Sony just announced the world’s smallest digital camera with a 30x zoom lens (24-720mm). The $350 DSC-HX80 compact camera also bundles in a 18-megapixel Exmor R CMOS Sensor, Wi-Fi / NFC, and a retractable OLED Tru-Finder (EVF). On the back, there is a 921k dot LCD screen that tilts a full 180 degrees. That makes is easy to frame an arms-length portrait or selfie.
If electronics viewfinders (EVF) are your thing, Sony also offers it on the identical looking DSC-HX90V. That camera adds GPS for about $80 more.
- 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
Price and Availability
The Sony DSC-HX80 Digital Camera will be available April 2016 for $350.