Video and photos are equally well served by this lightweight wonder. Whether shooting 1080p/720p video, standard-definition video, or 14MP stills, you're assured of capturing impressive high-quality images. Twin Movie/Photo buttons let you quickly switch between shooting video and stills, with Photo mode letting you choose your own scene setting or color mode--or switch the camera to Manual and take pictures the old-fashioned way.
The DC1's 3" widescreen LCD not only rotates 285?, it provides 7 levels of brightness, helping you compose your shots from nearly any angle and still keep your image in view. The 6x optical zoom, meanwhile, doubles to 12x in video mode, so you can get closer to your subject with no image degradation. Face Detection, Nine-point Auto Focus, and electronic image stabilization keep subjects in focus and images steady.
Other standout features include Macro Shooting for getting up close and personal, simultaneous Movie/Photo capture for grabbing 2MP stills while shooting video, and the handy High-Speed Reverse Consecutive Shooting function, which captures a sequence of images from before you hit the shutter button. No matter the situation, the HX-DC1 is your go-to camera for capturing and sharing memories.