If you are one of those who take dozens of still photos with lots of close-ups at different awkward angles then you might want to look at the new Sony Cybershot DSC-HX1 9.1 mega pixel camera which had a 20x optical zoom for capturing even very slightest of details. Not as compact as regular Canon PowerShot digital camera but with a handy 20x optical zoom in lense, it still is a very compact camera from Sony.
Equipped with G-Lens which is only found in advanced DSLRs cameras and PRO Camcorders. Not many digital cameras come with such a powerful lens with up to 20x optical zoom capability and a 10 frames per second details for capturing objects in motion. You can also record few videos with this handy camera and make sure that you never miss the moment of pleasure. The lens on Sony Cybershot DSC-HX1 is of 28mm which is sufficient enough for capturing wide scenes of landscapes and group photos. The LCD display is made of special anti-reflective coating with sharp visibility making sure that you shoot and preview your media even in bright sunlight as I found this to be very useful. Another great option for the 3.0 inch LCD screen is that if you are taking photos from an unusual high or low position then you can even tilt the LCD display up to 90 degree either upward or downward. This is a great feature which most of the digital cameras lack.
Unlike other cameras that have 20x optical zoom ability, the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX1 is not a heavy digital camera as it me look like. It weighs only 2.6 lbs which is quite reasonable for a digital camera having lots of handy features. Another cool feature that I found in this camera is the sweep panorama mode. When you switch to this mode you can take panoramic images of up to 226 degree and that all is done by the camera itself and you do not need any PC software to do it.
Overall the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX1 is a great digital camera having all the cool features that you can expect. Other features of this camera include : face detection technology, selected face memory, HD movie 1080p, anti-motion blur mode, noise free sound recording with video, flash light, rechargeable battery + charger etc.