5x Optical Zoom / 10x Clear Image Zoom
5x Optical Zoom

For convenience and coverage when capturing those unforgettable moments, this retractable 26 - 130 mm f/3.5-4.8 Carl Zeiss Vario Tessar zoom lens is hard to beat. 5x optical magnification covers the most commonly used focal lengths, from wide-angle for taking in the whole scene to medium telephoto for flattering portraits. In addition, a close-focus distance of only 3 cm lets you effortlessly capture life's little treasures in beautiful photos and movies!

Optimal Zoom
10x Clear Image Zoom and 20x Digital Zoom

Sony's original By Pixel Super Resolution technology assists Cyber-shot in zooming up to 10x* without decreasing pixel count, giving photos a crisp, high-resolution feel that is nearly identical to optical zoom. Cyber-shot first zooms optically to the maximum optical magnification, then employs By Pixel Super Resolution technology to enlarge the image an additional 2x, producing sharp, clear images despite the increased zoom ratio. And by combining this function with Digital Zoom, up to 20x zoom* can be achieved without sacrificing image quality! Moreover, Cyber-shot's ultra high-sensitivity capability and high-speed AF deliver DSLR-quality images even in dimly lit settings.

* When image size is set to 18M. Photos only.

10x Optical Zoom / 20x Clear Image Zoom

Zoom with the original image quality Clear Image Zoom Digital Zoom
You can shoot still images without deteriorating the original image quality even if the optical zoom scale exceeds 10x magnification.
Clear Zoom Icon
Zoom with close to the original image quality.
Digital Zoom Icon
Less than the original image quality.
Still Image

• Clear Image Zoom is on by default.
• Digital Zoom is off by default. Turn Digital Zoom on to increase magnification ratio. (Image quality may be degraded slightly.)
• Zoom functions other than the optical zoom are not available when shooting in the following situations: • In [ISweep Panorama]
• In [Picture Effect] • In [Background Defocus] • When the Smile Shutter function is activated. • When [Self-Timer] is set to [Self-portrait One Person] or [Self-portrait Two People]. • When [Backlight Correction HDR] mode is selected in Scene Selection.
• The Face Detection function does not operate when you use zoom methods other than optical zoom.