Sony Announces the HX80 30X Zoom Point and Shoot

Posted by at 3:39 pm on March 7, 2016

Sony HX80While point-and-shoot cameras have been largely replaced by smartphones for casual picture-taking, there is one area where they outpace cell phones — optical zooming.

Sony on Monday revealed its latest point-and-shoot, the HX80 with 30x optical zoom, 18.2MP Exmore R CMOS sensor, five-axis image stabilization, 1080p HD video recording, and a three-inch LCD screen and retractable OLED electronic viewfinder.

The camera features Wi-Fi and NFC for easy transfer of images to mobile devices, and will retail for $350 when it goes on sale next month.

Main Features

  • 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

 

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