Sony Cyber-shot H-Series Update: HX200V, HX30V, HX20V, HX10V and DSC-H90

Sony HX30V

Alongside several other compact cameras, Sony has updated its solid Cyber-shot H-Series with 5 new models.

Sony Cyber-shot HX30V: 18.2 MP Exmor R CMOS Sensor with 20x Optical Zoom and 3.0-inch LCD

Sony Cyber-shot HX20V: compact, powerful and perfect for travel with 20x optical zoom and effective 18.2 megapixel Exmor R® CMOS Sensor

Sony Cyber-shot HX200V: ultra 30x optical zoom with effective 18.2 megapixel Exmor R® CMOS Sensor and manual controls

Sony Cyber-shot HX10V: 16x optical zoom and effective 18.2 megapixel Exmor R® CMOS Sensor

Sony Cyber-shot H90: 16x optical zoom and effective 16.1 megapixels


Sony Cyber-shot WX150, W690, TX66 and TX20

Sony WX150

Sony has launched 4 new point and shoot cameras.  The new WX150 and W690 are super thin cameras sporting a 10x optical zoom and offer 18.2MP and 16.1MP image sensors, respectively.  The WX150 captures 1080/60i video, while the W690 captures 720p HD video.  The WX150 retails for $250 and the W690 retails for $180.

Sony TX66

The Sony TX66 is a rugged compact with an 18.2MP Exmor R CMOS sensor.  It’s got a 5x optical zoom lens and captures 1080/60i HD video.  Retail is $350.

The TX20 is another rugged compact camera with a 16.2MP CMOS sensor and a 4x optical zoom lens.  It retails for $330.

More details in the press release below. [Read more…]

Sony Set to Launch an APS-C G1 X Competitor?

Canon G1 X

Sony Alpha Rumors is pegging a compact Sony APS-C camera that will go head-to-head with the Canon G1 X.  Reportedly, the camera would use a pancake zoom lens to keep the size down.

I think Sony has a great thing going with the NEX line. So, I’m very interested to see what such a camera could add to Sony’s lineup.  If anything, I think a fixed-lens camera seems more accessible to a larger market.  This isn’t necessarily in terms of price (the Canon G1 X isn’t cheap), but rather in terms of perceived user experience. [Read more…]