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PMA News: Sony Unveils HX1 Ultra-Zoom

3/03/2009 11:46:00 AM Eastern

Las Vegas — Sony took the wraps off its first compact digital camera to use a CMOS image sensor at its PMA press conference, here, yesterday.

The 9-megapixel Cyber-shot HX1 boasts 1080p HD video recording. It can burst at 10 fps and incorporates a 20x optical zoom (28mm) Sony G-lens.

The $499 HX1 will offer a 3-inch LCD, intelligent scene recognition, optical stabilization, manual controls and a “sweep panorama” mode that can stitch together three successive images into a single panorama.