LCD and Viewfinder
Sony HX80 has a Tilting 3″ LCD screen with a resolution of 921k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
For those of you who loves shooting self portraits or group photos, Sony HX80 will make your life easier with its Selfie friendly
HX80 has a built-in Electronic viewfinder. The viewfinder has a coverage of 100%. 100% coverage ensures that what you see in the viewfinder while shooting matches exactly what you will get later in your image, helping accurate framing your shots and minimizes the need for cropping images later.
Max Shutter speed
Sony HX80 can shoot continuously at max speed of 10.0 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/2000 sec.
Unfortunately HX80 doesn't have an external flash shoe so you are limited with the built-in flash.
Sony HX80 features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system.
Sony HX80 also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Sony HX80, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 60p,60i,30p,24p fps and save in MPEG-4, AVCHD and XAVC S formats. Full HD resolution of Sony HX80 will be adequate in most of the situations. But if you are after the highest resolution videos available, see our list of Top Cameras with 4K (Ultra-HD) Video.
HX80 has a built-in Stereo microphone and a Mono speaker.
Sony HX80 doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Compact camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Fujifilm X30 or Olympus XZ-2 iHS in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
Sony HX80 features built-in wireless (Wi-Fi) connectivity ( 802.11b/g/n with NFC) which lets you transfer your photos directly to compatible devices without any physical connection. With its NFC feature, HX80 can communicate with devices such as smartphones which are also equipped with this technology by simply touching each other.One other feature that we like is the ability to use our smartphone as a remote to control our HX80. You can change camera settings, release shutter, view LCD screen and tranfer files using remote control app.
You can connect HX80 to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Battery Sony HX80 is powered by NP-BX1 battery which provides a shooting life of 390 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Compact type cameras is 254 shots, Sony HX80 has a good battery life for its class.
Battery Life Comparison in Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras
Fujifilm HS35EXR with its 600shots is the model with longest battery life among Small Sensor Superzoom cameras. Check the comparison of Sony HX80 vs Fujifilm HS35EXR or take a look at Longest Battery Life Compact cameras list.
Sony HX80 Features Compared to Main Competitors
Current Lowest price for Sony HX80 is $338.00