Sony’s new Cyber-shot cameras are all about zoom

Five new models will be seen gracing the 2014 range of Sony Cyber-shot cameras, with all of them set to be made available for purchase soon. The highlights among the lot are the H400, HX400V and H300 models which boast of high-zoom lenses. The other two snappers are compact shooters named WX350 and W800.

High-zoom models
The H400 has been built by Sony as the world’s first compact camera with a 63x optical zoom lens. This setup even offers Optical SteadyShot for improved image stabilization at all focal lengths. A 20.1MP CCD sensor, an electronic viewfinder and a dedicated movie button for shooting HD videos can also be found on it.

Sony Cyber-shot H400

Next in line is the flagship HX400V which grabs a 20.4MP Exmor R CMOS sensor and a BIONZ X image processer. This device features a 50x optical zoom ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T lens, and boasts of Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity as well as support for full HD videos at the cinematic framerate of 24fps.


The Sony Cyber-shot H300 camera on the other hand, kicks in a 35x optical zoom lens, a 20.1MP CCD sensor, an electronic viewfinder and a dedicated movie button. It shoots videos at 720p resolution however.


Ultra-Compact models
The new Sony Cyber-shot WX350 is the world’s smallest and lightest compact camera, with its 20x optical zoom lens. It features an 18.2MP Exmor R CMOS sensor and a BIONZ X image processer, whereas it even provides the benefits of Wi-Fi, NFC and full HD video shooting.

WX350 And W800

Last in the new range is the Sony Cyber-shot W800 which is the cheapest option among the lot. Equipped with a 5x optical zoom lens, this snapper grants you a 20.1MP CCD sensor, and it even provides support for 720p videos.

Pricing and availability
While the H400 has been priced at $320, the HX400V and the H300 will be going for $500 and $220, respectively according to the company. The Sony Cyber-shot WX350 on the other hand will sell at $320 and the W800 at $80. Barring the H300 which will be released in February, all other cameras will be out this March.