Sony brings a new full-featured point-and-shoot digital camera, the Cyber-shot DSC-WX80 that is the successor to last year’s WX70. The new model adds WiFi connectivity and is equipped with a more powerful lens, yet remain compact in size.
With built-in WiFi connectivity, you can wirelessly send photos and videos and share them to social media sites using a smartphone and tablet running Sony PlayMemories Mobile application; and view photos on a networked HDTV and PC. Users can even use their smartphone to control to control basic camera functions such as shutter release, zoom, flash mode. Like the WX70, the WX80 sports a 16.2 Megapixel Back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS image sensor and BIONZ image processing engine that combined with ISO sensitivity up to 12,800 to deliver enhanced low-light performance. It is equipped with a Carl Zeiss Vario Tessar lens with 8x optical zoom and features Optical SteadyShot image stabilization with 2-way Active Mode to compensate camera shake for blue-free images.
The WiFi-capable Cyber-shot is capable of 10fps continuous shooting at full 16.2 Megapixel resolution and Full HD 1080/60i AVCHD video recording, and the camera supports dual record of stills and movies. The Intelligent Sweep Panorama lets you capture panoramic shots easily, while the enhanced Superior Auto mode allows you to take clear, blur-free photos in dark settings even the subject is moving. You can also find Beauty Effect for editing skin tones and Picture Effects for adding expression to photos.
The WX80 is compatible with TRILUMINOUS Color that allows users to view photos in rich, vivid, ultra-realistic colors on select BRAVIA HDTVs. It ha a 2.7-inch ClearPhoto display and HDMI output. Coming on 22 February, in white, black and red colors, the Cyber-shot WX80 is priced at $199.99.