Sony has announced a new “world’s smallest travel high zoom cameras.” The new HX95 and HX99 are much the same, with the latter bringing in a touchscreen and a manual maneuverable ring around the lenses.
They do come with a some professional-grade features. At the front is a 1/2.3-inch Exmor R CMOS sensor with 18.2-megapixel resolutions. It is coupled with a BIONZ X image processor which also supports a burst mode of 10 fps for up to more than 155 shots. RAW capture is supported, as is Eye AF and also a peak ISO level of 6400.
Auto-focus speed is an extremely fast of 0.09s. For the videos part, you get up to 4000 video recording at 30 fps without pixel binning or 1080p at 100 fps. For connectivity, you get Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and NFC.
On the HX99 sits a rings around the lens for quicker access to advanced shooting options. At the back is also a 3-inch 921,600 touchscreen, which also supports Touch Focus . It can tilt up by 180-degrees, which is good for selfies.
Pricing is final at $590 for the HX95 and $610 for the HX99, which means at the point it is just common sense to take a plunge for the latter, in case you have established you won’t a more professional camera like the new Nikon D3500. The duo will go on sale October 2018.