Sony has busted a new travel zoom camera named the HX80 or DSC-HX80 which boasts a 30x optical zoom feature and its tiny body. There is also an in-built EVF, and the price of this camera is roughly Rs. 23,500. You can avail it from this April.
The design of this camera has similarity with that of RX100series, which is considered to be a very good compact system camera. It boasts of 18.2 megapixel Exmor R CMOS sensor and a retractable Oled viewfinder. Apart from EVF, there is also a 921k-dot 3-inch LCD which flips up for assisting in taking selfies. There is also an NFC and Wi-Fi option to sync with the Play Memories app of Sony on the smartphone.
This new camera can also take pictures even tilting at 180 degrees. It will release worldwide at a price of $350. It will come as an appealing solution for clicking family photographs and carrying around while traveling. Also, BIONZ X image processing engine delivers more detail with less noise. This makes your video capturing experience very easy and faster.
Another interesting feature is that of 5 axis image stabilization system, aperture of f/3.5 and 1080p video recording. Burst shooting can also be done at around 10fps. Overall, this is a good package considering the features and price. You are getting 21 megapixels on the shooter.
What are the other options?
Naturally, if you are looking for something professional and better, you can opt for Alpha A6300 mirrorless camera that was announced by the company last month. This camera boasts of certain features such as support for 4K video and increase in the number of autofocus points. The camera enjoys a 24.2-megapixel sensor that features the 4D autofocus system of Sony.