Sony unveils Cyber-shot DSC-HX100V and DSC-HX9V cameras
Sony today unveils two new Cyber-shot compact digital cameras which are equipped with 16.2 megapixel Exmor R back-illuminated CMOS Sensor, GPS and are capable of recording full (1920×1080 50p) HD videos.
The Cyber-shot HX100V packs Vario-Sonnar lens by Carl Zeiss with T coating and offer 30x optical zoom, while the smaller and lighter HX9V has G Lens with 6x zoom range with 24mm wide angle. Both have 3-inch 921,000-dot XtraFine LCD displays and features Optical SteadyShot with Active Mode image stabilisation system with ‘3-way shake cancellation’. They also feature new Intelligent Sweep Panorama High Resolution Mode which captures huge panoramic images with an incredible 10480×4096 resolution.
Both camera also are capable of 3D shooting options with 3D Sweep Panorama, 3D Still Image and Sweep Multi Angle, also have Background Defocus mode, and offer 10fps continuous shooting, as well an enhanced GPS/Compass function that captures your location and shooting direction. The HX100V’s body shape and control layout is like of a larger DSLR and also features a manual control ring that can be assigned as desired to adjust focus or zoom.
Sony also has announced the compact Cyber-shot W520 point-and-shoot camera which is packed up with a 14.1 megapixel CCD sensor, 5x optical zoom lens with 25mm wide angle, a 6.7cm/2.7″ Clear Photo LCD, Sweep Panorama and Intelligent AUTO, as well a docking base for Cyber-shot models – the Party-Shot IPT-DS2 that automatically shoots smiling, relaxed portraits of everyone in the room.
The Cyber-shot W520 will be available from March 2011, while the Cyber-shot HX100V and HX9V will be available from April 2011 for around $450 and $350, respectively.