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Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W Series Unveiled

DSC WX80 Black left jpg 640x445[CES 2013] If you’re in the market for a new compact camera, you’re in luck as Sony has taken the wraps off several new compact camera as part of its Cyber-Shot DSC-W series. There are three new models Sony will be introducing, ranging from the DSC-W710 which is the most affordable of the range at $99, followed by the DSC-W730 at $139, and last but not least would be the DSC-WX80 priced at $199. All models will be available later on in the month, but depending on your needs as a photographer, some models might have an advantage over the others.Starting with the W710, this is the cheapest of the lot and it will come with the bare essentials that should be good enough to snap photos of the family, friends and your holidays. It will feature a 16.1MP Super HAD CCD sensor, large buttons, 5x optical zoom, HD movie capture and built-in filters and effects for easy post-processing while on the go. Next up would be the W730 which based on its specs is almost identical to the W710, with the main difference being that it offers 8x (25-200mm) optical zoom, and Optical SteadyShot Active Mode for video capture.

Last but not least is the WX80, the cream of the crop as far as 2013’s DSC-W series of cameras are concerned. The camera will come with a 16.2MP Exmor R CMOS sensor with 8x optical zoom, and 16x Clear Image zoom. It comes with built-in WiFi so that you can share images from the camera with a mobile device via the Sony PlayMemories mobile app. The WX80 also offers Full HD 1080p video capture, 10fps burst capabilities, and a “superior” auto mode with expanded scene recognition.

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