Sony HX100V packs in 30x optical zoom while HX9V offers 16x optical zoom

Feb 1, 2011
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When it comes to point and shoot digital cameras there is a huge amount of offerings to choose from depending on your needs. One of the most interesting of the point and shoot camera features is the super zoom range. These cameras let you get close to the action you are shooting from a distance. Sony has unveiled a couple new super zoom cameras today that have huge zoom numbers.

The most impressive of the new duo is the HX100V that has a 30x optical zoom lens. The HX9V digital camera offers 16X optical zoom. Both of the cameras can shoot 1080p HD resolution video at 60 frames per second. Both of the cameras use a 27mm Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonar T lens.

The cameras also share the same 16.2MP Exmor R back-illuminated CMOS sensor and have Sweep Panorama function. The cams can record video and shoot 2MP still shots at the same time and they feature Optical SteadyShot to keep images free from blur at high zoom rates. Focus speed is as little as 0.1 second and the cams have GPS and compass functionality along with a wealth of automatic and scene selection features. The cameras will both land at Sony Style stores in April with the HX100V selling for $450 and the HX9V going for $350.


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