Sony continues to update their popular WX-series of compact, yet powerful point-n-shoot cameras. For 2013, they've added the new WX80. This petite camera measures only 3 3/4" x 2 1/8" x 29/32", yet boast some impressive specs. First is the 16.2-megapixel, 1/2.3" CMOS image sensor, which wears Sony's Exmor R label. When combined with an improved BIONZ processor, this combination allows you to capture higher quality photos in a variety of shooting situations.
The 8x Carl Zeiss lens covers a versatile zoom range, allowing you to get closer to the action, while still offering a nice wide angle for group and landscape shots. With an improved Optical SteadyShot image stabilization system, and an enhanced Superior Auto mode, Sony claims you'll be able to capture better photos with less blur; even in lower lighting conditions.
Other appealing features include Sony's popular Intelligent Sweep Panorama, Full HD video recording in both AVCHD or MP4 formats, built-in Wi-Fi, new creative still and video effects, faster AF speeds, and an all new Virtual Cosmetic Surgery mode.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80 Features:
- 16.2-megapixel, 1/2.3" EXMOR R CMOS image sensor
- Improved BIONZ processing engine
- Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar 8x optical zoom lens
- Improved Superior Auto
- New and improved Optical SteadyShot image stabilization system
- Enhanced AF response times
- Full HD video recording using either AVCHD or MP4 format
- Li-ion battery pack
- Intelligent Sweep Panorama and 360 Panorama modes
- Intelligent flash
- 2.7-inch ClearPhoto LCD
- Built-in Wi-Fi
- Card slot accepts either MS Duo or SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards
Available in black, red, or white, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80 will be available later this month (Jan. 2013), with a MSRP of $199.99 USD.
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