Sony concludes a very busy day with the launch of two compact cameras, the middle-entry Cyber-shot WX350 and the low-end Cyber-shot W800.
It has been one of the busiest days of recent times, as both Canon and Sony have announced multiple new digital imaging products. The one which puts an end to these busy 24 hours is the same company that manufactures PlayStations.
Sony has decided to make two more announcements consisting of the Cyber-shot WX350 and Cyber-shot W800 ultra-compact cameras. They may look similar, but do not let the appearances fool you, as these are two distinct shooters.
Sony WX350 ultra-compact camera comes with WiFi, NFC, and 20x optical zoom lens
The new Sony WX350 is presented as the smallest and lightest compact camera in the world to offer a 20x optical zoom lens. Its 35mm equivalent consists of 25-500mm, while its maximum aperture moves between f/3.5 and f/6.5, conditioned by the user-selected focal length.
An Exmor R CMOS image sensor sits within the camera, allowing photographers to capture photos at a resolution of 18.2 megapixels. Furthermore, the BIONZ X image processor is the one that provides a continuous shooting mode of up to 10 frames per second.
Photos and full HD 60p videos are stabilized thanks to the integrated Optical SteadyShot technology, which also features a so-called Intelligent Active Mode (providing smooth video recording).
The specs list of this compact shooter continue with a top ISO of 12800, WiFi, NFC, and a battery that provides enough juice for 470 photos.
Sony will release the camera sometime by the end of March in black and white colors. Its price has been set at around $320.
Uber-affordable Sony W800 becomes official for the tightest budgets in the world
The Sony W800 is the lowest-end camera announced today by the company. It features a 20.1-megapixel CCD image sensor that also shoots 720p videos.
Its lens provides only 5x zoom thanks to a 35mm equivalent of 26-130mm. The f/3.2-6.4 maximum aperture will most likely not impress anybody, but it is good enough for beginner photographers.
The highest ISO sensitivity can be set at 3200, while the continuous shooting mode supports only 1fps.
As stated above, this camera does not excel when it comes to specs, but it is not the worst point-and-shooter out there. A lot of customers will probably be attracted by its price which has been set at only $80.
Sony W800 will become available in black and white flavors as of March 2014 for the aforementioned amount.