The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80 Digital Camera is a compact point-and-shoot featuring a 16.2MP 1/2.3″ Exmor R Back Side Illuminated CMOS sensor for producing high resolution imagery with notable low-light performance. The sensor is greatly benefitted by the inclusion of the BIONZ image processor, which provides fast performance throughout the camera, including a 10fps continuous shooting rate, and impressive low-light sensitivity to an expandable ISO 12800. Full HD 1080i video recording is also supported up to 60fps in the high quality AVCHD format. These imaging capabilities are benefitted by the inclusion of an 8x optical zoom Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens, giving a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 25-200mm. This zoom range can effectively be doubled, too, using Clear Image Zoom that employs an intelligent interpolation algorithm to increase zoom magnification with minimal image quality loss. For shooting in low-lit conditions and when working at longer zoom magnifications, Optical SteadyShot image stabilization helps to counter the effects of camera shake.
The WX80 also features built-in Wi-Fi connectivity for transferring images and video between the camera and an Android or iOS device with the PlayMemories app. This allows you to instantly share your imagery with others on social networking or image hosting sites as well as backup to your home computer or cloud services.
For monitoring and playback of images, and for navigating the menu system, a 2.7″ 230k-dot Clear Photo LCD is available and offers five brightness steps to aid in viewing in bright conditions. There are also a host of camera effects to further refine the appearance of your imagery including Superior Auto Mode, Picture Effects, Beauty Effects, Face and Blink Detection, and Intelligent Sweep Panorama.