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The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80 Compact Digital Camera blends a progressive, poor-light optimized image sensor with a long-zoom, also characterized by its slender form factor and intuitive handling engineering. At the backbone is an 18.2MP 1/2.3" Exmor R
CMOS sensor, featuring a back-illuminated design, as well as a BIONZ X image processor to create smooth image quality, reduced noise, and an expansive sensitivity range up to ISO 12800. Combined, the sensor and processor also deliver fast performance all through the camera system, including a 10 frames per second continuous shooting rate plus the ability to record
Full 1080p HD video at 60 frames per second using the XAVC S format.
Matching the imaging capabilities is a fitting physical design, which includes both a pop-up electronic OLED Tru-Finder viewfinder and 180° tilting 3.0" 921k-dot LCD screen into its design, along with built-in Wi-Fi with included NFC for wireless sharing of images and remote control of the camera using a linked smartphone or tablet. Contrasting the chic size, the HX80 is also distinguished by its
far-reaching 30x zoom Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* lens, which delivers a 35mm equivalent 24-720mm zoom range. Spanning
super telephoto ranges, this lens takes advantage of a 5-axis Optical SteadyShot image stabilization; diminishing the display of camera shake to provide sharper results. A true all-around pocketable camera, the HX80 combines both form and function, along with imaging advantage to handle a wide array of everyday shooting requirements.
Using an 18.2MP 1/2.3" Exmor R CMOS sensor combined with an BIONZ X image processor, the HX80 can produce high-resolution stills and full HD video with distinguished clarity and smooth tonality. The sensor features a back-illuminated design, too, achieving reduced noise levels along with an inbred sensitivity range up to ISO 3200, which may be extended to ISO 12800 for shooting in poor-light conditions. The sensor and processor also offer a continuous shooting rate of 10 frames per second for up to 10 consecutive frames in a spurt.
In addition, Full 1080 HD video recording is supported in 24p or 60p, or 60i, frame rates, with the ability to take advantage of the high-quality 50 Mbps XAVC Sa format or routine high-definition AVCHD format. When using either format, a secondary Internet-friendly MP4 version can be recorded simultaneously for easy online sharing.
Handling wide-angle thru super telephoto ranges, the built-in 30x Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* lens covers a 35mm equivalent 24-720mm focal length perspective. Five aspherical elements are built-in to the optical lay-out, which diminish
spherical aberrations all through the zoom range, and a T* anti-reflective coating assists to control lens ghosting and flare for increased contrast and neutral color..
Complementing the optical design, the lens's performance also takes advantage of its 5-axis Optical SteadyShot image stabilization to diminish the display of camera shake. Additionally, an Intelligent Active Mode is also possible to diminish blur frequent to shooting video while moving. Additionally aiding in accomplishing sharp imagery, Fast Intelligent autofocus employs an optimized spatial object detection algorithm to hasten focusing speeds as well as fine-tuning accuracy for consistently sharp results.