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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PixelsActual: 21.1 Megapixel

Effective: 18.2 Megapixel

Sensor1/2.3″ CMOS
File FormatsStill Images: JPEG

Movies: AVCHD Ver. 2.0, MP4, XAVC S

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

Max Resolution4896 x 3672
Aspect Ratio1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Image StabilizationOptical, 5-Way
Color SpacessRGB
LensCarl 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)

ZoomOptical: 30x

Clear Image Zoom: 2x

Digital: 4x

Focus RangeWide: 1.97″ (5 cm) – Infinity

Telephoto: 8.20′ (2.5 m) – Infinity

ISO SensitivityAuto, 80-3200 (Extended Mode: 80-12800)
Shutter4 – 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 MeteringCenter-weighted, Multi, Spot
Exposure ModesModes: Aperture Priority, Auto, Intelligent Auto, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority

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

Shooting ModesAnti-motion Blur




Handheld Twilight

High Sensitivity


Night Portrait

Night Scene

Pet Mode



Soft Skin



White Balance ModesAuto, Cloudy, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (Cool White), Fluorescent (Day White), Fluorescent (Daylight), Incandescent, One Push, One Push Set, Shade
Continuous ShootingUp to 10 fps at 18.2 MP for up to 10 frames in JPEG format
Self Timer10 Sec, 5 Sec, 2 Sec
Flash ModesAuto

Flash On


Rear Sync

Slow Sync

Built-in FlashYes
Maximum Effective Flash RangeWide: 0.98 – 17.72′ (0.3 – 5.4 m)

Telephoto: 8.20 – 9.84′ (2.5 – 3 m)

Memory Card TypeSD



Memory Stick Duo

Memory Stick PRO Duo (High Speed)

Memory Stick PRO HG-Duo

Video RecordingYes, NTSC
Resolution1920 x 1080p: 60 fps, 30 fps, 24 fps

1920 x 1080i: 60 fps

1280 x 720p: 30 fps

Video Clip LengthUp to 29 Min
Audio RecordingBuilt-in Mic: With Video, Stereo
Viewfinder TypeElectronic
Diopter Adjustment– 4 to +3 m
Viewfinder Coverage100%
Screen3.0″ LCD Rear Screen Tilt (921,600 pixels)
Screen Coverage100%
ConnectivityHDMI D (Micro), Micro-USB, USB 2.0
Wi-FiYes, 802.11b/g/n built-in
Battery1x 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
Weight8.64 oz / 245 g