Sony Introduces HX90V and WX500, Digital Cameras with 30x Optical Zoom

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Sony today introduced a pair of their smallest 30x optical zoom cameras, the new HX90V and WX500 models. The new compact cameras feature a high-resolution 18.2 MP2 Exmor R CMOS Sensors, 30x optical zoom ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* lenses, BIONZ X processors and Optical SteadyShot stabilisation.

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The new HX90V model features the same type of high-quality retractable OLED Tru-Finder found on the acclaimed RX100 III model, making it the first truly ‘pocketable’ compact high-zoom camera with a built-in electronic viewfinder. It also includes a variety of adjustable dials and functions including a customizable control ring, and has GPS functionality for automatically tagging photos and videos.

Both these new cameras also feature high-resolution, 921k dot LCD screen that tilts a full 180 degrees for comfortable arms-length portraits or “selfies” and is Wi-Fi / NFC compatible.

Specifications are as detailed below:

Compact Hi-Zoom HX90V Camera w/ Built-in Retractable EVF

  • Premium 30x ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* optical zoom lens with 60x “Clear Image” digital zoom capability
  • Built-in pop-up OLED Tru-Finder EVF w/ high contrast and vivid colours
  • 2 MP Exmor R CMOS sensor and BIONZ X processor ensure the finest capture details for still images and Full HD videos in all lighting conditions
  • Optical SteadyShot with 5-axis image stabilization minimizes effects of camera shake
  • 921k dot, 3.0 type LCD screen that tilts a full 180 degrees
  • Full HD movie shooting capabilities including high-speed XAVC S format at 50 mbps
  • Built-in ‘pop up’ flash for low-light shooting support
  • Compatible with Wi-Fi / NFC for seamless wireless transfer of content and with select Sony PlayMemories Camera apps

Ultra-Compact WX500 Camera w/ 30x Optical Zoom

  • Premium 30x ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* optical zoom lens with 60x “Clear Image” digital zoom capability
  • 2 MP Exmor R CMOS sensor and BIONZ X processor ensure the finest capture details for still images and Full HD videos in all lighting conditions
  • Optical SteadyShot with 5-axis image stabilisation minimizes effects of camera shake
  • 921k dot, 3.0 type LCD screen that tilts a full 180 degrees
  • Full HD movie shooting capabilities including high-speed XAVC S format at 50 mbps
  • Built-in ‘pop up’ flash for low-light shooting support
  • Compatible with Wi-Fi / NFC for seamless wireless transfer of content and with select Sony PlayMemories Camera apps

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