Ilse Jurriën : March 20th 2012 - 23:35 CET
Sony CyberShot DSC-HX30V
Sony DSC-HX30V digital camera : Sony is proud to announce a new H-Series high-zoom CyberShot digital camera. The Sony CyberShot DSC-HX30V makes it easy to capture crisp, beautiful photos and Full HD videos from a variety of distances. Ideal for travel photography or simply capturing everyday content, the new Sony DCS-HX30V is equipped with a 20x optical zoom lens. The ultra-thin lens of the Sony DSC-HX30V enhances zoom capabilities while still maintaining a small, compact body. Additionally, the Sony CyberShot DSC-HX30V features Wi-Fi capabilities, allowing for seamless transfer of photos to compatible smartphones, tablets or televisions and sharing via popular social networking services.|
Sony CyberShot DSC-HX30V
"Consumers want versatility in a compact camera," said Yosuke Tomoda, director of the Cyber-shot business at Sony Electronics. "By focusing on a slim and stylish design, while adding an advanced image sensor, strong zoom capabilities and new opportunities to share content socially, we continue to push the boundaries of this digital camera category."
Sony CyberShot DSC-HX30V lens
The new 20x zoom "AA" (advanced aspherical) lens element in the Sony CyberShot DSC-HX30V produces outstanding results with a design drastically smaller than comparable 20x lenses in previous models. The thinly-designed lens, which requires highly sophisticated glass molding to create, allows the camera body to remain as compact as possible. In addition to its strong zoom capabilities, the new "AA" lens can focus at a minimum distance of approximately 1cm for stunning, clear macro shots.
Sony DSC-HX30V Wi-Fi camera
The new Sony DSC-HX30V model features Wi-Fi capabilities, allowing it to link directly and transfer content to a variety of compatible devices including smartphones, tablets and televisions. Using the new PlayMemories Mobile application from Sony, images can then be shared easily from the host device on Facebook, YouTube and other popular sharing sites. The Play Memories app is currently available for free download on both the iTunes app store and Android Market.
18 megapixel Sony DSC-HX30V
The new Sony CyberShot DSC-HX30V camera incorporates a 18.2 MP "Exmor R" CMOS sensor, the highest resolution sensor currently offered in the mainstream "point and shoot" market. The new image sensor teams with an advanced BIONZ processor to deliver blazing fast AutoFocus speeds of approximately 0.13 seconds in daylight and 0.21 seconds in low-light shooting situations, measured at 3 EV. Additionally, the new Sony DSC-HX30V features "Clear Image Zoom" digital zoom technology, which boosts optical zoom to 2x virtual capabilities (i.e. 20x optical to 40x "Clear Image Zoom") while maintaining full resolution. The Sony CyberShot DSC-HX30V is equipped with "Optical Steady Shot" to reduce any blurring caused by camera shake during shooting - even with the zoom extended - as well as some creative photographic settings.
Sony CyberShot DSC-HX30V features
• Manufactured with "SoRPlas" durable plastic
• 18.2 Megapixel Sony Exmor R CMOS sensor
• 20x optical zoom lens (25-500mm in 35mm format)
• 40x digital "Clear Image Zoom" at full resolution
• Wi-Fi enabled for sharing content directly with compatible devices
• "Extra High Sensitivity" enhances low-light shooting capabilities
• Lightning-fast AF speed (0.13s in daylight, 0.21s in low-light)
• "Dual-Record" captures 13MP still photos while shooting video
• Full HD Movie Shooting capability (1920x1080 at 60p)
• Optical SteadyShot Active Mode (3 way shake cancelling)
• 3.0-inch, 921k dot LCD screen
• Embedded GPS functionality
• GPS Log Recording function
• Photo Creativity interface
• 9 "Picture Effect" options
Sony CyberShot HX30V price & availability
The high-zoom Sony CyberShot HX30V camera will be available from May 2012 at Sony retail stores and online as well as other authorized retailers throughout the Sony dealer network. The Sony CyberShot DSC-HX30V will be available in the color black for a suggested retail price of $420 USD / €440 Euro. Prices and colors may vary from country to country.
Sony CyberShot DSC-HX30V review
Once we receive a Sony CyberShot DSC-HX30V test sample, you may expect an in-depth Sony DSC-HX30V review, including a sample photo gallery with high resolution pictures and videos.