The new advanced (not-so) compact pairs its 1-inch Exmor RS stacked CMOS sensor with an unparalleled f2.4-4 24-600mm lens.
Being a Sony product, it's not made from no-name parts; up front you'll find Carl Zeiss optics and behind that are a 16-megapixel Exmor R BSI CMOS sensor and a Bionz processor.
For 2010, Sony rolls out the back-illuminated Exmor-R sensor down the HD camcorder line and adds SDHC card support.
The company's new Exmor R CMOS sensor technologies debut in two pocketable packages.
Sony has announced yet another contender for the superzoom throne at PMA 2009, the Cyber-shot HX1, featuring a new "Exmor" CMOS sensor.