One of the benefits of having a compact camera is that sometimes it has additional functions your smartphones doesn’t. It also has its own battery meaning that you don’t want to drain your smartphone to take photos. Well if you’re in the market for a new compact camera, Sony has recently announced the Cyber-shot WX220 and the Cyber-shot W810 camera, along with the AS20 action camera if you’re looking to capture POV shots/videos.
Starting with the Cyber-shot WX220, this is pretty slim and compact model from Sony, meaning that you could probably slip it into your pocket just fine. The camera will feature an 18.2MP Exmor R CMOS sensor and a 10x optical zoom G lens. The images will be processed with Soy’s BIONZ X processor and will be able to capture Full HD videos. There will built-in image stabilization, high speed AF, and built in WiFi.
Next up is the Sony Cyber-shot W810. The W810 will sport a higher megapixel count at 20.1MP with a CCD sensor, but it has a shorter zoom of 6x optical zoom versus the WX220’s 10x optical zoom, but if you were after the megapixels then we guess this might be the camera for you. The W810 will be able to capture video albeit in 720p HD resolution, and can even extend the camera’s flash range in order to help lit up scenes better.
Last but not least is the AS20 action camera. The camera will feature Sony’s SteadyShot electronic image stabilization to help reduce camera shake, which we reckon is pretty important if you’re planning on attaching the A20 to a bike helmet and recording your ride. The action camera will also sport a ZEISS Tessar lens with a 170-degree field of view, built-in stereo microphones, and will sport a back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor with Full HD video capture.
In terms of pricing and availability, the Sony Cyber-shot WX220 will be available this August for $200; the Cyber-shot W810 in September for $100; and the Sony AS20 in August for $200.