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Sony announces five new point-and-shoot cameras, all pack 360-degree panorama mode

The new Xperia Z and ZL were the stars of the Sony show yesterday, but the Japanese company also unveiled a number of digital cameras. Five new point and shoot cameras debuted and they are all pretty feature-packed.

Potentially the most popular of the new cameras will be the CyberShot WX80 – a $200 camera with a 16.2MP sensor, 8x optical zoom (25-200mm), 1080i60 video capture and built-in Wi-Fi. It also features Optical Steady Shot stabilization and 10fps burst shots.

Sony CyberShot WX80

A cheaper model ($140) is the CyberShot W730 – it has a 16.1MP sensor, 8x optical zoom and Optical Steady Shot, but it only does 720p video and lacks Wi-Fi. The W710 is $100 and has the same features, except the optical zoom, which is 5x.

Sony CyberShot W730 • CyberShot W710

The CyberShot TF1 drops the optical zoom reach to 4x, but it gains waterproofing (IPX8, up to 10m), along with shock (MIL-STD 810F), freeze and dust (IP6X) resistance. It’s $199.

Sony CyberShot TF1

Finally, there’s the top-end model – the CyberShot H200. It’s a $250 superzoom camera with a 20.1MP Super HAD CCD sensor, 26x (22.3-580mm) optical zoom, Optical Steady Shot stabilization and 720p video recording.

Sony CyberShot H200

All these cameras have Advanced flash (which boosts the camera’s sensitivity), 360-degree panoramas and Beauty shot. They will be available this month from Sony’s site, stores and authorized retailers.



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