“It offers a zoom range of 24-720mm and extreme 4K capabilities”
Taking GoPro head on, Sony has announced the launch of the DSC-WX800, claimed to be the world’s smallest travel high zoom camera. It comes in a compact casing and offers a huge zoom range, 4K compatibility, and a super-fast image processor among other things. The upgraded BIONZ X image processing engine used in WX800 combines with front-end LSI to deliver high speed continuous shooting at up to 10fps with a buffer limit of up to 155 images and perform better noise reduction in high ISO settings. Plus, it is capable of a fast auto focus speed of 0.9 seconds and features Sony’s praised Eye AF technology for better portrait photography.
The high magnification Zeiss Vario-Sonnar lens on the WX800 offers a zoom range between 24mm at the wide end up to 720mm super-telephoto. The camera also comes with advanced image stabilisation with Optical SteadyShot and is capable of capturing 4K footage with full pixel readout and no pixel binning. It can also shoot HD slow-motion videos at 100fps. Other user-friendly features include Touch Focus and Touch Shutter functionality, which let you select your shooting subject directly and a 180-degree 3-inch tiltable display that allows for more flexibility while shooting. My Menu personalisation on the DSC-WX800 lets you recall up to 30 items instantly and create custom menus.
The camera features location data acquisition via Bluetooth that can collect and record location data from a mobile device, while Bluetooth support also allows transfers to smartphones or uploading to websites for quick sharing. The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX800 camera will be available in India on 29th October across all Sony centers, Alpha Flagship stores and other major electronic chains for a price tag of Rs 34,990.