Sony HX350 summary
Sony HX350 is Sony's Small Sensor Superzoom digital camera initially announced on December of 2016. It comes with a 20 MegaPixel, BSI-CMOS 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a max resolution of 5184 x 3456.
The HX350 is scored #24 out of 243 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras and overall #411 out of 1422 for digital cameras in our list. You should test our Smart camera search to get camera rankings based on your personalized factors.
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Sony HX350 history
The Sony HX350 comes with a history of related digital cameras. Here, you can take a look at all older and latest models along with important specifications.
Sony HX350 Gallery
You can check the HX350 from various angles in the gallery below.
Sony HX350 Pros and Cons
Below is a collection of pluses and minuses of the Sony HX350 based on criterias that are usually considered important in a digital camera.
Sony HX350 Sensor specifications
The Sony HX350 is run by the BIONZ X chip. The measurement of the sensor in the Sony HX350 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the ability to capture 5184 x 3456 pixels and aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera boasts Image Stabilization (Optical). Optical stabilization is preferable than digital stabilization as the latter may cause cropping.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The BSI-CMOS sensor boasts 20MP and gives a standard ISO range of 80 - 3200. This ISO can also be widened digitally to a high of 12800. Sadly, RAW files are not supported therefore you have less margin for error.
The graphic below shows the HX350's sensor dimensions compared to other popular sizes. The HX350 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is outlined in green.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
To get a sense of various aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.
Sony HX350 dimensions
Sony HX350 weighs 1.44 lb (652 grams or 23.00 ounces) and features exterior size of 130mm x 93mm x 103mm (5.1" x 3.7" x 4.1"). The weight of typical Small Sensor Superzoom camera is 387 grams so the Sony HX350 is more heavy in comparison with its competitors.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
The following is a pic of the Sony HX350 with a soda to help you have a feel for its scale.
The top view below will show the button layout on the HX350.
Sony HX350 Lens specifications
The HX350 has a fixed lens and it has a focal range of 24-1200mm giving it a 50.0 x zoom which is exceptional and would enable you to zoom right in.
At the widest 24mm, the lens will have an aperture of f2.8 and that's rather slow and not the best in low light events and you might find it difficult to capture good bokeh. You will probably also need to increase the ISO causing noisy shots. For the tele end, 1200mm is superb zoom and comes to f6.3 making it very sluggish and you will need to use slower shutter speeds.
Sony HX350 Connectivity
The HX350 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- HDMI Yes
Digital cameras that include NFC or Bluetooth connectivity can be used wirelessly via smartphones. You are able to transfer files and oftentimes change settings with no need to connect straight to the camera.
Many applications even provide a Liveview and hit the shutter whenever you are not close to the camera. If the camera comes with a HDMI out, it can be hooked up to an external display. Most cameras will allow you to charge the battery pack using the USB port.
Sony HX350 Video specifications
The max video resolution in the Sony HX350 is 1920 x 1080 and it can shoot in MPEG-4 and AVCHD file format. 1080p resolution provides a good balance for video quality versus file sizes but 1080p will not give you much room to downsample. The camera does not have a mic or headphone port which means that you get little control over your sound. It is probably a better idea to purchase another camera if you require decent sound in your videos.
Sony HX350 Weather Sealing
Sony HX350 does not include environment proofing so damp conditions could affect the camera.
Sony HX350 Screen and Viewfinder
The Sony HX350 comes with a 3" tilting display screen supporting a resolution of 922k dots.
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The View Finder specifications regarding Sony HX350 are as follows:
- ViewFinder Electronic
- Resolution 202k dots
- Coverage 100 percent
In those bright outdoor situations which make the camera displays washed out and challenging to view, viewfinders can be very helpful.
Sony HX350 Shutter specifications
Sony HX350 continuous shooting speed is 10.0 fps. The max shutter speed is 1/4000 sec.
Sony HX350 Flash and Hot shoe specifications
Sony HX350 boasts only in-built flash without external flash support.
Sony HX350 Autofocusing specifications
Sony HX350 boasts just Contrast Based Autofocus and lacks Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot more faster and accurate in comparison with Contrast Based autofocusing. The camera comes with Face detection which makes it valuable for portrait photography.
Sony HX350 supports manual focusing if needed for low light conditions or you need to have more accurate focusing control.
Sony HX350 Battery life
The battery pack for the Sony HX350 is designed to last for 300 shots as per the CIPA requirements making it about the same as its competitors. The usual Small Sensor Superzoom camera battery life is 316. Fujifilm HS35EXR has the maximum (600) battery life for this kind of cameras.
Underneath is a listing of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras that come with the highest battery life:
Sony HX350 for various types of photography
The following graph shows a summary of the Sony HX350 for various types of photography. To look at more, go to the specific paragraph below.
Sony HX350 as a Portrait photography camera
The Sony HX350 receives a score of 48 which is decent, meaning that it is relatively suited to use for portrait photography. Taking portrait photos leans heavily to sensor dimensions, RAW support plus the flexibility to use external lighting.
Sony HX350 as a Street photography camera
Coming in at a moderate rating of 51, the Sony HX350 is reasonably adequate for street photography. A decent street photography camera features a perfect balance of picture quality and portability.
Sony HX350 as a Sports photography camera
A moderate sports photography points tally of 54 means the Sony HX350 is fairly adequate for shooting sports. A camera needs very good autofocus and shutter speeds for sports photography.
Sony HX350 as a Travel photography camera
Portability is very crucial in choosing a camera for travel. In general, the Sony HX350 gets a average 54 for a travel camera which makes it relatively adequate to take with you on your vacations.
Sony HX350 Landscape photography highlights
When you are looking to purchase a digital camera for landscape photography, the most critical factor will no doubt be image quality. The Sony HX350 and it's reasonable grade of 50 as a landscape camera is somewhat suitable within the current marketplace.
Sony HX350 as a Vlogging camera
A vlogging camera should really offer a articulating display, microphone input and if possible image stabilization. Taking all things in to account, the Sony HX350 is not acceptable as a vlog camera as it gets a bad score of 27.
Sony HX350 Alternatives
If you are trying to find replacements to the HX350, below is a list of the highest ranked cameras that fall in to the class of Small Sensor Superzoom.
The line chart followed below offers you an overview of the HX350 versus it's top scoring competitors shown previously.
These are some more cameras you may look into as alternatives. To review a complete comparison, visit the "compare" link.