The Sony HX300 digital bridge camera lets you shoot like a pro with powerful 50x optical zooming, taking images at 20.4 Megapixels on a 7.5cm (3.0) LCD screen. The HX-300 also captures movies in Full HD, with Intelligent Auto settings or full manual control.DSLR QualityThe Sony Cyber-shot HX300 is designed to be a valid alternative to a digital SLR camera and its design achieves this both in terms of handling and performance. The Exmor RTM CMOS image sensor has an astonishing 20.4 effective megapixels and records detail even in the dimmest light. To aid low light shooting further there is an Extra High Sensitivity Mode and Advanced Flash to brighten dimmer scenes.Powerful 50x ZoomAll the adaptability of a DSLR with a set of lenses â without having to carry a set of lenses. The top quality Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* lens will ensure youâll always get the perspective or zoom-in you want â right from 24mm equivalent wide angle to 1200mm super telephoto - and in top Zeiss quality. Also there is a 100x Clear Image Zoom which digitally extends the optical zoom range without any significant drop in image quality.Ready for ActionThe HX300 comes with Optical SteadyShot that is effective at cutting camera shake even at long zoom settings or when on the move. For those most fleeting action moments the camera is equipped with a BIONZ processor allowing for 10 frames per second continuous shooting.Full Creative ControlThe most appealing aspect of and DSLR is the creative freedom it gives using manual controls. The HX300 is also equipped with a manual ring for smooth zoom and focus, a jog dial and assignable custom functions. As with DSLR cameras there are the traditional P/A/S/M modes for full or partial manual control. For the creative minded there are also nine creative features that can be applied to still, movie or Sweep Panorama images.Intelligent Auto and Superior AutoFor those occasions when you need a great shot quickly, the camera is equipped with Intelligent Auto to make those important scene selection decisions. For fast moving action there is Superior Auto which detects subject motion and adjusts accordingly for super-sharp results.Full HD movies with Smooth ActionFull HD can be recorded in 1920 x 1080 50p quality, for the most detailed, smoothest quality - even when walking or zoomed-in, thanks to Optical SteadyShot Active Mode.