and Hand-held Twilight modes.
Improved functionality extends to the shutter release button, now encircled by a ring-type zoom key. This speeds composition and shooting by locating both controls under the same finger. Two additional buttons, FOCUS and , allow you to quickly select focus modes and continuous shooting, respectively.
|Another level of ease|
Inheriting the superbly functional design of Sony's Series SLR cameras, the HX1 is now equipped with a Jog dial. Just rotate to select a setting, then click to lock it in. The Jog dial brings pro-calibre, one-handed operation to Cyber-shot, eliminating hand-to-hand juggling to vastly simplify use.
In another nod to Sony , the camera includes a programmable Custom button, which you can set to activate Smile Shutter, adjust white balance or select a metering mode — just another way the HX1 enhances shooting ease.
|The “G Lens” experience|
|The HX1 is the first Cyber-shot equipped with “G Lens”. Featuring Sony’s own precision optics, “G Lens” represents a new step forward for people serious about their photos. Its lustrous black barrel adds a distinctive look of quality, inspiring you to pick up the HX1 and be your best.|
|180-degree tiltable LCD|
|What a view. The 230,400-dot 3.0-type Clear Photo LCD Plus delivers crisp, clear images both when shooting and previewing. This unique LCD tilts up or down approximately 90 degrees to simplify high- and low-angle shots. Viewing is further enhanced thanks to an AR (anti-reflective) coating that provides sharp visibility even in bright sunlight.|
|Super coating, super sound|
|Never worry about minor bumps and scrapes again. The HX1 is encased in a scratch-resistant UV hard coating for added protection against the rigours of daily use. And for high-quality audio reproduction when shooting HD movies, the stereo microphone captures all the thrills and excitement of the original scene.|