Sony DSCHX80/B High Zoom Point & Shoot Camera (Black)

Sony DSCHX80/B High Zoom Point & Shoot Camera (Black)
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Average customer review:
(4.5 stars, based on 109 reviews)

Product Details

  • Sales Rank: #556 in Camera & Photo
  • Color: Black
  • Brand: Sony
  • Model: DSCHX80/B
  • Released on: 2016-04-14
  • Dimensions: 2.75" h x 5.00" w x 6.25" l,

Features

  • 30x Optical/60x Clear Image Zoom ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* Lens, 18.2MP Exmor R CMOS Sensor for superb low light images, Built-in retractable OLED Tru-Finder viewfinder
  • Versatile video w/ high-quality XAVC S, AVCHD & MP4 formats, Simple connectivity to smartphones via Wi-Fi w/NFC, 5-axis image stabilization greatly reduces camera shake blur
  • Selfie-ready 3" Extra Fine LCD multi-angle display, P/A/S/M modes, customizable settings and Memory Recall mode, Enhance features w/ downloadable camera apps, Capture the decisive moments with up to 10fps or keep your subject in focus with Lock-on AF
  • Focus Range Wide: 1.97" (5 cm) - Infinity Telephoto: 8.20' (2.5 m) - Infinity

Get sharp detail up close with the world’s smallest and lightest 30x zoom camera. There's even a pop-up electronic viewfinder for eye-level framing and a 180 Degree tilt screen for 18.2MP selfies. Stunning picture quality comes from the low light Exmor R sensor and premium ZIESS lens with 5-axis image stabilization. Then share photos instantly with built-in Wi-Fi and NFC.


Customer Reviews

Most helpful customer reviews

225 of 233 people found the following review helpful.
5One of the best 1/2.3 sensor point & shoot!
By S.C. Dallas
This is my fourth Sony product after my purchase of Sony a7s, RX100, and RX100III (wife's cam). I currently also have the Lumix GH4 as I like to take videos as much as photos. I bought the HX80 as a gift for my niece. I would recommend this to anyone who doesn't quite need the prosumer 1" sensor point and shoot or who wants the extra zoom capabilities that the larger sensors can't pack in such a small form. I will work backwards and start with the cons then the pros.

Cons:
* Smaller 1/2.3 sensor as opposed to 1" sensor (then again price is reflective of smaller sensor and the 1/2.3 sensor on the HX80 is back illuminated which makes it much nicer than other comparable sensors)
* No 4k video
* No manual zoom
* No touchscreen

Pros:
* Pop up viewfinder
* Flash that's semi-tiltable
* Quick menu with 12 customizable functions
* Full PASM modes for manual and semi-manual controls plus full auto modes if that's the preference
* Monitor that tilts 180 degrees for selfies
* 30X zoom fantastic for travelers
* High quality XAVC S video format up to 50mbps at 24p, 30p, and 60p (requires SDXC memory cards)
* PASM modes all available for video
* Video manual mode has auto-iso option (not all cameras allow video auto-iso in manual; i.e. the much more expensive RX100 doesn't have this option)
* 5-AXIS image stabilizer works great
* WIFI/NFC included plus downloadable apps

There are many more features that I could go on about this neat little point and shoot, just check out the spec sheets. At this price level, especially for those that like to shoot both photos and videos, the Sony HX80 in my opinion is one of the best 1/2.3 sensor pocket cameras. I hope you find this review helpful!

65 of 67 people found the following review helpful.
5I love the active viewfinder
By hillcountry
I mostly use Canon Digital SLR cameras, but I needed a small camera for a trip abroad. I particularly like the active viewfinder. It works great in very bright sunlight. So far the camera has met my expectations.

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful.
4Very Good Fair Weather 30x Zoom Camera.....Takes A S M to get best results, tho.
By Becky Mak
This camera seems to work best in the two lower focus selections of the four offered. They are what I call "Large Spot Focus" and "Tiny Spot Focus". Especially when zooming, to pick out a bird or leaf, etc. Decent 30x pocket cam, but was designed as an outdoor fair weather travel cam. To get best results, you need to spend several hours, even days, learning the A S M modes, because Auto and even P do not help this camera enough.

The strong points of the HX80 are :

A./ Tiny size 30x zoom....
B./ EVF....no eyecup tho.
C./ Flip-up LCD for selfies..
D./ Fn Key for easy reach of adjustments
E./ Amazing menu selections, much like A6000.

Weaknesses:

A./ Erratic focus outdoors in overcast.
B./ Really erratic indoor performance : got some amazing ISO 1600 no flash, but poor 1250, etc... The jpeg processing algorithm works wonders sometimes, but fails a bit often. I would see Auto or P mode miss, then I would use that as a base to set adjusted A or S like I would on my A6300 . Sometimes I got the very same same EXIF as the initial P gave !! .....Shades of "2201, A Space Odyssey" : Dave, what are you doing Dave ? I don't think you should do that....lol....

C./ Flash can give very very good results, then the next shot be underexposed. Good for about 7 feet indoors. Probably too weak to do any real fill-in outdoors if person is more than 4 feet away.

I have an A6000 with 1650 kit lens and the Neewer 35mm F1.7, and this HX80 has to run and hide when the A6000 comes out to play. But the A6000 would cost a bloody fortune to ever reach 30x zoom, and with that lens, it's not gonna fit in a pocket....

BTW, be sure to read the review written by "Jnuge" dated July 13th for more detailed comments. I agree with almost every thing in Jnuge's review.

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