10 Reasons to Choose the Sony WX80
16.2 Megapixel Back-illuminated Exmor® R CMOS Image Sensor
Featuring a 16.2 megapixel Exmor® R CMOS image sensor this camera brings out the full resolving power of its Carl Zeiss® Vario Tessar lens to deliver high resolution, extremely fast speed, and stunning low-light sensitivity with improved image clarity and drastically reduced “noise” or grain in your pictures. Also, the combined Exmor® R CMOS sensor and BIONZ® image processor delivers extremely fast up to 10fps, Anti Motion Blur, Hand-held Twilight and 1080i movie modes.
Capture the decisive moment with up to 10fps
Capture full 16.2 megapixel resolution images at up to 10 frames per second, helping to ensure that the decisive moment is captured such the team’s winning goal. It also has a mechanical shutter which helps reduce distortion when continuously shooting moving subjects.
8x optical zoom plus 16x Clear Image Digital Zoom
Get up close with 8x optical zoom plus 16x Clear Image digital zoom. Unlike most digital zooms that use electronic cropping to get closer to the subject, The Sony WX80 uses Clear Image Zoom to avoid unsharp images like the crop zooms. Clear Image Zoom doubles optical zoom for closer photos. It uses the powerful processor to compare patterns found in adjacent pixels and it creates new pixels to match selected patterns, the resulting pictures are more realistic, higher-quality images.
Optical SteadyShot™ image Stabilization with 2-way Active Mode
Sony’s Active Mode image stabilization uses 2-way Active Mode that corrects for both vertical and horizontal motion giving you the freedom to shoot movies even while walking or running.
Full HD 1080/60i
The dual record of stills and movies, allows you to shoot both at the same time. You can record crystal clear movies at the highest resolution available with capabilities for 60i in 1080 AVCHD™ video. This provides stunning, fast motion video with less distortion for playback on your HD TV.
Enhanced Superior Auto
Enhanced Superior Auto supports scenes with dynamic motion to provide stunning results even in dimly lit situations. The resulting images are clearer with less blur.
WiFi sharing to upload photos and videos
Built-in WiFi lets you quickly upload photos and videos to social media sites through your WiFi enabled smartphone or tablet. You can back up your pictures on a network-connected PC, or view them on a large screen TV. Beauty Effects
Beauty Effects allows skin smoothing, shine removal, edits to skin tones, eye widening, and teeth whitening. The Beauty Effects can be combined to further enhance the image.
Picture Effect for more expressive photos
Picture Effect allows you to make ordinary landscapes and portraits come to life by add a new level of expression to photos. Picture Effects achieves this by heightening mood and emphasizing certain attributes in your images.
Intelligent Sweep Panorama™ mode-up to 360°
Intelligent Sweep Panorama mode takes Sony’s Sweep Panorama function to the next level with the addition of motion compensation. It works even when subjects are moving in the foreground of your landscape, the WX80 can detect faces and moving objects, it intelligently stitches different widths together to minimize distortion. Simply by press the shutter button and sweeping the camera in the desired direction the camera continuously shoots at a high speed. It takes the resulting images and seamlessly stitches them together with automatic position adjustment to create one stunning panoramic image. Available in wide and up to 360° full circle, the camera can take a variety of panoramic shots.
The WX80 Sony’s new Cybershot for 2013. It is a very powerful and compact device and it performs much better than the older Sony models in overall speed and low light conditions. This is due to the upgraded processor and the upgraded Exmor R sensor. One of the newer more cutting edge features is the built in wifi. This lets you transfer pictures to your computer, your iOS or android device, or use your iOS or android device to remotely take pictures and it works flawlessly. Another fun feature is the “Beauty Effects” which is built into the camera. The Beauty Effects aren’t only easy to use, but they actually work surprisingly well.
If you are looking to upgrade your camera and $200 is your pricepoint; the WX80 is a great choice for a full featured point and shoot for 2013.