Sony Cyber-shot HX350 Detailed Review

Sony Cyber-shot HX350

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The Cyber-shot HX350 was presented by Sony in December 2016. It is a Superzoom Digital Camera.
Sensor Properties

In additional Cyber-shot HX350 has a Compact CMOS sensor with size of 6 x 5 mm² (0.24" x 0.18").

Also Cyber-shot HX350's sensor has resolution of 20 megapixel.

The Sony does not support recording RAW images. RAW images are stored as they come from the sensor, without any in-camera processing or sharpening. Converting to JPEG or other formats takes place on the computeand involves one extra processing step but will almost always result in superior image quality.

Sensor area6.17 x 4.55mm²
(0.24" x 0.18")
Resolution (physical)21.00 megapixel
Resolution (effective)20.10 megapixel
Pixel size1.87 µm²
Sensor cleaning
RAW support
Continuous 10 frames/second
Focal length (min)24mm
Focal length (max)1200mm
Aperture (max)2.8
Aperture (min)6.3
Viewfinder Properties

The Cyber-shot HX350 uses an electronic viewfinder with a resolution of 0.25 megapixel, close to the practical minimum for a viewfinder like this.

The magnifcation is c. 0.50x, an average value for an electronic viewfinder.

Resolution0.25 megapixel
Dioptric correction

The Cyber-shot HX350's shutter speed varies from 1/4000s to 30s.

Max. shutter speed1/4000s
Min. shutter speed30s
Sensitivity Properties

The Cyber-shot HX350's sensitivity goes from 80 ISO und 3200 ISO, a very useful and practical range.

Min. sensitivity80 ISO
Max. sensitivity3200 ISO
Exposure Modes

The Cyber-shot HX350 supports all general exposure modes.

The Sony allows spot exposure for the difficult occasion.

Center weight
Auto Focus Properties

The Cyber-shot HX350's auto focus processor uses 1 AF points (or sensors). A basic rule of thumb says that the more AF points you have, the better. More AF points mean a better chance to have a point at the location of interest in a scene, a big plus in challenging situations (e.g. in low light).

Manual focus is also possible with the Sony, a plus in tricky situations or for some creative freedom.

TypeContrast Detection
AF points1
Manual focusing
Flash Specs

The Cyber-shot HX350 features a built-in flash with a range of up to 8m (28 ft.). That range will work for most situations.

A hotshoe is missing from the Sony.

(28 ft.)
Hot shoe
Display Specs
Cyber-shot HX350 display

The Cyber-shot HX350 features a monitor with a diagonal of 75.00mm (3.0 in.) and a resolution of c. 0.92 megapixel. That's about average.

The camera's display is articulated, a plus for selfies and other challenging situations.

The Cyber-shot HX350 does not feature a touch screen.

Display characteristics at a glance:

Size75.00mm (diagonal)
(3.0 in.)
Resolution0.92 megapixel
Touch screen
Video Specs

Cyber-shot HX350 video supported the resolution with 1920 x 1080 pixel.

ACamera is not equipped with an external microphone.

Sony Cyber-shot HX350 Video parameters:

Max. resolution1920 x 1080 pixel
...with frame rates24 frames/second
60 frames/second
External microphone
Connectivity & Wireless Specs

Built-in wireless connectivity is not available with the Sony. You will need appropriate accessories to wirelessly transfer images between camera and smartphone.

Connect the Sony to a monitor or TV set over HDMI.

The Sony supports USB 2.0.

Connection parameters:

Remote (wired)
Remote (infrared)
HDMI (standard)
HDMI (mini)
HDMI (micro)
USB 2.0
USB 3.0
USB Micro
USB Mini

The camera will accept all common SD HC and SD XC cards. Sony MemorySticks can be used, too.

Memory cards characteristics:

Memory cardsSD
Memory Stick Pro Duo
Memory Stick Micro

The Sony Cyber-shot HX350 has a NP-BX1 LiIon battery. The battery provides a shooting life of 380 shots. It`s enough for one day or more.

The battery can be charged over USB while in camera. Very useful, especially on vacation when most people bring a USB charger for their smartphone anyway.

The Cyber-shot HX350's battery battery parameters:

TypeNP-BX1 LiIon
In-camera charging
Battery life380 photos

The Sony Cyber-shot HX350's dimensions are 129.6 x 93 x 103.2mm³. (5.1" x 3.7" x 4.1"). This includes the lens. The camera's weight is a reasonable 652 grams (21.0 oz.), lens included.

Here is front and top view of the Cyber-shot HX350:

Sony Cyber-shot HX350 Dimensions (Width / Height)
Sony Cyber-shot HX350 Dimensions (Width / Depth)
Dimensions Comparison

For a better idea of the size of the camera, takes a look off camera and ID card comparison image.

Sony Cyber-shot HX350 size comparison

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