Mark Peters : March 13th 2016 - 08:00 CET
|Sony CyberShot DSC-HX80
Sony CyberShot DSC-HX80 compact superzoom camera : Sony Electronics, a worldwide leader in digital imaging technology, has announced their latest addition to their 2016 compact zoom camera line-up, the CyberShot DSC-HX80. The new superzoom camera features a variety of advanced imaging capabilities including 30x optical zoom, a high-resolution 18.2 megapixel Exmor R CMOS image sensor and a retractable OLED Tru-Finder in a class-leading compact body. The Sony CyberShot DSC-HX80 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 3-inch high-resolution LCD screen that tilts a full 180 degrees and is Wi-Fi / NFC compatible.|
Sony CyberShot DSC-HX80
With the new CyberShot, users can choose among P/A/S/M (Programmed AE/Aperture priority/Shutter-speed priority/Manual) modes to control exposure and adjust background blur in movies as well as still photos. Gain more choices to shoot your movie just right, according to the situation and how you want to show it. Whether you just want to share some action quickly or save it at higher resolution for more careful editing later, you can shoot in your own style to suit your purpose. Simply make format, mode, exposure and other settings and start recording as you like. Intelligent Active Mode with 5-axis image stabilization and advanced frame analysis compensates for camera shake during movie recording to minimize blur that often results from handheld shooting.
Taking pictures with the CyberShot DSC-HX80
The Sony CyberShot HX80 is equipped with a 3-inch LCD monitor. It has the flexibility to tilt up to 180 degrees for easier, more comfortable framing, especially before shooting at a low position. This high-contrast retractable OLED Tru-Finder is far brighter than conventional electronic viewfinders and perfect for all-around portability, safety, and practicality. The durable grip fits comfortably in your hand for optimal handling and shooting stability. Wi-Fi connectivity with iOS and Android smartphones for remote camera control and still / video sharing is easy. In addition to Wi-Fi support for connecting to smartphones, NFC technology (near field communication) provides "One-touch connection" to compatible Android smartphones and tablets. Users need only touch devices to connect; no complex set-up is required.
Sony DSC-HX80 features
• 18.2 Megapixel Exmor R CMOS image sensor
• 921k dot, 3-inch LCD screen that tilts a full 180 degrees
• Optical Steady Shot with 5-axis image stabilization
• 30x ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* optical zoom lens
• 60x 'Clear Image' digital zoom technology
• Built-in pop-up OLED Tru-Finder EVF
• Built-in flash for low-light shooting support
• Full HD movie shooting capabilities
• Sony BIONZ X processor
• Wi-Fi / NFC enabled
Sony CyberShot DSC-HX80 price & review availability
The Sony CyberShot HX80 price in US dollar is set at $350. Retail prices vary from country to country. The retail sales package contains the following accessories: Sony NP-BX1 rechargeable battery pack ,AC Adapter, Micro USB cable, Camera wrist strap, Cyber-Shot DSC-HX80 instruction manual. The superzoom camera will be available for retail in April 2016. Availability of colors and optional CyberShot accessories may differ depending on the country. Please check the Sony website in your region for more details. As soon as we receive a test sample, we will put this zoom camera to the test and publish an in-depth Sony CyberShot HX80 review, including a sample photo gallery with high resolution pictures and videos.