Zoom cameras come in all shapes and sizes, ranging from DSLR cameras with extremely bulky zoom lenses, or DSLR-like cameras which are more compact and feature optical zoom, and then there are also the compact zoom cameras whose lens might not necessarily be as huge or as long as interchangeable lenses, but makes up for it by being slim and small enough to slip into your pocket. Sony’s DSC-WX350 is just that camera and if a small and pocketable zoom camera is what you’re after, perhaps this could be of interest to you.
The WX350 will feature a 18.2MP sensor and will be powered by Sony’s Bionz X image processor. According to Sony, the lens of the WX350 will range from: Still 1:1: 28.5-1425mm / Still 3.2: 25-1250mm / Still 4:3: 24-1200mm / Movie 4.3: 32.5-1625mm / Still 16:9: 26-1300mm / Movie 16:9: 26-1300mm. The WX350 will also feature a 3-inch LCD display and an ISO range of 80 and will go as high as 12,800, although chances are by the time you hit 12,800, your photos should have significant noise in them and that’s something to think about, although we guess the range is still something to be thankful for in the event that you might need it.
The camera will also come with Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization features and will suppose MS Duo and SD/SDHC memory cards to store your photos in. Video capture is also available at Full HD 1080p at 60p, and the WX350 will also come with a 1,240mAh battery. WiFi and NFC connectivity will also be included. Pricing and availability have yet to be determined.