Sony Announces Compact Hi-Zoom HX80 Camera w/ Built-in Retractable EVF
Sony today introduced the newest addition to their compact zoom camera lineup, the DSC-HX80 model. The new Sony HX80 compact camera features a variety of advanced imaging capabilities including 30x optical zoom (Premium 30x ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T optical zoom lens with 60x “Clear Image” digital zoom capability), a high-resolution 18.2 MP2 Exmor R CMOS Sensor and a retractable OLED Tru-Finder in a class-leading compact body. 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.
The camera comes with full HD movie shooting capabilities including high-speed XAVC S format at 50 Mbps. 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. Sony HX80 will be available in April for about $350.