Sony – Announcing the New HX80 Compact Camera

Sony is one of the worldwide leaders in providing technologies to individuals located in different markets. One of their known product lines is their own range of compact cameras, and it has just been recently announced that there is another item to add to that category – the HX80. It is a compact digital camera with 30-times zoom and it is also equipped with an electronic viewfinder. Therefore, it does pose a range of functionalities despite it having a rather diminutive size.

Sony - Announcing the New HX80 Compact Camera

The DSC-HX80 is the Latest Sony Digital Compact Camera Boasting 30x Zoom

For the new compact camera from Sony, the HX80 features an array of advanced imaging capabilities. This, of course, includes the 30-times zoom. It also boasts an 18.2 MP2 Exmor R CMOS Imaging Sensor that delivers high-resolution images, and there is a retractable OLED Tru-Finder (the electronic viewfinder) which is placed inside a class-leading portable body.

The Sony DSC-HX80 is accompanied with its older sibling, the DSC-HX90V, within the same class. However, the HX80 is the only compact digital camera from the firm that has delivers high-zoom capabilities and also has a retractable electronic viewfinder. Therefore, it makes itself to be a solid choice for family photos and videos.

Aside from its electronic viewfinder, users may also opt to use the high-resolution, 921k dot LCD screen located at the back of the unit when taking pictures and videos. This rear LCD screen can tilt a full 180-degrees to allow for a more comfortable arms-length portrait. It also means a more comfortable way to do selfies. The camera is also Wi-Fi and NFC compatible.

There are other notable features found within the HX80. For instance, the lens is that of a premium ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* optical zoom lens that boasts 30-times zoom functionality. Said lens is also capable of 60x “Clear Image” digital zoom capability. However, many photographers know better than to use the digital zoom function of cameras. Still, it is still too early to know how capable is the HX80 in providing a “Clear Image” when using said feature.

Aside from the aforementioned features, the Sony HX80 also has Optical SteadyShot technology with 5-axis image stabilization which greatly minimizes the after-effects of camera shake. Users are also able to shoot movies at full HS and video shooting capabilities include high-speed XAVC S format at 50 Mbps. The camera will be available in April of this year.


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