Have you read Sony DSC-HX9V which I posted yesterday? This Sony DSC-HX100V Cyber-shot camera is almost similar in all specs and features. Except one, the gadget replaces the Sony G lens with Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar 27mm wide angle Lens. Hence, it delivers you more powerful zoom, 30x optical zoom.
Design? Yes, of course you can see with naked eyes that the gadget is fatter than HX9V. Have you ever heard “Sometime being fat is sexy”? Despite of the fat looking, the HX100V is coupled with a manual control ring that can be assigned as desired to adjust focus or zoom. So you can adjust the focus precisely.
In addition, this new camera is featuring a 3.0-inch 921,000-dot XtraFine LCD with wide viewing angle, One-touch Full HD video, 16.2 effective megapixel Exmor R CMOS sensor, Optical SteadyShot image stabilization with Active Mode, GPS, Compass, a Lithium N battery, a 19MB built-in memory and support to record 3D images.
Packed in 121.6mm x 86.6mm x 93.1mm and 525g weight, Sony CyberShot DSC-HX100V compact camera is going to hit market in April 2011 in only black color. The pricing pretty sure will be set higher than HX9V. [Dandy Gadget Source]