Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100
The Sony Cybershot RX100 has leaked on the Japanese website Digicame-info. The camera looks very much like a compact point and shoot camera; however, one key difference (based on rumored specifications) is the presence of a much larger image sensor in the RX100.
The CMOS imager is rumored to be 13.2mm x 8.8mm, which is the same size as the Nikon 1 Series cameras (or CX format sensor / 2.7x crop). Of course, this makes a lot of sense – given that Nikon has sourced larger image sensors from Sony for years now. It looks like Sony will be making use of its own manufacturing efficiencies for this format.
Check out the chart below for a comparison of how the Sony RX100 sensor stacks up against other mirrorless and DSLR cameras. [click to continue…]
B&H has the Sony HX9V point and shoot camera for $299 right now. The HX9V is probably the best do-it-all point and shoot camera. It captures great 16.2MP still images and captures HD video up to 1080/60p. Unfortunately, I have not gotten around to completing my review of the HX9V; however, I give it high marks all around and think that it is worth every penny of the asking price.
Note that you’ll have to add the camera to your cart to see the deal price, which is good through Dec. 10.
The oft-rumored HX9V and HX100V are now official as Sony’s latest Cyber-shot models. Both camera feature 16.2MP Exmor R CMOS sensors and Optical SteadyShot image stabilization.
The Sony Cyber-shot HX9V sports a 16x optical zoom lens with a 24mm equivalent wide-angle field of view. The HX100V is a superzoom model with 30x optical zoom, which starts a 27mm on the wide end. Both models offer a max sensitivity up to ISO 3200 and capture Full HD 1080p video at 60p.
The HX9V and HX100V feature 3-inch touchscreen displays with a 921k-dot resolution. Of course, both models offer Sony’s signature 3D Sweep Panorama mode for easy panoramic images. Both cameras should be available in April 2011.
Along with the HX9V and HX100V, Sony also unveiled the no-frills Cyber-shot W520, which sports a 14.1MP sensor, 5x zoom lens and 2.7-inch LCD. The W520 is set for March 2011 availability.
More details and images below. [click to continue…]