There’s a new Sony compact with an incredible zoom is coming to consumer markets this year. Sony announced the new model earlier today, -offering the world’s smallest 30x optical zoom cameras, and they are new HX90V and WX500 models.
The two new compact cameras offer high-resolution 18.2 MP2 Exmor R CMOS Sensors, 30x optical zoom ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T lenses, BIONZ X processors and Optical SteadyShot stabilization.
The new HX90V model also features the same type of high-quality retractable OLED Tru-Finder found on the acclaimed RX100 III model, offering a “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.
Each of the new cameras also features a high-resolution, 921k dot LCD screen that tilts a full 180 degrees for comfortable arm’s-length portraits or “selfies” and is Wi-Fi / NFC compatible.
“These two new models serve as great examples of how Sony is driving innovation throughout all aspects of the imaging business,” said Neal Manowitz, director of the still imaging business at Sony. “With these new cameras, we’ve taken some of the most unique, advanced imaging technologies from our RX and α cameras and leveraged our unique ‘miniaturization’ ability to deliver a high-zoom shooting experience unlike anything else in the compact camera market today.”
Sony has also introduced new accessories for its Cyber-shot line including the LCJ-HWA body case and the ECM-CG60 shotgun microphone. The new body case, compatible with both of the new HX90V and WX500 cameras, features a high-quality black leather-style finish for protection while offering a sure, stable grip. The new CG60 mic attaches to the multi-interface shoe on Sony’s RX camera line to enable crystal clear audio recording during movie shooting.
The new HX90V and WX500 compact high zoom cameras and all relevant Cyber-shot accessories will be sold at all authorized retailers throughout the Sony dealer network.
Compact Hi-Zoom HX90V Camera w/ Built-in Retractable EVF will be available in June for about $430. The new Ultra-Compact WX500 Camera w/ 30x Optical Zoom will also be available in June, for about $330