Along with the 30x zoom Cyber-shot HX200V, Sony also brings the more compact Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V and DSC-HX20V camera with 20x optical zoom. They are equipped with 18.2 Megapixel Exmor R CMOS image sensor, 20x optical zoom lens and BIONZ processor that rapidly analyzes the Extra-High Sensitivity data from the sensor. With Clear Image Zoom technology, they can even provide 40x zoom. Each of them has a 3-inch LCD display and offers HDMI output.
Other features are more or less the same as the HX300V. The HX30V and HX20V both feature High speed AF with speeds of 0.13 second in daylight, 0.21 seconds in low-light at 3 EV, Optical SteadyShot image stabilization with 3-way Active Mode, Background Defocus, Intelligent Scene Recognition Mode, Face Detection, Superior Auto mode and anti-blink. Photo Creativity and Picture Effect are included for you to fine-tune exposure settings and add effects to your photos. They can capture full resolution images at 10fps.
Like their brother, these compact long zoom cameras also packs GPS and Compass to record location data and camera direction, and track a photographic journey with GPS log. They HX30V adds built-in WiFi connectivity, allowing users to connect and transfer images and movies directly to compatible devices such as smartphones, tablets, iPhone/iPod. Using the new PlayMemories Mobile application from Sony (available on the App Store and Android Market), you can share images and videos easily to Facebook, YouTube and other sharing sites.
Sony’s HX30V and HX20V records Full HD 1080p AVCHD videos and is able to capture 13 Megapixel still images while shooting video using the Dual-Record function. Manufactured with SoRPlas durable plastic containing 99% recycled materials, they are eco-friendly as well.
The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V and DSC-HX20V will be released in May for $$429 and $399 respectively.