Sony Cyber-shot HX80 18.2MP 30x Optical Zoom Digital Camera - Black

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Model Number: DSCHX80/B
Web Code: 10423645


Push your photography further with the Sony HX80 Cyber-shot digital camera. Equipped with a 30x optical zoom, 18.2 MP Exmor R CMOS sensor, and BIONZ X image processor, this camera produces dazzling photos with extremely accurate colour and minimal noise. Integrated Wi-Fi and NFC let you share your beautiful snaps with ease.


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  • 18.2MP Exmor R CMOS sensor and BIONZ X imaging processor produce gorgeous images with accurate colour, rich tonal gradations, and minimal noise
  • Records Full HD 1080p video and features continuous shooting at 10fps (for up to 10 shots) so you capture all of the action in exquisite high resolution
  • Capture high-quality movies with XAVC S, AVCHD, and MP4 codes
  • 30x optical zoom with Optical SteadyShot image stabilization lets you get close to the action and get amazingly sharp, detailed images
  • ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* lens offers stunning low-light sensitivity, improved image clarity, and drastically reduced grain for photos and video
  • ZEISS T* coating eliminates ghosting and flare on the lens surface
  • Integrated Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity enables one-touch transfer of images to mobile devices
  • 3-inch Xtra Fine TFT LCD screen with 921K dots resolution and full 180 degree tilt lets you get creative and take photos from different angles
  • Features a built-in, retractable OLED Tru-Finder electronic view finder that lets you easily frame your photos and adjust your settings
  • Built-in advance features including manual exposure, shutter speed priority, aperture priority, and a customizable control ring
  • Memory Recall mode for fast manual adjustment
  • Picture Effect with real-time preview transforms your photos and videos into unique works of art with filters such as toy camera, posterization, and retro photo
  • Intelligent Active Mode and 5-axis image stabilization greatly reduce camera shake blur
  • Lock-On AF keeps your subject in focus
  • Durable grip fits comfortably in your hand and offers exceptional shooting stability
  • Make your camera and photos more functional and fun to play with by downloading PlayMemories Camera Apps (services availability depends on region)

Video Features

Video Modes
AVCHD: 28M PS(1;920x1080/60p); 24M FX(1;920x1080/60i); 17M FH(1;920x1080/60i); 24M FX(1;920x1080/24p); 17M FH(1;920x1080/24p); XAVC S: 60p 50M(1;920x1080/60p); 30p 50M(1;920x1080/30p); 24p 50M(1;920x1080/24p); MP4: 28M(1;920x1080/60fps); 16M(1;920x1080/30fps); 6M(1;280x720/30fps)
Special Video Modes
Toy camera; Pop Color; Posterization; Retro Photo; Soft High-key; Partial Color; High Contrast Mono.
Frame Rate
10 fps
Max Video Resolution-24 fps Minimum
1920 x 1080
Sound Quality
MP4: MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch; AVCHD: Dolby Digital (AC-3) 2ch (Dolby Digital Stereo Creator); XAVC S: LPCM 2ch


Internal Memory
Not Applicable
Digital Storage Media
SD Memory Card; SDHC Memory Card(UHS-I); SDXC Memory Card(UHS-I); microSD Memory Card (with adapter); microSDHC Memory Card (with adapter); microSDXC Memory Card (with adapter); Memory Stick Duo; Memory Stick PRO Duo; Memory Stick PRO Duo(High Speed); Memory Stick PROHG Duo; Memory Stick Micro (with adapter); Memory Stick Micro (Mark2) (with adapter)
Included Storage Medium Size
Not Applicable
Still Image File Formats
Movie File Formats
MP4; XAVC S; AVCHD (Format Ver.2.0 Compatible)
Resolution - Highest Quality Mode
4:3 Mode: 18M (4896 x 3672)
Resolution - Medium Quality Mode
4:3 Mode: 10M (3648 x 2736)
Resolution - Lowest Quality Mode
4:3 Mode: VGA
Images per 1 GB (Highest Resolution)
Not Applicable


Image Playback Modes 1
Single; Index; Slideshow
Movie Playback Modes


Computer Interface
Micro USB
Video Output
Audio Output
Not Applicable
Other Connection Type
Not Applicable


AC Adapter
Battery Type & Quantity
1 x Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-BX1
Auto Off Function
Shooting Capacity
Monitor: Approx. 390 / Approx. 195 min; ViewFinder: Approx. 360 / Approx. 180min.
Playback Time
Monitor: Approx. 390 / Approx. 195 min; ViewFinder: Approx. 360 / Approx. 180min.

Included Software

Computer Compatibility
System Requirements
Not Applicable

Physical Features

Body Construction
Alminium; Plastic
Dimensions - Width
10.2 cm
Dimensions - Height
5.81 cm
Dimensions - Depth
3.55 cm
Weight (with Batteries)
245 g
Short Camera Model
Sony HX80
Advanced Compact

Image Sensor

Sensor Type
Exmor R CMOS sensor
Sensor Size
7.82 mm (1/2.3 in)
Total Pixels
21.1 MP
Effective Pixels
18.2 MP
Image Processor
BIONZ X Imaging Processor


Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
60x Clear Image Zoom
Focus Range
iAuto: AF (W: Approx. 5cm (0.16 ft.) to Infinity; T: Approx. 250cm (8.20 ft.) to Infinity) / Program Auto: AF (W: Approx. 5cm (0.16 ft.) to Infinity; T: Approx. 250cm (8.20 ft.) to Infinity)
Focus Lock
Focal Length
35mm Equivalent
f=25-750mm (Still Image3:2); f=24-720mm (Still Image4:3); f=26.5-795mm (Still Image16:9); f=27.5-825mm (Still Image1:1)
Autofocus System
Contrast Detection AF
Wide Angle Lens
Film Required

Viewfinder & Monitor

Viewfinder Type
0.2 in OLED Electronic Viewfinder
LCD Monitor
3 in
LCD Monitor Resolution
921600 Dots
Brightness Adjustment
5 Step (Manual)
Swivel LCD


Built-in Flash
Built-in; Manual Pop-Up
Auto Flash Mode
Red-Eye Reduction Flash Mode
Flash On/Off Mode
Fill-in Flash Mode
Slow Synchro
Other Flash Modes
Auto; Flash On; Slow Sync.; Flash Off; Rear Sync
Flash Range
ISO Auto: Approx.0.3m to 5.4m (11 13/16 inches to 17 feet 8 19/32 inches)(W); Approx.2.5m to 3.0 m (8 feet 2 27/64 inches to 9 feet 10 7/64 inches)(T)
Flash Exposure Compensation
Not Applicable

Aperture & Exposure

Aperture Range
iAuto (F3.5-F6.3(W)) / Program Auto(F3.5-F6.3(W) ); Manual (F3.5-F8.0(W)); Aperture Priority (F3.5-F8.0(W)); Sutter Priority (F3.5-F6.3(W))
Shutter Speed Range
iAuto (4 Inches - 1/2000); Program Auto (1 Inches - 1/2000); Aperture Priority (8 Inches - 1/2000); Shutter Priority (30 Inches - 1/2000); Manual (30 Inches - 1/2000)
Evaluative Metering Mode
Centre-Weighted Average Metering Mode
Spot Metering Mode
Other Metering Modes
Multi Pattern; Center Weighted; Spot
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (Still Image): Auto (ISO80-3200; selectable with upper / lower limit); 80/100/200/400/800/1600/3200; Multi-Frame NR:Auto (ISO80-3200 same as selected range in Auto); 100/200/400/800/1600/3200/6400 /12800. ISO Sensitivity (Movie): Auto (ISO80-3200; selectable with upper / lower limit); 80/100/200/400/800/1600/3200
Exposure Compensation
+/- 3.0 EV; 1/3 EV step
Image Stabilization
Optical SteadyShot with 5-axis Image Stabilization
White Balance Modes 1
Auto; Daylight; Shade; Cloudy; Incandescent; Fluorescent: Cool White; Fluorescent: Day White; Fluorescent: Daylight; Flash; Custom; One Push; One Push Set

Still Image Features

Auto Mode
Manual Modes
Program; Aperture; Shutter; Manual modes; Customizable Settings and Memory Recall Mode
Portrait Mode
Night Mode
Macro Mode
Number of Preset Scene Modes
15 - Portrait; Advanced Sports Shooting; Landscape; Sunset; Night Scene; Handheld Twilight; Night Portrait; Anti Motion Blur; Pet Mode; Gourmet; Beach; Snow; Fireworks; Soft Skin; High Sensitivity
Other Shooting Modes 1
Intelligent Auto; Superior Auto; Program Auto; Aperture Priority; Shutter Speed Priority; Manual Exposure; MR (Memory Recall) 1;2;3; Movie Mode (Program Auto;Aperture Priority;Shutter Speed Priority;Manual Exposure); Panorama; Scene Selection
Face Detection
Off; 10s; 5s; 2s; 3 Consecutive Shots with 10s, 5s or 2s Delay Selectable; 3 Consecutive Bracketing Shots with 10s, 5s, 2s Delay Selectable
Continuous Shooting - Highest Quality
10 fps
Continuous Shooting - Medium Quality
10 fps
Continuous Shooting - Lowest Quality
10 fps

In-Camera Effects

Red-Eye Removal
Black & White
Other In-Camera Effects
Intelligent Sweep Panorama (Supports 360 Format); Creative Style - Standard; Vivid; Portrait; Landscape; Sunset; Black & White; Sepia
  • Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-BX1
  • AC Adaptor
  • Micro USB Cable
  • Wrist Strap
  • Instruction Manual

  • Good camera

    from Maple Ridge, BC on November 13, 2018

    Fits in the pocket and takes great pictures even at high zoom in good light. My only recurrent problem is the position of the movie button which I often accidentally press with my thumb.

  • Awful! Just awful!

    from Ottawa, ON on August 31, 2018

    I purchased this camera from Best Buy and returned it the same day. I tested it out in good lighting conditions and it was absolutely awful! This camera is essentially one big gimmick. The zoom range is 24-720mm, however, the images aren't even sharp at 24mm and anything over 40mm is just a blurry, fuzzy mess! by the time you get to the 720mm, the camera is completely unusable. If you crop in on a still image at 24mm, even one that appears to be somewhat sharp, disappointment soon follows as you realize that there is absolutely nothing in the image that is sharp. In anything but great lighting conditions, images are fuzzy and full of noise, even with the aperture wide open and ISO set to 80-400. This is a nicely build little camera, but the result you get is just garbage. Based on the reviews on Best Buy that I based my own purchase off of, I can tell you that they are severely overrated and exaggerated. If you have a decent smartphone, it will most likely take better images and video.

  • awesome

    from Toronto, ON on January 1, 2018

    amazing camera

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