Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Compact Cameras

Sony DSC-WX500 & HX90V Digital Cameras Zoom 30x

Sony DSC-HX90V Digital Camera

Sony just announced what it claims are the world’s smallest 30x optical zoom digital cameras. The two new models include the almost identical looking DSC-WX500 ($330) and DSC-HX90V with built-in EVF ($430). Both new ultra compact cameras offer 18.2-megapixels Exmor R CMOS Sensors, 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.

The new HX90V model (pictured above) 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 cameras also features a high-resolution, 921k dot LCD screen that tilts a full 180 degrees for comfortable arm’s-length portraits or “selfies” and is Wi-Fi / NFC compatible.

Features
Sony DSC-WX500 Digital Camera
Ultra-Compact WX500 Camera w/ 30x Optical Zoom
Available in June 2015 for about $330

  • Premium 30x ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* optical zoom lens with 60x “Clear Image” digital zoom capability
  • 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

Sony DSC-HX90V Digital Camera with EVF

The Compact Hi-Zoom HX90V Camera w/ Built-in Retractable EVF adds the following features:
Available in June 2015 for about $430

  • Built-in pop-up OLED Tru-Finder EVF w/ high contrast and vivid colors
  • GPS functionality
  • Customizable control ring

Sony DSC-WX500 Digital Camera Back

New Cyber-shot Accessories
Sony has also introduced new accessories for its Cyber-shot line including the LCJ-HWA body case and the ECM-CG60 shotgun microphone.

The new body case, compatible with both of the new HX90V and WX500 cameras, features a high-quality black leather-style finish for protection while offering a sure, stable grip. The new CG60 mic attaches to the multi-interface shoe on Sony’s RX camera line to enable crystal clear audio recording during movie shooting.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Advertisement

You May Also Like

Articles

Are you buying a new TV right now? Put down that flyer from Costco or Amazon and read this first before you waste your...

Articles

Before you buy a 2021 4K TV this year, take a much deeper dive into what's available and worth buying.

Articles

Our 2021 Holiday Buying Guide: Soundbars features some great options from Sony, Polk, Sonos, Samsung, and Vizio for every budget.

News

Amazon Music Unlimited adds support for Sony 360 Reality Audio at no extra charge but there's a catch for some users.

Advertisement

ecoustics is a hi-fi and music magazine offering product reviews, podcasts, news and advice for aspiring audiophiles, home theater enthusiasts and headphone hipsters. Read more

Copyright © 1999-2021 ecoustics | Disclaimer: We may earn a commission when you buy through links on our site.