New Sony Cyber-shot trio make an entrance

Sony has announced the arrival of three new Cyber-shot cameras - the DSC-HX100V, the DSC-HX9V and the DSC-W520.

The HX models pack in Full HD video shooting at 50 progressive frames per second (1920x1080 50p) and the daddy of the bunch - the HX100V - has a 30x optical zoom (courtesy of its Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar T lens) the HX9V has 16x (Sony G lens).

What's more they both offer 3D stills shooting, with 3D Sweep Panorama, 3D Still Image and Sweep Multi Angle modes as well as Intelligent Sweep Panorama HR (High Resolution) mode via their 16.2-megapixel Exmor R CMOS sensors that gives a shot with a 10480x4096 resolution - that's over 40 million pixels.

Both HX models pack a 3-inch, 921,000-dot extra fine LCD with a wide viewing angle, as well as DSLR-class high-speed autofocus.

The W520 is a 14.1-megapixel CCD sensor packing device with a 5x optical zoom lens (with 25mm wide angle), a 6.7cm/2.7-inch clear photo LCD, with Sweep Panorama and Intelligent Auto modes on board too.

The W520 is out in March, with the HX100V and HX9V a month after that. No price details have been released yet, but we'll keep you posted.