Sony Unveils DSC-HX80 with 30x Zoom & Pop-up EVF

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Product Summary

  • Model name:Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80
  • Release Date: 7th March 2016
  • Focus Type: Autofocus / Manual
  • Format : Compact
  • Color: Black
  • Availability: April 2016
  • Price: $350
  • Purchase options: Adorama | B&H | Amazon

Key features

  • 18.2 MegaPixel Exmor R CMOS sensor
  • 30x optical zoom with ZEISS® Vario-Sonnar® T* lens
  • ISO Sensitivity 80-12800
  • 5-axis image stabilization
  • BIONZ X image processing engine
  • HD movie recording
  • Retractable OLED Tru-Finder
  • 180-degree tilt-able LCD for low-position shots
  • Built-in WI-FI & NFC for easy share

SAN DIEGO, Mar. 7, 2016 : Sony Electronics, a worldwide leader in digital imaging and the world’s largest image sensor manufacturer, has today introduced the newest addition to their compact zoom camera line up, the DSC-HX80 model.

The new camera features a variety of advanced imaging capabilities including 30x optical zoom, a high-resolution 18.2 MP Exmor R CMOS Sensor and a retractable OLED Tru-Finder in a class-leading compact body.  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.

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.

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Pixels Actual: 21.1 Megapixel

Effective: 18.2 Megapixel

Sensor 1/2.3″ CMOS
File Formats Still Images: JPEG

Movies: AVCHD Ver. 2.0, MP4, XAVC S

Audio: AAC LC, AC3, Dolby Digital 2ch, Linear PCM (Stereo)

Max Resolution 4896 x 3672
Aspect Ratio 1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Image Stabilization Optical, 5-Way
Color Spaces sRGB
Lens Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar, 11 elements in 10 groups

5 Aspherical

EFL: 4.1-123mm (35 mm equivalent: 24-720mm)

Aperture: f/3.5 (W) – 6.4 (T)

Zoom Optical: 30x

Clear Image Zoom: 2x

Digital: 4x

Focus Range Wide: 1.97″ (5 cm) – Infinity

Telephoto: 8.20′ (2.5 m) – Infinity

ISO Sensitivity Auto, 80-3200 (Extended Mode: 80-12800)
Shutter 4 – 1/2000 second in  Auto Mode

1 – 1/2000 second in  Program Mode

8 – 1/2000 second in  Aperture Priority Mode

30 – 1/2000 second in  Shutter Priority Mode

30 – 1/2000 second in  Manual Mode

Exposure Metering Center-weighted, Multi, Spot
Exposure Modes Modes: Aperture Priority, Auto, Intelligent Auto, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority

Compensation: -3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)

Shooting Modes Anti-motion Blur




Handheld Twilight

High Sensitivity


Night Portrait

Night Scene

Pet Mode



Soft Skin



White Balance Modes Auto, Cloudy, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (Cool White), Fluorescent (Day White), Fluorescent (Daylight), Incandescent, One Push, One Push Set, Shade
Continuous Shooting Up to 10 fps at 18.2 MP for up to 10 frames in JPEG format
Self Timer 10 Sec, 5 Sec, 2 Sec
Flash Modes Auto

Flash On


Rear Sync

Slow Sync

Built-in Flash Yes
Maximum Effective Flash Range Wide: 0.98 – 17.72′ (0.3 – 5.4 m)

Telephoto: 8.20 – 9.84′ (2.5 – 3 m)

Memory Card Type SD



Memory Stick Duo

Memory Stick PRO Duo (High Speed)

Memory Stick PRO HG-Duo

Video Recording Yes, NTSC
Resolution 1920 x 1080p: 60 fps, 30 fps, 24 fps

1920 x 1080i: 60 fps

1280 x 720p: 30 fps

Video Clip Length Up to 29 Min
Audio Recording Built-in Mic: With Video, Stereo
Viewfinder Type Electronic
Diopter Adjustment – 4 to +3 m
Viewfinder Coverage 100%
Screen 3.0″ LCD Rear Screen Tilt (921,600 pixels)
Screen Coverage 100%
Connectivity HDMI D (Micro), Micro-USB, USB 2.0
Wi-Fi Yes, 802.11b/g/n built-in
Battery 1x NP-BX1 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 3.6 VDC, 1240 mAh
Dimensions (WxHxD) 4.0 x 2.3 x 1.4″ / 102.0 x 58.1 x 35.5 mm
Weight 8.64 oz / 245 g

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