Featuring a 20.4-million-pixel imaging sensor, the HX50 is due out next month priced around £350.

Sony claims that the HX50’s image stabilisation is twice as effective as the Cyber-shot HX200V.

The HX50’s lens is designed to deliver the 35mm viewing angle equivalent of a 24-720mm zoom.

Firepower also includes ISO of 80-12,800 and a 3in, 921,600-dot resolution, LCD screen.

The HX50 records video in Full HD.

An electronic viewfinder, flash or microphone can be attached using the hotshoe.