Sony announces world’s smallest 30x optical zoom cameras- HX90V and WX500
Sony today announced a pair of world’s smallest 30x optical zoom cameras, the new HX90V and WX500 models. The new compact cameras boast a variety of impressive imaging credentials including high-resolution 18.2 MP2 Exmor R CMOS Sensors, 30x optical zoom ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T lenses, powerful BIONZ X processors and Optical SteadyShot stabilization, making them the ultimate companion for any travel photographer or casual weekend shooter.
Despite sharing a raft of technologies that deliver amazing picture quality, the two cameras offer a distinct choice for photographers looking for a compact high- zoom camera.Both HX90V and WX500 are built around extremely high quality optics with a ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T 30x zoom lens and benefit from the power of an Exmor CMOS sensor with 18.2mpii and BIONZ X processor.
The new Sony HX90V model features the same type of high-quality retractable OLED Tru-Finder found on the acclaimed RX100 III model, making it the first truly ‘pocketable’ compact high-zoom camera with a built-in electronic viewfinder. It also includes a variety of adjustable dials and functions including a customizable control ring, and has GPS functionality for automatically tagging photos and videos.
Each of the new Sony HX90V and WX500 cameras also features high-resolution, 921k dot LCD screen that tilts a full 180 degrees for comfortable arms-length portraits or selfies and are Wi-Fi / NFC compatible. Despite their pocket-sized dimensions, both the HX90 and WX500 benefit from 5-axis image stabilization which keeps pictures blur-free even when exploring the outer limits of the camera’s zoom range whilst shooting movies. Clear Image Zoom boosts magnification to a gargantuan 60x. The new Cyber-shot HX90V will be available in June for about $430 and WX500 n June for about $330.