The Sony DSC-HX100V is a small camera with a great zoom. It has 30x zoom which makes it a great camera for all occasions.
When I go to a concert and I am sitting far from the stages I can zoom in pretty close to the artists.
This is how far away from the artist I was standing when I zoomed in, as you can see the artist looks pretty small from where I sat:
Another concert I have been on is with Lionel Richie and I was sitting maybe more than 50 meters away from him. This is a favorite picture of mine.
This camera is good when it is daylight but also sunsets:
It is easy to take pictures, it goes fast which is necessary when taking picture of for example animals:
So I think I proved my point with this camera. A great zoom is getting you closer to the object and Sony DSC-HX100V does what it suppose to do. It is not even the newest version. Now there must be even more improved cameras and better zoom maybe even 50x.
Even macro is good with this camera. You can come very close to small objects and still get clear pictures like below is shown:
Even landscape photography goes well with this camera:
I also like to add that the filming is recording in stereo sound. This mean that it wont make big noise when you are playing the video, no noise disturbance. You will be able to hear a clear sound and not like if you would have recorded with your mobile and only hear the base sounds. This camera is great for concerts.