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 screen.
HX80 has a built-in Electronic viewfinder.
The viewfinder has a coverage of 100%.
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 port so you are limited with the built-in flash.
Sony HX80 features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system.
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 Olympus XZ-2 iHS or Nikon Coolpix P7100 in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
Sony HX80 features a built-in wireless connectivity ( 802.11b/g/n with NFC) which lets you transfer your photos directly to compatible devices without any physical connection.
With its NFC (Near Field Communication) 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 your camera to other devices through HDMI port or via 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 253 shots, Sony HX80 has a good battery life for its class.
Battery Life Comparison in Superzoom Cameras
Fujifilm HS35EXR with its 600shots is the model with longest battery life among Superzoom cameras. Check the comparison of Sony HX80 vs Fujifilm HS35EXR or take a look at Longest Battery Life Compact cameras list.
Current Lowest price for Sony HX80 is $338.00