Sony DSC-HX80. One more camera for the catalog that Sony launched on the market one year after the launch of the Sony DSC-HX90V. We do not know why they decided to launch a camera so similar to a higher price.
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If we look at a table the DSC-HX90V and the DSC-HX80 we would know enough to know which is which. And it is that the cameras have a design almost identical and their differences are in the interior. Even so, you can count on a hand and we believe that the price increase is necessary. The dimensions and the distribution of the buttons is exactly the same so we will come to comment on the small differences that we have found.
The first is that it does not have GPS to mark the photographs and videos in our trips. Actually, if you’re a big photography enthusiast, I’m sure that after every trip you sit in front of the computer to divide into folders with their corresponding names. So if you want to save the price of the HX80 you can do it without problem.
The other difference to note is that it has a battery with greater capacity with which we can do up to 390 shots instead of 360. In this it leaves gaining the HX80 but we do not believe that it is an overwhelming difference to spend the extra money that counts.
Among the common specifications are the Exmor R CMOS Sensor of 18.2 megapixels and the latest BIONZ X image processor which, as you know, is up to three times faster than the previous model. The 180 ° reclining LCD screen with a size of 3 “allows us to capture the most distant targets comfortably.
In conclusion, we believe that the HX80 increases the price considerably and does not offer anything that makes a difference.