I posted other examples comparing the HX-100’s wide angle to its 30X zoom (~810mm), including video. Below are a few more.
This first shot is wide angle. You may be able to make out the sunflower. Note: I should have used the HX100’s HDR backlit setting for better exposure of the foreground.
From the same spot, I zoomed in on the sunflower. The following photo is the uncropped frame.
The third shot is cropped from the second. Note the ant at the end of one of the rays. Go back to the first photo and find the ant!
The next shot is full zoom, hand-held at sunset on a cloudy day.
This is a cropped portion of that preceding shot. Not as sharp as I’d like (my standing complaint about Sony zooms in less than bright sunlight) but surprisingly legible (if you click the photo). At the time, I couldn’t even tell it was a UPS plane; it was five to ten miles away.