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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V – High-zoom model (20x) with Wi-Fi capability

We posted about the DSLR-like Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V earlier this week from Sony. As you know, that camera is a super zoom camera capable of 30x optical zoom. That’s pretty amazing for a camera of that size. It’s by no mean’s small however. With that said, Sony is also releasing the similarly spec’d Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V to the market which is much smaller, but only features 20x optical zoom. This doesn’t mean the DSC-HX30V is any less of a camera though. In fact, the DSC-HX30V has one trick up it’s sleeve that the larger DSC-HV200V doesn’t have – WiFi.

Again, if you check out all the features below, almost all the features are exactly the same as the DSC-HX200V except for the 20x optical zoom lens and there is no electronic viewfinder. This is mainly due to the smaller size of the DSC-HX30V. Other than that, you get the same 18mp Exmor R sensor, 3.0-inch Xtra Fine view screen, HD video capabilites, and GPS geo-tagging. What you will get extra is the ability to transfer your photos wirelessly to compatible devices via its built in WiFi chip.

Again, you’ll get NEX-5N like features at a fraction of the cost. This is a really great option for those who don’t want the bulk, but still want a great shooting camera with plenty of professional features. With that said, I’m really impressed with what Sony is releasing this year with their camera lineup.


  • 18 MP “Exmor R” CMOS sensor
  • 24mm equivalent Gâ„¢ lens with 20x optical zoom, 40x virtual zoom via “Clear Image Zoom” technology
  • “Extra High Sensitivity” technology enhances low-light shooting capabilities
  • Lightning-fast AF speed of approximately 0.1 second in daylight, 0.2 seconds in low-light
  • 3.0-inch (8.3cm) Xtra Fineâ„¢ 921k dot LCD screen
  • Wi-Fi enabled for transferring content to compatible smartphone, PC, tablet, television or other devices
  • Captures 13.5 MP still images while shooting video via “Dual-Record”
  • Full HD Movie Shooting capability (1920×1080/60p) and three-way Optical image stabilization with “Active Mode”
  • Photo Creativity interface and 9 “Picture Effect” options for creating unique, custom-styled photos and video
  • GPS geo-tagging functionality

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V will be available this May in black for approximately $420. It will be available in several different color choices.

Samuel Huanghttp://www.gstylemag.com
Samuel Huang is an avid gamer and all around tech geek. When not glued to his computer or iPhone, he can be seen pwning n00bs on PSN nightly. On occasion, he has the crazy dream of owning a vintage JDM Nissan Skyline Hakosuka GT-R or a Datsun 240Z.


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