Sony enlarged its Cyber-shot series by announcing two compact cameras, Sony DSC-HX90 and Sony DSC-WX500, equipped with powerful zoom lenses, aimed at travel. These portable compacts can easily fit into your pocket, and the company claims that they are among the smallest in the world.
The Sony DSC-HX90 and the Sony DSC-WX500 share many properties, so they feature a high-resolution 18.2MP BSI CMOS sensor and a BIONZ X processor, which together deliver images and Full HD 1080/60p videos of tremendous sharpness and quality, even in low light; on the front is a strong 24-720mm f/3.5-6.4 ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* lens with superb 30x optical zoom and optical image stabilization, while the rear side is dominated by a tiltable 3" 921,000-dot LCD screen that tilts a full 180 degrees. Both of these Cyber-shot models also bring built-in Wi-Fi with NFC, for easy transfer of content via compatible smart devices, as well as a pop-up flash.
However, the Sony HX90 went a step further and, along with this configuration, added a pop-up 638,400-dot OLED Tru-Finder electronic viewfinder (EVF), similar to the one found on the Sony RX100 III, which increased even further its compactness. Moreover, the HX90 is characterized by built-in GPS, so you can easily tag your images and mark their exact location.
The Sony DSC-HX90 and the Sony DSC-WX500 will appear in June, priced at $430 and $330, respectively.