Sony Cybershot HX80 20MP 30x Zoom Camera - £199.99 @ Argos
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Sony Cybershot HX80 20MP 30x Zoom Camera - £199.99 @ Argos

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Found 25th Nov 2016Made hot 26th Nov 2016
Sony Cybershot HX80 now £199.99 at Argos - £100 off. Well specc'd wee 30x optical superzoom camera. Slightly newer version of HX90 which sells for about £250, the only main difference is no GPS.

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One of the better compact superzoom cameras on the market....

Still let down by the small sensor but the lens is excellent.....Zeiss optics always are & the images produced by the sensor are good allowing for the constraints caused by it's size........

At this price it's a good deal......even if it is Argos !!
Edited by: "corred1964" 25th Nov 2016

main difference is surely no manual focus option?
still lots of places mention you can manual focus but not sure on it... no control ring though?
Edited by: "brilly" 25th Nov 2016

Original Poster

brilly

main difference is surely no manual focus option?


According to the Sony bumf they both have manual focus.

dainese321

According to the Sony bumf they both have manual focus.


which part? i see it in the hx90 but not hx80 - maybe i'm blind though

Original Poster

brilly

which part? i see it in the hx90 but not hx80 - maybe i'm blind though


In Full Specs on Sony website:

HX90 - Focus Mode Single-shot AF, Continuous AF, DMF, Manual Focus

HX80 - Focus Mode Single-shot AF;Continuous AF(Advanced sports & Movie Only);DMF;Manual Focus

Original Poster

dainese321

In Full Specs on Sony website:HX90 - Focus Mode Single-shot AF, … In Full Specs on Sony website:HX90 - Focus Mode Single-shot AF, Continuous AF, DMF, Manual FocusHX80 - Focus Mode Single-shot AF;Continuous AF(Advanced sports & Movie Only);DMF;Manual Focus



However, you may be right and Sony just did a cut-n-paste on their spec sheet. I guess if you need Manual Focus and/or GPS then the HX90 would be worth the extra 50 quid.

I have the HX20v and agree the picture quality is excellent for the sensor size, it's still a big limitation. I would go for a RX100 if you can stretch to it but the zoom ain't as long though. Horses for courses I guess...

Is this better than the DSLR deals being posted?

StrugglingStudent

Is this better than the DSLR deals being posted?



Demands entirely on what you want from a camera. They have completely different roles.

StrugglingStudent

Is this better than the DSLR deals being posted?



Can you stick a DSLR with a 30x zoom lens in your pocket ??

Can you take photographs with great low grain images in poor light with the creative control of aperture. shutter speed, focus, depth of field, high speed accurate constant focus with the compact ??

They are completely different.......with the exception that both take photographs......so it's like comparing a DSLR of a Compact with a mobile phone

Was interested in this but the reviews are only average....

deanoh11

Was interested in this but the reviews are only average....


out of interest... which reviews?

The HX90V (GPS model) is available here for £239 if anyone is interested and Park Cameras are a very reputable outfit: parkcameras.com/p/7…658

I've always waited to see if I could get the rx100 at a good price. May just settle for this

Two comments, the Argos listing says that the HX80 has a 20MP sensor. This is incorrect, it has an 18.2MP sensor.

The differences between the HX90V and HX80 are as follows: the 90v has GPS and a control ring round the lens neither of which the HX80 has.

Hope this helps.

Heat777

I've always waited to see if I could get the rx100 at a good price. May … I've always waited to see if I could get the rx100 at a good price. May just settle for this



The RX100Mk2 was £349 on Amazon last week. Worth keeping an eye on it.

The MK1 is available for £299.
Edited by: "Toybhoy" 28th Nov 2016

Toybhoy

The RX100Mk2 was £349 on Amazon last week. Worth keeping an eye on it. … The RX100Mk2 was £349 on Amazon last week. Worth keeping an eye on it. The MK1 is available for £299.


tough to accept when they have both been at least 50quid cheaper in the past

Heat777

I've always waited to see if I could get the rx100 at a good price. May … I've always waited to see if I could get the rx100 at a good price. May just settle for this



Again different beasts.........the RX100 has a much larger sensor.......but also only has a 4x zoom

Someone who wants RX100 features is not likely to want this

I've bought one of these but I would like to sell it to someone is interested, please PM me.

flamethrower

I've bought one of these but I would like to sell it to someone is … I've bought one of these but I would like to sell it to someone is interested, please PM me.


whats wrong with it?

brilly

whats wrong with it?


Nothing wrong, as usual I bought something that I don't really need, thanks to HUKD

flamethrower

Nothing wrong, as usual I bought something that I don't really need, … Nothing wrong, as usual I bought something that I don't really need, thanks to HUKD


so why not return it?
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