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Sony Creates Cyber-Shot HX with Longer Zoom, Less Blur

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX100V Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX100V

Adding the DSC-HX100V and DSC-HX9V models to its Cyber-Shot line, Sony has created two new compact cameras with 16.2-megapixel resolution, full HD 1080p recording and increased zoom functions.

The lenses (and resulting zoom range) differ between the two cameras. The HX100V houses a 27mm Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonar T lens with a 30x optical zoom, while the HX9V offers a 24mm Sony G lens with nearly half (16x) the optical zoom. Both lenses have been outfitted with optical steady shot technology, which uses a three-way shake cancellation for crisper images.

Borrowing technology from Sony's camcorder line, these two still cameras can simultaneously shoot both video and 3-megapixel stills in dual record mode.

Other perks include 3D image capture, intelligent sweep HR mode Panorama—which captures up to 49.2 megapixels of high-resolution images with a single press of the button—a 3-inch LCD screen and GPS/Compass functions.

The cameras will be available in April at a cost of $450 for the DSC-HX100V and $350 for the DSC-HX9V.

Additional Info

  • Company: Sony
  • Company Phone #: 800-345-7669