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New Sony Cyber-Shot WX50, WX70 And TX200V Announced

New Sony Cyber-Shot WX50, WX70 And TX200V Announced - Sony has announced three new compact cameras, the top of the range model features an 18.2 megapixel backlit CMOS sensor.

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This is the new Sony Cyber-Shot TX200V, with an 18.2 megapixel backlit CMOS sensor (Exmor R), 5x optical zoom lens with optical image stabilisation, 3.3inch OLED touch-screen, 5 meter waterproof body, GPS, Full HD video recording with stereo sound and 10fps continuous shooting. It features a reinforced glass design at the front and back and takes Memory Stick Micro, Memory Stick Micro (Mark 2), microSD Memory Card, or microSDHC Memory Cards. More information is available from Sony.

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Sony has also announced the new Sony Cyber-Shot WX50 and WX70, both cameras feature a 16.2 megapixel backlit CMOS sensor, 5x optical zoom lens with image stabilisation and 10fps continuous shooting. The WX50 features a 2.7inch screen, while the WX70 features a 3inch touch screen. Press release below. (via engadget)

Cyber-Shot DSC-WX50 Cyber-Shot DSC-WX70
Cyber-Shot DSC-WX50 Cyber-Shot DSC-WX70

SONY INTRODUCES NEW ASSORTMENT OF COMPACT, HIGH-POWERED CYBER-SHOT® CAMERAS

New Lineup Features High-Resolution Sensors, Enhanced Low-light Performance and Fast Auto-Focus

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 29, 2012
– Sony's newest Cyber-shot® digital still cameras make it easy to capture beautiful memories anytime and anywhere.

Three new models include the DSC-TX200V model from the ultra-thin Cyber-shot T series and the DSC-WX70 and DSC-WX50 models from the stylish, traditionally designed W series, each featuring a high-resolution "Exmor R" CMOS sensor and an improved BIONZ™ image processor that together boost low light performance and enhance auto-focus speeds, among other benefits.

"We continue to innovate in the compact camera space, finding new ways to help consumers produce high-quality photos and videos as easily as possible, regardless of lighting conditions" said Yosuke Tomoda, director of the Cyber-shot business at Sony Electronics.

"With new technologies designed to improve the overall imaging experience - including extended creativity, control and more - this new lineup of Cyber-shot cameras delivers impressive results with stylish, pocket-sized bodies."

High-Resolution, High-Speed, High-Quality

The new TX200V camera features a newly developed 18.2 MP "Exmor R" CMOS sensor, the highest-resolution currently offered in the "point and shoot" market, and a new BIONZ™ processor, which work together to create images and video files with extremely low noise. The advanced model also offers lightning-fast AutoFocus speeds of approximately 0.13 seconds in daytime and 0.25 seconds in low-light situations (speeds may vary based on shooting conditions), helping to ensure you never miss the moment.

Additionally, the TX200V Cyber-shot showcases a new beautiful, reinforced glass design with a large, 3.3-inch (8.3cm) Xtra Fine™ TruBlack OLED wide touch-screen. It is also water-proof (up to 5m or approx.16 feet), dust-proof and freeze-proof (up to 14oF), and features a "Photo Creativity" interface that lets users easily adjust creative settings to produce unique, custom-styled photos.

The new WX70 and WX50 models each are equipped with a high-resolution 16.2 MP "Exmor R" CMOS sensor, with the WX70 featuring a 3.0-inch 921k dot LCD touch-screen and the WX50 featuring a slightly smaller 2.7-inch LCD screen.

All-Around Performance
Each of the new Cyber-shot cameras features a new "Extra High Sensitivity" technology, which minimizes unwanted noise in low-light shooting conditions. For consumers who want to get closer to their subjects without losing quality, these new models have "Clear Image Zoom" technology, which boosts optical zoom to 2x virtual capability (i.e. 5x optical zoom to 10x virtual zoom) at full camera resolution.

The TX200V, WX70 and WX50 cameras also offer image stabilization during video and still shooting. Using technology borrowed from the Sony Handycam® lineup, the "Optical Steady Shot Active Mode" drastically reduces blurring caused by camera shake while on the move. All models can shoot video in Full HD resolution.

Additional notable features of the new lineup include nine "Picture Effect" options for expanded creativity, "Dual Record" capabilities, 3D shooting modes (3D Still Image, 3D Sweep Panorama and Sweep Multi Angle), fast shooting speeds (10 fps burst mode) and more.

Product Specs, Pricing and Availability
The new assortment of cameras and an expanded range of stylish accessories, including the new LCS-WM and LCS-THT soft carrying cases, will be available this March at Sony retail stores and online (www.store.sony.com) as well as other authorized retailers throughout the Sony dealer network.

Detailed specs are below:

The DSC-TX200V camera will be available in silver, red, and violet for approximately $500. Features include:

  • 18.2 MP "Exmor R" CMOS sensor
  • 26mm equivalent lens with 5x optical zoom, 10x virtual zoom via "Clear Image Zoom" technology
  • "Extra High Sensitivity" technology enhances low-light shooting capabilities
  • Lightning-fast AF speed of approximately 0.13 second in daylight, 0.25 seconds in low-light (speeds may vary based on shooting conditions)
  • Beautiful, slim reinforced glass design with 3.3-inch (8.3cm) Xtra Fine™ Tru-Black OLED wide touch-screen
  • Waterproof (up to 5m,16 feet), dustproof and freeze-proof (up to 14oF)
  • Captures 13 MP equivalent still images while shooting video via "Dual-Record"
  • Full HD Movie Shooting capability (1920x1080/60p) and Optical SteadyShot Active Mode
  • Photo Creativity interface and 9 "Picture Effect" options for creating unique, custom-styled photos and video

The DSC-WX70 camera will be available in silver, black, pink, violet and white for approximately $230. Features include:

  • 16.2 MP "Exmor R" CMOS sensor, 3.0-inch 921k dot LCD touch screen
  • 25mm equivalent lens with 5x optical zoom, 10x virtual zoom via "Clear Image Zoom" technology
  • "Extra High Sensitivity" technology enhances low-light shooting capabilities
  • Captures 12 MP equivalent still images while shooting video via "Dual-Record"
  • Full HD Movie Shooting capability (1920x1080/60i) and Optical SteadyShot Active Mode
  • 9 total "Picture Effects" options, allowing for creative, custom styled photographs

The DSC-WX50 camera will be available in silver and black for approximately $200. Features include:

  • 16.2 MP "Exmor R" CMOS sensor, 2.7-inch LCD screen
  • 25mm equivalent lens with 5x optical zoom, 10x virtual zoom via "Clear Image Zoom" technology
  • "Extra High Sensitivity" technology enhances low-light shooting capabilities
  • Captures 12 MP equivalent still images while shooting video via "Dual-Record"
  • Full HD Movie Shooting capability (1920x1080/60i) and Optical SteadyShot Active Mode
  • 9 total "Picture Effects" options, allowing for creative, custom styled photographs

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-TX200V Specifications

ManufacturerSony
Lens
Max Aperturef/3.5 - f/4.8
35mm equivalent26mm - 130mm
Optical Zoom5x
Image Sensor
CCD pixels18.2Mp (Megapixels)
Pixels (W)4896
Pixels (H)3672
Sensor TypeBack-lit CMOS (B.S.I.)
Sensor Size1/2.3 inch
Sensor Size (width)No Data
Sensor Size (height)No Data
Aspect Ratio
  • 4:3
  • 16:9
LCD Monitor
LCD Monitor3.3in
Screen resolution1.229M Dots
Touch ScreenYes
Focusing
Min Focus3cm
Focusing modes
  • Spot
  • Face Detection
  • AF Tracking
  • Multi
  • Centre
Exposure Control
Shutter speeds shortest1/1600sec
Shutter speeds longest2sec
Exp modes
    Metering
    • Centre-weighted - Average
    • Multi Pattern
    • Spot
    ISO sensitivity64 - 12800
    White balance
    • Auto
    • Outdoors/Daylight
    • Cloudy
    • Incandescent
    • Fluorescent
    • Flash
    • Underwater
    Exposure Comp+/-2
    Shooting Options
    Continuous shooting10fps
    Video
    Movie modeYes
    Video Resolution
    • 1920x1080
    • 1280x720 720p
    • 640x480 VGA
    Video FPSNo Data
    Stereo SoundYes
    Optical Zoom with VideoNo Data
    Other Features
    Image StabilisationYes
    Interface
    HDMIYes
    USBUSB 2
    Wi-FiNo
    Storage
    Card Type
    • Micro SD
    • Micro SDHC
    File Type
    • JPG
    Power Source
    Battery TypeLithium-Ion
    CIPA Rating220
    Box Contents
    Box ContentsNo Data
    Dimensions
    Weight129g
    Width95.5mm
    Height58.3mm
    Depth16mm

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