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Sony Cyber-shot HX200V, HX30V, HX10V, H90 (hands-on photos)

Sony loads up on megazooms for 2012 with the 30x zoom HX200V, 20x zoom HX30V, and double 16x zooms of the HX10V and H90.

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Sony Cyber-shot HX200V

The most important part of the HX200V for many potential buyers--the 30x zoom lens--remains unchanged from its predecessor, the HX100V.
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Sony Cyber-shot HX200V

The big change is in the sensor, going from 16 to 18 megapixels. With that you get some extra creative shooting options as well as new high-speed autofocus and enhanced low-light photo quality.

It will be available in black this March for approximately $480.

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Sony Cyber-shot HX30V

Taking the top spot for Sony's compact megazooms is the HX30V. It, too, has the 18-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor found in the HX200V and much of the same shooting capabilities including 1080/60p movie capture with dual record of 13-megapixel photos while recording.
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Sony Cyber-shot HX30V

The new model features a 20x 25-500mm zoom lens.
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Sony Cyber-shot HX30V

Along with the long lens you get built-in GPS and Wi-Fi. Don't want Wi-Fi? Hunt down the HX20V, which is the same camera, but, you guessed it, without the Wi-Fi.
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Sony Cyber-shot HX30V

Lots of shooting options to play with and on back, a 3-inch 921K-dot-resolution LCD.

The HX30V will be available in black this May for approximately $420; the HX20V hits at the same time for $20 less.

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Sony Cyber-shot HX10V

The HX10V is 2011's HX9V, but with the same 18-megapixel sensor and the shooting and performance enhancements found in the HX30V/20V and HX200V. However, it captures movies at 1080/60i.
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Sony Cyber-shot HX10V

It has a 16x optical zoom lens, 24 to 384mm.
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Sony Cyber-shot HX10V

On back is a bunch of tiny buttons and a 3-inch 921K-dot-resolution LCD.
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Sony Cyber-shot HX10V

Look for it in white, silver, black, and red versions this March for approximately $330.
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Sony Cyber-shot H90

The H90 is the stripped-down version of the HX10V. You get the same lens, but instead of the 18-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor, you get a 16-megapixel CCD sensor. Unfortunately, with the sensor switch you lose a lot of the HX10V's functionality.
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Sony Cyber-shot H90

The positive being when it hits in March, you'll be able to pick up a camera with that 16x wide-angle lens for $250.

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