Camera News
by Brad Soo on February 1 2011

Sony has just announced two new cameras this morning equipped with their latest 16 megapixel backlit CMOS sensor. These two super-zoom cameras, a compact one and a ‘full-size” super-zoom, sport high speed and high sensitivity shooting modes, built-in GPS and compass, high resolution screens and the ability to record Full HD 1080p/60p movies.

Sony Cyber-shot HX9V
(Compact super-zoom)

  • 16 effective megapixel EXMOR-R backlit CMOS sensor
  • 24 – 384 mm (f3.3 – f5.9) 16X optical zoom lens
  • Optical image stabilization; Active stabilization reduces high levels of camera shake in movie mode
  • 3.0 inch LCD (921,000 pixels)
  • Limited manual shooting mode
  • Built-in GPS and compass can record location and direction of photos taken
  • Intelligent Sweep Panorama HD mode creates panoramas from panning the camera
  • 3D mode for still photos and panoramas
  • Continuous shooting up to 10 frames per second at full resolution
  • 1080p full HD (1920 x 1080) 60 FPS movie mode with stereo sound and optical zoom;
  • Single memory card slot takes either SD/SDHC/SDXC or Memory Stick Duo cards
  • Uses a lithium-ion battery
  • Available in April for $350

Sony Cyber-shot HX100V
(Ultra-zoom camera)

  • 16 effective megapixel EXMOR-R backlit CMOS sensor
  • 27 – 810 mm (f2.8 – f5.6) 30X optical zoom lens
  • Optical image stabilization; Active stabilization reduces high levels of camera shake in movie mode
  • 3.0 inch tilt up/down LCD (921,000 pixels) and electronic viewfinder
  • Full manual controls
  • Customizable lens ring
  • Built-in GPS and compass can record location and direction of photos taken
  • Intelligent Sweep Panorama HD mode creates panoramas from panning the camera
  • 3D mode for still photos and panoramas
  • Continuous shooting up to 10 frames per second at full resolution
  • 1080p full HD (1920 x 1080) 60 FPS movie mode with stereo sound and optical zoom;
  • Single memory card slot takes either SD/SDHC/SDXC or Memory Stick Duo cards
  • Uses a lithium-ion battery
  • Available in April for $450

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