Sony has installed a 30x zoom lens and Wi-Fi connectivity in its latest compact, the Cyber-shot DSC-HX50.
Featuring a 20.4-million-pixel imaging sensor, the HX50 is due out next month priced around £350.
Sony claims that the HX50’s image stabilisation is twice as effective as the Cyber-shot HX200V.
The HX50’s lens is designed to deliver the 35mm viewing angle equivalent of a 24-720mm zoom.
Firepower also includes ISO of 80-12,800 and a 3in, 921,600-dot resolution, LCD screen.
The HX50 records video in Full HD.
An electronic viewfinder, flash or microphone can be attached using the hotshoe.