The DSC-HX20V is an advanced CyberShot camera from Sony comes with a 25 mm wide angle Sony G lens with a focal length of 4.45 – 89 mm or a 35 mm equivalent of 25 mm – 500 mm. This highly specialised lens comes with a phenomenal 20x optical zoom capacity along with the further availability of a 40x clear image digital zoom. The camera works through the highly capable Exmor R CMOS image sensor that comes with Extra High Sensitivity technology giving the DSC-HX20V a remarkable optical sensor resolution of 18.2 megapixels. The DSC-HX20V sports a slim body which features Sony��s trademark CyberShot design and styling. With a combined weight of 254 g that includes battery and memory stick, this compact digital camera is highly portable and easy to carry along on all your travels. The advent of a powerful BIONZ imaging processor, this CyberShot camera has the ability to record full HD videos with 1920 x 1080 resolution at 60 fps. All the captured images and videos can be viewed on the camera’s 3 inch XtraFine TruBlack LCD display with a brilliant display resolution of 921,600 dots which also doubles as the camera’s live viewfinder. Battery and Storage Powered by a NP-BG1 rechargeable lithium-ion battery, this camera has the capacity to capture up to 320 shots on a single charge. The memory device on the camera can be accessed through a memory card slot that supports a wide variety of cards that includes Memory Stick Duo/ Pro Duo/ PRO HG Duo, Memory Stick Micro, SD, SDHC, SDXC, Micro SD and Micro SDHC memory card. This CyberShot camera works on a high-speed USB 2.0 digital interface which lets you effortlessly transfer all the stored files from the camera’s memory to a PC or a laptop. It also features a HDMI mini connector which allows you to directly connect to an HDTV so you can instantly enjoy all your images and videos at its highest quality. Performance The aperture control function lets you adjust the amount of light that passes through the lens of the camera, which on this CyberShot has an available range of f/3.2 – f/5.8. The autofocus function on this camera works using the contrast detection technology that gives the camera a macro focus range of 1 cm that helps you with all your close-up shots. The ISO speed or the light sensitivity of the DSC-HX20V has a wide range of ISO 100 all the way up to a colossal ISO 12800. The variety of shutter speeds available on this camera has a highest of 1/1600 sec and a lowest of a very prolonged 30 sec. This CyberShot further increases its low light image capturing capability with a built-in flash unit that has an operational range of 40 cm – 7.1 m (Wide) and 1.7 – 3.9 m (Tele) on auto ISO and 10 m (Wide) – 5.5 m (Tele) on ISO 3200. Features The Sony CyberShot camera comes with a variety of shooting modes and 6 white balance modes which give you a number of pre-programed functions that are tailor-made to work perfectly in very specific situations or conditions. The advent of Optical SteadyShot image stabilizer, the DSC-HX20V lets you capture sharp and blur-free images. The built-in flash features Red Eye Reduction which helps capture clear and undisturbed images, irrespective of the available light. The face detection feature automatically finds, focuses and prioritises the clarity of up to 8 faces within the image frame with a special child and adult priority function. This along with a 2 or 10 second self-timer function gives the photographer a great deal of convenience for self-portraits and group shots. The DSC-HX20V is capable is shooting up to 10 fps on the continuous mode which greatly helps while shooting fast moving objects.