Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80 User Reviews

Announced Mar 7, 2016 •
18 megapixels | 3 screen | 24 – 720 mm (30×)

I picked one of these up at a bargain price and certainly for what I paid, I am pleased It is a miniature marvel with a very useable popo up EVF which will also turn the camera on when raised, a neat trick, the EVF has to be raised (a pop up release) and then pulled out towards you to get the evf in focus, it works well and can be done very quickly, you can even get a level visible through the EVF and also use the EVF to review your shots, the camera is so small it can be used with one hand ...

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Photohac
 

I bought this camera for my wife after reading the reviews and forum. This camera has been a HUGE disappointment. The photos are almost always out of focus and only come out clear if you are rock solid. I was hoping for a point and shoot for my wife that would replace here Canon sure shot. It takes great outside photos, but put it indoors with or without a lot of light, and good luck. This my first venture outside the Canon family and was not a smart buy. This is not a cheap camera and it ...

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After reading the previous post I decided I would write up my experience with the DSC-HX80 I bought last spring.  I had about 4 Sony compacts from 1999-2015.  My last one was a DSC-W100 that I used extensively for work and personal back before 2010.  Then I bought my first Nikon DSLR.  I also kept using the several SLR and one rangefinder film cameras I still had.  Along with an Olypus XA and Oly Infinity Stylus.  Earlier this year I bought the Sony HX80 because I wanted something that would ...

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paulaker
 

This is my third Sony camera, preceeded by HX5V - swamped by river wash, and RX100 - still owned & highly favoured. The HX80 features which drew me: EVF, tilt up screen, large zoom range of Zeiss lens, compact size - actually fits in RX100 leather case, Sony color accuracy, solid construction, Sony image processing expertise, reasonable price. Initially, I had considered the HX90, but I decided that the additional features and cost were not justified, given my several other full feature cameras.

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MichaelH758
 

Perfect pocket tool for traveling light, backpacking, skiing. Full manual with viewfinder display perfect in bright sun. IQ drops when zooming above 500-600. No room for cropping. Wideangle use - not bad but my Samsung 6 takes better wide angle with wider format. Pro: small size, full manual option, electronic viewfinder, quite sharp up to 400-500 Con: IS and sharpness drop above 500mm; no RAW Overall a must have travel camera.

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pete1971

Very pleased that the low-light (clubs, poor street lighting) autofocus and image quality is improved in the HX80 compared to the HX90. It is now so close to that of the HX20 (at same settings) that it is difficult to tell a difference. Also happy that the lack of sharpness in low light in the HX90 is improved. I speculate the HX90 may do pixel binning too soon, something like that. Again, it is now at the level of my HX20 or even slightly better. And with far better contrast and color ...

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I have always liked the idea of a "travel zoom", a wide angle to telephoto lens in a pocket sized package.  I have owned 7 or 8 different models over the years; but they were all flawed for my use in one way or another.  I recently tried the HX80, and found it does everything I want in a solid, good handling package with an Electronic View Finder (EVF), a full set of in-camera adjustments for sharpening, contrast, saturation, and noise reduction, programmable rear buttons, a nice sized ...

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britepixels
 

Just received this camera and I am very impressed. It is very small for easy carrying in a shirt pocket, in a purse or around the neck. The zoom on this camera is also very impressive. As I have only shot 8 photos so far it is too early to tell the quality of the camera and the lens. That being said so it is a great little camera, I will add more observations after a couple of days. OK I have now and this camera for an additional week and I am still impressed. I have taken many pictures and ...

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