Just Announced: Sony cyber-shot DSC-HX80 Digital Compact

Just Announced: Sony cyber-shot DSC-HX80 Digital Compact

Sony has today announced a new member of its popular Cyber-shot range of compact cameras, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80.

The HX80 features a 18.2MP BSI Exmor R CMOS sensor, with images being processed by Sony’s BIONZ X image processor at up to 10 frames per second. The lens is a Zeiss 30x optical zoom unit which provides a 35mm equivalent focal range of 24–720mm. Viewing duties are handled by a 638k-dot pop-up OLED electronic viewfinder and a 3 inch 921k-dot tilting LCD monitor. Full HD 1080p video is also supported at 60 frames per second, and wireless connectivity is covered with both built-in Wi-Fi and NFC. The HX80 also features Sony’s optical 5-axis SteadyShot image stabilization.

Hardware wise the HX80 bears a strong resemblance to the Sony RX100 series of cameras and is housed in a body measuring 102.0 x 58.1 x 35.5 mm with a weight of 245g.

The HX80 will be released on the 14th April and is available for pre-order now at the following link:

From Sony

Sony Announces New HX80 Compact Camera with 30x Zoom and Electronic Viewfinder

SAN DIEGO, Mar. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ – Sony Electronics, a worldwide leader in digital imaging and the world’s largest image sensor manufacturer, has today introduced the newest addition to their compact zoom camera lineup, the DSC-HX80 model.

The new camera features a variety of advanced imaging capabilities including 30x optical zoom, a high-resolution 18.2 MP2 Exmor R CMOS Sensor and a retractable OLED Tru-Finder in a class-leading compact body. Along with the DSC-HX90V model, the HX80 camera becomes the only compact high-zoom camera with a retractable electronic viewfinder, making it an extremely appealing and flexible solution for travel and family photography and video shooting.

The HX80 also features a high-resolution, 921k dot LCD screen that tilts a full 180 degrees for comfortable arms-length portraits or “selfies” and is Wi-Fi / NFC compatible.

Key features for the new model are included below:

Compact Hi-Zoom HX80 Camera w/ Built-in Retractable EVF
Available in April for about $350

Premium 30x ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* optical zoom lens with 60x “Clear Image” digital zoom capability
Built-in pop-up OLED Tru-Finder EVF w/ high contrast and vivid colors
18.2 MP Exmor R CMOS sensor and BIONZ X processor ensure the finest capture details for still images and Full HD videos in all lighting conditions
Optical SteadyShot with 5-axis image stabilization minimizes effects of camera shake
921k dot, 3.0 type LCD screen that tilts a full 180 degrees
Full HD movie shooting capabilities including high-speed XAVC S format at 50 Mbps
Built-in ‘pop up’ flash for low-light shooting support
Compatible with Wi-Fi / NFC for seamless wireless transfer of content and with select Sony PlayMemories™ Camera apps