SAN DIEGO – Sony unveiled nine additions to its 2012 spring Cyber-shot digital camera line, highlighted by a fully loaded 30x optical zoom model.

Most of the new offerings include Sony’s Exmor R CMOS sensor technology affording 1080i or 1080p HD video capture, strong low-light performance, 10 fps burst shooting, fast AF with background defocusing capability, 3D capture and viewing, and Sweep Panorama still shooting.

At the top of the class is the DSC-HX200V (shipping in March at a $479 suggested retail) featuring a 30x optical (27mm) wide-angle ultrazoom lens, an 18-megapixel Exmor R CMOS sensor, high-speed autofocus (AF) system, GPS, 1080p HD video capture with dual recording at the 13.5-megapixel level, three-way optical image stabilization system, a 3-inch tilting LCD screen and 3D Sweep panorama.

The HX30V (May, $419) offers an 18-megapixel Exmor R CMOS sensor, high-speed AF system, 20x optical (25mm) wide angle zoom lens, 1080p HD video capture with dual recording at the 13.5MP level, 3-way optical image stabilization, 3-inch, 921,000-dot LCD, GPS, 3D Sweep Panorama and built-in Wi-Fi connectivity.

The HX20V (May, $399) offers an 18-megapixel Exmor R CMOS sensor, 20x optical (25mm) wide-angle zoom lens, high-speed AF, GPS, 1080p HD video capture with dual recording at the 13.5-megapixel level, 3-inch 921,000-dot LCD, three-way optical image stabilization, but omits the Wi-Fi found in the HX30V.

The HX10V (March, $329) features an 18-megapixel Exmor R CMOS sensor, 16x optical (24mm) wide-angle zoom lens, high-speed AF, GPS, 1080/60i HD video capture with dual recording at the 13.5-megapixel level, three-way active optical image stabilization system, 3-inch 921,000-dot LCD and 3D Sweep Panorama.

The H90 (March, $249) features a 16-megapixel CCD sensor, 16x optical (24mm) wide-angle lens, 720p HD video capture, active optical image stabilization system and a 3-inch VGA LCD.

The TX20 (May, $329) is a waterproof camera featuring a 16-megapixel Exmor R CMOS sensor, a 4x optical/8x digital (25mm) wide-angle zoom, a 3-inch touchpanel LCD, 1080/60i HD video capture with dual recording at the 13.5-megapixel level, active image stabilization and 3D Sweep Panorama capability.

The TX66 (March, $349) features an 18-megapixel Exmor R CMOS sensor, 12.2mm ultra-slim body design, a 3.3- inch touchpanel OLED display, a highspeed AF system, a 5x optical/10x digital (26mm) wide-angle zoom lens, 1080/60i HD video capture with dual capture at the 13.5-megapixel level, active optical image stabilization system, MicroSD slot and 3D Sweep Panorama capability.

The WX150 (May, $249) features an 18-megapixel Exmor R CMOS sensor, slim design, 10x (25mm)/20x digital wide-angle optical zoom, highspeed AF, 3-inch VGA LCD screen, 3D Sweep Panorama and dual recording at 13.5-megapixel level.

The WX690 (May, $179) features 16-megapixel CCD sensor, a slim design, 720p HD video capture, 10x (25mm) wideangle optical zoom and a 3-inch LCD.
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