Oh, Sony – You had me at 360º

The rumors of the compact cameras death have apparently been greatly exagerated.
Sony announced today, the new line-up of compact cameras, with something for everyone, in most price ranges.

The sweep panoramic feature, which had been featured in parts of the.line, now becomes standard.HOnestly we use it all the time, (as well as the iPhone5 similar function)

The super zoom in the line -up, the H200 with 26x optical zoom (22.3-580mm), will set you back about $250, and the video is only 720P.
If you go by specs alone, the $200 W730 seems to be the star of the bunch, with a CMOS sensor, full HD 1980×1080/60i video, respectable 8x optical zoom (25-200mm equivalent), and built in wi-fi.
And for the outdoorsy-wet types , they’ve intro’d the TF1, for about $200.

There is an improved flash for a longer throw and built in post editing features like beauty skin, and teeth whitener. Sorry, a 3in. monitor is not the size we like to adjust photos.

But you can start at $99.!

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Cyber-shot W710 Digital Camera
Available in silver, pink and black for about $99
• 16.1 MP Super HAD CCD sensor with 5x optical zoom (28-140mm)
• Large physical controls and buttons for straightforward, hassle-free shooting
• HD movie (720p) shooting capabilities with Optical SteadyShot™
• 360 Sweep Panorama mode for stunning panoramic photos
• Advanced Flash performance for expanded range and brightness
• New Beauty Effect offer a variety of post-shooting editing solutions

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Cyber-shot WX80 Digital Camera

Available in red, black and white for about $199
• 16.2 MP Exmor R CMOS sensor with 8x optical (25-200mm) / 16x Clear Image Zoom
• Built-in Wi-Fi capabilities for easy content sharing via Sony PlayMemories™ Mobile app
• Enhanced Optical SteadyShot™ for still shooting
• Full HD movie (1920×1080/60i) shooting with Optical SteadyShot™ Active Mode
• Improved Superior Auto mode with expanded scene recognition
• Up to 10fps burst shooting capability
• New 360 Intelligent Sweep Panorama mode for stunning panoramic photos
• Advanced Flash performance for expanded range and brightness
• New Beauty Effect offer a variety of post-shooting editing solutions

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Cyber-shot W730 Digital Camera
Available in silver, pink and blue for about $139
• 16.1 MP Super HAD CCD sensor with 8x optical zoom (25-200mm)
• HD movie (720p) shooting capabilities with Optical SteadyShot™ Active Mode
• 360 Sweep Panorama mode for stunning panoramic photos
• Advanced Flash performance for expanded range and brightness
• New Beauty Effect offer a variety of post-shooting editing solutions

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Cyber-shot TF1 Digital Camera
Available in black, orange and pink for about $199
• 16.1 MP Super HAD CCD sensor with 4x optical zoom (25-100mm)
• Waterproof (up to 10m or 33 feet), dustproof, shockproof and freeze proof
• Large buttons and camera grip and auto screen brightness simplify operation during outdoor/underwater activities
• HD movie (720p) shooting capabilities with Optical SteadyShot™
• 360 Sweep Panorama mode for stunning panoramic photos
• Advanced Flash performance for expanded range and brightness
• New Beauty Effect offer a variety of post-shooting editing solutions

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Cyber-shot H200 Digital Camera
Available in black for $249
• 20.1 MP Super HAD CCD sensor with 26x optical zoom (22.3-580mm)
• DSLR-style body and design and compatible with AA batteries for convenience
• HD movie (720p) shooting capabilities with Optical SteadyShot™
• 360 Sweep Panorama mode for stunning panoramic photos
• Advanced Flash performance for expanded range and brightness
• New Beauty Effect offer a variety of post-shooting editing solutions

Then we come to HandyCams:

get ready for built in projectors.

Shoot and share. But would you perhaps want to edit first? THEN share, without huddling around a computer screen.
FUll HD with 1920×1080 in most units

Sony HDR-TD30V 3D High-Definition Flash Memory Handycam® Camcorder
“Brace yourself for immersive 3D HD video recording in a compact size.”
Available in February for about $999
• Double Full HD 3D camcorder
• 3D viewing directly on 3.5″ LCD, no need for 3D glasses
• Full HD 2D playback from 3D recordings
• 1920×1080 Full HD 24p/60p w/20.4-megapixel Exmor R CMOS Sensor
• 3.5” Xtra Fine LCD™ 3D display (1229K)
• Dual Wide Angle G Lenses to capture everything you want
• Optical SteadyShot™ image stabilization w/ Active Mode in 3D and 2D
• 10x Optical / 17x Extended Zoom to get even closer to the action
• Face detection with voice enhancement and noise reduction
• Tracking Focus follows selected subjects in/out of the frame

Sony HDR-PJ790V High-Definition Flash Memory Projector Handycam® Camcorder
“Make your filmmaking debut with ultra-smooth HD, a 5.1 channel mic and built-in projector.”
Available in February for about $1599
• 1920×1080 Full HD 24p/60p w/24.1-megapixel Exmor R CMOS Sensor
• Project up to 100″ videos with 35lm built-in projector
• HDMI input terminal projects content from external devices
• Top-mounted 5.1ch surround sound mic for premium sound
• Balanced Optical SteadyShot™ image stabilization
• Up to 37hr 50min recording with 96GB embedded Flash Memory
• Multi-interface shoe boasts wi-fi and XLR box compatibility
• Wireless control, transfer, data backup via Wi-Fi®
• AVCHD for highest quality or MP4 for optimized video
• Manual Control (Iris/Shutter/Exposure/White Balance)

Sony HDR-PJ650V High-Definition Flash Memory Projector Handycam® Camcorder
“Take your craft further with a built-in projector and phenomenal 24p/60p HD quality.”
Available in February for about $1099
• 1920×1080 Full HD 24p/60p w/20.4-megapixel Exmor R CMOS Sensor
• Project up to 100″ videos with 20lm built-in projector
• HDMI input terminal projects content from external devices
• Balanced Optical SteadyShot™ image stabilization
• Up to 11hr40min recording with 32GB embedded Flash Memory
• Manual Control (Iris/Shutter/Exposure/White Balance)
• 5.1ch surround sound mic for premium sound
• Multi-interface shoe for wide accessory compatibility including wi-fi
• Wireless control, transfer, data backup via Wi-Fi®
• AVCHD for highest quality or MP4 for optimized video

Sony HDR-PJ430V High-Definition Flash Memory Projector Handycam® Camcorder
“Capture family milestones in Full HD 60p and enjoy them instantly with the built-in projector.”
Available in March for about $849
• 1920×1080 Full HD 24p/60p w/8.9-megapixel Exmor R CMOS Sensor
• Project up to 100″ videos with 13lm built-in projector
• HDMI input terminal projects content from external devices
• Balanced Optical SteadyShot™ image stabilization
• Up to 11hr40min recording with 32GB embedded Flash Memory
• 5.1ch surround sound mic for premium sound
• Multi-interface shoe for wide accessory compatibility including wi-fi
• Wireless control, transfer, data backup via Wi-Fi®
• AVCHD for highest quality or MP4 for optimized video
• CinemaTone presets and 24p recording for cinematic quality video

Sony HDR-CX430V High-Definition Flash Memory Handycam® Camcorder

“Have it all: Remarkable, Full HD 60p quality and 55x Extended Zoom.”
Available in March for about $699
• 1920×1080 Full HD 24p/60p w/8.9-megapixel Exmor R CMOS Sensor
• Balanced Optical SteadyShot™ image stabilization
• Up to 11hr40min of recording with 32GB embedded Flash Memory
• 5.1ch surround sound mic for premium sound
• Multi-interface shoe for wide accessory compatibility including wi-fi
• Wireless control, transfer, data backup via Wi-Fi®
• AVCHD for highest quality or MP4 for optimized video
• CinemaTone presets and 24p recording for cinematic quality video
• 30x Optical / 55x Extended Zoom to get even closer to the action
• 26.8mm wide angle Sony G Lens

Sony HDR-PJ380V High-Definition Flash Memory Projector Handycam® Camcorder
“Shoot anywhere in Full HD 60p and enjoy it instantly with the built-in projector.”
Available in February for about $599
• 1920×1080 Full HD 60p Recording w/8.9-megapixel Exmor R CMOS Sensor
• Project up to 100″ videos with 13lm built-in projector
• HDMI input terminal projects content from external devices
• Up to 6hr25min recording with 16GB embedded Flash Memory
• 30x Optical / 55x Extended Zoom to get even closer to the action
• Optical SteadyShot™ Image Stabilization reduces blur
• 3.0” wide Clear Photo™ LCD display (230K) touch screen
• 26.8mm wide angle Sony G Lens
• Expanded recording/monitoring with mic/headphone jack
• AVCHD for highest quality or MP4 for optimized video

Sony HDR-CX380 High-Definition Flash Memory Handycam® Camcorder
“Cherish family memories forever with gorgeous, Full HD 60p quality and 55x Extended Zoom.”
Available in February for about $449
• 1920×1080 Full HD 60p Recording w/8.9-megapixel Exmor R CMOS Sensor
• Up to 6hr25min recording with 16GB embedded Flash Memory
• 30x Optical / 55x Extended Zoom to get even closer to the action
• Optical SteadyShot™ Image Stabilization reduces blur
• 3.0” wide Clear Photo™ LCD display (230K) touch screen
• 26.8mm wide angle Sony G Lens
• Expanded recording/monitoring with mic/headphone jack
• AVCHD for highest quality or MP4 for optimized video
• Wind Noise Reduction and Closer voice for cleaner sound
• Event Browse groups video/stills by events automatically

Sony HDR-PJ230V High-Definition Flash Memory Projector Handycam® Camcorder
“Bring your fondest memories to life with legendary Sony full HD/60p video quality and a built-in projector.”
Available in February for about $399
• 1920×1080 Full HD 60p Recording w/8.9-megapixel Exmor R CMOS Sensor
• Project up to 100″ videos with 13lm built-in projector
• Up to 3hr10min of recording with 8GB embedded Flash Memory
• SteadyShot™ Image Stabilization reduces blur
• 27x Optical / 32x Extended Zoom to get even closer to the action
• 29.8mm wide angle Carl Zeiss Vario Tessar Lens
• 2.7” wide Clear Photo™ LCD display (230K)
• AVCHD for highest quality or MP4 for optimized video
• Event Browse groups video/stills by events automatically
• Highlight Playback creates movies with transitions for you

Sony HDR-CX290V High-Definition Flash Memory Handycam® Camcorder

“Harness the magic of the moment with beautiful, Full HD 60p quality and 8GB of built-in memory.”
Available in February for about $349
• 1920×1080 Full HD 60p Recording w/8.9-megapixel Exmor R CMOS Sensor
• Up to 6hr25min recording with 16GB embedded Flash Memory
• 27x Optical / 50x Extended Zoom to get even closer to the action
• Optical SteadyShot™ Image Stabilization reduces blur
• 2.7” wide Clear Photo™ LCD display (230K) touch screen
• AVCHD for highest quality or MP4 for optimized video
• 29.8mm wide angle Carl Zeiss Vario Tessar Lens
• Event Browse groups video/stills by events automatically
• Highlight Playback creates movies with transitions for you
• Direct Copy to external HDD without PC

Sony HDR-CX230V High-Definition Flash Memory Handycam® Camcorder
“Relive life’s special occasions with Full HD 60p quality and 8GB of built-in memory.”
Available in February for about $279
• 1920×1080 Full HD 60p Recording w/8.9-megapixel Exmor R CMOS Sensor
• Up to 3hr10min of recording with 8GB embedded Flash Memory
• SteadyShot™ Image Stabilization reduces blur
• 27x Optical / 32x Extended Zoom to get even closer to the action
• 29.8mm wide angle Carl Zeiss Vario Tessar Lens
• 2.7” wide Clear Photo™ LCD display (230K)
• Optimize movies with choice of AVCHD and MP4 formats
• Event Browse groups video/stills by events automatically
• Highlight Playback creates movies with transitions for you
• Direct Copy to external HDD without PC

Sony HDR-CX220V High-Definition Flash Memory Handycam® Camcorder
“Record those special occasions with the Full HD 60p quality they deserve.”
Available in February for about $249
• 1920×1080 Full HD 60p Recording w/8.9-megapixel Exmor R CMOS Sensor
• SteadyShot™ Image Stabilization reduces blur
• 27x Optical / 32x Extended Zoom to get even closer to the action
• 29.8mm wide angle Carl Zeiss Vario Tessar Lens
• 2.7” wide Clear Photo™ LCD display (230K)
• Optimize movies with choice of AVCHD and MP4 formats
• Event Browse groups video/stills by events automatically
• Highlight Playback creates movies with transitions for you
• Direct Copy to external HDD without PC
• Built-in USB cable for easy file transfer/charge

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