Sony announces GPS-enabled DSC-HX100V and DSC-HX9V Cyber-shot cameras with 30X and 16X optical zoom and full HD video

Sony today unveiled two new 16.2-megapixel Cyber-shot digital still cameras that offer Full HD video shooting capability at the touch of a dedicated movie button. The Sony DSC-HX100V and DSC-HX9V Cyber-shot cameras are Sony’s first compact digital still cameras to include a 27mm Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonar T lens with 30x optical zoom and a 24mm Sony G lens with 16x optical zoom (respectively) combined with full HD (1920 x 1080/60p) video capability.
Another Cyber-shot camera first, the 16.2-megapixel Exmor R back-illuminated CMOS sensor inside both cameras supports a brand-new Intelligent Sweep Panorama HR (High Resolution) mode. The Cyber-shot DSC-HX100V camera also features a manual control ring that can be assigned as desired to adjust focus or zoom.

With the high-speed auto focus feature, Sony DSC-HX100V and DSC-HX9V Cyber-shot cameras provide a smarter way to focus with DSLR-like speed. High-speed autofocus locks onto subjects in as little as 0.1 seconds, letting you grab the most fleeting photo moments with ease.
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In addition to speed, Sony DSC-HX100V and DSC-HX9V Cyber-shot cameras GPS/Compass function makes them ideal for travel and holidays. The cameras and a range of accessories will be available in April. The Sony DSC-HX100V and DSC-HX9V cameras will be available in black and will cost about $450 and $350, respectively.