Sony HX300---This video was shot at the full zoom of 50X or 1,850mm. You'll notice that the autofocusing system grabs onto the ducks very tightly and stays in focus no matter what obstacles come into the pathway. The image stabilization is also excellent. This was handheld, with a 9-inch steadying-rod in the tripod jack. To shoot steady video at this long focal-length, using only a small rod, indicates that the Active O.I.S./E.I.S. combination is doing a great job. I emphasize again, that this is autofocus, not manual focus.
All these things are good and as Sony indicated they would be. What is not good, is the video quality. At the long end of the zoom, the lens and perhaps other parts of the system are producing what looks about like standard-definition video, not high-definition. The 50X lens seems to me to have exceeded the limit for good quality images and having 21.5 Megapixels crammed onto this small sensor, has probably not helped improve the results.
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