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 noÂ electronicÂ 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 â€œExmor Râ€ CMOS sensor
- 24mm equivalent Gâ„¢ lens with 20x optical zoom, 40x virtual zoom via â€œClear Image Zoomâ€ technology
- â€œExtra High Sensitivityâ€ 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 â€œDual-Recordâ€
- Full HD Movie Shooting capability (1920×1080/60p) and three-way Optical image stabilization with â€œActive Modeâ€
- Photo Creativity interface and 9 â€œPicture Effectâ€ options for creating unique, custom-styled photos and video
- GPS geo-tagging functionality
The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V will be availableÂ this May in black for approximately $420. It will be available in several different color choices.