The Cyber-shot HX1 allows you to capture a scene with greater flexibility than any other camera. In addition to 9.1MP and 3.0" LCD, its powerful 20x optical zoom G lens ranges from 28mm wide angle to 560mm telephoto. With Sweep Panorama, you can capture wide-angle views that extend beyond human vision—up to 224 degrees.
Because Sony designs and manufactures the three core elements on which digital imaging depends, the HX1 can achieve breakthrough performance and capabilities unlike other cameras. Exemplified in G Series Lens, Exmor™ CMOS Imager and Bionz™ processor, Sony Image3 creates an elevated standard in imaging.
With the ability to shoot 9MP images at 10 frames per second, the HX1 allows you to capture action like no other compact digital camera. Its high speed mechanical shutter captures each frame without the distortion common with electronic shutters.
Equipped with Sweep Panorama mode7, the HX1 reaches beyond the limits of wide angle lenses and makes it easy to capture expansive, breathtaking panoramic shots. Simply press the shutter button and "sweep" the camera horizontally or vertically—and the camera assembles the shots into a single frame which can cover up to 224 degrees field of view.
By capturing and superimposing six images, the HX1 revolutionizes low-light photography. Handheld Twilight mode renders and image with up to 50% less noise than other cameras, and Anti-motion Blur mode overcomes the blur of a moving subject.
Intelligent Auto (iAuto) mode goes beyond traditional auto settings by recognizing and adjusting to scene conditions and lighting, enhancing natural skin tones, and reducing blur.
Easily retouch and enhance your pictures with 10 in-camera tools and quickly find images with convenient Image Management functions. Plus, with the included PMB (Picture Motion Browser) software, it's a breeze to transfer, manage, archive and share your photos.
Introducing the world's first digital still camera with Sweep Panorama mode. You can also shoot at an amazing 10 frames per second and capture crisp details in low light with 9.1-megapixel resolution.
In photography, timing is everything. With the ultra-fast, 10-shots-per-second speed of the Cyber-shot® DSC-HX1, it's easy to capture a swinging bat just before it hits the ball. Remarkable Exmor"" CMOS technology even makes it easy to capture photos in low light while maintaining smooth color gradation and crisp detail. Especially useful for beautiful landscape shots or shooting skyscrapers, the Sweep Panorama mode takes seamless 224-degree shots with breathtaking 9.1 megapixel results—just press the shutter and sweep in a horizontal or vertical direction. And don't miss the 20x optical zoom or the Intelligent Auto mode that eliminates the guesswork by automatically adjusting camera settings for you. Got a shaky hand? Optical SteadyShot image stabilization has you covered by reducing blur for sharp, lifelike images.
The HX1 features a 9.1 megapixel Exmor™ CMOS image sensor that brings out the full resolving power of the camera’s precision G-Lens to deliver extremely fast speed, high resolution, and stunning low-light sensitivity with improved image clarity and drastically reduced noise. With 9.1 megapixels, you can create stunning, photo-quality prints up to A3+ (13x19”) size, or crop your images and still come away with high resolution shots.
Widen your view and capture more of the city, landscape, or group with a 28mm wide angle G lens.
The BIONZ™ image processor delivers the high resolution and fast performance you expect from a Sony® digital camera.
Reach beyond the traditional wide angle lens, and capture more breathtaking shots with the world’s first Sweep Panorama Mode in a digital still camera. Simply press the shutter button and sweep the camera in the desired direction (horizontal or vertical), and the camera continuously shoots at a high speed and then seamlessly stitches the images together with automatic position adjustment to create one stunning panoramic image in the span of a second. Available in wide and ultra-wide options, the camera can take panoramic shots of up to 224 degrees, which is wider than a fish-eye lens. Now capturing wide landscapes or church spires or skyscrapers are as easy as press and sweep.
Capture your movies in stunning 1080p HD resolution and with the built in stereo microphone record audio that is crisp and clear. Continue to extend your reach, and use the 20x zoom to capture those moments at a distance. The HD movie files are recorded at 30fps (1440x1080) in the high quality, high compression MPEG4 AVC/H.264 format, for easy sharing on a compatible PC, and when uploaded on to the web. Maximum recording time per movie is 29minutes, limited to available capacity on storage media. HX1 also has HDMI™ connectivity that allows images can be shared in high definition on a compatible HDTV5.
Face Detection technology detects up to eight individual faces and controls flash, focus, exposure, and white balance to deliver accurate, natural skin tones with reduced red-eye. It can also give priority to children or adults. Newly added Face Motion Detection adjusts ISO sensitivity and accelerates the shutter speed when facial movement is detected, reducing blur in the subjects face.
Helps reduce common red-eye problems.
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.
Choose from 13 convenient photo modes to quickly adjust for specific shooting conditions. Photo modes include iAuto, Easy, Program, and Scene Selection such as High Sensitivity, Landscape, Soft Snap, Twilight Portrait, Twilight, Beach, Snow, Fireworks, Underwater and Gourmet Mode. Gourmet Mode lets you capture mouth-watering culinary creations with all the color and clarity of images you see in gourmet magazines.
Auto Focus has become more intelligent, too. Cyber-shot automatically detects the changing situations such as subject brightness or zoom ratio, and activates the auto focus before the user presses the shutter button.
Using the 16:9 High Resolution Mode, you can record high resolution images in the 16:9 aspect ratio favored by HDTVs. This setting is ideal if you plan to view your images on a compatible HDTV6 and invite friends and family members over for a slideshow.
Easy Image Management takes the hassle out of sorting through large volumes of image data, so you can quickly select and view your desired photos. Photos can be browsed in four convenient ways: by Standard Folder view, Date view, Event view, and Favorites showing only user-selected images. You can also harness the power of Face Detection technology to filter by face type (choices include All People, Children, Infants, and Smiles).
PhotoTV HD: Bring your photos to life and enjoy highly detailed, high definition images with PhotoTV HD-capable Sony® BRAVIA® HDTVs2. PhotoTV HD fine tunes settings on your HDTV, such as sharpness, gradation, and color to tilt display images that look more like actual printed photos.
Retouch and enhance your pictures on the go with 10 in-camera editing functions: Trimming, Red-Eye Correction, Soft Focus, Partial Color, Fisheye Lens, Cross Filter, Radial Blur, Retro, Happy Face and Unsharp Masking effects.
20x optical zoom extends your reach and helps bring you closer to the action – a real benefit for sporting events, wildlife, distant landscape views and dramatic portrait shots.
Enjoy extremely high resolution, fine tonal gradation and fast speed that faithfully reproduces every detail of your subject and reduces visual noise. The Exmor™ CMOS sensor brings out the full potential of the lens to ensure clear, high-precession image quality.
The DSC-HX1 is the world’s first digital still camera that can capture full 9.1 megapixel resolution images at up to 10 fps, helping to ensure you never miss the decisive moment. What’s more, the HX1 employs a mechanical shutter that helps reduce distortion when continuously shooting moving subjects.
Anti Motion Blur mode with allows you to capture shots with reduced noise and less blur., ideal when subject or object moves, in dim light environment or when using telephoto, This is made possible by the fast speed of the Exmor™ CMOS sensor with High ISO and the power of the BIONZ™ processor which allows the camera to detect subject movement and camera shake which might blur the main subject. Six images are taken in a fraction of a second and are layered into one, creating the optimal image with approximately 50% less noise (compared to image shot with camera with traditional sensor).
Intelligent Scene Recognition (iSCN) Mode automatically detects eight different types of scenes and, within just 1/30th of a second, selects the appropriate camera settings: Backlight, Backlight Portrait, Twilight, Twilight Portrait, Twilight using a Tripod, Portrait, Landscape, and Macro. iSCN has two modes: Auto and Advanced. In Auto Mode, the camera takes a single shot using the optimal settings. In Advance Mode, the camera takes a photo with the standard automatic settings and, if in difficult lighting (low light or back light) immediately takes a second photo with optimized setting so you can chose which to keep.
It's frustrating to think you've captured that perfect shot, only to review it later and discover one of your subjects blinked just as you pressed the shutter. The Anti-blink function works to help counter blinking and squinting. When the camera is set to Portrait, the Anti-blink function captures two images, recording only the photo with less squinting. If a blink is detected in other shooting modes, a warning will be tilt displayed after you take the shot.
The combination of Optical SteadyShot™ image stabilization and High ISO sensitivity helps compensate for shaky hands, minimizes blur, and allows flash-free shooting to preserve the mood.
Dynamic Range Optimizer (DRO) Standard and Plus uses a sophisticated algorithm to determine the best exposure and contrast settings for almost any shooting environment. The result is more natural images with clearer details that more closely match what your naked eye sees. DRO is particularly effective when shooting backlit portraits or any scene with a dramatic contrast between background and foreground lighting. DRO Plus allows for even greater optimization by analyzing each region of an image and performing additional image processing.
This beginner-friendly optional function helps navigate through the various functions and settings tilt displaying the description of chosen functions or settings on the LCD screen.
With Easy Shooting Mode, even beginners can take great photos. In Easy Shooting Mode, easy-to-understand basic instructions are tilt displayed on the LCD screen and the camera switches to all automatic settings with iSCN so you can just take the photo without worrying about settings. The menu is also simplified on playback to provide limited but straight forward operating functions for those afraid of choosing wrong settings.
Provides extended battery life and shooting capacity when using a fully-charged lithium-ion battery. The included battery supports up to 390 shots7.
When connected to a BRAVIA® Sync™ enabled BRAVIA® HDTV via HDMI™ output on the supplied HDMI adapter (HDMI™ cable required, sold separately), the Cyber-shot® HX1 camera playback screen will automatically display, and you can control camera playback using your BRAVIA® HDTV remote control8. Just press the Sync button on the remote to display a dedicated menu. Such easy operation makes viewing your photos and videos on a large-screen TV even more enjoyable.
PHOTOMUSIC3 combines images with music (5 minutes per track) to produce fun and entertaining slide shows. The standard visual effects (Simple, Nostalgic, Active, and Stylish). Select from pre-loaded tracks on camera or transfer your own from your compatible PC (sold separately).
Sony® PMB (Picture Motion Browser ) PC software11 provides a simple, easy-to-use way to transfer video and still images to your PC, as well as sort, edit, and output to data disc and the Web (compatible PC with internet connection required). Finding your images with PMB is easy with Calendar view and Face Search. Face Search allows you to filter by faces (one or many) and also a specific person’s face. Share images and videos on popular sharing sites with Media Services function.
Designed and manufactured to the highest standards of optical performance, the Sony G-Lens is optimized to perfectly complement the advanced image sensors and image processing technology in Sony’s cameras. G lenses are used in top of the line digital single lens reflex (DSLR) cameras and advanced pro-sumer HD Camcorders. Capture the action up close with the 20x optical zoom, and with the 28mm wide angle lens the HX1 even allows you to capture more of the scenes in landscape or group portraits. The HX1’s G Lens has a six blade aperture capable of producing a beautiful bokeh (beautifully defocused backgrounds with a soft natural feel). The aspherical lens elements made from ED (extra-low dispersion) minimize chromatic aberration common to high-magnification lenses.
Compose and show off your images on the large 3.0”1 (230K) Clear Photo LCD Plus™ display, which tilts up or down approximately 90 degrees for easier high and low angle shooting and features a special anti-reflective coating for sharp visibility, even in bright sunlight.
The Cyber-shot® DSC-HX1 camera is available in black.
Capture cleaner and sharper night shots without using a tripod. When set to Handheld Twilight Mode, the HX1 captures six images in a fraction of a second with one press of the shutter, keeping the moving object from one and superimposing the rest of the frame from the 6 images doubling the sensitivity to create a single optimized image with 50% less noise than an image shot with a camera with a traditional image sensor.
Intelligent Auto (iAuto) mode goes beyond traditional auto settings by recognizing and adjusting to scene conditions and lighting, enhancing natural skin tones, and reducing blur. By incorporating advanced features such as Intelligence Scene Recognition, Face Detection technology, and Optical SteadyShot™ image stabalization, iAuto 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 will optimize your camera’s settings to help ensure you come away with a great shot.
Optimizing focus, exposure, and white balance for a specific face is easier now with selectable facial memory, even when the subject leaves the frame. This feature is perfect at weddings and other events where the goal is always to focus on a certain person.
The popular Smile Shutter™ technology automatically detects and captures a smiling face. Simply activate by pressing the Smile Shutter button and the camera will capture a smile the moment it happens. You can also select subject priority (Adult or Child Priority or touch subject on screen) and indicate the degree of Smile Detection Sensitivity to high (small smile), medium (laugh) or low (grin). Smile Shutter also makes a great substitute for the self timer. Just smile once everyone is ready, and the camera will automatically capture the shot.
High ISO allows for faster shutter speed, so you can take photos indoors or in low light without the need for a flash. In addition to High Sensitivity Mode (ISO), you can select up to eight ISO settings (Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200) when shooting in Program Auto Mode to adjust sensitivity to your shooting conditions.
Because an off-centered subject can make your shot more interesting, a 9-point auto focus system measures nine precision focus points, giving you greater creative freedom to compose your images.
The HX1 draws on the functional layout of Sony® α (alpha) digital SLR cameras with the incorporation of a jog dial for easy, one-handed selection of settings, as well as a custom button that can be programmed to access one of three commonly used settings – Smile Shutter™ technology, white balance, or metering mode.
The Cyber-shot® DSC-HX1 camera accepts Memory Stick PRO Duo™ media (sold separately).
HDTV Compatibility: View your photos and videos in glorious high definition on a Sony® BRAVIA® or similar HDTV using the optional VMC-MHC2 HD output adapter cable (sold separately).
To use the entire image area of the compatible HDTV screen (sold separately), Wide Zoom tilt display automatically expands standard 4:3 and 3:2 images to 16:9.
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