Sony HX1 Camera Rumor: 1080p Video, 20X ZoomS

Sony is rumored to be following up its Cyber-shot H50 with the DSC-HX1, a 20x superzoom cam that shoots 1080p video, a competitor to Canon's already announced SX1.

Besides the relatively rare 1080p video and the not uncommon but still awesome 20x zoom lens, the specs are fairly run of the mill, according to a cached retailer leak:

9 MegaPixel Exmor CMOS for Ultra Sharp Images
20x Sony Optical Zoom Lens (35mm equiv. 28-560mm)
2.7 Inch High Contrast LCD Monitor
Optical SteadyShot
HD Movie Mode (1080p) with HQ Sound
10 Frames per Second Shooting
Anti Motion Blur Mode

The retailer was saying it would list for just under $600, which is on par with the $600 Canon. We'll see how fast those prices drop, though. This middle ground between point-and-shoots and DSLRs is a war zone. This really jeopardizes camcorders, though—why on earth would you buy one now? [Engadget]